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  1. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    28 Oct '10 15:34





    Mikhail Tal, Alexey Suetin, 1969.

    When white faces off against an uncastled black king the chessboard becomes a magical place.


    Also, although G paw says they're overrated, the bishop pair is extremely dangerous in the open games. The pair is the basis of a huge attack in this game, and they only moved once.


    From the final position black is either going to get mated, or suffer a huge material disadvantage after 21..Kd8 22.f8=Q+ Rxf8 23. Rxf8 Kd7 24.Bf5+ Kc6 25.Be4+ Nd5 26.Rxd5
  2. 28 Oct '10 20:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Thabtos
    [pgn][Event "Olympiad URS"] [Site "Tbilisi (Georgia)"] [Date "1969.??.??"] [EventDate "?"] [Round "?"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Mikhail Tal"] [Black "Alexey Suetin"] [ECO "B42"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [PlyCount "41"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.Nc3 Nbc6 7.Nb3 Ng6 8.O-O b5 9.Be3 d6 10.f4 Be7 11.Qh5 Bf6 12.Rad1 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Qc7 14.Rd er 21..Kd8 22.f8=Q+ Rxf8 23. Rxf8 Kd7 24.Bf5+ Kc6 25.Be4+ Nd5 26.Rxd5
  3. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    28 Oct '10 22:04 / 2 edits
    Anyone got a copy of Suetin's Three Steps to Grandmaster?
  4. 28 Oct '10 22:52
    Hi Thab.

    "Also, although G paw says they're overrated the Bishop pair..."

    As a rule of thumb they are over-rated people follow this too blindly and
    chop good Knights for bad Bishops thinking the game will win itself.

    I don't think you can put that game down to a win by the two Bishops.
    It was tactical team work v an undeveloped set up.

    The Bishops were going to the mopping up but everyone of Tals piece
    played it's part in that game including that brave e-pawn.

    And what good are the two Bishops if you cannot mate with them.

    IdahoDan - ol53 RHP 2008 Game 4710982

    Position after move 66 White to play.


    Position 30 moves later...er...Black to play.