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Interesting games by Tal
Compiled by KFitzgerald
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"I drink, I smoke, I gamble, I chase girls – but postal chess is one vice I don't have." Tal

Wikipedia article: Mikhail Tal

This game is funny
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 14 moves, 1-0

pirc
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

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

Tal vs Kasparov, 1980 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Anotated Game
Tal vs Keene, 1964  
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal spares no fireworks as he wins the Soviet title.
Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Second straight Soviet title.
Spassky vs Tal, 1958 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 73 moves, 0-1

Tal wins a Brilliancy Prize for this game.
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

"A Tal Order"
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Another Brilliancy Prize game.
I Bilek vs Tal, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Black attacks in the centre and then starts a king chase
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

Tal destroys one of the greatest defensive players.
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

It's magic, by the migician.
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

R Gonzalez vs Tal, 1992 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Tal vs V Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Tal vs J Miller, 1988 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

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

A Different Kind of Back Rank Mate
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

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