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Gennadi Kuzmin vs Mikhail Tal
Riga Interzonal (1979), Riga URS, rd 4, Sep-09
Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Variation (A62)  ·  0-1


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Mar-23-05  Whitehat1963: Easy win for Tal in the Opening of the Day.
Mar-24-05  chess man: 14...Rxe4! Beautiful move.
Oct-08-08  wanabe2000: Tal's fourth win in a row to start the tournament.
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  hedgeh0g: Hahaha! I love how Tal's opponent keeps trying to use tactics against him, but always fails and ends up throwing away his pieces.
Jul-07-15  Bartacus: The critical moment in the game is after Black's 18th. Instead of attacking rashly and losing quickly, White could have played more logically with 19 Qb3 b6 (forced) then 20 Qb5 Nd7 21 Qc6. The exchange of queens would allow White to attack the d-pawn. White would be OK at that point; certainly much better than in the game.
Jul-13-19  woldsmandriffield: @Bartacus Kuzmin presumably didnít trust the ending but did like his position. After 21 Qh4 Nf8 22 a4 White stands well so the first critical moment in the game is this point. The second is Kuzminís 25 Rxh7? which must have been a hallucination.
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