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Giuseppe Laco vs Mikhail Tal
13th olm qual. group 1 (1958), Munich FRG, rd 4, Oct-04
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation General (A22)  ·  0-1



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May-20-08  ChessYouGood: Tal spells his opponent "Lago" in The Life and Games of... This game shows Tal steamrolling towards a favourable ending after Laco finally castles. The winning move is probably 23...Rg3. After white's 23rd move Tal says "This was the position my opponent was counting on, since the apparently forced continuation 23...Rf4 leads to a draw after 24Rde1 h6 25Ne6+ Bxe6 26Rxe6; however disillusionment awaits him." Nevertheless, there was no excuse for Laco's subsequent ill-timed pawn hunting.

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