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(1) Ratmir Kholmov - Mikhail Tal [D44]
Riga Riga, 1949

1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 c6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.exf6 Bb4 10.Be2 Qxf6 11.0-0 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Nd7 13.a4 Bb7 14.Ne5 Nxe5 15.dxe5 Qxe5 16.Bf3 Rd8 17.Qc2 Rd3 18.axb5 Rxf3 19.Rxa7 Qxb5 20.gxf3 Qg5+ 21.Kh1 Rg8 0-1













(2) Mikhail Tal - Israel Zilber [C07]
Riga Riga, 1949

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Qh5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.Ne4 Nge7 9.Bg5 Qg4 10.Qd3 b6 11.0-0-0 0-0 12.Bf6 Qf4+ 13.Kb1 gxf6 14.g3 Qh6 15.g4 Qf4 16.g5 fxg5 17.Nfxg5 Ng6 18.h4 Nb4 19.Qh3 e5 20.Qg2 Bf5 21.h5 Kg7 22.hxg6 h6 23.Bxf7 Rxf7 24.gxf7 hxg5 25.Nxg5 Qxf2 26.Ne6+ Kxf7 27.Qg7+ Kxe6 28.Rh6+ Bg6 29.Qxg6+ Ke7 30.Rh7+ Kf8 31.Qg7+ Ke8 32.Qd7+ Kf8 33.Rh8# 1-0













(3) Lavrinenko - Mikhail Tal [B59]
Riga Riga, 1950

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Kh1 Be6 10.f4 exf4 11.Bxf4 Rc8 12.Nd4 Qb6 13.Nxc6 bxc6 14.Qd3 Rfd8 15.b3 Nd7 16.Na4 Qa5 17.Bd2 Qc7 18.Qg3 Bf6 19.Rad1 Be5 20.Qf2 Nf6 21.Qh4 c5 22.c4 Qc6 23.Bf3 Bxc4 24.Rfe1 Be6 25.Nc3 Nd7 26.Nd5 Bxd5 27.exd5 Qa6 28.Be4 Nf8 29.Re3 Bf6 30.Qg4 c4 31.Rf3 Ng6 32.Rxf6 gxf6 33.Qf5 cxb3 34.Bh6 Qc4 35.h4 Re8 36.Rc1 Qxc1+ 37.Bxc1 Rxc1+ 38.Kh2 bxa2 0-1













(4) Mikhail Tal - N Darsniek [C98]
Riga Riga, 1950

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 Nc6 13.dxc5 dxc5 14.Nf1 h6 15.Ne3 Rd8 16.Qe2 Be6 17.g4 Nh7 18.Nd5 Qb7 19.Be3 Ng5 20.Kg2 Rac8 21.Rh1 Nxf3 22.Qxf3 Rxd5 23.exd5 Nd4 24.Qd1 Bxd5+ 25.Kf1 Bc4+ 26.Kg1 Nf3+ 0-1













(5) Mikhail Tal - Pliss [C99]
Riga Riga, 1950

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4 Bd7 14.Nf1 Rac8 15.Bb1 Nc6 16.Ne3 exd4 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.exd5 Ne5 19.Nxd4 Bf6 20.Be3 Nc4 21.b3 Nxe3 22.fxe3 Rfe8 23.Rf1 Qc3 24.Rxf6 gxf6 25.Bf5 Qxe3+ 26.Kh1 Bxf5 27.Nxf5 Qe2 28.Qd4 Re5 29.Nxd6 Rc2 30.Rg1 Rxa2 31.Qa7 Qh5 32.Qa8+ Kg7 33.Ne8+ Kg6 34.d6 Rd5 35.Nc7 Rxd6 36.Qg8+ Kf5 37.g4+ 1-0













(6) Ivanov - Mikhail Tal [C90]
URS URS, 1950

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.d3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.Be3 Qc7 12.Nbd2 Bb7 13.d4 Nd7 14.b4 cxb4 15.cxb4 Nc4 16.Nxc4 bxc4 17.Rc1 d5 18.dxe5 Bxb4 19.Bd2 c3 20.Bf4 dxe4 21.Bxe4 Nc5 22.Bxh7+ Kxh7 23.Ng5+ Kg8 24.Qh5 Rfe8 25.e6 1-0













(7) Viacheslav Ragozin - Mikhail Tal [D31]
Riga (Latvia) It, 1951

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bb4 6.g3 c5 7.Bg2 Nc6 8.Be3 Nf6 9.0-0 Ng4 10.Ne4 0-0 11.Rc1 cxd4 12.Bxd4 f5 13.Neg5 h6 14.Nh3 e5 15.Bc3 Bd6 16.Qd5+ Kh7 17.Qxc4 Qe7 18.e4 f4 19.Rfd1 fxg3 20.hxg3 Ne3 21.Nhg5+ hxg5 22.fxe3 Bc5 23.Bd2 Bb6 24.b4 Bg4 25.Rf1 Rad8 26.Rc2 Bxf3 27.Bxf3 Nd4 28.exd4 Rxd4 29.Kg2 Rxc4 30.Rxc4 g4 31.Be2 Rxf1 32.Kxf1 Qf6+ 33.Ke1 Qf2+ 34.Kd1 Qg1+ 35.Kc2 Qxg3 36.a5 Bd4 37.Rc7 Qg2 38.Kd3 Qh3+ 39.Kc4 g3 40.Rxb7 Qc8+ 0-1













(8) Igor Blek - Mikhail Tal [B07]
Latvia Latvia, 1952

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 Nbd7 6.Nge2 e5 7.0-0 0-0 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.h3 c6 10.Be3 Qe7 11.Nc1 Rd8 12.Qe2 Nc5 13.Nb3 Ne6 14.Rfd1 Rf8 15.Qc4 Ne8 16.Rd2 Kh8 17.Re1 a5 18.Na4 b5 19.Qxc6 bxa4 20.Qxa8 Bb7 21.Qxa5 axb3 22.axb3 f5 23.exf5 Bxg2 24.Kxg2 gxf5 25.Bb6 f4 26.Qd5 Qf6 27.Bd8 Qg6 28.Qe4 Qh6 29.Rdd1 Nf6 30.Bxf6 Qxf6 31.Rf1 Ng5 32.Qd5 Qf5 33.g4 f3+ 34.Kh1 Qf4 35.Qd2 Nxh3 36.Qxf4 Nxf4 37.Kh2 e4 38.Rd7 Be5 39.Kg3 Ng2+ 40.Kh3 Rf6 41.g5 Rf4 42.Kh2 Rh4+ 43.Kg1 Nf4 44.Rd2 Nh3+ 45.Kh1 Nxg5+ 46.Kg1 Bh2+ 0-1













(9) Mikhail Tal - Robert Skuja [E67]
Latvia Latvia, 1952

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nf3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.e4 c6 9.Re1 Re8 10.h3 b6 11.Be3 Bb7 12.Qc2 exd4 13.Nxd4 Nc5 14.Rad1 Qc7 15.b4 Ne6 16.f4 Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Rad8 18.Qf2 Nh5 19.e5 dxe5 20.fxe5 Rxd4 21.Rxd4 Bxe5 22.Rde4 Re6 23.Qe3 f6 24.Qd3 Rd6 25.Qf3 c5 26.Nb5 Bxe4 27.Qxe4 Qd7 28.Nxd6 Qxd6 29.Qd5+ Kg7 30.Qxd6 Bxd6 31.Rd1 Bxg3 32.bxc5 bxc5 33.Rd7+ Kh6 34.Rxa7 Nf4 35.a4 Nd3 36.a5 Nb4 37.a6 Bb8 38.Ra8 Bc7 39.a7 Bb6 40.Rb8 1-0













(10) Klevetzki - Mikhail Tal [B28]
Riga Riga, 1952

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6 3.Bc4 e6 4.c3 Qc7 5.0-0 d6 6.a4 Nf6 7.d3 Be7 8.Na3 Nc6 9.Nc2 d5 10.exd5 exd5 11.Ba2 0-0 12.Bg5 Be6 13.Ne3 Rfd8 14.d4 c4 15.Bb1 g6 16.Nd2 Ng4 17.Nxg4 Bxg5 18.Ne3 Qd7 19.f4 Bh6 20.h4 Qe8 21.h5 f5 22.hxg6 hxg6 23.Qf3 Qd7 24.Bc2 Re8 25.Kf2 Bf7 26.Rh1 Bg7 27.Rh3 Nxd4 28.cxd4 Bxd4 29.Re1 Re7 30.Qd1 Rae8 31.Ndf1 Ba7 32.a5 d4 33.Ba4 dxe3+ 34.Nxe3 Qxd1 35.Bxd1 g5 36.Ba4 Rxe3 37.Bxe8 Rxh3+ 0-1













(11) Marks Pasman - Mikhail Tal [E92]
Riga Riga, 1952

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nf3 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.e4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.d5 Nh5 8.g3 a5 9.h3 Bd7 10.Nh2 Nf6 11.Bg5 h6 12.Be3 Bxh3 13.g4 Nxe4 14.Nxe4 Bg2 15.Rg1 Bxe4 16.f3 Qh4+ 17.Kd2 Qxh2 18.Rh1 Qg2 19.Rg1 Qh2 20.Rh1 Qg2 21.fxe4 Qxe4 22.Rg1 f5 23.Bd3 Qxd3+ 24.Kxd3 f4 25.Bf2 Nd7 26.g5 h5 27.Ke4 f3 28.Be3 Rf5 29.Rf1 Raf8 30.Qc2 Nc5+ 31.Bxc5 dxc5 32.Ke3 Kh7 33.Rad1 Rf4 34.d6 cxd6 35.Rxd6 e4 36.Rd7 Kh8 37.Rxg7 Kxg7 38.Qh2 R4f5 39.Rf2 Rxg5 40.Kxe4 Rgf5 41.Qc7+ R8f7 42.Qxa5 g5 43.Qd8 h4 44.Rxf3 Rxf3 45.Qxg5+ Kf8 46.Qxc5+ Kg8 47.Qg5+ Kf8 48.Qxh4 R3f6 49.Qh8+ Ke7 50.Qb8 b6 51.Kd4 Kd7 52.Kc3 Kc6 53.Qc8+ Rc7 54.Qa8+ Kd7 55.Qg8 Rfc6 56.b3 Rc5 57.a4 R5c6 58.Qg4+ Kd8 59.b4 Rc8 60.Qf4 R8c7 61.Kb3 Kc8 62.Qe4 Kb8 63.Qd5 Kc8 64.Qb5 Kb7 1-0













(12) Mikhail Tal - Karlis Klasup [A80]
Riga Riga, 1952

1.d4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 d5 5.fxe4 dxe4 6.Bc4 Bf5 7.Nge2 Nc6 8.0-0 e6 9.Bb5 a6 10.Ba4 Qd7 11.Bg5 0-0-0 12.Kh1 Be7 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.d5 exd5 15.Bxc6 bxc6 16.Nd4 Bg4 17.Qd2 Qd6 18.Nb3 c5 19.h3 h5 20.Na5 e3 21.Qxe3 d4 22.Qe4 dxc3 23.Qb7+ Kd7 24.Nc4 Qd4 25.Nb6+ Ke8 26.bxc3 Qd6 27.Nc4 Qg3 28.Rae1+ Kf8 29.Re3 Qh4 30.Qxc7 Kg8 31.Kg1 Bc8 32.Rf4 Qg5 33.Ref3 Kh7 34.h4 Rd1+ 35.Kh2 Qd5 36.Rg3 Bg4 37.Rxf6 Qxc4 38.Rf5 Kh6 39.Rxh5+ Kxh5 40.Qxg7 Qf4 41.Qxh8+ Kg6 42.Qg8+ Kf5 43.Qc8+ Ke5 44.Qxg4 Qxg4 45.Rxg4 Rd2 46.Rg5+ Kf4 47.Rxc5 Rxc2 48.Rc6 Kg4 49.Rc4+ Kh5 50.a4 Rd2 51.Kh3 Rd3+ 52.g3 Rd6 53.a5 Rd5 54.g4+ Kg6 55.Rc6+ Kf7 56.Rxa6 Rd3+ 57.Kg2 Rxc3 58.h5 Kg7 59.Rb6 Ra3 60.a6 Kf7 61.Kh2 Kg7 62.g5 Ra5 63.Rb7+ Kg8 64.a7 1-0













(13) Mikhail Tal - Lozov [E18]
Riga Riga, 1952

1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 b6 7.Nc3 Bb7 8.Ne5 Qc8 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Nxd5 Bxd5 11.e4 Bb7 12.Qc2 c5 13.d5 Rd8 14.Bh3 Qc7 15.Bf4 Bd6 16.Nxf7 Kxf7 17.Bxe6+ Ke8 18.e5 Bf8 19.Qxh7 Rxd5 20.Qg6+ Kd8 21.Bg5+ Be7 22.Qf7 Nd7 23.Qg8+ 1-0













(14) Mikhail Tal - Alexandru Sorin Segal [B07]
Riga Riga, 1952

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 4.Ne2 Nb4 5.0-0 Nxd3 6.cxd3 g6 7.Nbc3 Bg7 8.e5 Ng4 9.h3 Nh6 10.Bg5 c6 11.Qd2 Nf5 12.Bf4 0-0 13.exd6 exd6 14.d5 Nd4 15.Nxd4 Bxd4 16.Bh6 Bg7 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.dxc6 bxc6 19.Ne4 d5 20.Qc3+ f6 21.Nc5 Qd6 22.Rfe1 Rf7 23.Re8 Rb8 24.Rae1 Rb5 25.b4 a5 26.a3 axb4 27.axb4 Bd7 28.Rd8 Qc7 29.Rxd7 Rxd7 30.Ne6+ 1-0













(15) Janis Klovans - Mikhail Tal [C99]
URS URS, 1952

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4 Bb7 14.Nf1 Rac8 15.Bb1 d5 16.dxe5 Nxe4 17.Bf4 Bb4 18.Re2 f5 19.Bd3 Nc4 20.Rc1 Qe7 21.Rec2 Bc5 22.Ne3 Bxe3 23.fxe3 g5 24.Bxe4 fxe4 25.Nxg5 h6 26.Qg4 hxg5 27.Bxg5 Qg7 28.e6 Ne5 29.Qh5 Qg6 30.Qxg6+ Nxg6 31.Rc7 Ne5 32.Bh6 Nd3 33.Rg7+ Kh8 34.Rcc7 Rxc7 35.Rxc7 Re8 36.Rxb7 Rxe6 37.Bg7+ Kg8 38.Bd4 Nc1 39.Rd7 Ne2+ 40.Kf1 Nxd4 41.exd4 Rc6 42.Rxd5 Rc1+ 43.Kf2 Rc2+ 44.Ke3 Rxg2 45.Rd8+ Kf7 46.Ra8 Rxb2 47.Rxa6 Rh2 48.Kxe4 Rxh3 49.Kd5 Rc3 50.Kd6 b4 51.Ra7+ Kf8 52.d5 Rd3 53.Ra4 Rd2 54.Rxb4 Rxa2 55.Re4 Ra6+ 56.Kc7 1-0













(16) Mikhail Tal - Teodor Zeid [D15]
URS URS, 1952

1.d4 c6 2.c4 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 b5 6.e5 Nd5 7.a4 Nxc3 8.bxc3 a6 9.Be2 Bb7 10.Ng5 h6 11.Ne4 e6 12.Ba3 Bxa3 13.Rxa3 0-0 14.0-0 Nd7 15.f4 Qe7 16.Ra1 Nb6 17.Qd2 Nxa4 18.f5 exf5 19.Nf6+ Kh8 20.Rxf5 Rfd8 21.Raf1 Bc8 22.Rh5 Qf8 23.Rf4 Nxc3 24.Rfh4 Nxe2+ 25.Kf2 g5 26.Rxh6+ Qxh6 27.Rxh6+ Kg7 28.Qxg5+ Kf8 29.Rh8+ 1-0













(17) Mikhail Tal - Igor Zhdanov [C84]
URS URS, 1952

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d4 exd4 7.e5 Ne4 8.Nxd4 0-0 9.c3 Nc5 10.Bc2 Nxe5 11.f4 Nc6 12.f5 d6 13.Qh5 Bf6 14.Nxc6 bxc6 15.Rf3 Qe7 16.Re3 Qd8 17.Rh3 Re8 18.Qxh7+ Kf8 19.Be3 Nd7 20.Nd2 Ne5 21.Ne4 Rb8 22.Nxf6 gxf6 23.Bb3 Ke7 24.Bf4 Rf8 25.Re1 Qd7 26.Bh6 Qe8 27.Bxf8+ Qxf8 28.Rg3 Bd7 29.Rg7 d5 30.Rxe5+ fxe5 31.Qh4+ Ke8 32.Qg5 Qc5+ 33.Kh1 1-0













(18) Mikhail Tal - Israel Zilber [B56]
URS URS, 1952

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 a6 7.Na3 b5 8.Nd5 Bb7 9.Bg5 Nbd7 10.Bxf6 Nxf6 11.Nxf6+ Qxf6 12.Qd3 Rd8 13.c4 bxc4 14.Qxc4 d5 15.Qb3 Bc5 16.f3 dxe4 17.Qxb7 exf3 18.Bb5+ Kf8 19.Qxf3 Qh4+ 20.Ke2 axb5 21.Rhf1 f6 22.Rad1 Kf7 23.Qf5 Bxa3 24.bxa3 Qc4+ 25.Kf2 Qf4+ 26.Qxf4 exf4 27.Rb1 Rd2+ 28.Kg1 g5 29.Rxb5 Re8 30.g3 Ree2 31.Rf3 Rg2+ 0-1













