Mikhail Tal in London (1964) by Edward Winter

Mikhail Tal in London (1964)

Edward Winter



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In 1985 Leonard Barden (London) kindly sent us the original game-scores from a simultaneous exhibition by Tal at John Lewis’s, Oxford Street, London in 1964 (+12 =8 –4). At the time we published only one of them (in C.N. 1000, Tal v E.W. Jaggs – see page 53 of Kings, Commoners and Knaves), and Tal’s defeat by H. Israel was given by Hugh Myers on page 115 of his book Nimzovich’s Defence to 1 e4 (Yorklyn, 1985/86). Placing the other games on record is well overdue, and we start here with two Tal wins and two of the draws:

Mikhail Tal – J. Emsley
London, 9 January 1964
French Defence

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 bxc3 Ne7 7 Qg4 Nf5 8 Bd3 h5 9 Qf4 Qh4 10 dxc5 Nc6 11 Nf3 Qxf4 12 Bxf4 Nfe7 13 h4 Bd7 14 O-O Ng6 15 Bg3 a5 16 Rab1 Ra7 17 Rfe1 a4 18 Nd4 Na5 19 Nb5 Bxb5 20 Rxb5 Ne7 21 Rb4 Nac6 22 Rb6 O-O 23 Reb1 Nd8 24 f3 Nec6 25 c4 Re8 26 cxd5 exd5 27 f4 Re7 28 c4 d4 29 Be4 Na5 30 Bd5 Nb3 31 f5 Kh7 32 e6 f6 33 Bd6 Re8 34 Rd1 Nc6

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35 Rxc6 bxc6 36 Bxc6 Ree7 37 Bxe7 Rxe7 38 Bd7 Resigns.

Mikhail Tal – William Roland Hartston
London, 9 January 1964
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nc6 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be2 a6 7 Be3 b5 8 O-O Bb7 9 f4 Rc8 10 Bf3 Nxd4 11 Bxd4 Ne7 12 e5 Nf5 13 Bf2 Bc5 14 Bxb7 Qxb7 15 Qd3 h5 16 Ne4 Be7 17 Rfe1 h4 18 h3 Rh6 19 c3 Rg6 20 Qf3 Kf8 21 Rad1 d5 22 exd6 Nxd6 23 Ng5 Bxg5 24 Qxb7 Nxb7 25 fxg5 Rxg5 26 Bxh4 Rgc5 27 Bf2 R5c6 28 Re4 Rd8 29 Rxd8+ Nxd8 30 a4 Rc4 31 Rxc4 bxc4 32 Bc5+ Ke8 33 Kf2 Nb7 34 Ba3 Kd7 35 Ke3 e5 36 Bf8 g6 37 g4 Ke6 38 h4 f5 39 h5 gxh5 40 gxh5 Kf7 41 Bb4 Kg7 42 Be7 Kh6 43 Bf6 f4+ 44 Kf3 Nc5 45 Bxe5 Nxa4 46 Bxf4+ Kxh5 47 Bc1 Nc5 Drawn.

Mikhail Tal – J.K. Jones
London, 9 January 1964
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 e6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 a6 5 Nc3 Qc7 6 Be2 Nf6 7 O-O b5 8 Bf3 Bb7 9 e5 b4 10 Ncb5 axb5 11 exf6 d5 12 Re1 Nd7

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13 Nxe6 fxe6 14 Rxe6+ Kd8 15 Bxd5 gxf6 16 Bf4 Qxf4 17 Bxb7 Ra7 18 Qd5 Bc5 19 Rd1 Qc7 20 Bc6 Kc8 21 Bxd7+ Qxd7 22 Rc6+ Kd8 23 Rxc5 Qxd5 24 Rcxd5+ Ke7 25 Rxb5 Rxa2 26 Rxb4 Rd8 27 Rb7+ Ke6 28 Re1+ Kf5 29 c3 Rd2 30 Rb1 h6 31 h3 Ke4 32 Rb4+ Kd3 33 Rd4+ Kc2 34 Rxd2+ Kxd2 35 b4 Kc2 36 Re1 Kxc3 37 Re6 Resigns.

