Mikhail Tal title

Mikhail Tal was often described as a sorcerer, 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 Vasily V. Smyslov, ex-champion of the world, torn to pieces in just 26 moves.”  This game is stunning, magnificent, full of the most incredible complications and sacrifices.

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