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Russian Grandmasters
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<The <<<LEGACY>>> of Mikhail Tal, Efim Geller, and Paul Keres>

Mikhail Tal

Efim Geller

Paul Keres

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<CHESS FILMS>

<WATCH THE CHESS FILMS in <<<480p>>> YouTube Setting for BEST RESULT>

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MIKHAIL TAL

1. "The Life and Times of Mikhail Tal"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYiV...

2. Russian film on Tal- "М. Таль играет по памяти с 10 досками / Возможности мозга"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEOb...

3." Simultaneous exhibition"-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEOb...

A ten-minute video that shows a blindfold simultaneous display, given by the immortal Mikhail Tal. The date is unclear and the commentary is all in Russian, but we (Chessbase) have prepared a summary transcript in English. We were even able to reconstruct four game fragments. Must watch.

Translation and analysis of this video: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... (courtesy of Crawfb5)

4. "Mikhail Tal's Last Game- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6nU...

Youtube video analysis of this historic game- (The Chess Network) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm9n...

5. Live footage <Tal-Botvinnik> 1960 World Championship Match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnmg...

6.Live footage <Tal> at the 1988 World Blitz Championship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_h9...

7. Video elegy of Tal featuring his personal favorite song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce2S...!

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EFIM GELLER

1. "Efim Geller and the Soviet School of Chess"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on1q...

2. "Roman Dzindzichasvili reminisces about Efim Geller" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Pp...

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PAUL KERES

1. "Paul Keres: the Crown Prince of Chess"- Part one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhft...

"Paul Keres: the Crown Prince of Chess"- Part two http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2m2...

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<ARTICLES>

MIKHAIL TAL

1. "Mikhail Tal Wiki Biography" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhai...

2. "Garry Kasparov Talks about Mikhail Tal and Soviet Chess History" http://www.chess.com/news/garry-kas... (courtesy of Chancho)

3. "Mikhail Tal, the Chess Player Ahead of Chess" by Lev Khariton http://www.chessbase.com/columns/co... (courtesy of Crawfb5)

4. Book Review- "Tal Botvinnik, 1960" by Crawb5 ChessBookForum chessforum

5. "Mihail Tal- Games, Quotes, Biography"
http://www.academicchess.org/Focus/... (courtesy of ragh)

6. "Mikhail Tal tactical puzzles from his games- 1952-1992" http://www.wtharvey.com/tal.html
See if you can play like Tal!!

7. "Triumph and Tragedy- Tal at the Moscow Blitz Tournament 1992" (courtesy of Crawfb5)

Part one: http://www.chess.com/article/view/n...

Part two: http://www.chess.com/article/view/t...

8. "Interview with Zhianna Tal" (courtesy of Tabanus) http://www.e3e5.com/article.php?id=...

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EFIM GELLER

1. "Efim Geller Wiki Biography" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efim_G...

2 ."Efim Geller: 1925-1998" by Mark Crowther
http://www.chess.gr/tourn/1998/gell...

3. "Eternal Combat Passion- Remembering Efim Geller" by Mikhail Vasilyev, FIDE Master http://members.multimania.co.uk/csa...

4. "The Geller Affair" by Mark Weeks http://chessforallages.blogspot.com...

5. "Geller's Nightmare" by Marius Ceteras and Olimpiu G. Urcan (courtesy of Crawfb5) http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skitt...

6. "Aviv on Geller" by Aviv Friedman- includes analysis of Geller vs Anikaev, 1979

http://www.coruschess.com/article.p... (courtesy of Crawfb5)

7. "Zurich 1953: Efim Geller, the Trainer" http://blunderprone.blogspot.com/20...

8. "Efim Geller tactical puzzles from his games- 1951-1992" http://www.wtharvey.com/gell.html
See if you can play like Geller!!

9. "Efim Geller: Chessmetrics" by Jeff Sonas
http://db.chessmetrics.com/PL/PL123...

10. "Obituary- Efim Geller" by William Hartston
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e... (courtesy of Crawfb5)

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PAUL KERES

1. "Paul Keres Wiki Biography" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_K...

