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Raymond Keene vs Mikhail Tal
Hastings (1973/74), Hastings ENG, rd 4, Dec-30
Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invitation (A04)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Oct-25-04
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  ray keene: <i sac like tal> this was the game i had in mind
Oct-25-04  offramp: Did you speak English or Russian in the post mortem?
Oct-25-04
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  ray keene: english-my russian is lousy
Nov-01-04  aw1988: So Misha, would you like a cigarette? :)
Nov-01-04  offramp: How good was Tal's English?

I know that he was a fantastically intelligent man - he could easily have been a major figure in the maths world.

Nov-01-04
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  ray keene: tals english was just fine
May-09-05  darook: Just my 50cents:
This game should be studied under the theme "Defending a difficult position" (as White). White countered Black threats before his position got hopless... Black, taking control of the center and then starting offensive operations on the king wing, is another good strategic lesson to learn from this game.
May-08-09  YoungEd: This is an exciting game! I'll bet it was fun to play, too. What a thrill it must have been, GM Keene, to have such a clash with one of the all-time greats like this! Congrats to both for a game full of ideas.
May-08-09  whatthefat: Interesting game, made all the better by excellent annotations. Thanks Ray!
Aug-24-09  WhiteRook48: stunning initiatives
Oct-14-22
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  ray keene: Two exchange sacs against Tal.
Oct-15-22  Clement Fraud: I have learned so much from Mr. Keene's detailed analysis:

<Black should probably play positionally now with 21 ...Ne6 (which Tal wrote on his scoresheet and crossed out) but instead he offers an interesting exchange sacrifice - the only difficulty being that White need not accept!>

Maybe it's the case that - writing down one's move first ✍️ - is equivalent to having the option of playing a move... and then taking it back!?

It sounds like nothing at all; but, if I had a gold nugget for every time I've played a move - and then immediately realized that it loses - I could buy out Rockefeller!

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