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Sergio Mariotti vs Mikhail Tal
Milan (1975), Milan ITA, rd 8, Aug-28
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Variation (B49)  ·  0-1

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Feb-11-05  quovadis: why did white played 19.Ne2 instead of 19.BxR winning the exchange . your comments please .
Feb-11-05  Shams: <quovadis> I can`t give specific lines but black`s dark-squared bishop must be worth at least a rook, since it`s unopposed and the white king is so exposed. with a little trouble black can bring it to the g1-a7 or e1-a5 diagonals. black has nice queenside targets and dominance on the dark squares.

I think white`s error, or one of them, is 15.Rc1. The king isn`t safe anywhere but 0-0-0 should have been played.

Feb-11-05  notsodeepthought: OK, I'll bite - 27 R:h4. Now what?
Feb-11-05  Cyphelium: <notsodeepthought> 27. ♖xh4 ♖xb7 and then white cannot play either 28. ♕d4 ♘f3+ or 28. ♕f2 ♘d3+. So he has to play the queen to another square (a5 or a6), but then black plays 28.- ♘f3+ and 29.- ♘xh4.
Feb-11-05  notsodeepthought: <Cyphelium> thanks, I completely missed that 28 Qf2 would not work because of the knight fork.
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  beatgiant: <quovadis>
On 19. Bxd8, Black will either get two pawns for the exchange or a big attack.

On 19. Bxd8 Bxd8 20. 0-0 Nc4 at least wins another pawn because of the double threats of...Bb6 and ...Nxa3.

Or if White tries 19. Bxd8 Bxd8 20. Nb1 Nc4, White can't castle because of ...Bb6, so Black has a strong attack. For example, 21. Kf1 Bb6 22. Qg3 d5 23. exd5 Ne3+, etc. does not bring any safety.

Sep-25-15  clement41: Two fierce attackers facing each other!

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