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Mikhail Tal vs Gideon Stahlberg
Stockholm (1960/61), Stockholm SWE, rd 4, Jan-01
French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky Variation (C11)  ·  1-0



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Jun-21-08  micartouse: The other side of Tal. Black rushed into a simple position, and White plays the French ending like Tarrasch. He uses d4 as a strongpoint for his pieces and forces a kingside infiltration.
Jul-05-10  ChessYouGood: This game is a good example of the fact that with the French, against a decent player, black can be guaranteed of a slightly worse position out of the opening which not only endures but becomes increasingly worse into the ending.

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