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Mikhail Tal vs Alvis Vitolinsh
Riga (1981), Riga LAT, rd 14, Aug-??
English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13)  ·  1-0

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Dec-02-02  Kulla Tierchen: Did Alvis Vitolins kill himself? I know his friend Karen Grigorian, who did so well in the 1973 Super League Soviet championship, jumped off a bridge in Yerevan about ten years ago. Vitolins was billed as the next Tal and studied with him.
Dec-02-02  Vilkacis: Yes, he died in the winter of 1996-1997 after the death of both his parents and his doctor. He was a "street person" at the time. He jumped off a bridge over the frozen Gauja River.
Mar-25-20  tessathedog: What an exquisite little game! A Tal gem I did not know of and only just discovered browsing through Informator 32. Especially 16 Qd2!!. If the bishop is taken, Black is quickly mated on h7. So Vitolins responds with 16...h6 to keep White's Queen out of g5. And Tal just leaves the bishop on f6 a second time with 17 Rfd1! If 17...gxf6 18 Nxf6+ Kg7 and instead of the prevented Qg5 comes 19 Qc3! with discovery threats and also b4 in the air. What an artist!
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