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Lajos Portisch vs Mikhail Tal
Tal - Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal Match (1965)  ·  English Opening: Symmetrical. Duchamp Variation (A38)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Dec-20-09  Murphyman: Perfect Symmetry after 13 moves (26 ply)

"Zugzwang Lite" as GM Rowson put it.

Apr-25-14  zydeco: Nice sequence from 24....Rc2 to 35....Na2 when Tal sacrifices the d6-pawn in order to create compensation by weakening the e3 square (25....Bg4!). Black recovers the pawn and gets a significant advantage.

Not sure why Tal doesn't play 43.....Rf2.

Nifty footwork by both players with 59....Bf5 and 61.Ba2. Not sure if Tal had a better chance for a win somewhere. (Maybe 61....g5 is better than 61....Kg8.)

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