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  • Here are some chess problems

    taken from the games of Mikhail Tal.

    The dot on the right side indicates which side moves

    first.

    1) White Mates in 6

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    2) White Mates in 8.

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    3) Black Mates in 3.--------------------------

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    5) Black Mates in 5. -----------------------------

    6) Black Mates in 4.----------------------------

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    12) Black Mates in 6.

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    14) White Mates in 6.

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  • 18) White Mates in 2.----------------------------------

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    29) White Mates in 5.

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    43) White Mates in 3---------------------------------

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    46) White Mates in 7

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    47) White Mates in 4.

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    48) White Mates in 7. ---------------------------------

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    51) White Mates in 5.

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  • 54) White Mates in 4.

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    55) White Mates in 4.

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    57) White Mates in 5.

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    61) White Mates in 4. ---------------------------------

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  • 63) White Mates in 4.---------------------------------

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    66) White Mates in 5.---------------------------------

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    Solutions

    1) White Mates in 6.

    Tal vs Boris Gulko, exhibition, 1949

    [ Rf7+ ]

    2) White Mates in 8.

    Tal vs Israel Zilber, Riga, 1949

    [ Ne6+ w/Qg7+ ]

  • 3) Black Mates in 3.

    Igor Glek vs Tal, Riga, 1955

    [ ...Qf5+ Kh4 Nf6+ ]

    4) A Ostrauskas vs Tal, Vilnius, 1955

    [ ...Bg2+ Kxg2 Rf2+ ]

    5) Black Mates in 5.

    Kira Zvorykina, Vilnius, 1955

    [ ...d3 if Ke1 Rc2 or if Rxd3 Rc1+ ]

    6) Black Mates in 4.

    E Chukaev vs Tal, Tbilisi, 1956

    [ ...Re1+ if Bd1 Rxd1+ Ka2 Qxa3+ ]

    7) Mark Taimanov vs Tal, Moscow, 1957

    [ ...Rxd1+ Rxd1 Qg4 Ne1 Qxd1 ]

    8) Tal vs Alexander Koblenz, Riga, 1957

    [ Rf6+ w/Bh6+ ]

    9) Tal vs Bent Larsen, Reykjavik, 1957

    [ b4 w/Ra3 ]

    10) Tal vs Konstantin Klaman, Moscow, 1957

    [ Rxe7+ w/Qh4+ ]

    11) Anatoly Bannik vs Tal, Moscow, 1957

    [ ...Nxe2+ ]

    12) Black Mates in 6.

    Hector Rossetto vs Tal, Portoroz, 1958

    [ ...Qh2+ Kf1 Rxe3 ]

    13) Tal vs Harry Golombek, Munich, 1958

    [ Rf4 w/Rxh4 ]

    14) White Mates in 6.

    Tal vs P Skuja, Latvia CH, 1958

    [ Ne7+ ]

    15) Tal vs Georgy Tringov, Munich, 1958

    [ Qxd7+ ]

    16) Max Blau vs Tal, Zurich, 1959

    [ ...Nxf1 ]

    17) Alexandre Abrosimov vs Tal, Riga, 1959

    [ ...Rad8 if Rfd1 Rxe4 ]

    18) White Mates in 2.

    Tal vs Pal Benko, Bled, 1959

    [ Rh8+ ]

    19) Tal vs Vasily Smyslov, Bled, 1959

    [ Qxf7 ]

    20) Tal vs Robert Fischer, Yugoslavia, 1959

    [ Nd4 w/Ne6+ ]

    21) Tal vs Dieter Keller, Zurich, 1959

    [ Rb7+ ]

  • 22) Tal vs Klaus Darga, Hamburg, 1960

    [ Re6 w/Rd6 ]

    23) Tal vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Moscow, 1960

    [ Rxa6+ ]

    24) Tal vs Wolfgang Unzicker, Stockholm, 1961

    [ Bxf7+ w/Qb3+ ]

    25) Ortega vs Tal, Habana, 1963

    [ ...Nxd4 ]

    26) Tal vs NN, USSR, 1963

    [ Rd6 if Bxd6 Qxe6+ Bc4 & Rf1+ ]

    27) Larry Evans vs Tal, Amsterdam, 1964

    [ ...h5+ Kxh5 Qf3+ Kg5 Qxf6+ ]

    28) Tal vs Pal Benko, Amsterdam, 1964

    [ Rd8+ ]

    29) White Mates in 5.

