February 12, 2008
@ 01:41 AM

"Later, ... I began to succeed in decisive games. Perhaps because I realised a very simple truth:
not only was I worried, but also my opponent."

GM Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal
Video "Game Tal vs Fischer"
The great Mikhail Tal, "the Magician from Riga", was one of the greatest attacking geniuses in the history of recorded chess. His attacking style consisted of beautiful displays of multiple, cascading fireworks, where the true nature of the positions during the execution of his combinations was unfathomable by his opponents, even Tal himself!, in the scant time limit imposed in human over the board chess games.

Unlike the smooth, almost effortless style of a Capablanca, Tal purposely played moves that created the maximum complications for both sides. He once said, "One doesn't have to play well. One only needs to play better than his opponent". Dr. Lasker would have loved that quote, for he too believed the game of chess as a struggle between two minds, as opposed to each player blindly making "correct" moves.

The most famous Tal's games

Categories: Famous Chessplayers

January 18, 2008
@ 03:50 PM
Boby Fisher

The legendary (Boby) Robert James Fischer died. Thursday in a Reykjavik hospital, his spokesman, Gardar Sverrisson, said. There was no immediate word on the cause of death.

We all very sorry to hear of Fischer's death.

Video about Fisher
Video about Fischer

Categories: Famous Chessplayers