|PawnSac: While playing thru some Tal games, I occasioned upon this one.
I’ve arrived at the position mentioned.
< This is Tal's view AS BLACK >
< He just played 59. ..N(e5)d2+ >
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< talisman: what about 60.k-g5 for B? >
The question seems to be..
“What about 60.Kg5 to support Bxf5?”
I appreciate DZ Hafner’s helpful contribution [supporting analysis] , but this position requires no calculation to make the correct choice quickly. Just take a good look at the board! < Don’t calculate! Just LOOK! >.
Black just moved the knight with discovered check. White has no capture or reasonable block for the rook check, and must move the king to either g5 or e3.
White is a pawn down, about to lose a second [the B pawn], after which black’s C pawn is elevated to the status of “Passer”. So let me ask a simple question. How far away from the queening square [C1] would you like your king?
Keep in mind… The black rook commands the half open B file and the 5th rank. The king stands on a wall of checks, must pick a direction, and thereafter can't cross that wall. If he goes behind the pawns he could be effectively locked out of the game while black crowns his new bride. So I ask again..
How far away would you like your king?