Mikhail Tal – Michael Macdonald-Ross
London, 9 January 1964
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Qc7 5 Nc3 e6 6 Be2 a6 7 O-O Nf6 8 Be3 Bb4 9 Na4 Bd6 10 g3 b5 11 Nb6 Rb8 12 Nxc8 Rxc8 13 a4 Nxd4 14 Bxd4 e5 15 Be3 Bc5 16 Bxc5 Qxc5 17 axb5 axb5 18 Bd3 O-O 19 Ra5 Rb8 20 c3 d5 21 exd5 e4 22 Be2 Rfd8 23 Qb3 Rxd5 24 c4 Rd2

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25 Rxb5 Rxb5 26 cxb5 Rxe2 27 b6 e3 28 b7 exf2+ 29 Kg2 Qc6+ 30 Kh3 Qd7+ 31 Kg2 Qc6+ 32 Kh3 Qd7+ 33 Kg2 Drawn.

(3050)

Another four Tal games from his simultaneous display:

Mikhail Tal - O'Donohue
London, 9 January 1964
Evans’ Gambit Accepted

1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Bc5 4 b4 Bxb4 5 c3 Ba5 6 d4 exd4 7 O-O Nge7 8 Ng5 Ne5 9 Nxf7 Nxf7 10 Bxf7+ Kxf7 11 Qh5+ Kg8 12 Qxa5 d5 13 cxd4 dxe4 14 Nc3 Bf5 15 Ba3 Kf7 16 Bxe7 Qxe7 17 Qxf5+ Qf6 18 Qxe4 c6 19 Rab1 b5 20 d5 Rhe8 21 Qd3 a6 22 dxc6 Qxc6 23 Nd5 Kg8 24 Rbc1 Qd6 25 Rfd1 Rad8 26 Qb3 Qe6 27 Nf6+ gxf6 28 Qxe6+ Rxe6 29 Rxd8+ Kf7 30 g3 Re2 31 Rd7+ Ke6 32 Rxh7 Rxa2 33 Rc6+ Resigns.

Mikhail Tal – N. Springall
London, 9 January 1964
Albin Counter-Gambit

1 d4 d5 2 c4 e5 3 dxe5 d4 4 e4 Nc6 5 f4 f6 6 Nf3 fxe5 7 Bd3 Bg4 8 O-O Bd6 9 c5 Bxc5 10 Qb3 Qd7 11 Nxe5 Nxe5 12 fxe5 O-O-O 13 Nd2 Ne7 14 Nc4 Rdf8 15 Bf4

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15…Be2 16 e6 Qd8 17 Ne5 Bxf1 18 Rxf1 Ng6 19 Nf7 Qe8 20 Bg3 Rhg8 21 Rc1 Qe7 22 Qd5 Bb6 23 Ba6 d3+ 24 Kh1 c5 25 Qc6+ Resigns.

Mikhail Tal – G. Becker
London, 9 January 1964
Queen’s Gambit Accepted

1 d4 d5 2 c4 dxc4 3 e3 Nf6 4 Bxc4 e6 5 Nc3 Be7 6 Nf3 O-O 7 O-O a6 8 e4 h6 9 e5 Nh7 10 Ne4 b5 11 Bd3 Bb7 12 Qe2 Nd7 13 Bf4 Bd5 14 Rad1 Bxa2 15 Qe3 g5 16 Nexg5 Bxg5 17 Bxh7+ Kxh7 18 Bxg5 hxg5 19 Nxg5+ Kg6 20 f4 f6

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21 Nxe6 Bxe6 22 f5+ Bxf5 23 Qg3+ Kf7 24 Rxf5 Rg8 25 Qf3 Rg6 26 Re1 Nf8 27 d5 Rb8 28 e6+ Ke7 29 d6+ Qxd6 30 Rd5 Qb4 31 Red1 Qg4 32 Qd3 Qxg2 mate.

Mikhail Tal – R. Dunnett
London, 9 January 1964
Queen’s Gambit Declined

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 d5 4 Nc3 Be7 5 cxd5 exd5 6 Bf4 c6 7 e3 Bf5 8 Bd3 Bg6 9 Ne5 Nbd7 10 Bxg6 hxg6 11 Qc2 Nxe5 12 Bxe5 Bd6 13 O-O-O Qc7 14 f4 O-O-O 15 h3 Qd7 16 g4 a6 17 Kb1 b5 18 g5 Ne8 19 Nxd5 Kb7 20 Nc3 Rxh3 21 Rxh3 Qxh3 22 d5 Rc8 23 Qe4 Qd7 24 dxc6+ Rxc6 25 Ne2 Kc7 26 Nd4 Rc4 27 b3 Rc5 28 Qa8 Kb6 29 Bxd6 Nxd6 30 Qb8+ Nb7 31 Qf8 Qg4 32 Rc1 Rxc1+ 33 Kxc1 Qg1+ 34 Kd2 Qg2+ 35 Kc3 Qg1 36 Qe8 Qa1+ 37 Kd2 Qxa2+ 38 Ke1 Qa1+ 39 Kf2 Qb2+ 40 Kf3 Qc1 41 Qxf7 Qf1+ 42 Kg3 Qg1+ Drawn.

