Mikhail Tal’s mega-complex Chess game against Dieter Keller played at the 1959 Zurich tournament

Mikhail Tal’s mega-complex Chess game against Dieter Keller played at the 1959 Zurich tournament


Morning all, I love to show you a very very
interesting game this morning of Mikhail Tal against Dieter Keller. So in the Zurich tournament of 1959 we saw
on this channel Mikhail Tal drawing with fisher in this tournament. But fisher suffered a defeat, two defeats
and one was to Dieter Keller. And it got me interested to see how Mikhail
Tal played against Keller. And it turns out it was magnificently complex
game. So Mikhail Tal was playing white. Dieter Keller was a Swiss chess master born
in 1936. In 1953 he tied fifth Ave. In the Copenhagen tournament. In 55 he took six in Antwerp and also he took
4th in the sand Benedetto Deltronto tournament. In 1959 in this tournament Zurich he took
12. Mikhail won the event and Keller in this tournament
would be fisher in the individual game. In the next year he took second in Zurich. I’m not entirely sure if lots of very strong
GMs were invited in 1960. I couldn’t find a reference that tournament
to find out. In 61 into he took 8th and he also tied in
61 first to second in Enshed. In 1975 he tied first the third in Zurich. He was the Swiss champion in 1958, 60, 61,
63. He played for Switzerland’s in three chess
Olympiads. In 1956 he was fourth board and he scored
plus five minus five, drew six. In 1958 on third board he lost one, drew four
and in 1968 on first board at the 18th Olympiad he won four, Lost three and drew seven. Okay and he was awarded the IM title in 1961. So he was having good tournaments overall
in the sort Well a fantastic scalp later on against fisher. But this earlier round Nf3 for Mikhail Tal
and Dieter Keller plays Nf6, after c4 e6. So Nc3 looks like an English opening and Dieter
Keller now plays d5. But now we start to transpose into the Slav
so of the d4 c6 a semi Slav to this very rock solid pawn chain and Mikhail Tal chooses Bg5. So he is dynamically offering the c4 pawn
here and that’s actually taken. So after e4 black tries to cling on to that
c4 pawn with b5. So interesting decisions here. On live boo k e5 is the most common move with
eighteen hundred and three games. A4 is the second most common with hundred
ninety six games and it’s a4 that Mikhail Tal shows try to undermine Black’s pawn chain. We see now Bb4 is actually the most common
move here just pinning the knight. This next clue is 72 games Qb6 and that’s
what was played in the game and also Bb7 is 52 games for those interested. So Qb6 and now White’s common most common
move is just to take on the f6. So there’s not any doubles Black’s pawns but
it means the d5 break has more power to it and potentially is breaking up Black’s pawn
structure even more. So for the moment though Mikhail Tal plays
Be2. You’ve also got to factor in this position
this g file might be dangerous white castles here. G2 could be a problem. Especially if there’s Bishop it’s coming across
this diagonal later. So we see here actually a6. Now if the castle is Bb7 so it looks as though
this bishop is going to be working with the rook soon. But despite this Mikhail Tal wants to get
to the black king here and he breaks up the center with d5. Okay black now starts as c takes d and after
e takes d you might think isn’t this a little bit dodgy because of b4 in this position trying
to undermine that d5 pawn. So b4 is played and you might feel well okay
maybe ninety four here is played. Let’s have a quick look now start analyzing
this. If Ne4 black has exd5 is protecting f6 and
this is a pawn armada. So Ne4 is really not an option it seems doesn’t
seem too good to play Ne4 here. Maybe if we follow this through a5 Qd8 again
protecting f6 Ng3. It’s actually take from an engine point of
view, okay it’s a bit better for black but not hugely better white hasn’t done any compensation. But anyway after b4 Tal actually plays a5
and now Qc7 and here he doesn’t play, again he doesn’t play Ne4. If Ne4 here in this position Nd7 and okay
if d takes, we are unleashing this bishop. This is a real problem with the whole concept
