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Mikhail Tal vs Wolfgang Uhlmann
Capablanca Memorial 2nd (1963), Havana CUB, rd 15, Sep-15
Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical Variation (A00)  ·  1-0



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Sep-07-05  zsystriker: 18...Qf4 looks like a blunder which Tal didn't take advantage of: 19.Bxf4 Bxf4 20.Re3 and WQ is saved. Am I missing something Uhlmann saw, especially since Tal didn't go for the BQ...
Sep-07-05  Boomie: 20. Re3??? The rook is on d1.
Sep-09-05  zsystriker: <Boomie> Pay attention! There's another rook on h3!
Sep-09-05  Runemaster: <zsy> I think you're right. It seems so strange that Tal didn't see 20.Re3 that I wonder whether the score of the game might be wrong.
Sep-09-05  RookFile: I think it has to be a wrong scoresheet. When you think about it, if Tal didn't put the rook on h3 to deal with possibilities like this, then why is it there? Not to mention that Tal should be able to see a move like Re3 in a tenth of a second.
Sep-10-05  Boomie: <zsystriker> I apologize for my idiot comment.

Instead of the blunder 18...♕f4, black can equalize with ♕g7.

18...♕g7 19. f4 ♘f6 20. ♗f3 exf4 21. ♘b5 ♔d8 22. ♖h2 ♗xg5 23. hxg5 ♘fd7 24. ♖xh8+ ♕xh8 25. ♕xf4 ♘e5= (0.00/14)

Sep-12-05  zsystriker: RookFile may have a point. I don't think this was a blitz game. I can't believe Tal didn't see it?! So after 18...Qf4 19.Bxf4 Bxf4 20. Re3 Rxh4, does black have any sort of couterattack possibilities that Tal might have feared? I just don't see it.
Sep-12-05  psmith: <Rookfile> <zsystriker> But if white didn't play 17. Rh3 then the rest of the score makes little sense. What happens to 22... Rxh3 23. Bxh3 for example?
Sep-12-05  Abaduba: 18. ...Qf4 certainly looks like a terrible blunder.
But I'm also interested that Uhlmann resigned so early in what would become a K+B+N vs. K endgame. Having seen GM's play out K+R vs K+minor (for a win) and draw Q v. R, I would expect Uhlmann to test Tal for several more moves. I guess that the possibility of an adjournment made the chances of a draw pretty slim; having to finish w/out a break within 6 hours is probably why GM endgame play seems so much less polished today.
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  penarol: Abaduba: Perhaps a woodpusher like me (but not myself!) could try to "test Tal for several more moves" in a K+B+N vs. K endgame, but not a GM like Uhlmann, for sure. BTW, what grandmaster did you see to draw a Q v. R endgame?
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  andrewjsacks: The score obviously needs correction.
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  Fusilli: <andrewjsacks: The score obviously needs correction.> Why? White will win the black rook in exchange for the b-pawn, then the black pawn will fall and white will proceed to mate with K, B and N vs. K.
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  andrewjsacks: Fusilli, I thank you for your att'n and reply, but I was not speaking of the final position, or even one specific position only. I find a few irregularities.
Feb-19-17  cunctatorg: "Tasty chess" anyways; obviously one of the many reasons that the vast majority of the chess world keeps falling in love with Misha Tal!

Almost never (if ever...) you can find a dull and boring position in his games!...

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