Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Miguel Najdorf vs Mikhail Tal
Leipzig Olympiad qual-2 (1960), Leipzig GDR, rd 7, Oct-23
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Variation Pirc Variation (E39)  ·  1/2-1/2



Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 8 more Najdorf/Tal games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-14-08  Pivzavod: Why not 12. Bxd4?
Sep-14-08  Aspirador: <Pivza> Quite right, the score is <almost certainly> 11...Bxe4 12.Bd3 with draw agreed.
Sep-26-08  Pivzavod: I actually meant 12. Bxb4.
Sep-27-08  Aspirador: <Pivza> I know what you meant :)
Sep-28-08  Duck McCluck: Instructive game on the theme of "don't go for a mating attack while you're still only half-developed". There was the possibility of a nice thematic mate after 9...Qc7
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project: Hmm

Odd game perhaps, but the download from <Rusbase> has the same score:

[Event "14th olm qual. group 2"]
[Site "Leipzig GDR"]
[Date "1960.10.23"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Najdorf, Miguel ARG"]
[Black "Tal, Mikhail URS"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E39"]
[EventDate "1960.10.17"]
[PlyCount "23"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.dxc5 O-O 6.Nf3 Na6 7.e3 Nxc5 8.Bd2 b6 9.Be2 Bb7 10.O-O Nce4 11.Nxe4 Nxe4 12.Bd3 1/2-1/2

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, 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.

<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>

Featured in the Following Game Collection[what is this?]
Preliminary Round 7- USSR vs. Argentina
from Tal at the Leipzig Olympiad 1960 by jessicafischerqueen

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 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC