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Mikhail Tal vs Harry Pohla
Keres Memorial (1977), Tallinn URS, rd 4, Feb-25
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0

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Dec-25-05  notyetagm: The queen does not count as a defender if she gets trapped in the process of defending.

Knowing this tactical idea well wins Tal a pawn for nothing with 22 ♘xg4!. <The Black queen does not count as a defender of the g4-pawn because she will be trapped if she defends this pawn by 22 ... ♕xg4?? 23 ♗h3 ♕f3 24 ♖d3.> Hence the Black g4-pawn is not loose but en prise and Tal simply wins a crucial pawn.

Jul-18-06  notyetagm: Look how careful Tal is to always keep in mind Black's threats down the half-open f-file, to the f2-square in particular.

The moves 9 ♗e3, 20 ♘f4, and 25 ♘d3 all meet potential threats to the critical f2-square, either by <DEFENDING> this square directly or <BLOCKING> the f-file.

Sep-20-06  notyetagm: 22 ♘xg4!

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