that in this position you know black can end up doing very well like this. So this is to be avoided this sort of position. It doesn’t really offer way too many prospects. So actually after Qc7 the game takes a bit
of a Tal turn here leaving the Knight on c3 is a communal attackers resource just to accelerate
an attack and Tal plays actually dxe6. So with the black kings still in the center. It’s attractive to just sacrifice the Knight. But for what concretely? Well after bxc3 we see the move Nd4 and there’s
threat that Bh5. Now on the cards or exf7 and Bh5. It looks quite dangerous here for black. Black though does make use of the bishop and
the rook plays Rg8 against White’s king. Now should white just play g3 immediately
here in this position if g3 is played yes it could really transpose into the game so
I might as well just show the game continuation. Check and in this position okay let’s see
what happens if Nc6. This is very good actually for white exf7. If Qxf7 we will just take the Knight. And if King takes we play Qxc4 check and this
is really really bad now Ne6++ forking king and queen. So basically Qa4++ needs to be handled with
care. It’s actually prompting the king to move here. Anything else doesn’t look too good. So the king is compelled to move. So Kd8 and now we see this move g3. I mean this is one of the best ways to handle
g file. Which I’m blunt like this were weakening basically
this diagonal here. This can’t be any good this position. Bc5 is quite good here or even Bd5 first. It looks quite scary the king on d8 though. But this is better, the white doesn’t really
want to do this. Because Bc5 is imposing resource here. So g3 is the most solid way to handle this
g file pressure from black and that’s what played. So for a moment solidifying king side and
okay we got this king on d8 and wants to try and shield it. He can’t really play Kc8 I think this is a
very bad idea because of Qe8 check. Qd8, exf7 n and this is just very very bad
for black. For example Bd5, Ne6, it is starting to get
really quite painful here. This is a crushing position to be avoided
absolutely crushing. So Kc8 for example was out of the question. So the king’s kind of it looks to be in big
trouble. But this next move Bd5 is a very good move
actually in the circumstance. There’s not much else. It doesn’t mean actually that the b7 square
might be good for the black king. But on the safety of b7 is determined or going
to be determined by what happens on the b file here with these two pawns. So lets see. Rook, we see now Rfd1. Interestingly this might be the wrong Rook
as fisher quotation in sixty memorable games. What might appear the wrong Rook here. Now why is this? It seems from an engine point of view Rad1
is actually better. Let’s just try and demonstrate this. If black is materialistic very materialistic
with cxb2, exf7, qxf7 and now apparently this is a really really good position. I mean it looks it, looks as though Black’s
position is very very precarious here. There’s actually friends like Nc6++ and it
looks absolutely terrible for black this position. And it’s interesting that Tal does go for
this maybe a slight step up maybe he was a bit overconfident against Keller or something. But so it seems as though he may have chosen
the wrong Rook here. Because this looks absolutely ideal. If Rg5, now Rfe1 I mean it’s wonderful with
engines that we can analyze this but the threats like Ne6 check now. It’s very very dangerous, this Ne6 threat. How was house is black actually defend here
for example Ra7, Ne6++ we’d be winning d5, Bxd5. So simply Rfe1 here and Black’s position does
seem to be collapsing. Bc5 again we play Ne6++. It does seem to be collapsing here. So it looks as though this was the best Rook
to use. So Rfd1 here. Let’s have a quick look. So in the game also in this position, I’m
not sure that, okay after Bd5, pardon me, we are saying not Rfd1, we are saying what
the right, the right rook to use is Rad1. In the game we saw Rfd1. So what is the big difference here? Well the big difference here is what’s going
on with cxb2. Which seems really really greedy. But here if black had played cxb2. White is compelled, hasn’t really got time
to do anything too active here. He has to move the rook it seems and then
c3 and the rook is a lot more tied down to what we just, we’ve just seen. And here it seems you know black is actually
