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Gudmundur Palmason vs Mikhail Tal
Reykjavik (1964), Reykjavik ISL, rd 7, Jan-22
Gruenfeld Defense: General (D80)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-13-16
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Let's give Palmason the proper respect--he was the only player at Reykjavik 1964 who did not lose to Tal. Tal probably should won the game by move 26, but instead chose a line that allowed White to set a nasty little trap to salvage his position. If 26...Qxa2; 27.Rb8+,Kg7; 28.Ne6+! leads to checkmate.
Feb-17-17  ughaibu: But how should Tal have won?
Jun-18-17
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  whiteshark: Tal's winning streak [6/6] was briefly halted by Palmason, who played solidly.
Jun-18-17
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  whiteshark: <ughaibu: But how should Tal have won?> Good question!

Furthermore Fritz suggests <28.Qa8+ Kg7 29.Kh3 >


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