New in Chess, paperback, Englisch, ISBN: 978-90-5691-400-4, 336 Seiten,
Learn from the Legend
"You must lead your opponent into a deep, dark forest, where 2 + 2 = 5 and
where the path back out is only broad enough for one of you." Mikhail Tal
Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses in chess
history. Feared and admired for his dazzling attacks, the 'Magician from Riga'
took the chess world by storm. In 1960, at the age of twenty-three, he wrested
the world title from Mikhail Botvinnik to become the youngest World Champion
In this book Karsten Müller and Raymund
Stolze have created an instructional guide by investigating and
explaining the secrets of Tal's breathtaking tactics. Additionally, they present
one hundred exercises selected from his games that will teach amateurs how to
distinguish between correct and incorrect combinations, and how to defend
A special feature are the contributions from legendary grandmasters such as
Spassky, Jussupow and Kramnik, who share their personal impressions and
describe their games with the 8th World Champion.
The result is both an intimate portrait of one of the all-time greats of
chess and an instructive guide for lovers of Tal's legendary combinational
Karsten Müller (1970) is a mathematician and a chess
grandmaster from Hamburg. He is a prolific writer whose books include the
bestselling Bobby Fischer: Career and Complete Games and The Modern
Raymund Stolze (1945) is a chess trainer and journalist who
lives in Berlin.
"Exceptional, instructive and entertaining. Definitely a milestone in the
various publications about Mikhail Tal.", KARL Magazine.
"I am really thrilled by this book, everything is spot-on.", Martin Rieger,