(19) Isaak Birbrager - Mikhail Tal [A70]
Kharkov Kharkov, 1953

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 Na6 10.Nd2 Nb4 11.Be2 Re8 12.a3 Na6 13.Re1 Nc7 14.Qc2 Rb8 15.a4 b6 16.Nb5 a6 17.Nxc7 Qxc7 18.Ra2 Qe7 19.f3 Nh5 20.Nf1 f5 21.Bd3 f4 22.g4 Bd4+ 23.Kh1 Qh4 24.Re2 Qh3 25.Rg2 Qxf3 26.Nd2 Qe3 27.Nf1 Qf3 28.Nd2 Bxg4 29.Nxf3 Bxf3 30.h4 Rf8 31.Be2 Ng3+ 32.Kh2 Bxg2 33.Kxg2 Nxe2 34.Qxe2 f3+ 35.Qxf3 Rxf3 36.Kxf3 Rf8+ 37.Kg3 Be5+ 38.Kg2 Bf4 0-1













(20) Mikhail Tal - Neron Valiev [D45]
Kharkov Kharkov, 1953

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 c6 5.e3 Bd6 6.Qc2 Nbd7 7.Bd2 Qe7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.Kb1 dxc4 10.Bxc4 b5 11.Bd3 Bb7 12.e4 e5 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Bxe5 15.f4 Bd4 16.e5 Ng4 17.Bxh7+ Kh8 18.Bf5 Nf2 19.Be1 Nxh1 20.Rxd4 Rad8 21.Rd3 Rxd3 22.Qxd3 g6 23.Qh3+ Kg8 24.Bh4 f6 25.Be6+ Kg7 26.Ne4 Nf2 27.Bxf2 fxe5 28.Bc5 Qd8 29.Bxf8+ Qxf8 30.f5 gxf5 31.Qg3+ 1-0













(21) Mikhail Tal - Marks Pasman [B93]
LAT-ch Tal LAT-ch Tal, 1953

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f4 e5 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 Be7 9.0-0 0-0 10.Kh1 b5 11.a3 Qc7 12.fxe5 dxe5 13.Nh4 Nc5 14.Bg5 Qd8 15.Nf5 Bxf5 16.Rxf5 Nfd7 17.Bxe7 Qxe7 18.Nd5 Qd6 19.Qg4 g6 20.Raf1 f6 21.h4 Kh8 22.R5f3 f5 23.exf5 Qxd5 24.fxg6 Rxf3 25.g7+ Kg8 26.Bxh7+ Kxh7 27.Rxf3 Ne4 28.h5 Ndf6 29.Qg6+ Kg8 30.h6 Ra7 31.Kh2 Re7 32.Rh3 Nh7 33.Rd3 Qa8 34.Qxe4 Qxe4 35.Rd8+ Kf7 36.g8Q+ Kf6 37.Rd6+ Kf5 38.Qg6+ Kf4 39.g3+ Ke3 40.Rd3+ Qxd3 1-0













(22) Karlis Klasup - Mikhail Tal [E62]
Riga Riga, 1953

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nc3 d6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.0-0 Bg4 8.d5 Na5 9.Nd2 c5 10.h3 Bd7 11.Qc2 e6 12.b3 exd5 13.cxd5 b5 14.Bb2 Rc8 15.g4 h6 16.Nce4 Qe7 17.Nxf6+ Bxf6 18.Bxf6 Qxf6 19.Ne4 Qe5 20.Qd2 b4 21.Qxh6 Rfd8 22.g5 Qg7 23.Nf6+ Kf8 24.Qh4 Bb5 25.Qg3 Bxe2 26.Rfe1 Bb5 27.a4 Ba6 28.Re8+ Rxe8 29.Qxd6+ Re7 30.Re1 Qh8 31.Rxe7 Kg7 32.Qxa6 c4 33.Qxa7 Qf8 34.Qd4 Nxb3 35.Qe5 c3 36.Be4 Kh8 37.Nd7+ Qg7 38.Nf6 Rf8 39.Qf4 1-0













(23) Mikhail Tal - Straume [C84]
Riga Riga, 1953

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.d4 exd4 7.e5 Nd5 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Nb6 10.Qg4 Nxa4 11.Qxg7 Rf8 12.Bh6 d5 13.Qxh7 Bd7 14.Nd2 Bb5 15.c4 dxc4 16.Ne4 Nxb2 17.Bxf8 Bxf8 18.Nf6+ Ke7 19.Rfe1 Qd4 20.Re4 Qc5 21.e6 Kd6 22.e7 Kc6 23.Qxf7 Bxe7 24.Rxe7 Kb6 25.Rxc7 Qd4 26.Rxb7+ Ka5 27.Qd5 Rd8 28.Qxd4 Rxd4 29.h3 c3 30.Rc1 Kb4 31.Re7 Bc4 32.Ne4 Rd1+ 33.Rxd1 Nxd1 34.Nxc3 Nxc3 35.h4 Bxa2 36.h5 a5 37.h6 Bb1 38.h7 Bxh7 39.Rxh7 a4 40.g4 a3 41.Ra7 Na4 42.Rb7+ Kc3 43.Rb1 Kc2 44.Re1 Nc3 45.g5 a2 46.g6 Nb1 47.g7 a1Q 48.g8Q Kd2 49.Qe6 Qg7+ 50.Kf1 Nc3 51.Qe3+ Kc2 52.Rc1+ Kb3 53.Qxc3+ Qxc3 54.Rxc3+ Kxc3 55.Ke2 Kd4 56.Kf3 Ke5 57.Kg4 Kf6 58.Kf4 1-0













(24) Udris - Mikhail Tal [E00]
Riga Riga, 1953

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 a6 5.e3 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Be2 Nc6 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.0-0 0-0 10.b3 Bg4 11.Nd4 Bxe2 12.Ndxe2 Qd6 13.Nf4 Rad8 14.Qf3 d4 15.Rd1 Ne5 16.Qg3 dxc3 17.Rxd6 Rxd6 18.h3 Ne4 19.Qh4 Rd1+ 20.Kh2 c2 21.Ne2 Bd6 22.f4 Nd3 23.Nd4 g5 24.Qh6 gxf4 25.Nf5 f3+ 26.g3 Bxg3+ 27.Nxg3 f5 28.Nh5 Rf7 29.Qe6 f2 30.Bd2 Rxd2 31.Qc8+ Rf8 32.Qc4+ Kh8 33.Rf1 c1Q 34.Qd4+ Nf6 0-1













(25) Mikhail Tal - Artur Darznieks [D94]
URS URS, 1953

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.e3 Bg7 6.Bd3 0-0 7.0-0 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 dxc4 10.Bxc4 Nbd7 11.Rd1 Qc7 12.b3 e5 13.Ba3 Rfe8 14.Rac1 e4 15.Qe2 b5 16.Nxb5 Qa5 17.Bxf7+ Kh8 18.Bxe8 Nxe8 19.Rxc6 a6 20.Nd6 Qxa3 21.Nxe8 Rxe8 22.Rxa6 Qe7 23.Ra7 Qd6 24.Qb5 Nf6 25.Qb7 Bf8 26.Ra6 Qd8 27.Rc1 Nd5 28.Ra7 Qe7 29.Qxe7 Bxe7 30.a3 Kg8 31.b4 Kf7 32.b5 Rb8 33.a4 Ke8 34.f3 exf3 35.gxf3 Nxe3 36.Rxe7+ Kxe7 37.Re1 Kd6 38.Rxe3 Ra8 39.Ra3 Kd5 40.a5 Kxd4 41.b6 Kc5 42.b7 Rb8 43.a6 Kb6 44.a7 1-0













(26) Mikhail Tal - Peteris Kampenus [C67]
URS URS, 1953

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Be7 6.dxe5 0-0 7.Qe2 Nc5 8.Rd1 Qe8 9.Nc3 a6 10.Bc4 b5 11.Bd5 Rb8 12.a3 b4 13.Ne4 Ne6 14.Ng3 f6 15.Nh4 Nxe5 16.f4 Bc5+ 17.Kh1 Nf7 18.f5 Neg5 19.Qc4 Rb5 20.Bxg5 fxg5 21.Re1 Qd8 22.Ng6 c6 23.Bxf7+ Rxf7 24.Nh8 d5 25.Nxf7 Kxf7 26.Qe2 Bd7 27.a4 Rb6 28.Rad1 Qf6 29.Ne4 dxe4 30.Qc4+ Ke8 31.Rxe4+ Be7 32.Qg8+ Qf8 33.Rxe7+ Kxe7 34.Re1+ Kd6 35.Qxf8+ Kc7 36.Qxg7 c5 37.f6 1-0













(27) Mikhail Tal - Boris Spassky [A17]
Leningrad tt Leningrad tt, 1954

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.d4 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 g6 6.Nf3 Bg7 7.Bf4 d6 8.h3 0-0 9.e3 Ne8 10.Be2 Nd7 11.0-0 Ne5 12.Bxe5 dxe5 13.Nd2 f5 14.Qb3 Nd6 15.Nc4 e4 16.Nb5 Nxb5 17.Qxb5 b6 18.d6 Bd7 19.Qb3 b5 20.Nb6+ c4 21.Bxc4+ bxc4 22.Qxc4+ Rf7 23.Nxa8 Qxa8 24.Qb3 Be5 25.Rac1 Kg7 26.Rfd1 a5 27.Rc7 Qe8 28.Qd5 a4 29.b4 axb3 30.axb3 Bf6 31.Rb7 Qe5 32.Qc4 f4 33.exf4 Qxf4 34.g3 Qf3 35.Qd5 Bc3 36.Rf1 Kh6 37.Qc4 Qf6 38.Qe2 Bd4 39.Rb4 e3 40.Qd3 Qxf2+ 41.Rxf2 exf2+ 42.Kh2 f1N+ 43.Qxf1 Rxf1 44.Rxd4 Rf2+ 45.Kg1 Rf3 0-1













(28) Mikhail Tal - Mark Taimanov [C16]
Riga tt Riga tt, 1954

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 b6 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ba6 7.Bd3 Ne7 8.Bg5 Qd7 9.Bxa6 Nxa6 10.Qd3 Qa4 11.Ne2 Qc4 12.Qd2 Ng6 13.0-0 h6 14.Be3 0-0-0 15.a4 Nb8 16.a5 Nc6 17.axb6 axb6 18.Ng3 Nge7 19.Nh5 Rhg8 20.f4 g6 21.Nf6 Rh8 22.Bf2 Kb7 23.g4 h5 24.gxh5 gxh5 25.Bh4 Nf5 26.Bg5 Ra8 27.Qd3 Na5 28.Rfb1 Qc6 29.Rb4 Nc4 30.Rab1 Nfe3 31.f5 Nxf5 32.Kf2 Ra2 33.Nxd5 Qxd5 34.Rxc4 Rxc2+ 35.Qxc2 Qxc4 36.Qe4+ c6 37.Qc2 Ra8 38.Rb2 Ra1 39.Rxb6+ Kc7 40.Rb7+ Kxb7 41.Qb2+ Qb5 42.Qxa1 Qb3 43.Qc1 Qa2+ 44.Qd2 Qb1 45.Qc1 Qb3 46.Ke2 Kb6 47.Kd2 Qd5 48.Qb1+ Kc7 49.h4 Qg2+ 50.Kd3 Ng3 51.Qe1 Qf3+ 52.Qe3 Qf5+ 53.Kc4 Qb1 0-1













(29) Artur Darznieks - Mikhail Tal [D40]
Latvia Latvia, 1954

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 d5 5.cxd5 cxd4 6.Qa4+ Bd7 7.Qxd4 exd5 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Qd2 Be6 10.e3 Nc6 11.Be2 0-0 12.0-0 Ne4 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Qe1 f5 15.Rd1 Rad8 16.Nd4 Bc8 17.Bb5 Ne5 18.f3 Nxc3 19.Qxc3 Rd6 20.Rc1 a6 21.Ba4 Nc4 22.Rfe1 b5 23.Bb3 Rh6 24.g3 Rg6 25.f4 h5 26.Kf2 h4 27.Nf3 hxg3+ 28.hxg3 Bb7 29.Qd4 Re8 30.Re2 Re6 31.Rce1 Re4 32.Qd3 Qf7 33.Kg2 Qh5 34.Nd4 Kf7 35.Bd1 Rh8 36.Rg1 Nxb2 37.Qc2 Qh2+ 38.Kf1 Nc4 39.Qd3 Qh3+ 40.Kf2 Rhe8 41.Ree1 Qh2+ 42.Rg2 Qh6 43.Bf3 Nxe3 44.Bxe4 Ng4+ 45.Kg1 fxe4 46.Qe2 Qh5 47.Nf3 d4 48.Rh2 Nxh2 49.Ng5+ Kg6 0-1













(30) Janis Kliavin - Mikhail Tal [B71]
Latvia ch Latvia ch, 1954

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.f4 Nc6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.e5 Nd7 9.exd6 exd6 10.Be3 Qe7 11.Qd2 Nf6 12.0-0-0 Bg7 13.Qxd6 Qxe3+ 14.Kb1 Bd7 15.Bb5 Qb6 16.Rhe1+ Kd8 17.Bxc6 Rb8 18.Qe7+ Kc7 19.Rxd7+ Kc8 20.Bb5 Rb7 21.Rxb7 Qxb7 22.Qxb7+ 1-0













(31) Paschaian Melik - Mikhail Tal [C41]
Leningrad tt Leningrad tt, 1954

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.d4 Bg4 5.c3 Qd7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nbd2 Be7 8.h3 Bh5 9.Qc2 exd4 10.Nxd4 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 0-0 12.g4 Bg6 13.0-0-0 b5 14.Bd3 Ne8 15.f4 c5 16.Be3 c4 17.Bxc4 bxc4 18.f5 Qb5 19.h4 Nf6 20.Rdg1 h5 21.fxg6 Nxg4 22.gxf7+ Rxf7 23.Bd4 Bf6 24.Nf3 Qa6 25.Ng5 Bxd4 26.cxd4 Rf2 27.Qb1 c3 28.bxc3 Qa3+ 29.Kd1 Rb2 0-1













(32) Mikhail Tal - Rein Toomas Etruk [E25]
Riga Riga, 1954

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 c5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.dxc5 Qa5 9.e4 Nxc3 10.Qd2 Nc6 11.Bb2 Na4 12.Qxa5 Nxa5 13.Bxg7 Rg8 14.Be5 Nxc5 15.Rd1 Bd7 16.Nh3 b6 17.Nf4 Ba4 18.Rd4 Nc6 19.Rxa4 Nxe5 20.Rd4 Ke7 21.Be2 Rad8 22.Rd2 Nc6 23.Rb2 Rd4 24.Kf2 f5 25.Bb5 Ne5 26.Ke3 Rgd8 27.Nd5+ R4xd5 28.exd5 f4+ 29.Ke2 exd5 30.Kd1 Nc4 31.Bxc4 dxc4+ 32.Rd2 Nd3 33.Kc2 b5 34.Rb1 Rb8 35.Kc3 Kd6 36.Rxb5 Rxb5 37.Kxc4 Kc6 38.Kxd3 Rb3+ 39.Ke4 Rxa3 40.Kxf4 1-0













(33) Mikhail Tal - Visockiss [E87]
Riga Riga, 1954

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.d5 Ne8 8.Qd2 f5 9.0-0-0 f4 10.Bf2 Nd7 11.Nge2 Nb6 12.Qd3 g5 13.Kb1 Bd7 14.Nc1 c5 15.dxc6 bxc6 16.c5 Nc8 17.cxd6 Nexd6 18.Bc5 Rf6 19.Be2 Qc7 20.Nb3 Be8 21.Nd5 cxd5 22.Qxd5+ Nf7 23.Qxa8 Bc6 24.Bb6 axb6 25.Rc1 Bxa8 26.Rxc7 Rc6 27.Rc1 Rxc7 28.Rxc7 Ncd6 29.Nd2 Bf8 30.Bc4 b5 31.Be6 Kg7 32.a4 Kf6 33.Bxf7 Nxf7 34.axb5 Bb4 35.Nc4 g4 36.Ra7 gxf3 37.gxf3 Bxe4+ 38.fxe4 Ng5 39.b6 Bc5 40.Ra6 Ne6 41.b7 1-0













(34) Vladimir Saigin - Mikhail Tal [A31]
Riga 08, 1954

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nf3 e6 4.g3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 d5 6.Bg2 e5 7.Nf3 d4 8.0-0 Nc6 9.e3 Be7 10.exd4 exd4 11.Nbd2 Be6 12.Re1 0-0 13.b3 Qd7 14.Bb2 Rad8 15.a3 a5 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.Rxe5 b6 18.Nf3 Bc5 19.Qd2 Ng4 20.Ree1 d3 21.Rf1 Qd6 22.Qc3 f6 23.Rad1 Rfe8 24.Rd2 Bf5 25.Ng5 Ne3 26.fxe3 Bxe3+ 27.Kh1 Bxd2 28.Qxd2 Re2 29.Qc3 Rxg2 0-1













(35) Anatoly Bannik - Mikhail Tal [A07]
URS URS, 1954

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.0-0 0-0 5.d3 d5 6.Nbd2 c5 7.e4 Nc6 8.Re1 e6 9.c3 b6 10.Nh4 Qc7 11.f4 Ba6 12.Qf3 Rfd8 13.c4 dxe4 14.dxe4 Nb4 15.Qb3 Ng4 16.Nhf3 Rd3 17.Qa4 b5 18.cxb5 c4 19.h3 Qc5+ 20.Kh1 Bxb5 21.Qa5 Nf2+ 22.Kh2 Nc2 23.Bf1 Rd6 24.a4 Ng4+ 25.hxg4 Qf2+ 0-1













(36) Niebult - Mikhail Tal [E92]
URS URS, 1954

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.d5 Nh5 8.g3 Nd7 9.0-0 a5 10.Ne1 Nc5 11.Bg4 f5 12.exf5 Nf6 13.Bh3 gxf5 14.Kh1 f4 15.Bg2 Ng4 16.f3 Nh6 17.Nd3 Nf5 18.Nxc5 Nxg3+ 19.hxg3 fxg3 20.Kg1 Qh4 21.Re1 Qh2+ 22.Kf1 Bh3 23.Ke2 Qxg2+ 24.Kd3 Rxf3+ 25.Re3 Rxe3+ 26.Bxe3 dxc5 27.Qh5 Rf8 28.Rg1 Qh2 29.Ne4 Bf1+ 0-1













