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Karlis Klasup vs Mikhail Tal
Riga (1953)
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Simagin Variation (E62)  ·  1-0


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Dec-18-06  Brown: White's use of the e4 square to neutralize the KI bishop is intriguing.
Sep-28-09  tivrfoa: 28. Re8+ good puzzle :)
great game.
Sep-21-10  gurugulab123: tal outmaneaveaured in his own style!!may be these were the initial years before tal actually became the real TAL
Sep-21-10  morphy2010: As Fischer stated Tal's chessplay was unsound, simply throw a piece and hope the opponent goes wrong.
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  jonjoseph: Mystery man Karlis Klasup does not appear in the player`s names list .
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  jonjoseph: Karlis Klasups has an S on the end of his name and there are horizontal strokes above the A s .Maybe a Latvian alphabet . He needs some moments of fame since he beat Tal three times and played many games although his main employment was as a crane driver in the port of Riga. He lived alone and died without the Chess world knowing for some time.He deserves a place of honour here .
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  jonjoseph: Digging through the chess records Klasups has 42 games listed so maybe not a huge number but all the more credit for his games versus Tal .Not bad for a crane driver .
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  jonjoseph: In one 1955 match Klasups defeats Tal in a 95 move classic. It was exhausting to watch and the final position is like two arm wrestlers fused in a death grip forever .
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