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Mikhail Tal vs Roberts Skuja
Latvian Championship (1958), Riga URS
Scandinavian Defense: Anderssen Counterattack (B01)  ·  1-0

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Jan-09-05  Ultra: 24...N e5?

What, pray tell, is Mr. Skuja thinking?

Jan-09-05  drawocoward: he's preventing the mate on g7, the knight can't be taken since Qxc2 is mate as well
Oct-30-06  Castle In The Sky: This game is an unremitting mating attack. Wonderful!
Jun-14-08  mate2900s: i would hate to lose like this
Dec-15-08  ChessYouGood: Tal is an animal in this cool game
Dec-15-08  Ladolcevita: Tal is "riding" the chess....
Sep-28-11
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  thegoodanarchist: Another Tal queen sac!
Aug-09-17
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  plang: <Ultra: 24...N e5?

What, pray tell, is Mr. Skuja thinking?>

No good moves - 24..f6 is no better.

17 Rh4 is an odd move - would never have considered it.

Aug-09-17  ChessHigherCat: <Ultra: 24...N e5?
What, pray tell, is Mr. Skuja thinking>

Besides "Skru'ja" he was thinking that the Qxe5 was impossible because of Qxc2# but he overlooked the possibility of Ne7+ which allows Qxe5 with check.

Aug-09-17  nevski: If Tal was not so sick to his kidneys, he might be the greatest chess player of all time.

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