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Mikhail Tal vs Oscar Panno
"Queen's Reich" (game of the day Oct-19-2009)
Portoroz Interzonal (1958), Portoroz SLO, rd 17, Sep-03
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Keres Defense (C92)  ·  1-0


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  RandomVisitor: 3 minutes per move:

Mikhail Tal - Oscar Panno

Portoroz izt 17, 1958

[Rybka 3 ]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Nd7 10.d4 Nb6 11.Be3 exd4 12.cxd4 last book move

12...Na5 0.40/18
13.Bc2 0.38/17 c5 0.48/17
14.e5= -0.09/18
[Rybka 3 : 14.Qd3 Nac4 15.e5 0.48/17 ]

14...dxe5 0.12/17
15.Nxe5= -0.09/18
[Rybka 3 : 15.dxc5 Qxd1 16.Rxd1 Nbc4 17.b4 Nxe3 18.fxe3 Nc4= 0.12/17 ]

15...Nbc4 0.00/16
16.Qd3 -0.35/19
[Rybka 3 : 16.a4 Nxe3 17.fxe3 Bb7 18.axb5 axb5 19.Nc3 b4 20.Nb5 g6 21.Qg4 Ba6 22.Bd3 c4 23.Bxg6 hxg6 24.Nxg6 fxg6 25.Qxg6+ Kh8 26.Qh6+ Kg8 27.Qg6+ Kh8 28.Qh6+ Kg8 29.Qg6+ Kh8 30.Qh6+ Kg8 31.Qg6 0.00/16 ]

16...f5= 0.09/17
[Rybka 3 : 16...g6 17.Nxc4 Nxc4 18.Bh6 Bf5 19.Qe2 Bxc2 20.Bxf8 Bxf8 21.Qxc2 cxd4 22.Qb3 Bc5 23.Na3 Bxa3 24.bxa3 d3 25.a4 d2 26.Reb1 -0.35/19 ]

17.Bb3= -0.24/18
[Rybka 3 : 17.Nxc4 bxc4 18.Qc3 Bf6 19.Bd2 cxd4 20.Qxa5 d3 21.Qb4 Qc7 22.Na3 dxc2 23.Rac1 Bb7 24.Bc3 Rab8 25.Bxf6 Rxf6 26.Qxc4+ Qxc4 27.Nxc4 Rg6 28.f3 Bxf3 29.Rxc2 Bd5 30.b3 Rc6 31.Re5 Bxc4 32.Rxc4= 0.09/17 ]

17...f4= 0.12/19
[Rybka 3 : 17...Be6 18.Bxc4 Bxc4 19.Nxc4 Nxc4 20.a4 Qd7 21.Nd2 Nb6 22.axb5 axb5 23.Rxa8 Rxa8 24.b3 Bf6 25.Nf3 Rc8 26.Bf4 c4 27.bxc4 bxc4 28.Qc2 Nd5 29.Ne5= -0.24/18 ]

18.Bd2 0.12/19 Nxb3 0.20/17
19.Nc6= 0.12/18
[Rybka 3 : 19.Qxb3 Bf6 20.Na3 Bxe5 21.Rxe5 Be6 22.Nxc4 Bxc4 23.Qf3 Qd6 24.Rxc5 Qxd4 25.Bb4 Bf7 26.Qa3 Rfe8 27.Bc3 Qd3 28.Rg5 g6 29.Rg4 f3 30.Rd4 Qf5 31.g4= 0.20/17 ]

19...Nxa1 0.30/19
[Rybka 3 : 19...Nxd4 20.Nxd8 Bf5 21.Qf1 Bxd8 22.Bc3 Nc2 23.b3 Nb6 24.Re5 Nxa1 25.Bxa1 Nd7 26.Re1 Rc8 27.Nd2 Rc6 28.a4 Rb6 29.Bc3 Nf6 30.axb5 axb5 31.Nf3 Nd5 32.Ba5 Rb8= 0.12/18 ]

20.Nxd8 0.30/18 Bf5 0.59/22
[Rybka 3 : 20...Bxd8 21.b3 Bf5 22.Qf3 Bh4 23.bxc4 Nc2 24.Qd5+ Kh8 25.Re5 Nxd4 26.Qxc5 Bxb1 27.Qxd4 Bf6 28.Bxf4 Bxa2 29.cxb5 axb5 30.Qb6 Rfb8 31.Qc7 Rc8 32.Qd7 Rd8 33.Qxb5 0.30/18 ]

