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Mikhail Tal vs Artur Darznieks
Riga Championship semifinal (1950), Riga URS
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Chigorin Defense (C98)  ·  0-1



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Jul-29-04  molinov: Tal gets a taste of his own medicine. Brillant combination.
Oct-26-05  lopium: What a funny comment!
Oct-26-05  aw1988: ?????
Oct-26-05  lopium: ahaha!! I thought we could have laugh about that comment, no more. aw1988, yours is... strange and funny! Why 22.Rxd5 ? (to keep it serious as well).
Oct-26-05  aw1988: Rxd5 is to get piece activity.
Oct-27-05  lopium: Sorry, I tought black lost! Ok, Rxd5 was to win, thanksxz.
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  fm avari viraf: I think, Tal didn't care about the safety of his Kingside, hence Darsneik beautifully exploited it with 22...Rxd5! & White is bursted & Tal was at the receiving end.
Sep-05-07  mcgee: White regularly plays a g2-g4 advance in the Chigorin Variation of the Closed Spanish, but to do this in connection with 13 dxc5 looks intrinsically wrong to me; it gives Black the leverage for the Bc8-e6-d5 combo that wins the game. 13 d5 restricts Black's options and leads to Chigorin positions as seen a lot in the 1950s, although this is the first game I have seen with the variation this early on in the decade...
Jan-28-11  Whitehat1963: Now the second "hardest" on the Guess-the-Move top 40.

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