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Laszlo Barczay vs Mikhail Tal
Asztalos Memorial 6th (1963), Miskolc HUN, rd 7, Jul-??
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann. Karlsbad Variation (E23)  ·  0-1



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Feb-13-08  DarthStapler: Another victory for the great Tal
Feb-15-08  Mendrys: Nice looking exchange sac at the end. I'm not sure it's completely sound though. My silicon friend Crafty likes 25...Qe2 and gives:

7:18:01 45.206.973,153 1.720 -3.61 26. Rf1 Nd3 27. Qxf8+ Kxf8 28. Nxd3+ Ke7 29. Nc1 Qxe3+ 30. Kh1 Qd2 31. b3 e5

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Both Crafty and Shredder score the game as played even until whites 29. Kf1 instead of 29. Ke1.

analysis after 29. Ke1


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7:37 774.223.637 1.694.143 0.00 29. ... Nf3+ 30. Kf1 Nd2+ 31. Rxd2 Qxd2 32. Qd4 Qxd4 33. exd4 Kf7 34. Kf2 Kf6 35. c5 e5 36. dxe5+ Kxe5 37. Ke3 a5 38. g5 a4

29. Kf1 loses the rook because after 29...Qh1+ 30. Ke2 Qg2+! white is mated the next move.

I'm rather glad Tal played what he did though. It's a nice little game and a classic example of him pressuring his opponent into a bad move. Despite what Crafty and Shredder say I wouldn't want to be in whites shoes with my king so exposed. I wonder if the game is really "even" at move 29 as they say.

Aug-10-08  CharlesSullivan: Yes, White could have completely equalized with 29.Ke1! For example: 29...Qxb2 30.Qc8+ Kf7 31.Rxd7+! Nxd7 32.Qxd7+ Kf6 33.Qxa7 and White should have no difficulties drawing this game.

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