Mikhail Tal was simply a chess phenomenon. The "magician from Riga" stunned the chess world when he became the youngest ever World Champion (at that time) in 1960, and he won countless supporters for his scintillating tactical play and his infectious enthusiasm for the game. As former World Champion Vassily Smyslov once noted, Tal's appearance in chess had the effect of an exploding bomb, since his style of play was distinguished by extraordinary combinative brilliance. The authors revisit Tal's brilliant victories. They have carefully picked his most famous and instructive games and combinations, ones which set the chess world alight with admiration. A study of this tactical genius is sure to entertain and benefit aspiring chess students.
- Tal's most brilliant sacrificial attacks
- Ideal for attacking-minded chess players
- Perfect for sharpening tactical ability
- 128 Pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Published: 2004
- Notation: Figurative