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Mikhail Tal vs Fridrik Olafsson
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 4, Sep-11
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B96)  ·  1-0
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May-09-03  Ribeiro: Passed pawns can be a headache!:-)
May-09-03  Ghilabari: I agree. Tal was on the most aggressive players ever; in a lot of the games I've seen from him, he usually sacrifices something that seems unsound , yet amazingly he comes out the winner when the dust settles. Tal really showed the chess world that material was'nt always that important, especially if were a tactical wizard like Tal!!
Jun-07-03  Ribeiro: I totally agree with you, Ghilabari!
Aug-17-06  dabearsrock1010: the sac allows Bc6 if the rook tries to go behind white's passed pawn...tal is good
Aug-17-06  periscope: Incredibly well conceived movement of the pieces all over the board by Tal. He took one of blacks rooks out of the game early and then marches a pawn to victory, after forcing the opposing king to his back rank.
Nov-12-13
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  zydeco: 27....Be8 seems pointless. I feel like black should try 27....b4 or maybe preface it with 27....Rhh8 and Kh6.

37.c4 is pretty, a pawn sacrifice setting up an exchange sacrifice on d7.

Nov-27-15  Mehem: Time trouble? Quite qood defence from Black until 36... d5? and 40... dxc4??
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