|May-23-04|| ||Erwin: what a game,a great blitz game, i really wanna see the looks of petrosian face when tal play 19)ne5 :), a stunning move |
|May-23-04|| ||Knezh: 8. ..Nc5 is dubious, better would have been Be7. |
|May-23-04|| ||Checkmate123: Exciting game |
|Feb-14-05|| ||StudentofTal: One of my favourite blitz games except I never get a chance to play this line against anyone! Besides I am not smart enough to see such moves! hehe Great Game Tal! |
|Oct-29-05|| ||dr.noooo: The Ghost of Morphy. Almost a pendant to the famous opera house game in New Orleans blindfold that Morphy probably rattled off just as fast against his pair of opponents, the last three or four moves in both games being not only virtually forced, but packed with beautiful dynamite.
You can almost hear the winners of each muttering to themselves, develop, develop, develop, and something will develop.
Except in this case, one of the grandmasters making another grandmaster look like a New Orleans amateur.|
|Oct-29-05|| ||offramp: <dr.noooo: The Ghost of Morphy. Almost a pendant to the famous opera house game in New Orleans blindfold that Morphy probably rattled off just as fast against his pair of opponents...> Do you mean Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858, except it was in Paris and Morphy was not blindfolded.|
|Nov-20-08|| ||MarbleSkull: I just don't understand why Petrosian played 19 b6 when he has 19 f6 or even 19 Bc5. Perhaps Be7 might have worked. |
Still, it's not like we know how much time was on the clock. Interesting game.
|Nov-20-08|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: It is way past my bedtime, but after 19...Be7, 20.Rc8+ looks like mate. But after 19...Bc5; 20.Rxc5,Qa1+ looks like a defense. Can't tell about 19...f6, because I'm very sleepy.|
|Jan-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: 19...b6?? why did Petrosian play this?|
|Feb-06-09|| ||Eisenheim: 19 b6 was played to protect from the back file rook mate c8. Tal of course had the answer to that.|
19 ...f6 doesn't defend. 20 Rc8+ Ke7 21 Qb4+ Qd6 or (Rd6), 22 Qc7+ Qd7 (Rd7) 23 Rc7 with mate on 25.
19 ...Be5 looks better and can even or better with an eventual b6
|Apr-16-09|| ||Antonius Blok: Is it Be7 or Bc5? Anyway:
IMO, Petrossian gave the better answer!
|Apr-16-09|| ||Oliphaunt: 19...f6 looks good enough to draw the game.
20.Rc8+ Ke7 21.Qb4+ Qd6! 22.Qxb7+ Qd7 23.Qb4+ Qd6= due to the mate threat.
21...Rd6 is much more complicated- but it turns out that white is at least equal in every line I've examined;
22.h4 fxg5 (22...Qb6!? 23.Qa4! if Rd8? 24.Bxf6+! gxf6 25.Rxd8 Qxd8 26.Qb4+ Qd6 27.Qxb7+ Ke8 28.Qf7+ Kd8 29.Qxf6+ . White's at least equal in these lines, even after 23...Rd1+) 23.hxg5 Qb6 24.Qf4 Rd4 25.Qf7+ Kd6 26.Nc4+ Rxc4 27.bxc4 Ke5 28.g3 Ke4 it must be winning for white.
|Apr-16-09|| ||Oliphaunt: ...But I don't understand why 19...Bc5 wasn't played instead.|
|Apr-16-09|| ||whiteshark: Sometimes it could be helpful to read some prior post...|
|Apr-16-09|| ||parisattack: Tal was one of the 'chess geometry' geniuses - Fischer and Kasparov the others.|
|Sep-01-10|| ||invas0rX: Aloha!!! check it!|
|Dec-08-10|| ||Llawdogg: This is eerily similar to the Paris Opera House Game of Paul Morphy. The queen sacrifice, the rook and bishop working together for the mate, the opponent's undeveloped king's side. Amazing!|
|May-12-11|| ||AylerKupp: <<WhiteRook48>: 19...b6?? why did Petrosian play this?>|
Petrosian usually plays ...b6 in the French. Since this was a blitz game he probably forgot about it and then said to himself "Oh! I forgot to play ...b6. I better play it now while I still have the chance."
|Nov-21-11|| ||Mudphudder: Wooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!|
|Feb-20-12|| ||ArtsewS: I while ago I made a Youtube video on this great game. You can check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyK...|
|Jun-01-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:
Tal vs Petrosian, 1975.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF TAL.
Your score: 49 (par = 32)
|Jun-21-12|| ||RookFile: Another ridiculously brilliant blitz game from Mikhail Tal!|
|Apr-17-13|| ||Dragi: He won in 20 moves against Petrosian ?!|
|Apr-17-13|| ||perfidious: <Dragi>: Petrosian scarcely lasted longer in this (serious) game: Tal vs Petrosian, 1974.|