A personal look at Mikhail Tal's games

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A personal look at Mikhail Tal's games Peter Svidler

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Tal, nicknamed the “Magician from Riga,” was a gregarious and unworldly genius who overwhelmed his opponents with dazzling attacking chess. He made a strong impression on a young future Russian Champion: Peter Svidler.


In this series Svidler takes you through seven of Tal's classic games, sharing his personal insights into one of the greatest attacking players of all time.

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Peter Svidler presents one of his chess idols.


  • A personal look at Mikhail Tal's games

    00:37 min
  • Tal's early games

    24:14 min
  • Tal vs. Hecht (1962)

    24:09 min
  • Tal vs. Portisch (Bled, 1965)

    29:51 min
  • Tal vs. Larsen (Bled, 1965)

    25:55 min
  • Botvinnik vs. Tal (Moscow, 1960)

    29:54 min
  • Tal vs. Akopian (Barcelona, 1992)

    23:14 min
  • Final thoughts on Tal

    00:27 min
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