(37) Mikhail Tal - Aivars Gipslis [C15]
Tournament Riga (Latvia), 1955

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd3 c5 5.exd5 Qxd5 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 cxd4 8.Bxd4 Qxg2 9.Qf3 Qxf3 10.Nxf3 f6 11.Rg1 Kf7 12.0-0-0 Nc6 13.Bc5 Nge7 14.Nd2 Nf5 15.Nc4 g5 16.f4 h6 17.Be4 Rd8 18.Rxd8 Nxd8 19.fxg5 hxg5 20.Rd1 Nc6 21.b4 e5 22.b5 Ncd4 23.c3 Nxb5 24.Rd8 Nc7 25.Rxc8 Rxc8 26.Bxf5 Rh8 27.Nd6+ Kg7 28.Nxb7 Rxh2 29.c4 Rxa2 30.Bd6 Rf2 31.Bd7 Rf4 32.c5 Na6 33.Bb5 Nxc5 34.Nxc5 Rf2 35.Ne4 Rf3 36.Kd2 Kg6 37.Ke2 Rb3 38.Bd3 Rb2+ 39.Ke3 Kf7 40.Bc4+ Kg6 41.Be7 Rb6 42.Nd6 a5 43.Bd3+ Kg7 44.Ke4 a4 45.Kf5 a3 46.Bc4 g4 47.Ne8+ Kh6 48.Nxf6 Kg7 49.Nxg4 Rc6 50.Nxe5 1-0













(38) Aivars Gipslis - Mikhail Tal [B30]
Tournament Vilnius (Lithuania), 1955

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Bg4 6.Be2 e6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.h3 Bh5 9.Be3 cxd4 10.Nxd4 Bxe2 11.Qxe2 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 Be7 13.Nd2 0-0 14.Rfd1 Qf5 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Ne4 Rab8 17.Rd7 a5 18.a4 Qe5 19.Nxf6+ gxf6 20.Qxe5 fxe5 21.Re1 f6 22.c4 Rf7 23.Red1 Rc8 24.b3 Rc7 25.Rxc7 Rxc7 26.Rd6 Kf7 27.Kf1 f5 28.g3 Kf6 29.Rb6 f4 30.gxf4 exf4 31.Ke2 Kf5 32.f3 Ke5 33.Kd3 Rd7+ 34.Kc3 Kf5 35.Rb5+ e5 36.Rxa5 Rd1 37.Rd5 Rh1 38.a5 Rxh3 39.Rd3 Rg3 40.Kd2 Rg2+ 41.Ke1 Rb2 42.c5 h5 43.Kf1 h4 44.Rc3 h3 45.Kg1 e4 46.a6 e3 47.axb7 Rb1+ 48.Kh2 e2 49.Re3 fxe3 50.b8Q Rh1+ 51.Kxh1 e1Q+ 52.Kh2 Qf2+ 53.Kxh3 Qxf3+ 54.Kh2 e2 55.Qf8+ Ke4 56.Qe8+ Kd3 57.Qb5+ Kc3 0-1













(39) Mikhail Tal - Viktor Korchnoi [C83]
Riga Riga, 1955

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Be7 10.Nbd2 0-0 11.Qe2 Nxd2 12.Bxd2 Na5 13.Bc2 c5 14.Qd3 g6 15.Bh6 Re8 16.Qd2 Nc4 17.Qf4 Nxb2 18.Bg5 d4 19.cxd4 cxd4 20.Be4 Bd5 21.Bxd5 Qxd5 22.Bxe7 Rxe7 23.Qh4 Rae8 24.Ng5 h5 25.Ne4 Qxe5 26.Nf6+ Kg7 27.Nxe8+ Rxe8 28.f4 Qf6 29.Qf2 d3 30.Rfe1 Rd8 31.Qd2 Qd4+ 32.Kf1 Nc4 33.Qd1 d2 0-1













(40) Alexander Arulaid - Mikhail Tal [B88]
Lugansk Lugansk, 1955

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.Be3 0-0 9.Bb3 Bd7 10.f4 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Bc6 12.Qe2 b5 13.Nxb5 Bxb5 14.Qxb5 Nxe4 15.Rad1 Bf6 16.Qd3 d5 17.c4 Qa5 18.cxd5 exd5 19.Bxf6 Nxf6 20.Rfe1 Rfe8 21.Rxe8+ Rxe8 22.Qd2 Qb5 23.Bxd5 Qb6+ 24.Kh1 Ng4 25.Bxf7+ Kf8 26.Bxe8 Nf2+ 27.Kg1 Nxd1+ 28.Kf1 Ne3+ 29.Ke2 Nc4 30.Qc3 Qe6+ 31.Kd3 Qd5+ 32.Kc2 Qxg2+ 33.Kb3 Nd2+ 34.Ka4 Qe4+ 35.Kb5 Qxe8+ 36.Ka6 Qa4+ 37.Kb7 Nc4 38.Qd3 Qb5+ 39.Kxa7 Qb6+ 40.Ka8 Qc6+ 41.Kb8 Nd6 42.Qb3 Qc8+ 43.Ka7 Qc7+ 44.Ka6 Qc6+ 45.Qb6 0-1













(41) Igor Blek - Mikhail Tal [C05]
Riga Riga, 1955

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ngf3 f6 8.b3 cxd4 9.cxd4 fxe5 10.fxe5 Nxd4 11.Bb2 Nxf3+ 12.Nxf3 Bb4+ 13.Kf2 0-0 14.Bd3 Nc5 15.g3 d4 16.a3 Bc3 17.Bxc3 dxc3 18.Bc2 Bd7 19.Re1 Bc6 20.Re3 Bxf3 21.Rxf3 Rxf3+ 22.Kxf3 Qg5 23.Qe1 Rd8 24.Qxc3 Qh5+ 25.Ke3 Rd5 26.Kf4 Qxh2 27.Re1 Qf2+ 28.Kg4 Rd4+ 29.Kh3 g5 30.Qe3 g4+ 31.Kh4 Qh2+ 32.Kg5 h6+ 33.Kg6 Qxc2+ 34.Kxh6 Qh7+ 35.Kg5 Ne4+ 36.Kxg4 Qf5+ 37.Kh4 Nd2+ 38.Qxd4 Nf3# 0-1













(42) Dmitry Osipovich Rovner - Mikhail Tal [C05]
Riga Riga, 1955

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 Qb6 8.Nf3 cxd4 9.cxd4 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.0-0 Bd6 12.Nc3 0-0 13.Re1 Bd7 14.Nb5 Bb8 15.Nc3 Bd6 16.Bg5 Rae8 17.Re2 Ng4 18.h3 Rxf3 19.gxf3 Nh2 20.Kg2 Nxd4 21.Re3 h6 22.Bh4 Bf4 23.Bg6 Bxe3 24.Bxe8 Nhxf3 25.Bxd7 Nxh4+ 26.Kf1 Qxb2 0-1













(43) Mikhail Tal - Evgeni Vasiukov [B36]
Riga Riga, 1955

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6 8.Be2 Bg7 9.0-0 0-0 10.Qd1 Be6 11.Be3 Qa5 12.Rc1 Rfc8 13.b3 a6 14.f4 Ng4 15.Bd4 Ne3 16.Bxe3 Bxc3 17.f5 Bd7 18.c5 Rxc5 19.Bxc5 Qxc5+ 20.Kh1 Qa5 21.Bc4 Rf8 22.fxg6 hxg6 23.Qd5 b5 24.Rxf7 bxc4 25.Rcf1 Rc8 26.Rf8+ Kh7 27.Qg8+ Kh6 28.Rxc8 Bxc8 29.Qxc8 cxb3 30.axb3 Bf6 31.Qf8+ Kh7 32.Qf7+ Kh6 33.Qd5 Qa2 34.Qd3 a5 35.Qc4 Kg7 36.g3 Qb2 37.Qd3 Qa2 38.Rc1 Qf2 39.Rf1 Qb2 40.Qf3 Qc2 41.Rf2 Qb1+ 42.Kg2 Kf7 43.h4 Ke8 44.h5 g5 45.h6 Kf8 46.Qf5 Qxb3 47.Qc8+ Kf7 48.h7 1-0













(44) Anatoly Bannik - Mikhail Tal [E65]
Riga 12, 1955

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.g3 d6 6.Bg2 c5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.h3 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 Be6 11.Qh4 Rc8 12.b3 Nh5 13.Bd2 Qd7 14.Rac1 Bf6 15.Bg5 Bxg5 16.Qxg5 Bxh3 17.Bxh3 Qxh3 18.Qxe7 Nxg3 19.fxg3 Qxg3+ 20.Kh1 Rce8 21.Qxb7 Re5 22.Qg2 Rh5+ 23.Kg1 Qe3+ 24.Qf2 Qh6 25.Qxa7 Qg5+ 26.Kf2 Rh2+ 27.Ke1 Qxc1+ 28.Nd1 Qc2 29.Qe7 Qxa2 30.Rf2 Qa5+ 31.Kf1 Rh1+ 0-1













(45) Mikhail Tal - Semyon Abramovich Furman [B67]
Riga 17, 1955

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f4 Rc8 10.Nf3 Qa5 11.Kb1 b5 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.f5 Nb4 14.a3 Nc6 15.Nd4 Nxd4 16.Qxd4 Be7 17.Be2 Kd8 18.Rhf1 Rb8 19.fxe6 fxe6 20.Rxf6 b4 21.Rf5 e5 22.Qa7 Qb6 23.Qxb6+ Rxb6 24.Nd5 Bxf5 25.exf5 Rb8 26.f6 Bf8 27.axb4 Kd7 28.g4 Rg8 29.h4 h6 30.Rg1 e4 31.g5 hxg5 32.hxg5 Ke6 33.Bc4 Ke5 34.g6 Bh6 35.Ne7 Rgd8 36.g7 1-0













(46) Chukayev - Mikhail Tal [E92]
Riga sf-ch-URS Riga sf-ch-URS, 1955

1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nd2 Nd7 10.Qc2 f5 11.f3 Nf6 12.0-0-0 c5 13.dxc6 bxc6 14.Nb3 Qc7 15.Rd2 f4 16.Bf2 Be6 17.Rhd1 Rfd8 18.Kb1 a6 19.Ka1 c5 20.Nd5 Nexd5 21.cxd5 Bd7 22.Rc1 Rdb8 23.Bc4 Kh8 24.Rd3 Ba4 25.Be1 Nd7 26.Ba5 Qa7 27.Qe2 Bf6 28.Nd2 Qb7 29.Nb1 Bd8 30.Bxd8 Rxd8 31.Ra3 Bb5 32.Nd2 Rdb8 33.Rb3 Qa7 34.Ra3 Qb7 35.Rb3 Ra7 36.a4 Qc7 37.axb5 axb5+ 38.Kb1 bxc4 39.Rxb8+ Qxb8 40.Nxc4 Nb6 41.Rc3 Na4 42.Rc2 Qb5 43.Qf2 Qa6 44.Qh4 Kg7 45.Kc1 Nb6 46.Nd2 Qe2 47.b3 Qxg2 48.Kb2 Qg1 49.Nb1 Na4+ 50.bxa4 Rb7+ 0-1













(47) Mikhail Tal - Solovyev [E86]
Riga sf-ch-URS Riga sf-ch-URS, 1955

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.Be3 d6 6.f3 e5 7.Nge2 c6 8.Qb3 Nbd7 9.0-0-0 Qe7 10.Kb1 Re8 11.g4 a6 12.Ng3 Nf8 13.d5 N6d7 14.h4 c5 15.Be2 Rb8 16.Rdg1 b5 17.h5 b4 18.Na4 Nb6 19.Nxb6 Rxb6 20.Qd3 Rb7 21.Qd2 f6 22.hxg6 Nxg6 23.Nf5 Bxf5 24.gxf5 Nf4 25.Bd1 Kh8 26.Qh2 h6 27.Bxf4 exf4 28.Rg6 Qf8 29.Qxf4 Kh7 30.Ba4 Rd8 31.Rhg1 Ra7 32.Qh4 Rc7 33.Bd1 Re8 34.Be2 a5 35.Bf1 a4 36.Bh3 a3 37.b3 Rf7 38.Bg4 Ra7 39.Bh5 Rd8 40.Rxg7+ Rxg7 41.Bg6+ Kg8 42.Qxh6 Qe7 43.Bh7+ Kh8 44.Bg6+ Kg8 45.Kc1 Rd7 46.Rh1 Kf8 47.f4 Rc7 48.Kd2 Rd7 49.Kd3 Rc7 50.Re1 Kg8 51.e5 dxe5 52.fxe5 fxe5 53.Rh1 1-0













(48) Mikhail Tal - Karlis Klasup [E41]
URS URS, 1955

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.d5 Ne7 7.dxe6 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 dxe6 9.Qc2 Nc6 10.Bd3 Qe7 11.0-0 e5 12.Ng5 h6 13.Ne4 Be6 14.Nxf6+ Qxf6 15.f4 0-0-0 16.f5 e4 17.Be2 Bxf5 18.g4 g6 19.gxf5 gxf5 20.Qxe4 Qg7+ 21.Qg2 Qxc3 22.Bb2 Qxb2 23.Qf3 Rhg8+ 24.Kh1 Rd7 25.Rab1 Qe5 26.Qxf5 Qxf5 27.Rxf5 b6 28.Bf3 Nb4 29.a4 Kc7 30.a5 Re8 31.Rb3 Nc2 32.Rf6 Re6 33.axb6+ axb6 34.Rxe6 fxe6 35.Bg4 Rg7 36.h3 e5 37.Rc3 Nb4 38.Ra3 Kd6 39.Ra8 Nc2 40.Rd8+ Kc7 41.Rd3 e4 42.Rc3 Ne1 43.Ra3 Kb7 44.Bf5 Re7 45.Kh2 Re5 46.Bh7 Nd3 47.Rb3 Nb4 48.Kg3 Re7 49.Bf5 b5 50.cxb5 Kb6 51.Rb1 Nd3 52.Bg4 c4 53.Bd1 Rg7+ 54.Kh2 Rg5 55.Ba4 Rf5 56.Rg1 Ka5 57.Ra1 c3 58.Kg1 Kb6 59.Ra3 Rc5 60.Ra2 Nb4 61.Ra1 c2 62.Rc1 Ka5 63.Bxc2 Nxc2 64.Kf2 Kxb5 65.Rg1 Kc4 66.Ke2 Nb4 67.Rg4 Re5 68.Rg8 Kd5 69.Rb8 Nd3 70.Rd8+ Ke6 71.Rh8 h5 72.Rh6+ Kd5 73.h4 Nc5 74.Rf6 Nb7 75.Rh6 Nd6 76.Kf2 Rf5+ 77.Ke2 Nf7 78.Ra6 Ne5 79.Ra5+ Ke6 80.Ra6+ Kf7 81.Ra4 Ng4 82.Rxe4 Rf2+ 83.Ke1 Rh2 84.Kf1 Rxh4 85.Kg2 Rh2+ 86.Kg3 Ra2 87.Kf4 Rf2+ 88.Kg5 Nf6 89.Ra4 Rg2+ 90.Kf5 Nd5 91.e4 Ne7+ 92.Kf4 Rg1 93.Ra5 h4 94.Rh5 Ng6+ 95.Kf5 Kg7 96.e5 Re1 97.Kg4 Re4+ 98.Kh3 Nf4+ 0-1













(49) Mikhail Tal - Robert Skuja [E67]
URS URS, 1955

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.g3 0-0 6.Bg2 Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.Qc2 Re8 9.Rd1 c6 10.b3 Qc7 11.e4 a6 12.Ba3 c5 13.dxc5 Nxc5 14.b4 Ne6 15.c5 dxc5 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.exd5 cxb4 18.Qa4 Bd7 19.Qxb4 a5 20.dxe6 axb4 21.Rxd7 Qc3 22.exf7+ Kf8 23.fxe8Q+ Kxe8 24.Rad1 Bf6 25.Bc1 Rxa2 26.Ng5 Qc2 27.Ne4 Be7 28.Rxe7+ Kxe7 29.Bg5+ Kf8 30.Rd8+ Kg7 31.Rd7+ Kh8 32.h4 Ra1+ 33.Kh2 Rd1 34.Nd6 Qxf2 35.Nf7+ Kg7 36.Bh6+ Kf6 37.Rxd1 b3 38.Rf1 Qxf1 39.Bxf1 e4 40.Bc4 b2 41.Ba2 b1Q 42.Bg5+ Kg7 43.Bxb1 1-0













(50) A Ostrauskas - Mikhail Tal [C77]
Vilnius Vilnius, 1955

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.c3 0-0 8.0-0 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.d5 Bd7 13.Nh2 c4 14.g4 Nb7 15.f4 exf4 16.Bxf4 Nc5 17.Nd2 Kh8 18.Rae1 Rae8 19.Qg2 Qb6 20.Kh1 Bc8 21.Nhf3 Nfd7 22.Qg3 f6 23.g5 fxg5 24.Nxg5 Bxg5 25.Qxg5 Ne5 26.Bxe5 dxe5 27.Rxf8+ Rxf8 28.Qxe5 Qh6 29.Qh2 Bxh3 30.Nf3 Qh5 31.Ng1 Bg2+ 32.Kxg2 Rf2+ 33.Kxf2 Qxh2+ 34.Kf3 Qxc2 35.Re3 Qh2 36.Ne2 Nd3 37.Ng3 Ne5+ 38.Kf4 Qh4+ 0-1













