In this final game of the USSR
Championship, a special stake was riding on the outcome for Mark
Taimanov. A clear victory against Anatoly Lutikov would gain him a
spot in the Interzonals, leading to the World Championship. In the
middle game he goes all out for a quick kill, catching the white
King in the center. It turns out that the victory wasn't there, but
in a flurry of time-trouble complications, he winds up a piece down
but six Pawns up! This is of the most exciting game on record.