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|Mar-01-05|| ||Skylark: You're both kidding right?? |
|Mar-01-05|| ||hintza: <Skylark> Top marks for observation! |
|Mar-01-05|| ||enidani: It looks like 7. .. Qa5+ was a mistake on black side.
Computer advises 7. .. Qb6.
Q fortifies the center, making pawn exchange a bit harder for white. Q also attacks pawn on b2, if bishop moves.
|Mar-01-05|| ||DanielBryant: Uhlmann was about to lose on time anyway when he resigned. |
|Mar-01-05|| ||beatgiant: <WannaBe: Does anyone know and cares to enlighten me on why 18 Red1+ and not make the 19 Qxa8?>|
On the immediate 18. Qxa8, Black has 18...Nxb4. White still gets a strong attack, but I don't see an immediate win. 18. Red1+ prevents this possibility.
|Mar-01-05|| ||Phoenix: < He's pretty good for an amateur!> Stefan Zweig! |
|Apr-14-05|| ||catfriend: LOL <Phoenix> and an excellent book it is, BTW! |
|Apr-14-05|| ||TheAlchemist: Had it been the "Vodka memorial" instead of "Ale memorial", Tal might have crushed Uhlmann even sooner. |
|Sep-04-05|| ||LIFE Master AJ: This IS one of the more incredible games ever played. It would have to be a strong, personal favorite for perhaps the most inspired "short game" of all time!! |
I analyzed this game in depth, at one time I had a version - which included a fairly detailed opening survey - that ran well over forty pages ... it also featured a diagram after every move. (Thanks to several computer crashes, an OS failure, hard drives going kaput, and a few virus/worm attacks ... I no longer have those files.)
IF you want to see some good analysis, (of this particular contest); check out John Nunn's excellent volume, "101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures." (1999, Gambit books.)
|Sep-04-05|| ||hayton3: <Life Master AJ> Yes, I can empathise with your loss of files/data:-|
At one stage I had annotated all of Karpov's tournamant games, taking many decades to accomplish this. Some of the variations that I had annotated in turn became games in themselves. This was a HUGE undertaking.
However one night there was a power failure, the dog pissed on the hard drive, my girlfriend threw out all my data CDs, I had several Russian whizz kids simultaneously hack into my system, wiping out my back up hard drive and an errant firework flew in through the attic window igniting all my hard copies. A night I'll never forget...
|Sep-06-05|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <h3> Did your mother have any children ... that lived?|
|Sep-06-05|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Obviously not.
|Sep-06-05|| ||hayton3: Well she did have a retarded son that was adopted by some rednecks in Pepsicola, Florida|
|Sep-06-05|| ||chancho: You mean Pensacola, Florida. Chum.|
|Sep-06-05|| ||TheSlid: "Donk" After years and years (about 40) I finally get it. The phrase "beware Greeks bearing gifts" refers to the Trojan Horse that the Greeks left outside the walls of Troy. Said horse contained some Greeks who opened the gates of Troy, admitting the other Greeks (who had pretended to leave Troy and go home) and who then occupied and destroyed the city. |
Back to the pun - the move 12.Nf5 is literally a Trojan Horse, as the "Horse Gift" allows the main army into the black city.
Just don't beleive how slow I am!
|Sep-07-05|| ||LIFE Master AJ: <TheSlid> I agree, this is a wonderful game. I don't know if I have ever heard the "Trojan Horse" comparison used specifically in connection with the Nf5!!! idea, but it certainly is a valid analogy. |
Don't feel bad about being slow, we were watching a movie the other day, and my wife had to explain it to me ... before I understood the "why it was funny" part. (And supposedly, I have a very high IQ.)
|Apr-25-06|| ||Zeratul1979: There is also a book 'Study chess with Tal' that has this game as the third one. Excellent annotation.
Be sure to check the game between Tal and Klaman also featured in this book. Brilliant to say the least!!|
|Aug-02-07|| ||whiteshark: A more actual variation of a "Trojan Horse": http://humorne.misto.cz/_MAIL_/obra...|
|Jan-08-08|| ||nolanryan: <hayton3: Well she did have a retarded son that was adopted by some rednecks in Pepsicola, Florida>|
|Jan-10-08|| ||rodrigochaves: something little thing interessant that i notice about Tal's tacticals skills.
the manouvre Bd2 gaining a tempo over a6 (not moving the threath white bishop) is similar to the manouvre in the game Tal-Smyslov Tal vs Smyslov, 1959|
Perhaps this little things keep in the mind of the tactical player and help him in the time to attack.
|Jul-01-08|| ||Fast Gun: This game also appears in Cafferty's Tal's 100 Best Games (1973) Quite an achievement to outplay and demolish a specialist on the French like Uhlmann in less than 20 moves !!|
|Mar-26-09|| ||WhiteRook48: what made it the Trojan horse?|
|Jun-25-11|| ||wordfunph: game sidelight..
<There is a story which indicates the extent of the problems Tal could set his opponents. During this game, someone went to see a performance
of an act of Rossini's opera, The Barber of Seville. Upon his return he found Wolfgang Uhlmann still thinking about the same move.>
- GM James Plaskett (from his book Catastrophe in the Opening)
|Sep-30-11|| ||DrMAL: Also presented in DVD Roman's Lab #2 as example of positional sac, 12.Nf5 was indeed a creative move to grab the initiative. Very Tal-like in that the intuitive move 12...exf5 was a big mistake and instead either 12...Qc5 or 12...Qe5 gets a large advantage but it is very difficult to see/do this. The sequence after, including 15.Bd2! is played out perfectly, magical game!|
|Sep-30-11|| ||DrMAL: Black is paralyzed at end it is instructive to look at how each move loses. Here is eval of top four moves (truncated), interesting to note 19...Nf6 which looks awful is a best option!|
Houdini_20_x64: 26/76 1:03:07 31,390,935,879
-4.49 19. ... Nf6 20.Qxh8 Ne4 21.f3 Kb6 22.fxe4 Nxb4 23.exf5 Bxf5 24.Qxg7 Qc5+
-4.51 19. ... Qa4 20.Bd6+ Kb6 21.Qf8 Nge7 22.Qxh8 Nc8 23.Qxg7 Nxd6 24.Rxd6 h5
-5.48 19. ... Nge7 20.Qxh8 Nc8 21.Qxg7 Kb6 22.Rac1 Qe4 23.Bc5+ Ka6 24.Qxh7 b6
-6.43 19. ... Bd5 20.Rxd5 Nge7 21.Bd6+ Kb6 22.Rxb5+ Kxb5 23.Qxb7+ Ka4 24.Rb1 Qc4
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