Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Successful Mistake
Mikhail Tal was a Russian chess player famous because of the improvisation and unpredictability in his play.
He played a combinatorial and risky style. He used to surprise his opponents with unexpected moves. Even piece sacrifices.
Although not all of them were correct, his opponents experienced such a shock that they were prone to make mistakes.
When in chess someone plays a sacrifice without any clear immediate advantage, chess players refer to it as playing “a la Tal”
In today’s game, the player conducting White pieces makes such a move but he succeeds because his opponent is unable to find the right answer.
Apparently, the surprise after White’s sacrifice disturbed Black and was unable to find the right answer.