(3059)

This series continues with three more games.

Mikhail Tal – N. Freeman
London, 9 January 1964
Grünfeld Defence

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Qb3 dxc4 6 Qxc4 O-O 7 e4 Bg4 8 Be3 Nfd7 9 Qb3 c5 10 dxc5 Qa5 11 Nd2 Nxc5 12 Qb5 Bxc3 13 bxc3 Qxc3 14 Rb1 Nba6 15 Qc4 Qxc4 16 Bxc4 Rac8 17 f3 Be6 18 Bxe6 fxe6 19 O-O b6 20 Nb3 Nxb3 21 Rxb3 Rc7 22 Rd1 Rfc8 23 Rd2 Kf7 24 Kf2 Nc5 25 Ra3 Ke8 26 Ke2 Nd7 27 h4 Ne5 28 Bf4

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28...Nc4 29 Bxc7 Nxa3 30 Be5 Nc4 31 Rc2 Kd7 32 Bd4 a6 33 g4 b5 34 Rc1 Nd6 35 Rxc8 Kxc8 36 Ke3 Kd7 37 Kf4 Nf7 38 Bg7 Kd6 39 Bc3 Kc5 40 Bg7 Kc4 41 Bf8 e5+ 42 Ke3 e6 43 Kd2 a5 44 Ba3 Nd8 45 Ke3 Kc3 46 Bd6 Nf7 47 Bc7 a4 48 Ba5+ b4 Drawn.

Mikhail Tal – R. Boardman
London, 9 January 1964
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 g6 6 Be3 Bg7 7 f3 O-O 8 Qd2 Nc6 9 Bc4 Qc7 10 Bb3 a6 11 h4 Na5 12 h5 Nxb3 13 axb3 d5 14 hxg6 Qg3+ 15 Bf2 Qxg6 16 e5 Nd7 17 Nxd5 Qxg2 18 O-O-O Nxe5 19 Rdg1

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19…Nxf3 20 Nxf3 Qxf3 21 Rxg7+ Resigns.

Mikhail Tal – Norman Stephenson
London, 9 January 1964
Ruy López

1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 d6 5 c3 f5 6 exf5 Bxf5 7 d4 e4 8 O-O Be7 9 d5 (‘Somewhere about this critical stage of the game Tal, who was in very good humour throughout the whole session, captured my almost full packet of rather expensive Chesterfield cigarettes “en passant” and on his next turn around replaced them by some evil-smelling cheap and nasty East European brand … smiling broadly all the while. He was so charming that day, it was easy to forgive him.’) 9…b5 10 Bc2 exf3 11 Bxf5 Ne5 12 Nd2 fxg2 13 Re1 Nf6 14 f4 Nf7 15 Qe2 Nxd5 16 Nf3 c6 17 Nd4 O-O 18 Ne6 Qb6+ 19 Kxg2 Rfe8 20 Kh1 Nh6 21 Bd3 Bf8 22 Bd2 Qb7 23 f5 Nf7 24 c4 Nf6 25 Bc3 Ng5 26 Qg2 Nxe6 27 fxe6 Kh8 28 Bf5 Rab8 29 c5 dxc5 30 Rg1 Bd6 31 Qh3 Qe7

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32 Rxg7 Resigns.

Since this Tal series began, Norman Stephenson (Newby, United Kingdom) has kindly written to us about the above game, and we have incorporated a comment of his into the score.

