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Tal Attacks
Compiled by prashla
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Collection of my favourite tal games.

Bxh2 sets up a mating attack
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Early Rxe6
Tal vs Karpov, 1987 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal strikes Caro Kann
Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

Somebody help me understand this :(
Tal vs Koblents, 1961 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

King side attack with 2 sac offers
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Killer knight
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Tough one to comprehend
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Magician follows Nez
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal shows the king power
Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

hippo on the chessboard
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

3 sacs and mate
Tal vs Salnikov, 1970 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

Tal plays the KID
J Szukszta vs Tal, 1956 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 0-1

Break the castle with three mighty blows
Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

yet another attacking demo
Tal vs Oll, 1986 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Early attack launch
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

How to handle Alekhine's defense?
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Tal with his KID
N Spiridonov vs Tal, 1970 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1

Typical Tal game
Tal vs M Stean, 1975 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Typical Tal
Tal vs Szabo, 1973 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 1-0

YATS: Yet another Tal sac
J Kupper vs Tal, 1959 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 0-1

Take my rooks
Tal vs T Paehtz Sr, 1974 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Queen sac
Birbrager vs Tal, 1953 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Yet another attacking game from the genius
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1957 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Take it or leave it...
Tal vs I Bilek, 1964 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Throw the knights to continue the attack
Tal vs P Kampenuss, 1953 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Somebody called it a knightmare and indeed it is...
Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(B56) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Interesting pawn-sac that wins in the end...
Tal vs Kavalek, 1979 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 46 moves, 1-0

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