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2 Best Games of Mikhail Tal – The Magician from Riga

2 Best Games of Mikhail Tal – The Magician from Riga

Today we’re going to learn from the 8th World Chess Champion, Mikhail Tal, The Magician from Riga, who was widely regarded as a creative genius and one of the best attacking players of all time!

Tal played in a daring, combinatorial style. He was a Soviet Latvian chess Grandmaster and then to set few positions where he makes the brilliance. He was also a highly regarded chess writer.

Today our guest coach FM Marko Makaj would like to share with you the two best games of Mikhail Tal. While showing these games, Marko will teach you the key ideas that Tal used in his games so that you can incorporate them in your own games. 🙂

You can watch the video below:


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1. Play in an attacking style and take the initiative whenever you can
2. Learn to sacrifice without fear (when there are tactical possibilities)
3. Create mating attacks

P.S. Did you like this lesson? What do you like about Tal? Do you have any other favourite games of Tal? Please share them in the comments below. 🙂
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