(51) Mikhail Tal - Janis Klovans [D45]
Vilnius 11, 1955

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.Bd2 0-0 8.0-0-0 c5 9.e4 cxd4 10.Nxd4 Bc5 11.Bg5 h6 12.Bh4 Bxd4 13.Rxd4 Qb6 14.Rd2 d4 15.Na4 Qa5 16.Rxd4 Qe1+ 17.Rd1 Qxe4 18.Qxe4 Nxe4 19.Bd3 Ndc5 20.Nxc5 Nxc5 21.Bc2 b6 22.b4 Nb7 23.a3 e5 24.Be4 Rb8 25.Bg3 Re8 26.Bc6 Re7 27.Rhe1 f6 28.f4 Bg4 29.Rd4 exd4 30.Rxe7 Nd6 31.Rxa7 Nxc4 32.Bd5+ Kh8 33.f5 Rc8 34.Be6 d3 35.Bf4 Rd8 36.Bxc4 d2+ 37.Bxd2 Rc8 38.Be3 b5 39.Bc5 bxc4 40.Kc2 Bxf5+ 41.Kc3 Be6 42.a4 Rd8 43.Bd4 Bd5 44.b5 Bxg2 45.b6 Kg8 46.a5 g5 47.a6 f5 48.Rc7 f4 49.b7 1-0













(52) Mikhail Tal - Viacheslav Ragozin [D15]
Ch URS Leningrad (Russia), 1956

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Bf4 Bg7 6.e3 Qa5 7.Be2 Nbd7 8.0-0 Nh5 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Nd2 gxh4 12.Bxh5 Nf6 13.Bf3 0-0 14.Qc2 dxc4 15.Nxc4 Qg5 16.Kh1 Be6 17.Ne5 Qf5 18.e4 Qh7 19.Qa4 Ne8 20.Nd3 Rd8 21.Ne2 Nd6 22.Nc5 Bc4 23.e5 b5 24.Qxa7 Nc8 25.Qc7 Bxe2 26.Bxe2 Rxd4 27.Qxc6 Qc2 28.Bf3 Rc4 29.b4 Bxe5 30.Rae1 Bg7 31.a3 Nd6 32.Rxe7 Nf5 33.Rxf7 Rxf7 34.Bd5 Qe2 35.Rg1 Qe7 36.Qg6 Qf6 37.Qh5 Ne7 38.Nd7 Qf5 39.Bxf7+ Qxf7 40.Qxb5 Rc2 41.Ne5 Qxf2 42.Ng4 Qf7 43.Qd3 Rb2 44.Qe4 h5 45.Ne3 Re2 46.b5 Bh6 47.Nf5 Rxe4 48.Nxh6+ Kg7 49.Nxf7 Kxf7 50.b6 Nc6 51.h3 Ke8 52.Rd1 Nb8 53.Rd5 Re1+ 54.Kh2 Rb1 55.Rxh5 Rxb6 56.Rxh4 Ke7 57.Rb4 Rxb4 58.axb4 Nc6 59.b5 Nd4 60.b6 Kd7 61.h4 Kc6 62.h5 Ne6 63.h6 Nf8 64.Kg3 Kxb6 65.Kf4 Kc7 66.Kf5 Kd7 67.Kf6 Ke8 68.Kg7 Ke7 69.h7 Nxh7 70.Kxh7 Kf6 71.Kh6 Kf5 72.Kh5 Kf6 73.g4 Kg7 74.Kg5 Kh7 75.Kf6 Kg8 76.Kg6 Kh8 77.g5 Kg8 78.Kh6 Kh8 79.g6 Kg8 80.g7 1-0













(53) Mikhail Tal - Vladimir Simagin [B06]
Ch URS Leningrad (Russia), 1956

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f4 Qb6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.e5 Nd5 8.0-0 Nxc3 9.bxc3 e6 10.Ng5 Bxe2 11.Qxe2 h6 12.Nxf7 Kxf7 13.f5 dxe5 14.fxe6+ Kxe6 15.Rb1 Qxb1 16.Qc4+ Kd6 17.Ba3+ Kc7 18.Rxb1 Bxa3 19.Qb3 Be7 20.Qxb7+ Kd6 21.dxe5+ Nxe5 22.Rd1+ Ke6 23.Qb3+ Kf5 24.Rf1+ Ke4 25.Re1+ Kf5 26.g4+ Kf6 27.Rf1+ Kg6 28.Qe6+ Kh7 29.Qxe5 Rhe8 30.Rf7 Bf8 31.Qf5+ Kg8 32.Kf2 Bc5+ 33.Kg3 Re3+ 34.Kh4 Rae8 35.Rxg7+ Kxg7 36.Qxc5 R8e6 37.Qxa7+ Kg6 38.Qa8 Kf6 39.a4 Ke5 40.a5 Kd5 41.Qd8+ Ke4 42.a6 Kf3 43.a7 Re2 44.Qd3+ R6e3 45.Qxe3+ 1-0













(54) Boris Spassky - Mikhail Tal [E80]
Leningrad ch-SU Leningrad ch-SU, 1956

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 e5 6.d5 Nh5 7.Be3 f5 8.Qd2 Na6 9.0-0-0 Nf6 10.exf5 gxf5 11.Bd3 0-0 12.Nge2 Qe7 13.Rde1 c5 14.Ng3 Ne8 15.Nh5 Nac7 16.g4 Kh8 17.Rhg1 Qf7 18.Nxg7 Nxg7 19.f4 e4 20.Bc2 b5 21.cxb5 Rb8 22.gxf5 Bxf5 23.Bxe4 Bxe4 24.Nxe4 Qxd5 25.Qxd5 Nxd5 26.Nxd6 Rbd8 27.Bxc5 Nxf4 28.Bd4 Ng6 29.Re7 Nxe7 30.Bxg7+ Kg8 31.Bxf8+ Kxf8 32.Rf1+ Kg8 33.Rd1 Rf8 34.a4 Rf2 35.Nc4 Rxh2 36.Rd7 Nf5 37.Rxa7 Nd4 38.Rc7 1-0













(55) Mikhail Tal - Tolush [B97]
Leningrad Leningrad, 1956

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2 9.Rb1 Qa3 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Nfd7 12.Ne4 Qxa2 13.Rb3 Qa1+ 14.Kf2 Qa4 15.Bb5 axb5 16.Nxb5 f6 17.exf6 gxf6 18.Re1 Ra6 19.Bxf6 Nxf6 20.Nxf6+ Kf7 21.Rf3 Qh4+ 22.Kf1 e5 23.Qd5+ Be6 24.Nd7+ Kg6 25.Nxe5+ Kg7 26.Rg3+ Qxg3 27.Qxb7+ Nd7 28.hxg3 Rb6 29.Qc7 Bc5 30.Nxd7 Bc4+ 31.Re2 1-0













(56) Mikhail Tal - Anatoly Bannik [C75]
Leningrad 07, 1956

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 Bd7 6.d4 Nge7 7.Bb3 h6 8.Nh4 exd4 9.cxd4 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 Nc6 11.Bxf7+ Kxf7 12.Qd5+ Be6 13.Qh5+ Kg8 14.0-0 Ne5 15.Nf5 g6 16.Qh3 gxf5 17.exf5 Bc4 18.f4 Nd7 19.Rf3 Bg7 20.Nc3 Nf6 21.Be3 c5 22.Bf2 b5 23.Bh4 b4 24.Ne4 Bd5 25.Bxf6 Bxf6 26.Re1 Bd4+ 27.Kh1 Rh7 28.Rg3+ Rg7 29.Rg6 Rxg6 30.fxg6 Qf8 31.Qd7 Bg7 32.Ng3 Rd8 33.Qg4 Re8 34.Rd1 Bxa2 35.f5 c4 36.h4 d5 37.Rf1 Bf6 38.Qd1 d4 39.Qa4 Bb3 40.Qc6 Qe7 41.Nh5 Rf8 42.Qd5+ Kh8 43.Nxf6 Qxf6 44.Qb7 Qg7 45.Qxb4 Kg8 46.h5 Qd7 47.f6 Qg4 48.f7+ Kg7 49.Qc5 Qh4+ 50.Kg1 1-0













(57) Alexander Buslaev - Mikhail Tal [A64]
Tbilisi Tbilisi, 1956

1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 g6 7.g3 Bg7 8.Bg2 0-0 9.0-0 Re8 10.Nd2 a6 11.a4 Nbd7 12.h3 Rb8 13.Nc4 Nb6 14.Na3 Bd7 15.Bf4 Nc8 16.Nc4 Qc7 17.a5 Nh5 18.Bd2 Bb5 19.Ne3 Na7 20.Kh2 Qe7 21.Bf3 Nf6 22.Re1 h5 23.Nxb5 Nxb5 24.Nc4 Ne4 25.Be3 h4 26.g4 Bd4 27.Kg2 Bxe3 28.fxe3 Nf6 29.Qc2 Nd7 30.Ra4 Ne5 31.Qe4 Qg5 32.Qf4 Qxf4 33.exf4 Nd3 34.Rh1 Nxf4+ 35.Kf2 g5 36.e3 Nd3+ 37.Ke2 Ne5 38.Nd2 Kg7 39.Rc1 Re7 40.Be4 Rbe8 41.Bf5 Ng6 42.Ne4 Re5 43.Rd1 Ne7 44.Nxg5 Nxf5 45.gxf5 Rxe3+ 46.Kf2 Re2+ 47.Kf3 Nd4+ 48.Raxd4 R2e3+ 49.Kg4 cxd4 50.Rxd4 Re2 51.Rb4 Kf6 52.Nh7+ Ke5 53.Rxb7 Rg2+ 54.Kh5 Rg7 55.Kh6 Reg8 56.f6 Rg6+ 57.Kh5 Kf5 58.Rxf7 Rg2 59.Rb7 Rh8 60.Rf7 Rg3 61.Kxh4 Rg5 62.b4 Kf4 63.b5 axb5 64.a6 b4 65.a7 Rgg8 66.Kh5 Kf5 67.Rb7 Rf8 68.Kh6 Rfg8 69.Rg7 Rxg7 70.fxg7 Ra8 71.Nf8 1-0













(58) Egor Chukaev - Mikhail Tal [E75]
Tbilisi Tbilisi, 1956

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Qd2 exd5 9.exd5 Qb6 10.Nf3 Bf5 11.Nh4 Ne4 12.Nxe4 Bxe4 13.0-0-0 Na6 14.f3 Nb4 15.fxe4 Nxa2+ 16.Kb1 Nc3+ 17.Kc1 Nxe4 18.Qc2 Nxg5 19.Nf3 Nxf3 20.Bxf3 a5 21.Rd3 a4 22.Re1 Qb4 23.Re7 Rfe8 24.Rxe8+ Rxe8 25.Kb1 b5 26.Ra3 Re1+ 27.Ka2 Qxa3+ 0-1













(59) Abram Khasin - Mikhail Tal [B88]
URS-ch23 Leningrad URS-ch23 Leningrad, 1956

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.0-0 a6 8.Be3 Qc7 9.Bb3 Be7 10.f4 b5 11.f5 Nxd4 12.Qxd4 0-0 13.fxe6 Bxe6 14.Rad1 Rac8 15.Kh1 Rfd8 16.Nd5 Bxd5 17.exd5 Nd7 18.Qf4 Bf6 19.Bd4 Re8 20.c3 Re7 21.Bc2 Bxd4 22.Qh4 Nf8 23.Rxd4 Re2 24.Bf5 Rce8 25.Rb4 Rd2 26.Be4 Qe7 27.Qe1 Rxd5 28.Qf2 Re5 29.Bd3 Nd7 30.Rf4 Nc5 31.Rxf7 Nxd3 32.Qf3 Re1 33.Qd5 Qxf7 34.Qxf7+ Kh8 35.Kg1 Rxf1+ 36.Qxf1 Re1 0-1













(60) Janusz Szukszta - Mikhail Tal [E86]
Uppsala Uppsala, 1956

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.Nge2 c6 8.Qb3 exd4 9.Nxd4 d5 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.exd5 Nc6 12.dxc6 Re8 13.Kf2 Rxe3 14.Rd1 Ng4+ 15.fxg4 Bxd4 16.Rxd4 Qxd4 17.Qd5 Re2+ 18.Kxe2 Bxg4+ 19.Ke1 Re8+ 20.Be2 Rxe2+ 0-1













(61) Mikhail Tal - M T Mora Iturralde [A56]
Uppsala Uppsala, 1956

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 4.Nc3 d6 5.e4 Be7 6.Bd3 0-0 7.Nge2 Nh5 8.Be3 Bg5 9.Qd2 Bxe3 10.Qxe3 g6 11.0-0-0 a6 12.g3 b5 13.f4 Qa5 14.fxe5 bxc4 15.Bxc4 Nd7 16.exd6 Ne5 17.Bb3 Rb8 18.Rhf1 c4 19.Bc2 Qb6 20.Qd4 Nd3+ 21.Kd2 Bh3 22.Bxd3 Bxf1 23.Rxf1 Qxd6 24.Bc2 Rxb2 25.e5 Qb4 26.e6 fxe6 27.Rxf8+ Qxf8 28.dxe6 Qf5 29.Ne4 c3+ 30.Qxc3 Rxa2 31.e7 Qxe4 32.Qc8+ 1-0













(62) Paul Keres - Mikhail Tal [E10]
Moskva ch-SU (14.02.57) 16, 1957

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.e3 d5 5.a3 cxd4 6.exd4 Be7 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Bf4 Nc6 9.Rc1 Ne4 10.Bd3 Nxc3 11.Rxc3 dxc4 12.Rxc4 Qa5+ 13.Bd2 Qd5 14.Qc2 f5 15.0-0 Bd7 16.Rd1 Rac8 17.Be3 Na5 18.Rxc8 Rxc8 19.Qe2 Bd6 20.Ne5 Ba4 21.Re1 Bxe5 22.dxe5 Rd8 23.b4 Bc6 24.f3 Qxd3 25.Qxd3 Rxd3 26.bxa5 Rxa3 27.Bxa7 Rxa5 28.Bd4 Ra2 29.Rb1 Rd2 30.Bc3 Rc2 31.Bd4 Kf7 32.h4 Kg6 33.Rb4 h6 34.Rb2 Rxb2 35.Bxb2 Kh5 36.Ba3 Kxh4 37.Bf8 Kg3 38.Bxg7 h5 39.Bh6 Bxf3 40.gxf3 Kxf3 41.Kf1 b5 42.Bd2 h4 43.Bb4 h3 44.Kg1 Ke2 0-1













(63) Romani Elio - Mikhail Tal [A64]
Italien Italien, 1957

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 g6 7.g3 Bg7 8.Bg2 0-0 9.0-0 a6 10.a4 Nbd7 11.Nd2 Re8 12.Nc4 Nb6 13.Ne3 Ng4 14.Qb3 Rb8 15.h3 Nxe3 16.Bxe3 Nd7 17.Ne4 Qe7 18.Bf4 Ne5 19.Qb6 Nc4 20.Qb3 b5 21.axb5 axb5 22.g4 Bxb2 23.Nxd6 Bxa1 24.Nxc4 Ra8 25.Nb6 Ra5 26.d6 Qa7 27.Bc6 Be6 28.Qc2 Rb8 29.Nd5 Bxd5 30.Bxd5 Ra4 31.e3 Bg7 32.Bc6 Qb6 33.Bd5 Rxf4 34.exf4 Qxd6 35.Qe4 Rd8 36.Bc6 b4 37.Ba4 Qd4 38.Qe7 Bf6 39.Qb7 Qxf4 40.Bb3 c4 41.Bc2 Be5 42.Qg2 b3 43.Bb1 c3 0-1













(64) Mikhail Tal - Konstantin Klaman [B61]
Moscow URS ch 15, 1957

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 Bd7 7.Qd2 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Qa5 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.0-0-0 Rc8 11.f4 Rg8 12.g3 e6 13.Bh3 Qc5 14.Qd2 b5 15.Rhe1 b4 16.Ne2 Qc4 17.Kb1 Qxe4 18.Nd4 Qb7 19.Qd3 Be7 20.Qxh7 Rf8 21.Bg4 Qc7 22.Ka1 f5 23.Bxf5 exf5 24.Rxe7+ Kxe7 25.Re1+ Kd8 26.Qh4+ f6 27.Qh6 Qa5 28.Nb3 Qd5 29.Qxf8+ Kc7 30.Qxf6 Re8 31.Rc1 Ba4 32.Qd4 Qb7 33.Rd1 Re6 34.Qc4+ 1-0













(65) Bukhuti Gurgenidze - Mikhail Tal [A78]
Moscow URS ch 18, 1957

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 g6 7.e4 Bg7 8.Be2 0-0 9.0-0 Re8 10.Nd2 Na6 11.Re1 Nc7 12.a4 b6 13.Qc2 Ng4 14.h3 Nxf2 15.Kxf2 Qh4+ 16.Kf1 Bd4 17.Nd1 Qxh3 18.Bf3 Qh2 19.Ne3 f5 20.Ndc4 fxe4 21.Bxe4 Ba6 22.Bf3 Re5 23.Ra3 Rae8 24.Bd2 Nxd5 25.Bxd5+ Rxd5 26.Ke2 Bxe3 27.Rxe3 Bxc4+ 0-1













(66) Anatoly Bannik - Mikhail Tal [E63]
Moscow URS ch 4, 1957

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 6.c4 Nc6 7.Nc3 a6 8.Bg5 Rb8 9.Rc1 Bg4 10.Qd2 Bxf3 11.Bxf3 Nd7 12.Nd5 Re8 13.Be3 e5 14.dxe5 dxe5 15.Rfd1 Nd4 16.Bg2 c6 17.Nc3 Qe7 18.Ne4 Nf6 19.Nxf6+ Bxf6 20.h4 Rbd8 21.Qe1 h5 22.Bd2 e4 23.Ba5 Rb8 24.Bc3 Red8 25.Rd2 e3 26.fxe3 Qxe3+ 27.Qf2 Nxe2+ 28.Rxe2 Qxc1+ 29.Re1 Bxc3 30.Rxc1 Bd4 31.Rc2 Bxf2+ 32.Kxf2 Kg7 33.b4 Rd4 34.a4 Rbd8 35.Ke2 Rd3 36.b5 axb5 37.axb5 cxb5 38.cxb5 Rb3 39.Bxb7 Rxb5 40.Rc7 Re8+ 41.Kf2 Rf5+ 42.Kg1 Re1+ 43.Kg2 Re2+ 44.Kg1 Rb5 45.Kf1 Rd2 0-1













