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Mark Izrailovich Dvoretsky vs Mikhail Tal
Raud Memorial (1972), Viljandi EST, rd 2, Jul-??
Alekhine Defense: Exchange Variation (B03)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Aug-01-15
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  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.
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