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Leonov vs Mikhail Tal
URS (1950)
Queen's Indian Defense: Classical. Traditional Variation (E17)  ·  0-1



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Jul-30-04  Knight13: Checkmate in one more move. Good game.
Aug-14-04  michlo: No mate in one
Aug-14-04  ConLaMismaMano: 35.Ke2 Rh2+ 36.Kd3 Qe3#
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  tpstar: There's a dual with 35. Ke2 Qf1+ 36. Kd2 Rh2#. Tal only used the Queen's Indian a handful of times, being more famous for unbalanced play in the King's Indian or Modern Benoni. These legends of the game have amazing versatility.
Aug-15-04  ughaibu: On the other hand Tal did use the Dutch.
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  tpstar: moss2932-tpstar0 (Yahoo 9/1/04): 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Nxe4 Bxe4 9. b3 f5 10. Bb2 Bf6 11. Nd2 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 c5!? (12 ... d6) 13. Nf3 Nc6 14. e3 Qc7 15. Qd2 cd 16. Nxd4 Nxd4 17. Bxd4 Qc6+ 18. f3 e5 19. Bc3 e4 20. f4 Bxc3 21. Qxc3 d5 22. Rac1 dc 23. Qxc4+ Qxc4 24. Rxc4 Rfd8 25. Rf2 Rd3 26. Re2 Rad8 27. Kf2 R8d7 and Black won (0-1).
Sep-20-04  michlo: <ConLaMis> Not mate in one.
Oct-29-04  tempi2burn: theres is also a mate from 35.Ke2 Qd1 36.Kf2 Rh2
Jun-25-05  lentil: IMHO, the prettiest mate is 35. Ke2 Qf1+ 36. Kd2 Qd1#
Feb-01-07  Mountainman1: Ke2 Rh2 Kd3 Qf1# perhaps.
Feb-01-07  dabearsrock1010: Ke2 Qg2 Kd3 Rd1 Qd2 Qxd2# is obviously the prettiest since its the one I saw first

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