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Mikhail Tal vs Hans-Joachim Hecht
"Walking Tal" (game of the day Nov-12-06)
Varna olm (1962)  ·  Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  1-0
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Jan-14-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: story behind this game..

When Mikhail Tal sacrificed his queen against Hecht, Tal related that “at this point the effusive Miguel Najdorf, who was watching the game came up and... kissed me.”

Mar-04-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: WOW!
WOW!
WOW!

Incredible.

Jul-03-11  airjordinzz: that pun sucks, hecht is much more pun worthy, 'what the hecht just happened', 'a hecht-ic mess'
Oct-25-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  kellmano: Interesting DVD concept featuring this game here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvjY...

Well worth a watch.

Oct-30-11  teddysalad: <airjordinzz:that pun sucks, hecht is much more pun worthy, 'what the hecht just happened'>

Both puns are very good. Seeing as Hecht might never make the Game of the Day again I'd go with yours and save the Tal one for another game.

Oct-30-11  teddysalad: As a patzer I couldn't initially figure out why Hecht didn't play 21...Qxf5 then I played out the alternative and it resembled Fischer/Byrne '56 with Tal scooping up pieces like an ant eater and Hecht's King running around for dear life.
Nov-29-11  Mimchi1: Why is this called the Kasparov variation if it is being played one year before he was even born, let alone a chess player yet?
Nov-30-11  Snehalshekatkar: Just like Anand-Topalov match this is also 23'rd century chess!! Incredible!!!!
Nov-30-11  AnalyzeThis: Like a moth drawn to the fire, black decides it's a good idea to get into a tactical slugfest with Mikhail Tal.
Nov-30-11  Davolni: WOW!!!!!!

what a game... GOD!!!!

B E A U T I F U L!!!!!

Nov-30-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  computer chess guy: Looking at Tal's games will make you believe that initiative is all that matters in chess, and material doesn't matter at all.
Nov-30-11  bronkenstein: Ty <kelm> for the link (pity I know the game by heart), and <wordf> for the Najdorf kiss story xD.

<computer chess guy: Looking at Tal's games will make you believe that initiative is all that matters in chess, and material doesn't matter at all.> Wish I could summon such magic OTB ...

Feb-23-12  master of defence: Isnīt 21...Qxc4 better? After 22. Rfe1+ Qe6 23. Bxe6 fxe6 black stays with piece up.
Feb-24-12  King Death: < master of defence: Isnīt 21...Qxc4 better? After 22. Rfe1+ Qe6 23. Bxe6 fxe6 black stays with piece up.>

Black couldn't play 21...Qc4 because after 22.Rfe1+ Qe6 23.Re6+ fe 24.Bg6+ Kd7 25.Rd1+ Kc8 26.Bf6 will win a rook after 26...Ba6 (26...Kc7 27.Be5+) 27.Rd8+ Kb7 28.Rg8 Rg8 29.Bf7.

Feb-24-12  master of defence: Good analysis <King Death>. White stays with bishop up.
May-22-12  VladimirOo: Is this game commented on in any book ?
May-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <VladimirOo: Is this game commented on in any book ?> "How to Become a Deadly Chess Tactician" by David LeMoir (on page 27), for example.

I'd guess it's also in many books on Tal.

May-22-12  samvega: Also in 'Attack with Mikhail Tal', by Tal & Iakov Damsky.
Jan-01-13  EdZelli: A slugfest with the ex-world champ.

A very Tall order ;-)

Jun-25-13  tmjvijay: Can someone tell me why Hans-Joachim gave up at this point ?? Why not 50... Rook x Rook, 51. King x Rook. And then both white and black would advance the pawn to the end to bring the queens back. Is nt it a draw ???
Jun-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sastre: <tmjvijay> 49...Rxg5 50.Kxg5 d3 51.g7 d2 52.g8Q d1Q 53.Qb3+ Kc1 54.Qxd1+ Kxd1 55.f4 and Black can't stop White's f-pawn from promoting.
Jun-26-13  tmjvijay: Thanks Sastre.
Jul-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  shakespeare: Incredible calculation ability by Tal.
At the end of all the fireworks he had an endgame with a superior k-side majotity - at least he thought so - 35....f5! 36.h3 h5! destroying Tals perspectives once and forever and Hecht would have had an easy draw.
Mar-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  LIFE Master AJ: This is game # 91 in the Soltis book.
Apr-11-14  Whitehat1963: I can't believe I've never seen this Tal brilliancy before. Is it me, or does Tal love to present his opponents with "simultaneity problems"? That is, "If you threaten this, I'll threaten something of yours that's even bigger, while at the same time giving you two targets to choose from, both choices being bad."
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