(3071)

Three more games from Tal’s simultaneous display:

Mikhail Tal – A. Hart
London, 9 January 1964
Queen’s Indian Defence

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 b6 4 Nc3 Bb7 5 Bg5 h6 6 Bh4 Be7 7 Qc2 c5 8 e3 O-O 9 Bd3 Nc6 10 a3 Rc8 11 dxc5 Bxc5 12 O-O Be7 13 Rad1 a6 14 Qe2 Qc7 15 Bg3 d6 16 e4 Nh5 17 b4 Nxg3 18 hxg3 Bf6 19 Rc1 Nd4 20 Nxd4 Bxd4 21 Rfd1 f5 22 exf5 Rce8 23 Be4 Bxc3 24 Bxb7 exf5 25 Qf3 Be5 26 Bxa6 Qa7 27 Bb5 Re7 28 Bc6 g5 29 Bd5+ Kg7 30 Re1 g4 31 Qd3 f4 32 gxf4 Bxf4 33 Qd4+ Re5 34 Rxe5 dxe5 35 Qc3 Qe7 36 Re1 Rf5 37 g3 Bg5 38 c5 bxc5 39 bxc5 h5 40 c6 Qc7 41 Rb1 Kh6 42 Rb7 Qc8 43 Be4 Resigns.

Mikhail Tal – A. Mazitis
London, 9 January 1964
Pirc Defence

1 e4 d6 2 d4 Nf6 3 Nc3 g6 4 f4 Bg7 5 Nf3 O-O 6 e5 Ne8 7 h4 h5 8 Ng5 c5 9 Bc4 Nc7 10 dxc5 Bg4 11 Qd3 Bf5 12 Qf3 Nc6 13 Be3 Bg4 14 Qg3 d5 15 Be2 d4 16 O-O-O Bxe2 17 Nxe2 Qd5 18 Bxd4 Qxa2 19 Qa3 Qc4 20 Rhe1 Rad8 21 Qb3 Qa6 22 Kb1 Nd5 23 Bc3 e6 24 Ne4 b6 25 Nd4 Nxc3+ 26 Qxc3 Nxd4 27 Rxd4 Rxd4 28 Qxd4 bxc5 29 Nxc5 Qc6 30 Ne4 Rc8 31 Re2 a5 32 Rd2 Qa6 33 Rd3 Bf8 34 g4 Rc4 35 Nf6+ Kh8 36 Qd7 Kg7 37 gxh5 Rxf4 38 Rc3 Rxh4

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39 Rc7 Kh6 40 hxg6 fxg6 41 Qd2+ g5 42 Qd7 Qf1+ 43 Ka2 Qf5 44 Qe8 Bg7 45 Qd7 Bxf6 46 exf6 Qd5+ 47 Qxd5 exd5 48 Rc5 g4 49 Rxd5 Kg6 50 Rxa5 Kxf6 51 Ra6+ Kf5 Drawn.

Mikhail Tal – D. Mabbs
London, 9 January 1964
Queen’s Pawn Counter-Gambit

1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 d5 3 Nxe5 dxe4 4 Bc4 Qg5 5 d4 Qxg2 6 Rf1 Nd7 7 Nc3 Nxe5 8 dxe5 c6 9 Be3 Ne7 10 Qd2 Bg4 11 h3 Bh5 12 e6 fxe6 13 Qd6 Qf3 14 Rd1

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14…Qxd1+ 15 Nxd1 Rd8 16 Qxd8+ Kxd8 17 Nc3 Bf3 18 Bxe6 Nc8 19 Rg1 Nd6 20 Bd4 Ke7 21 Bg4 Rg8 22 Bxa7 Nc4 23 Bf5 g6 24 Bxe4 Bxe4 25 Nxe4 Nxb2 26 Ke2 Bg7 27 Rg3 Nc4 28 Bc5+ Ke6 29 Rd3 Re8 30 a4 b6 31 Bb4 c5 32 Bc3 Kf5 33 Bxg7 Rxe4+ 34 Kf1 Ne5 35 Rd6 Rxa4 36 Rxb6 Nf3 37 Ke2 Ng1+ 38 Kd2 Nxh3 39 Rc6 c4 40 Kc3 h5 41 Bd4 Nf4 42 Kd2 h4 43 f3 h3 44 Rc5+ Ke6 45 Re5+ Kd6 46 Re1 Kd5 47 Bf2 Ra3 48 Rh1 Rxf3 49 Bh4 c3+ 50 Kd1 Ke4 51 Bg5 Kf5 52 Bd8. Adjudicated a win for Black.

(3148)

The conclusion of this series:

Mikhail Tal – David Edward Rumens
London, 9 January 1964
Queen’s Indian Defence

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 b6 4 e3 Bb7 5 Bd3 c5 6 O-O Be7 7 Nc3 O-O 8 d5 h6 9 e4 d6 10 b3 e5 Drawn at move 56.

After move ten the score-sheet (a carbon copy) is extremely faint.

