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Mikhail Tal vs Anatoly S Lutikov
USSR Championship (1969), Moscow URS, rd 9, Sep-18
Alekhine Defense: Normal Variation (B02)  ·  1-0



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Sep-23-06  Hannibal: 3...Nb6?!
Sep-23-06  nikolaas: That's quite a strange move indeed. Balck never seems to have a comfortable game. White gets a Caro-Kann-like position, while black doesn't get much. I have the feeling that those knights on b6 and a6 aren't doing antything. This is a beautiful refutation of bad opening play.
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  keypusher: Whacky game...I don't think I've ever see Bb5 and Bg5 hitting empty space in the same opening before. Tal vindicates the "Tolush center." :-) Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1938
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  OhioChessFan: Black is probably already positionally lost, but what in the world is 18...Kd7?
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  An Englishman: Good Afternoon: <OCF>, probably a mistimed attempt to run the King to the Queen Side, overlooking the simple tactic of 19.Bxa6 and 20.Qf5+. Black surely has already lost the game, but *maybe* 18...e6 and 19...Qe7 before the King run would lose more slowly.
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  andrewjsacks: Weird opening and interesting game.

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