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Match Tal!
Compiled by amadeus
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Mikhail Tal's Match Record:

+4 -2 =8 vs. Saigin (Soviet Master, Riga 1954)
+0 -1 =1 vs. Keres (Estonia-Latvia, Tallin 1954) +2 -0 =0 vs. Teschner (EuTCh, Vienna 1957)
+2 -0 =0 vs. Ferrantes (Riga Tour, Italy 1957)
+0 -0 =2 vs. Keres (Estonia-Latvia, Tallinn 1959) +0 -1 =1 vs. Kholmov (Lithuania-Latvia, Vilnius 1959)

Candidates 1959 - 'minimatches'
+1 -3 =0 vs. Keres
+0 -0 =4 vs. Petrosian
+2 -1 =1 vs. Smyslov
+4 -0 =0 vs. Fischer
+3 -0 =1 vs. Gligoric
+3 -0 =1 vs. Olafsson
+3 -0 =1 vs. Benko

+6 -2 =13 vs. Botvinnik (World Match, 1960)

+5 -10 =6 vs. Botvinnik (World Match, 1961)

European Team Championship, Oberhausen, 1961
+2 -0 =0 vs. Toran
+1 -1 =0 vs. Portisch
+0 -0 =2 vs. Schmid

Curacao 1962 - 'minimatches'
+0 -2 =1 vs. Petrosian
+0 -2 =1 vs. Keres
+0 -2 =1 vs. Geller
+0 -1 =2 vs. Fischer
+1 -1 =1 vs. Korchnoi
+1 -1 =1 vs. Benko
+1 -1 =1 vs. Filip
Tal withdrew before playing the last series of games due to illness.

+1 -0 =1 vs. Kramer (NED-Soviet Candidates, Hague 1962)

+4 -1 =3 vs. Portisch (Candidates 1/4, Bled, 1965) +3 -2 =5 vs. Larsen (Candidates 1/2, Bled, 1965) +1 -4 =6 vs. Spassky (Candidates Final, Tbilisi, 1965)

+1 -0 =3 vs. Bronstein (Training, Moscow 1966)
+1 -0 =1 vs. Ciocaltea (Romania-Latvia, Riga 1967)

+3 -1 =5 vs. Gligoric (Candidates 1/4 Belgrade 1968) +1 -2 =7 vs. Korchnoi (Candidates 1/2 Moscow 1968) +1 -4 =3 vs. Larsen (Candidates 3rd, Eersel 1969)

USSR Cup 1970, Dnepropetrovsk - minimatches:
+2 -0 =2 vs. Bagirov
+1 -0 =3 vs. Gufeld
+0 -1 =3 vs. Savon

+1 -1 =2 vs. Najdorf (USSR-World, Belgrade 1970)

+9 -2 =3 Grandmaster vs. Master, Sochi 1970??? 2/3 Grandmaster vs. Y.Master, Moscow 1973???
+1 -0 =1 vs. Bronstein (3Teams, 1973)
+0 -2 =0 vs. Balashov (3Teams, 1973)

+1 -0 =7 vs. Ulf Andersson (Stockholm Exh. 1976) +2 -1 =1 vs. Velimirovic (YUG-USSR, Teslic 1979)

+0 -3 =5 vs. Polugaevsky (Candidates 1/4, Belgrade, 1980)

+1 -1 =4 vs. Ulf Andersson (Interzonal po, Malmoe, 1983)

+1 -1 =4 vs. Timman (Candidates po, Montpellier, 1985)

+2 -1 =3 vs. Timman (Training, Hilversum, 1988)

Overall: +69 -56 =118 (52.7%) // +44 -44 =73 (50%) in World & Candidates Matches)

+4 -2 =8 vs. Saigin (Soviet Master, Riga, 1954)
Tal vs V Saigin, 1954 
(C47) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs V Saigin, 1954 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 18 moves, 1-0

V Saigin vs Tal, 1954 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 0-1

V Saigin vs Tal, 1954 
(A61) Benoni, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

