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Mikhail Tal vs Garry Kasparov
Soviet Union tt (1980)
Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Variation. Main lines (B18)  ·  0-1

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Dec-02-03  jaime gallegos: Zungzwang at the end !
Dec-02-03  Catfriend: I think it's "zugzwang"..
Anyway, y zugzwang?
White must play 41.Kc3 Ra2 42.Kb3 Re2 43. Bc3 f5!
Tal loses, that's right, but I wouldn't call it zugzwang. A good game, though Tal, not at his best, didn't play strongly.
Sep-27-04  ConLaMismaMano: Yes, it's zugzwang.
Oct-03-04  Giancarlo: Hmm, an older Tal was never able to beat kaspy. Wonder if he played tal in his prime...
Oct-03-04  Shadout Mapes: Kasparov hadn't even been born when Tal became became world champ. It's impressive that an aged Tal could still play so well though, I think white had a nice position after 19.Kb1.
Oct-03-04  ughaibu: Forget it, 1988 Tal won the world championship ahead of Kasparov.
Oct-03-04  WMD: I seem to remember that Tal did beat Kasparov in a blitz game in 1991 or 1992.
Oct-03-04  Giancarlo: Well, I was talking about Standard.
Feb-28-06  zev22407: 22)N:f5 a moove in the style of the young Tal ,he sacrifices a piece to get to the king but Kasparov was able to stand the attack.
Mar-05-06  DeepBlade: Yea what saved Kasparov was the Black f2 pawn which sneaked through the center
Apr-17-07  chesskoff: Kasparov beat Tal with the same defense his mentor, Botvinnik, used in the World Championship a generation earlier.
Oct-06-07  talisman: i wonder if tal ever wondered "why so many caro-kanns me".for instance,he played over twice as many caro-kanns with white as kasparov.
Nov-09-07  sallom89: nice game by Kaspy.
Sep-25-09
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  Eggman: <<Forget it, 1988 Tal won the world championship ahead of Kasparov.>>

Ugh. I'm sure you mean the world BLITZ championship.

Sep-25-09  slomarko: there is nothing like replying to 5 years old posts.
Sep-26-09  walker: there is...stalking people's replies
Sep-26-09
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  grkoste: "there is nothing like replying to 5 years old posts."

As silly as talking about a chess game played 29 years ago.

Sep-26-09
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  Eggman: <<there is nothing like replying to 5 years old posts>>

Hey, if the post is still there, and still misleading people, why not correct it?

Dec-30-09  jimmzeh: <As silly as talking about a chess game played 29 years ago.>

No, because modern chess is timeless. Games played 150 years ago still have value today.

Jul-17-11  ColeTrane: it is zungzwang
Jul-26-11  zealouspawn: zugzwang is when white could hold the position if he wasn't required to move. In this case, that's not true. Black has a winning plan if white can't move in ..f5 and moving the king up via ..Ke5, etc
Nov-07-20  fisayo123: This was a training game to help Tal prepare for his impending matchup in the Candidates vs Polugaevsky

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