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Nez, But tal is still better overall
Nice video! I think Tal's is better
Nezhmetdinov was awesome!
Difficult choice. I think Nezhmetidov had a more concrete position, so the Queen sacrifice was less risky, but better tactic. Tal's was more impressive from a guts standpoint since it seems less concrete, but not as good from an overall standpoint, since it didn't lead directly to mate. Impressive games from both though. Thanks for the video. Final vote is for Tal; I just like that sort of thing.
nez had a better attack but tals was good too.
I like Nezhmetdinov his attack was better
Nez - the fate of the king is so joyful to watch - surrounded by his best men and women and hounded to his doom!
Nezhmetdinov. Why not a tournament of the great tacticians? I like this
Tal. I like it more calm.
Nez. If I could find a mate this sexy, I would immediately retire from chess and get the position tattooed on my body
Always a fan of Tal's constant yet daring pressure. But I think Nez imposes more danger with winning moves here. Would love to see more from Nez.
Analysis is off a bit too optimistic in Tal's game at 8"42 he says after kxn and Rf2 + Kd3 RxQ kxq bf6 and black pretty much just wins since the only way of defending the h pawn is Bg5 but the bishop trade would doom black because he can generate a passed pawn. Nope after Kg7 Kd3 h6?? gxh6+ and e5 wins for white!
by FM Mike Klein
It's not a popularity contest. Oh wait, yes it is. Today a new series is unleashed - "You Pick 'Em" - where you are asked to watch two beautiful tactics and comment on which on you like better. We open with a very tough choice, as two of the best attackers in history go head-to-head. Who played the prettier tactic? Write your vote and your reason in the comments section!
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FM Mike Klein
Mike Klein began playing chess at the age of four in Charlotte, NC. In 1986, he lost to Josh Waitzkin at the National Championship featured in the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer." A year later, Mike became the youngest member of the very first All-America Chess Team, and was on the team a total of eight times. In 1988, he won the K-3 National Championship, and eventually became North Carolina's youngest-ever master. In 1996, he won clear first for under-2250 players in the top section of the World Open. Mike has taught chess full-time for a dozen years in New York City and Charlotte, with his students and teams winning many national championships. He now works at Chess.com as the Director of Content.
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