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Gyula Sax vs Mikhail Tal
Keres Memorial (1979), Tallinn URS, rd 7, Mar-01
Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Variation (C80)  ·  0-1



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  tpstar: gibo-tpstar (GameKnot 7/22/05) [Fritz 7]: 10. c3 d4 11. Bxe6 Nxe6 12. Nb3 dc [last book move] 13. bc!? Nc5 14. Be3 Qxd1 15. Raxd1 Na4 16. Rc1 Ba3 17. Rc2 Nb2 18. Bc5 Bxc5 19. Nxc5 Nc4 [an ideal square for the Black Knight] 20. h3 0-0 [20 ... Ke7 21. Re2=] 21. e6 fe 22. Nxe6 Rf7 23. Ned4 Nxd4 24. cxd4 Rf4 [24 ... Re7 25. Rfc1=] 25. Re1 Rd8 26. Rce2 h6 27. Re8+ Rf8 28. Rxf8+ Kxf8 29. Kf1 Rd6 30. Re4 g5 31. h4 gh 32. Rxh4 Kg7 33. Rf4 Re6 34. g3 Rf6 35. Rg4+ Kf8 36. Ne5?? [36. Ke2 = 0.00] Ne3+ 0-1.
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  perfidious: It's interesting how once again, a display of Tal pyrotechnics winds up giving him a favourable ending which he duly converts to a win.

My guess is that Tal had no fear of Karpov's bolt from the blue, 11.Ng5, from the match with Korchnoi the year before.

Sep-03-05  euripides: <perfidious> Indeed. Karpov's seconds in that match were Tal and Zaitsev. There is a rumour that Ng5 was Zaitsev's idea, but Tal would have been in on the analysis.
Nov-02-08  datachess4: could white play 53.Nxc3 and fight on?

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