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From: The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
Compiled by JNP2064
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An easy-to-follow, compendium of games (available on chessgames.com) that are included whether partially or completely in the order in which they appear in Tal's unique and indispensable classic mix of analysis and autobiography. I will be adding the games as I come across them in the book.

ch 1: My First Steps
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Tal vs S Giterman, 1951 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 63 moves, 1-0

following game, Tal - Visotskis, not on CG.com
V Saigin vs Tal, 1954 
(A61) Benoni, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gipslis vs Tal, 1955 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Solovyev, 1955 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 53 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ch 2: A Young Master
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Antoshin, 1957 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

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

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

Koblents vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

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

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

Ch. 3: The Road to the World Championship
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

G Barcza vs Tal, 1959 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

J H Donner vs Tal, 1959 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 28 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Tal, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

the next Keres v Tal from Bled 1959 not on CG.com
Keres vs Tal, 1959 
(A16) English, 64 moves, 1-0

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