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Mikhail Tal vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic
SWIFT Blitz (1987) (blitz), Brussels BEL, Apr-26
Modern Defense: Two Knights Variation (B06)  ·  0-1



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Nov-27-03  Benjamin Lau: This is a game with a lot of good fighting spirit. This is what chess should be all about!
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  technical draw: Sorry to disagree with you Ben, but I think Tal played this game after he died.
Nov-27-03  Benjamin Lau: I guess you meant *died* in the spiritual sense since Tal died sometime in 1992 I believe (speaking of which, does anybody know what happened first- Fischer's match with Spassky or Tal's death? I found it a strange coincidence.) I would disagree though. Certainly Tal's tactical and positional alertness declined after the seventies and in his prime he might not have missed 21... Rxf4! but I can still see a lot of raw determination and will in even his last games. I wonder why Tal allowed Ljubojevic to checkmate him here however.
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  Eggman: <This is what chess should be all about! ... I wonder why Tal allowed Ljubojevic to checkmate him here however.>

This is a five-minute speed game in which White played on for nearly 20 moves after going down a piece and a pawn. I'm afraid I cannot in this instance agree with your aesthetic sense.

Nov-27-03  Spitecheck: Isn't Ljubojevic the one who lost to Kasparov in an active game when he was a whole rook up.


Nov-27-03  ughaibu: Spitecheck: You might be thinking of a famous game with Bronstein.
Nov-28-03  ksadler: After 22. Rxc5 by Bronstein in the game Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 Bronstein has QBBN6P against Ljubojevic has QRRNN5P, so although Bronstein sacced a lot, I don't think this is the game that Spitecheck is taking about.

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