relatively safe. So e takes, Queen takes Bc4 you would still
think this surely is dangerous. We’ve got some many old threats here. Rg5, but you see without this other Rook being
here there’s no Ne6 to make d5 weaker. So the rooks here because of these pawns here. They’re not as ideal as on d1 and e1 because
we’d have that threat of Ne6 which is quite crushing to undermine d5 here and it seems
that you know black might actually be holding there. So even after being super super greedy playing
like a computer or something but technically Black’s position is on like a knife edge. Say Qb3, Black has to be very careful if he
does play something like this then this is a mate, a mate in 3 with Nc6++. Qb6. And then Rd8. That will be disaster, but Black’s position
on knife edge here and the engine is positioning King e5, this doesn’t look like a human wants
to play this position either with black after these pawns get more time than the king seems
quite exposed. So this looks like a very very difficult position
for Black to play. But apparently an engine wouldn’t be that
bothered. It’s a small advantage even for black but
I think from a human point of view it’s very very difficult positions to play. But anyway it seems that after this Rfd1,
which might be the wrong Rook. Okay black’s best might have been to be greedy
but black actually played Kc8. Which looks entirely logical again at the
firing line of the d file. But it seems here that White’s witness of
that last move is not protecting e8 and it seems actually Tal did have here Qe8++ technically
and this changes the focus of attention actually quite a bit to this pawn. For example if Qd8, then exf7 and this pawn
is pretty nasty. If the Rook moves here that’s for example
a Rg5, now Ne6 is really a crushing resource. Again attacking the Queen like this is all
over. So this pawn is really really dangerous here. You might think okay if Kb7 but what I’ve
mentioned before, the safety of b7 is dependent what happens on the B file and these two pawns
in particular and simply if bxc3. And it looks as though again blacks in big
trouble here with Rab1++. The king is not really finding much shelter
in this position. As the example Nc6. Here the pawn can be used. Exf7, the Queen doesn’t have to go anywhere. So it’s still like a laser beam in the back
row against the king for Rab1 to be effective. So let’s say for example Qxf7++, Nd4. Now if Ka7, then Nxc6 and now here Qe3 is
mating. So basically this is really really dangerous. So Nb4 is a desperate try. But now Queen takes check here just taking
and whites hugely better here actually. So it seems, it seems that the move Qe8++
is winning whatever happens is winning on Qd8 and Kb7. The b file seems too dangerous on Kb7 and
on Qd8 it seems e6 and take on f7 is the big issue. So it’s interesting that Tal didn’t play Qe8. It’s like did Tal not pick up on so clearly
on the weakness of the last move. Was this a rough Tal game. Was, he wasn’t feeling that all this morning
or something? It is a very interesting very complex game
here and it’s very easy for us nowadays to run such games through very powerful engines
and say Oh Qe8 is winning. But it’s always the follow ups that are really
tricky to find out of course. But it seems that there’s a fantastic follow
up available after Qe8++. Which does mean it’s very very very very promising. But Tal play bxc3 and this allows black to
avoid the wrath of Qe8++. Black plays Bc5 now so holding that square. Okay and now Black might even start to have
serious threat as well because this pawn you know being pinned for Rg4 of this knight ever
moved to the wrong square. You know if this for example Nf3 just to demonstrate
but Rxg3 is playable here for example just to show that the pin is working here. So it’s not only that e8 is sorted out. So this doesn’t look very good by comparison
to what we’ve just seen. So does Mikhail Tal still have an attacking
initiative here? Well he still can try and get to the black
king via the B fie and the D file. And also there’s this diagonal to factor in
as well and we see this move e7 which means that Bishop g4++ might be a resource at some
