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|Apr-26-06|| ||Isamaru: Oh my God, what an unbeliavable game! Tal was a master of messing opponent's minds!|
|Apr-26-06|| ||LPeristy: *Chants* All hail Tal! All hail Tal!|
|Apr-26-06|| ||Naja: This game is insane!|
|Apr-27-06|| ||Honza Cervenka: <Someone said that there is always a win against Tal, but only in the after-analysis.> I don't know who said exactly this but it was Korchnoi who averred that if Tal sacrifices a piece, the opponent can calmly take it and if Spassky sacrifices a piece, the opponent can calmly resign.|
|Apr-27-06|| ||whatthefat: <Honza Cervenka>
I've heard that quote attributed to so many different people now, and each time with a new player in the place of "Spassky"!
|Apr-27-06|| ||dakgootje: <Mendrys> Thanks
btw according to wikiquote Najdorf said: <When Spassky offers you a piece, you may just as well resign, but when Tal offers you a piece, go on playing, he may sacrifice another, and then...who knows?>
|Apr-27-06|| ||ughaibu: Botvinnik: If Tal sacrifices, accept. If I sacrifice, think it over. If Petrosian sacrifices, decline. |
|Apr-29-06|| ||chancho: Here is the complete quote given by Najdorf at the USSR vs Rest Of The World match 1970. |
<"When (then-world-champion Boris) Spassky offers you a piece, you might as well resign then and there. But when Tal offers you a piece, you would do well to keep playing, because then he might offer you another, and then another, and then ... who knows?"> source: wikipedia
|Apr-29-06|| ||CapablancaFan: <ughaibu> <Botvinnik: If Tal sacrifices, accept. If I sacrifice, think it over. If Petrosian sacrifices, decline.> I thought the quote was something like " If Tal sacrafices, accept. If Botvinnik sacrafices, think it over, if Petrosian sacrafices, resign!|
|Apr-30-06|| ||whatthefat: A google search shows that Edward Winter agrees with <ughaibu>'s version:|
<Botvinnik quote from Chess Explorations, by Edward Winter (page 232). "If Tal sacrifices a piece - take it, If I do, check the variations, and if it is Petrosian - decline the sacrifice.">
Perhaps it should be considered a proverb, rather than a quote. :)
|Apr-30-06|| ||offramp: As a general piece of advice it is not much use now.|
|Apr-30-06|| ||whatthefat: <offramp>
Isn't that a prerequisite for proverbs? :P
|May-01-06|| ||Zebra: What nationality is/was Vooremaa - presumably Estonian?|
|May-01-06|| ||offramp: He is indeed an Estonian; http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph...|
|May-01-06|| ||Fast Gun: What exactly is the Bastrikov variation of the Sicilian Paulsen anyway ?|
|May-22-06|| ||dehanne: The first 5 moves of this game define the Bastrikov variation, I believe.|
|Sep-02-06|| ||Nikita Smirnov: I think i saw Vooremaa in the Scandinvaian GP at Tallin (in a magazine).|
|Oct-31-06|| ||penosov: I think I have it in a CD, as Flash lecture. I believe it was comented by IM Bill Paschall.|
|Nov-18-07|| ||notyetagm: Wow.
|Apr-14-08|| ||enoughsaid05: In this game I think Tal's sacrifices are sound, though it takes me a long time to think why.|
Tal seizes a dangerous initiative. He has an idea in mind of attacking the g7 pawn, then marching his pawns straight up to the king.
14) ... exd4 15) Qxg7 Rf8
From 14 to 15, Tal has gotten hold of a tempo.
16) e5 Be7 17) f5 f6
The pawn march.
Here 18) Nf4!!
If 18) ... Nxe4, 19) Qxe7 Kxe7 20) Nd5+ and Tal has equal material.
If 18) ... exd4 19) Nd5! Qa5 20) f6 Qxd5 21) fxe7 Nxe7 22) Qxf8#
If 18) ...exd4 19) Nd5! Qe8 20) f6 Rf7 21) Qg8+ Rf8 22) f7#
If 19) ...Rxg7 20) fxg7 Kf6 21) f6! Bishop goes away 22) Bc4+, white promotes his pawn
If 19) ...Rxg7 20 fxg7 Kf6 21) f6! Bxf6 22) Nxh4 Na5 23) Rxf6+ Qxf6 24) Nxf6 and White has equal pieces with better pawn structure
The rest is up to our imagination as to how much damage can the double pawn do along the f file.
|Apr-27-09|| ||RobertLangdon: This game makes me sick! Such a chaos is unbearable.|
|Aug-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: my version:
If Tal sacrifices, resign
If Spassky sacrifices, think it over
If Botvinnik sacrifices, make sure you don't become Capablanca
|Sep-23-09|| ||birthtimes: It's interesting to note that Tal, in his book "Attack With Mikhail Tal", gives two exclamation points to 20. Bc4 and says, "Diverting the knight both from the e-file, and away from the g6 square beside the king, from where in certain variations the queen will continue the attack" (1999, p. 8). So he must not have seen the ramifications of 20. Qh8+, either then nor later...|
|Jun-12-11|| ||chancho: Tal le magnifique.|
|Jul-20-11|| ||Brandon plays: Wow... This game is insane. Tal sacrifices so much material and yet he wins seemingly with ease.|
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