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Mikhail Tal vs Svetozar Gligoric
Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), Bled, Zagreb & Belgrade YUG, rd 16, Oct-04
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov Variation (E12)  ·  1-0



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Nov-16-03  ughaibu: Celebrating 'Tal month', another remarkable game.
Aug-11-07  sanyas: 23...♔f8 was the losing error. 23...O-O-O was much better.
Apr-29-08  Fast Gun: How can this opening line variation be attributed to Kasparov? He was not born until 1963.
Oct-19-09  hedgeh0g: I think variations are normally named after the players who first analysed (and published their analysis?) them extensively.
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  plang: After 5..Bb4 the game had transposed into a line that is a Nimzo-Queens Indian hybrid. 11..f5 is a sharp alternative to Gligoric's 11..Nxg3 although White has had good results with Kere's pawn sacrifice 12 d5. 12 fxg is a playable alternative to Tal's 12 hxg with the idea of attacking via the f-file.

Tal's quote after 14..g4:
"It is interesting that Black has no better move. If he moves the queen to enable Q-side castling, then after Be4 and the exchange of bishops the rook on b1 would be ideally placed and White would follow up with c5. The move ..Nf6 is impossible at the moment, because of Nxg5."

Accepting Tal's pawn sacrifice with 16..exd 17 cxd..Bxd5 18 c4..Bb7 19 Nf5 may be playable though White would have good attacking potential. Perhaps Gliguric should have tried the exchange sacrifice with 17..0-0-0 as after 18 dxe..fxe 19 Ng6..Qg7 20 Nxh8..Rxh8 Black has good attacking chances on the h-file; in fact, Tal planned on declining with 18 e4. The complications starting with Tal's clever 22 Be6! led to him regaining his pawn while increasing his positional advantage. Tal avoided the complications that would have occurred after 36 f4..Rd5 37 Rb5..Rd1+ and if 38 Kh2 (Tal was sceptical of 38 Kf2)..Nxc7 39 Rc7..Re8 40 R(1)xb7..R(8)e1 41 Rc8+..Kg7 42 Nf5+..Kh7 43 Rxf7+..Kg6 44 Rg7+..Kh5. 52 Nc2 would have won quicker.

<sanyas: 23...Kf8 was the losing error. 23...O-O-O was much better.> Tal would not have agreed with this: he gave 24 Bb5..Qc5 25 Nf5..Kb8 26 Ne7..Rg5 27 Rc4..Qe5 28 Nc6+ with a large advantage to White.

Apr-04-13  RookFile: 16. d5 is one of those moves that the great players play. It's not at all obvious why you would even want to make such a move - Gligoric even lines up queen and bishop on g2 at one point. As somebody said about Alekhine, he could see Alekine's combinations - what we can't see is the moves leading up to them.
Nov-15-16  Kale1970: Tal vs Gligoric, 1959.
Your score: 148 (par = 109)

16- d5 ans 22-Be6 are the moves or the game

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