Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky vs Mikhail Tal
Raud Memorial (1972), Viljandi EST, rd 2, Jul-??
Alekhine Defense: Exchange Variation (B03)  ·  1/2-1/2


explore this opening
find similar games 3 more M Dvoretsky/Tal games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To flip the board (so black is on the bottom) press the "I" key on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "As early as the second round, I was paired with Tal. I played carefully, but, at some point, I missed an opportunity to seize the initiative. The last move in the game was indicative of my mood.

After <22.Qf4>, we agreed to a draw. I did not dare to take the pawn (<22.Qxb7>) that Tal was offering because I feared that, after <22 Rae8> (or rather, probably <22a5!?>, with approximately equal chances) <23.Rde1 Re6> or 23h5, my formidable opponent would create an attack on the king, which would also be strengthened by the presence of opposite-color bishops. Fear makes mountains out of molehills, and I suspect that I somewhat exaggerated the danger."

-- Dvoretsky

Aug-02-15  Xeroxx: nice quote.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Game 6
from For Friends and Colleagues 1 (Dvoretsky) by Qindarka
Round 2
from Tal at the Ilmar Raud Memorial 1972 by jessicafischerqueen
000_-> Middlegames Opp col Bishops 2
by whiteshark

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC