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Mikhail Tal vs Jorge H Gomez Baillo
Termas de Rio Hondo (1987), Termas de Rio Hondo ARG, rd 10
Slav Defense: General (D10)  ·  1-0



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Jan-23-06  whatthefat: Absolutely ripped to shreds! White's knight goes on an incredible journey, leaving black in tatters.
Aug-18-10  Catfriend: I spent some time pondering 19..Be6.
20. Nxg6+ hxg6 21. 21. Rxe6 is of course excellent, but it didn't look crushing enough. The true, stunning solution is due to the silicon helper:

20. Bg5! and now what?

20..Bg8 21. Bxd5 N(B)xd5 22. Rad1 is simple and winning.

20..Rad8 21. Bxd5 Bxd5 (Rxd5 22. Nxg6+) 22. Ng4 or b3 and it's simply desperate.

20..Ne4 21. Rxe4 Rxe5 22. Rxe5

and so on... the simple developing 20. Bg5! crushes Black's poor spirit.

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  Fusilli: Black helped white to make the most out of the 6.Qb3 variant!
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  perfidious: Trust Tal (with some aid from his opponent, of course) to turn the quiet Gruenfeld/Slav into a tactical melee.

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