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Hiong Liong Tan vs Tigran V Petrosian
Hoogovens (1960), Beverwijk NED, rd 6, Jan-13
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Main Line (B99)  ·  0-1



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Feb-17-04  Whitehat1963: Where does Tal go wrong here?
Feb-17-04  drukenknight: looking at the combinations if: 26 Rxe5

a few moves earlier he might have got the B to c4 to defend vs the N and build a pawn fort.

Aug-10-06  Runemaster: <druken> 26.Rxe5 Rxe5 followed by bxc3 wins. After 27.Rxe5 bxc3, 28.Re8+ fails to 28...Nxe8.

I can't quite follow yur comment about B to c4, but if you're suggesting 23.Bc4 then 23...b5 and the threat of b5-b4 puts great pressure on the c2 square.

Aug-10-06  Albertan: Tal could have played 24.Bd5 and after 24...b5 25.a3 e4 26.Qxc7 Rxc7 27.Ba2 Ng4 28.Re2 had equality.

The move 24.Kb1? was a mistake. Instead Tal could have played the waiting move 24.R1e2 and after 24...Qc6 25.Qh4 a5 26.Rd2 b4 27.Bd5 Qd7 28.Bc4!? Qxf5 29.Nd5 Rfe4 30.Rd1 Ng5 31.a3 bxa3 32.Rxa3 Nb7 38.Bb3 Kh8 39.Ne3 Qg6 been okay.

Aug-10-06  Albertan: Petrosian could have also played 26...Qxc2+ and play might have continued: 27.Ka1 (27.Ka2?? Nxe4 28.Rxe4 Rc3! 29.Rxe5 Qxb3 ) 27...Nxe4 28.Rxe4 Rc5 29.Rxb4 Rd8
Aug-11-06  Runemaster: <Albertan> 24.Bd5 loses the bishop to 24...b4 (the Black pawn is already on b5).

If you mean 23.Bd5, then on 23...b5 24.a3 Black could play to break open the queenside with 24...a5. If then 25.Nxb5 Nd3+ wins, uncovering the attack on c2.

Probably on 24.R1e2, Petrosian would have proceeded much as in the game, with the Nxb3/b5-b4 idea.

May-31-07  Chessdreamer: White is not Mikhail Tal, but Tan Hiong Liong. Tournament crosstable: Somebody has constructed erroneous PGN...
Jul-31-10  talisman: <Runemaster> thank you for that! this was a tournament, and if tal played then where are the rest of his games? this sure doesn't look like tal.
Jul-31-10  Aspirador: You can see from the crosstable that Tal did not play this tourney. I guess "Tan" just turned into "Tal" and then somebody else turned this into "Mihkail Tal".
Aug-02-10  talisman: need to change tal's score versus petrosian then.
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