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70 puzzles from games played by former World Champion Mikhail Tal. What's the best move?

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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.

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70) ----------------------------------------------Solutions 1) White Mates in 6. Tal vs Boris Gulko, exhibition, 1949 [ Rf7+ ]

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Tal vs Israel Zilber, Riga, 1949 [ Ne6+ w/Qg7+ ]

3) Black Mates in 3. Igor Glek vs Tal, Riga, 1955 [ ...Qf5+ Kh4 Nf6+ ]

9) Tal vs Bent Larsen, Reykjavik, 1957 [ b4 w/Ra3 ]

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16) Max Blau vs Tal, Zurich, 1959 [ ...Nxf1 ]

4) A Ostrauskas vs Tal, Vilnius, 1955 [ ...Bg2+ Kxg2 Rf2+ ]

10) Tal vs Konstantin Klaman, Moscow, 1957 [ Rxe7+ w/Qh4+ ]

5) Black Mates in 5. Kira Zvorykina, Vilnius, 1955 [ ...d3 if Ke1 Rc2 or if Rxd3 Rc1+ ]

11) Anatoly Bannik vs Tal, Moscow, 1957 [ ...Nxe2+ ]

17) Alexandre Abrosimov vs Tal, Riga, 1959 [ ...Rad8 if Rfd1 Rxe4 ]

18) White Mates in 2. 12) Black Mates in 6. Hector Rossetto vs Tal, Portoroz, 1958 [ ...Qh2+ Kf1 Rxe3 ] 19) Tal vs Vasily Smyslov, Bled, 1959 [ Qxf7 ] Tal vs Pal Benko, Bled, 1959 [ Rh8+ ]

6) Black Mates in 4. E Chukaev vs Tal, Tbilisi, 1956 [ ...Re1+ if Bd1 Rxd1+ Ka2 Qxa3+ ]

13) Tal vs Harry Golombek, Munich, 1958 [ Rf4 w/Rxh4 ]

7) Mark Taimanov vs Tal, Moscow, 1957 [ ...Rxd1+ Rxd1 Qg4 Ne1 Qxd1 ]

14) White Mates in 6. Tal vs P Skuja, Latvia CH, 1958 [ Ne7+ ]

20) Tal vs Robert Fischer, Yugoslavia, 1959 [ Nd4 w/Ne6+ ]

8) Tal vs Alexander Koblenz, Riga, 1957 [ Rf6+ w/Bh6+ ] 15) Tal vs Georgy Tringov, Munich, 1958

21) Tal vs Dieter Keller, Zurich, 1959 [ Rb7+ ]

22) Tal vs Klaus Darga, Hamburg, 1960 [ Re6 w/Rd6 ]

[ ...Ra1+ Kc2 Na5 ] 29) White Mates in 5. Tal vs Georgy Tringov, Amsterdam, 1964 [ Bxf7+ ] 36) Anatoly Ufimtsev vs Tal, Moscow, 1967 [ ...Bh3+ if Kxh3 Ng5+ Kg2 Qe4+ mates or if Kg1 Nf3+ mates ]

23) Tal vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Moscow, 1960 [ Rxa6+ ]

30) Tal vs Alexander Koblents, 1965 [ g6 ] 37) Tal vs NN, USSR, 1970 [ Bxg5+ ] 31) Tal vs Kiriukov, Riga, 1965 [ Rxe6 ] 38) Gedeon Barcza vs Tal, Tallinn, 1971 [ ...Rd8 if Qe3 Qxc2 mates ]

24) Tal vs Wolfgang Unzicker, Stockholm, 1961 [ Bxf7+ w/Qb3+ ]

25) Ortega vs Tal, Habana, 1963 [ ...Nxd4 ]

32) Tal vs A Shmit, Riga, 1965 [ Qh7 w/Nd7+ ]

26) Tal vs NN, USSR, 1963 [ Rd6 if Bxd6 Qxe6+ Bc4 & Rf1+ ]

39) Tal vs Andres Vooremaa, Tallinn, 1971 [ Ne6+ w/Rxf7 Qxf8+ & Qxf7+ ]

