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|Jul-27-18|| ||Caissa04: Mikhail Tal, we all love him but he is the first WC to have more draws that wins.|
|Jul-27-18|| ||saffuna: Smyslov: Overall record: +911 -305 =1373 (61.7%)*|
|Aug-11-18|| ||offramp: Thereís a book out about Talís complete games. I dunno the title. I think itís in three volumes.|
I ainít seen it. But I bet itís rubbish.
Two thumbs down.
One star out of 5.
|Aug-11-18|| ||swampdragon: Tibor Karolyi has a three volume series of best games published by Quality Chess. He's a good annotator, but it's nowhere near a complete games collection.|
|Aug-11-18|| ||Howard: There was a 2-3 volume set which came out at least 30 years ago, that gave all of Tal's games from the day he was in diapers, but it's long out of print. The annotations were very sparse though.|
That "diapers" remark, incidentally, might not have been an exaggeration. On the cover of the first volume, it gives the starting year as....1936! That's the year he was born!
|Aug-11-18|| ||parisattack: The Complete Games of Mikhail Tal by Hillary Thomas, 3 volumes. In the so-called 'Batsford Whites' series.|
My two favorite Tal books are: Life and Games of Mikhail Tal by Tal and Tal's Winning Combinations by Tal and Khenkin.
|Aug-11-18|| ||AylerKupp: <<offramp> Thereís a book out about Talís complete games. I dunno the title. I think itís in three volumes. I ainít seen it. But I bet itís rubbish. Two thumbs down.>|
If you don't know the title of the book and haven't seen it, why would you bet it's rubbish and give it two thumbs down before you even look at it? Is it just because it's about Tal's games and you don't like Tal's games? Which, BTW, is your prerogative.
But maybe you should buy the books per <parisattack>'s link above and look at them before you decide to comment on them.
|Aug-11-18|| ||john barleycorn: <AylerKupp: ...
If you don't know the title of the book and haven't seen it, why would you bet it's rubbish and give it two thumbs down before you even look at it? ...>
There is nothing wrong with being opionated as long as you are right. So, where was <offramp> wrong then? I guess you <AylerKupp> have seen as much of that mentioned Tal trilogy as <offramp> did.
|Aug-11-18|| ||john barleycorn: *opionionated|
|Aug-11-18|| ||OhioChessFan: *opinionated|
|Aug-11-18|| ||john barleycorn: <OhioChessFan: *opinionated>|
|Aug-11-18|| ||Charlie Durman: Looks like Misha's page is imploding with Wankas ... |
How sad am I to see this .....
|Aug-12-18|| ||offramp: <john barleycorn: <OhioChessFan: *opinionated>
For pete's sake!
|Aug-12-18|| ||morfishine: <offramp> LOL and that is noted! |
I was just in the process of deleting my post for being "off-topic" when I read yours
|Aug-12-18|| ||AylerKupp: <<john barleycorn> There is nothing wrong with being opionated as long as you are right.>|
I disagree, but not for the reason you may think. I don't think that there's anything wrong with being opinionated even if you are wrong. It shows that you are capable of critical thinking. And, after all, I'm opinionated all the time and I have been wrong many times (hopefully less than 50% but I think that it is a close call). The only thing I consider wrong is to present an opinion and try to pass it off as a fact, alternative or otherwise, which it isn't.
So I have no problem with <offramp> presenting his opinion, I'm just pointing out that he has no apparent basis on which to form an opinion. Which is fine also, although I personally try to avoid doing that. I prefer to have a basis for an opinion but I also recognize that basis can be wrong. So I actually look favorably to someone pointing out <why> my basis is wrong. I will sometimes, even often, agree with them, and then change my opinion. That's one way I learn.
So in this case with <offramp>. I didn't say that he was wrong although it can certainly be justifiably interpreted that way. I was just perplexed that he would form an opinion on a book without looking at it, so it was more of a curiosity on how he could do that rather than a criticism. For example, as I pointed out, if he has not in the past been favorably impressed by Tal's games then it would not be unreasonable for him to think unfavorably on a book about Tal's games. And, even though I'm biased since Tal is my all-time favorite player, others have commented (including Tal himself!) that many of his sacrifices were unsound and only succeeded because of less than best play by his opponents. So if <offramp> shares that opinion, then I would say that there's a justified basis, even though I might disagree with him, for him to consider and bet that a book of Tal's games was rubbish.
But he didn't and hasn't said what his reasons are (and he doesn't have to) for thinking that a book on Tal's game is rubbish; it's just his opinion. So I just don't know. It's often said that "curiosity killed the cat" and to that I can only respond "Meow!".
|Aug-12-18|| ||AylerKupp: <<Charlie Durman> Looks like Misha's page is imploding with Wankas ... How sad am I to see this >|
And yet in spite of your sadness you decided to contribute to the implosion.
|Aug-12-18|| ||moronovich: My think everyone is entitled to have his own opinionion.|
Food for sought.
|Aug-13-18|| ||john barleycorn: <moronovich: My think everyone is entitled to have his own opinionion.|
Food for sought.>
Can one smoke those onions?
|Nov-09-18|| ||andrewjsacks: Happy birthday to the Wizard of Riga.
Caissa smiled upon you.
|Nov-09-18|| ||HeMateMe: He lived long enough to see the Baltic shelf achieve their independence from the USSR. I'd drink to that.|
|Nov-09-18|| ||Diocletian: Happy Birthday to Tal the magician.
click for larger view
Tal, Black to move
Solution: A Ostrauskas vs Tal, 1955
|Nov-09-18|| ||Mikhail1962: I played with him|
|Nov-09-18|| ||Violin sonata: Tal would have been happy to know that the world championship match begins on His birthday https://en.chessbase.com/post/a-kee...|
|Nov-29-18|| ||HeMateMe: <https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-btqFLr81...>|
Tal, Black to move
1...B-g2+ 2.KxB (forced)...R-f2+, 3.KxR...QxQ+ and black also picks off the Bishop on c2.
|Dec-01-18|| ||hemy: Photo of Tal with Botvinnik analyzing game, while Alexander Koblents participating in discussion: |
This photo is from archive of Naum Segal, organizer and director of memorial tournaments of Mikhail Tal and Alexander Koblents from 1993 to 2000.
It is included in the book "Maestro", by Naum Segal, Rishon LeZion, 2017, p. 37. First time it was published by him in magazine "64, Shachmatnoje obozrenije", Nr.5, 1995.
I received this book from Naum Segal with request to send him my opinion about the book.
The book is important contribution to the Latvian chess history. It includes biographies of Mikhail Tal, Alexander Koblents and the stories about international memorial tournaments "Maestro".
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