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Mikhail Tal vs Jan Hein Donner
Hoogovens (1973), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 7, Jan-23
English Opening: Symmetrical. Four Knights Variation (A35)  ·  1-0

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Feb-02-04  Marnoff Mirlony: Nice attacking game.
Dec-06-04  Milo: More a defensive game, isn't it? Tal's fantastic idea, it seems to me, is that the knight can be saved after Nxa8, without allowing black to mate him in the meantime.
May-15-06  JordanKwiatek: Wow Mikhail never fails to impress!!! I think its fair to call this both a nice attacking effort, as well as defensive. Tal doesnt "buy" the e5 and 13.0-0-0 is an extremly aggressive move that in effect is like calling Donners' "all in". Final position looks like mates all over the board for black-Donner probably prepared hard for this game(he lost all 4 of their encounters and this was his last effort), but Tal was to fantastic and miniturizes him, all with over the board analysis.
May-15-06  nescio: <JordanKwiatek: Tal was to fantastic and miniturizes him, all with over the board analysis.>

Nevertheless I have the feeling that Donner could have earned his first draw with Tal by the possibility of 20...Bc5 (instead of 20...Qe3+) threatening Be3 mate. 21.Qxd5+ Kc8 22.Kc1 Be3+ 23.Kb2 Qxe2+ loses and 21.Kc1 Ba3+ 22.Kd2 Bc5 is an immediate draw. If my memory does not play tricks this was the only game in the tournament that Tal went for complications. He reached first place like Smyslov used to do: drawing with the favourites and defeating the weaker players.

May-15-06
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  keypusher: <Tal was to fantastic and miniturizes him, all with over the board analysis.> Nonsense, Donner was gigantic before and after this game.

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Dec-12-11  King Death: I've looked over what <nescio> says in his post and I agree with him. Black lost his way in this complex position. It wouldn't surprise me if Donner's flag was hanging near the end of this game.
Sep-22-12
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  perfidious: IIRC, Cafferty cites <nescio>'s variations as giving Donner that drawing chance, which he may well have found if not for his time shortage.
Jan-15-13  RookFile: The whole game seems like one giant trap, sprung by Tal.
Aug-05-13  sneaky pete: Tal gives the drawing line 20... Bc5 in his notes in the tournament bulletin. He also indicates that (instead of 18.Qc4 ..) he might have played 18.Rxd5 Qxd5 19.exd6 Qa2+ 20.Kd3 Bf5+ 21.Kd4 ..


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"Despite the extravagant position of the white King I see no concrete possibilities for black and white still has an extra oiece."

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