(67) Mikhail Tal - Raphael Persitz [E79]
Reykjavik Reykjavik, 1957

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.d4 Bg7 5.Be2 0-0 6.f4 c5 7.Nf3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Be3 Ng4 10.Bxg4 Bxg4 11.Nxc6 Bxd1 12.Nxd8 Bg4 13.h3 Bxc3+ 14.bxc3 Bc8 15.Nxf7 Rxf7 16.0-0 b6 17.Rae1 Be6 18.g4 Bxc4 19.Rf2 Bd3 20.Bd4 e5 21.fxe5 dxe5 22.Bxe5 Re8 23.Rd2 Bc4 24.Bd4 Rf3 25.Kg2 Rf4 26.e5 Bd5+ 27.Kh2 Re4 28.Rf1 Bc4 29.Rf6 Re6 30.Rff2 Re8 31.Kg3 Rf8 32.Kh4 Rxf2 33.Rxf2 Re2 34.Rxe2 Bxe2 35.Kg5 Bc4 36.Kf6 Kf8 37.a3 Bf1 38.h4 Be2 39.g5 Bc4 40.e6 Bd3 41.Be5 Bc4 42.Bb8 a6 43.Ba7 b5 44.Bc5+ Ke8 45.e7 Bd3 46.Kg7 Be4 47.Kxh7 Kf7 48.Kh6 Bc6 49.h5 gxh5 50.g6+ Kg8 51.Kxh5 a5 52.Kg5 a4 53.Kf6 Be8 54.Bd4 1-0













(68) Mikhail Tal - Atanas Stefanov Kolarov [B94]
Reykjavik 05, 1957

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.Qd2 e6 9.0-0-0 b5 10.Bxe6 fxe6 11.Nxe6 Kf7 12.Nxf8 Rxf8 13.Qxd6 b4 14.Nd5 Qxa2 15.Rhe1 Kg8 16.Bxf6 gxf6 17.Rd3 Qa1+ 18.Kd2 Qxb2 19.f4 b3 20.Ne7+ Kh8 21.Rxb3 Qa2 22.Qd5 Ra7 23.Ng6+ Kg7 24.Nxf8 Kxf8 25.e5 Nxe5 26.Qc5+ Kg8 27.Qxc8+ Kf7 28.fxe5 Qa5+ 29.Qc3 Rd7+ 30.Kc1 1-0













(69) Mikhail Tal - Alexander Koblents [B63]
Riga ;MAINB Riga ;MAINB, 1957

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.Nb3 Qb6 10.f3 a6 11.g4 Rd8 12.Be3 Qc7 13.h4 b5 14.g5 Nd7 15.g6 hxg6 16.h5 gxh5 17.Rxh5 Nf6 18.Rh1 d5 19.e5 Nxe5 20.Bf4 Bd6 21.Qh2 Kf8 22.Qh8+ Ng8 23.Rh7 f5 24.Bh6 Rd7 25.Bxb5 Rf7 26.Rg1 Ra7 27.Nd4 Ng4 28.fxg4 Be5 29.Nc6 Bxc3 30.Be3 d4 31.Rgh1 Rd7 32.Bg5 axb5 33.R1h6 d3 34.bxc3 d2+ 35.Kd1 Qxc6 36.Rf6+ Rf7 37.Qxg7+ 1-0













(70) Mikhail Tal - Rudolf Teschner [C79]
Vienna Vienna, 1957

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 d6 6.c3 Be7 7.d4 b5 8.Bb3 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 exd4 11.Qg3 g6 12.Bd5 Qd7 13.Bh6 Rb8 14.f4 Nd8 15.Nd2 c6 16.Bb3 dxc3 17.Qxc3 Qa7+ 18.Kh1 Qc5 19.Qd3 Nd7 20.e5 d5 21.f5 gxf5 22.Qxf5 Nf8 23.Ne4 dxe4 24.Rad1 f6 25.Qh5+ Ng6 26.exf6 Rf8 27.Rf5 1-0













(71) Mikhail Tal - Efim Geller [C96]
Riga ch-SU Riga ch-SU (12), 1958

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Bb7 12.b4 cxb4 13.cxb4 Nc4 14.Nbd2 d5 15.exd5 exd4 16.Nxc4 bxc4 17.Qxd4 Bxb4 18.Rb1 Bxe1 19.Rxb7 Re8 20.d6 Qc8 21.Bg5 Re2 22.Rc7 Qe6 23.Nxe1 Rxe1+ 24.Kh2 Rd8 25.Bxf6 gxf6 26.Re7 Qxd6+ 27.Qxd6 Rxd6 28.Rxe1 Rd2 29.Rc1 Rxf2 30.Be4 Rxa2 31.Rxc4 a5 32.Rc8+ Kg7 33.Rc7 1-0













(72) Alexander Kotov - Mikhail Tal [E69]
URS 25ch Riga 10, 1958

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.0-0 Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.e4 c6 9.h3 Qa5 10.Re1 Re8 11.a3 exd4 12.Nxd4 Ne5 13.Bf1 a6 14.Bd2 Qb6 15.Be3 c5 16.Nb3 Be6 17.Nd2 Nc6 18.b4 Ng4 19.hxg4 Bxc3 20.Rc1 Bg7 21.Nb3 Rad8 22.Nd2 Qc7 23.Rb1 Ne5 24.Be2 b5 25.cxb5 axb5 26.Bxb5 Bxg4 27.Be2 Qd7 28.Bxg4 Nxg4 29.Kg2 h5 30.Bg5 Bd4 31.Re2 f6 32.Bf4 g5 33.f3 Nf2 34.Rxf2 Bxf2 35.Kxf2 gxf4 36.gxf4 Qa7 37.Qb3+ c4+ 38.Qe3 Qxe3+ 39.Kxe3 d5 40.Rg1+ Kf7 41.Ke2 c3 42.Nb3 dxe4 43.Rc1 exf3+ 44.Kxf3 Rd3+ 45.Kf2 c2 46.Nc5 Rd2+ 47.Kf3 Re1 48.Rxe1 Rd1 0-1













(73) Berhold - Mikhail Tal [E79]
Munich Munich, 1958

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.f4 c5 7.Nf3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Be3 Bg4 10.Nxc6 Bxe2 11.Nxd8 Bxd1 12.Rxd1 Rfxd8 13.Ke2 a6 14.a4 Rac8 15.Bb6 Re8 16.b3 Nd7 17.Bd4 Bxd4 18.Rxd4 Nc5 19.Rb1 Ne6 20.Rd2 Nxf4+ 21.Ke3 Ne6 22.Nd5 Rc5 23.Ra2 Nc7 24.Nxc7 Rxc7 25.a5 Rc5 26.Kd4 Rec8 27.Rf1 f5 28.Re1 e5+ 29.Ke3 Kf7 30.Rf1 Ke6 31.Rd1 h5 32.Kd3 Rd8 33.Ke3 fxe4 34.Kxe4 d5+ 35.Ke3 Rd7 36.Rc1 dxc4 37.bxc4 Rd4 38.Ra4 Rc7 39.Rb4 Kf5 40.Rf1+ Rf4 41.Rxf4+ exf4+ 42.Kd4 g5 43.Rb6 g4 44.Rh6 Rd7+ 45.Kc5 f3 46.gxf3 gxf3 47.Rxh5+ Kg4 0-1













(74) Mikhail Tal - Georgi P Tringov [B96]
Munich Munich, 1958

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 h6 8.Bh4 Qb6 9.Nb3 Qe3+ 10.Be2 Qxf4 11.Bg3 Qe3 12.Bxd6 Nc6 13.Rf1 Nxe4 14.Nxe4 Qxe4 15.Bxf8 Rxf8 16.Kf2 Bd7 17.Qxd7+ Kxd7 18.Nc5+ Ke7 19.Nxe4 f5 20.Nc5 1-0













(75) Alfred Beni - Mikhail Tal [B20]
Munich olm Munich olm, 1958

1.e4 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 e6 5.f4 d5 6.e5 Ng8 7.Nf3 Nge7 8.Be2 Nf5 9.0-0 Be7 10.Qe1 0-0 11.Nd1 dxc4 12.dxc4 Nb4 13.Qc3 Nd4 14.Bd3 b5 15.cxb5 Bb7 16.Bc4 Nd5 17.Qd2 Nb6 18.Be2 Qc7 19.Nxd4 cxd4 20.Bd3 Nd5 21.a3 a6 22.Qe2 axb5 23.Bxb5 Qb6 24.Kh1 Nb4 25.a4 d3 26.Qg4 Nc2 27.Rb1 Rfd8 28.Bd2 Qd4 29.Bc3 Qd5 30.Rf3 d2 31.f5 exf5 32.Qxf5 Ne1 33.Rg3 Nxg2 34.Kg1 Bc5+ 35.Kf1 Nf4 36.Rxg7+ Kf8 37.Qxf4 Qh1+ 38.Ke2 Qe1# 0-1













(76) Mikhail Tal - Harry Golombek [B12]
Munich olm Munich olm, 1958

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.c4 e6 5.Nc3 dxc4 6.Bxc4 Ne7 7.Nge2 Nd7 8.0-0 Nb6 9.Bb3 Qd7 10.a4 a5 11.Ng3 Bg6 12.Bc2 Bxc2 13.Qxc2 Ned5 14.Nce4 Nb4 15.Qe2 N6d5 16.f4 g6 17.Ra3 Be7 18.Bd2 Nc2 19.Rd3 Ndb4 20.Bxb4 Nxb4 21.Rdd1 Rd8 22.Kh1 h5 23.Nf6+ Bxf6 24.exf6 Kf8 25.Ne4 h4 26.Nc5 Qc8 27.f5 gxf5 28.Qe3 b6 29.Qg5 Rh7 30.Rf4 bxc5 31.Rxh4 Rxh4 32.Qg7+ Ke8 33.Qg8+ Kd7 34.Qxf7+ Kd6 35.Qe7+ 1-0













(77) Mikhail Tal - Oscar Panno [C92]
Portoroz izt 17, 1958

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Nd7 10.d4 Nb6 11.Be3 exd4 12.cxd4 Na5 13.Bc2 c5 14.e5 dxe5 15.Nxe5 Nbc4 16.Qd3 f5 17.Bb3 f4 18.Bd2 Nxb3 19.Nc6 Nxa1 20.Nxd8 Bf5 21.Qf3 Raxd8 22.Rxe7 Bxb1 23.Bxf4 Rxd4 24.Qg4 Bg6 25.Qe6+ Bf7 26.Qf5 Nc2 27.b3 Bg6 28.Rxg7+ Kxg7 29.Bh6+ Kxh6 30.Qxf8+ Kg5 31.bxc4 bxc4 32.g3 Be4 33.h4+ Kg4 34.Kh2 Bf5 35.Qf6 h6 36.Qe5 Re4 37.Qg7+ Kf3 38.Qc3+ Ne3 39.Kg1 Bg4 40.fxe3 h5 41.Qe1 Rxe3 42.Qf1+ Ke4 43.Qxc4+ Kf3 44.Qf1+ Ke4 45.Qxa6 Kd4 46.Qd6+ Kc4 47.a4 Re1+ 48.Kf2 Re2+ 49.Kf1 Ra2 50.Qa6+ Kd4 51.a5 c4 52.Qb6+ Kd5 53.a6 Ra1+ 54.Kf2 c3 55.a7 c2 56.Qb3+ Kd6 57.Qd3+ 1-0













(78) Aleksandar Matanovic - Mikhail Tal [B94]
Portoroz izt 4, 1958

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.Qd2 e6 9.0-0-0 b5 10.Bb3 Bb7 11.f3 Be7 12.Kb1 b4 13.Nd5 exd5 14.Nf5 Bf8 15.exd5 0-0-0 16.a3 h6 17.axb4 Qc7 18.Bf4 g6 19.Nxh6 Ne5 20.Bg5 Bxh6 21.Bxh6 Nc4 22.Bxc4 Qxc4 23.Bg7 Nxd5 24.b3 Qxb4 25.Qxb4 Nxb4 26.Bxh8 Rxh8 27.Rxd6 Nd5 28.c4 Ne3 29.Rf6 Nxg2 30.Rxf7 Rd8 31.Kc2 Nh4 32.Re1 Rd7 33.Re8+ Kc7 34.Ree7 Rxe7 35.Rxe7+ Kb6 36.f4 Ng2 37.Re6+ Ka7 38.Rf6 Be4+ 39.Kc3 a5 40.Kb2 a4 41.b4 Ne3 42.Re6 Nxc4+ 43.Kc3 Bd5 44.Rxg6 Nb6 45.h4 a3 46.b5 Bf7 47.Rg1 a2 48.Kb2 Kb8 49.Rg7 Bb3 50.Rg1 Bf7 51.Ka1 Kc8 52.Rg7 Be8 53.Rg5 Nd7 54.h5 Nf6 55.h6 Kc7 56.Rg7+ Kb6 57.Re7 1-0













(79) Mikhail Tal - Miroslav Filip [C98]
Portoroz izt 5, 1958

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 Nc6 13.dxc5 dxc5 14.Nf1 Bd6 15.Nh4 Ne7 16.Qf3 Rd8 17.Ne3 Qb7 18.g4 c4 19.Nef5 Nxf5 20.Nxf5 Bxf5 21.gxf5 Kh8 22.Kh2 h6 23.Rg1 Qe7 24.Bd2 Bc5 25.Rad1 Rd7 26.Qg3 Qf8 27.Kh1 Rad8 28.Bxh6 gxh6 29.Qxe5 Be7 30.Rd4 Rxd4 31.cxd4 Kh7 32.Rd1 Ne8 33.f6 Nxf6 34.Qf5+ Kh8 35.e5 Qg7 36.exf6 Bxf6 37.Rg1 Bg5 38.f4 1-0













(80) Mikhail Tal - Geza Fuster [B17]
Portoroz izt 9, 1958

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Bc4 Bf5 8.Qe2 e6 9.Bg5 Be7 10.0-0-0 h6 11.Bh4 Ne4 12.g4 Bh7 13.Bg3 Nxg3 14.fxg3 Qc7 15.Ne5 Bd6 16.h4 f6 17.Bxe6 fxe5 18.dxe5 Be7 19.Rhf1 Rf8 20.Rxf8+ Bxf8 21.Qf3 Qe7 22.Qb3 Rb8 23.Bd7+ Qxd7 24.Rxd7 Kxd7 25.Qf7+ Be7 26.e6+ Kd8 27.Qxg7 1-0













(81) Mikhail Tal - Janis Kliavin [B67]
Riga Riga, 1958

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f4 h6 10.Bh4 Nxe4 11.Qe1 Nf6 12.Nf5 Qa5 13.Nxd6+ Bxd6 14.Rxd6 Ne7 15.Rd1 Ng6 16.Ne4 Qxe1 17.Nd6+ Ke7 18.Bxe1 Nd5 19.Nxb7 Ngxf4 20.g3 Ng6 21.Bg2 Rhb8 22.Rxd5 Bc6 23.Bb4+ Ke8 24.Rd8+ Rxd8 25.Bxc6+ 1-0













(82) Mikhail Tal - Semyon Abramovich Furman [C60]
Riga URS ch 16, 1958

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.e5 Ne4 6.Qe2 Nc5 7.0-0 Be7 8.Rd1 0-0 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.Nxd4 Qe8 11.Nc3 f6 12.Nf5 Bd8 13.Qc4+ Ne6 14.Nd4 fxe5 15.Nxe6 d5 16.Nxc7 Qf7 17.N7xd5 cxd5 18.Nxd5 Qxf2+ 19.Kh1 Be6 20.Be3 Qf7 21.Qe4 Rc8 22.c3 Re8 23.Rd2 Rb8 24.Rad1 Bf5 25.Qa4 Bb6 26.Rf1 Qh5 27.Bxb6 axb6 28.Rdf2 Bd3 29.g4 Qh4 30.Nxb6 Bxf1 31.Rxf1 Rf8 32.Qc4+ Kh8 33.Nd7 Rxf1+ 34.Qxf1 Re8 35.Nxe5 Qe7 36.Nf3 Qe4 37.Kg2 Qxg4+ 38.Kf2 1-0













(83) Yuri Averbakh - Mikhail Tal [A76]
Riga URS ch 4, 1958

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Be2 Bg7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.0-0 Re8 10.Qc2 Na6 11.Bf4 Nb4 12.Qb1 Nxe4 13.Nxe4 Bf5 14.Nfd2 Nxd5 15.Bxd6 Nf6 16.Bf3 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 Bxe4 18.Bxe4 Qxd6 19.Qc2 Re7 20.Bf3 Rae8 21.Rad1 Bd4 22.a4 b6 23.b3 Re5 24.Rd2 h5 25.Re2 Rxe2 26.Bxe2 h4 27.Kh1 Qf4 28.g3 Qf6 29.Qd1 Rd8 30.Bg4 Bxf2 31.Qe2 Rd2 32.Qe8+ Kg7 33.gxh4 Qd4 34.Bh3 Qd3 35.Bg2 Rd1 0-1













(84) Janis Kliavin - Mikhail Tal [B90]
URS URS, 1958

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.f4 b5 10.a3 Nbd7 11.Be3 Bb7 12.Bxe6 fxe6 13.Nxe6 Qe8 14.Qd4 Rc8 15.Rae1 Rc4 16.Qa7 Qc8 17.Nxf8 Bxf8 18.Bd4 d5 19.Kh1 dxe4 20.Rd1 Qc6 21.b3 Rxc3 22.Bxc3 e3 23.Rf3 e2 0-1













(85) Mikhail Tal - Iivo Nei [C02]
URS URS, 1958

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bd7 8.0-0 Nxd4 9.Nxd4 Qxd4 10.Nc3 Qxe5 11.Re1 Qd6 12.Nb5 Qb8 13.Qf3 Bd6 14.Qxd5 Bxh2+ 15.Kh1 Bc6 16.Qg5 Nf6 17.f4 h6 18.Qxg7 Rg8 19.Rxe6+ fxe6 20.Bg6+ Kd8 21.Qxf6+ 1-0













