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Mikhail Tal vs Roberts Skuja
LAT-ch (1955), Riga URS
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  1-0


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Feb-18-05  Gowe: Excellente, just Excellent. Art.
Feb-27-06  bitko: Is there a theorethical chance for draw if black plays ... 22 Qxd7 ?

I noticed an interesting possibility ..
In my variation after 23 xd7 Re7 24 Bxb4
and then black can play e4 WITH DOUBLE ATTACK !

Can someone with engine or program check if Skuja missed a tie?

Feb-27-06  bitko: Now looking again, perhaps this resource even turns the table, am I wrong ?

Anyway, excellent battle.

Feb-27-06  siggemannen: if you mean 21... Qxd7, i think after 22. exd7 Re7?! Bxb4 after e4 white have Bxe7. 22... Rd8 maybe be interesting though, but i'm too tired to analyze it myself
Feb-27-06  aw1988: Good grief. I feel like lying down after seeing this...
Feb-27-06  bitko: Yeah, black mustn't play 22 .. Re7 but 22 ..Rd8 and stands better I believe.

Good game; Tal is so creative.

Thanks for correction.

AVE Tal!

Sep-21-06  ToTheDeath: Classic Tal. His pieces always cooperate like notes in a symphony.
May-23-09  remolino: Superior understanding of chess
May-23-09  veigaman: <Superior understanding of chess> The best way to define this game, good quote
May-23-09  jackpawn: Typical early Tal. Very entertaining, but I'm not sure anyone should use Tal as a model. He was a combinational genius, practically nobody can duplicate what he did. I feel the average player can learn much more from the clear logical style of Fischer or Capa.
Sep-03-09  WhiteRook48: why does he keep his knight en prise
Sep-03-09  Jason Frost: If you are talking about 17...cxb4, black plays it since it at first looks like a very good move which attacks both white's queen and bishop.

If you are talking about Tal's bishop then the answer is because he is a baller. Also because black's bishop is hanging, but mainly because he is a baller.

Sep-16-09  WhiteRook48: if black knew who he was playing...
Oct-22-09  WhiteRook48: 37...b3?
Jan-15-11  leroquentin: If 32. Bh6, what black can do? o.O
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  Sastre: If 32.Bh6, <32...Ra1+ 33.Bf1 Rxf1+ 34.Kxf1 Qb1+ 35.Kg2 Qxe4+ 36.Kf1 Kg8> is winning for Black.
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