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fav Tal & Topalov games
Compiled by guoduke
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Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

knight odds against anand
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

amazing knight sac
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

how not to play the sicillian for white
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

the magician from latvia
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

crack the french
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

typical tal
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

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

topa's wild draw
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

topa's double exchange sac
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

anti english
Svidler vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

tactical explosion
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

tal's simul
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

don't just memorize openings
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

fireworks
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

black knights tango
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

master of the exchange sac at his best
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

they can only take em one at a time!
Tal vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1966 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

lethal pin with Rhe1
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

tal's positional sac
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

storming the barricade
Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

complex endgame
Spassky vs Tal, 1958 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 73 moves, 0-1

tal beats fischer
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

brilliant indeed
I Bilek vs Tal, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

tal destroys spassky
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

miniature
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs I Miladinovic, 1990 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

for ur analysis
Tal vs Averbakh, 1961  
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

topa's best
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

meh, tal sacs a piece
Tal vs Suttles, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

the famous puzzle
Tal vs Timman, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Tal pulls off 3 sacs in a roll
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

20. Qxe5!
Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

topa's one knight army
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

tal's ruy
Tal vs Bronstein, 1959 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

clean and simple
E Walther vs Tal, 1966 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

topa competely outplays opponent
P San Segundo Carrillo vs Topalov, 1996 
(E92) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

Tal's brilliancy
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

14...Nxf2!
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

Tal vs G Fuster, 1958 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

Tal sacs pawn after pawn
Tal vs J H Donner, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

gg
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Julio Bolbochan, 1966 
(B89) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

all for a simple ending
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1961 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

typical tal stuff
Tal vs Gligoric, 1963 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1-0

active monarch
Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

help! i'm in zug
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

what a game
Morozevich vs Topalov, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 75 moves, 0-1

tal's tie
Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

blitz
Tal vs Petrosian, 1975 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

outside passer
Sax vs Tal, 1979 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 52 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Parma, 1961 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

totally wild
Koblents vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

tal plays against bad knight
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

tal crushes caro kann
Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

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

Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal vs D A Mohrlok, 1962 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

incredible
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Tal vs S Mohr, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Adams, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

H Bohm vs Tal, 1975 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

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