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TAL: TACTICAL GENIUS!!!
Compiled by notyetagm
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He really was a genius when it came to chess tactics.

21 Qe5!! attacks Black c5-queen defender of f8-mating square
Tal vs W R Chandler, 1974 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Greatest simul combination ever?
Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal demolishes Smyslov at the 1959 Candidates Tournament
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Tal plays zwischenzug after zwischenzug
I Bilek vs Tal, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

The Magician's final tournament game
Tal vs Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Yet another Tal tactical victory from the 1966 Olympiad
E Kristiansen vs Tal, 1966 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Neibult, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 24 moves, 1-0

Tal wipes out a GM in blitz
Tal vs Dzindzichashvili, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

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

19/22 Tal`s moves concur with rybka 3 at 3 minutes !!!
Tal vs Larsen, 1979 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Gipslis vs Tal, 1955 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

Killer Queen
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Tal sees that 25 24-d5!! wins in Yusupov's game at Lucerne '82
Yusupov vs Van der Wiel, 1982 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 31 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs Tal, 1972 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 49 moves, 0-1

Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Tal vs A Chihu Amparan, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

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