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Mikhail Tal vs Mikhail A Mukhin
USSR Championship (1972), Baku URS, rd 12, Dec-04
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Variation (B87)  ·  1-0


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  Benzol: Tal followed Fischer's recipe here see Fischer vs J A Rubinetti, 1970

Florin Gheorghiu also followed both Fischer and Tal. Against Edgar De Castro he played the same way as Tal. De Castro's play followed Mukin's until the seventeeth move then the game continued : 17...Rc8
18.b4 Nce4
19.Qxa6 Nxc3
20.Rac1 Rc7
21.Qd3 Qc8
22.Nb5 Nxb5
23.Qxb5+ Kd1

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  Honza Cervenka: The idea of Bd5 in this line occurred even before Fischer-Rubinetti game in I Zaitsev vs Savon, 1969
Jan-15-09  chocobonbon: Interesting how many of Tal's games end after the opponent's last move.
Jul-19-09  morin: 8. ... b4, 9. Na4 Nxe4, 10. Re1; and white it's better because of its development.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: So how would the game have ended? All my poor brain can see is 22.bxc5,dxc5; 23.Qf4+ and 24.Qxf6 with a two pawn advantage. Should be enough, but what am I missing?
Jul-20-09  zev22407: TO An Englisman
After 23)Q-f4+ B-d6 24)R-e7+ K-b7 or K-b6 25)R-b1#.
23)Q-f4+ K-d7 24)R(a)-e1 and there is no defence against R-e7+ 23)Q-f4+ Kb7 24)R-b1#
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Thanks, <zav22407>.
Jul-21-09  kurtrichards: Mikhail vs. Mikhail
Jul-31-09  Crocomule: The "I don't know whether they do a course on openings at the IPC" game!
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  perfidious: The comment by Tal which is cited by <Crocomule> is rich, and one I well remember from Cafferty's work on the Wizard of Riga.
May-24-14  john barleycorn: the idea 11.Bd5 had its premiere here

V Palermo vs Najdorf, 1965

May-24-14  RookFile: Black waved a red flag in front of the bull. Not surprisingly, Tal charged in and won.
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  perfidious: This was one bull who needed precious little encouragement.
Feb-12-16  sleepyirv: Black is definitely playing very provocatively, but it's worth mentioning that Mukhin had several nice victories at that year's Championship by playing provocatively. Scoring points off of Bronstein (M Mukhin vs Bronstein, 1972), Gufeld (M Mukhin vs Gufeld, 1972), and Evgeni Vasiukov (M Mukhin vs Vasiukov, 1972) on the strength of his counter-attack.

Alas for Mukhin, playing with matches is liable to get you burn at some point and he ended up get flambeed by the all-time great pyromaniac Mikhail Tal.

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