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Mikhail Tal Fans

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  • Formed: Apr 13, 2009
  • This is the group created for Mikhail Tal Fans! Mikhail Tal (November 9, 1936 – June 28, 1992) was a Soviet-Latvian chess player, a Grandmaster, and the eighth World Chess Champion. He was often called "The magician from Riga" for his daring combinational style. Both The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games (Burgess, Nunn & Emms 2004) and Modern Chess Brilliancies (Evans 1970) include more games by Tal than any other player. Tal was also a highly-regarded chess writer. Many authorities consider him to have been the greatest attacking player of all time.

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  • That's why he is the Magician:-) +1

    by royalbishop 2 weeks ago

  • All hail the mighty Tal!

    by KingOswald 3 weeks ago

  • So, first for 95 consecutive games without a loss and nothing less than 2nd with 86 consecutive games without a loss. That's why he is the Magician:-)

    by Shadow_47 3 weeks ago

  • He went unbeaten in 86 games from July 1972 to April 1973, the 2nd longest unbeaten run in top-level competition, we can make a movie on Tal just for that, his streak ended when he lost to Balashov in round two of the USSR Team Championship. This is modern days competition, not the old days when they played something like 30 games in 8 years in the era of romantic chess. To this day Tal holds the record..

    by Shadow_47 3 weeks ago

  • Tal lost to Kirov at the Novi Sad tournament, October 16, 1974. This is when Kirov broke his streak of 95 tournament games without a loss…

    by Shadow_47 3 weeks ago

  • Nice Trivia Question indeed: I don't remember who ended his streak, I'll let You know if I find out:-)

    by Shadow_47 3 weeks ago

  • It's not so Important who broke his streak in my humble opinion, but that it is unmatched to this day...

    by Shadow_47 3 weeks ago

  • 2nd for consecutive games without a loss with 85 consecutive wins (July 1972-April 1973)

    by Shadow_47 3 weeks ago

  • Hey Shadow_47 who broke his streak? (Sounds like a nice trivia question)

    by royalbishop 3 weeks ago

  • A typo but it is clear what he meant when he posted it.

    by royalbishop 3 weeks ago