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Mikhail Tal vs Alexander Koblents
Riga (1961), Riga LAT
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. Main Line (B99)  ·  1-0

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Sep-29-04  RisingChamp: My goodness-this is higly spectacular even by Tals standards!!I love this type of chess and I hope the future produces more ppl like Tal instead of those who think like Kramnik(I think Kramnik is so good he could play almost like this if he wanted but he doesnt).
Jan-25-05  linmaica: I had the opportunity to ask Mijail Tal himself about this wonderful game; he told me it was a training game, and he thought it was very incorrect. In any case, it´s a masterpiece of art
Mar-02-05  Gowe: Linmaica, very interesting your post. How did you meet him? do you know any interesting histoty about him?
May-03-05  aw1988: This has absolutely got to be a training game. I know Tal's play was mad, but this is ridiculous. Koblents and Tal even made some insane draws together!
Jul-16-05  lopium: ahahazzz!! I can't believe it! No kibitzes yet, but this game merit them! Come on!
Jul-16-05  aw1988: This is a kibitz.
Jul-16-05  Shokwave: OMG....Tal just destroys his trainer, in a game featuring a Queen sac and a promotion to a Knight over an extremely long sequence...amazing.
Jul-16-05  halcyonteam: I support you<lopium>

This is another fantastic (crazy) game by TAL featuring a queen sac, for a pwan promotion, eventually winning the endgame.

So easy the way he does it.

Jul-16-05  ughaibu: The kibitzing is on the duplicate: Tal vs Koblents, 1961
Jul-24-05  A.Alekhine: Wow.Tal truly demolishes his trainer and his insight is amazing on the way he handled the whole game
Feb-01-06  Chess Classics: This game is in the database twice! The only difference is that Tal promotes to a queen this time, in the other one he promotes to a knight.

Regards,
CC

Feb-01-06  talisman: wonder why he broke from the "maestro"?
Oct-02-06  ghaiethe: wonderful "end or not" game
Aug-11-07  xeroxmachine: Ah here it is finally. Probably my favorite game ever. Thanks to ughabaoi, for refinding it through the "50 games better than that other Tal game." collection.
Jun-23-08  mate2900s: these are my kind of games a slugfest no 15 move draw reminds me of "Rumble in the Jungle.
Sep-18-08  pom nasayao: This is my ideal game of chess, when nobody can sit easily.
Sep-18-08
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  Gilmoy: "Notes by Tal: 12.e5 <Wins a clear pawn>"
Sep-18-08
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  WannaBe: Now, this is a game! Amazing depth calculation by Tal.

Much better than that what's his name vs. what's his name... =)

Mar-07-13  Absentee: This game is hilarious. A queen sacrifice right out of the opening. Only Tal.
Mar-07-13  thomastonk: <Absentee: Only Tal.> If you press "find similar games" under the game window, you'll be surprised (or directly Kliavin vs Tal, 1959). But in chess there is no plagiarism, there are only good and bad moves. ;-)
Mar-07-13
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  AylerKupp: Given that this game was played in 1961 and the two previous known games with this variation, Keres vs Fischer, 1959 and Kliavin vs Tal, 1959, were played earlier, the queen sac idea did not originate from Tal. I think that the opening in this game was probably pre-arranged and played in an attempt to find a better line for White since Black won both previous games. And Tal succeeded admirably, as he would often do in similar circumstances. Of course, it took a second queen sacrifice to do it, but what else would you expect from Tal.
Mar-07-13  DrChopper: Don't forget this amazing draw: Euwe vs Tal, 1961
Dec-03-14  MindCtrol9: I like this game where both players are playing aggressive.This is a great game in my opinion where Tal's opponent has the same style.A very excitement game.
Oct-03-20  Chesgambit: white played too many strong moves
Nov-07-20  yadasampati: <Shokwave> Promotion to a knight? Not in this game.
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