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Today I’d like to share with you one of the greatest games played by Mikhail Tal. He played this game against the British Women’s Champion, Cathy Forbes. In this game, Forbes played with Black pieces and she played the mighty Sicilian Dragon variation, which is definitely one of the brave choices, especially when playing against Tal, because he is a great attacking player and this variation is a bit risky as it gives White a lot of opportunities to attack on the kingside.
In the middlegame, Tal had a knight pair against Forbes’s bishop pair. Nevertheless, Tal managed to trade one of the bishops for his knight; and, most importantly, it was the fianchettoed bishop. Right after this exchange, Tal took the driver’s seat because all the dark-squares were weakened after this exchange and Tal, the Magician from Riga, exploited it really well! In the end, Tal delivered a usual and sudden checkmate with only his knight after sacrificing his rook and queen!
In the video analysis of this game that I’ve shared below, as usual, we will not just try to enjoy the beauty of this fascinating game, but also learn the useful tricks applied by Mikhail Tal, so that you can incorporate them in YOUR OWN games:
In the course “Mikhail Tal’s Magic Revealed”, we have deconstructed on how Tal manages to find such brilliant moves. If you want to learn from Tal how to calculate variations quickly and precisely, how to find powerful attacking moves, this is the course for you! Don’t forget to use the coupon “tal40” before it expires on Monday, and grab the amazing special offers!