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Lajos Portisch vs Mikhail Tal
Tal - Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal (1965), Bled YUG, rd 7, Jul-07
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Hübner Deferred (E50)  ·  0-1



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Jul-18-07  talisman: 41...Ke3 and white runs out of checks. cafferty raises an interesting point."this was the sealed move and portish resigned the game the following day after he had already lost the 8th game and thereby the whole is an interesting point, bearing in mind the rules about 'hand quitting the piece', whether 41...Ke3 should be considered a move in the strict sense, if play is not continued...since only the judge and the player sealing would know what was written in the envelope.many games are thus reported 'a move short' in newspapers and this version is often passed on as the definitive one."
Feb-05-09  PolishPentium: Sorry to be disputatious, but 41...Ke3+ is completely illegal, right? Presumably 41...Ke6+ is what's meant. In that case, strictly speaking on move 42 White has not yet run out of checks. To wit, 42 Qb6+. Perhaps things may continue with 42...Kd5, and shortly thereafter White is truly out of options. Perversely, however, if Black plays 42 Kf5, a line may result whereby WHITE (!) is able to win with checkmate around move 52. It shocked PP as he played out that line...^^
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  zydeco: Portisch falls apart in this game.

15.Qb3 seems weak, giving black a tempo to bring his knight to c4. Maybe 15.Bf1 is better.

21.Qe2 also seems a bit timid. Maybe 21.b3 Nd6 (or .....Na3) 22.Qd2 followed by Ne5.

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