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Mikhail Tal vs NN
Simul (1974) (exhibition), Nice FRA, Jun-25
St. George Defense: General (B00)  ·  1-0

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Sep-10-21
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  kingscrusher: 12...Be7 might actually be a key mistake - black had to play c5 and fight early for some key squares.
Sep-10-21
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  keypusher: Position after 18.Nxh6+:


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If 18....Kg7 White has 19.Nxf7, since ...Kxf7 allows a forced mate after 20.Ng5+ Kf8 21.Qg6 Ne5 22.Ne6#.

After the game's 18....Kf8 SF suggests 19.Qc4! -- Black has no reasonable way to defend f7. Of course 19.Nxf7 and Tal's move also work. After 19.Ng5 Nxh5 20.Qh7! it's a forced mate even though Black takes the knight with check. Tal always keeps his eyes on the prize!

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