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Mikhail Tal vs M Strelkov
Riga (1949)
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation. Blackburne Defense (C10)  ·  1-0
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May-03-05  sfm: Tal surprised with 7.-,cxd4. 8.Sxd4!

After 10.-,e5? black has a lost game.

Jul-03-05  Knight13: Yep. A pin can be really painful.
Nov-23-05  Chopin: Tal loves to toy with his victims.
Jan-11-06
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  schnarre: <Chopin> Turning on the pain seems to go well with Tal's play!
Jan-11-06  DeepBlade: Tal's pieces look hungry at Black's Kingside. after 12. 0-0 its just a matter of time for Tal to unleash his sacrifices and combinations. Tal didnt even needed to castle. Love his games when he castles long/Queenside/0-0-0!
Jan-20-06
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  schnarre: Crunch time, Big time!
Jun-20-06
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  Chicago Chess Man: This ending looks strangely familiar to a game recently played by Magnus Carlsen
Jul-13-06  think: Black messed up terribly somewhere in the opening. By the end of move 14 he has two pinned knights and no useful moves.
Aug-29-06  Holmstrom: So, 10. ...e5? was black's first major mistake?
Sep-20-06  notyetagm: The piece pattern White f5-♘, g5-♗, h5-♘ versus Black f6-♘, d8-♕ looks just like the arrangement that Carlsen used to wipe out Beliavsky in 20 moves at Corus B earlier this year.
Sep-20-06  notyetagm: Have a look for yourself.

After 20 ♘f5 in Carlsen vs Beliavsky, 2006:


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Sep-20-06  notyetagm: After 15 ♘h5 in this Tal game:


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Sep-20-06  notyetagm: This proves that Tal is five moves faster than Magnus. :-)
Sep-20-06
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  whatthefat: Not to mention 3 years younger. :)
Sep-23-06  jamesmaskell: Brilliant game by Tal. Im trying to work out which variation of the French I should take up as White, having been whupped with it only this week. The Tarrasch seems to look good...and if Tal plays it, its definitely worth a good look.
Oct-11-06  BonDz: that's what you call brilliancy.
Oct-27-07  ketchuplover: I think black(in the french defense) may be better off not exchanging the d pawn for the e pawn.
Jul-09-09  pericles of athens: 11. Qe2 is quiet yet brilliant. THE move of the game, for me.
Jul-09-09  pericles of athens: ketchuplover, I think you're right. Instead of the pawn exchange on move 3, bringing out the N on c6 leads to more rapid development for black, I think. It also puts more pressure on the center.
Feb-17-12  ArtsewS: Hi all I made a (6 minutes) Youtube video on this game. If you are interested you can check it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn3y...
Apr-27-14  thulium: Liked your video, <Artsews>. Hope there's more of them.
Apr-27-14
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  morfishine: Strelkov owned an apothecary store in Minsk and after this game, returned to his calling
Dec-11-16  RookFile: In this game, you play 13.....Bxf5 whether you want to or not. Black is already in trouble but maybe he can buy his way out of being checkmated by only dropping the e pawn.
Aug-06-17  chessrookstwo: He smoked him
Aug-06-17  chessrookstwo: Very good game slice and dice
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