Mikhail Tal vs Lozov

An uneven but very enjoyable game. Black’s disorganized defense is no match for Tal’s masterfully coordinated attack. The role of the white bishops is especially interesting since, although Black has castled kingside, they attack the queenside. But as Tal destroys the badly defended kingside, the black King is forced to escape to the queenside and now the bishops happen to be exactly where Tal needs them. White wastes no move, e.g. 18. e5 prepares 19. Qxh7 which in turn prepares 20. Qg6+.

 

Graham Morris
March 1, 2019