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Mikhail Tal vs Vladimir Sergeevich Saigin
Match for USSR Master title (1954), Riga, rd 3
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Variation (B93)  ·  1-0


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May-13-04  BeautyInChess: 14. g4!! Gorgeous tactical move! I imagine that Tal is humming these lyrics from Karate Kid about himself:

"You’re the best!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
You’re the Best!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
You’re the Best!

Jul-30-04  Knight13: White is a piece up. Good game.
Apr-03-09  Thickasabrick31: Why 15. ... dxe5?? 15. ... Ne8 is a whole lot better.
Apr-03-09  Aspirador: Well 14...d5? is already the losing move, I guess. It's over after 15.g5!
Oct-31-09  WhiteRook48: 18 Nxf6+ looks pretty deadly
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Mar-19-13  philby47: Could someone explain the intention of 9.a4?
Mar-19-13  Shams: <philby47> It looks to this bunny like White simply wants to prevent ...b7-b5. The move is attractive in part because Black has played ...Nbd7 instead of ...Nc6, from where he could jump to the weakened b4 square in some lines.
Mar-19-13  philby47: That makes sense now! Thanks for the insight!
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