    Tal vs Georgy Tringov, Amsterdam, 1964

    [ Bxf7+ ]

    30) Tal vs Alexander Koblents, 1965

    [ g6 ]

    31) Tal vs Kiriukov, Riga, 1965

    [ Rxe6 ]

    32) Tal vs A Shmit, Riga, 1965

    [ Qh7 w/Nd7+ ]

    33) Tal vs Svend Hamann, Kislovodsk, 1966

    [ e5 ]

    34) Tal vs Robert Wade, Palma de Mallorca, 1966

    [ Ne6 ]

    35) Edgar Walther vs Tal, Habana, 1966

    [ ...Ra1+ Kc2 Na5 ]

    36) Anatoly Ufimtsev vs Tal, Moscow, 1967

    [ ...Bh3+ if Kxh3 Ng5+ Kg2 Qe4+ mates or if Kg1 Nf3+ mates ]

    37) Tal vs NN, USSR, 1970

    [ Bxg5+ ]

    38) Gedeon Barcza vs Tal, Tallinn, 1971

    [ ...Rd8 if Qe3 Qxc2 mates ]

    39) Tal vs Andres Vooremaa, Tallinn, 1971

    [ Ne6+ w/Rxf7 Qxf8+ & Qxf7+ ]

    40) Karoly Honfi vs Tal, Sukhumi, 1972

    [ ...Rxc3+ if Kxc3 Bb4+ Kxb4 Qa5+ Kc4 Qa6+ ]

    41) Tal vs Orest Averkin, Moscow, 1973

  • [ Nd5 if Rxa4 Ne7# ]

    42) Tal vs William Hartston, Hastings, 1973

    [ Rxf7 w/Bxg6 & Qh7+ ]

    43) White Mates in 3.

    Tal vs NN, 1973

    [ Rxf7+ ]

    44) Tal vs NN, 1973

    [ Qb5+ if Qd7 Rxe5+ Be7 Bc6 Rxc6 Ra8+ ]

    45) Tal vs Kick Langeweg, Wijk aan Zee, 1973

    [ Qg4 w/Bxg6 ]

    46) White Mates in 7.

    Tal vs NN, 1973

    [ Qf8+ ]

    47) White Mates in 4.

    Tal vs Igor Platonov, Dubna, 1973

    [ Qh6 ]

    48) White Mates in 7.

    Tal vs Michael Stean, Hastings, 1973

    [ h5+ ]

    49) Tal vs Rafael Vaganian, Dubna, 1973

    [ Qh5+ w/Qf3 ]

    50) Tal vs Zaitsev, Aanval, 1973

    [ Rc7+ w/Qxe7+ Qd6+ & Qc5+ ]

    51) White Mates in 5.

    Tal vs Anton Deze, Novi Sad, 1974

    [ Qe7 ]

    52) Tal vs Thomas Paehtz, Halle, 1974

    [ Rxe6 ]

    53) Tal vs Tigran Petrosian, Moscow, 1974

    [ Rxd7 if Qxd7 Qh4 mates or if Bxd7 Bxf7+ Rxf7 Qxf7+ ]

    54) White Mates in 4.

    Tal vs Prschibyl, Tallinn, 1977

    [ Qg4+ ]

    55) White Mates in 4.

    Tal vs Ivan Radulov, Leningrad, 1977

    [ Rd1 ]

    56) Tal vs Sergey Makarichev, Tbilisi, 1978

    [ Rxb4 w/Qc3+ ]

    57) White Mates in 5.

    Tal vs Yrko Rantanen, Tallinn, 1979

    [ Bxg7+ w/Bh8 ]

    58) Boris Spassky vs Tal, Montreal, 1979

    [ ...Ng4 if Re1 Rh1+ mates ]

    59) Tal vs Boris Spassky, Tilburg, 1980

    [ Rg5+ ]

  • 60) Tal vs Iivo Nei, USSR, 1981

    [ Qxf8+ ]

    61) White Mates in 4.

    Tal vs Ricardo Calvo Minguez, Malaga, 1981

    [ Qe7+ ]

    62) Robert Huebner vs Tal, Wijk aan Zee, 1982

    [ ...Bxf3 if gxf3 Nh5 ]

    63) White Mates in 4.

    Tal vs David Bronstein, Tbilisi, 1982

    [ Ng6+ if hxg6 Qd8+ ]

    64) Klaus Bischoff vs Tal, Albena, 1984

    [ ...Nc4 ]

    65) Miguel Quinteros vs Tal, Argentina, 1987

    [ ...Bc5 if Nc2 Ra8 ]

    66) White Mates in 5.

    Tal vs Johann Hjartarson, Reykjavik, 1987

    [ Ng4+ ]

    67) Tal vs Miguel Quinteros, St del Esterol, 1987

    [ Rxf5 w/Nce4 ]

    68) Tal vs Alexander Chernin, St John, 1988

    [ g5 ]

    69) Siegfried Maus vs Tal, Germany, 1990

    [ ...Re1+ ]

    70) Tal vs Vladimir Akopian, Barcelona, 1992

    [ Qe5+ w/Rd8+ ]

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