|Jun-16-06|| ||ganstaman: This is like a reverse sacrifice or something -- white doesn't take a piece and still wins -- why doesn't white play 39.fxe6?|
|Aug-30-06|| ||Petrocephalon: Black probably played 35..Bb5, not Be6.|
|Aug-30-06|| ||Albertan: According to my chessbase database the game score of this game above is correct and the chesslab website has the same game score. Who can explain such an oversight? ...unless Unzicker was in severe time trouble a GM (let alone a patzer) would never miss such a move as 39.fxe6.|
|Apr-10-07|| ||Sam Chapin: Um, if 39.fxe6 then 39..Kxd8 and black wins.
What I want to know is why Tal couldn't just respond to 38.f5 with 38..Bxf5.
|Apr-10-07|| ||kapabl: After 38...xf5 39.a8 Black cannot defend the a-pawn. Black probably preferred his passed a-pawn to White's f-pawn.|
|Jun-09-08|| ||ganstaman: <Sam Chapin: Um, if 39.fxe6 then 39..Kxd8 and black wins. >|
For reasons like this, I wish that there could be some sort of post or something from cg.com that would indicate when changes to the pgn have been made. Chesslab.com has this game (well, it gives the year as 1989) with 38...Be7 instead of Ke7. With the same error here, our 2 year old posts would have made sense.
What I wonder now is why Tal gave up the exchange? Did he not see it coming? Wasn't his bishop good enough on b5 without having to get stuck on c4?
|Dec-24-11|| ||iamdeafzed: @ ganstaman
Tal was essentially forced to trade an exchange. After 26.) Nd2, the knight is attacking both black's bishop and rook, and if the rook leaves the 4th rank, then black wins the bishop on c4. Staying on the 4th rank wouldn't have worked either, as Rg4 fails to h3.
As for why Tal moved his bishop from b5 to c4 in the first place, I'm guessing it was because he wanted to stop c4 by white, while also protecting his weak a-pawn from capture.
|Dec-24-11|| ||dusk: Why didn't Tal play 25.Bxh7 Kxh7 26.Be3?|
|Dec-24-11|| ||Penguincw: Tal's magic didn't work in this game.|