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Mikhail Tal vs Karlis Klasup
Riga (1952)
Dutch Defense: Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80)  ·  1-0



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Oct-11-03  Helloween: 39.Rxh5+? is not as good as the winning 39.Qe7!. Black should still be able to draw this game with 40...Qg8!
Mar-05-06  DeepBlade: His sacrifices are based on a weakness. After move 22 Blacks exposed Queen gets chased around, which gives White a lead in development.
Nov-06-08  ForeverYoung: I played through this game today. I find it amazing that black lost, taking into account the position after white's 20th move. About 20 ... e3 Tal writes "Prior to this move Black's position was more than won. ... I suspect that practically any other move would have been stronger." Tal also points out that from move 30 on black was in serious time trouble.
Nov-05-10  Lyink: 22 moves to recuperate the piece!...with interest.
Dec-19-13  Maladetta: I'm Ready for My Klasup.
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  fredthebear: It is interesting that Tal exchanged both his White bishops for properly posted Black knights by the 15th move. How many times did he do this in his career? Was he under the influence of Tchigorin at the time? Then Tal sacrificed both his remaining knights!?! Tal was something else.

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