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Men Tal
Member since Oct-06-07 · Last seen Nov-20-07
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   Men Tal has kibitzed 7 times to chessgames  
   Nov-11-07 I Ivanov vs V Mezentsev, 2000 (replies)
Men Tal: <polly> Have a look in the gamesheet above. At the time, Ivanov was rated at 2467 (now deceased) and Mezentsev at 2376 (now rated 2398 with an IM title). Ivanov spent a number of years of time in my country, Canada, and dominated the game here, along with Kevin Spraggett (FIDE
   Nov-06-07 chessmoron chessforum (replies)
Men Tal: If this is mate in 3, or something like that, I've failed. I think given Black's King position, pressuring the g and h pawns are the key. Black's moves are assumed to be the best ones available, but I may have missed some better moves along the way. Suggestion 1 Remove threat to ...
   Oct-26-07 Matulovic vs Tringov, 1970 (replies)
Men Tal: I too had considered Bc5, attempting to deflect the Queen. But Black has 'zwischenzug', an in-between move, Bg4, uniting it's back rank Rs and forking the Q and R, forcing White to capture it and allow Black to then capture at c5. White has lots of K-side pressure and can recapture ...
   Oct-26-07 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Men Tal: <whiteshark> Couldn't find the game notation, only this: Actually, many thanks. It helps with the position I'm reading in an ebook where all of the diagrams are unreadable. It was a 5 min blitz game he played, and I guess that's why it ...
   Oct-09-07 S Gross vs D Blasl, 1999 (replies)
Men Tal: Maybe it's just me, but through 26 moves it looks as though Black control's the board, as White's Queenside is about to fall to pieces, and while his Kingside forces look strong, after 27. Rb3 Qe7, there no longer appears to be a killer attack for White. Even as played, 27. .. Qc7, ...
   Oct-08-07 M Judd vs J Congdon, 1874 (replies)
Men Tal: Board Assessment White: Queen under attack, strong knight posting at e5 Black: King more exposed, Rooks uncoordinated Suggested solution 30. Qxh8+ KxQ 31. Nxf7+ (nasty fork)K moves 32. NxQ RxN and White is up the exchange plus a pawn. If not capitulation, White could continue ...
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