(86) Milko Bobotsov - Mikhail Tal [E81]
Varna 02, 1958

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.Qd2 a6 9.0-0-0 Qa5 10.Kb1 b5 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.Qxa5 Nxe3 13.Rc1 Nxc4 14.Rxc4 bxc4 15.Nc1 Rb8 16.Bxc4 Nb6 17.Bb3 Bxd4 18.Qd2 Bg7 19.Ne2 c4 20.Bc2 c3 21.Qd3 cxb2 22.Nd4 Bd7 23.Rd1 Rfc8 24.Bb3 Na4 25.Bxa4 Bxa4 26.Nb3 Rc3 27.Qxa6 Bxb3 28.axb3 Rbc8 29.Qa3 Rc1+ 30.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 0-1













(87) Gheorghe Mititelu - Mikhail Tal [E46]
Varna 02, 1958

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Nge2 d5 6.a3 Be7 7.cxd5 exd5 8.g3 c6 9.Bg2 a5 10.0-0 Na6 11.f3 c5 12.Kh1 Nc7 13.Qc2 Be6 14.Rd1 Rc8 15.dxc5 Bxc5 16.e4 Re8 17.Bg5 Ng4 18.fxg4 Qxg5 19.exd5 Bxg4 20.d6 Bxe2 21.Nxe2 Bxd6 22.Rxd6 Nb5 23.Qd2 Qg4 24.Nc3 Nxd6 25.Qxd6 Rcd8 26.Qc7 h5 27.Rf1 Rd7 28.Qxa5 h4 29.gxh4 Rd2 30.Bd5 Kh8 31.Qb4 Qh3 32.Qf4 Rxh2+ 33.Kg1 Rc2 34.Nd1 Re6 35.h5 Rf6 36.Qb8+ Rc8 37.Bg2 Rxf1+ 0-1













(88) Mikhail Tal - Burkhard G J Malich [B67]
Varna 05, 1958

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f4 b5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.f5 Nxd4 12.Qxd4 Bh6+ 13.Kb1 Bf4 14.Ne2 Be5 15.Qd2 Qc7 16.g3 Rc8 17.Bh3 Qc4 18.Nf4 Ke7 19.fxe6 Bxe6 20.Nd5+ Bxd5 21.exd5 Rc5 22.Rhe1 a5 23.Bf5 Qb4 24.Rxe5+ fxe5 25.Qg5+ Kf8 26.Qf6 Rg8 27.Be6 1-0













(89) Robert James Fischer - Mikhail Tal [B90]
Yugoslavia ct Rd: 21 Yugoslavia ct Rd: 21, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.f4 0-0 9.Qf3 Qc7 10.0-0 b5 11.f5 b4 12.Na4 e5 13.Ne2 Bb7 14.Ng3 Nbd7 15.Be3 Bc6 16.Bf2 Qb7 17.Rfe1 d5 18.exd5 Nxd5 19.Ne4 Nf4 20.c4 g6 21.fxg6 f5 22.g7 Kxg7 23.Qg3+ Kh8 24.Nec5 Nxc5 25.Bxc5 Bxc5+ 26.Nxc5 Qc7 27.Qe3 Rae8 28.Re2 Nxe2+ 29.Qxe2 Bxg2 30.Nxa6 Qa7+ 31.Kxg2 Rg8+ 32.Kh3 Qg7 33.Bd1 Re6 0-1













(90) Mikhail Tal - Robert James Fischer [E93]
Yugoslavia ct Rd: 3 Yugoslavia ct Rd: 3, 1959

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Nf3 e5 7.d5 Nbd7 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 a6 10.0-0 Qe8 11.Nd2 Nh7 12.b4 Bf6 13.Bxf6 Nhxf6 14.Nb3 Qe7 15.Qd2 Kh7 16.Qe3 Ng8 17.c5 f5 18.exf5 gxf5 19.f4 exf4 20.Qxf4 dxc5 21.Bd3 cxb4 22.Rae1 Qf6 23.Re6 Qxc3 24.Bxf5+ Rxf5 25.Qxf5+ Kh8 26.Rf3 Qb2 27.Re8 Ndf6 28.Qxf6+ Qxf6 29.Rxf6 Kg7 30.Rff8 Ne7 31.Na5 h5 32.h4 Rb8 33.Nc4 b5 34.Ne5 1-0













(91) Paul Keres - Mikhail Tal [B42]
JUG ct JUG ct, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nxc6 dxc6 7.0-0 e5 8.Nd2 Qc7 9.a4 Nf6 10.Qf3 Bc5 11.Nc4 0-0 12.Ne3 Re8 13.Bc4 Be6 14.Bxe6 Rxe6 15.Nf5 g6 16.Nh6+ Kg7 17.Rd1 Rd8 18.Rxd8 Qxd8 19.Bg5 Qd4 20.h4 Qxb2 21.Rd1 Bd4 22.Rd3 Qxc2 23.Rxd4 exd4 24.e5 Kf8 25.exf6 Qc3 26.Qg4 Qe1+ 27.Kh2 Qxf2 28.Qh3 Qe1 29.Qb3 b5 30.axb5 cxb5 31.Qa3+ b4 32.Qb3 Qe5+ 33.Kh1 Qe1+ 34.Kh2 Qe5+ 35.Kh1 Qd6 36.Kg1 d3 37.Qd1 Qc5+ 38.Kh1 Qc2 39.Qf3 d2 40.Bxd2 Qxd2 0-1













(92) Nezhmetdinov - Mikhail Tal [B43]
Moscow tt Moscow tt, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Be3 Nf6 8.0-0 Ne5 9.h3 b5 10.f4 Nc4 11.Bxc4 Qxc4 12.Qd3 d5 13.exd5 Qxd3 14.cxd3 b4 15.Ne4 Nxd5 16.Bd2 a5 17.Rac1 Ba6 18.Rfe1 g6 19.f5 Bg7 20.f6 Nxf6 21.Nd6+ Ke7 22.Nxf7 Kxf7 23.Rc7+ Kg8 24.Nxe6 Ne8 25.Rd7 Bf6 26.Rf1 Ng7 27.Rxf6 Nxe6 28.Rxe6 Bb5 29.Rc7 h5 30.Rxg6+ Kf8 31.Bh6+ Ke8 32.Re6+ Kd8 33.Rc5 Kd7 34.Rb6 Bxd3 35.Bf4 Rhf8 36.Rd6+ Ke7 37.Rc7+ Ke8 38.Bg5 Rf1+ 39.Kh2 Bb1 40.Rh6 1-0













(93) Mikhail Tal - Lev Polugaevsky [B94]
Tbilisi ch-SU Tbilisi ch-SU, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.Qd2 e6 9.0-0 Be7 10.Rad1 Nc5 11.Rfe1 Bd7 12.a3 Qc7 13.b4 Na4 14.Nxa4 Bxa4 15.Bxe6 fxe6 16.Nxe6 Qxc2 17.Qd4 Kf7 18.Rc1 Qa2 19.e5 dxe5 20.Qxe5 Qxf2+ 21.Kxf2 Ng4+ 22.Kg1 Nxe5 23.Rxe5 Bxg5 24.Nxg5+ Kg6 25.Ne6 Rhe8 26.Re3 Rac8 27.Rf1 Bb5 28.Rg3+ Kh6 29.Nxg7 Rf8 30.Re1 Rf6 31.h3 Rc2 32.Re4 Rc4 33.Re5 Rc1+ 34.Kh2 1-0













(94) Mikhail Tal - Vasily Smyslov [B84]
ct, Bled ct, Bled (22), 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be2 a6 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.f4 b5 9.Bf3 Bb7 10.a3 Qc7 11.Qe1 Be7 12.Kh1 Rb8 13.b3 0-0 14.Bb2 Rfe8 15.Qg3 Bf8 16.Rae1 e5 17.Nf5 Kh8 18.Qh4 exf4 19.Qxf4 Ne5 20.Re3 g6 21.Nh6 Bg7 22.Nd5 Nxd5 23.exd5 f6 24.Be4 g5 25.Qf5 Bxh6 26.Qxf6+ Bg7 27.Qf5 Ng6 28.Rh3 Bxb2 29.Qxg6 Re7 30.Rh6 Rg8 31.Qf5 Bc8 32.Qf3 g4 33.Qd3 Be5 34.c4 bxc4 35.bxc4 Reg7 36.c5 dxc5 37.d6 Qa7 38.Bd5 Rd8 39.Qe4 Bd4 40.Qf4 Rgd7 41.Rf6 1-0













(95) Boris Spassky - Mikhail Tal [C92]
Moskva tt Moskva tt, 1959

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nd7 10.d4 Nb6 11.Nbd2 exd4 12.cxd4 d5 13.Bc2 Be6 14.e5 Qd7 15.Nb3 Bf5 16.Bg5 Bb4 17.Re2 Rfe8 18.Rc1 Nc4 19.Na1 Bxc2 20.Qxc2 Re6 21.Qf5 h6 22.Bf4 Rf8 23.b3 f6 24.Qg4 f5 25.Qh5 Nd6 26.Nc2 Ne4 27.Nxb4 Nxb4 28.Ne1 c5 29.Rb2 cxd4 30.Qd1 g5 31.Bh2 Rc8 32.Rxc8+ Qxc8 33.f3 Qc3 34.fxe4 Qxb2 35.exf5 Rc6 36.Bg3 d3 37.Qh5 d2 38.Qe8+ Kg7 39.Qe7+ Kh8 40.f6 dxe1Q+ 41.Bxe1 1-0













(96) Mikhail Tal - Pal Benko [B27]
Bled Bled, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.d5 d6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bb5+ Nbd7 7.a4 0-0 8.0-0 a6 9.Be2 Rb8 10.Re1 Ne8 11.Bf4 Nc7 12.Bf1 b5 13.Qd2 Re8 14.h3 Nf6 15.Rad1 Bd7 16.e5 b4 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.Rxe4 Bxa4 19.Bh6 Bh8 20.Rde1 f6 21.e6 f5 22.Rh4 Bxb2 23.Bf8 Rxf8 24.Qh6 Rf7 25.exf7+ Kxf7 26.Qxh7+ Bg7 27.Rh6 Qg8 28.Qxg6+ Kf8 29.Ng5 Qxd5 30.Rh8+ 1-0













(97) Fridrik Olafsson - Mikhail Tal [B41]
Bled ct 11, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Nde2 Qc7 9.0-0 Ne5 10.f4 Nxc4 11.Kh1 Be7 12.b3 Nb6 13.e5 Nfd5 14.Ne4 f5 15.exf6 Nxf6 16.N2g3 Nbd5 17.Bb2 0-0 18.Rc1 Qd8 19.Qe2 b5 20.Nxf6+ Bxf6 21.Qh5 g6 22.Bxg6 Qe7 23.Bxf6 Nxf6 24.Qf3 Rb8 25.Bd3 Bb7 26.Qe2 Kh8 27.Rce1 Rbe8 28.Nf5 Qb4 29.Qb2 Rc8 30.Ng3 Qc3 31.Qe2 Rg8 32.Ne4 Qd4 33.Ng5 Rg7 34.Qe3 Qxe3 35.Rxe3 Rc3 36.Rh3 b4 37.Kg1 e5 38.Rg3 e4 39.Bc4 d5 40.Be2 d4 41.Bc4 e3 42.Rd1 Bd5 43.Bf1 Re7 44.Be2 d3 45.Bxd3 Rxd3 46.Rxd3 e2 47.Rge3 e1Q+ 48.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 49.Kf2 Ra1 50.Rd2 h6 51.Ke3 Re1+ 52.Kf2 Re7 53.Kf1 hxg5 54.fxg5 Ng4 55.h3 Ne3+ 56.Kf2 Bxg2 57.Rd4 a5 58.h4 Kg7 59.h5 Nf5 60.Rc4 Rd7 61.Rc5 Be4 62.Re5 Re7 63.Rxa5 Rc7 64.Ra6 Rc2+ 65.Ke1 Nd4 66.Ra7+ Kf8 67.g6 Nf3+ 68.Kd1 Rd2+ 69.Kc1 Rh2 70.Rf7+ Ke8 71.Kd1 Bd3 0-1













(98) Mikhail Tal - Fridrik Olafsson [C92]
Bled ct 18, 1959

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nd7 10.d4 Nb6 11.Nbd2 exd4 12.cxd4 d5 13.Bc2 Be6 14.e5 Qd7 15.Nb3 Na4 16.Bg5 Nb4 17.Bxe7 Qxe7 18.Qb1 h6 19.Rc1 Rac8 20.Bh7+ Kh8 21.Nc5 g6 22.Bxg6 Nxc5 23.Rxc5 fxg6 24.Qxg6 Rf7 25.Qxh6+ Rh7 26.Qf6+ Qxf6 27.exf6 Nd3 28.Rc6 Bd7 29.Rxa6 Rg8 30.h4 Nf4 31.g3 Nh3+ 32.Kg2 Bg4 33.Ne5 Nf4+ 34.Kh2 Be6 35.Re1 Bf5 36.f7 Rf8 37.gxf4 Rxh4+ 38.Kg3 Rh3+ 39.Kg2 Kg7 40.Re3 Rh5 41.Rg3+ Kh7 42.Rg5 1-0













(99) Svetozar Gligoric - Mikhail Tal [A78]
Bled ct 23, 1959

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.Be2 0-0 9.0-0 Re8 10.Nd2 Na6 11.Rb1 Bd7 12.Re1 Rb8 13.b3 b5 14.Bb2 Nc7 15.Qc2 Qe7 16.Nd1 Bh6 17.f3 Nh5 18.Nf1 Nxd5 19.exd5 Bf5 20.Qc3 Bg7 21.Qc1 Bxb1 22.Bxg7 Kxg7 23.Qxb1 Nf4 24.Nde3 Qe5 25.Bxb5 Rxb5 26.Nf5+ gxf5 27.Rxe5 Rxe5 28.g3 Ne2+ 29.Kf2 Kg8 30.Ne3 Nd4 31.f4 Re4 32.g4 Rxf4+ 33.Kg2 fxg4 34.Nc4 Nf3 35.Qc1 Rf6 36.Qe3 Kf8 37.Qe4 Rb8 38.Qxh7 Re8 39.Qh8+ Ke7 40.Qg7 Nh4+ 41.Kg1 Nf3+ 42.Kg2 Rg6 43.Qc3 Nd4 44.b4 Kf8 45.Ne3 g3 46.h3 Rf6 0-1













(100) Mikhail Tal - Fridrik Olafsson [B96]
Bled ct 4, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 h6 8.Bh4 Qb6 9.a3 Nc6 10.Bf2 Qc7 11.Qf3 Be7 12.0-0-0 Bd7 13.g4 g5 14.Nxc6 Bxc6 15.fxg5 hxg5 16.Bd4 Rh6 17.h4 Nd7 18.h5 Qa5 19.Be2 b5 20.Rhf1 f6 21.Na2 Qc7 22.Qb3 Kf7 23.Qe3 Rg8 24.Kb1 Ne5 25.Nc3 Kg7 26.Rd2 Rb8 27.Rfd1 Be8 28.Na2 a5 29.Qc3 Qxc3 30.Bxc3 Ra8 31.b4 Bc6 32.bxa5 Bxe4 33.Bb4 Kf7 34.Nc3 Bc6 35.Nxb5 Bxb5 36.Bxb5 d5 37.c4 Rb8 38.a6 Rhh8 39.Ka2 Bxb4 40.axb4 dxc4 41.Rd7+ Nxd7 42.Rxd7+ Kf8 43.a7 1-0













(101) Aarne Ilmari Niemela - Mikhail Tal [A69]
Riga Riga, 1959

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.Be2 Re8 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Ng4 12.e6 fxe6 13.0-0 exd5 14.Nxd5 Be6 15.Bc4 Ne5 16.Bg5 Nxf3+ 17.Qxf3 Qxg5 18.Rae1 Rf8 19.Rxe6 Bd4+ 20.Kh1 Rxf3 21.Re8+ Kg7 22.Rxf3 Qc1+ 23.Bf1 Nc6 24.Rxa8 Ne5 25.Rff8 Ng4 26.Rf3 Nf2+ 27.Kg1 Ne4+ 0-1













(102) Mikhail Tal - Dauga [E85]
Riga Riga, 1959

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 Bg7 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.Nge2 Ne8 8.Qd2 f5 9.exf5 Bxf5 10.d5 c6 11.Ng3 Nd7 12.Nge4 Ndf6 13.Bd3 cxd5 14.cxd5 Bxe4 15.Bxe4 Qa5 16.0-0 Rf7 17.Rfd1 Rc8 18.Qd3 a6 19.a3 b5 20.Rdc1 Qd8 21.a4 b4 22.Na2 Nxe4 23.fxe4 a5 24.Rc6 Rxc6 25.dxc6 Nc7 26.Rd1 Bf8 27.Qc4 Kg7 28.Nc1 Qc8 29.b3 Qg4 30.Ne2 Ne6 31.h3 Qh5 32.Qxe6 Qxe2 33.Bh6+ Kg8 34.Ra1 Bxh6 35.c7 Kg7 36.c8Q Be3+ 37.Kh2 Qf2 38.Qec4 Rf3 39.Qg4 Bf4+ 40.Kh1 1-0













(103) Mikhail Tal - Wolfgang Pietzsch [E93]
Riga Riga, 1959

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Nf3 e5 7.d5 Nbd7 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 a5 10.Nd2 c6 11.0-0 g5 12.Bg3 cxd5 13.cxd5 Nc5 14.Rc1 Bd7 15.f3 b5 16.Bf2 Rb8 17.Nb3 Na6 18.a3 Nh5 19.Nd2 Nf4 20.a4 Nxe2+ 21.Qxe2 Nc7 22.b3 bxa4 23.bxa4 Bc8 24.Nc4 Ba6 25.Qa2 Rb4 26.Nxa5 Bxf1 27.Nc6 Bc4 28.Qd2 Qd7 29.Nxb4 Ne8 30.Nd1 1-0













