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♕ FULL VIDEO: ♕ MORE: | With the white pieces Botvinnik begins the game with a flexible set-up, eventually transposing to the Fianchetto Variation of the King´s Indian Defense. True to his style, Tal plays very aggressively and strives to create maximum complications as soon as possible. With 21. …Nf4!? the attacking legend speculatively sacrifices a piece to disrupt white´s coordination, embarking on a dangerous attack that confused the legendary Botvinnik. This game really is fascinating as you can see both player´s respective styles – Tal was an insane attacker who would never hesitate to sacrifice and jump into complications, while Botvinnik saw the game through the eyes of a scientist and preferred a calmer, more patient strategy to strangle his opponents into submission. Although Botvinnik did handle the attack OK and proceeded to sacrifice the material back to obtain good drawing chances, Tal conducted a beautiful endgame with the two bishops and extra pawn to convert the full point in 47 moves.
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