#agadmator Amazing brutality by Mikhail Tal. Every piece is homed in on target!
The 24th Soviet Chess Championship took place in Moscow from January 20th to February 22nd, 1957. The championship was held in a theater attended by hundreds, and followed by radio. The championship was significant due in large part to the debut of Mikhail Tal to international chess attention. His “sacrificial style” made a strong impression not only on the grandmasters at the event but around the world as well. The success of his style of play earned him first place among the very best in the Soviet Union with 14/21 at the final.
Bukhuti Gurgenidze vs Mikhail Tal
USSR Championship (1957), Moscow
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 ed5 5. cd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. e4 Bg7 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. Nd2 Na6 11. Re1 Nc7 12. a4 b6 13. Qc2 Ng4 14. h3 Nf2 15. Kf2 Qh4 16. Kf1 Bd4 17. Nd1 Qh3 18. Bf3 Qh2 19. Ne3 f5 20. Ndc4 fe4 21. Be4 Ba6 22. Bf3 Re5 23. Ra3 Rae8 24. Bd2 Nd5 25. Bd5 Rd5 26. Ke2 Be3 27. Re3 Bc4
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