21.Qf3 0.59/21 Raxd8 0.39/21
22.Rxe7 0.39/20 Bxb1 0.40/18
23.Bxf4= 0.00/19
[Rybka 3 : 23.Be1 cxd4 24.b3 Rfe8 25.Bb4 Ne5 26.Qb7 Rxe7 27.Bxe7 Rd7 28.Qb8+ Kf7 29.Qxe5 Rxe7 30.Qxf4+ Kg8 31.Qxd4 Nc2 32.Qd6 Kf7 33.Qxa6 0.40/18 ]

23...Rxd4 0.00/17
24.Qg4 -0.36/22
[Rybka 3 : 24.g3 Nd6 25.Qg4 Nf7 26.Re1 Bd3 27.Rxa1 g5 28.h4 h5 29.Qxh5 gxf4 30.Qxc5 Rc4 31.Qd5 Rd8 32.Qf3 fxg3 33.fxg3 Ne5 34.Qh5 Rd5 35.Qe8+ Kg7 36.Re1 Bg6 37.Qe7+ Nf7 38.Rf1 Rd3= 0.00/17 ]

24...Bg6 -0.16/21
25.Qe6+ -0.36/22 Bf7 -0.16/21
26.Qf5 -0.24/18 Nc2 -0.24/19
27.b3 -0.44/18 Bg6? 1.95/22
[Rybka 3 : 27...Rd1+ 28.Kh2 Nd2 29.Bxd2 Rxd2 30.Qxc5 h6 31.Ra7 a5 32.Rb7 Nb4 33.Rxb5 Nxa2 34.Rxa5 Rd5 35.Qb6 Rxa5 36.Qxa5 Bxb3 37.Qd2 Bf7 38.f4 Rc8 39.Qd7 Re8 40.Qd2 Rb8 41.f5 -0.44/18 ]

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  RandomVisitor: continued:

28.Rxg7+ 1.95/23 Kxg7 1.80/22
29.Bh6+ 1.80/22 Kxh6 1.80/22
30.Qxf8+ 1.80/21 Kg5 1.90/20
31.bxc4 1.78/19 bxc4 1.79/18
32.g3 0.91/20
[Rybka 3 : 32.Kh2 h5 33.g4 h4 34.Qxc5+ Kf6 35.g5+ Ke6 36.Qc6+ Rd6 37.Qxc4+ Ke7 38.Qxh4 Nd4 39.Qf4 Nf5 40.Kg2 Kf8 41.Qf3 Rd3 42.Qc6 1.79/18 ]

32...Be4 1.49/19
[Rybka 3 : 32...Bd3 33.Qf7 Bg6 34.h4+ Kg4 35.Qf6 Ne3 36.fxe3 Rd1+ 37.Kf2 Rd2+ 38.Ke1 Rc2 39.Qf4+ Kh3 40.e4 c3 41.Qe5 Kg2 42.h5 Bf7 43.Qxc5 Be8 44.a4 Rc1+ 45.Ke2 Rf1 46.Qxc3 Bxh5+ 0.91/20 ]

33.h4 0.00/25
[Rybka 3 : 33.f4+ Kh5 34.Qe8+ Bg6 35.Qe5+ Kh6 36.Qf6 Rd1+ 37.Kf2 Rd2+ 38.Kf1 Rd1+ 39.Ke2 Rd3 40.g4 Nd4+ 41.Ke1 Re3+ 42.Kf1 Re8 43.f5 Nf3 44.Qd6 Ne5 45.fxg6 hxg6 46.Qxc5 Nd3 47.Qd6 Re3 48.Qd4 1.49/19 ]

33...Kg4 0.00/24
34.Kh2 0.00/23 Bf5 0.00/21
35.Qf6 0.00/23 h6 0.00/20
36.Qe5 0.00/23 Re4 0.01/18
37.Qg7+ 0.01/25 Kf3 0.01/23
38.Qc3+ 0.06/22 Ne3 0.64/23
[Rybka 3 : 38...Kxf2 39.Qxc2+ Kf3 40.Qg2+ Ke3 41.Qf1 Be6 42.Qf6 Kd3 43.Qf3+ Kd4 44.Qd1+ Ke3 45.Qc2 Kf3 46.Qg2+ Ke3= 0.06/22 ]

39.Kg1 0.24/22 Bg4 1.14/23
[Rybka 3 : 39...Be6 40.h5= 0.24/22 ]

40.fxe3 1.14/21 h5 1.95/26
[Rybka 3 : 40...Ke2 41.a4 Be6 42.a5 h5 43.Qc2+ Kxe3 44.Qc3+ Ke2 45.Qb2+ Ke3 1.14/21 ]

