Is Tal was been a morfinist!?

AWARDCHESS
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Jun 18, 2008, 9:19 PM |
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18th June 2008, 04:25pm
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Some Journalist asked the Tal: 'Are you the Morpfinist!?' 

'No! I am the Chigorinist!' 

The point is, that he was asked about using the drugs 

/ Tal was very sick!/.

But Tal instantly reversed the question into the play of the words, like he was asked about been admirer of the Pol Morfi!  And he refer to M. Chigorin!

 


18th June 2008, 04:31pm
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I'm glad you cleared that up.
18th June 2008, 04:38pm
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by Locke
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Indeed. A perspicuous contribution to Chess.com. It is a rather good anecdote, yet one that is most likely spurious and apocryphal.
18th June 2008, 04:46pm
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What he said.


18th June 2008, 04:59pm
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by Feldmm1
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What a clever man, Tal was.
18th June 2008, 05:06pm
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by CzarWithinMoons
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I'm in love with AWARDCHESS, and there is nothing gay about it(not that there's anything wrong with that).
18th June 2008, 05:21pm
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Tal was a brilliant man! 

When he lost his match to Polygaevsky, he told , that he is a Half-Tal, now!..

He refer to the Russian name Polygaevsky! 'Poly' means a 'half'..


18th June 2008, 05:22pm
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I actually liked this one.  It's at the crossroads of two languages that allows me to understand a play on words that only makes sense in a language I do not speak.