point in the future. So what is the point of e7? Can it be taken with say the bishop. If it’s taken with the bishop. Well then there’s no pin on f2 and Nf5 is
now playable. So that any Rg3 resource. So white is threatening now Rxd5 and it does
seem very very scary again but let’s go with Be6 and it seems here you know black is more
solid than what we’ve seen anyway. We can say that black is much more solid than
what we’ve seen. And it seems White’s best is just Nd4 and
we go Bd5 and white presses again Nf5 here. What is white actually doing here? What is black actually threatening? Black is threatening Nd7, maybe Ne5 and then
later f3 is going to be a problem as well. So maybe you know whites best is to play Nf5
and repeat, just repeating this threat. If Bb7 for example, Bg4 is very very strong
here because this Rook is kind of overloaded to e8 you know Rxg4, Qe8++. And now Nd6++ is really quite crushing. So there’ll be a, it looks technically as
over a repetition as an order here. But anyway so Bxe7 is very very interesting. Qxe7, what happens on Qxe7? Bxc4. Again Rg5 It’s not entirely clear how white
smashes black here. Although h4, lets go with h4 ,Re5, Bd5, Rd5,
Qc4, Re5, Rab1. Now white is threatening. Qd3 maybe and just trying to get to the king
like this while the h7 pawn. So this seemingly innocent threat might be
a way in to Black’s position. Potentially Qb3 to get something going here
like this is. Because that b file cuts the king from the
b file. So if the queen can start attacking the king
while the back row. Even if it’s via h7 route then that should
be something for a tiny advantage for white. It will start to get very difficult for black. But anyway in the game after e7 funnily enough
the pawn was ignored totally with Nc6. Which seems quite logical just to get on with
development try and get this Rook out, trying to get the pieces out. So Nc6 and we see here now though the danger
of the pawn is revealed. Mikhail Tal plays actually Bg4++. But this might not be the most accurate move. So the point here is that if Rxg4 where with
queen but that we also need to have a quick check of Nf5 in this position against d5. If Be6 for example, now Bf3 and there’s more
targets here than before that Knight on c6. So Bxf5 and this could actually be very very
nice for white. This type of position here say Rd5. Okay it’s opposite color Bishop but white
is doing very nicely here. But in the game okay we see Bg4++ and now
after Kb7 it looks as though the king might be in danger on the B file. You might want to throw in a check here. If we if we find a check though after Ka7
It’s unclear, a little bit unclear. How the attack proceeds again. If Kf5 , Be6 here Bf3, Bxf5 Qxc6, I think
black is actually well he’s winning B1 here. That’s a key difference and can give up the
exchange like this. This looks very very dangerous. But technically it’s equal actually or nearly
equal this position. Believe it or not it’s not a huge advantage
for white. White is down to two to last attacking bets
here anyway. Okay so it looks as though. Okay where were we? After Kb7, Rab1++, Ka7 is not such maybe a
big deal. We see though I mean it might be one of the
best moves though in this position anyway, Rab++ but we see actually Nb5 and this is
very interesting because maybe it looks really dangerous attacking d5 and it forces black
into a very limited options. D5 is attacked. If axb, Qxb5++ and
say here then we just mop up like Qxc5 and then Rxd5. So it can’t be taken but with d5 attacks and
the queen, Qe5 and in this position it seems you know Mikhail Tal played Re1 and there
does seem to be a very very powerful move for black here. Which for some reason hasn’t been mentioned
by kibitzers hat much on chessgames.com. Now one reason for that is although there’s
a lot of kibitzing, it was a daily, chosen as a daily puzzle this game at some point. Which gets a lot of attention but maybe not
for the entire game and the defensive resources. May be more on the puzzle position. But it seems that Black has a very valuable
resource here after Re1. Which is actually to play Qg5. Now in this position it looks you know technically
from an engine point of view blacks doing actually very very well. You see that the pressure is off d5. The knight on b5 looks dangerous But it’s
