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Mikhail Tal vs Lazaros Vizantiadis
Varna Olympiad qual-1 (1962), Varna BUL, rd 9, Sep-25
Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit. Advance Variation (C45)  ·  1-0



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Dec-28-07  Chesstalesfan: I remember Lazaros Vyzantiadis. He was playing in the Panathinaikos chessclub, although he was an Olympiakos supporter in the football. Probably because the only chess club existing in the sixties in Athens was PAO. There was also a club in Chalkis and also in Larissa. Now there is a pleiade of chess clubs everywhere in Greece. Chania clubs very strong, they do very nice job. Kokkoris was in the first chessboard, Vyzantiadis in the second. Memories, Ah memories. We the youngsters (let us say the junior team) teamed up once to face the Eubea club in Chalkis. I was playing in the seventh chessboard. We lost only in the first chessboard, a draw in the third. we won the match...
Dec-28-07  Chesstalesfan: Of course Thessaloniki had also a powerful club, the Union of Thessaloniki Chessplayers. About the game: Nothing demonic happened. Apparently Lazaros played in a way sothat the Great Tal could not utilize his special weapons. About the opening: The Scotch. Upon that time it was In. I remember in Panathinaikos the scotch was very popular, we were playing scotch almost exclusively. Lazaros had the chance to obtain a draw against Tal. It was a pity. Within 4 minutes(sorry) that is 31-34 he lost two pawns. Tal was overwhelming to exploit the weakness of the pawn structure..
Dec-28-07  RookFile: Tal huffed and puffed, and blew his opponent's house down.
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  Benzol: Spassky's victory over the same opponent is if anything even more striking.

L Vizantiadis vs Spassky, 1970

Dec-28-07  DarthStapler: Scotch Gambit? Isn't this a Max Lange Attack?

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