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Mikhail Tal vs Roman Dzindzichashvili
Blitz Match (1991) (blitz), New York, NY USA
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. General (B30)  ·  1-0



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Oct-03-05  like a GM: What an attack! And it was blitz!
Jan-10-06  woodenbishop: If ever there was a true chess genius, a master who saw what no other saw, a magician whose tricks take our breath away, it was none other than the late, GREAT, Mikhail Tal.

Jul-11-06  kevindeane: brilliantly planned attack. and I thought sicilian was able to counter any onslaught. Tal was bananas!!
Jul-11-06  RookFile: Fortunte favors the bold, dynamic, attacking player.
Jul-11-06  madlydeeply: Like Napoleon and Alexander!
Nov-22-06  ToTheDeath: 23. Rxg7 lights out. Very nice, esp for blitz.
Sep-04-07  notyetagm: <like a GM: What an attack! And it was blitz!>

Masterful handling of the IQP position by Tal.

Does anyone know what <blitz tournament> this was? Thanks.

Sep-02-08  pom nasayao: the threat after 25. Q h3 was 26. Bf4+ Kg8 27. Qg3+ Kf8 28. Nf6+
Dec-24-10  jeremyh20man: Why not 24...Kxh6?
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  chancho: 25.Nxf7+ forking King and Queen.
Dec-24-10  jeremyh20man: Simply Nxf7+ taking Queen?
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  thegoodanarchist: Dzindzi is a tough, talented GM and specializes in blitz. here he looks as a child compared to the former champ.
Jun-27-15  dchrist: Black needs to get his queen active and begin a counterattack.

22... a6? (better is ..Qb6)

25... Ng8?? (..Qb6 imperative)

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