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I am picking from the book "Attack with Mikhail Tal" Chapter 1, pg 6. Tal annotates the steps and his thought process on the Tal-Larsen 1965 match.

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1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 dxe5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. Qh5+ Ke6 8. c4 N5f6

Tal continues with 9. d5+ Kd6 10 Qf7 Ne5. I am stuck on the Qf7. Why is Qf7 possible when there is 10... N5f6? What am I missing here?

Here is the original excerpt.

Page 6- Attack with Mikhail Tal

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You made a mistake when transcribing move 7. It is 7. Qh5+, not 7. Qf3+. Move 10 is then Qh5f7, which is not blocked by the Nf6.

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1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 dxe5 5. Nxe5 Nd7 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. Qh5+ Ke6 8. c4 N5f6 9. d5+ Kd6 10. Qf7 Ne5
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  • This was embarassing. Sorry! I went over and over again, and I completely missed this.
    – Soham
    Nov 21 '20 at 15:15

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