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Mikhail Tal vs Lev Polugaevsky
Polugaevsky - Tal Candidates Quarterfinal (1980)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Polugayevsky Variation (B96)  ·  0-1
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Jul-15-04  themindset: wouldn't 11.Qe2 be better here?
Aug-28-04  Whitehat1963: Tal miscalculates.
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  refutor: i've got a headache from analyzing this game with the help of Kasparov in OMGP vol. 3. i've spent a good portion of my evening looking at this game and the variations he gives are headspinning...
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: It was no easy matter replying to Tal's bad sacrifices. Perhaps I'm just imagining things but it appears that Polugaevsky did not fully neutralize White's initiative until 58...Ng5+.
Nov-20-12  SimonWebbsTiger: 19...Be6! is better (Kasparov)

26.Qd3! with winning chances (Lepeshkin, confirmed by the silicon)

30.Qh4= and 34...Rb8 (Kasparov)

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  An Englishman: Good Evening: <SimonWebbsTiger>, 19...Be6 is impossible; did you mean 19...Bf6?
Nov-22-12  SimonWebbsTiger: confound my clerical skills! I did mean <19...Ba6> and not the impossible Be6.

As an aside, the entire line was anybody's guess as late as Nunn's massive work on the Najdorf. Kasparov and the Silicon seem to have settled matters now, though.

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