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Mikhail Tal vs Ivan M Eropov
Latvian Championship (1953), Riga URS
French Defense: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn Variation General (C18)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-14-03  drukenknight: Another Winawer w/ Tal. 37....Rc1+ or on the previous move. Can white defend that f pawn? Looks hard.

Notice that instead blacks exchanges B (he's been exchanging all game) white grabs blacks f pawn. THe very same f pawn that should be grabbed is now passed.

Once again, this is near the time control. Chess seems to only get real crazy under time pressure.

Aug-23-03  Brian Watson: I don't see balck winning the f pawn:
27...Rc1+ 28.Kh2 Nd3 29.Be2
or 27...Rc1+ 28.Kh2 Rc2 29.Kg3 Nd3 30.Bd1
and anyway, can't white just push f3 if necessary?

Perhaps black exchanged the bishop because he thought, under time pressure, that there was going to be a knight fork at e2. Or more likely he wanted to exchange bishops in order to be able to blockade e6

Apr-09-04  ArturoRivera: F3 is defended by the siemple move e6 that wins a Knight in Exchange of a queen (That was a promoted pawn), bishop and rook and a pawn that can be defended and pushed until queening looks quiete hard to fight against. Also playable is Rd8 wining a Knight or Exchanging a rook for a queen (That is the passed pawn that will promote)

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