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Igor Blek vs Mikhail Tal
Riga (1955)
French Defense: Tarrasch. Pawn Center Variation (C05)  ·  0-1


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Jun-25-05  lentil: why did they not put # on Nf3+?
Jun-25-05  fgh: Nice game. I really enjoyed 10. ... Nxd4!
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  GrahamClayton: As well as checkmating, 38...Nf3# is an example of a family fork, with all of White's pieces attacked by the Black Knight.
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  GrahamClayton: Source: CN 822 Edward Winter, "Chess Explorations", Cadogan 1996
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  wwall: It's always interesting to see if the winner and GM missed better moves. For Tal, instead of 14...Nc5, perhaps better is 14...Qh4+ 15.g3 Qh3, threatening 16...Bc5.

19.Re1 may be a losing move. Perhaps 19.Ke3.

Instead of 20...Bxf3, perhaps stronger is 20...Qb6 and if 21.Rxc3, then 21...Ne4+ and 22...Nxc3.

Instead of 22...Qg5, perhaps 22...Qf8+, then ...g6 or ...Rd8

24.Qxc3 looks like a poisoned pawn. Perhaps 24.Rd1 and try to exchange rooks.

Instead of 24...Qh5+, interesting is 24...Rd2, and if 25.Qxc5, then 25...Qh5+ 26.Ke3 Qe2+ 27.Kf4 Rxc2 wins.

Instead of 25...Rd5, perhaps 25...Qh6+ and 26...Qxh2.

26.Kf4?? looks like the losing move. White should try to protect his rook pawn and play 26.Rh1.

Instead of 26...Qxh2, perhaps stronger is 26...Rd2 (threatening 27...g5+ 28.Ke3 Qe2 mate), and if 27.Qxd2 Qh6+ wins the queen.

27.Re1? allows 27...Qf2+, winning. Perhaps 27.Rf1.

Instead of 29...g5, faster seems 29...Rd2, winning the bishop or the rook.

If White had played 30.Qxc5 instead of 30.Qe3, then 30...Rh4+! 31.gxh4 Qxc5, winning the queen.

Jul-24-14  Xeroxx: b3? What kind of move is that?
Jul-24-14  john barleycorn: <Xeroxx: b3? What kind of move is that?>

a pawn move?

Oct-05-16  Xeroxx: exactly.
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