Incredible Savings on One-of-a-Kind Items - Updated Daily!

 

X

Chess Psychologist World Champion Tal

Product Code: B0179IS

img

Book Description

In 1956, Mikhail Tal was unknown outside of his home town of Riga, Latvia. Then he started his incredible streak of brilliant sacrifices and amazing victories that made him World Chess Champion by 1960.


How was Tal able to do this? How was Tal able to make improbable sacrifices against the world's strongest players and still win?
The answer, Tal himself said, was through "Chess Psychology".


To this, Bobby Fischer famously countered, "I don't believe in psychology, I believe in good moves."


But Tal wiped out Fischer, amazingly beating him 4-0 in the World Championship Candidate's Tournament in Bled, Zagreb and Belgrade Yugoslavia in 1959.
How was Tal able to do this? Can one really win chess games through chess psychology?


Alexander Liepnieks was the best person to answer this question because not only did he know Tal personally being originally from Riga himself, but he was editor of a Latvian Chess Magazine and thus had access to the notes Tal had written in Latvian about these games.


This book contains 60 games in Descriptive Notation annotated by Liepnieks and other Latvian masters including Edmars Mednis, Paul Tautvaisas and John Tums based on the notes by Tal. It also includes Tal's Chess Quiz based on 10 of Tal's games. (WARNING: This quiz is too difficult. You will not be able to solve the problems.)

Our Price: $19.95


Author: Alexander Liepnieks
Publication Date: November 28, 2012
Notation Type: DN - Descriptive
Page Count: 170

Media Mail Eligible

Media Mail® shipping from the US Postal Service is the cost-effective way to ship Books, Software and DVDs. With shipping rates starting at only 4.00, it's the most affordable shipping method available.

Related Products

  • St. Petersburg 1909
    This is the official tournament book, available for the first time in English in algebraic notation. It was written by Emanuel Lasker. He annotated all 175 games in the clear, instructive style that would become his trademark.
    img

    St. Petersburg 1909

    Catalog Code: B0005RE
    Our Price: $19.95

  • Bobby Fischer - The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion
    Now, for the first time, every one of his 736 tournament and match games is presented with insightful explanations and analysis. Best-selling chess author, German International Grandmaster Karsten Muller, annotates each game of the player many believe to be the greatest of all time.
    img

    Bobby Fischer - The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion

    Catalog Code: B0034RE
    Our Price: $39.95

  • The Hague-Moscow 1948
    On March 24, 1946, the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed away. He was the first – and still the only – champion to die while holding the title. To select a new champion, a powerful quintuple round-robin was held in The Hague and Moscow. The five strongest players of the era, including one former world champion, two future world champions, and two perennial contenders, took part in a grueling two-month, 25-round tournament
    img

    The Hague-Moscow 1948

    Catalog Code: B0068RE
    Our Price: $24.95

  • Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914
    Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914 has become a rare book, almost impossible to obtain. I bought the book used for this reprint from a collector of rare books in Denmark.
    img

    Dr. Lasker's Chess Career 1889-1914

    Catalog Code: B0176IS
    Our Price: $19.95

  • Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games
    Before his recent retirement, Garry Kasparov held the number one position in chess for nearly twenty years. He is considered the greatest player of all time. Now, beginning and intermediate players, ninety percent of the chess playing audience, can benefit from his wisdom.
    img

    Learn From Garry Kasparov's Greatest Games

    Catalog Code: B0009CZ
    Our Price: $14.95

  • Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983
    This much-await clash between two giants of the chess world attracted vast interest among all chess players.

    Garry Kasparov, the 20-year old Grandmaster from Baku, is already the second highest ranked player in the world and has won several top tournaments including the Soviet Championship. 52 year old Victor Korchnoi was a Grandmaster before Kasparov was even born and already had played two matches for the world title.
    img

    Kasparov vs. Korchnoi - London 1983

    Catalog Code: B0012AC
    Our Price: $19.95

  • 1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz
    The 1958 Interzonal Chess Tournament in Portoroz was one of the most important and strongest tournaments in chess history, and is still regularly discussed in chess circles today. This is the tournament where the 15-year-old Bobby Fischer earned the grandmaster title and first became a contender for the World Chess Championship. It is also the tournament where Mikhail Tal finally got his first chance to compete in a grandmaster tournament outside of the Soviet Union, and started one of the longest non-losing streaks in chess history on his march to the World Chess Championship.
    img

    1958 interzonal Chess Tournament Portoroz

    Catalog Code: B0212IS
    Our Price: $14.95

  • SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2
    Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov: Part II is the second volume in a major three-volume series made unique by the fact that it records the greatest chess battles played by the greatest chess player of all-time.
    img

    SHOPWORN - Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov - PART 2

    Catalog Code: SWB0370EM

    $44.95

    $22.48


  • The Logical Approach to Chess
    This has long been one of the standard books on basic chess strategy. It takes the player from the middle game of chess and shows how to take it to a favorable conclusion.
    img

    The Logical Approach to Chess

    Catalog Code: B0105IS
    Our Price: $19.95

  • The Immortal Games of Capablanca
    Superbly annotated treasury includes 113 of the Cuban master's greatest games against Marshall, Lasker, Euwe, and many other formidable opponents.
    img

    The Immortal Games of Capablanca

    Catalog Code: B0050DV
    Our Price: $12.95

Tell us what you think about this item!

What Our Customers Are Saying About The House Of Staunton

lb