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December 9, 2011

A little known Tal - Spassky game

In this week's lesson, Dennis takes a look at a little known game from 1988 between Mikhail Tal and Boris Spassky. Though it was a blitz game, it features exciting and instructive play from both sides. The game saw Tal employ the Austrian Attack against the Pirc, leading to sharp play. Beyond the exciting tactics, there's good information for dealing with pawn structures that feature multiple pawn islands. Enjoy!