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Janis Mileika vs Mikhail Tal
LAT-ch (1953), Riga LAT
Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A60)  ·  0-1



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Sep-09-03  ughaibu: Tal's earliest miniature win with the Benoni.
Dec-12-04  chess man: I liked this game so much, I added it to my favorite game collection!
Jun-08-05  bomb the bishop: What would black play after 10. e5?, if 10. ..dxe5 then d6 wins black's rook
Jun-08-05  Kangaroo: <bomb the bishop: What would black play after 10. e5?, if 10. ..dxe5 then d6 wins black's rook>

10. e5 Ng4 and Black wins the pawn on e5!

Jun-08-05  bomb the bishop: thanks Kangaroo for the correction, do you know if 6...a4 is still playable for white?
Jun-08-05  Kangaroo: <bomb the bishop: ... do you know if 6.a4 is still playable for white?>

6. a4 is a normal move, no better and no worse than any alternative, in my opinion.

6. Bg2 seems to be more accurate, yet these opening details look quite disputable.

After 6. a4 b4 (like in the game) the answer 7. b3 looks like either a provocation or a relatively weak move. White should better complete the kingside development.

Again, this is in my opinion, since I do not play this opening as White and the Black position looks more attractive to me.

Jun-08-05  bomb the bishop: yes 6. Bg2 or Qc2 are the recommended moves for white
Jun-19-08  devioustalfan: what's the most common continuation of this Benoni after 3...e6 ? (five moves would be appreciated) Tal also played the dutch:
d4 f5 but preferred the Benoni
Sep-12-11  pinknipple: 22 Qc7 is obviously wrong. Was't TAL's oponent a GM
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  perfidious: <pinknipple> Hardly, and about the only player Mileika ever faced here was Tal (all but one of his eight games in the DB).
Nov-25-14  MindCtrol9: M Tal was great.I love all his games.I think there is no other player whose games were so excitement like Tal games.I read Fisher lost 4 in a raw playing Tal, and this is more than a proof of the caliber of the imaginative mind Tal had.He was born to be immortal.We can not compare computers with humans because humans make mistakes more than computers do,, and the beauty of chess is like this game which is between 2 humans.What a player Tal was!! I review more games of Tal than from any other.
Jun-30-15  Bruce Graham: Tal won without touching the queen.
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