1949 - 1959: The Magic of Youth
Paperback, 448 pages
Mikhail Tal is one of the most celebrated chess players of all time. The eighth World Champion not only won the title at a record young age, but did so using a ferocious, high-risk attacking style. Tal's spectacular games, along with his charming personality and witty sense of humour, endeared him to the chess public like no other player.
Award-winning author Tibor Karolyi has written the definitive guide to Tal's sparkling career. Cutting-edge chess analysis is complemented by the engaging story of Tal's career and other life events. The book also contains numerous anecdotes from famous players who share their memories of Tal.
In this, the first of three volumes, Karolyi explores Tal's early life and career up to the end of 1959, including his victory in the formidable Candidates tournament where he earned the right to challenge Botvinnik for the world title.
About the Author
International Master Tibor Karolyi was Hungarian Champion in 1984 and is renowned as an author and trainer. He won The Guardian Book of the Year prize in 2007 (Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov) and coached Peter Leko when in the space of four years Leko went from promising junior to world class Grandmaster.
ISBN: 978-1-907982-77-4, Quality Chess
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