Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Mikhail Tal vs Karlis Klasup
Riga (1952)
Dutch Defense: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 19 times; par: 126 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 8 more Tal/K Klasup games
sac: 22.Qe4 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the < and > buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-11-03  Helloween: 39.Rxh5+? is not as good as the winning 39.Qe7!. Black should still be able to draw this game with 40...Qg8!
Mar-05-06  DeepBlade: His sacrifices are based on a weakness. After move 22 Blacks exposed Queen gets chased around, which gives White a lead in development.
Nov-06-08  ForeverYoung: I played through this game today. I find it amazing that black lost, taking into account the position after white's 20th move. About 20 ... e3 Tal writes "Prior to this move Black's position was more than won. ... I suspect that practically any other move would have been stronger." Tal also points out that from move 30 on black was in serious time trouble.
Nov-05-10  Lyink: 22 moves to recuperate the piece!...with interest.
Dec-19-13  Maladetta: I'm Ready for My Klasup.
Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: It is interesting that Tal exchanged both his White bishops for properly posted Black knights by the 15th move. How many times did he do this in his career? Was he under the influence of Tchigorin at the time? Then Tal sacrificed both his remaining knights!?! Tal was something else.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
from The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal by wvb933
Dutch Def. Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80)1-0 P fork fails Black
from Jada Said So by fredthebear
The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
by newfiex
from *The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal by takchess
remembering Tal
by primero
1. d4!
by Benjamin Lau
Dutch Def. Blackmar's Second G. (A80)1-0 Uncommon Ns Strategy
from Ware Art Thou, O' Fredthebear? Strange Days Here by fredthebear
Game 2
from The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal by nakul1964
Tal's Winning Combination And Sacrifices
by tal7
Game 2
from Life and Games (Tal) by isfsam
from The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal by phillipecorrente
Game 2
from The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal by Retarf
current games examples
by flowerbear

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC