Weltgeschichte des Schachs: Lieferung 25; Michail Tal

Weltgeschichte des Schachs: Lieferung 25; Michail Tal

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Author: Tal, Mikhail Nekhemyevich (1936- )

Year: 1961

Publisher: Verlag Dr E Wildhagen

Place: Hamburg


Unpaginated with plate and facsimile signature of Tal after title page, illustrations. Addendum laid in. Octavo (8 3/4" x 7"). Issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. First edition.

Tal was variously described as a sorcerer, a calculating machine, the Magician of Riga. He could conjure up fantastic combinations in the most placid of positions, find a sacrifice where none imagine possible, produce activity in the most complex collection of pieces. "It was scarcely credible; here was the mighty, impassive Smyslov, ex-Champion of the World, torn to pieces in just twenty six moves." This game is stunning, magnificent, full of the most incredible complications and sacrifices.


Corners bumped. A very good copy issued with out dust jacket.

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