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Mikhail Tal vs Teodors Zeids
Riga (1951)
Slav Defense: Slav Gambit. Alekhine Attack (D10)  ·  1-0


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Dec-16-04  ArturoRivera: Tal's combination was pretty obvious here, guess his opponent was not very strong.
Dec-16-04  suenteus po 147: <ArturoRivera: Tal's combination was pretty obvious here, guess his opponent was not very strong.> Let's look at this game for a moment. 17.e6 is a sneaky shot, as it draws black's bishop into the coming pawn fork. The move itself, while reminiscent of what Tal would do all the time later, seems pretty weak coming from such a strong player. After all, the more obvious follow up after 17...Bxe6 would appear to be 18.Nxe6 threatening both the bishop and the rook. However, 18...Bxe3+ wins a piece and saves both of black's pieces. Perhaps Zeid didn't think Tal saw this. Either way, it looks like a bad move all around, so why not take? Of course, by 18.f5 it is too late :) Also, how old is Tal here? 16?
Dec-16-04  Avion: Tal was 15.
He died at 56 in 1992...
Dec-20-04  ArturoRivera: but is okay for a player who started playing at 12!, two late for a world champion, besides maybe his opponent did not saw it neither.
Oct-30-05  CowardlyKnight: 12? I thought I saw in some book a game by Tal when he was 9... Or was it Spassky? nevermind.
Apr-28-13  lost in space: "Mikhail Nekhemievich Tal was born in Riga, Latvia (annexed by the USSR in 1940). At 6, he learned chess from his father,a medical doctor (source: Tal interview in <Chess Life>, May 1967)."

From his Bio on this page. :-)

Mar-10-19  OldGeez76: There seems to be confusion about the year Tal was born. 1936, 1937, 1940? Which is it?
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  perfidious: Tal was born in 1936 and passed on in 1992, aged 55.
Mar-11-19  OldGeez76: Thanks, <perfidious>
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