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Augusts Strautmanis vs Mikhail Tal
URS (1951)
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation (E17)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-13-06
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  Knight13: Nice play by Augusts Strautmanis, though he kinda dropped a queen for a rook or something. But realized the queen can't do anything to white! :p
Jul-10-07  TheaN: Hm. Why did Tal hide in a draw? I am to believe that the Queen for Rook and Knight should be a sufficient material advantage to win, especially in a position with one more piece and pawns still on the board. The two pawn advantage usually doesn't play a role: once the black pieces deploy, it's game over for white. Maybe he was in time pressure, and it is still a complicated position.
Jul-10-07  whatthefat: I don't see how Black could make progress here, there are no real targets for the queen to exploit.
Aug-03-15  saturn2: Nice tactics by Tal:
...21Nc4 interrupting the c file rooks. But wait: Cant wait win a piece after 22 Rxc4? No, because of b5! forking rock and queen.
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