|Nov-30-03|| ||Spitecheck: Any Tal fans out there will appreciate this game.
|Nov-30-03|| ||mack: They don't make 'em like Tal any more |
|May-26-04|| ||Jim Bartle: OK, I remember this game was analyzed by Robert Byrnes in the NYT, but forget what happens if black takes the second rook with 17...Qxa1? 18. Qf6 followed by Bh6? |
|Jan-04-06|| ||Lupechmand: I think then Bh8 and Qg7# without any pieve able to do anything about it?|
|Jan-04-06|| ||aw1988: Yes, but if Qxa1 Bh8 f6, then what?|
|Jan-04-06|| ||Jim Bartle: According to Byrne, 17...Qxa1 would be answered by 18. Qf6 to be followed by Bh6 and mate.|
|Jan-04-06|| ||keypusher: How about 18 Bh6 f6 19 Bf3?|
|Jul-04-09|| ||backrank: Interestingly, this game has a predecessor which had been played only a few weeks before: N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974|
That game shows also very drastically what would have happened if Paehtz had taken also the second rook.
However, the final stroke in this game is also very nice, for if Black takes the rook e6 he has only the choice between two pretty mates by queen and bishop: 22. ... fxe6 23. f6+ and now either 23. ... g8 24. xe6 # or 23. ... e8 24. c6 # !. An elegant finish.
|Sep-27-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 19...Rb8 would win|
|Feb-16-11|| ||TheRavenPK: <WhiteRook48> After 20.Re1 every move by black leads to mate, or I found 20.Qh6+ 21.Kc2 Qg7 22.Re8+ Kxe8+ 23.Qxg7 losing just a lady in black.. I don't think it is necessary to post the mating lines..|
|Aug-23-11|| ||perfidious: This game deserves to be a POTD, with Tal's brilliant masterstroke 16.Qd4.|
|May-14-12|| ||Llawdogg: Thanks for posting the mating lines, backrank.|