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Ludek Pachman vs Mikhail Tal
Amsterdam Interzonal (1964), Amsterdam NED, rd 6, May-26
Sicilian Defense: Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20)  ·  0-1


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Mar-15-03  ughaibu: It's another slow looking opening but by move 20 it turns out that white is losing material. Some of these feel as if Tal's playing a different game altogether, something beyond the human understanding of chess.
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  perfidious: Pachman tries one of the slower anti-Sicilian treatments, but his illustrious opponent will have none of it and the action soon hots up with typical Tal dynamism.
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  Fusilli: 16...Nd3 is a devilish move:

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Too many variations too calculate, many of them dangerous for white. I thought white needed to remove the knight from d4. Stockfish agrees, but I was moving it to the wrong square (17.Nb3), which is bad because of 17...Bd7. Instead, the engine says 17.Ne2 Bd7 18.Nac3 and it's about equal.

19.Bd6? just blunders. 19.fxg4 instead and white lives. Black is better but the game goes on. I think Pachman got dizzy after trying to figure out all the variations from 16...Nd3 on.

Jul-23-15  SimplicityRichard: <Fusilli: I think Pachman got dizzy from trying to figure out all the variations...>

Methinks the same. Complications replete with sacrificial elements was Tal's forté; Tal's kind of game - he was in his element. #

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