By Yuri Averbakh, Ilya Maizelis
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30 ... ti:) c6 30 . . :9:h4 achieves nothing after 3 U ίJe2, while 30 ... Wi'd2. ti:)e2!? Tal asks the dealer for one more card while already having 1 9 in his hand! WI'b4 was objectively best: 38 . . WI'xd4t (After 38 . . Ei:c l Black is a pawn up but his structure contains too many pawn islands, so the most likely result is a draw. Yb3 %Yd5?? With his flag hanging, Botvinnik blunders. ••• 39 . . Φa8! is not just the only move to defend, but also a serious winning try. h3! Ei:b4? Wi'a2? Ei:c6 offer less resistance) 40 .
Would not save the game. ib6!? h4 also gives excellent winning chances) 36 . . ge3 gc l t (37 . . Wfxd5t White should win. Wfb5! The queen invades. ge3! ie5 would have been even more precise, as White wins a second pawn. Wfa5 ga8 Tal mentions 38 . . Wfa7 is even faster) 39 . . id6t and Black loses his queen. ic7!! Tal finds a brilliant resource that Botvinnik had overlooked. • 35 ... f8 Tal mentions that 35 . . '1Wd7 is more resilient. h4 Tal prepares to break open Black's kingside with the h-pawn.
Tνίηηίk was still two poiηts behiηd, so he was obviously gσiηg to try hard for a wίη ίη his ηext White game. Tal repeated the 5 . . t2Je4 liηe agaiηst the Samisch, aηd this time a mσre complicated middlegame eηsued. Tal had a fiηe positioη but he missed a few thiηgs; he calls it halluciηation, but he did ηοt ruη into serious trouble, and only made the game a bit more difficult than it should have been. They fought ση uηtil the adjourηmeηt, but by theη the eηdgame was dead level, so they agreed a draw without resumiηg.
Comprehensive Chess Endings, Vol. 4: Pawn Endings (Pergamon Russian Chess Series) by Yuri Averbakh, Ilya Maizelis