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Oleg M Romanishin vs Mikhail Tal
Keres Memorial (1977), Tallinn URS, rd 9, Mar-05
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Romanishin Variation (E20)  ·  1-0

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Aug-16-13  nescio: In 1977 the champion of uncompromising chess of the 1950's had calmed down. For years Talj had the reputation of being almost unbeatable, but sometimes the desire to complicate still got the better of him. Here we see an example.

Position after 16.Nf3


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After 16...Nc6 he would have equalized comfortably, but with 16...Qb4? and 17...f5? he weakened his position. By 18.Nxd4! fxe4 19.Qxe4 Bh3 20.Qd5+ Kh8 21.Nb5! Romanishin sacrificed an exchange and Talj could only watch powerless while the white pawns in the centre moved up and his king was surrounded.

Nevertheless Talj won the tournament.

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