Mikhail Tal Takes His Revenge

Here is another brilliant attacking game played by the eighth World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal! At 1971 USSR Championship Leonid Shamkovich inflicted on the tournament leader Mikhail Tal his first defeat in the eighth round, which now a year later served as an inspiring stimuli for the former world chess champion before the start of the game given below! By surprising his opponent in Caro-Kann defense and making a rare move Tal then castles queen-side in hope of organizing a quick attack! Soon Shamkovich makes a mistake, allows White to double up his pawns on the f-file and damage his king-side! Once Black’s king-side becomes vulnerable Tal launches an attack, by first sacrificing his bishop and then going for an exchange sacrifice! In view of an imminent mate Black resigns, without managing to show an adequate resistance in this game! In the end of the video as usual you can solve the daily puzzle!
Mikhail Tal vs Leonid Alexandrovich Shamkovich
USSR Championship (1972), Baku URS, rd 16, Dec-11
Caro-Kann Defense: Karpov Variation (B17)
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nc3 e6
7.Bd3 c5 8.Qe2 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bc5 10.Nb3 Bd6 11.Bg5 a6 12.O-O-O
Qc7 13.Kb1 O-O 14.Ne4 Be5 15.f4 Bxf4 16.Nxf6+ Nxf6 17.Bxf6
gxf6 18.Qg4+ Kh8 19.Rhf1 Be5 20.Bxh7 f5 21.Qh4 Kg7 22.Rf3 Re8
23.g4 f4 24.g5 Kf8 25.Rxf4 Bxf4 26.Qh6+ Ke7 27.Qf6+ Kf8 28.g6
Bh6 29.Rf1
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