Mikhail Tal – T. Dobodoe
London, 9 January 1964
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 Bg5 e6 7 f4 Nbd7 8 Bc4 Be7 9 Bxe6 O-O 10 Bb3 Nc5 11 O-O Bg4 12 Qe1 Nxb3 13 axb3 Bd7 14 Kh1 Ng4 15 Bxe7 Qxe7 16 Rd1 Bc6 17 Qg3 Nh6 18 f5 Qe5 19 Nxc6 bxc6 20 Rxd6 Qxg3 21 hxg3 Ng4 22 Rxc6 Rfe8 23 Kg1 f6 24 Rd1 Red8 25 Rxd8+ Rxd8 26 Nd5 Re8 27 Re6 Resigns.

Mikhail Tal – A.N. Brilliant
London, 9 January 1964
Sicilian Defence

1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 e5 Nd5 4 Nc3 Nxc3 5 dxc3 d5 6 exd6 Qxd6 7 Qxd6 exd6 8 Bf4 d5 9 O-O-O Be6 10 Bb5+ Nc6 11 Ne5 Bd6 12 Ng6 Bxf4+ 13 Nxf4 O-O-O 14 Rhe1 Rd6 15 Be2 Rhd8 16 Nxe6 fxe6 17 Bg4 Re8 18 Re3 Kc7 19 f4 e5 20 fxe5 Rxe5 21 Rde1 Rxe3 22 Rxe3 Rf6 23 Bf3 Kd6 24 Rd3 Rf5 25 b3 Re5 26 c4 d4 27 c3 Re3 28 Rxe3 dxe3 29 Kd1 b6 30 Bxc6 Kxc6 31 Ke2 Kd6 32 Kxe3 Ke5 33 b4 a5 34 a3 h5 35 g3 g5 36 h3 g4 37 h4 a4 Drawn.

Mikhail Tal – L. Flunkert
London, 9 January 1964
Queen’s Gambit Declined

1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Nf3 dxc4 5 e4 b5 6 e5 Nd5 7 a4 b4 8 Ne4 Bf5 9 Ng3 Bg6 10 Bxc4 e6 11 O-O a5 12 Qe2 Be7 13 Rd1 O-O 14 Bd3 Nd7 15 Bxg6 fxg6 16 Ne4 Nf4 17 Bxf4 Rxf4 18 Rac1 Rc8 19 Ned2 Nb6 20 Nb3 Nxa4 21 Ra1 Nxb2 22 Qxb2 Ra8 23 Qc2 Qd5 24 Nbd2 c5 25 dxc5 Bxc5 26 Nb3 Qc4 27 Qxc4 Rxc4 28 Nxa5 Rc2 29 Nb3 Bxf2+ 30 Kf1 Ra3 31 Rxa3 bxa3 32 Rd2 Rxd2 33 Nfxd2 Bb6 34 Nc4 Bc7 35 Nxa3 Bxe5

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36 h3 Kf7 37 Nc4 Bg3 38 Ke2 h5 39 Kf3 Bb8 40 Ke4 Bg3 41 Nd4 Kf6 42 Nb6 g5 43 Nd7+ Ke7 44 Nc5 g4 45 hxg4 hxg4 46 Ncxe6 Kf6 47 Nf4 g6 48 Nd5+. Adjudicated a win for White.

Mikhail Tal – T. Landry
London, 9 January 1964
Queen’s Gambit Accepted

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 c5 6.O-O a6 7.a4 Nc6 8.Qe2 Be7 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.e4 Nd4 11.Nxd4 Qxd4 12.Be3 Qe5 13.Bxc5 Qxc5 14.e5 Nd7 15.Re1 b6 16.Nc3 Bb7 17.Rad1 Qc7 18.Rd4 O-O 19.Qh5 Rfd8 20.Bd3 g6 21.Qg5 Nc5 22.Rxd8+ Qxd8 23.Qxd8+ Rxd8 24.Bf1 Rd2 25.Re2 Rd4 26.f3 Nxa4 27.Nxa4 Rxa4 28.Kf2 Rd4 29.Rc2 Rd7 30.Ke3 Kf8 31.Bd3 Ke7 32.h4 Kd8 33.g4 Bxf3 34.Bxa6 Bxg4 35.Rc8+ Ke7 36.Bb5 Rd8 37.Rc7+ Kf8 38.Rb7 Rd5 39.Rxb6 Bf5 40.Bc6 Rxe5+ 41.Kf4 Re1 42.b4 e5+ 43.Kf3 Bd3 44.Rb7 e4+ 45.Kf2 Re2+ 46.Kg3 Bc4 47.b5 Rb2 48.Kf4 Rb4 49.b6 Ba6 50.Rb8+ Kg7 51.b7 f5 52.Ra8 Bxb7 53.Ra7 e3+ 54.Kxe3 Drawn.

