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Aleksander Arulaid vs Mikhail Tal
4th Soviet Team-ch final (1955), Voroshilovgrad URS, rd 6, Sep-??
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Variation (B88)  ·  0-1



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Dec-17-08  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Tal's sequence of moves from 22nd move till 37th are pure enjoy to watch. Just like: "Don't bother about material, follow your own line."
Dec-30-12  tivrfoa: wow. Nice!!!!
Oct-27-15  Compound Error: "'My chess childhood was over.', was how Mikhail Tal described his impressions of his first USSR team championships, which were played in September 1955 in Voroshilovgrad (today Lugansk). By now almost 19, he played on second board and he goes on to point out that this was the first tournament he finished without defeat. His best-known opponents in this event were Korchnoi, Polugaevsky, Suetin and Gurgenidze, with each of whom he was able to draw, and Vasiukov, whom he managed to defeat. Things were especially exciting in the game against the twelve years older Alexander Arulaid, because in the Scheveningen System of the Sicilian Defence [B88]chosen by Tal..." The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal Muller & Raymund Stolze
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  Sally Simpson: From here...

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Tal played 24...Ng4 tempting White to sac on f7 to win a pawn, open up the Black King and pick up the loose Knight on g4 (25...Kxf7 26.Qd7+ )

Instead Tal sacs the exchange to win it back and chases a breathless White King across the board from h1 to a8.

The end.

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White played 45.Qb6 and reigned not wishing to see 45...Qc4+ when both the a-pawn and b-pawns drop with check (46.Ka4 is forced due to the Knight fork Nc8+ ) and the Queens come off.

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