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|Jul-23-13|| ||BUNA: <The Rocket: <keypusher: > Why do you always insist on defending the russians?|
<"Bronstein, in his last book, Secret Notes, published in 2007 just after his death the previous year, confirmed long-standing rumours by writing that the nine Soviet grandmasters (out of a field of 15 players) at Zurich were under orders from both their chess leadership and the KGB to not let Reshevsky win the tournament under any circumstances, with Smyslov being the preferred victor.">>
Apparently the KGB forgot to tell Kotov about their choosen challenger. He dared to win against Smyslov in round 21, helping Reschevsky to catch up.
(Smyslov and Reschevsky shared the lead after round 21 with 12.5 points.)
Kotov vs Smyslov, 1953
|Jul-23-13|| ||keypusher: <The Rocket: <"Same reason Smyslov wasn't">|
Smyslov was russian ;rolleyes*.>
And Botvinnik was a Jew. Hey, you're the one who can't understand how Tal was <allowed> to win the title. How about Botvinnik getting pushed off the 1952 Olympic team by Smyslov, Keres, and Bronstein?
<The Rocket: <keypusher: > Why do you always insist on defending the russians?>
Because it's fun to twit the kibitzers who swallow everything Bronstein says.
|Jul-23-13|| ||perfidious: <keypusher>: More fun yet to ignore some of the 'knowledgeable' posters such as <Rocket>-y'know, the player who proclaims himself GM strength, yet wastes time here amidst the unwashed masses.|
|Aug-28-13|| ||Poisonpawns: july1972-april 1973 90 games without loss and Oct1973-oct1974 95 games without loss. The one loss in the gap was to IM Rukavina|
|Aug-28-13|| ||perfidious: <Poisonpawns>: If your kibitz is meant to imply-or state outright-that Tal lost only the one game to Rukavina, not so.|
There were six losses by Tal at Leningrad Interzonal (1973), of which J Rukavina vs Tal, 1973 was merely the last.
|Oct-15-13|| ||PawnJockey: Tal is not dead!
He sacrificed his life to create an attack.
|Oct-16-13|| ||visayanbraindoctor: Game Collection: Tal vs the World Champions Decisive Games|
|Nov-08-13|| ||drnooo: my hunch here is that the soviet
paranoia did not extend to Jews
particularly, that was Bobby's specialty de la maisson
however Bronstein had to be worried about
the fate of his father
just as Korchnoi was about the fate of
his family there is after all such a
thing as fear compounded by ambivalence
something that Fischer likely was hounded and wounded by AFTER winning the title
chess is a very emotional game
except unless played by
Tal he seemed particularly worry free
|Nov-09-13|| ||ketchuplover: happy birthday herr tal|
|Nov-09-13|| ||gars: <Gryz>: I think you refer to "Schachtraining mit Exweltmeister Tal", by Alexander Koblenc (Koblenz or Koblentz, sometimes), published in 1978 by Walter Rau Verlag, Düsseldorf. This book was translated into English by Mike Price and published by B. T. Batsford. This translation was edited by John Littlewood, who added many diagrams to the German version. However, the copy I own has forty games, instead of twenty.|
|Nov-09-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>|
R.I.P. GM Mikhail Tal.
|Nov-09-13|| ||gars: <Lysem and Malacha> (both quoted on page 2): please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nov-09-13|| ||lost in space: R.I.P. GM Tal. One of my all time favorites.|
|Nov-09-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. World Chess Champion: Mikhail Tal.|
|Nov-09-13|| ||JustAnotherPatzer: After Gazza, my all-time favourite player, one of a kind.|
|Nov-27-13|| ||Sho: Help, please. Looking for games where Tal's opponent averted the traps. Thanks|
|Nov-27-13|| ||talisman: <Sho> you won't find any from 57-60, but you might want to start with the 61 match. 1st sign of cracks being in the armor.|
|Nov-27-13|| ||perfidious: <sho>: Two very difficult opponents for Tal were Korchnoi and Polugaevsky, in large part because they had the same facility as Tal for calculating long, complex variations, thus negating his superiority to most other top-class players in that respect.|
Review Tal's games with these redoubtable players and I suspect you will find what you seek.
|Dec-02-13|| ||tzar: so far 104 pages of comments...not enough imho to praise conveniently the magic of this genius.|
|Dec-16-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "Mother, I have just become Ex-World Champion." >
-Tal (upon losing to Botvinnik)
Unfortunately, the match wasn't really close (1961).
|Dec-18-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one." >
Weird. I saw this quote yesterday somewhere else.
|Jan-06-14|| ||PhilFeeley: Tal vs. NN, Simul 1958
click for larger view
1. g5 Rxh1
2. gxf6 Rxd1+
3. Nxd1 Qxd2
4. fxg7 1-0
great play by Tal.
|Feb-16-14|| ||BobbyBishop: 10 notable games and not a one from his WCM with Botvinnik? SMH...I don't know about this site sometimes.|
|Mar-25-14|| ||offramp: His games are full of holes, hence the name Emmenthal.|
|Apr-10-14|| ||Cemoblanca: <Penguincw> There was a similar quote by Vishy Anand during the World Championship Match against Carlsen in "Der Spiegel". It looks like the GM's use the keyword "forest" frequently. ;)|
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