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Viktor Korchnoi vs Mikhail Tal
SWIFT Blitz (1987) (blitz), Brussels BEL, Apr-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Ragozin Defense (D38)  ·  0-1



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Nov-14-03  Benjamin Lau: 17... Bb2! would make for a nice puzzle. It looks like Tal could have done it earlier, but he was probably afraid of the queen check.
Jan-08-04  Kenkaku: I think the element of Tal's play I have taken the most from is that one must not be afraid to play fearless chess. While certainly not of Tal's caliber (in risk-taking or even anywhere close in ability), I do often spit out moves like ...g5 in this game (sometimes to my ultimate demise!).
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  MoonlitKnight: I believe it is a quite standard opening nove, but it leaves black with a shattered king side to be sure.

I also like to be inspired by Tal. I'll rather study his games than the games of present day super-drawmasters.

Feb-29-04  badbadLeroyBrown: Doesn't 16...Bb2 win the exchange? The queen check can be answered by b5, correct?
Feb-29-04  Benjamin Lau: This is probably more organized: I meant 16...Bb2 17. Qa4+ b5 18. Bxb5+ Bd7 (18...Rxb5? 19. Qxb5+ Qd7 20. Qxb2 and black loses; 18...Kf8 19. Rd1 Bb6 with nothing special) 19. Bxd7 Qxd7 20. Qxd7 Kxd7 21. Rc2 and black is better but with no rook. That's what I think anyway, any improvements?
Mar-01-04  badbadLeroyBrown: Looks like 16...0-0 was the better choice after all.
Dec-21-09  talisman: 11.. i like 11... B-b2. Tal's last victory.
Dec-21-09  talisman: OVER KORCHNOI.
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  thegoodanarchist: If I didn't know the players I would guess two patzers played the opening.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: Korchnoi could have resigned at move 28 and saved himself a lot of trouble.
Sep-11-15  Kekkei Genkai: Korchnoi showed a complete lack of respect for Tal by continuing the game after move 30

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