not actually doing that much. And you know what is black threatening the
knight? What is white actually do here about the bishop? If he plays like Rab1, Qxg4 and not minding
the discovered checks. Like Nd6, Kc7 so what? You know what’s going on here? There’s nothing much going on. What do we do? You know we’re going to get murders actually
Bxf2++. Qf3, you know white is going to be mated. So it seems a very very bad position actually
after Qg5. I’m really not, I’m kind of not sure how Tal’s
feeling this day. Looks as though it’s just a rough game and
maybe he’d gone out to town the night before or something. It doesn’t seem there’s moments in this game,
it is pushing Tals quotation you know about sacrifices comes to mind. There’s a few quotations that come to mind. Which I’ll put in the video here. But it seems Qg5 might be one of those moves
here which I’m not entirely sure what white can do in this position actually. I think you see most of the danger elements,
the visible danger elements have gone with this Rook here now, there’s no pressure on
d5. It looks as though you know White’s king is
in big trouble on this g file. Because this g file pressure and these raking
bishops, you think ordinarily you know whites really asking for it as well here it’s not
just the black king. Blacks’ King actually looks safer than whites
King. But remarkably maybe it was Tals hypnotic
stare or something, black felt the need for not playing Qg5 and actually played Be4. Going into this self pin and seemingly still
with this very big threat of just taking on g4, okay and I guess you know with the queen
you know kept protecting c5, that might also be useful as well. Now okay how can we go wrong here? Well if he does move the bishop surely his
king side is going to get it and you know Rxg3 you know this isn’t just imaginary. This bishops and rooks and the Queen are all
quite dangerous here. So we’ll get smashed like this for example. You know so this is a very very critical position. Well whites King safety is a big question
mark over here as well. So the bishop cannot be moved. It’s a key defensive resource on g file here. So white just plays now virtually I think
the only, one of the only moves, Rab1 is played and now it becomes apparent that this adds
a lot of difference to the idea of the discovered check on d6 here. So for example Rxg4 we’ve got now Rxe4 for
this discovered check and double check, double check, discovered check to win the queen at
least. And this would be better for white. Not hugely bad because blacks got some material
compensation, but better for white. So that’s very very good news. So this pin unfortunately doesn’t seem to
look very good at first sight of Rook takes g4 in any case. And actually that is actually the game continuation. So sorry. Let’s have a look at another alternative before
venturing into that game continuation. What can actually black do here? He doesn’t want to give up the Queen like
this for two Rocks. Bxb1, Rxe5
You’d think actually this is a very interesting point that white would be interested in winning
the queen here with Rxe5, but nothing is routine in complex positions. Actually white has far stronger to take on
b1. If he does take the queen here, Nxe5, I mean
it’s two rooks for the Queen and blacks now got these threats. What does White do? Say Be2, Be4. This is actually better for black. So no. Far better in this position is to treat this
as an exchange sacrifice on Bxb1 to play actually Rxb1. And in this position now the black king is
feeling the cold in this position. So say Rxg4, Nd4 discovered check. Now if Nb4, Qc6++, if Ke8 t and this is much
better for white. So this pawn on e7 is a stinger on the end
of the tail here for these things. So this exchange sac here would be very very
good for white. Not taking the queen there. So Rab1 and all of a sudden it does seem as
though what has black done? He had that fantastic move Qg5 and now all
of a sudden Tal stares at him perhaps. And he played this self pin and once you create
a pin against Tal you might as well resign really. Okay. This is just horrible that these threats here
and an invisible threat like Bb1, Rxb1 which just leads, It seems to a terrible position
