Mikhail Tal Quotes

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Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: To play for a draw (at any rate To play for a draw (at any rate with White) is to some degree a crime against chess. Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Botvinnik: If Tal sacrifices a piece, take it. If If Tal sacrifices a piece, take it. If Petrosian sacrifices a piece, don't take it. Mikhail Botvinnik
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: Fischer is the greatest genius to descend from Fischer is the greatest genius to descend from the chess heavens. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: When I asked Fischer why he had not When I asked Fischer why he had not played a certain move in our game, he replied: 'Well, you laughed when I wrote it down!' — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: I like to grasp the initiative and not I like to grasp the initiative and not give my opponent peace of mind. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: For pleasure you can read the games collections For pleasure you can read the games collections of Andersson and Chigorin, but for benefit you should study Tarrasch, Keres and Bronstein. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: You must take your opponent into a deep You must take your opponent into a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: Young man, consider that the train has left, Young man, consider that the train has left, and all you can do is loudly slam the door in farewell. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: As long as my opponent has not yet As long as my opponent has not yet castled, on each move I seek a pretext for an offensive. Even when I realize that the king is not in danger. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: ...That is my biography from the first day ...That is my biography from the first day of my chess life to the present.

JOURNALIST. And your plans.
PLAYER. To play! — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: I have always thought it a matter of I have always thought it a matter of honour for every chess player to deserve the smile of fortune. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: Fischer is Fischer, but a knight is a Fischer is Fischer, but a knight is a knight! — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: If you wait for luck to turn up, If you wait for luck to turn up, life becomes very boring. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: It is difficult to play against Einstein's theory It is difficult to play against Einstein's theory -on his first loss to Fischer — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: First, how to sac my queen, then rook, First, how to sac my queen, then rook, then bishop, then knight, then pawns. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: If (Black) is going for victory, he is If (Black) is going for victory, he is practically forced to allow his opponent to get some kind of well-known positional advantage. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: Just as one's imagination is stirred by a Just as one's imagination is stirred by a girl's smile, so is one's imagination stirred by the possibilities of chess. — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Botvinnik: If Tal would learn to program himself properly, If Tal would learn to program himself properly, then it would become quite impossible to play against him. — Mikhail Botvinnik
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: Later, I began to succeed in decisive games. Later, I began to succeed in decisive games. Perhaps because I realized a very simple truth: not only was I worried, but also my opponent — Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal Quotes By Mikhail Tal: I go over many games collections and pick I go over many games collections and pick up something from the style of each player. — Mikhail Tal