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Mikhail Tal vs Svetozar Gligoric
Portoroz Interzonal (1958), Portoroz SLO, rd 7, Aug-15
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Closed Variation 7c6 (E88)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Nov-11-03  labyrinth: It's clear that black has a perpetual check here (Qc3, Qd3, if W ventures onto the c-file, then Rc8, if W plays Kb2, then ...Qd4+ etc.) or else W has to trade his Q and go into an endgame. I guess W didn't want to go into an endgame...

But I wonder, what if Bl plays 31...Bh8? Does anyone see a way W can force an attack? It looks to me like W will end up moving the B away, then Bl would move his B to g7 again.

If so, this would be an interesting sort of draw where both sides 'threaten' perpetual against each other!

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  Chessical: 31...Bh8 32.Bg5 Bg7
Nov-23-06  nescio: In this game Tal's weak and strong points are clearly visible. Probably guided by his intuition (dangerous for the opponent _and_ for himself), he plays the hasty 14.Be7?, but realises immediately that he loses the exchange after 14...Re8 15.Bxd6 Qb6 16.Ba3 Ng3. After that episode his position is worse, but we then see another charasteristic of his play: on no account a passive position! With 22.h5! he sacrifices a pawn and gets a draw.
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