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Mikhail Tal vs Leonid Stein
Amsterdam Interzonal (1964), Amsterdam NED, rd 3, May-22
Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Variation (D32)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jan-19-19  hukes70: According to an article in this game was prearranged... up to a point.

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  Sally Simpson: ***

A nice piece of chess trivia even though it makes you feel uncomfortable about the chatting amongst players. How would you feel if someone came up to you mid-game and say you can win now by playing...and then reeling off a variation you had not noticed. Would you play it?

I wonder what the long winning line was.


"Congratulations, you got him!", said Pachman. "What are you talking about," asked Tal, who was really puzzled. Before Tal could say another word, Pachman shot a long line that was winning for Tal. That was the exact line Tal and Stein decided to play! "


Jan-20-19  ughaibu: The story is fun but without stating where Tal varied from the analysis and what his justification was, it's not much fun and not very plausible. Is there any candidate for a position at which Tal had a winning continuation? And the game continuation could be justifiably preferred to it?
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  Sally Simpson: ***

"Kapengut said in the article that Tal told him that story himself, but several years later, Kapengut told Tal's story to Alexander Konstantinopolsky, and the latter said, "It's not true. I was there, and they played for real."


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