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Garry Kasparov vs Mikhail Tal
Skelleftea World Cup (1989), Skelleftea SWE, rd 7, Aug-??
Queen's Gambit Declined: Charousek (Petrosian) Variation (D31)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Feb-12-05  fgh: No kibitzing here? I' am surprised there is so few kibitzing on Kasparov - Tal games. After all, Tal does have an outstanding score against Kasparov.
Feb-13-05  iron maiden: I wouldn't call 0-3 outstanding.
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  ray keene: i think kasparov led 2-0 in serious games-one here is a five minute game from brussels 1987 as i point out on the relevant page
Feb-13-05  Clubfoot: Tal defeated Kasparov in the 1992 Moscow Blitz tournament, an event for which Tal reportedly sneaked out of the hospital; Kasparov recovered to win the tournament. Whatever the case, Tal returned to hospital the next day and died the following week.

This is a something of a cool story. However, I've never been able to locate the score of that game, which may not be on record.

Feb-13-05  fgh: <IronMaiden>: Go and play Kasparov you patzer.
Feb-13-05  iron maiden: I never said anything about my own playing ability; I was just pointing out that Tal's record against Kasparov was not as good as, say, Petrosian's.
Feb-13-05  euripides: 33 Qb7 is a massive blunder. Kasparov threw away a number of wins in this tournament, I think.
Feb-13-05  WMD: To my knowledge, Kasparov's only win over Tal in a serious game is Kasparov vs Tal, 1987, which is not entirely above suspicion.

I don't know about the other Kasparov victory given here, Tal vs Kasparov, 1980. Was it a team tournament or a training game?

Jul-24-09  WhiteRook48: you would think that these pawns would beat the bishop easily
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  vonKrolock: <53.♕g6+> or 53.♕xf8 ♕h1+ 54.♔g4 ♕d1+ 55.♔f5 ♕d5+ 56.♔g4

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....♕d1+! etc

Well, a draw with a ♗ vs ♙♙♙♙ was a good achievement - so this was the last serious game between both Chess geniuses... Really a pity

Oct-18-09  WhiteRook48: 33 Qxb7 was stupid
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