(104) Janis Kliavin - Mikhail Tal [B99]
Riga 13, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 10.Be2 h6 11.Bh4 b5 12.e5 Bb7 13.exf6 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Bxf6 15.Bxf6 Rc8 16.Bxg7 Rh7 17.Bh5 Rxg7 18.Nxe6 Qc4 19.Rhe1 Rxg2 20.Rxd6 Ke7 21.Rd4 Qxe6 22.Nd5+ Kf8 23.Rxe6 Rcxc2+ 24.Kd1 Rxb2 25.Re2 Rg1+ 26.Re1 Rb1+ 27.Kd2 Rbxe1 28.Ne3 Nb6 29.Rd6 Rxe3 30.Kxe3 Nc4+ 31.Kf2 Nxd6 32.Kxg1 Ne4 33.Bf3 Nc3 34.Bb7 a5 35.Ba6 b4 36.Bc4 a4 37.Kf2 Nxa2 38.Ke3 Nc3 39.Kd3 Ke7 40.Ba6 Kd6 41.Kc4 a3 42.Kb3 Kc5 43.f5 a2 44.Kb2 b3 45.f6 Kb4 0-1













(105) Eduard Gufeld - Mikhail Tal [C77]
Tbilisi URS ch 11, 1959

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.d3 Nd7 7.Nbd2 Be7 8.Nc4 Bf6 9.Qe2 c5 10.Bd2 0-0 11.g4 b5 12.Ne3 g6 13.h4 Nb8 14.0-0-0 Nc6 15.Rdg1 Be6 16.Kb1 Nb4 17.Bxb4 cxb4 18.g5 Bg7 19.Ng4 f5 20.gxf6 Bxg4 21.Rxg4 Qxf6 22.Rh3 a5 23.h5 Ra6 24.hxg6 hxg6 25.Rg2 b3 26.axb3 a4 27.Nh4 axb3 28.Rxg6 Rfa8 29.cxb3 Qf7 30.Rxg7+ Kxg7 31.Nf5+ Kg8 32.Qg4+ Rg6 33.Ne7+ Kg7 34.Nxg6 Qxb3 35.Nxe5+ Kf6 36.Qg6+ Kxe5 37.d4+ 1-0













(106) Evgeni Vasiukov - Mikhail Tal [B43]
Tbilisi URS ch 13, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.a3 b5 7.g3 Bb7 8.Bg2 Nc6 9.0-0 Nf6 10.Nde2 Be7 11.b3 0-0 12.Bb2 Rfd8 13.h3 Rac8 14.Kh2 d5 15.exd5 Ne5 16.Qd4 Ng6 17.Rad1 exd5 18.b4 Ne8 19.f4 Bf6 20.Qf2 Qc4 21.Nd4 Nd6 22.Rfe1 h5 23.h4 Ne4 24.Nxe4 dxe4 25.c3 Ne7 26.Rc1 Re8 27.Bxe4 Bxe4 28.Rxe4 Nf5 29.Ree1 Nh6 30.Kg1 Ng4 31.Qd2 Rcd8 32.Rxe8+ Rxe8 33.Re1 Rc8 34.Re4 Qa2 35.Qe2 Bxd4+ 36.Rxd4 Rxc3 37.Rd8+ Kh7 38.Qe4+ g6 39.Rh8+ Kxh8 40.Qd4+ Kg8 41.Qxc3 Qb1+ 42.Kg2 Qe4+ 43.Kg1 Qe3+ 44.Qxe3 Nxe3 45.Bc1 Nf5 46.Kf2 f6 47.Kf3 Kf7 48.Bb2 Ke6 49.Bc3 Nd6 50.Ke3 Kd5 51.Bxf6 Ne4 52.Bd8 Nxg3 53.Kd3 Nf5 54.Bf6 Nd6 55.Bb2 Ke6 56.Bc3 Kf5 57.Kd4 Kg4 58.Be1 Nf5+ 59.Kc5 Nxh4 60.Kb6 Nf3 61.Bf2 h4 62.Bxh4 Kxh4 63.Kxa6 Nd4 64.Kb6 Kg4 65.Kc5 Nc2 66.Kxb5 Nxa3+ 67.Ka4 Nc4 68.b5 Kxf4 69.Kb4 Nb6 70.Kc5 Nc8 0-1













(107) Mikhail Tal - Bukhuti Gurgenidze [B36]
Tbilisi URS ch 14, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6 8.Be2 Bg7 9.Be3 0-0 10.Qd2 Ng4 11.Bd4 Bh6 12.Qd1 Ne5 13.Nd5 e6 14.Ne3 Nc6 15.Ng4 Bg7 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Qd2 e5 18.Ne3 Be6 19.0-0 Qa5 20.Qxa5 Nxa5 21.Rad1 Rad8 22.Rd2 Nc6 23.Bg4 f5 24.exf5 gxf5 25.Bh3 Kf6 26.f4 e4 27.Rfd1 Ke7 28.g3 h5 29.Rd5 Bxd5 30.Rxd5 Nb4 31.Rb5 Nd3 32.Rxb7+ Ke6 33.b3 Rf7 34.Rb5 Rdf8 35.Kf1 Nc5 36.b4 Nd3 37.a3 h4 38.Ke2 hxg3 39.hxg3 Nb2 40.g4 fxg4 41.Bxg4+ Kf6 42.Rg5 Ke7 43.Rg6 Rh8 44.Kd2 Rh2+ 45.Kc3 Nd3 46.Nd5+ Kf8 47.Be6 Rg7 48.Rf6+ Ke8 49.Bf5 Ne1 50.Rxd6 Rg3+ 51.Kd4 e3 52.Re6+ Kf7 53.Rxe3 Rxe3 54.Nxe3 Nf3+ 55.Ke4 Nh4 56.Bd7 Ng6 57.c5 Rf2 58.f5 Nf8 59.Bb5 Nh7 60.Bc4+ Ke8 61.c6 Nf6+ 62.Ke5 Ke7 63.c7 Nd7+ 64.Kd4 Rf4+ 65.Kc3 Nb6 66.c8Q Rxc4+ 67.Qxc4 1-0













(108) Aleksander S Nikitin - Mikhail Tal [B94]
Tbilisi URS ch 17, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.Qd2 e6 9.0-0 h6 10.Bh4 Be7 11.Rae1 Ne5 12.Bb3 g5 13.Bg3 Bd7 14.f4 gxf4 15.Bxf4 Qc7 16.Nf3 0-0-0 17.Kh1 Rhg8 18.Be3 Bc6 19.Qd4 Rg6 20.Re2 Rdg8 21.Qa7 Nxe4 22.Bb6 Nxc3 23.Bxc7 Nxe2 24.Bb6 Rxg2 25.Ba4 Rg1+ 26.Bxg1 Rxg1+ 27.Qxg1 Bxf3+ 28.Rxf3 Nxg1 29.Rc3+ Kd8 30.Kxg1 d5 31.Rg3 Bg5 32.b4 b5 33.Bb3 f5 34.c3 Ke7 35.a4 f4 36.Rh3 Nc4 37.axb5 axb5 38.Kf2 Kd6 39.Ke2 e5 40.Bxc4 bxc4 41.Rh5 e4 42.h4 f3+ 43.Kd1 Bf4 44.Rf5 0-1













(109) Mikhail Tal - Vasily Smyslov [B10]
YUG ct YUG ct, 1959

1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 e5 4.Ngf3 Nd7 5.d4 dxe4 6.Nxe4 exd4 7.Qxd4 Ngf6 8.Bg5 Be7 9.0-0-0 0-0 10.Nd6 Qa5 11.Bc4 b5 12.Bd2 Qa6 13.Nf5 Bd8 14.Qh4 bxc4 15.Qg5 Nh5 16.Nh6+ Kh8 17.Qxh5 Qxa2 18.Bc3 Nf6 19.Qxf7 Qa1+ 20.Kd2 Rxf7 21.Nxf7+ Kg8 22.Rxa1 Kxf7 23.Ne5+ Ke6 24.Nxc6 Ne4+ 25.Ke3 Bb6+ 26.Bd4 1-0













(110) Josef Kupper - Mikhail Tal [B96]
Zurich Zurich, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 b5 8.Qf3 Bb7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 10.Bd3 Be7 11.Rhe1 Qb6 12.Nce2 Nc5 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.g4 Na4 15.c3 b4 16.Bc2 Nxb2 17.Kxb2 bxc3+ 18.Kxc3 0-0 19.Rb1 Qa5+ 20.Kd3 Rac8 21.Qf2 Ba8 22.Rb3 e5 23.g5 exd4 24.Nxd4 Bxd4 0-1













(111) Mikhail Tal - Dieter Keller [D44]
Zurich Zurich, 1959

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.d4 c6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.a4 Qb6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.Be2 a6 10.0-0 Bb7 11.d5 cxd5 12.exd5 b4 13.a5 Qc7 14.dxe6 bxc3 15.Nd4 Rg8 16.Qa4+ Kd8 17.g3 Bd5 18.Rfd1 Kc8 19.bxc3 Bc5 20.e7 Nc6 21.Bg4+ Kb7 22.Nb5 Qe5 23.Re1 Be4 24.Rab1 Rxg4 25.Rxe4 Qxe4 26.Nd6+ Kc7 27.Nxe4 Rxe4 28.Qd1 Re5 29.Rb7+ Kxb7 30.Qd7+ Kb8 31.e8Q+ Rxe8 32.Qxe8+ Kb7 33.Qd7+ Kb8 34.Qxc6 1-0













(112) Josef Kupper - Mikhail Tal [B96]
Zurich 2, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 b5 8.Qf3 Bb7 9.Bd3 Be7 10.0-0-0 Qb6 11.Rhe1 Nbd7 12.Nce2 Nc5 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.g4 Na4 15.c3 b4 16.Bc2 Nxb2 17.Kxb2 bxc3+ 18.Kxc3 0-0 19.Rb1 Qa5+ 20.Kd3 Rac8 21.Qf2 Ba8 22.Rb3 e5 23.g5 exd4 24.Nxd4 Bxd4 0-1













(113) Mikhail Tal - Erwin Nievergelt [B63]
Zurich 5, 1959

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 h6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.0-0-0 a6 10.f4 Bd7 11.Be2 h5 12.Kb1 Qb6 13.Nb3 0-0-0 14.Rhf1 Be7 15.Rf3 Rdg8 16.Bf1 Kb8 17.Rd3 Bc8 18.a3 h4 19.Qe1 Rg4 20.Nd5 exd5 21.exd5 Ne5 22.fxe5 fxe5 23.Na5 Bd8 24.Nc6+ Ka8 25.Rb3 Qc7 26.Rc3 bxc6 27.Rxc6 Qb7 28.Rxd6 Ra4 29.Rd3 Bc7 30.Rf6 Bd8 31.Rc6 e4 32.Rb3 Ba5 33.Qe3 Qa7 34.Qh6 Rd8 35.Bxa6 Bd2 36.Qf6 Qd7 37.Bxc8 1-0













(114) Mikhail Tal - J Van Eijbergen [C70]
Amsterdam Simul Amsterdam, 1959

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Bb7 6.0-0 g5 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Qf6 10.e5 Qc6 11.Qg4 Nh6 12.Qg3 Nf5 13.Qxg5 Be7 14.Qg4 Nh4 15.f3 0-0-0 16.Bxf7 h5 17.Qh3 Rh7 18.e6 Rg7 19.Rf2 Bc5 20.Qxh4 Qxf3 0-1













(115) Mikhail Tal - Mikhail Botvinnik [A07]
Russia Match, Moscow (11), 12.01.1960

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.0-0 0-0 5.c4 c6 6.b3 Ne4 7.d4 d5 8.Bb2 Be6 9.Nbd2 Nxd2 10.Qxd2 Na6 11.Rac1 Qd6 12.Ne5 Rfd8 13.Rfd1 Rac8 14.Qa5 dxc4 15.Nxc4 Qc7 16.Qe1 Qb8 17.e4 Bxc4 18.Rxc4 Nc7 19.Bh3 e6 20.Bc1 Qa8 21.Bg5 Re8 22.Qd2 f5 23.Bh6 Bxh6 24.Qxh6 Re7 25.Re1 Rf8 26.Rc5 Qd8 27.Re5 Rg7 28.Qd2 Qd6 29.Bf1 Rd7 30.exf5 Rxf5 31.R5e4 Rf6 32.h4 Kg7 33.h5 gxh5 34.Rh4 Kg8 35.Bd3 Rg7 36.Re5 Rff7 37.Qh6 Qe7 38.Rexh5 Nd5 39.Qd2 Nf6 40.Rh6 Qd6 41.Rf4 Qf8 42.Qe3 Nd5 43.Rxf7 Qxf7 44.Qe5 Nc7 45.Qc5 Qf3 46.Bxh7+ Rxh7 47.Qg5+ Kh8 48.Qd8+ Kg7 49.Rxh7+ Kxh7 50.Qxc7+ Kg6 51.Qxb7 Qe4 52.Qa6 Qb1+ 53.Kg2 Qe4+ 54.Kf1 Qb1+ 55.Ke2 Qc2+ 56.Kf3 Qf5+ 57.Ke3 Qg5+ 58.Ke2 Qh5+ 59.Kd2 Kf6 60.Qxc6 Qa5+ 61.Qc3 Qxa2+ 62.Ke3 Kf7 63.d5 exd5 64.Qc7+ Ke6 65.Qc6+ Ke7 66.Qxd5 Qa1 67.Qe4+ Kf7 68.Kf4 Qc1+ 69.Kg4 Qa1 70.Qd5+ Kf8 71.Kf5 Qb1+ 72.Kf6 1-0













(116) Mikhail Botvinnik - Mikhail Tal [E69]
Russia Match, Moscow (6), 07.01.1960

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.d4 d6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.e4 c6 9.h3 Qb6 10.d5 cxd5 11.cxd5 Nc5 12.Ne1 Bd7 13.Nd3 Nxd3 14.Qxd3 Rfc8 15.Rb1 Nh5 16.Be3 Qb4 17.Qe2 Rc4 18.Rfc1 Rac8 19.Kh2 f5 20.exf5 Bxf5 21.Ra1 Nf4 22.gxf4 exf4 23.Bd2 Qxb2 24.Rab1 f3 25.Rxb2 fxe2 26.Rb3 Rd4 27.Be1 Be5+ 28.Kg1 Bf4 29.Nxe2 Rxc1 30.Nxd4 Rxe1+ 31.Bf1 Be4 32.Ne2 Be5 33.f4 Bf6 34.Rxb7 Bxd5 35.Rc7 Bxa2 36.Rxa7 Bc4 37.Ra8+ Kf7 38.Ra7+ Ke6 39.Ra3 d5 40.Kf2 Bh4+ 41.Kg2 Kd6 42.Ng3 Bxg3 43.Bxc4 dxc4 44.Kxg3 Kd5 45.Ra7 c3 46.Rc7 Kd4 47.Rd7+ 0-1













(117) Mikhail Tal - Mikhail Botvinnik [B18]
Russia Match, Moscow (7), 08.01.1960

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.N1e2 Nd7 7.h4 h6 8.Nf4 Bh7 9.Bc4 e5 10.Qe2 Qe7 11.dxe5 Qxe5 12.Be3 Bc5 13.Bxc5 Qxe2+ 14.Kxe2 Nxc5 15.Rhe1 Nf6 16.b4 Ncd7 17.Kf1+ Kf8 18.Bb3 g5 19.hxg5 hxg5 20.Nh3 Rg8 21.Red1 a5 22.bxa5 Rxa5 23.Rd6 Ke7 24.Rad1 Re5 25.Nh5 Bg6 26.Rxd7+ Nxd7 27.Rxd7+ Kxd7 28.Nf6+ Kd6 29.Nxg8 Rc5 30.Nh6 f6 31.Ng4 Bxc2 32.Nxf6 Bxb3 33.axb3 Rb5 34.Nxg5 Rxb3 35.f4 Rb1+ 36.Ke2 Rb2+ 37.Kf3 Rb3+ 38.Kg4 Rb2 39.g3 b5 40.Nfe4+ Kd5 41.f5 b4 42.f6 Ra2 43.f7 Ra8 44.Nh7 b3 45.Nd2 b2 46.Kf3 Kd4 47.Ke2 c5 48.f8Q Rxf8 49.Nxf8 c4 50.Ne6+ Kd5 51.Nf4+ Kd4 52.Nb1 1-0













(118) Mikhail Botvinnik - Mikhail Tal [E10]
Russia Match, Moscow (8), 09.01.1960

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 g6 6.Nc3 Bg7 7.Bg5 0-0 8.e3 Re8 9.Nd2 d6 10.Be2 a6 11.a4 Nbd7 12.0-0 Qc7 13.Qc2 Nb6 14.Bf3 c4 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.a5 Nd7 17.Nce4 Be5 18.Qxc4 Qd8 19.Qa2 f5 20.Nc3 g5 21.Nc4 g4 22.Be2 Qf6 23.Na4 Kh8 24.g3 h5 25.f4 Bd4 26.Qa3 Rb8 27.Nab6 h4 28.Rad1 Bxb6 29.axb6 Nc5 30.gxh4 Bd7 31.Qc3 Qxc3 32.bxc3 Bb5 33.Rfe1 Ne4 34.Rc1 Rbc8 35.Na5 Bxe2 36.Rxe2 Nxc3 37.Rxc3 Rxc3 38.Nxb7 Rexe3 39.Rxe3 Rxe3 40.Nxd6 Rd3 41.Nf7+ 1-0













