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

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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
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  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
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  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
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  Check It Out: Ha, nicely put, <morfishine>
Jul-04-15
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  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.
Sep-12-21
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  kingscrusher: Perhaps a takeaway point at least for blitz chess players online is that sometimes taking away King escape squares can create good luck :)

Perhaps Tal was a little lucky that Petrosian played b6 which is understandable to stop Rc8 - but Bc5 might have been a different story :)

Sep-12-21  RookFile: 15. dxe6 would have been good.
Oct-21-21  Gaito: A beautiful finish for this very nice miniature by Tal. If there wasn't a White pawn on b3, the final position would be even more pleasantly aesthetic.

Another very nice blitz game by Tal with the same opening can be seen in this link: Tal vs Korchnoi, 1970

Only a genius at blitz like Tal could create such miniatures against Petrosian and Korchnoi. He really made them look bad.

In classical chess I suppose both Petosian and Korchnoi were stronger than Tal. But in blitz maybe only Bobby Fischer was better than Tal.

Jan-25-22
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  plang: Very nice attack!
Jan-25-22  Petrosianic: <plang: Very nice attack!>

You're sure now? That's not just a polite nothing comment?

Jun-24-22  Ricosupercapo: I think 19. ...f6 covers everything. Black should probably win from that position.
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