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Mikhail Tal vs Dauga
Riga (1959)
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Orthodox Variation (E85)  ·  1-0
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Jun-18-08  mate2900s: graet game by tal I love his style the gangster of chess sac first ask questions last
Jun-18-08
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  whiteshark: <mate2900s> Could Tal have won the game even after <38...Bf4+ 39.Kh1 Qg3> ?


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Jun-18-08
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  plang: I am wondering whether the opponent is actually Klaus Darga. This is the only game for "Dauga" in the database. I am guessing it is a typo.
Jun-18-08
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  whiteshark: <plang> Me, too (wondering). But Klaus V Darga didn't play in Riga 1959.

However I found this on a Tal-related page: <Latvian Olympiad 1959: games against Brakmanis, Klasup, Dauga, Abrosimov, Neibults and Klyavinsh have been preserved, but the 7th game is missing.>

Source: http://www.gmsquare.com/baburin/col...

Furthermore there is a Latvian player <Zigurds Dauga> who played several Baltic corr tournaments from 1980 onwards. Source: www.chesslive.de

Jun-18-08
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  pawn to QB4: Possibly "Dauga" is correct; a player of that name seems to have tried his luck in the Latvian Olympiad of 1959, won by Tal with a clean score (+7). The River Dauga flows through Riga and a quick google reveals it's used as a surname.
Jul-16-17  RKnight: <Whiteshark>'s comment has gone unanswered for nine years, but he's right. There doesn't seem to be a way for Tal to win. He can avoid a loss by 40 Qxf7+ in his line, followed by more than one possible perpetual line.
Jul-17-17  Nerwal: 38. ♕ec4 makes little sense. It's quite possible 38. ♕cc4 was played instead.
Jul-17-17
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  perfidious: <pawn to QB4....The River Dauga flows through Riga and a quick google reveals it's used as a surname.>

As a place name also: Kasparov won the 1978 Otborochnii held in Daugavpils (Daugava Castle), upriver of Riga, on tiebreak over Igor Ivanov, thereby qualifying for that year's Soviet final.

Jul-17-17
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  perfidious: <pawn to QB4....The River Dauga flows through Riga and a quick google reveals it's used as a surname.>

As a place name also: Kasparov won the 1978 Otborochnii held in Daugavpils (Daugava Castle), upriver of Riga, on tiebreak over Igor Ivanov, thereby qualifying for that year's Soviet final.

Jul-17-17
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  hemy: Sure it is "Dauga".

The game Tal-Dauga is included in the book of V.Kirillov "Michael Tal, 1949-1961" page 171 (game 413, under the "Latvian Olympics 1959").

Dauga's name is also mentioned by Aivars Gipslis in the article "Republikas otrajā saha olimpiāde" ("Republican Second Chess Olympiad" in the newspaper "Cīna", March 31, 1959.

The player with family name Dauga is mentioned in the Encyclopedia of Latvian chess players (article about Zigurds Dauga in volume 1, page 133).

https://www.sahafederacija.lv/media...

Jul-17-17  dTal: I was also wondering why Black didn't play <38...Bf4+ 39.Kh1 Qg3> which leads to a draw. Perhaps he had visions of winning?
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