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Mikhail Tal vs Yosef Porat
Amsterdam Interzonal (1964), Amsterdam NED, rd 9, May-30
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Open System Main Line (C09)  ·  1-0



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Jan-23-12  drukenknight: black overlooks desperado combinations on move 17...
Jan-23-12  laskereshevsky: As usual I go through it by memory.... So, If im mistaken, would somebody please correct me....

Th first game when the intermediate move 11:♗xc6+ was played ( at least by a famous player ) was this one

Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941

Interesting that in a prior round of the same tournament ( a 6 player 4 round robin for a total of 20 games each ) with the same players:

Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941

Bot simply re-captured in e3 with the pawn.... despite the fact he won the game, He, analyzing them carefully, discovered that by interposing ♗xc6+ to ♙xe3, th resulting position is even better for white

Jan-31-12  drukenknight: Look if he plays 9 Qb6; did Botvinnik (or anyone) ever try that one? THat looks real interesting as it gives some life to the Q. Plus I love that Q/B battery. I give black a lot of credit he is not afraid to bring his pieces out against Tal. A lof of players would be afraid to do that and drop into a defensive shell.
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  zydeco: It's refreshing somehow to see Tal win a game purely by technique, without sacrifices. The right plan for black seems to be 15....Re8 and ....Ng6, as played by Boleslavsky.

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