Mikhail Botvinnik vs Mikhail Tal

Relentless95

Who would win if Mikhail Botvinnik at his peak played Mikhail Tal at his peak? They've played one another before but not when they were both at their best.

ghostofmaroczy

When do you consider Botvinnik to have been at his peak?

Relentless95

Well, actually it's hard to tell, he won the title, then lost it to Tal, and then won it back, honestly I don't know.

ghostofmaroczy

If you are talking in terms of one peak match performance then Tal would win, based upon his 1960 form.  By the way I am figuring Botvinnik peaked in 1948.

The_Pyropractor

Def. Tal.