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Mikhail Tal vs Paul Keres
EST-LAT (1954), Tallinn EST, rd 1, Jan-29
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92)  ·  0-1
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-15-05
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  Honza Cervenka: In final position black King will escape from checks of white Queen, for example 44.Qh8+ Ke7 45.Qg7+ Kd8 46.Qh8+ Kc7 47.Qg7+ Kc8 48.Qg8+ Kb7 49.Qg7+ (49.Rb1+ Nb6 50.Qg7+ Ka6 ) 49...Nc7 50.Rb1+ Ka6 with mate or 50.Rxf2 Qxf2 51.Qxg6 Qxh4+
Jun-23-07  DrGridlock: 28 Qh2 seems to be a curious move from Tal. The Queen gets shoved into a corner, and White's c and f pawns fall within 5 moves.

Fritz prefers Qb2 for White on move 28, with Re3 and Nd4 following leaving an even position.

Any conjectures on what about Qh2 might have appealed to Tal?

Sep-15-08
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  whiteshark: Tal spielte das "dritte Damenbrett". :D
Sep-15-08  zev22407: Kres wrote in his book that Tal played Q-h2 to allow 29)N-g3 and now if Rxf3 30)Rxf3 Qxf3 31)R-e1and white has consolidate his position.
Jun-12-15  ToTheDeath: First meeting bw these two heavyweights, and it does not disappoint. Keres was in some ways a better attacker than Tal, a pity he never took the title as he more than deserved it.
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