|Dec-23-02|| ||ughaibu: This is the game that ended Tal's unbeaten run of 93 games. Kirov plays as if he were Tal. |
|Dec-23-02|| ||GregorMendel: Don't think 13. Nxc8 was the best move, but I don't see what else is an option...what was Tal's idea with Nb6? Probably not exchanging off an active Knight for the Bishop that hadn't been touched... |
|Mar-16-05|| ||Knezh: So, umm, <goosey>, care to tell us a bit about this interesting game? |
|Mar-17-05|| ||mdz: Tal was winning with 25.Ba5 (lost with g4?). Analysis by Junior 9:
1. ± (0.81): 25.Ba5 Qb8 26.Bc3 g4 27.Rd3 Rd8 28.Rad1 g3 29.h3 Kg8 30.Rxd7 Rxd7 31.Rxd7 Qxf4 32.Qxc6 |
|Jun-04-06|| ||TheAlchemist: Tal annotated this game for the Informant and gave:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 Qc7 7.O-O Nf6 8.Be3 Bb4 9.Na4 O-O 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.f4 (<!?, 11.Nb6; 11.c4>) Be7 (<!, 11...Rb8 12.Bd3 Be7 13.c4 d6 14.c5 >) 12.Nb6 (<12.Bd3 d6?! 13.Nb6 Rb8 14.Nxc8 Qxc8 15.b3 ; 12...c5! =>) Rb8 13.Nxc8 Qxc8 (<13...Rfxc8 14.Ba6 Rd8 15.Bd3 Rxb2 16.Bd4 Rb8 17.e5 Nd5 19.f5→>) 14.e5 Nd5 15.Bc1 (<15.Bd4 c5 16.c4 Nf4! >) f6 (<!>) 16.c4 Bc5+ 17.Kh1 Ne7 (<?!, 17...Ne3! 18.Bxe3 Bxe3 19.Qd3 Bc5 20.exf6 Rxf6 21.b3 >)18.exf6 Rxf6 19.Bd3 (<!, >) Qc7 (<!?, 19...Ne7 (∆ Ng3) 20.g4! Ne3 21.Bxe3 Bxe3 22.g5 Rf4 23.Qh5 >) 20.Bxh7+ Kxh7 21.Qh5+ Rh6 22.Qxc5 Nf5 23.Rf3 (<23.Qf2 >) Rh8 (<23...g5?? 24.g4! >) 24.Bd2 (<??, 24.h3 >) g5 (<!, >) 25.g4 (<!?>) Kg8 26.gxf5 Rxh2+ 27.Kg1 d6 (<!!> - Rarely does someone award two exclamation points to the opponent - <27...Rh1+? 28.Kf2 Rxa1 29.Qe7 ; 27...Rd2 28.Qe7 Qb6! 29.c5 Rg2 30.Kxg2 Qb2+ 31.Rf2 Rh2+ =; 28.f6 d5!; 28.fxe6 dxe6 29.Qg5+ Kf7 30.Rg3 Qb6! 31.c5 Qb2 32.Qg6 Ke7 =>) 28.Qd4 (<?, 28.Ba5!! Rh1+ 29.Kf2 dxc5 30.Bc7 Rxa1 31.fxe6 =>) e5 (<!>) 29.fxe5 dxe5 30.Qg4 (<30.Qd3 g4!! 31.f6 gxf3 32.Qg6+ Kf8 33.Bb4+ c5 34.Bxc5 Qxc5 ; 31.Rg3 Rh1+ 32.Kf2 R8h2+?! 33.Ke3 Qb6+ 34.Ke4 Re2 35.Qxe2? Qd4#; 35.Be3! ∞; 32...Qb6! >) Rh1+ 31.Kf2 R8h2+ 32.Kg3 (<32.Ke3 Qb6+ >) e4 33.Rf4 (<33.Bf4 Rh3 34.Qxh3 Rxh3 35.Kxh3 Qh7+ 36.Kg3 Qh4+ ; 34.Kf2 Rf3+ 35.Kg2 Qf4! 36.Qxf4 gxf4 37.Rh1 Rg3+! >) Rh3+ 34.Kg2 R3h2+ 35.Kg3 Rh3+ 36.Kg2 R1h2+ (<!>) 37.Kf1 Qd8 (<!>) 0-1
Tal sure knew how to appreciate his opponents' efforts. Even when he lost, he still managed to recognize his opponent's good play and award it accordingly. A great struggle, albeit with a few errors and inaccuracies.
|Feb-12-11|| ||theodor: has this game been a play of the day?|
|Feb-12-11|| ||Phony Benoni: <theodor> I'm not sure what you mean by "Play of the Day". If you mean "Game of the Day", this can be seen because the game will have a little note below the players' names. For some examples, see Tal vs Averbakh, 1961, or Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971, or Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974.|
If you mean "Puzzle of the Day", that's much harder since they have no indication other than several pages of kibitizing on the same day. That's obviously not the case here.
|Mar-08-11|| ||theodor: obviously I mean "Game of the Day". this is a clear demonstration of my poor memory. I formerly tried to memorize Steinitz - Bardeleben game. after a week I couldnt remember the 6th move(or so)!|
|Oct-26-15|| ||perfidious: A game which marked the end of another long undefeated streak in serious play for Tal, his last loss having come to Petrosian in USSR Championship (1973).|
This defeat left Tal even after four rounds; he scored +8 =3 in the remaining rounds to finish one-half point ahead of Gyozo Victor Forintos, whom Kirov also defeated.
This was a curious result for Kirov: despite wins against the top two finishers, he was minus (+2 -3 =8) against the remainder of the field to finish 8-7.