33) Tal vs Svend Hamann, Kislovodsk, 1966 [ e5 ]

27) Larry Evans vs Tal, Amsterdam, 1964 [ ...h5+ Kxh5 Qf3+ Kg5 Qxf6+ ]

40) Karoly Honfi vs Tal, Sukhumi, 1972 34) Tal vs Robert Wade, Palma de Mallorca, 1966 [ Ne6 ] [ ...Rxc3+ if Kxc3 Bb4+ Kxb4 Qa5+ Kc4 Qa6+ ]

28) Tal vs Pal Benko, Amsterdam, 1964 [ Rd8+ ]

35) Edgar Walther vs Tal, Habana, 1966

41) Tal vs Orest Averkin, Moscow, 1973

[ Nd5 if Rxa4 Ne7# ] 48) White Mates in 7. 42) Tal vs William Hartston, Hastings, 1973 [ Rxf7 w/Bxg6 & Qh7+ ] 49) Tal vs Rafael Vaganian, Dubna, 1973 43) White Mates in 3. Tal vs NN, 1973 [ Rxf7+ ] 50) Tal vs Zaitsev, Aanval, 1973 [ Rc7+ w/Qxe7+ Qd6+ & Qc5+ ] [ Qh5+ w/Qf3 ] 55) White Mates in 4. Tal vs Ivan Radulov, Leningrad, 1977 [ Rd1 ] Tal vs Michael Stean, Hastings, 1973 [ h5+ ] 54) White Mates in 4. Tal vs Prschibyl, Tallinn, 1977 [ Qg4+ ]

44) Tal vs NN, 1973 [ Qb5+ if Qd7 Rxe5+ Be7 Bc6 Rxc6 Ra8+ ]

56) Tal vs Sergey Makarichev, Tbilisi, 1978 [ Rxb4 w/Qc3+ ]

51) White Mates in 5. 45) Tal vs Kick Langeweg, Wijk aan Zee, 1973 [ Qg4 w/Bxg6 ] 52) Tal vs Thomas Paehtz, Halle, 1974 [ Rxe6 ] Tal vs Anton Deze, Novi Sad, 1974 [ Qe7 ] 57) White Mates in 5. Tal vs Yrko Rantanen, Tallinn, 1979 [ Bxg7+ w/Bh8 ]

46) White Mates in 7. Tal vs NN, 1973 [ Qf8+ ]

58) Boris Spassky vs Tal, Montreal, 1979 [ ...Ng4 if Re1 Rh1+ mates ]

47) White Mates in 4. Tal vs Igor Platonov, Dubna, 1973 [ Qh6 ]

53) Tal vs Tigran Petrosian, Moscow, 1974 [ Rxd7 if Qxd7 Qh4 mates or if Bxd7 Bxf7+ Rxf7 Qxf7+ ]

59) Tal vs Boris Spassky, Tilburg, 1980 [ Rg5+ ]

60) Tal vs Iivo Nei, USSR, 1981 [ Qxf8+ ]

Tal vs Johann Hjartarson, Reykjavik, 1987 [ Ng4+ ]

61) White Mates in 4. Tal vs Ricardo Calvo Minguez, Malaga, 1981 [ Qe7+ ]

67) Tal vs Miguel Quinteros, St del Esterol, 1987 [ Rxf5 w/Nce4 ]

62) Robert Huebner vs Tal, Wijk aan Zee, 1982 [ ...Bxf3 if gxf3 Nh5 ]

68) Tal vs Alexander Chernin, St John, 1988 [ g5 ]

63) White Mates in 4. Tal vs David Bronstein, Tbilisi, 1982 [ Ng6+ if hxg6 Qd8+ ]

69) Siegfried Maus vs Tal, Germany, 1990 [ ...Re1+ ]

70) Tal vs Vladimir Akopian, Barcelona, 1992 [ Qe5+ w/Rd8+ ]

64) Klaus Bischoff vs Tal, Albena, 1984 [ ...Nc4 ]

65) Miguel Quinteros vs Tal, Argentina, 1987 [ ...Bc5 if Nc2 Ra8 ]

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66) White Mates in 5.