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|Jun-18-12|| ||Jim Bartle: "Long live Musorgsky!"
Miller's position did come to look like a Hut on Fowl's Legs.
|Jun-18-12|| ||Marmot PFL: Not bad for a simul, but nothing special as a Tal game. The queen sac wasn't that hard to see and was only queen for rook.|
|Jun-18-12|| ||WhiteRook48: For a regular game, absolute genius. For a Tal game, completely normal.|
|Jun-18-12|| ||Mladja: Beautiful game.Mikhail Tal achieved The highest level of this game.|
|Jun-18-12|| ||ajile: I actually played this music back when I was a string bass player in college. Russian piece by Mussorgsky.|
|Jun-19-12|| ||kevin86: A wild game by Tal-even forcing his opponent to give up his queen!|
|Jun-27-12|| ||DarthStapler: Amazing|
|Jun-27-12|| ||Lil Swine: i was thinking of " A Tal glass of Miller"|
|Jun-27-12|| ||andrewjsacks: Miller Lite.|
|Aug-15-12|| ||Manoloo: It wasn't Miller Time!!|
|Nov-10-12|| ||ajax333221: he missed Mate in 3 at the end :C|
|Nov-24-12|| ||Abdel Irada: <sevenseaman: I dunno if <abstemiously > is an approved adjective/adverb.>|
"I approve this adverb."
— George W. Bush ... er, Daniel Webster
|May-26-13|| ||papagan: Would 19... Qc6, instead of 19... Qd6, have left Miller with the advantage?|
|May-26-13|| ||Nerwal: <Would 19... Qc6, instead of 19... Qd6, have left Miller with the advantage?>|
Yes. See Dvoretsky's analysis of the game : http://www.chesscafe.com/text/dvore...
|Aug-11-13|| ||thegoodanarchist: "Pictures at an Exhibition" sounds like old-time cartoon music.|
|Aug-11-13|| ||ughaibu: Really? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHFa...|
|Aug-11-13|| ||ughaibu: Okay, I see what you mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4jd... Any aesthetic realists capable of separating them?|
|Aug-11-13|| ||thegoodanarchist: <ughaibu> I think it even may have been used for old cartoons! It sounds familiar, and I don't go to many classical music recitals but as a child I watched many cartoons.|
and scroll down to "Gnomus" and give it a read.
|Jan-28-14|| ||ChessYouGood: Schroeder has video annotated this game here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjvk...|
|Mar-21-14|| ||Isilimela: Lends altogether new meaning to "The Queen's Gambit declined" !|
|May-16-14|| ||Rookiepawn: First time I saw this, after move 21 I thought "OK the score is wrong, Tal didn't make it in this game. What the hell is this guy going to do here?"|
Black's attack seems ustoppable, ... Rf2 and that's it. It even makes a hole in f8 for the Black K. A woodpusher like me will not even think that poor White R in a1 would have time to accomplish anything.
While Black's attack looks like a monument to brutal force, Tal seems to be attacking with butterflies: a minor piece there, another one on the other side and a modest pawn in the middle. Just the strict minnimum to control the vital squares.
Two moves and a half later, 24. Rxd5, Tal brought the distant R right to the center, made already the Q sac and... Black has no chance! Black's Q, N and B appear to be looking at each other like "Hey, what happened here? Weren't we about to finish this?" while White's butterflies become wasps and Black's K is a lonely fly.
Miller threw a wonderful chess attack, no doubt; but chess cannot beat magic.
|Aug-01-14|| ||Mating Net: <Miller threw a wonderful chess attack, no doubt; but chess cannot beat magic> How true.|
After Black played the cute intermezzo 5...Nxe4, Tal must have thought something along the lines of: "Ok Mr. Miller, I was planning on playing a nice quiet exhibition. You have failed to cooperate so I am going to unleash the Magician from Riga on you."
|Dec-27-14|| ||jasmin: Why not 6.Qd5?|
|Dec-27-14|| ||Nerwal: <Why not 6.Qd5?>
6. ♕d5 ♗e6 7. ♕xe4 d5.
|Apr-19-15|| ||hedgeh0g: The fact that this game was played as part of a simul is nothing short of awe-inspiring.|
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