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Mikhail Tal vs Leonid Shamkovich
USSR Championship (1972), Baku URS, rd 16, Dec-11
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: White threatens with 30.Qxf7+ Qxf7 31.Rxf7# and if black tries 29...Rd8 (29...Re7 30.Qh8#) freeing e8 for the King, then he gets a mate in four moves after 30.Qh8+ Ke7 31.Rxf7+ Kd6 32.Qd4+ Kc6 33.Qc5#. Pretty game of Tal.
May-08-16  ToTheDeath: f4 and Rf4! were nice
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  andrewjsacks: Fine little-known game.
Dec-27-18  ughaibu: Reminded me of L Shamkovich vs Kholmov, 1961 though looking at it again, the similarities are few. I wonder if Shamkovich felt haunted by his own ghost.

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