for black. So anyway in the game we saw Rxd as mentioned. Rxe4 so on Qxe4 we’ve got Nd6++ and that is
actually played. Well as alternative Rxe4, Nd4++ is the problem
and again you know any Nb4, Okay what do we play on Nd4? Possibly you know Qc6 is still strong here. In this position Rxb4, Qb6++, Qd8++, Qd7++,
not Queen, but Qd5 and taking the rook here and whites doing well. It is really very complicated stuff but white
is you know doing very well here. Okay so let’s go back. So Rxe4 it seems you know so Rxe4 if that
was played Nd4 seems good. There’s also other alternatives as well here
like Rxb4 as well. Just clearing things out of the way for Qc6++
and again this position seems good as well. These checks are really quite useful here. So Qd7 and in this position then we got Nc6
and that’s why Qc7 is forced to end up losing the rook. Okay so again so we see reinforcing that pattern. So Rxe4 you know I believe that black really
missed his chance here against Tal when he played this Be4 move didn’t seem to really
help. So here we see Qxe4. Now Nd6++, so double check discovered check
winning the queen. So nxe4, Rxe4 and now what is black actually
threatening? Blacks got some material. Black might want to just take this pawn or
the knight will play Re8. White actually plays Qb1. Which introduces threats in the position. Which unfortunately are too much maybe Dieter
Keller already regretting having this position. White’s a little bit better now. With that pawn on e7, there are very dangerous
threats lurking here including Rb7++ for Qd7 and also Qd5 you know just trying to get material
like this. So it’s against Qd5 which black handles with
Re5 unfortunately missing Rb7++. So what could he have played in this position? Well Knight just getting rid of that pawn. I think this isn’t so bad. There’s no, if Rb7++ here you know the check
here is actually, it seems to be this sort of position might be absolutely palatable
for black. That might actually be better. I always imagine that kind of fortress being
set up, three pieces against the queen. So taking the pawn would be a good idea just
for the knight to handle to try and remove the power of Rb7. But we see the full power now of Rb7 after
Re5 that pawn on e7 is really a menace. So check check. And now the pawn is getting a whole Rook under
much more favorable circumstances than we’ve just seen. Because all though it is three pieces for
the queen here, unfortunately cruel Qd7++ is winning Knight. So two pieces for the queen. Okay and here black resigned. Now on this very superficial analysis of this
game and I believe it is superficial. I think that there is a Tal book apparently
where this has been given 47 pages of analysis. So I think although you might think this was
a more than a casual analysis I believe it’s only a casual analysis What I’ve just shown
you. But from this casual analysis it seems with
the help of Houdini a very very powerful engine, it seems that black at a critical moments
may have missed the power of Qg5 for whatever reason here. Qg5 would seem to be giving black a chance
technically in this position. Okay. I hope you enjoyed that fantastically complicated
game and one which I felt like show you because it was actually Mikhail Tal became world champion
in 1960 and apparently it’s one of Tals’ most favorite games and it’s a game. He didn’t really want to annotate apparently
in his life in games book. Because it was just too complicated and he
felt the risk of analyzing it incorrectly was too high and we’d miss loads of stuff. And I believe I’m going to put a big disclaimer,
I think this is, what I’ve shown you is a very very superficial analysis of this game
and it’s probably best to get the book which I’ll mention, which I haven’t got, I’ll
put in the description and video. Apparently it is been a huge analysis of this
game incorporating notes from Kasparov from Karpov and others. It’s a fantastic complex game. So 1959 just the year before Mikhail Tal became
world champion and he won the Zurich challenge in 1959 just ahead of Fischer and Dieter Keller
did Tal a big favor beating Fischer in the pin ultimate rounds. So a fantastic achievement. Anyway for Dieter Keller later in this tournament. Comments or questions on YouTube, thanks very
much.