2. "The Games of Paul Keres" by Scott Massey- includes analysis of

Fine vs Keres, 1938

Euwe vs Keres, 1940

Keres vs Szabo, 1955

Keres vs Geller, 1962

http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/... (A giant thank you to Benzol for helping finish this link)

3. "Zurich: 1953- Paul Keres the Attacker"
http://blunderprone.blogspot.com/20...

4. "Keres Plays with the Wehrmacht" by Thomasz Lissowski

(the fascinating story of how Keres became the "Chess Champion of Posen" in 1943 by winning a tournament organized by the Wehrmacht- and including German soldiers) http://www.chessarch.com/excavation...

5."Remembering Paul Keres" http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... (courtesy of Crawfb5)

6. "Paul Keres tactical puzzles from his Games- 1936-1973" http://www.wtharvey.com/kere.html
See if you can play like Keres!!

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<ANNOTATED GAME ANALYSES>

MIKHAIL TAL

The mysterious story of "Plaskett's Puzzle" and Mikhail Tal

White to play and win (the Black King is on the h7 square)


click for larger view

Video analysis and solution:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laLK... (EndgameStudies)

Tal v Strelkov 1949 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGqs... (Majnu)

Tal v Tolush 1957 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH9p... (Kingscrusher)

Spassky v Tal 1958 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU3I... (Kingscrusher)

Bobotsov v Tal 1958 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lGI... (Comte de MonteC)

Tal v Fischer 1959 (in two parts)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGnG...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHvu... (Majnu)

Tal v Smyslov 1959 - brilliancy prize game with famous Bishop sac 12.Bd2! and Queen sac 19.Qxd7! in two parts!- (by Majnu)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI3r...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCmI...

Tal v Smyslov 1959 - brilliancy prize game with famous Bishop sac 12.Bd2! and Queen sac 19.Qxd7!- (by Kingscrusher)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPKv...

Tal v Botvinnik 1961 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3KW... (Canstein)

Tal v Gurgenidze 1969 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G65P... (ebhavanishankar)

Spassky v Tal 1979 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9ie... (Sean Godley)

Tal v Van der Wiel 1982 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJKd... (Sean Godley)

Tal v Karpov 1987 (Blitz) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_Eh... (Comte de MontC)

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EFIM GELLER

Geller v Sokolsky 1950 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2COE... (Sean Godley)

Geller v Averbakh 1954 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqlD... (Kingscrusher)

Geller v Smyslov 1956 http://chessforallages.blogspot.com... (Mark Weeks)

Fischer v Geller 1961 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th-G... (Sean Godley)

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PAUL KERES

Keres Endgame Composition 1936- try it out before you watch the video explanation (which is visual only-no sound)

White to play and win:


click for larger view

Here a silent video analysis of the solution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dyW... (MadChessPlayer)

Keres v Tarnowski 1952 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeI6... (Kingscrusher)

Keres v Smyslov 1953 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5vo... (Canstein)

Fischer v Keres 1959 (Zurich) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkYB... (Kingscrusher)

Fischer v Keres 1962 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ky-... (Canstein)

Tal v Keres 1962 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8QP... (Canstein)

Korchnoi v Keres 1965 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcTT... (Canstein)

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<GAMES COLLECTIONS>

MIKHAIL TAL

Tal v Fischer (Classical Games +2)
search "tal-fischer"

Game Collection: a rare Tal-ent - under construction (courtesy of Crawfb5)

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EFIM GELLER

Geller v Fischer (Classical Games +2)
search "geller-fischer"

Game Collection: Old Geller (courtesy of Crawb5)

Game Collection: Efim Geller's Best Games (courtesy of KingG)

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PAUL KERES

Keres v Fischer (Classical Games -1)
search "keres-fischer"

Game Collection: Who Keres? under construction (courtesy of Crawfb5)

Game Collection: AVRO 1938 At AVRO 1938, on tie break, Keres won what might be considered one of the toughest "candidates tournaments" in history- and history, in the form of WWII, cheated Keres out of a subsequent match for the World championship with AA Alekhine (courtesy of Benzol)

Game Collection: Match Keres! (courtesy of amadeus)

Game Collection: 1962 Candidates play-off match: Geller-Keres (courtesy of capybara)

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PLACES TO VISIT NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN RUSSIA

1. Moscow Chess Museum
http://www.russianmuseums.info/M1659 (courtesy of whiteshark)


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