+0 -1 =1 vs. Keres (Estonia-Latvia, Tallin 1954)
Tal vs Keres, 1954 
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Tal, 1954 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

+2 -0= 0 vs. Teschner (EuTCh, Vienna, 1957)
Teschner vs Tal, 1957 
(B56) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Teschner, 1957 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 1-0

+2 -0 =0 vs. Ferrantes (Riga Tour, Italy 1957)
G Ferrantes vs Tal, 1957
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Tal vs G Ferrantes, 1957 
(B32) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

+0 -0 =2 vs. Keres (Estonia-Latvia, Tallinn 1959)
Keres vs Tal, 1959 
(B40) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Keres, 1959 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1 -3 =0 vs. Keres (Candidates 1959 - 'minimatch')
Keres vs Tal, 1959 
(A16) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Keres, 1959 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Tal, 1959 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Keres, 1959 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 79 moves, 0-1

+0 -0 =4 vs. Petrosian (Candidates 1959 - 'minimatch')
Petrosian vs Tal, 1959 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Petrosian, 1959
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Tal, 1959 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B56) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

+2 -1 =1 vs. Smyslov (Candidates 1959 - 'minimatch')
Smyslov vs Tal, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 65 moves, 1-0

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

Smyslov vs Tal, 1959 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

+4 -0 =0 vs. Fischer (Candidates 1959 - 'minimatch')
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

+3 -0 =1 vs. Gligoric (Candidates 1959 - 'minimatch')
Tal vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E89) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line, 47 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Tal, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Tal, 1959 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 46 moves, 0-1

+3 -0 =1 vs. Olafsson (Candidates 1959 - 'minimatch')
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1959 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

F Olafsson vs Tal, 1959 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 71 moves, 0-1

Tal vs F Olafsson, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

F Olafsson vs Tal, 1959
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

+3 -0 =1 vs. Benko (Candidates 1959 - 'minimatch')
Benko vs Tal, 1959 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 29 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Benko vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 33 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Benko, 1959 
(B27) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

+6 -2 =13 vs. Botvinnik (World Match, Moscow, 1960)
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(A61) Benoni, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A05) Reti Opening, 72 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

+5 -10 =6 vs. Botvinnik (World Match, Moscow, 1961)
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 43 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 63 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 90 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 83 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 75 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

+2 -0 =0 vs. Toran (EuTCh, Oberhausen 1961)
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Tal vs R Toran Albero, 1961 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

+1 -1 =0 vs. Portisch (EuTCh, Oberhausen 1961)
Portisch vs Tal, 1961 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Portisch, 1961 
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

+0 -0 =2 vs. Schmid (EuTCh, Oberhausen 1961)
Tal vs L Schmid, 1961 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Schmid vs Tal, 1961
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

+0 -2 =1 vs. Petrosian (Curacao 'minimatch')
Petrosian vs Tal, 1962 
(A12) English with b3, 64 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C11) French, 20 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Tal, 1962 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

+0 -2 =1 vs. Keres (Curacao 'minimatch')
Tal vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Tal, 1962 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Keres, 1962 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

+0 -2 =1 vs. Geller (Curacao 'minimatch')
Geller vs Tal, 1962
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Geller, 1962 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Tal, 1962 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 78 moves, 1-0

+0 -1 =2 vs. Fischer (Curacao 'minimatch')
Tal vs Fischer, 1962 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Fischer, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1 -1 =1 vs. Korchnoi (Curacao 'minimatch')
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 35 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 62 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1 -1 =1 vs. Benko (Curacao 'minimatch')
Benko vs Tal, 1962 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Benko vs Tal, 1962
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1 -1 =1 vs. Filip (Curacao 'minimatch')
Filip vs Tal, 1962 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 34 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Filip, 1962 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 39 moves, 0-1

Filip vs Tal, 1962
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

+4 -1 =3 vs. Portisch (Candidates 1/4, Bled, 1965)
Portisch vs Tal, 1965 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Portisch vs Tal, 1965 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 44 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Tal, 1965 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Portisch, 1965
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Tal, 1965 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 41 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 47 moves, 1-0

+3 -2 =5 vs. Larsen (Candidates 1/2, Bled, 1965)
Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 50 moves, 1-0

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

Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

+1 -4 =6 vs. Spassky (Candidates Final, Tbilisi, 1965)
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 66 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Tal, 1965
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 70 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(B50) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

+1 -0 =3 vs. Bronstein (Training, 1966)
Tal vs Bronstein, 1966 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs Tal, 1966
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs Tal, 1966 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Bronstein, 1966 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 1-0

+1 -0 =1 vs. Ciocaltea (Romania-Latvia, Riga 1967)
Tal vs V Ciocaltea, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

+3 -1 =5 vs. Gligoric (Candidates 1/4 Belgrade 1968)
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Tal, 1968 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(E90) King's Indian, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Tal, 1968 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Tal, 1968 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Tal, 1968 
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

+1 -2 =7 vs. Korchnoi (Candidates 1/2 Moscow 1968)
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 38 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 36 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(A14) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Korchnoi, 1968
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1 -4 =3 vs. Larsen (Candidates 3rd, Eersel 1969)
Larsen vs Tal, 1969
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Larsen, 1969 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Tal, 1969 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Larsen, 1969
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Tal, 1969 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Larsen, 1969 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 41 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Tal, 1969
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Larsen, 1969 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 50 moves, 0-1

+2 -0 =2 vs. Bagirov (USSR Cup 1970, Dnepropetrovsk, rd.2)
Tal vs Bagirov, 1970 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs Tal, 1970
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 46 moves, 0-1

+1 -0 =3 vs. Gufeld (USSR Cup 1970, Dnepropetrovsk, rd.3)
Gufeld vs Tal, 1970
(B54) Sicilian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Gufeld, 1970
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld vs Tal, 1970
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Gufeld, 1970 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

+0 -1 =3 (USSR Cup 1970, Dnepropetrovsk, rd.4)
Savon vs Tal, 1970
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Savon, 1970
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

Savon vs Tal, 1970 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1 -1 =2 vs. Najdorf (USSR-World, Belgrade 1970)
Tal vs Najdorf, 1970
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf vs Tal, 1970 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 50 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Najdorf, 1970 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs Tal, 1970
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1 -0 =1 vs. Bronstein (3Teams, 1973)
Tal vs Bronstein, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Tal, 1973
(B44) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

+0 -2 =0 vs. Balashov (3Teams, 1973)
Balashov vs Tal, 1973 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Balashov, 1973
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 53 moves, 0-1

Plachetka vs Tal, 1970 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1 -0 =7 vs. Ulf Andersson (Stockholm Exh. 1976)
Tal vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Tal, 1976 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
(B83) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Tal, 1976
(A13) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Tal, 1976
(A15) English, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Tal, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

+2 -1 =1 vs. Velimirovic (YUG-USSR, Teslic 1979)
Tal vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Tal, 1979 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(A43) Old Benoni, 42 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs Tal, 1979
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

+0 -3 =5 vs. Polugaevsky (Candidates 1/4, Belgrade, 1980)
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1980 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 42 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 70 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1980
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1980
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1980
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1980 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1980
(B44) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1 -1 =4 vs. Ulf Andersson (Interzonal po, Malmoe, 1983)
Tal vs Ulf Andersson, 1983 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Tal, 1983 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Ulf Andersson, 1983 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Tal, 1983 
(A15) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Ulf Andersson, 1983
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Tal, 1983 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

+1 -0 =1 vs. (USSR-World, London, 1984) ?
Tal vs Nunn, 1984
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Nunn, 1984 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 45 moves, 1-0

1 -1 =4 vs. Timman (Candidates po, Montpellier, 1985)
Tal vs Timman, 1985
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Tal, 1985 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Timman, 1985
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Tal, 1985
(A53) Old Indian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Timman, 1985 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Tal, 1985 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

+2 -1 =3 vs. Timman (Training, Hilversum, 1988)
Tal vs Timman, 1988 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Tal, 1988 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Timman, 1988
(E17) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Tal, 1988 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Timman, 1988 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Tal, 1988
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

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