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Mikhail Tal vs Anatoly S Lutikov
"Elephant Man" (game of the day Aug-11-2005)
Tallinn (1964), 01
Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40)  ·  1-0



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Jun-12-08  ravel5184: If I had seven cents, I would sign up for premium membership right away and play everything in Guess-The-Move.


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Jun-13-08  ravel5184: <analysethat> Maybe 17. Nd5+ ?
Jul-05-08  shuntatsu: i think i need more practise le i nly get 15 points any site for beginner?
Jul-06-08  capatal: Tal's Chess games make us chuckle, his opponents almost could sue for 'emotional abuse' and 'being run ragged' - What a great Chess champion Tal was!
Jul-23-08  puzzlefreak: 84 points ^_^
Aug-21-08  Manic: Well, I have to be honest here. 39 points, though I can't remember why I did that bad because I did it quite some time ago (perhaps 6 months at least?). I probably missed a few easy ones and just capitulated.
Aug-27-08  dwavechess: 80% coincidences for Tal with rybka 2.3.2 at 14 ply
Sep-15-08  dwavechess: Still 81% using Rybka 3 at 3 minutes per move.
Dec-22-08  Autoreparaturwerkbau: <capatal: Tal's Chess games make us chuckle, his opponents almost could sue for 'emotional abuse' and 'being run ragged' - What a great Chess champion Tal was!> That's a great piece of humurous comment! I sincerely laughed there :))
Jan-31-09  RyujiSakata: I was actually able to score a 51 on this game.. :) im pretty proud of it lol
Apr-04-09  WhiteRook48: the opening was pretty heated
Apr-17-09  Partrick: This game should have a name like "Hyper active Elephants in Tallinn" or something. I got 56 and I am pretty proud of this score. But would I play like that in a tournament game? Probablly not; I would chicken out and play more conservativly and be risk averse. It wouldbe interesting if otherreaders would comment on this this.
Oct-29-09  JamesMazur2: Amazing opening by Tal! His first 11 moves are all preferred by Rybka!

The first deviation is 12. Qa3 (Rybka suggests 12. Qb5), though the move actually played is not bad.

Oct-30-09  AnalyzeThis: What a pretty game!
Oct-30-09  I Like Fish: indeed...
Oct-30-09  zdhqz: Actually 12.Qd5 is more powerful then Qb5 or even then Tal's Qa3
Nov-10-09  KnightFortress: An amusing comment by Tal on this game: "I had never previously encountered in tournament practice the position after Black's 2nd move. White's first task was at least to remember the name of this opening. At the board I did not succeed in solving this problem."
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  HeMateMe: Did Lutikov have a serious of instruction books, based on finding the right move in GM games? I remember a three part series, 3 of these books, same author. And man, book three was tough, just nasty problems, heavy notes. Was it Lutinsky? Can't remember the author's name.
Sep-04-10  libertyjack: Tal was not too bad tactically...
Jan-20-12  Rook e2: What would Lutikov have thought by playing the Elephant Gambit (Opening of the day) againt Tal? Maybe he wanted to play a gambit so he could get the initiative? ...
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  bharat123: After 31.Ne4+ also white wins comfortably. 31. Ke5.32Nxg5 Nb4 (33.. Rg8. 34.Nf7+ Kf6(or Ke6) 35.Kxa2.Kxf7. 36.Bd5. The night at f7 cannot be trapped) 32.Nf7+ Kf6 33. Nxh8 Kg7. White is up by 3 pawns. Am I right? Comments please.
Jul-11-12  master of defence: What happens after 29...Kd6?
Jul-11-12  shivasuri4: <master of defence>, if black plays 29...Kd6, white responds with 30. Nxg5, threatening a fork. After either the rook or the king moves, white plays 31. Ne4+ and then captures the a2 knight.
Jul-31-12  vinidivici: this is elephant gambit...

whats wrong with 3...Qxd5 ?

Jul-31-12  Mudphudder: Damn...this game is poetic!
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