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Tal,the master of the sacrifice
Compiled by kevin86

in WC game,Tal at his very best!
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Tal "sacs" Spassky in latter years
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

a great way to win-give your opponent a choice!
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

first a knight,then a queen...
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

a sacrified knight (immune) and pawn keep out white's K
A Medina Garcia vs Tal, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal uses best weapons vs Spassky
Tal vs Spassky, 1980 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1-0

sac-ing the queen...I'm Tal-lin' on you!
Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Tal unable to sac way to win vs a group of kids.
White Rook Youth Club vs Tal, 1970 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

quirky bishop sac leads to deadly attack.
Tal vs Suttles, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

Tal forces queen on opponent-at the interest rate of bishop
Tal vs Tringov, 1958 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Tal sacs,Tal captures,Tal ends a pawn plus
Birbrager vs Tal, 1953 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

the queen is sac-ed,followed by a quick mate
Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

a queen sac prevents a perpetual
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

chalk up another.
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

loser draws the SHORT straw...
Tal vs Short, 1987 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal gives queen for two connectors on sixth+mating att.
Tal vs J M Ripley, 1974 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal sacs both bishops and ends ahead on material.
Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

choice:bishop or rook/mate:1 or 2 moves
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal even FORCES sacrifices.
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal defeats Tigran-both past their primes.
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

bishop sac to set up rook sac...queen mate follows.
Tal vs R Mascarinas, 1981 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

queen sac leads to forced march+mate.
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1-0

Tal loses this one...Serbs him right!
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

another round of sharpness!
Averbakh vs Tal, 1958 
(A76) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 35 moves, 0-1

both sides sac queenz
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

mate or new queen comes.
Tal vs V Veders, 1951 
(C13) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal defeats Fischer.
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal beats Fischer!
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal beats the fish!
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

there he goes again.
Tal vs Adianto, 1986 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

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