chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Mikhail Tal vs Isaac Boleslavsky
USSR Championship (1958), Riga URS, rd 3, Jan-??
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Closed Variation (E87)  ·  0-1

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 4 more Tal/Boleslavsky games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you find a mistake in the database, use the correction form. There is a link at the bottom that reads "Spot an error? Please suggest your correction..." Avoid posting corrections in the kibitzing area.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-24-05  morphynoman2: A very hard job, and a very instructive game.
Oct-05-06  talisman: 2-0 against tal in his prime, wow.
May-25-09  avidfan: 4 knights line-up for inspection to make a picturesque scene on the board after 29 Kd2-e1.


click for larger view

Was 28 Nd6-f5 a miscalculation when 28 Nd6-e4 would have avoided the following sequence?

30...Ne5-d3+ attacks White's N/f5 by cutting off protection from the B/c2, winning the resulting exchange.


click for larger view

Oct-25-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  vonKrolock: <21.♘f3> Here an attacking concept, instead of trying to defend in some way the position to reach possibly a draw... Interesting how this almost works in the sequence...

<28.♘f5> Suetin pointed out the 'obstinated' alternative 28.♘de4 ♖a6 29.a3 etc, but is notewhorthy that Tal's move gives white a good game in most of the sequences... Then, next move is the key of black's defense and counter strike


click for larger view

<28...♖d8>!!

Dec-26-09  jerseybob: There is a reason why Qd2 is usually played by white in the Samisch, and Boleslavsky makes Tal pay dearly for not playing that move.
Jul-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: < jerseybob: There is a reason why Qd2 is usually played by white in the Samisch, and Boleslavsky makes Tal pay dearly for not playing that move.>

This is an oversimplification; the variation with 7....c5 isn't seen much, because it gives White a free hand to play on the kingside in standard Saemisch fashion-he no longer has to concern himself with ....c7-c6 and the opening of the c-file. It's not altogether clear that White needed to play Qd2 (which, as you correctly note, is typical).

Jan-01-13  JamesT Kirk: Is Mischa Tal in zugzwang?
Jan-04-13  jerseybob: Perfidous: Then where in your opinion did white go wrong? If you're looking for clues, check the game Spassky-Tal 1956 USSR Chp, where black(Tal) also played both e5 and c5,but white played Dd2. Now, the e5/c5 combo for black may not be inherently bad - if an opening guru like Boleslavsky plays it it could be playable - but in the Spassky-Tal game, black had no center counterplay and just got crushed on the k-side.
Jul-27-13  parisattack: A lovely game by Boleslavsky. Definitely an under-studied, under-appreciated player. The true founder of the Dynamic School of play, IMHO.

Jimmy Adams' book is an excellent work on Boleslavsky, his style of play.

Jul-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: According to the database Boleslavsky had a good record against Tal.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Aug-13-13  parisattack: "The Magician from Zolotonosha."
Sep-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: <paris attack> Nice comment.

This game must have been fun to play. 12....e4!? starts the adventures.

14.Qd2 is a good alternative, but after 14....Bg4 15.Nge2 Bf3 16.Rh3 (16.Rh2 Be5) it's probably a draw by repetition with 16.....Bg4.

White looks to have beaten off black's attack by move 20, but black has surprising resources with 20...b5!

By the way, 19....Kh8 is an indirect way of defending the d6 pawn: now, if 20.Nxd6 Be5 wins and white can't bring the rook to g2 with check.

Dec-29-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Instead of 17.Qh2 it was much better to play simply 17.Nf3 or 17.Nh3 with intention 18.Rag1.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Kings Indian Defence, Samisch Variation
by PinkLedDoor
USSR Championship 1958
by suenteus po 147
Kings Indian Defence, Samisch Variation
by bjamin74
A A A A KID: Saemisch E87 [Black]
by bjamin74
Game ten Botvinnik-Tal
from King's Indian Saemisch Attack by JeanJacques
131.
from Isaac Boleslavsky - Selected Games by Benzol
King's Indian Samisch
by konigspringer
A A A KID: Saemisch E87 [Black]
by chess.master
The Magician From Zolotonosha
from My 50 Years in Chess by parisattack
invisible demolition
from Secret Hero Boleslavsky by Gottschalk
Zonal Tournament Game #3
from Road to the Championship - Mik Tal by Fischer of Men
131.
from Isaac Boleslavsky - Selected Games by mneuwirth
PinkZebra's favorite games
by PinkZebra
USSR Championship
from Game collection: Tal by cgrob
Tal.
from The Art of Chess ! by arielbekarov
Kings Indian Defence, Samisch Variation
by DHW
Game #26
from King's Indian pioneers by keywiz84

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC