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Mikhail Tal vs Harold James Plaskett
Sochi (1984), 2, Oct-??
English Opening: King's English Variation. General (A20)  ·  1-0



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May-29-05  Poisonpawns: 14.Bxh6!! Where did that come from
May-29-05  OneArmedScissor: It seems to me like it was a necessary move. If black accepts the sacrafice, he's finished.

Why was Tal taken from us so soon?

May-29-05  THE pawn: I wonder...
Apr-17-09  parisattack: Known as a 1. e4 player, Tal had some nice games with 1. c4. He still emphasized speedy development; something of a trick in the English - and different than most of the other English players such as Botvinnik.
Jun-27-13  amuralid: 17. a3 mind is a sneaky move. If 17. ... N4xd5? 18. Rae1

a) 18. ... Qf7? 19. Bxd5 and neither the black queen nor the black knight can recapture

b) 18. ... Qd7 19. Bh3! Qf7 20. Be6

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