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Harijs Skuja vs Mikhail Tal
Latvian Championship (1958), Riga URS
Benoni Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Hastings Defense Main Line (A64)  ·  0-1



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Dec-16-04  chess man: An easy win for Tal.
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  ekw: For Tal, sure! I love the way his bishop kept coming back to c8.
Dec-03-08  ih8sens: Tal is well known for being some sort of crazy tactician, more concerned about getting cute wins than objectivity. In my personal study of him, though, I've noticed that he actually plays a real 'pick up a pawn and hang on for dear life' style of chess and THEN pounces on his opponents when they get a little too greedy!
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  Oginschile: At the height of Tal's career he was actually well known for being one of the hardest players to beat in history. The two longest unbeaten streaks in grandmaster chess belong to Tal. Many of his attacks were speculative, which makes him a bit of a paradox... Tal simply played a different game than his contemporaries for a few years.

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