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Borislav Ivkov vs Mikhail Tal
Bled (1961), Bled YUG, rd 1, Sep-03
King's Indian Defense: Exchange Variation (E92)  ·  0-1
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Jan-26-06  Whitehat1963: Tal wasn't only capable of dashing sac attacks, here he shows patient and capable endgame technique against one of the great "grandmaster drawers" of all time, who appears to be trying to simplify at every turn.
Nov-08-08  KingG: White had an interesting try for an advantage with the following forced sequence 10.Nxe5 Nxd5 11.Nxd7 Nb4 12.Nxb8 Nc2+ 13.Kd1 Nxa1 14.Bf4, and White has an extra pawn.


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Black can now recover it with 14.Rxb8 15.Bxc7 Ra8 16.Kc1 Be6 17.Kb1(Rd1!?) Rc8 18.Bf4 Bxc4 19.Rc1! Bxa2+ 20.Kxa2 Rxc1 21.Bxc1 Nc2 22.Bd2, but know although material is level, White has the two bishops.


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There are other possibilities for both sides, but it always seems like White can keep an advantage, although I have to admit I haven't spent too long analysing this position because I don't play this variation as White, and as Black I think 9...Nxd5 just equalises without any trouble.

Feb-08-16
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  perfidious: <KingG: White had an interesting try for an advantage with the following forced sequence 10.Nxe5 Nxd5 11.Nxd7 Nb4 12.Nxb8 Nc2+ 13.Kd1 Nxa1 14.Bf4, and White has an extra pawn....>

Ivkov spent well over an hour investigating this line before deciding on another path.

May-14-17
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  Flemming: <Whitehat1963: Tal wasn't only capable of dashing sac attacks, here he shows patient and capable endgame technique against one of the great "grandmaster drawers" of all time, who appears to be trying to simplify at every turn.> You probably mixed Ivkov with Dr. Petar Trifunovic.
Jul-29-17  Toribio3: Building bridge is never fun!
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