62 thoughts on “Mikhail Tal’s mega-complex Chess game against Dieter Keller played at the 1959 Zurich tournament

  1. awesome stuff.are move 13-17 still theory? because funny enough houdini doesnt see this line, but it results in a nice advantage for white.

  2. Great game! I like how it's not just a demolition of one player but both players were on a knife edge the whole time with threats everywhere on the board.

  3. Chess is a mental game, its not just about accuracy. It's about making a move that devastated your opponent and Tal is the best among them. And I have always enjoy his game.

  4. KC's spot on with the quotes! Indeed a "deep, dark forest" of problems after a Tal "sacrifice" which resulted in "extreme variety and difficulty"! I don't think Tal went out to town, but with this "mega-complexity" who wouldn't have a problem with accuracy? Great game and narration as always.

  5. KC, I think this is the most complex game Tal played … It would be great to cove it

    Tal-Panno, Portoroz 1958 Interzonal

  6. Did I miss the "If I give you 10 seconds can you spot the next move"? Please include this in ALL your post mortems as your signature. Thanks for the fair analyses.

  7. Dude you talk too much. It's like you don't have anybody to talk to daily, and you are practicing here. Just mention important variations and critical points, and it's good. A chess game analysis shouldn't last 38 minutes.

  8. It's not even 500 characters. By the way, this is Youtube, everybody has the right to make comments. I don't care what you listen to or not.Also it's not even clear what you mean by the last sentence.

  9. Interesting quote at 08:05… I am more like a Botvinnik/Karpov/Larsen type of player… "impossible" to beat due to solid play… but: By all means: I have always luuuuved and adored Tal! He inspires us all!

  10. Another great quote at 10:14 that shows, that Tal was an artist!

    Bogoljubow was once asked if chess was an art form, a sport, a science or a game…

    He answered: "Chess is chess!"

  11. But isn't the issue with rook a to d1 if black plays cxb2 and then you play the whole combination as you just mentioned with the knight check and then bishop takes, black had the resource of queening on b1 forcing the rook on d to take on b1 removing the defender of the bishop allowing black to play rook takes bishop regaining the piece?

  12. At 11:30 can't white just play Bxd5 and then after black (Qxd5) white just play Nf3 discovered attack on queen .. queen is pinned for king , so white wins the quen. and white is also attacking rook with the knight too.

  13. I like King Crusher, but I think that he should have prepared a better video, I mean, it seems that he made the analysis "on fly", this game deserves a better job.

  14. At 34:30, why can't black take white pond with Rxd7 instead of taking it with the knight or bishop? If white check with Rxb7, king take rook.  White can check with Qxb1, black Kxc7. Black check with Qxb6, black Kxd7.  White check Qxb7, black Kxe6.  White is out of check and can only take black rook Qxa8.  Black can solidify position with Kxd5.

  15. I'm surprised KC doesn't seem to be aware that even a strong engine needs more than 4 seconds to deliver a reliable assessment of a complex position.

  16. After 18 Rad1 the position seems to be roughly equal.
    (Edit) never mind lol White has a clear advantage.
    After the game move 18 Rfd1 my engine opins that black has a clear advantage.
    So apparently Black should have played 17…cb instead of 17…Bd5 which is surprising since 17…Bd5 looks good.
    I decided to give the engine an extended period of time at Black's 17th move and it then rated both 17…cb and 17…Bd5 as equal.

  17. you say tal was having a bad game but he still won so leave it to russians to get shitfaced the night before and still knock em out the park

  18. @kingscrusher what about, if Queen takes bishop on g4, discovered check with Nd6+, you say Kc7, what if Pawn advances, and makes a knight, instead of a queen… something like, Rxe8, Nxe8+….?? Rxe8… than Re1xe8…..?? where is blacks attack?? i think you may have missed that… maybe not, although it is still unclear how white continues.. but im just thinking… maybe Re1.. well.. i suppose Qh3 is winning… i suppose it was just a though. but im no master chess player.. haha

  19. Great commentary. Though I prefer less speculative analysis and more time looking at the actual moves and positions in the game.
    Thanks

  20. I have no idea what is the actual game, and what is you explaining potential outcomes of situations. Could you explain better, like by perhaps putting a white border around the outside of your videos when you're going into hypothetical mode?

  21. Don't listen to all the people saying that there should be less speculative analysis. That's why one analyzes a game in the first place!

  22. 32:19 commentator says and white doing very well here… how so, whits is the exchange down and best draw by repetition after Kb8… how can white do better?

  23. Your analytical skills are far ahead than your poor narration skills eventually video becoming top class.. keep doing

  24. your problem, is comparing Tal to engines. He didn't play computers, he played men. He led them into a deep dark forest…

  25. Replayable game link: http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/ltpgnviewer32/ltpgnboard.asp?GameID=4764227&v=Y6FozHb09_s
    Join me or other Youtubers for a game: http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/asplogin.asp?from=1053 – Cheers, K

  26. Another wonderful game

    I was wondering at 28:38 what if black played Rxg3+, which can not be taking otherwise mate so Kf1, Rg1+, Kxg1, Rg8+, Kf1 and finally Qxh2

    We got Nd6+ and after Ka7 there shouldn't be any more threats from white.

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