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Adam Horvath vs Albert Bokros
Young Masters (1999), Groningen NED, rd 10, Dec-29
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Traxler Counterattack Knight sac line (C57)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Mar-20-17  syracrophy: This wild game has a curious background with the signature of legendary Mikhail Tal on it. Full story by Tim Krabbe on (Item #47)

<In the penultimate round of the recent 'Young Masters' tournament in Groningen, leader Bokros from Hungary and his compatriot Horvath played a prearranged draw by which Bokros secured first place. As especially young players will sometimes do, they did not just play a few token moves, but copied an old and very wild draw.

This had already been played during 1968 and 1969 as a correspondence game between the readers of the Russian children's magazine 'Pionerskaya Pravda' with White, and Mikhail Tal with Black (White Rook Youth Club vs Tal, 1970). The only difference was that the pioneers omitted the repetition between move 18 and 20, and that from the diagram, the finish was: 26...Ng3+ 27.Kh6 Nf5+ 28.Kxh7 Rg7+ 29.Kh8 draw.

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What Horvath and Bokros apparently did not know, was that in the diagram, Tal had missed an easy mate in six, as one little pioneer, Vadim Brodsky, later demonstrated: 29...Nf4+! 30.Kh6 (30.Kh4 h5 and Rg4 mate) Rg6+ 31.Kxh7 Rg7+ 29.Kh6 (29.Kh8 Ng6 mate) Kg8 and mate in 2 moves by Rg6.>

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