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Anatolij Bannik vs Mikhail Tal
USSR Championship (1957), Moscow URS, rd 4, Jan-25
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Variation (E63)  ·  0-1



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Dec-09-05  dr. micha: This game was analyzed by Tal in his book ATTACK WITH M. TAL. His magic was great!!
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  Richard Taylor: 22 Bxd4 was better. The point of . 8.Bg5 is pressure on d4.

The Panno usually is - more or less.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. O-O a6 8. d5 Na5 9. Nd2 c5 10. e4 Rb8 11. Qe2 Bd7 12. f4 b5 13. b3.... or similar. Perhaps not 13. b3

...with c5 rather than e5 but 8 Bg5 changes things altho my Fritz doesn't necessarily agree with Tal's play.

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  Richard Taylor: Nice game though.
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  fredthebear: Fabulous combination!! Examine ALL Checks, Captures and Pawn Promotions.
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  Fusilli: Very pretty combo. After 26...Qxe3+

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White covers with the queen, letting this happen:

27.Qf2 Nxe2+ 28.Rxe2 Qxc1+ 29.Re1:

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Now, if the queen retreats, it can only go to h6 and white plays Qxf6, and white is much better, maybe winning. If 29...Rd1 30.Qxf6 Rxe1+ 31.Kh2 Qh6 32.Bxe1, and again White is better.

But Tal outcalculated Bannik, and now played 29...Bxc3! ... leading to decisive material advantage.

Dec-30-19  ndg2: This is a goofy game (by both sides, me thinks, but particularly by white)
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