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Alexander Kotov vs Mikhail Tal
USSR Championship (1958), Riga URS, rd 10, Jan-??
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Main Line (E69)  ·  0-1

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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-06-06  tud: Still a nice game after many years. Is 24 ... -b5 sound ?
Jan-06-06  TimLo: Hmmm...what about 27. f3 it seems to win an exchange?
Jan-10-06  tud: 27...Be7
Feb-23-11  TheRavenPK: interesting, if 15..Qxb2, white plays 16.Na4 and wins the queen.. but everyone probably saw that :)
Sep-12-16  SpiritedReposte: <47. ...Re1!> It's so easy once you see it. Tal was always the magician.
Dec-29-19
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  Honza Cervenka: Simple 33...gxf4 34.fxg4 Qxg4 35.Qb3+ Kh7 36.Qf3 Rg8 would have won the game easily by force. After 33...Nf2?! white could escape from troubles by 34.Qb3+ Kg7 35.Be3.
Apr-05-20
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  carpovius: 33...gxf4 34. fxg4 Qxg4 35. Qb3+ Kh7 36. Qf3 Rg8 37. Qxg4 Rxg4 38. Nf1 Be5 39. Rb3 h4 40. bxc5 dxc5 41. Rc3 fxg3 42. Rxc5 unclear
Apr-05-20
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  carpovius: 41.Rb5 not c3
Jun-09-20
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  Honza Cervenka: <carpovius: 33...gxf4 34. fxg4 Qxg4 35. Qb3+ Kh7 36. Qf3 Rg8 37. Qxg4 Rxg4 38. Nf1 Be5 39. Rb3 h4 40. bxc5 dxc5 41. Rb5 fxg3 42. Rxc5 unclear>

After 38...Rdg8 instead of 38...Be5 I see nothing much unclear in the position. For example, 39.Rb3 h4 40.bxc5 dxc5 41.Kh3 fxg3 42.Rg2 Rxe4 and the game is over.

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