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The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
Compiled by MoonlitKnight
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These are the 100 games found in Mikhail Tal's autobiography from 1975.

Game 1
Tal vs J I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 2
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 3
Tal vs M Pasman, 1953 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 4
Birbrager vs Tal, 1953 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 5
Tal vs Straume, 1953 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

Game 6
V Saigin vs Tal, 1954 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 7
Tal vs Averbakh, 1954 
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 8
A Khasin vs Tal, 1956 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 9
Tal vs Ivkov, 1956 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 10 - The Three Rooks' Sacrifice
Koblents vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 11
L Aronson vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 12
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 13
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 14
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1957 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 15
G Ferrantes vs Tal, 1957
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 16
Tal vs Tolush, 1958 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 17
Averbakh vs Tal, 1958 
(A76) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 18
Tal vs Geller, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 19
Spassky vs Tal, 1958 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 73 moves, 0-1

Game 20
Tal vs B Djurasevic, 1958 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 21
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 22
G Laco vs Tal, 1958 
(A22) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 23
Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 24
Geller vs Tal, 1959 
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 25
Tal vs Bronstein, 1959 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 26 - Telegraph Game
Tal vs Stoltz, 1960 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 27
J Kupper vs Tal, 1959 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 28
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 29
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Tal vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 31
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 32
Tal vs S Johannessen, 1959 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 33
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 34
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 35
Tal vs K Darga, 1960 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 36
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 37 - Television Game
Tal vs Stahlberg, 1960 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 38
Tal vs Unzicker, 1961 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 39
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 40
Ivkov vs Tal, 1961 
(E92) King's Indian, 68 moves, 0-1

Game 41
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1961 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 42
Tal vs A Matanovic, 1961 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 43
J H Donner vs Tal, 1961 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 44
Tal vs Parma, 1961 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 45
E Franco Raymundo vs Tal, 1962 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 62 moves, 0-1

Game 46
Tal vs D A Mohrlok, 1962 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 47
Tal vs Bannik, 1962 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 48
Novopashin vs Tal, 1962 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 49
Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 50
Tal vs I Bilek, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 51
Tal vs Letelier, 1963 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 52
Tal vs N Padevsky, 1963 
(C16) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 53
Tal vs Gligoric, 1963 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 54
Tal vs Gligoric, 1964
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 55
F Thorbergsson vs Tal, 1964 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 56
F Olafsson vs Tal, 1964 
(A12) English with b3, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 57
Larry Evans vs Tal, 1964 
(B40) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 58
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 59 - The knight was out of it ...
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Game 60
Tal vs R Fuchs, 1964 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 61 - Once again the Caro-Kann ...
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Game 62
Tal vs N Zhuravlev, 1965 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 63
Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 64
Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 65
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 66
Tal vs Larsen, 1965 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 67
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 68
Tal vs Julio Bolbochan, 1966 
(B89) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 69
E Kristiansen vs Tal, 1966 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 70
Tal vs R Byrne, 1966 
(B69) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 71
I Bilek vs Tal, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 72
Tal vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 73
Tal vs Filip, 1967 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 74
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1967
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 75
Tal vs J H Donner, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 76
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Game 77
A Hermlin vs Tal, 1968 
(A43) Old Benoni, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 78 - 'What do you think of the move 3...b5?'
Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1968 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 79
Tal vs A Zaitsev, 1969 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 80
V Tukmakov vs Tal, 1969 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 81
Tal vs Najdorf, 1970 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 82
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1970 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 83
Tal vs Bagirov, 1970 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 84
Gulko vs Tal, 1970 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 85
Tseshkovsky vs Tal, 1970 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 86
Tal vs Wade, 1971 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 87
Geller vs Tal, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 88
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 89
E Mukhin vs Tal, 1972 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 90
Tal vs O Jakobsen, 1972
(B53) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 91
Tal vs V Zilberstein, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 92
Tal vs L Shamkovich, 1972 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 93
H Westerinen vs Tal, 1973 
(B40) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 94
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 95
Larsen vs Tal, 1973 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 96
Tal vs Gligoric, 1973
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 97 - When football interferes with work ...
Tal vs Myagmarsuren, 1974 
(A13) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 98
Tal vs R Knaak, 1974 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 99
Tal vs M Dvoretsky, 1974 
(E92) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 100
H Bohm vs Tal, 1975 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

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