Tal vs Zeid
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[Event "Riga"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Tal"] [Black "Zeid"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D10"] [Opening "Slav: 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e4"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 {This leads to a temporary pawn sacrifice, for which White will be able to build an ideal pawn center.} 3... dxc4 4. e4 e5 { Black counters by putting immediate pressure at d4.} 5. Nf3 { 5.dxe5 Qxd1+ 6.Nxd1 b5 Black has an acceptable position.} 5... exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8. Be3 {White has a lead in development and a kingside pawn majority, while Black has an extra pawn, but it sits very weakly at c4.} 8... Nf6 9. f3 { There is no rush to recapture at c4, because the pawn cannot be defended.} 9... Nbd7 {9...b5 10.a4 a6 11.axb5 cxb5 12.Ncxb5} 10. Bxc4 Ne5 11. Be2 Bd7 12. h3 { White wants to play f4 without allowing the Black knight to go to g4.} 12... O-O 13. f4 Ng6 14. e5 Nd5 15. Nxd5 cxd5 {Black now has a concrete weakness.} 16. O-O f6 {An attempt to undermine the center. But now White employs a decoy tactic to lure the bishop to an unfortunate position.} 17. e6 Bxe6 18. f5 { This fork wins material.} 18... Bxf5 19. Nxf5 Bxe3+ 20. Nxe3 Rfe8 21. Kf2 { White defends both pieces and Black's two pawns are not sufficientcompensation for the bishop.} 21... Nf4 {21...d4 22.Bc4+ Kh8 23.Nf5} 22. Rad1 Nxe2 23. Kxe2 Rad8 {The threat is 23...d4, recovering the piece.} 24. Rd4 Re5 25. Rfd1 Rde8 26. R1d3 f5 27. Kf3 {Breaking the pin and creating an easily winning position.} 27... Re4 28. Nxd5 Re1 29. Re3 1-0
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Players
WhiteTal
BlackZeid
Game
Moves29
OpeningD10 — Slav: 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e4
Result1-0
Date
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Tournament
TournamentRiga
Location?
Round0