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The Tal Man
Compiled by BishopofBlunder
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Masterpieces from the greatest tactical player since Morphy. (with apologies to Angus Scrimm)

Never allow Nxf7 when playing black against Tal
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

37...Qxf3 draws the King away allowing the h-pawn to promote
A Medina Garcia vs Tal, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal finds the black center and chews it up
Tal vs S Johannessen, 1959 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Crying over spilt Milko, GOTD 07-11-08
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal corners the white king and bears down with all his might
Szabados vs Tal, 1957 
(A13) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Man or Maus, Tal takes all
S Maus vs Tal, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

Tal Fries the French
Tal vs J I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal trades queen for knight and slays Suetin
Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Broken Hjarted (gotd 6-17-09)
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

The Danse Sicilian (Fianchetto Style)
Bronstein vs Tal, 1982 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann't, but Tal Can!
Tal vs Bronstein, 1971 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

Latvian attack beats a Sicilian defense
Tal vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(B56) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

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

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