|Nov-23-04|| ||familyguy: what beautiful calculating by tal with the classic sac on e6 |
|Dec-19-05|| ||Eatman: I am a huge fan (and actually countryman) of Tal, but I doubt Tal saw all of this to the very end here, it was probably a rather intuitive sacrifice as many of Tal's (of his own admission) were.|
|Apr-09-06|| ||nolanryan: According to Crafty, Tal missed a great sac opportunity: 12. Nf5.|
|Apr-09-06|| ||offramp: 12.Nf5 looks like a very good move. The idea is to take the bishop on e7 with the Nf5 or the rook e1 and then play Nd5+ winning the queen on a5.|
This is not one of Polugaevsky's best Sicilians.
|Nov-12-06|| ||JohnNash: I also agree with nolanryan and off ramp
12. Nf5 exf5
13. exf5 Bxf5
14. Bxf6 gxf6
15. Nd5 (attacking the Qc7 abd Be7)....Qb8
White's pieces are now active, there is material balance, and now white has not much of worries.
Hey, I kinda like that Crafty thing, is it something you can shared through Rapidshare??
|Mar-04-09|| ||M.D. Wilson: What I find amazing is the fact that Tal's two wins against Polugaevsky in this database were 20 years apart (1959-1979). Incidently, these two years (1959 and 1979) were both memorable for Tal.|
|Mar-04-09|| ||Fusilli: Wouldn't 29...Bxf1 get black out of the mating net? If 30.Nf5+ Kh5 31.Ng7+ = (31.h4? Rg8 and black wins.) If 30.Nxe8 Rxe8 (30...Bxg2? 31.Nd6 wins) 31.Kxf1 and playing that endgame is better for black than the risk of a mating net.
Am I missing something?|
|Jul-09-10|| ||catfriend: <Fusili> You're correct, 29..Bxf1 does get Black from the mating net. However, the endgame's nasty to defend, and I imagine Polugaevsky underestimated White's threats enough to hope to extricate himself out of this.|
|Sep-18-10|| ||talisman: <M.D.Wilson> you are correct sir.|
|Jun-17-11|| ||lost in space: one of the seldom wins of Tal vs. Polugajewski. There is only one more win from 1979; all the rest are 8 losses and a lot of draws. Sigh|