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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: continued:

28.Rxg7+ 1.95/23 Kxg7 1.80/22
29.Bh6+ 1.80/22 Kxh6 1.80/22
30.Qxf8+ 1.80/21 Kg5 1.90/20
31.bxc4 1.78/19 bxc4 1.79/18
32.g3 0.91/20
[Rybka 3 : 32.Kh2 h5 33.g4 h4 34.Qxc5+ Kf6 35.g5+ Ke6 36.Qc6+ Rd6 37.Qxc4+ Ke7 38.Qxh4 Nd4 39.Qf4 Nf5 40.Kg2 Kf8 41.Qf3 Rd3 42.Qc6 1.79/18 ]

32...Be4 1.49/19
[Rybka 3 : 32...Bd3 33.Qf7 Bg6 34.h4+ Kg4 35.Qf6 Ne3 36.fxe3 Rd1+ 37.Kf2 Rd2+ 38.Ke1 Rc2 39.Qf4+ Kh3 40.e4 c3 41.Qe5 Kg2 42.h5 Bf7 43.Qxc5 Be8 44.a4 Rc1+ 45.Ke2 Rf1 46.Qxc3 Bxh5+ 0.91/20 ]

33.h4 0.00/25
[Rybka 3 : 33.f4+ Kh5 34.Qe8+ Bg6 35.Qe5+ Kh6 36.Qf6 Rd1+ 37.Kf2 Rd2+ 38.Kf1 Rd1+ 39.Ke2 Rd3 40.g4 Nd4+ 41.Ke1 Re3+ 42.Kf1 Re8 43.f5 Nf3 44.Qd6 Ne5 45.fxg6 hxg6 46.Qxc5 Nd3 47.Qd6 Re3 48.Qd4 1.49/19 ]

33...Kg4 0.00/24
34.Kh2 0.00/23 Bf5 0.00/21
35.Qf6 0.00/23 h6 0.00/20
36.Qe5 0.00/23 Re4 0.01/18
37.Qg7+ 0.01/25 Kf3 0.01/23
38.Qc3+ 0.06/22 Ne3 0.64/23
[Rybka 3 : 38...Kxf2 39.Qxc2+ Kf3 40.Qg2+ Ke3 41.Qf1 Be6 42.Qf6 Kd3 43.Qf3+ Kd4 44.Qd1+ Ke3 45.Qc2 Kf3 46.Qg2+ Ke3= 0.06/22 ]

39.Kg1 0.24/22 Bg4 1.14/23
[Rybka 3 : 39...Be6 40.h5= 0.24/22 ]

40.fxe3 1.14/21 h5 1.95/26
[Rybka 3 : 40...Ke2 41.a4 Be6 42.a5 h5 43.Qc2+ Kxe3 44.Qc3+ Ke2 45.Qb2+ Ke3 1.14/21 ]

41.Qe1 1.95/25 Rxe3 1.95/24
42.Qf1+ 1.89/25 Ke4 1.89/24
43.Qxc4+ 1.89/24 Kf3 1.89/23
44.Qf1+ 1.89/23 Ke4 1.89/22
45.Qxa6 1.66/20 Kd4 2.21/25
[Rybka 3 : 45...Rxg3+ 46.Kf2 Rf3+ 47.Kg2 Kd5 48.Qa8+ Kd4 49.Qd8+ Kc4 1.66/20 ]

46.Qd6+ 2.21/25 Kc4 2.21/25
47.a4 2.01/23 Re1+ 2.31/25
48.Kf2 2.31/24 Re2+ 2.31/24
49.Kf1 2.31/22 Ra2 3.69/22
[Rybka 3 : 49...Re6 50.Qb8 Kc3 51.a5 c4 52.Qb7 Kd2 53.Qb2+ Kd3 54.Qb5 2.31/22 ]

50.Qa6+ 3.69/19 Kd4 3.69/21
51.a5 2.63/21 c4? 5.03/19
[Rybka 3 : 51...Ra1+ 52.Kf2 Ra2+ 53.Ke1 Ra1+ 54.Kd2 Ra2+ 55.Kc1 Re2 56.Qf6+ Kc4 57.a6 Re1+ 58.Kb2 Re2+ 59.Ka3 Kb5 60.a7 Re3+ 61.Ka2 Re2+ 62.Ka1 Re1+ 63.Kb2 2.63/21 ]

52.Qb6+ 4.23/20 Kd5 5.09/21
53.a6 5.09/20 Ra1+ 6.07/15
54.Kf2 6.07/15 c3 7.32/15
55.a7 7.29/15 c2 8.53/16
56.Qb3+ 8.35/16 Kd6 8.45/15
57.Qd3+ 8.31/15 1-0

Oct-19-09  WhiteRook48: this is very much like Serper-Nikoladis
Oct-19-09  RandomVisitor: Is 27...Rd1+ any good for black?
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  penarol: 41...Re6 (instead of ...Rxe3?) was enough for a draw acccording to Pachman
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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  Open Defence: yup great band
Dec-04-09  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...
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  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

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?


Aug-17-12  Funicular: 41 ... Re6 and white simply can't win
Dec-29-14  morfishine: This is the craziest game I've ever seen. There has to be an an improvement somewhere, right? I mean somewhere?...
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  perfidious: <morf> For a game which wanders into the outre and stays there, here is another: Bronstein vs Panno, 1973.
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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.
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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!
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