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Mikhail Tal vs Semenkin
Riga-ch (1954), Riga URS
English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Defense (A10)  ·  1-0



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Jun-30-03  Reverser: I probably miss something here but why not 17 .. Qxe3+ and then 18 .. Qxg5?
Jun-30-03  euripides: I think you're right. Oddly Tal could have stopped this with 17 c5 and even at seventeen or eighteen I find it hard to believe he missed this - I wonder whether a move got missed from the score ?
Jun-30-03  Malacha: In Alexander Khalifman "Mikhail Tal's games,1949-1962,in the game Tal-Semenkin Riga Championship 1954,the following moves are listed different than are shown in database. Black's 11th move Re8,White's 14.Ne4,white's 15.Bb2 White's 16.Ng5 Black's 16...Rf8,White's 17Qc2
Feb-17-04  lordhazol: why not 14 Qxe3 Tal must be ill while playing this game.
Mar-28-06  uergash: He's a risk taker.
Jan-24-07  syracrophy: Here I think that was much better 18...♕xe3+ 19.♔h1 ♕xg5 which I think can put more resistance
Jul-30-08  TheKingOfSpades: I am thoroughly impressed from move 17 until the end. Tal was a magician!
May-08-18  jabinjikanza: Excellent work tal

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