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Ruben Rodriguez vs Mikhail Tal
Riga Interzonal (1979), Riga URS, rd 17, Sep-29
Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  0-1



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Mar-29-15  nikromos: Amazing game. Tal has to give up the exchange for a pawn to stave off his opponent's attack. Then gradually outplays him. The final position Zugzwang is beautiful and somewhat reminiscent of his famous 6th match game against Botvinnik.
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  perfidious: White's difficulty after his win of exchange is that it is very difficult for him to find any active play in this closed position without a dark-squared bishop, and the other, while impressive-looking, really has little to do because Black can operate, as it were, around it on the dark squares.
Mar-29-15  DanielHoseano: What a game by Tal!
Mar-12-21  carpovius: Misha Zugzwang

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