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Rudolph Spielmann said, "I can comprehend Alekhine's combinations well enough; but where he gets his attacking chances from and how he infuses such life into the very opening - that is beyond me."
That is why I rate Alekhine ahead of Spielmann, Tal ahead of Nezhmetdinov, and Kasparov ahead of everyone.
Lasker said of Alekhine...(re phasing) Of course i see the mate coming.The magic , he places pieces on the correct squares for the attack.
i believe Tal was the stronger player but Nezhmetdinovs attacks were even crazier i would believe. I think Tals sacs seem to have some method (even though its beyond me to say what)while Nezhmetdinovs attacks are beyond any logic. But its just my first half baked opinion because i havent seen enough games obviously.
by the way i dont want to start a political discussion just out of curiousity, were there other ims in soviet union who didnt have the name rashid and didnt get the GM title even though they have beaten GMs regurlarly??
Yes, in fact a large number of really strong players left the Soviet Union and became titled players in Europe and the US in the early 1990s.
thank you very much
Morpy - Tal - Fischer - Kasparov
I have doubts about the soundness of the sacrifice. Larsen should have won had it not been blitz.
Attacking in blitz to make your opponent think, so you can think on his time is quite often is part of a sound sacrifice.
I'd go with Nezhmetdinov, in the matches he plays with Tal, he comes out on top. Another great tactician I think should be mentioned is Veselin Topalov :D
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