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Janis Klavins vs Mikhail Tal
URS (1958)
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90)  ·  0-1

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Sep-09-03  ughaibu: A queen is usually equal(ish) to either two rooks or three minor pieces but it seems that three minor pieces are usually stronger than two rooks.
Sep-09-03  Omar1: White should not have accepted the sacrifice on move 17. By doing so he wasted a tempo and his position overextended a bit.This allowed Tal the time and space to build up a dangerous attack in the centre.
Mar-21-12  screwdriver: I'm assuming resignation happened because after white playes rook e1, black can play bishop c5, trapping the queen.
Jun-19-17  RKnight: Black could have virtually trapped the queen two moves earlier by 22...Bc5, but didn't. It looks like Tal was playing with Klavins the way a cat plays with a mouse that cannot escape. I said virtually because white could have dropped a whole rook 23. Re5 to let the Q out.
May-30-20
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  carpovius: Curious continuation (mate in 7) 24. Rxd7 Qxc3 25. Rxb7 e1=Q+ 26. Qg1 Qxg1+ 27. Kxg1 Qe1+ 28. Rf1 Bc5+ 29. Kh1 Qxf1#

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