In the return match Botvinnik got his revenge. Tal was in bad health and didn’t prepare very well. He lost the match with 13-8. Had Tal lost his magic touch too? Not quite.
White (Tal) to move and win.
Solution chess puzzle #6
29. Nd7+! After this move Botvinnik resigned. Let us see what might happen:
A) 29… Kc7 30. b6+ Kd8 31. cxb7 doesn’t look pretty for black.
B) 29… Bxd7 30. cxd7 Rd8 31. Rc8+! Rxc8 32. Ra8+!Kxa8 33. dxc8Q+ Ka7 34. Qc5+
Less convincing is 29. c7+ after 29… Rxc7 30. Rca2 Rc5 (worse is 30…Rc8 because 31. Ra8+ Kc7 32. b6+ and black will lose a rook or get mated) 31. Ra8+ Kc7 32. Rxe8 white should also win, but he has to work for it.
I found this position in ‘The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal’