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Tal vs the World Champions Decisive Games
Compiled by visayanbraindoctor
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The Romance of the Chess World Championship Match and the World Champions that won them:

There can only be Two.

The Champion to hold the Title he beat all the masters for.

The Challenger on quest for same Title of yore.

Mikhail Tal

The Challenger on the same quest for the same Title of yore.

Euwe tied Tal 0 to 0, with 1 draw

Botvinnik tied Tal 12 to 12, with 20 draws

Smyslov beat Tal 4 to 3, with 21 draws

Petrosian beat Tal 5 to 4, with 37 draws

Spassky beat Tal 9 to 7, with 30 draws

Tal beat Fischer 4 to 2, with 5 draws

Karpov beat Tal 1 to 0, with 19 draws

Kasparov beat Tal 2 to 0, with 11 draws

Anand beat Tal 1 to 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Tal, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 65 moves, 1-0

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

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

Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Tal, 1969 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Smyslov, 1976 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Smyslov, 1977 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Petrosian, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

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, 1963 
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Tal, 1972 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Petrosian, 1973 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

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

Petrosian vs Tal, 1976 
(A15) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Spassky, 1954 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Tal, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

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

Spassky vs Tal, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 54 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Tal, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Tal, 1961 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 35 moves, 1-0

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

Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Spassky, 1979 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Tal vs Spassky, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Fischer vs Tal, 1961 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

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

Karpov vs Tal, 1980 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Kasparov, 1980 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Tal, 1987 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 31 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Anand, 1989 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

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