Mikhail Tal's Brilliancies

Mikhail Tal's Brilliancies

How did Mikhail Tal shock the chess world? Join FM Alisa Melekhina as she demonstrates some of the highlights of Tal's amazing career. Start playing like Tal today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • What were Mikhail Tal's best queen sacrifices?
  • Which were Tal's best miniatures?
  • How did Tal find brilliant positional sacrifices?

"If it were not for Tal I probably would not have been a chess player as I learned chess on the basis of his games and was greatly inspired by his book on his life and games despite my extremely limited exposure to chess culture otherwise at that time. You can learn a lot from his games and the tactics in them." - NM and Chess.com Member Petrosianic

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

Mikhail Tal's Brilliancies

3 Lessons
70 Minutes
15 Challenges
Released June 24, 2019