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Mikhail Tal vs Vasily Smyslov
USSR Championship (1977), Leningrad URS, rd 7, Dec-??
Spanish Game: Open Variations (C80)  ·  0-1



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Jan-10-06  larsenfan: No comments in such a game by two world champions?
Does anyone know if the black line has been refuted? It seems very playable, and it is clear that Tal did not find the way...
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Nearly three years too late, I agree with <larsenfan>. Black doesn't really sacrifice the Exchange, he ahem, exchanges a Rook for Bishop and 2 pawns. The most impressive aspect of this game is how one of the greatest attacking players of all time ends up with all of his pieces bottled up into one tiny corner of the board after 29...Bf3.
Jul-25-16  Eusebius: This was just not Tal's best day. What else can you say.

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