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The legendary Mikhail Tal was the finest ever exponent of attacking chess. His all-out sacrificial style took him all the way to the World Championship title. Dogged by ill-health, Tal's reign was a short one, and he was never able to regain his crown, but Tal remained an outstanding player right up to his death in 1992. His departure has taken away one of the chess world' ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 1st 1994 by Everyman Chess (first published July 30th 1994)
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Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chess, chess-tal
Awesome book on attacking technique by the master of attack. In game after game Tal shows how to crack open a position that seems defended. With chapter titles such as: breakthrough in the center, invasion trajectories, lines of communication, outposts, eliminating defenders, destroying fortress walls, you can focus on specific positions. Or you can just play through them all an marvel at the brilliant and intuitive sacrificial play.
This book is worth the read as an autobiography of one of the most interesting chess players whom happens to analyse games throughout the book because what else is he going to do to describe himself
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May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful ideas by one of the greatest attacking talents of all times. The game which stands out to me is Spassky vs Tal 1973 in Tallin, two former world champions showing how wild chess can be. Tal's commentary on that game gives a window into the madness that is attacking with Mikhail Tal. ...more
Matt Norby
Tal, one of the strongest attacking chess players ever, points out defensive weaknesses and the attacking techniques to exploit them, using numerous examples. A good book for improving middlegame play for the intermediate and advanced player.
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Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (Latvian: Mihails Tāls; Russian: Михаил Нехемьевич Таль (1936 – 1992), was a Soviet Latvian chess player and the eighth World Chess Champion.

Михаил Нехемьевич Таль (латыш. Mihails 9 ноября 1936, Рига — 27 июня 1992, Москва) — советский и латвийский шахматист, гроссмейстер (1957), восьмой чемпион мира по шахматам (1960–1961). По образованию филолог.

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