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Mikhail Tal vs Oscar Panno
"Queen's Reich" (game of the day Oct-19-2009)
Portoroz Interzonal (1958), Portoroz SLO, rd 17, Sep-03
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Keres Defense (C92)  ·  1-0

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Oct-19-09  RandomVisitor: Is 27...Rd1+ any good for black?
Oct-19-09
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  penarol: 41...Re6 (instead of ...Rxe3?) was enough for a draw acccording to Pachman
Oct-19-09
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  patzer2: Wow! <RV>'s Rybka analysis underscores the depth of Tal's daring combinational play . "The magician from Riga" appears to be in top form for this game.
Oct-19-09  dannygjk: Hmmm, RandomVisitor, ya maybe 27...Rd1+ then 28...Nd6!?
Oct-20-09  BISHOP TAL: great band was an operation mindcrime for for panno not to draw this.For those who dont know mindcrime was there best tape,CD seen um tour on operation mindcrime and opening with matillca.I knew I seen this game recently saw it in learn chess w/ Garry Kasparov under material imbalance is a good book for principals, opening, centercontrol im 1800 at playchess and sponged stuff of it.
Oct-26-09  tommy boy: Great pun, great band, great game
Oct-26-09
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  Open Defence: yup great band
Dec-04-09
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  ciberchess: An amazing game!
Feb-26-10  reynaldo: <why Tal, Fischer, and kasparov doesn't born in the same year?> siguro tayong mga chess fanatic ang di magka ka ugaga sa pag sunod sa mga laro nila...
Dec-02-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Tal could navigate through the morass of complications better than most. The Magician, very appropriately nicknamed.
Jan-17-11  notyetagm: This is simply *unreal*.
Jan-17-11  notyetagm: Who can play chess like this in a serious game?
Jan-17-11  notyetagm: "Killer Queen" by Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMz-...

Jan-18-11  notyetagm: Is there any other Ruy Lopez game played at *any* point in the entire history of chess that even vaguely resembles this one?

WOW. WOW. WOW.

Aug-17-12  Funicular: 41 ... Re6 and white simply can't win
Dec-29-14
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  morfishine: This is the craziest game I've ever seen. There has to be an an improvement somewhere, right? I mean somewhere?...
Dec-29-14
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  perfidious: <morf> For a game which wanders into the outre and stays there, here is another: Bronstein vs Panno, 1973.
Dec-29-14
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  Zhbugnoimt: After 57...Ke6 (other moves drop the black rook at a1 even faster e.g. 57...Ke7 58.Qxc2 Rxa7 59.Qc5+) 58.Qxc2 Rxa7 white picks up the rook with 59.Qe4+!. a)59...Kf6/d7/d6 60.Qd4+
b)59...Kf7 60.Qh7+

The power of the centralized Queen!

Dec-29-14  Conrad93: How does Tal calculate this far? Even the machines have trouble with this one.
Dec-29-14  sneaky pete: Klarer Fall. Tal was no machine, he was a magician.
Dec-29-14
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  perfidious: That he was.
May-10-17  Joker2048: Before I see this game I can't believe one queen could do such a thing... Now I have believed
Jun-11-18  KSchlecher: Great game played by Tal! I thought that after Tal lost so many materials, it was an easy win to snatch for Panno... But the evaluation showed white's better after 24. Rxd4, and the sole Queen to save the day. what an intense game it was!
Jul-26-20  Albion 1959: What a game ! How many other top players could play a position like this ? At move 31 Panno has rook and two minor pieces for his queen. This 99 times out of a 100 more than enough to beat the queen, but not here ! Especially when it is Tal. He thrived in complicated positions that not even grandmasters could figure out !
Aug-03-20  talhal20: Agree Albion 1959. What a game and the end game in particular.Gives real joy.Probably Tal was at the height of his chess prowess which continued for many more years even after crowned as World Chess Champion in 1961
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