Mikhail Tal – Wilfred Henry Pratten
London, 9 January 1964
King’s Gambit Accepted

1 e4 e5 2 f4 exf4 3 Nf3 g5 4 h4 g4 5 Ne5 h5 6 Bc4 Nh6 7 d4 d6 8 Nxf7 Nxf7 9 Bxf4 Bg7 10 O-O O-O 11 Bg5 Qe8 12 Nc3 c6 13 Bf6 Nd7 14 Bxg7 Kxg7 15 Qd2 Qe7 16 Rf4 Nd8 17 Raf1 Ne6 18 Rf5 Rxf5 19 exf5 Nef8 20 Ne4 Nh7 21 f6+ Ndxf6 22 Nxf6 Be6 23 Nxh5+ Kg8 24 d5 (The score-sheet now has the impossible sequence ‘24…B-B2 25 PxP BxB 26 QxB K-R1 27 N-B4 R-KN1 28 Kt-K6’ and then becomes illegible. A plausible continuation would be 24…cxd5 25 Bxd5 Bxd5 26 Qxd5+ Kh8 27 Nf4 Rg8 28 Ne6.) White eventually won.

Mikhail Tal – D. Sansom
London, 9 January 1964
French Defence

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 c5 4 c3 Nc6 5 Nf3 f6 6 Bd3 Qc7 7 O-O Bd7 8 Re1 c4 9 Bc2 Nge7 10 Bf4 Ng6 11 Bg3 Qb6 12 b3 Na5 13 Nbd2 cxb3 14 axb3 Rc8 15 c4 dxc4 16 bxc4 Be7 17 d5 fxe5 18 Nxe5 Nxe5 19 Rxe5 Nxc4 20 Nxc4 Rxc4 21 dxe6 Bxe6 22 Qh5+ Bf7 23 Qe2 Qf6

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24 Re1 Rc7 25 Ba4+ Kf8 26 Re3 Bc4 27 Qf3 Resigns.

(3215)

The two games referred to in C.N. 3050:

Mikhail Tal – E.W. Jaggs
London, 9 January 1964
French Defence

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 bxc3 cxd4 7 cxd4 Ne7 8 Bd3 O-O 9 Nf3 Nbc6 10 Bxh7+ Kh8 11 Bd3 Ng6 12 Ng5 Resigns.

Mikhail Tal – H. Israel
London, 9 January 1964
Nimzowitsch Defence

1 e4 Nc6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 dxe4 4 d5 Ne5 5 Bf4 Ng6 6 Bg3 c6 7 dxc6 Qxd1+ 8 Rxd1 bxc6 9 Nb5 f5 10 Nc7+ Kf7 11 Bc4+ e6 12 Nxa8 f4 13 Rd8

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13...Nf6 14 c3 Bd7 15 Nh3 fxg3 16 hxg3 Ne5 17 Bb3 c5 18 O-O c4 19 Bc2 Nc6 20 Rxd7+ Nxd7 21 Bxe4 Nce5 22 Nc7 Be7 23 f4 Ng4 24 f5 Bc5+ 25 Kh1 e5 26 Ne6 Bb6 27 Nhg5+ Ke7 28 Nxg7 Nf2+ 29 Kh2 Nf6 30 Bf3 h5 31 Rxf2 Bxf2 32 Be2 h4 33 g4 Rb8 34 Bxc4 Rxb2 35 Nf3 Nxg4+ 36 Kh3 Ne3 37 Bd3 Rxa2 38 Nh5 Ra1 39 Kh2 Ng4+ 40 Kh3 Nf6 41 Nxf6 Kxf6 42 Kg4 Ra4+ 43 c4 e4 44 Bxe4 Rxc4 45 Ng5 Be3 46 Nh7+ Ke5 47 f6 Rxe4+ 48 Kf3 Bh6 49 g3 hxg3 50 Kxg3 a5 51 White resigns.

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Nimzovich’s Defence to 1 e4 by Hugh Myers (Yorklyn, 1985/86), page 115



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