By Mikhail Tal, Karsten Müller
THE 7th variation OF TAL’S vintage WORK
“Mikhail Tal’s fabulous account of his international championship fit victory is likely one of the masterpieces of the golden age of annotation – sooner than insights and emotions and flashes of genius have been decreased to mere strikes and Informant symbols. this is often easily the easiest publication written a few global championship fit by means of a contestant. That shouldn’t be a shock simply because Tal used to be the best author to develop into global champion.”
– foreign Grandmaster and well known chess columnist Andy Soltis.
In 1960 Mikhail Botvinnik was once the pillar of “scientific” chess and the iron-willed champion of the realm. The younger attacking genius Mikhail Tal, the “Wizard of Riga,” positioned the magic again into the sport through defeating Botvinnik with fantastic strategies in a single of the main dramatic and celebrated global championship suits of all time.
This is Tal’s personal vintage paintings at the contest. In it he units the degree and explains each of the 21 video games, telling either the on- and off-the-board tale of this immense conflict of types and thought.
This 7th version is supplemented by means of German grandmaster Karsten Müller’s new Foreword and a relocating essay via former USCF govt Director Al Lawrence.
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Ull • d • � dwd • •••••••• - . � •• �· ·�- . � ��-� . � d -�d d �-"�� u . :• . B immediate threats, but Spassky's position is worsening with every move. The problem is that the black pieces are disconnected and cannot come to each other's help. Now, for example, it is impossible to defend the seventh rank by means of 33 . l:tt7 due to the hang ing bishop on d8. Db8 34 �cS llh8 35 l:txd8! 1·0 After 35 . l:txd8, 36 �e7 ! is de cisive. Df6 g6 34 Moscow Ct (2) 1974 In my long chess career the Dragon Variation has been used against me about 20 times, and I think only once has my opponent managed to gain a draw.
56 Merano Wch (9) 1981 8 e3 After 8 e4 llk6 ! Black has quite a playable game. xc4 cxd4 10 exd4 The idea of an early exchange on c4 was used by Kasparov in game 23 of our first match. d5 ! with a mass of exchanges. lLlc6-b4d5. hS! Exchanging bishops is useful for Black, but the straightforward 1 1 . xc3 1 3 bxc3 White i s clearly better. f6 White has immediate difficul ties defending the d-pawn. xe7 (D) 12 B A typical position with an iso lated d-pawn has arisen. But there is one important nuance which is favourable for Black.
In this case White has to be on the look out for danger with every step. However, he does have an interest ing resource: a) Not 14 'ii'c 2? xb3 17 axb3 l:txa1 1 8 'ii'x a1 lbc2+. b5) 15 . . b5 1 6 'ii'd3 b4 17 e3 lbb3 is no use to White either. e5 is better for Black. d) 14 lbc3 ! lbd4 15 'ii'd3 ! c6 ( 1 5 . b5 looks promising, but here as well there is a satisfactory de fence 16 e3 ! xc6 ( 1 6 0-0 is bad due to 16 . lbb3 ! xd2 :xd2 with an advantage for Black) 1 6 . . bxc6 1 7 e3 ! - the point!
1960 Tal-Botvinnik Match by Mikhail Tal, Karsten Müller