Attack With Mikhail Tal game notation unreadable?

Qwerty_BC

I recently bought Attack With Mikhail Tal on Kindle, and I was looking forward to reading what Misha had to say, but literally I'm on the third page of chapter one and the game notation doesn't seem to make any sense.

GN in question:

1 e4 Nf6 2 e5 Nd5 3 d4 d6 4 Nf3 dxe5 5 Nxe5 Nd7 6 Nxf7 Kxf7 7 Qh5+ Ke6 8 c4 N5f6 9 d5+ Kd6 10 Kf7

That is literally copy pasted directly from the book, I did not write this myself. There must be some chess rule I'm unfamiliar with in which the white king is able to jump six ranks up the board into black's position to join the attack.

Does anybody have a copy of this book who can clarify what this was supposed to mean, or if my copy of the book is bad?

Thanks!

ToastyPosition

They obviously meant Qf7.

Qwerty_BC
ToastyPosition wrote:

They obviously meant Qf7.

I realize now I should've clarified: I'm aware what that was supposed to mean, I'm moreover asking is that actually how it was published, or is there something wrong with the copy I got? And if I'm not mistaken when I went further with the game there were instances in which there was a similar typo, but there were multiple pieces that could've gone to the square provided so it's unclear what the actual position is.

ToastyPosition

Someone posted the following at https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1139722 

 

Sep-20-09    birthtimes: In Tal's book "Attack With Mikhail Tal" he gives the following non-obligatory, yet beautiful, line...

6.Nxf7!? Kxf7 7.Qh5+ Ke6 8.c4 N5f6 9.d5+ Kd6 10.Qf7 Ne5 11.Bf4 c5 12.Nc3 a6 13.Rd1!! g6 14.Bxe5+ Kxe5 15.d6 g5 (defending against 16.f4) 16.Rd2 Bf5 17.Re2+ Kd4 18.Re4+!! Bxe4 19. Qe6!! with the threat of 20.Ne2+ Kd3 21.Qh3+ Kc2 22.Qb3+ Kb1 23.Nc3+ Ka1 24.Bd3 Bxd3 25.Kd2+ Bb1 26.Rxb1#

SNUDOO

@Qwerty_BC I have the Attack with Mikhail Tal book, and I've been able to read it just fine, although I do skip examples because I just flip through the book when I eat. Do you mind posting where this occured? (like which chapter, which example)

Qwerty_BC
SNUDOO wrote:

@Qwerty_BC I have the Attack with Mikhail Tal book, and I've been able to read it just fine, although I do skip examples because I just flip through the book when I eat. Do you mind posting where this occured? (like which chapter, which example)

I'm pretty sure the pages of kindle books are different from physical copies, but it's in chapter one and it's white's move 10 in the very first game he recalls, his fourth game of the candidates semi final match against Bent Larsen in 1965. On my copy it's the third page of chapter one

SNUDOO
Qwerty_BC wrote:
SNUDOO wrote:

@Qwerty_BC I have the Attack with Mikhail Tal book, and I've been able to read it just fine, although I do skip examples because I just flip through the book when I eat. Do you mind posting where this occured? (like which chapter, which example)

I'm pretty sure the pages of kindle books are different from physical copies, but it's in chapter one and it's white's move 10 in the very first game he recalls, his fourth game of the candidates semi final match against Bent Larsen in 1965. On my copy it's the third page of chapter one

Couldn't find it in the beginning of the book. What's the chapter name?

IMBacon

You should be starting with a book that is much more appropriate for your skill level.

https://www.chess.com/article/view/5-great-chess-books-for-beginners

 

ToastyPosition

This is what I see in the file.

ToastyPosition

Are you sure you aren't misreading the figurines?

Qwerty_BC
ToastyPosition wrote:

Are you sure you aren't misreading the figurines?

okay those screenshots clarifies a lot, thank you so much. In my copy there are no figurines. Someone must've misread them when creating the kindle copy

here's a screenshot of the book

vivi132
Hello
Qwerty_BC
IMBacon wrote:

You should be starting with a book that is much more appropriate for your skill level.

https://www.chess.com/article/view/5-great-chess-books-for-beginners

 

I've been playing the game long enough that I understand the basic principles, and I'm familiar with the basic tactics, so I'm trying to take the next step forward to improve my positional play.