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Mikhail Tal vs Pal Benko
Portoroz Interzonal (1958), Portoroz SLO, rd 11, Aug-22
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0



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Mar-18-09  Blaise99a: Thanks Analyze this for the link alas, it is not the most accurate of 'all time', but the most accurate of the games they chose to sample.

Soon though, ever single game ever played will be put through the computer mill. patience!

Mar-18-09  Blaise99a: Funny also that of all players Tal takes No. 1 game in their sampling - Tal of whom it used to be said that his play was 'unsound' and 'incorrect' under analysis.
Mar-18-09  nimh: <Apparently, Rybka thinks this is the most accurate game of all time by the winner, see page 22:>

This sounds like I've analyzed all games ever played :)

Mar-18-09  Jim Bartle: Here's another game without a single error: Karpov vs Leko, 1995
Mar-18-09  WhiteRook48: this sounds like Rybka analyzed every game
Mar-18-09  littlefermat: Hey Jim, I sent you the email.
Dec-17-09  Whitehat1963: Accurate, but it's not very complex looking. This looks more like a Capablanca game than one of Tal's complex, cliff-hanging, tactical masterpieces.
Dec-17-09  Whitehat1963: Compare it to this, for example, which isn't necessarily all that complex by today's standards:

Morozevich vs Topalov, 2007

Dec-17-09  Whitehat1963: Or something truly complex:

Topalov vs Anand, 2005

Aug-23-10  GamerMan: not necissarily most accurate, just most rybka like. Remember, if kasparov and rybka work together to beat another rybka (using strategy and tactics vs tactics), rybka will tell him that it played better than him even though it lost.
Jan-21-11  noah913: I looked at it on Guess the Move and got 128 points. I kept on trying to get it to play 21. a4 and 22. a4, etc. I dont understand why Tal didnt just promote into a queen. He still had a win anyway.
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  thegoodanarchist: 47.b8=Q is utterly winning
Sep-10-11  micartouse: No reason to leave even a hint of counterplay, so 47. Rxh7 is the best move. But 48. h4 is just screwing around.
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  piltdown man: What's so "accurate" about this game? Black lost a pawn, and the game. Don't get this one.
Feb-11-12  RookFile: What's accurate is Tal's play. Try and find a better move than any of the 50 he played in this game.
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  OBIT: If the measuring stick for accuracy is that none of the moves made by one player cannot be improved upon, then I'd nominate White in H Klip vs T Bottema, 1990 as the most accurate game in the chessgames database.
Aug-20-12  HOTDOG: more or less at this period, Tal said in an interview ''When i want to win against Benko I win, when i want to draw i draw''
Aug-20-12  Darek: Tal in 1958 is a monster :)
Aug-21-12  arp001: 11.Bxf6! followed by an excellent *in between move* Nd5! After the queen exchange, black will have some pawn weaknesses which were precisely exploited(by means of a4 etc.)followed by a clean exact end game. Well played!
May-24-13  EvanTheTerrible: Excellent game.
Nov-27-14  gmelfranco: un gran finalero usted mikhail tal---
Aug-27-16  zydeco: 10...b5? just gives away a pawn.
Jul-31-18  Ricosupercapo: Very much in Capablanca's style, proving that Tal was more versatile in his young years than people thought.
Jul-31-18  swampdragon: It looks like there's an opening classification mistake here. Why isn't this a Sicilian Dragon rather than B32?
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  Count Wedgemore: <swampdragon> Yes, and ...e5 was never played.
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