(119) Mikhail Tal - Miguel Najdorf [B80]
Leipzig Leipzig, 1960

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be3 a6 7.f4 b5 8.Qf3 Bb7 9.Bd3 Nbd7 10.0-0 Be7 11.a3 0-0 12.Qh3 Qc7 13.Rae1 Nc5 14.Bf2 d5 15.exd5 Nxd3 16.cxd3 Bxd5 17.Nxd5 exd5 18.Nf5 Bc5 19.d4 Ba7 20.Bh4 Ne4 21.Rxe4 dxe4 22.Bf6 Qb6 23.Bxg7 Rfe8 24.Be5 Qg6 25.Nh6+ Kf8 26.f5 1-0













(120) Paul Troeger - Mikhail Tal [A83]
Hamburg 06, 1960

1.d4 f5 2.e4 fxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nc6 5.d5 Ne5 6.Qd4 Nf7 7.Bxf6 exf6 8.Nxe4 Be7 9.0-0-0 0-0 10.g4 d6 11.h3 c5 12.dxc6 bxc6 13.Ng3 Qa5 14.Qe4 Ne5 15.f4 d5 16.Qe1 Qxa2 17.fxe5 Qa1+ 18.Kd2 Bb4+ 19.Ke2 Qxb2 20.Rd2 Qxe5+ 21.Kd1 Qa1+ 0-1













(121) Wolfgang Unzicker - Mikhail Tal [C95]
Hamburg 08, 1960

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Ng3 g6 15.b3 Bg7 16.d5 Nb6 17.Qe2 c6 18.c4 cxd5 19.cxd5 Nfxd5 20.exd5 e4 21.Nxe4 Bxa1 22.Bg5 f6 23.Be3 Nxd5 24.Rxa1 Nxe3 25.Qxe3 Bxe4 26.Bxe4 d5 0-1













(122) Mikhail Tal - Nikola Padevsky [E25]
Leipzig olm 1, 1960

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.d4 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 c5 6.f3 d5 7.cxd5 exd5 8.e3 Bf5 9.Ne2 0-0 10.g4 Nxg4 11.fxg4 Qh4+ 12.Kd2 Be4 13.Rg1 cxd4 14.exd4 Qg5+ 15.Ke1 Qh4+ 16.Rg3 Nc6 17.Qd2 Rae8 18.Qg5 Qxh2 19.Bf4 f6 20.Qh5 Qxh5 21.gxh5 g5 22.hxg6 hxg6 23.Re3 Kg7 24.Ng3 g5 25.Bd6 Rh8 26.Nxe4 Rxe4 27.Rxe4 dxe4 28.d5 Nd8 29.Rb1 b6 30.Bg2 Nf7 31.Be7 f5 32.d6 Re8 33.Rb5 f4 34.Rxg5+ Nxg5 35.Bxg5 f3 36.Bf1 1-0













(123) Mikhail Tal - Florencio Campomanes [B15]
Leipzig olm 4, 1960

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.e6 fxe6 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.Nf3 g6 8.h4 c5 9.dxc5 Nc6 10.Qe2 Bg7 11.Bd2 Qc7 12.0-0-0 e5 13.Bg5 Be6 14.Nb5 Qb8 15.h5 gxh5 16.Nfd4 Bg4 17.f3 e4 18.fxg4 Nxd4 19.Nxd4 exd3 20.Rxd3 Ne4 21.Nf5 Qe5 22.Nxg7+ Qxg7 23.Rxd5 Nxg5 24.Qb5+ Kf7 25.Rf1+ Kg6 26.Qd3+ Kh6 27.Rh1 1-0













(124) Burkhard G J Malich - Mikhail Tal [A43]
Leipzig olm 9, 1960

1.d4 c5 2.e3 Nf6 3.c4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Be2 0-0 6.dxc5 Na6 7.0-0 Nxc5 8.Nc3 b6 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.b3 d5 11.Bb2 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Qb8 13.h3 a6 14.Rac1 b5 15.Be2 Rc8 16.Qb1 b4 17.Nd1 Be4 18.Qa1 Qb7 19.Ne1 a5 20.f3 Bf5 21.e4 Be6 22.Bd4 a4 23.Rxc5 Rxc5 24.Bxc5 axb3 25.a4 bxa3 26.Bd4 Rd8 27.Nd3 Bc4 28.Nf4 Bxe2 29.Nxe2 b2 30.Nxb2 Rxd4 31.Nxd4 axb2 32.Qd1 Qb6 33.Kh1 b1Q 34.Qxb1 Qxd4 35.Rd1 Qe5 36.Rd8+ Bf8 37.Qc1 h5 38.Qc8 Nh7 39.Qa8 Kg7 40.Rd5 Qc3 41.Qd8 h4 42.Rd1 Qe5 43.Qd4 Qxd4 44.Rxd4 e5 45.Rd5 f6 46.g3 g5 47.Kg2 Bb4 48.f4 exf4 49.gxf4 gxf4 50.Kf3 Ng5+ 51.Kxf4 Kg6 52.Rd3 Be1 53.Rd8 Ne6+ 0-1













(125) Robert James Fischer - Mikhail Tal [B47]
Bled - (2), 04.09.1961

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.g3 Nf6 7.Ndb5 Qb8 8.Bf4 Ne5 9.Be2 Bc5 10.Bxe5 Qxe5 11.f4 Qb8 12.e5 a6 13.exf6 axb5 14.fxg7 Rg8 15.Ne4 Be7 16.Qd4 Ra4 17.Nf6+ Bxf6 18.Qxf6 Qc7 19.0-0-0 Rxa2 20.Kb1 Ra6 21.Bxb5 Rb6 22.Bd3 e5 23.fxe5 Rxf6 24.exf6 Qc5 25.Bxh7 Qg5 26.Bxg8 Qxf6 27.Rhf1 Qxg7 28.Bxf7+ Kd8 29.Be6 Qh6 30.Bxd7 Bxd7 31.Rf7 Qxh2 32.Rdxd7+ Ke8 33.Rde7+ Kd8 34.Rd7+ Kc8 35.Rc7+ Kd8 36.Rfd7+ Ke8 37.Rd1 b5 38.Rb7 Qh5 39.g4 Qh3 40.g5 Qf3 41.Re1+ Kf8 42.Rxb5 Kg7 43.Rb6 Qg3 44.Rd1 Qc7 45.Rdd6 Qc8 46.b3 Kh7 47.Ra6 1-0













(126) Mikhail Botvinnik - Mikhail Tal [E80]
match Ch World , Moscow (Russia) (17, 18.01.1961

1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.c4 d6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.f3 Nbd7 6.Be3 0-0 7.Bd3 e5 8.Nge2 Nh5 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.0-0 c6 11.Qd2 Qe7 12.Rad1 Nc5 13.Bb1 Ne6 14.Qe1 Bf6 15.Kh1 Nhf4 16.g3 Nxe2 17.Nxe2 h5 18.Qf2 b6 19.f4 exf4 20.gxf4 Bb7 21.e5 c5+ 22.Rd5 Bg7 23.Kg1 Nc7 24.Nc3 Nxd5 25.cxd5 Rad8 26.Be4 Ba8 27.Qg3 b5 28.Qf2 Qd7 29.Bxc5 Rfe8 30.Qg3 Rc8 31.b4 Kh8 32.Qf3 a6 33.Kh1 f5 34.exf6 Bxf6 35.Bxg6 Qg4 36.Qd3 Rg8 37.Be4 Rce8 38.Bf3 Qxf4 39.Ne2 Qh4 40.Bf2 Qg5 41.Ng3 Rd8 42.Be3 Qe5 43.Rd1 Rg4 44.a3 Bb7 45.Bb6 Rd7 46.Be3 Rh4 47.Nf1 Rc4 48.Bg2 Rg7 49.Qd2 h4 50.h3 Qb2 51.Qxb2 Bxb2 52.Bc5 Rd7 53.Ne3 Rc1 54.Rxc1 Bxc1 55.Bd4+ Kg8 56.Ng4 Bg5 57.Kg1 Bxd5 58.Ne5 Bxg2 59.Nxd7 Bxh3 60.Nc5 Bc8 61.Kf2 Kh7 62.a4 bxa4 63.Nxa4 Bf4 64.Kf3 h3 65.Bg1 h2 66.Bxh2 Bxh2 67.Ke4 Bd7 68.Nc5 Bb5 69.Kd5 Kg6 70.Ne4 Kf5 71.Nc3 Bf1 72.Kc5 Be5 73.Nb1 Ke6 74.Nd2 Bd6+ 75.Kb6 Bg2 76.Nb3 Bxb4 77.Kxa6 Bf1+ 78.Kb6 Kd6 79.Na5 Bc5+ 80.Kb7 Be2 81.Nb3 Be3 82.Na5 Kc5 83.Kc7 Bf4+ 0-1













(127) Mikhail Tal - Mikhail Botvinnik [C18]
match Ch World , Moscow (Russia) (12, 13.01.1961

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7 7.Qg4 f5 8.Qg3 Ne7 9.Qxg7 Rg8 10.Qxh7 cxd4 11.Kd1 Bd7 12.Qh5+ Kd8 13.Nf3 Qxc3 14.Ra2 Nbc6 15.Rb2 Kc7 16.Rb5 Rh8 17.Qxh8 Rxh8 18.Bb2 Qxf3+ 19.gxf3 Ng6 20.h4 Ngxe5 21.h5 Nf7 22.f4 Nd6 23.Rb3 Ne4 24.Ke1 Rh6 25.Be2 Be8 26.Rd3 Nf6 27.Bxd4 Nxd4 28.Rxd4 Bxh5 29.Rd3 Rh7 30.Rdh3 Bg6 31.Rxh7+ Nxh7 32.Rh6 Nf8 33.Rh8 Nd7 34.Rg8 Bf7 35.Rg7 Be8 36.Re7 Kd8 37.Rxe6 Bf7 38.Rh6 Ke7 39.Bd3 Be6 40.Rh5 Nf6 41.Rg5 1-0













(128) Nezhmetdinov - Mikhail Tal [B84]
Baku 15, 1961

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.0-0 a6 8.f4 Qc7 9.g4 b5 10.a3 Bb7 11.Bf3 Nc5 12.Qe2 e5 13.Nf5 g6 14.fxe5 dxe5 15.Nh6 Ne6 16.Bg2 Bg7 17.Rxf6 Bxf6 18.Nd5 Qd8 19.Qf2 Nf4 20.Bxf4 exf4 21.e5 Bxe5 22.Re1 f6 23.Nxf6+ Qxf6 24.Qd4 Kf8 25.Rxe5 Qd8 26.Rf5+ gxf5 27.Qxh8+ Ke7 28.Qg7+ Ke6 29.gxf5+ 1-0













(129) Leonid Stein - Mikhail Tal [B94]
Tournament Moscow (Russia), 1961

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.Qd2 e6 9.0-0-0 b5 10.Bb3 Bb7 11.Rhe1 Nc5 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Qf4 Be7 14.Qg4 0-0-0 15.Bd5 b4 16.Bxb7+ Kxb7 17.Nd5 exd5 18.exd5 Rd7 19.Nc6 Qxa2 20.Qxb4+ Kc7 21.Nxe7 Rb8 22.Qa3 Qc4 23.Nc6 Rb3 24.Qa5+ Rb6 25.Kb1 Na4 26.Rd4 Nxb2 27.Kc1 Qc5 28.Re3 Kb7 29.Rc3 Rb5 30.Qa3 Qxa3 31.Rxa3 Rxd5 32.Na5+ 1-0













(130) Mikhail Tal - Vladimir A Savon [E98]
Baku 08, 1961

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.Nd3 f5 11.exf5 gxf5 12.f4 Ng6 13.Be3 Nb6 14.c5 Nc4 15.Bc1 dxc5 16.Nxc5 Qe7 17.Ne6 Bxe6 18.dxe6 Nb6 19.Qb3 Rae8 20.Be3 Qxe6 21.Bc5 Rf6 22.fxe5 Nxe5 23.Bh5 Qxb3 24.axb3 Ra8 25.Nb5 Rc6 26.Bd4 a6 27.Rxf5 Ng6 28.Bxg7 Kxg7 29.Nc3 Re6 30.Raf1 Re7 31.Bf3 c6 32.Ne4 Nd5 33.Kf2 Rae8 34.Nd6 Rd8 35.Ne4 Rde8 36.Nd6 Rd8 37.Nc4 Nf6 38.Kg1 Re6 39.g3 h6 40.h4 Rde8 41.Na5 R8e7 42.b4 Ne5 43.Nb3 Rd6 44.Nc5 Nxf3+ 45.R5xf3 Nd5 46.Rd1 Rf6 47.Kf2 Rxf3+ 48.Kxf3 Nxb4 49.Rd6 Nd5 50.g4 Rf7+ 51.Kg3 Nf4 52.h5 Kh7 53.Ne4 Ne2+ 54.Kh4 Ng1 55.Rg6 Nf3+ 56.Kg3 Ng5 57.Rxg5 hxg5 58.Nxg5+ Kg8 59.Nxf7 Kxf7 60.Kf4 a5 61.Kf5 a4 62.g5 b5 63.g6+ Kg8 64.h6 b4 65.Kf6 a3 66.h7+ 1-0













(131) Mikhail Tal - Bukhuti Gurgenidze [C97]
Baku 16, 1961

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 Re8 13.b4 cxb4 14.cxb4 Nc6 15.Bb2 Nxb4 16.Bb3 Nd3 17.Bxf7+ Kf8 18.Bxe8 Nxb2 19.Qb1 Na4 20.Rc1 Nc5 21.dxc5 Nxe8 22.cxd6 Qxd6 23.Qb2 Bf6 24.a4 Rb8 25.Rab1 Be6 26.Nc4 Qd3 27.Qb4+ Be7 28.Ncxe5 Bxb4 29.Nxd3 Ba3 30.Rc6 Bg8 31.Rxa6 Rd8 32.axb5 Rxd3 33.b6 Bd6 34.b7 Bb8 35.Ra8 1-0













(132) Jan Hein Donner - Mikhail Tal [E69]
Bled 12, 1961

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nf3 d6 6.0-0 Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.e4 c6 9.h3 Qb6 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.a3 Qc5 12.Qe2 Qe7 13.Be3 Nc5 14.Qc2 Nh5 15.b4 Ne6 16.Rad1 f5 17.exf5 gxf5 18.Ne2 f4 19.Bc1 Ng5 20.Nxg5 Qxg5 21.g4 Nf6 22.Nc3 Be6 23.Qe2 Rad8 24.Rfe1 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 h5 26.f3 hxg4 27.hxg4 Nxg4 28.Rd6 Qe7 29.Rxe6 Qxe6 30.fxg4 e4 31.Nxe4 Bd4+ 32.Kf1 f3 33.Bxf3 Qxg4 34.Nf6+ Rxf6 35.Qe8+ Kh7 36.Qe7+ Qg7 37.Qxg7+ Kxg7 38.Ke2 b6 39.Bd2 c5 40.bxc5 bxc5 41.a4 Rb6 42.Bd5 Kf6 43.Kd3 Ke5 44.Be1 Rb3+ 45.Kc2 Ra3 46.a5 Ba1 47.Bf7 Ke4 48.Bg6+ Kd4 49.Bf7 Ra2+ 50.Kb3 Rb2+ 51.Ka3 Kd3 52.Bg3 Rb4 53.Bd6 Bd4 54.Bd5 Kc2 55.Be4+ Kc3 56.Bd5 Rb3+ 0-1













(133) Mikhail Tal - Fridrik Olafsson [B48]
Bled 3, 1961

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.a3 Nf6 8.f4 d6 9.Qf3 Be7 10.Bd3 0-0 11.0-0 Bd7 12.Rae1 b5 13.Qg3 Kh8 14.Nxc6 Bxc6 15.e5 Ng8 16.Qh3 Nh6 17.f5 Nxf5 18.Rxf5 exf5 19.Bxf5 g6 20.Bd4 Kg8 21.e6 Bg5 22.exf7+ Rxf7 23.Bxg6 Rg7 24.Qe6+ Kh8 25.Be8 h6 26.Bxc6 Qxc6 27.Ne4 Re8 28.Qg6 Ree7 29.h4 Qd5 30.Bxg7+ Rxg7 31.Qxd6 Qxd6 32.Nxd6 Bxh4 33.Re8+ Rg8 34.Nf7+ Kg7 35.Rxg8+ Kxg8 36.Nxh6+ Kh7 37.Nf5 Bg5 38.b3 1-0













(134) Mikhail Tal - Roman Toran Albero [B82]
EU-chT Oberhausen 06, 1961

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.f4 a6 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.g4 Nc5 9.Qf3 Qc7 10.g5 Nfd7 11.a4 b6 12.Bh3 Bb7 13.0-0 Nxe4 14.Nxe4 Nc5 15.Nxe6 Nxe6 16.f5 Nc5 17.Bxc5 bxc5 18.f6 g6 19.Rad1 c4 20.Rfe1 Kd8 21.Nxd6 Bxd6 22.Rxd6+ Qxd6 23.Qxb7 Rb8 24.Qxf7 Rxb2 25.Qg7 Rxc2 26.Qxh8+ Kc7 27.Qc8+ 1-0













(135) Mikhail Tal - Alexander Koblents [B99]
Riga Riga, 1961

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Nbd7 10.Be2 h6 11.Bh4 b5 12.e5 Bb7 13.exf6 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 d5 15.Nxe6 fxe6 16.Bh5+ g6 17.Bxg6+ Kf8 18.fxe7+ Kg7 19.Bg3 Nf6 20.Rhe1 b4 21.Rxe6 bxc3 22.f5 Qb7 23.b3 Qd7 24.Be5 Qxe6 25.fxe6 Kxg6 26.Rf1 Nh7 27.Bxh8 Rxh8 28.Rf8 Rxf8 29.exf8Q Nxf8 30.e7 Kf7 31.exf8Q+ Kxf8 32.Kd1 1-0













(136) Mikhail Tal - Wolfgang Unzicker [C95]
Stockholm Stockholm, 1961

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.c4 c6 12.c5 Qc7 13.cxd6 Bxd6 14.Bg5 c5 15.dxc5 Bxc5 16.Nc3 Bb7 17.Rc1 Qb6 18.Re2 Rfe8 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.Bxd5 Rad8 21.Rec2