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Anatoly Ufimtsev vs Mikhail Tal
10th Soviet Team-ch qual group 2 (1967), Moscow URS, rd 2, Jul-24
Benoni Defense: Classical Variation. Czerniak Defense (A78)  ·  0-1



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Mar-15-03  ughaibu: Of course it's all just logical position play really. The final move is a nice surprise.
Feb-12-04  S4NKT: so let's see... Kg2.. Qe4+.. Kg1.. Nh3+.. Kf1.. Df3#? hahahaha
Jun-08-05  bomb the bishop: the opening encyclopedia recommends: 13. f3 with b6 transposing to ECO A79
Sep-20-08  pom nasayao: Black's 27. __ Bh3+ is hard to resist, but taking it would lead to 28. Kg1 Nf3+ 29. Kh1 Nf2 mate. White instead chose 28. Kxh3 thinking that Black would effect a fork at f2. But Tal has other plans. He is not content in trading 2 pieces for the WQueen, but to force mate after 28. ___Ng5+ 29. Kg2. Qe4+ 30. Kg1 Nh3+ 31. Kf1 Qf3 mate!
Jun-03-09  totololo: Ufimtev played the Petrosian system with a5. However he started "improving" the variation in order to get the exchange .... and he got what he asked for - the axe... with a quiet dominating Tal in his fetish Benoni. The preparation of the final combination with the dominating knights is impresive. A very nice attack!
Oct-22-09  Dravus: At Black's 23rd, his Knights centrally block and stand guard against any interference with the offense. Meanwhile, White's Knights at 27, with similar stanchion and formation (and imitating the Keystone Cops), block any help or assistance for their King, who is sacked.
Dec-06-15  ToTheDeath: A real treat from Tal.. I love the pinprick maneuvers of the rook to f4 and h4 creating weaknesses in the king's field before sacing itself for the light square bishop. Then the king is ripe for the taking.
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  whiteshark: Daniel ♔ing analyses this game:
Sep-10-17  clement41: 21...Re4!? 22 Bxe4 Nxe4 and guess on which colour-complex white subsequently got mated... Tal masterfully exploited white's weaknesses

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