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Mikhail Tal vs Genrikh Kasparian
Tbilisi (1956)
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)  ·  1-0
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Mar-29-03  ughaibu: Another multi-queen game. Tal gets the first check and finishes things quickly.
Apr-04-05  chess man: He sure does!
Apr-04-05  Kingdumb: What a wild game. I love these shootouts.
Jul-01-09  akapovsky: Doesn't nobody notice Tal misses a mate in 1 on move 63:)
Jul-01-09  Smothered Mate: <akapovsky> and move 64
Jul-11-11  ccmCACollister: I thought he would play the quick win 63.Qc5+ Qxc5 64.bxc5+ Kc7 65.e7! Kd7 66.Kf7 a3 67.e8/Q+ Kc7 68.Qe7+ Kc8 69.Ke8 Kb8 70.Kd8 a2 71.Qc7+ Ka7 72.Kc8 a1/Q 73.Qxb7# or such. But I enjoyed his artistic 4Q ending,& the final position having Mate in sight, not even needing to win the Queen he could take instead.
Jul-11-11
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  perfidious: This is a strange ending indeed, and I'd suspect time shortage played a factor, but it's an odd place to have that come about-moves 63-64 are in the middle of the-then standard third time check from moves 57-72.

Two other sources give the identical position with Tal to make his 63rd move. More blind copying from one DB to another, or....?

Jul-11-11  ccmCACollister: Oh LOL, yes. 63.Qa5+ is Mate as akapovsky also mentioned, so I overlooked it too. (Have I studied too many Tal games??!) My friend, has trained top juniors, FM Blankenau loves to say "Always check for check!". Always check your checks, Mikhail; always check for check! Perhaps he just had one winning method in mind, & followed it; overrespected his oppenent a bit to Not Walk Thru Mate in One?! During the time factor then ... Yet Tal did become World Blitz Champion later :)
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