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Arkady Novopashin vs Mikhail Tal
USSR Championship (1962), Yerevan URS , rd 16, Dec-17
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. General Variation (B86)  ·  0-1


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Aug-20-04  Whitehat1963: What comes after Qxe2?
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: I think black plays 42....Rd7 followed by ...Rd2, and there's not much white can do against this.
Aug-20-04  sneaky pete: <Whitehat1963> That's simple, after 42.Qxe2 Rd7 with the deadly threat 43... Rd2. The game may have been adjourned here, but in any case the time control at move 40 had been reached safely.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <sneaky pete> Nyah nyah I beat you! I guess great minds think alike. :)
Apr-16-10  ForeverYoung: This game made it into "the Life and Games of Mikhail Tal". It is amazingly complicated starting with 10 ... d5! which is possible in the final analysis because of the position of the white king. Kotov pointed out that Tal worked very hard during his games and his notes to this game show it.
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  Gilmoy: 42.Qxe2 Rd7 43.hxg5 Rd2 44.Bd1 Rxe2+ 45.Bxe2 Qd5 and White can't defend his Q-side pawns.
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  Check It Out: Tal said,
<After 42.Qxe2 Bh6 white could sacrifice the exchange: 43.Kh2 Rd7 44.Rxe3 Bxe3 45.Qxe3 Re7 Qf2, but now black can win in many different ways.>

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Sure, but I'm convinced I could bungle that ending as black.

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