|Oct-22-04|| ||Knight13: Instead of 9. Kf1?, 9. Bd2 is better. Also, 16. Ke1 is better. Good game. |
|Oct-22-04|| ||Swindler: But then 9....Qxd4 is possible, though it seems hard to save Whites game. Ugh, White just get steamrollered!
Maybe 5.Nxf6 is better, what does theory say? |
|Oct-22-04|| ||tpstar: <Swindler> Theory says 3 ... de 4. Nxe4 is wonderful for White Opening Explorer and 6 ... c5 should lead to 7. d5 = Pillsbury vs Schwarz, 1900 |
|Jan-12-05|| ||mdz: 9.Bd2 Q:d4 is NOT possible: 10. Qa4+ wins (10...Nc6 11.B:c6+ bc 12.Q:b4 or 10...Bd7 11.Q:b4) So 9.Bd2= seems best. |
|Jan-12-05|| ||notsodeepthought: <mdz> In your line, after 10 Qa4+, ... Bd7 looks ok for black, since 11 Q:b4 would be followed by 11 ... Q:e4+ |
|Jan-14-05|| ||beatgiant: <notsodeepthought>
I think <mdz> is correct, because 9...Qxd4 10 Qa4+ Bd7 11 Q:b4 Qxe4+ 12. Qxe4. The d-pawn isn't there anymore ;)
|Jan-15-05|| ||notsodeepthought: <beatgiant> Ooopps - thanks, serves me right for not using a chessboard when analyzing... |
|May-03-05|| ||sfm: I think white is OK after 13. Kg2 instead of b4??|
|Jun-07-08|| ||TheKingOfSpades: one of my favorite miniatures, Tal's relentless attacks puts Klovans in a situation where he can lose the queen or lose the game. Klovans picks game.|
|Apr-23-09|| ||True2theGame: Another brilliant beat down from the black side of the French Defense. I dont like the French myself but Tal put on a clinic here. I did'nt look too deeply into the position, but 9.Ke1 seems disasterous with an already isolated d pawn. 9.Bd2 drops material immediately, but Ke2 was at least play-able...|
|Apr-23-09|| ||wanabe2000: <True2theGame> I don't like the French Defense either and welcome it OTB.|
Tal would have been 13 or 14 years old and Klovans about the same at the time of this game. Tal had a (+6-3=3) against Klovans. Klovans would be Latvian Champion in later years and I don't think Tal played the black side of the French Defense very often. Research shows (+56-7=34) playing the white side. A nice miniature!
|Sep-20-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Is 15.b1 protecting the c1-bishop better than 15. a2?|
|Aug-13-12|| ||torrete64: Guess a move score 16 out of 21. I can't comprehend Tal's play in this game :-)|