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Mikhail Tal vs Vladimir Bagirov
10th Soviet Team Championship Final-B (1967), Moscow URS, rd 2, Jul-29
Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14)  ·  1-0



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Jan-10-09  WhiteRook48: how does Tal win?
Mar-10-09  WhiteRook48: why not 57...Kb2 58. f8=Q a2?
Jun-23-09  broomsticker: 57. ... Kb2 58. Kd3 a2 59. f8=Q a1=Q 60. Qb4+ Kc1 61. Qd2+ Kb1 62. Qc2#
Nov-23-17  andrea volponi: 49...Ke5! -b5 f4 -Kg6 f3 - a4 Kd4 -Kxf6 Kc4 -Ke5 Kb4 - Ke4 Kxa4 =
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  pawn to QB4: I suspect Kxf6 is the mistake in that line. a5 instead will win, narrowly in both lines. Either a) the Black king goes for the queenside, in which case after all the pawns go except for f2 and f3, White gets in Kxf3 without the reply ...Kf5 being possible; or b) the Black king goes for f2. This ends up with White queen v Black pawn on f2. Without the black pawn on f6 this is drawn, but with it still there White wins, as the usual stalemate defence does not work.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: 49...Ke5 50.b5 f4 51.Kg6 f3 52.a4 Kd4 53.a5 Kc5 54.b6 axb6 55.axb6 Kxb6 56.Kxf6 Kc6 57.Ke5 Kd7 58.Kf4 Ke6 59.Kxf3 and ...Kf5 is possible.
Nov-24-17  RookFile: The end of the game is instructive. White's king is too close.

Let's try 58...Kb1 59. f8=Q a2

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Play continues:

60. Qb4+ Ka1 62. Qd2 Kb1 63. Kd3!

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Black doesn't have a good defense to Qc2 mate

63.... a1=N 64. Kc3 Nc2 65. Qxc2+ Ka1 66 Qb2 mate

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