Mastery: Attacking

Mikhail Tal's Brilliancies

Mikhail Tal's Brilliancies

Join FM Alisa Melekhina as she demonstrates some of the best sacrifices of World Champion Mikhail Tal. She breaks Tal's attacks into queen sacrifices, miniatures and positional sacrifices. Enjoy these dazzling tactics and learn from one of the best attacking players in history!

  • Mikhail Tal's Best Queen Sacrifices

    FM Alisa Melekhina demonstrates three of the best queen sacrifices by the sacrificial attacking genius, former World Champion Mikhail Tal. Unlike many super-GM games today that are steeped in theory, Tal’s romantic games were ripe with the possibility for spectacular sacrifices. FM Melekhina shows us how Tal would often sacrifice without a specific variation set in stone, trusting his intuition for superior piece play and dynamic attacking possibilities.

    • 25 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tal's Four Most Brilliant Miniatures

    Do the world’s best players ever lose in about 20 moves? When they played against Tal, they did. FM Alisa Melekhina shows you four quick and brilliant games by the great attacking master. Watch how Tal conjures decisive combinations seemingly out of thin air in these four amazing games.

    • 20 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Tal's Most Devastating Positional Sacrifices!

    Do you ever get that sinking feeling in your stomach when your opponent sacrifices a piece? Imagine what Tal’s opponents must have felt when the mad genius unexpectedly threw a piece at them for positional reasons. FM Alisa Melekhina concludes her Tal video series with a look at his most devastating positional sacrifices.

    • 25 min
    • 5 challenges
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