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Mikhail Tal vs Robert James Fischer
Curacao Candidates (1962), Willemstad CUW, rd 4, May-06
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation (B92)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Mar-26-04  Tigran Petrosian: 41..Rxd5!!!!!!!!! is a brilliant sacrifice that leads to a draw.
Oct-24-04  aw1988: Come now. If Rubinstein's immortal move has three/four exclam points, how dare you do that? :)
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  keypusher: Tal gave it "!!" in his book of his life and games.
Mar-21-06  zev22407: Fischer in his book, wrote that 24)..R:c3 wins if 25)N:e5 d6:e5 26)Q:e5 B-b4! 27)Q:c3 Q:f1! an anlisis by Kmoch.
Mar-29-06  who: Incidentally, 41...Rxd5 also has the added value of being the sealed move. Tal said he was as if struck by a thunderbolt when he came to play the adjourned position.
Apr-23-06  itz2000: What does Fritz says about chances in this postion?
Apr-23-06  Shajmaty: <zev22407: Fischer in his book, wrote that 24)..R:c3 wins if 25)N:e5 d6:e5 26)Q:e5 B-b4! 27)Q:c3 Q:f1! an anlisis by Kmoch.> Bobby was right! <Tigran: 41..Rxd5!!!!!!!!! is a brilliant sacrifice that leads to a draw.> Maybe, but 43. Re7 doesn't look like the best move for White. How about 43. Ra6 or 43. Rd7, pressing on d6?
Oct-14-06  Whitehat1963: I'd rather see these two draw than watch Kramnik beat Leko or vice-versa!
Sep-18-08  mjk: See the game at Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962 and the video at
Aug-22-09  WhiteRook48: they just produced outstanding chess here
Oct-02-09  WhiteRook48: how about 47 Rbb7? why not
Nov-02-09  SugarRaySam: If Tal plays 43.Rd7 Bf4+ 44.Kg1 e4! (protects d6)
Nov-02-09  WhiteRook48: 59 Rdd4 looking to sac the exchange back...
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  kingscrusher: 24.. Rxc3 would have been winning for Fischer

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