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Mikhail Tal vs Theodor Ghitescu
Leipzig Olympiad Final-A (1960), Leipzig GDR, rd 10, Nov-06
Sicilian Defense: Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze Variation (B36)  ·  1-0



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Mikhail Tal vs Theodor Ghitescu (1960)

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  tamar: A photo captures the tension of almost beating Tal

Ghitescu leans forward after his 32nd move, about to win the f2 pawn.

Feb-21-06  RookFile: Wow, Ghitescu had a great position out of the opening. Any time you see black trade the knight for white's dark squared bishop, you know black is doing very well.
Sep-08-07  KOCMOHAYT: good game against tal in his heydeys
Jan-24-10  wordfunph: <tamar> nice photo..thanks!
Jan-04-13  jerseybob: Yes, knight for bishop, but at what cost? After 11..e5?(my question mark), the d-pawn is a permanent weakling, eventually doomed. But 10..Ng4 started the mistakes for black. Better, IMHO, was to develop with, say, 10..Be6 followed by Qa5. That's one scheme, there are others.
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  thegoodanarchist: <A photo captures the tension>

The photo also shows the deformity of Tal's right hand.

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