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Mikhail Tal vs Laszlo Szabo
Chigorin Memorial 9th (1973), Sochi URS, rd 7, Sep-??
Modern Defense: Pseudo-Austrian Attack (B06)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: This line looks a little bit dubious from black's perspective. GM Filip in his comment did not like 7...c5 but white seems to be better here after anything else as well. 9.e5 gives white space, closes black dark-squared Bishop and black kingside Knight cannot develop on f6. Szabo's 10...Nd4 gave white a Pawn. Black cannot take any of "forked" pieces in move 12 because of Bxb5+ and if 12...Kf8, then 13.Be4 pins and wins the Pawn d4. Black then got some counter-play but Tal was in firm control of events all the time. After 19...Ng4 which was a small but decisive mistake (19...Qa1+ 20.Kd2 Qxb2 would have been a little bit better), Tal forced the play to the final blow 22.Bxf7+! with winning of material. The rest of game was Tal's exhibition. Pretty game.
Jun-02-09  WhiteRook48: 12 0-0-0! is rather spectacular
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