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Hans Bohm vs Mikhail Tal
"How to Defuse an H-Bohm" (game of the day Oct-03-2010)
Alekhine Memorial (1975), Moscow URS, rd 6, Oct-??
Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56)  ·  0-1



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Apr-22-05  quovadis: here 22.Nxf7 (instead of 22.Nb5) should win . if 22.... Nxc4 ; 23.Bxc4 Qxe3 ; 24.Bxe3 Kxf7 ; 25.d6+ Be6 ; 26.Bxe6+ Kxe6 ; 27.Bxc5 Nd7 etc white position is better. your comment's please.
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  samvega: Wow, that's a very cool idea. Could black wriggle out with 22..Bd4?
Apr-23-05  quovadis: <samvega> if 22.... Bd4 ; 23.Nh6+ and 24.Nxd4.
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  samvega: Doh!. Okay, how about 22.Nxf7 Qa4+ 23.Bc2 Nxc4, and: 24.Bxa4 Nxe3+ 25.Bxe3 Rxd5+; or 24.Qe7 Re8
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  offramp: Doesn't the simple 22.Bxg6 Qxe3 23.Bxf7+ Kf8 24.Bxe3 win as well for white?
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  samvega: <offramp> Black has an intermediate check, though: 22.Bxg6 Qa4+ 23.Bc2 Qd7, leaving the knight and the c4 pawn en prise. Who's better?
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  samvega: Well at any rate, both your suggestions are better than 22.Nb5.
Apr-23-05  quovadis: <samvega> If 22.Nxf7 Qa4+ 23.Bc2 Nxc4 white play 24.Qxc5! . (the Black queen is under attack and has no good move to play ) ex: 24.... Qxa2 25.Nc3 ; or 24.... Qa6(e8)(d7) 25.Nxd8 ;Hoewer the best for Black could be 24... Na6 25.Bxa4 Nxc5 26.Nxd8 Nxa4 27.Ne6 Nab2+ 28.Kc1 Nd3+ 29.Kc2 and Black is lost anyway after some good resistance . the variation proposed by <offramp> look very elegant also but with the King on 23... Kh8 to avoid the pin , but in this variation Black can resist more to white pressure .
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  samvega: Okay, you win: 22.Nxf7!
Jun-16-06  notyetagm: Yes, Tal missed the very strong move 22 ♘xf7!, the point being that the <DECOY> 22 ... ♔x♘?? loses the Black queen to the <DISCOVERED ATTACK> 23 ♗xg3+ hxg3 24 ♕x♕.
Apr-19-08  meijgia: See for this game also 'The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal' by Mikhail Tal(1976). Tal writes after playing 21..N-N3. I played this, and froze... After thinking for some 15 minuters, which seemed to long to me, the Dutch master picked up the knight on Q6 and ... moved it to the other side.
Oct-03-10  Phony Benoni: I wonder if White resigned with 007 seconds left on his clock.
Oct-03-10  Gilmoy: <Phony Benoni:> No, the arbitrator reached across his body and stopped his clock for him.
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  Once: No - the clock actually stopped at 003 seconds. A little later, the tournament director (Cubby Broccoli) decided that it would have been more dramatic to have it stop at 007. So the clock was adjusted after the game was over.
Oct-03-10  kudubux: I have submitted the pun for the above mentioned game but I haven't noticed until now that I used a wrong word. It should have been "diffuse", I believe.

How to diffuse an H. Bohm.

But anyway, thank you <> for accepting my pun.

Oct-03-10  jahhaj: <kudubux> No defuse is right.

Oct-03-10  whiteshark:
Oct-04-10  kevin86: White attacked with one piece,black countered with several-quick quiz:who won?
Jan-21-12  twin phoenix: instead of retreating the bishop Tal reccommended 17, --,Q-a5+ when N-b6 is threatened. m researching the modern benoni any games i need to look at?
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  saffuna: <Okay, you win: 22.Nxf7!>

Tal says he froze after his 21st move, having seen 22. Nxf7.

Tal's honesty in revealing errors and doubts in "Life and Games" is one of the things that makes it so great.

This is the final game in the book.

Apr-24-20  seneca16: Wow! Bohm was on the ropes from the opening bell and never got off them! I like the way Tal redeployed his forces from Kingside to Queen, never allowing Bohm to regroup.

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