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Jose Garcia Padron vs Mikhail Tal
"I Beg Your Padron" (game of the day Aug-18-2020)
Las Palmas (1977), Las Palmas ESP, rd 14, May-25
English Opening: Great Snake Variation (A10)  ·  1-0



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Aug-20-10  abstract: hopeless tal!
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Nice imitation of Capablanca--45.g5! seals the Black King in an uncrackable prison and can only watch as Padron picks off pawns.
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  al wazir: Tal missed an easy draw: 44...g5 45. Kxf3 Kf7 46. Ke4 Kf6.
Aug-18-20  goodevans: <al wazir: Tal missed an easy draw: 44...g5 45. Kxf3 Kf7 46. Ke4 Kf6.>

I can't understand why Tal didn't play that. It's obvious that after 44...Kf7? 45.g5 black's h-pawn is doomed and almost as obvious that after 44...g5 his K-side would be safe as his K can get to f6/g6. A little less obvious, at least to me, is whether white can now drum up something on the Q-side but it's got to be better than the line Tal chose.

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  perfidious: After the suggestion of 44....g5, drawing this is no problem; Tal's king can always, as noted by <goodevans>, maintain position at f6/g6 and is able to stymie any tries on the other wing with ease.
Aug-18-20  Brenin: Not a bad scalp for a 19-year-old, playing in his home town, even if it took an elementary blunder by Tal to achieve it. I hope the local paper gave Padron a good write-up.
Aug-18-20  jith1207: Pun #rehashed

L Barden vs J Penrose, 1959

Aug-18-20  Mr. President: Tonight I'm gonna padron Kevin Costner for making WaterWorld.
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  OhioChessFan: You'll lose a lot of votes, <Mr. President>.

One of those groaner puns you have to like.

Aug-18-20  RandomVisitor: 26.Rxe4, and white just keeps exchanging down into an endgame with an extra pawn and like-colored bishops:

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<59/83 1:22:48 +2.66 26...a5 27.Kg1 Rxe4 28.Rxe4 Rxe4 29.Bxe4> Qf7 30.h4 Bd7 31.Bg2 Qg7 32.Qe3 Qf6 33.Kh2 Bf5 34.Bh3 Bb1 35.a3 Kg7

59/81 1:22:48 +2.66 26...Qf7 27.h4 Bf5 28.R4e3 a5 29.Kh2 Rxe3 30.Rxe3 Rxe3 31.Qxe3 Qf6 32.Bh3 Bb1 33.a3 Kg7 34.b4 axb4 35.axb4 Ba2

59/83 1:22:48 +2.66 26...Qf8 27.h4 Bf5 28.R4e3 Rxe3 29.Rxe3 a5 30.Kh2 Rxe3 31.Qxe3 Qf6 32.Bh3 Bb1 33.a3 Kg7 34.b4 axb4 35.axb4 Ba2

Aug-18-20  Mendrys: <goodevans: <al wazir: Tal missed an easy draw: 44...g5 45. Kxf3 Kf7 46. Ke4 Kf6.> I can't understand why Tal didn't play that. It's obvious that after 44...Kf7? 45.g5 black's h-pawn is doomed...>It could be that Tal had expected 45 Kxf3 where 45...Kf6 would also draw. It's really not uncommon for even an elite GM to miss such an easy move now and then, especially when playing an opponent that they might underestimate.

I can imagine Tal shaking his head after 45. g5 was played knowing that he probably just lost.

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