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Mikhail Botvinnik vs Mikhail Tal
Tal - Botvinnik World Championship Rematch (1961), Moscow URS, rd 19, May-05
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Normal Defense (E81)  ·  0-1



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Aug-10-06  talisman: what about 60.k-g5 for B?
May-31-09  dzhafner: I think the problem with 60 Kg5 is something like this.

60 Kg6 ... Rb6
61 Kh5 ... Nd4
62 Bd3? ... Ke7?
63 Rd5? ... Kf6?
64 Bc4? ... Nxb3

the b pawn looks weak and white even needs to worry about the possility of mates on the h file. I think its pretty lost.

Jun-16-09  talisman: <dzhafner> thanks!
Feb-13-12  Helios727: Starting with the final position and after:

76. Kxg4 c2
77. Rc8 Kd2
78. Rxc2 Kxc2

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Will not black be forced to sacrifice the rook for the pawn and settle for a draw?

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  Sastre: 76.Kxg4 c2 77.Rc8 Kd2 78.Rxc2+ Kxc2 79.Kh4 Kc3 80.g4 Kd4 81.Kg5 Ke5 82.Kg6 Rg3 83.g5 Kf4 wins.
Mar-12-12  screwdriver: Nice finishing analysis Sastre. It's always nice to know the finishing touches. Tal's endgame was solid as he showed in these championship games.
Jul-12-17  Toribio3: Building bridge is never fun by awesome Tal!

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