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 Tal: Without technique it is impossible to reach the Without technique it is impossible to reach the top in chess, and therefore we all try to borrow from Capablanca his wonderful, subtle technique. 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: 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
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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: ...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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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