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Kasparov once said of Tal, " The rest of us calculate, Tal just 'sees'."
Incredible game. I suppose he did not see all the variations. He only knew he would have a great initiative. That is fantastic.
I do not doubt anything GM is saying about Mikhail Tal and his ability to play chess. However there is a danger that people will misunderstand a few things. When he says that Tal wasn't very much into opening preparation and didn't study it as much as the others, he does not mean that Tal wouldn't know the french defense from the sicilian, the sicilian kan from the sicilian najdorf. Tal knew the first 10 or so moves of these openings by heart as well as all the major themes and ideas behind them just as well as all the other players. He just didn't study them in fine detail as much or prepare ultra sharp lines ahead of time; didn't do any home cooking so to speak (which truth be told probably put him at a disadvantage many times). tal didn't just sit down at a chess board for the first time, cold, and do what he did against botvinnik. a lot of study and training came beforehand, regardless of what kind/variety of training/study it was, lest people get the wrong impression.
Tal is my persnlly favorit world champien!
Awesome video. Great commentary. When you realize that Tal came up with stuff like this over the board, you really have to wonder if, from a pure talent perspective, he wasn't actually the strongest player of all time.
i love tal.tal was very big chess player in the history
One of the best games I have ever seen!
great video and commentary!
can anyone tell me the name of the player Tal was facing cause I can't access the full video anymore and I don't remember.
THANKS FOR THE VISEO ROMAN
1 of the most amazing games I've ever seen!!
This might be the greatest Queen sacrifice of all time ... I'm ranking this game just a notch above Fischer's against Robert Byrne ... why? Because this is a visionary sacrifice ... it's almost mysterious, not speculative but revolutionary. Thank you GM Roman for sharing this masterpiece with us!!
You have to gifted with nerves of steel to play that combination.
chess doesnt get more amazing than Tal!
Excellent!! Thank you
who was tal playing? when was this?
What an artist, what a genius. I was looking at b5, but I never considered Nd5!! Thank you, GM Roman. It's just a shame that there never was a match between Tal and Fischer.
Fantastic video. Thanks Roman!!
Thanks Roman!! Great great video, you rule!!! waiting to see the next one!
great game by Tal and superb video by Dzindzichashvili. Thank you
by GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
It's Roman's movie, we're all just playing our part! The newest character in his saga? Former World Champion Mikhail Tal. Today Dzindzi sheds new light into the world that is "Mikhail Tal's greatest achievements" with his original perspective on the great champion. A good friend of Tal's, Dzindzi talks about "Tal Mania", and he then reviews one of the most famous Queen Sacrifices of all time. As in IM Rensch's video series, the initiative is the key in this Unbalanced Material struggle...
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GM Roman Dzindzichashvili
GM Dzindzichashvili was once one of the top players in the world. Born in Georgia, his chess first developed in the USSR. While still an International Master, he defeated opponents like Botvinnik and Bronstein before emigrating, first to Israel where he became a Grandmaster, and then to the United States. His accomplishments in the U.S. include two U.S. Championship first places, and one World Open. He has not played actively in tournaments recently, but has become even more famous perhaps in the U.S. for quality instructional materials, in particular chess videos! Roman Dzindzichashvili now teaches chess classes and seminars for Chess.com University. Feel free to contact him for more information!
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