chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Mikhail Tal vs Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
URS blitz (1975) (blitz)
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation (C03)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 69 times; par: 33 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 45 more Tal/Petrosian games
sac: 13.axb3 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Jan-04-09  WhiteRook48: 19...b6?? why did Petrosian play this?
Feb-06-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eisenheim: 19 b6 was played to protect from the back file rook mate c8. Tal of course had the answer to that.

19 ...f6 doesn't defend. 20 Rc8+ Ke7 21 Qb4+ Qd6 or (Rd6), 22 Qc7+ Qd7 (Rd7) 23 Rc7 with mate on 25.

19 ...Be5 looks better and can even or better with an eventual b6

Apr-16-09  Antonius Blok: Is it Be7 or Bc5? Anyway:

19...Be7 Rc8+

19...Bc5 Rxc5!

IMO, Petrossian gave the better answer!

Apr-16-09  Oliphaunt: 19...f6 looks good enough to draw the game.

20.Rc8+ Ke7 21.Qb4+ Qd6! 22.Qxb7+ Qd7 23.Qb4+ Qd6= due to the mate threat.

21...Rd6 is much more complicated- but it turns out that white is at least equal in every line I've examined;

22.h4 fxg5 (22...Qb6!? 23.Qa4! if Rd8? 24.Bxf6+! gxf6 25.Rxd8 Qxd8 26.Qb4+ Qd6 27.Qxb7+ Ke8 28.Qf7+ Kd8 29.Qxf6+ . White's at least equal in these lines, even after 23...Rd1+) 23.hxg5 Qb6 24.Qf4 Rd4 25.Qf7+ Kd6 26.Nc4+ Rxc4 27.bxc4 Ke5 28.g3 Ke4 it must be winning for white.

Apr-16-09  Oliphaunt: ...But I don't understand why 19...Bc5 wasn't played instead.
Apr-16-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Sometimes it could be helpful to read some prior post...
Apr-16-09  parisattack: Tal was one of the 'chess geometry' geniuses - Fischer and Kasparov the others.
Sep-01-10  invas0rX: Aloha!!! check it!
Dec-08-10  Llawdogg: This is eerily similar to the Paris Opera House Game of Paul Morphy. The queen sacrifice, the rook and bishop working together for the mate, the opponent's undeveloped king's side. Amazing!
May-12-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <<WhiteRook48>: 19...b6?? why did Petrosian play this?>

Petrosian usually plays ...b6 in the French. Since this was a blitz game he probably forgot about it and then said to himself "Oh! I forgot to play ...b6. I better play it now while I still have the chance."

Nov-21-11  Mudphudder: Wooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!
Feb-20-12  ArtsewS: I while ago I made a Youtube video on this great game. You can check it out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyK...
Jun-01-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Tal vs Petrosian, 1975.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF TAL.
Your score: 49 (par = 32)

LTJ

Jun-21-12  RookFile: Another ridiculously brilliant blitz game from Mikhail Tal!
Apr-17-13  Dragi: He won in 20 moves against Petrosian ?!
Apr-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Dragi>: Petrosian scarcely lasted longer in this (serious) game: Tal vs Petrosian, 1974.
Nov-23-14  thulium: What's wrong with 18. . . . Be7?
19. BxB+ KxB 20. Qb4+ Kd8 and black is up R for N plus a pawn.
May-24-15  ToTheDeath: Tal played some of the sickest blitz ever. Most of us would be happy to play this brilliancy in a standard game. Tal? A mere offhand throwaway speed game in a series against a friendly rival.
May-24-15  morfishine: Good lord, Tal mated the King and Queen
May-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Check It Out: Ha, nicely put, <morfishine>
Jul-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Alex Schindler: This is rly very Opera Game esque at the end, beautiful finish. The whole black monarchy is lost
Nov-24-16  Moszkowski012273: 19...Bc5 and white is totally busted.
Nov-24-16  Moszkowski012273: 19.Ne5... is not stunning at all.
Nov-25-16  John Abraham: wonderful game! great final position!
Nov-25-16  Howard: Personally, I've probably never gone over a blitz game in my life, and probably never will.
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2 OF 2 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: BLITZ. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
dondiegodelavega's favorite games
by dondiegodelavega
French Tarrasch Variation (C03) 1-0 USSR blitz tournament
from Itty Bitty Dittie Fredthebear Do Wop Sha Bop by fredthebear
collection #2
by pixing
French Tarrasch Variation (C03) 1-0 USSR blitz tournament
from French Rubinstein, Fort Knox and Stuff by Patca63
20 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection I by wwall
French Tarrasch Variation (C03) 1-0 USSR blitz tournament
from French Rubinstein, Fort Knox and Stuff by fredthebear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyKBZnvEYYU
from ArtsewS Youtube videos by ArtsewS
Blitzed
from JonathanJ's favorite games 5 by JonathanJ
Tal Fever
by chocobonbon
The Magician, supplemental
by Yopo
38 par 33 greske u pocetku i kraj napada
from GTM French tarrasch by kafkafan
Game collection: TAL
by chessdeviant
Game collection: TAL
by thunderpaul
Great Games by Great Players! (2)
from Bigbadboris' favorite games -- Mars 2012 Part. I by Bigbadboris
musicmanTRIBALx's favorite games
by musicmanTRIBALx
URS Blitz 1975
from Mikhail Tal: Selected Games by wanabe2000
great game
from Game collection: TAL by chessilovechess
Nice try Tigran; Tal was best this day.
from Tigran Petrosian by yiotta


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us


Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC