Episode 1: A Chess Lesson on Tal vs. Tringov with Jay Stallings

In this episode, Jay Stallings joins us to share a Tal game his father taught to him. Today’s lesson demonstrates the principle of not capturing your opponent’s Queen’s Knight pawn with your queen early in the game. Coach Jay’s lesson on this game, as passed down from his father to him, was transformative for my chess and I think it will be for you as well. Enjoy…

[Event “Amsterdam Interzonal”]

[Site “Amsterdam NED”]

[Date “1964.06.21”]

[EventDate “1964.05.20”]

[Round “23”]

[Result “1-0”]

[White “Mikhail Tal”]

[Black “Georgi Tringov”]

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Nf3 c6 5.Bg5 Qb6 6.Qd2 Qxb2 7.Rb1

Qa3 8.Bc4 Qa5 9.O-O e6 10.Rfe1 a6 11.Bf4 e5 12.dxe5 dxe5

13.Qd6 Qxc3 14.Red1 Nd7 15.Bxf7+ Kxf7 16.Ng5+ Ke8 17.Qe6+ 1-0