Mikhail Tal’s outrageous Queen sacrifice against Koblents

Mikhail Tal has played a lot of wonderful training games against his trainer Alexander Koblents, but this game is something special. Against Sicilian Scheveningen Tal manages to organize a rapid attack and in just 22 moves sacrifices his knight and the queen and announces a brutal checkmate! This iconic game showcases Tal’s brilliant tactics and masterful play!
Mikhail Tal vs Alexander Koblents
URS Training (1965)
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen. Tal Variation (B82)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 Nc6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3 O-O 9. Be2 Bd7 10. O-O-O Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Bc6 12. g4 Qa5 13. g5 Nd7 14. Rhg1 b5 15. Qh5 b4 16. Rd3 bxc3 17. Bxc3 Qxa2 18. Rh3 Bxe4 19. g6 Bxg6 20. Qxh7+ Bxh7 21. Rxg7+ Kh8 22. Rhxh7#
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