You plays Tal now!

You plays Tal now!

AWARDCHESS
AWARDCHESS
Dec 22, 2011, 7:00 PM |
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Tal, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
White Mates in 2. Tal vs Pal Benko, Bled, 1959
Rh8+ ]

b) 
Tal vs Vasily Smyslov, Bled, 1959
r1bb1r1k/p4ppp/2p2n1N/7Q/2p5/2B2N2/qPP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
Qxf7 ]


c) 
Tal vs NN, USSR, 1963
rn2kb1r/1b1n2pp/pq2p3/1p2P1B1/6Q1/2N5/PPP3PP/2KR1B1R w - - 0 1
Rd6 if Bxd6 Qxe6+ Bc4 & Rf1+ ]


d) 
Black to move and win. Larry Evans vs Tal, Amsterdam, 1964
1R2r1k1/6pp/p2Q1P2/1p1P4/6KP/P3q3/1P6/8 b - - 0 1
...h5+ Kxh5 Qf3+ Kg5 Qxf6+ ]

e) 
Tal vs Robert Wade, Palma de Mallorca, 1966
2r1b1k1/p4p1n/3p2pQ/q3p1P1/2pNPP2/2P5/PKP5/7R w - - 0 1
Ne6 ]


Tal, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Black to move and win. Antonio Medina-Garcia vs Tal, Palma de Majorca, 1966
6k1/5pp1/8/B2n4/5P2/P4QPp/4K3/7q b - - 0 1
...Qxf3+ Kxf3 Ne3 ]

b) 
Black to move and win. Edgar Walther vs Tal, Habana, 1966
q5k1/r4ppp/4p3/3pP3/1Nn2P1P/1QP3P1/1P2R3/1K6 b - - 0 1
...Ra1+ Kc2 Na5 ]

c) 
Tal vs Robert Fischer, Yugoslavia, 1959
Nd4 w/Ne6+ ]

d) 
Tal vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Moscow, 1960
Rxa6+ ]

e) 
Tal vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Moscow, 1961
Nd7+ ]



Tal, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Tal vs Pal Benko, Amsterdam, 1964
Rd8+ ]

b) 
Tal vs Alexander Cherepkov, Alma Ata, 1968
Nf5 if Rg6 Qxg8+ ]

c) 
Tal vs Alexei Suetin, Tbilisi, 1969
Qxe5 ]

d) 
Tal vs NN, USSR, 1970
Bxg5+ ]

e) 
Tal vs Wolfgang Uhlmann, Herceg Novi blitz, 1970
Nb6 w/Bb8 ]

Tal, Part VI. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Black to move and win. Gedeon Barcza vs Tal, Tallinn, 1971
2r5/pp3pkp/6p1/8/4P1P1/5b2/PqPQ1P1P/2R1K1R1 b - - 0 1
...Rd8 if Qe3 Qxc2 mates ]

b) 
Tal vs Orest Averkin, Moscow, 1973
Nd5 if Rxa4 Ne7# ]

c) 
Tal vs William Hartston, Hastings, 1973
Rxf7 w/Bxg6 & Qh7+ ]

d) 
White Mates in 3. Tal vs NN, 1973
Rxf7+ ]

e) 
Tal vs NN, 1973
Qb5+ if Qd7 Rxe5+ Be7 Bc6 Rxc6 Ra8+ ]



Tal, Part VII. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
White Mates in 3. Tal vs NN, England simul, 1974
Rd8+ ]

b) 
Tal vs Sergey Makarichev, Tbilisi, 1978
Rxb4 w/Qc3+ ]

c) 
White Mates in 5. Tal vs Yrko Rantanen, Tallinn, 1979
Bxg7+ w/Bh8 ]

d) 
Tal vs Boris Spassky, Tilburg, 1980
Rg5+ ]

e) 
Tal vs Iivo Nei, USSR, 1981
Qxf8+ ]

Tal, Part VIII. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Black to move and win. Robert Huebner vs Tal, Wijk aan Zee, 1982
r4rk1/1pp3pp/p1pb1n2/4N2b/4PB2/3R1N2/PPP2PPP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
...Bxf3 if gxf3 Nh5 ]

b) 
White Mates in 4. Tal vs David Bronstein, Tbilisi, 1982
Ng6+ if hxg6 Qd8+ ]

c) 
Black to move and win. Miguel Quinteros vs Tal, Argentina, 1987
2r2rk1/Qn2bppp/1p3n2/3q4/2pN1B2/6P1/PP3P1P/R3RNK1 b - - 0 1
...Bc5 if Nc2 Ra8 ]

d) 
Tal vs Vladimir Akopian, Barcelona, 1992
Qe5+ w/Rd8+ ]

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Here are some chess problems taken from the games of Mikhail Tal. 
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a) 
Tal vs Birjanis, Riga, 1952
r1b2r1k/pp2Nppp/2p2q2/4n3/8/QP4P1/P3PPBP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
Nd5 w/Nc7 ]

b) 
Black Mates in 3. Igor Glek vs Tal, Riga, 1955
6k1/pp5q/4p3/4P3/3rn1K1/PP2Q1P1/8/4R3 b - - 0 1
...Qf5+ Kh4 Nf6+ ]

c) 
Black to move and win. A Ostrauskas vs Tal, Vilnius, 1955
5r1k/6pp/p7/1pnP3q/2p1P3/2P4b/PPB4Q/4R1NK b - - 0 1
...Bg2+ Kxg2 Rf2+ ]

d) 
Black Mates in 4. E Chukaev vs Tal, Tbilisi, 1956
4r1k1/5pbp/3p2p1/1ppP4/pqP5/R4B2/1PQ3PP/1K6 b - - 0 1
...Re1+ if Bd1 Rxd1+ Ka2 Qxa3+ ]

e) 
Black to move and win. Mark Taimanov vs Tal, Moscow, 1957
r1qr3k/pp4pp/2n2p2/1P2p3/2P5/Q1P1BN1b/5PPP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
...Rxd1+ Rxd1 Qg4 Ne1 Qxd1 ]

Tal, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Tal vs Alexander Koblenz, Riga, 1957
2b2knQ/r2r2pR/2q1p2R/1p3pB1/6P1/2P5/P1Pp4/3K4 w - - 0 1
Rf6+ w/Bh6+ ]

b) 
Tal vs Bent Larsen, Reykjavik, 1957
2rr2k1/1p3pp1/p1b4p/q2Np1b1/4P3/3R1Q2/PPP1B1PP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
b4 w/Ra3 ]

c) 
Tal vs Bent Larsen, Portoroz, 1958
1k1r3r/1p1bbp2/p3pn1p/4N3/7q/1BQ3N1/PPP3PP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
Nxd7+ w/Rxd7 & Qxh8+ ]

d) 
Tal vs Georgy Tringov, Munich, 1958
Qxd7+ ]

e) 
Black to move and win. Max Blau vs Tal, Zurich, 1959
1r4k1/5p1p/R3b1p1/8/N7/4nPP1/r6P/2R2BK1 b - - 0 1