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Mikhail Tal vs Alexander Koblents
"Mikhail's Navy" (game of the day Jun-03-2009)
Riga ;MAINB (1957)
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Classical Variation (B63)  ·  1-0
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Jul-20-13
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  20MovesAhead: this guy was scarily good

were it not for his ill-health he may have been called the greatest ever

Jul-20-13
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  parisattack: The second pawn sac - 19. e5 - was very typically Tal, allowing another piece (here, the Queen) to enter the attack.
Nov-22-13  Hiatus: WTH is this game???
Feb-01-14
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  Travis Bickle: What a genuis, Qxg7!! I'm sure Tal worked out that attack quite a few moves back.
Feb-01-14  Strelets: This is dizzying even by Tal standards. He just never runs out of attacking resources or releases the pressure.
Feb-22-14  tranquilsimplicity: <I want this game to be played at my funeral.>

Ha.ha..ha..he! Who said Chess players are humourless geeks?#

Apr-28-14  Rookiepawn: Tal makes chess look like martial arts, some Bruce Lee or Jacky Chan stuff... You never know the next move.
Apr-28-14
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  Mating Net: The Bishop b5 is en prise for 7 moves. Clearing the back rank was more important than the cleric.
May-13-14  MountainMatt: No rhyme, no reason, no matter.
Jun-08-14  crazyim5: Without a shadow of doubt, one of the greatest games of chess ever played. I get such pleasure analyzing this game.
Jul-07-14  WJW147: <Sastre: After 21...Nd3+, White can play 22.Kb1 Kf8 (22...Nxf4 23.Qh8#) 23.Bxd6+ Qxd6 24.Qxd6+ Rxd6 25.Bxd3.>

Well put. I'm sure Tal would have foreseen the possible ramifications of 21...Nd3+

May-31-15  MindCtrol9: I stop on move 21....Kf8.Why not 21...Ng6 like indoknight says? This Ng6 move is defending and attacking at the same time at least momentarily.Perhaps there is something bad about it, but I don't see it right now.
Feb-19-16  peterh99: I'm just a club player but I have to applaud Koblents' defense. Even if he missed the best move here and there, who wouldn't? And he found a lot of resources to last as long as he did.
Feb-20-16  scholes: Engines think 21 ..Ng6 gives black advantage
Jul-24-16
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  kingscrusher: reisanibal: Do you have any idea of Mikhail Tal's FIDE ratings even 10 years after he became world chess champion?!

Check out: http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo197...

He is rated the same as Anatoly Karpov here on this list. This is more than ten years after he was World chess champion. And yes he has crushed Karpov on occasion.

Jul-24-16
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  perfidious: Tal would ascend to yet greater heights, becoming one of very few in those days to attain 2700:

http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo198...

Jul-24-16  schachtourist: reisanibal. Sad...
Jul-24-16
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  offramp: <schachtourist: reisanibal. Sad...>

Dear schachtourist, welcome to chessgames.com. There is much fun to be had here and lots of intelligent comments. I am sure you will enjoy yourself.

I have some bad news, though. Shortly after he posted his comment User: reisanibal left chessgames.com and returned to Turkey. In fact he now lives in Anatolia.

Jul-24-16  Eusebius: Consequent approach towards g7. And erasing everything around which supports this square active or passive.
Jul-24-16
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  offramp: <Eusebius: Consequent approach towards g7. And erasing everything around which supports this square active or passive.>

Also proving that the left minor crochet is of no utility in a minor right oblique refused.

Jul-24-16
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  perfidious: Franklin K Young would have been aghast at this game, had he lived to see it.
Sep-09-16  SpiritedReposte: Complications much? Good grief, would like to see how strong computers evaluate this one.

Games like this make you realize how crazy chess is. How to possibly see through all those variations??

Jul-18-17
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  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....
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