41.Qe1 1.95/25 Rxe3 1.95/24
42.Qf1+ 1.89/25 Ke4 1.89/24
43.Qxc4+ 1.89/24 Kf3 1.89/23
44.Qf1+ 1.89/23 Ke4 1.89/22
45.Qxa6 1.66/20 Kd4 2.21/25
[Rybka 3 : 45...Rxg3+ 46.Kf2 Rf3+ 47.Kg2 Kd5 48.Qa8+ Kd4 49.Qd8+ Kc4 1.66/20 ]

46.Qd6+ 2.21/25 Kc4 2.21/25
47.a4 2.01/23 Re1+ 2.31/25
48.Kf2 2.31/24 Re2+ 2.31/24
49.Kf1 2.31/22 Ra2 3.69/22
[Rybka 3 : 49...Re6 50.Qb8 Kc3 51.a5 c4 52.Qb7 Kd2 53.Qb2+ Kd3 54.Qb5 2.31/22 ]

50.Qa6+ 3.69/19 Kd4 3.69/21
51.a5 2.63/21 c4? 5.03/19
[Rybka 3 : 51...Ra1+ 52.Kf2 Ra2+ 53.Ke1 Ra1+ 54.Kd2 Ra2+ 55.Kc1 Re2 56.Qf6+ Kc4 57.a6 Re1+ 58.Kb2 Re2+ 59.Ka3 Kb5 60.a7 Re3+ 61.Ka2 Re2+ 62.Ka1 Re1+ 63.Kb2 2.63/21 ]

52.Qb6+ 4.23/20 Kd5 5.09/21
53.a6 5.09/20 Ra1+ 6.07/15
54.Kf2 6.07/15 c3 7.32/15
55.a7 7.29/15 c2 8.53/16
56.Qb3+ 8.35/16 Kd6 8.45/15
57.Qd3+ 8.31/15 1-0

Oct-19-09  WhiteRook48: this is very much like Serper-Nikoladis
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  RandomVisitor: Is 27...Rd1+ any good for black?
Oct-19-09  penarol: 41...Re6 (instead of ...Rxe3?) was enough for a draw acccording to Pachman
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  patzer2: Wow! <RV>'s Rybka analysis underscores the depth of Tal's daring combinational play . "The magician from Riga" appears to be in top form for this game.
Oct-19-09  dannygjk: Hmmm, RandomVisitor, ya maybe 27...Rd1+ then 28...Nd6!?
Oct-20-09  BISHOP TAL: great band was an operation mindcrime for for panno not to draw this.For those who dont know mindcrime was there best tape,CD seen um tour on operation mindcrime and opening with matillca.I knew I seen this game recently saw it in learn chess w/ Garry Kasparov under material imbalance is a good book for principals, opening, centercontrol im 1800 at playchess and sponged stuff of it.
Oct-26-09  tommy boy: Great pun, great band, great game
Oct-26-09  Open Defence: yup great band
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  ciberchess: An amazing game!
Feb-26-10  reynaldo: <why Tal, Fischer, and kasparov doesn't born in the same year?> siguro tayong mga chess fanatic ang di magka ka ugaga sa pag sunod sa mga laro nila...
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  chancho: Tal could navigate through the morass of complications better than most. The Magician, very appropriately nicknamed.
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  notyetagm: This is simply *unreal*.
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  notyetagm: Who can play chess like this in a serious game?
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  notyetagm: "Killer Queen" by Queen

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  notyetagm: Is there any other Ruy Lopez game played at *any* point in the entire history of chess that even vaguely resembles this one?


Aug-17-12  Funicular: 41 ... Re6 and white simply can't win
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  morfishine: This is the craziest game I've ever seen. There has to be an an improvement somewhere, right? I mean somewhere?...
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  perfidious: <morf> For a game which wanders into the outre and stays there, here is another: Bronstein vs Panno, 1973.
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  Zhbugnoimt: After 57...Ke6 (other moves drop the black rook at a1 even faster e.g. 57...Ke7 58.Qxc2 Rxa7 59.Qc5+) 58.Qxc2 Rxa7 white picks up the rook with 59.Qe4+!. a)59...Kf6/d7/d6 60.Qd4+
b)59...Kf7 60.Qh7+

The power of the centralized Queen!

Dec-29-14  Conrad93: How does Tal calculate this far? Even the machines have trouble with this one.
Dec-29-14  sneaky pete: Klarer Fall. Tal was no machine, he was a magician.
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  perfidious: That he was.
May-10-17  Joker2048: Before I see this game I can't believe one queen could do such a thing... Now I have believed
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