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Mikhail Tal vs Yuri Averbakh
2nd Soviet Team Cup (1954), Riga URS, rd 1, Sep-04
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation. Belgrade Gambit (C47)  ·  1-0



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Dec-20-04  Helloween: Most people who have studied this game already know this, but Averbahk committed an error with 11...Ba5. 11.a3 should be met by 11...Qe5+ when either 12.Kd2 Ne4++ 13.Kc2 Bf8 leaves Black a clear 2 pawns up or 12.Be3 Ba5 13.b4(otherwise Nd5+ and Nxe3)13...Bc7 practically forces 14.Qg3, with a near-won game for Black.
May-03-05  wrap99: Is this correct? Did Black resign after his 40th move? If so, why?
May-04-05  ughaibu: Adjournment.
May-04-05  who: he lost on time. the clock fell seconds before. tal wanted to play another move whereby the additional time would kick in, but his captain stopped him. he believes the position to be completely drawn. (from his autobiography)
May-21-08  dTal: So helloween is this line unplayable for White? I'm not familiar with the Four Knight's theory. Thanks.
Sep-05-12  DanielBryant: This was Tal's first win over a Grandmaster.
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  Check It Out: Tal says that Averbakh took over two hours on his first 10 moves.
Jul-03-18  Graciouseeeee: Guys where can I find tals books?
Jul-03-18  morfishine: <Graciouseeeee> Ebay
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  AylerKupp: <Graciouseeeee> Amazon is another good source. I just looked and there are at least 10 Tal books. I can particularly recommend and, both written by Tal. The second also credits Karsten Muller as a coauthor but I don't what additional material, if any, it contains. It is US $ 3.00 cheaper.

One book that I did not know about and is relatively recent is It sounds intriguing to me but you may have specific things that you are looking for in a Tal book.

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