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Mikhail Tal vs Alexander Koblents
"Mikhail's Navy" (game of the day Mar-24-2018)
Riga ;MAINB (1957)
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Variation (B63)  ·  1-0
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Jul-18-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "I'm pretty sure this is the most complicated game ever played by Mikhail Tal :)" --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxt...
Jul-18-17
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  Honza Cervenka: 32.gxf5! was better than the text, and if 32...exf5 or 32...e5, then 33.Qxg8+! Kxg8 34.Bc4+ with mate on h8 coming soon. Other moves like 32...dxe3 or 32...axb5 are followed by 33.fxe6 with threat Qxg8+ and mate on h8, and after 32...Rd5 white can play simply 33.Nxa7. After 32.Bg5 axb5 33.R1h6 black could have played 33...Qxc6, and black is still alive. 34.Rf6+ seems to lead just to a draw after 34...gxf6 35.Bh6+ Rg7 36.Bxg7+ Ke7 37.Bxf6+ Kd6 38.Be5+ Kd5 39.Rxa7 Qc4 40.bxc3 Qxc3 41.Qxg8 Qe1+ 42.Kb2 Qb4+ etc.
Sep-11-17
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  Penguincw: Video analysis of this game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8S....
Sep-29-17  gsg: somehow 21. ... Ng6 felt very intuitive to me at first look.
Mar-24-18
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  ChessHigherCat: You can see why they call him a magician, he has such a unique imagination that his moves seem to defy logic. I wonder what the "Guess the Move" scores would be on that game?
Mar-24-18
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  Check It Out: So weird: on my phone I see the main CG page with this pun labeled as: "Mikhail's Navy (by tpstar)"

Program glitch?

Mar-24-18  WorstPlayerEver: Not to be too mischievous, but I know the guy is called Koblenz.

You know why? He wrote many books under that name. But it seems cg fell for the Dutch Disease: spelling words differently each other day.

For God's sake: KOBLENZ was the trainer of TAL.

Mar-24-18  Nazmul Lincoln: Really nice game
Mar-24-18  morfishine: According to Burgess, this was a training game between Tal and his trainer Aleksandrs Koblenz (who worked directly with Tal from 1955 - 1979)

In any case, the only way this lame game title has the slightest chance of being effective is if Tal was playing Ernest Borgnine

conclusion: another sad word-play torpedoed and sunk

*****

Mar-24-18
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  tpstar: <another sad word-play torpedoed and sunk>

Game Collection: Get Thee to a Punnery!

Mar-24-18
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  thegoodanarchist: After about 20 moves, I was disappointed that Tal had only sacrificed a pawn.

After that, the game got VERY entertaining!

Mar-24-18
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  penarol: Tal moved his LC bishop for the first time only in move 25, but Koblenz never moved it...
Mar-24-18  morfishine: <tpstar> This link only proves that whoever decides the best "pun" doesn't even know what a pun truly is

This game title is best removed/erased so we can stop misleading humanity with falsehoods

conclusion: another sad word-play torpedoed and sunk

*****

Mar-24-18
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  catlover: There were various pieces floating en prise, starting with move 25. Maybe that accounts for the "navy" in the pun.
Mar-24-18  cormier:


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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa done

1. = (-0.14): 17...Nce5 18.Qh2 Ng6 19.Kb1 Nf6 20.Rg5 Ne8 21.Rh5 Bf6 22.Ne2 d5 23.Nf4 dxe4 24.Rxd8 Bxd8 25.Nxg6 Qxh2 26.Rxh2 fxg6 27.fxe4 Bc7 28.Rd2 e5 29.Nc5 Nf6 30.c4 Bb6 31.cxb5 axb5 32.Bxb5 Nxe4 33.Bc4+ Kf8 34.Rd5 Nxc5

2. = (0.14): 17...Bf6 18.Qxd6 Qxd6 19.Rxd6 Bb7 20.Rd1 Rac8 21.Be2 g6 22.Rhh1 Ba8 23.Kb1 Ncb8 24.a3 Ne5 25.Rxd8+ Rxd8 26.a4 Nc4 27.Bxc4 bxc4 28.Na5 Rc8 29.Rd1 Be5 30.Bd4 Nd7 31.Ne2 Kg7 32.Bxe5+ Nxe5

Mar-25-18
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  tpstar: Rest day entertainment!

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Kenneth S Rogoff (kibitz #204268)

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Apr-12-19
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  Messiah: Insane game, I like it very much.
May-19-19  N.O.F. NAJDORF: Couldn't black have tried 36 ...Ke7 ?
May-19-19  Imran Iskandar: A candidate for the most complicated game ever.
May-19-19
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  beatgiant: <N.O.F. NAJDORF> If nothing else, after 36...Ke7 37. Qxg8 wins back the piece while keeping strong threats on Black's king. What did you have in mind for Black?
May-20-19
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  andrewjsacks: This wild game will never get old.
May-20-19
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  HeMateMe: I tried to follow all the combinative activity here but my brain shut down, over loaded. Has anyone else ever won a game with his Queen trapped in the corner for 15 moves? to have worked this out OTB seems impossible.

I wonder if the 'bots found a defense for black? Not all Tal sacrifices were sound...

May-20-19
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  NM JRousselle: See Chigorin Tinsley Hasting 1895. The White queen was on a8.
May-20-19  sudoplatov: After 32.gxf5 doesn't Black win after 32...Rxa2. (It's a question; can't use the ? as that would be ambiguous.)
May-20-19
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  keypusher: <sudoplatov>

After 32.gxf5, ...Rxa2 is unplayable.

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