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|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. ;)|
|Apr-24-14|| ||Rookiepawn: This guy was a rare case of a genius without a single pedantic trait. |
He had all to be a grumpy, self-centered and resentful chap: highly competitive environment (as chess is), outstanding talent, aggressive style... and poor health that prevented him from getting really really far. That could bitter even the best personality, but not his.
Besides, he had talent for writing and expressing himself, but he never used it either to glorify himself, or to belittle others. On the contrary, he was always a true chess lover without being an ego lover, never took himself seriously though he made many jaws drop.
Briefly: a genius and a gentleman. You will not find many in contemporary chess.
|Apr-24-14|| ||perfidious: <Rookiepawn> Meeting him was a distinct pleasure.|
|Apr-24-14|| ||Rookiepawn: <perfidious> I wish I had. Don Miguel Najdorf told Argentinean chess fans (among which I am) that Mikhail Tal liked to sing some tangos when he was in Argentina.|
I was too young at that time (1987 I think), but among local chess players who met him the opinion was unanimous: the guy was always far away from any godlike posing, and it was not false humility either; he just loved to play chess.
There might be endless controversy about who is the best of all times, but when it comes to the balance between what you give to chess, and what you take from it... I know not so many guys able to run away from a hospital (and it was not precisely a cold) just to crush Kasparov in his prime one month before passing away. That's what I call leaving through the big gate!
|Apr-28-14|| ||offramp: Karpov wrote a book called "Miniatures from the World Champions". [This book may have been ghost-written by Evgeny Gik]. |
I remember the writer talking about a problem with Tal: almost every white win by Tal was under 30 moves.
Probably an exaggeration. But there are a <lot> of them:
|May-15-14|| ||KKDEREK: Very nice interview , Garry on Tal:
|Jul-02-14|| ||Kiss of Fire: There was chess before Tal, and there is chess after Tal: it is as if he were from the future!|
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