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Mikhail Tal

Widely regarded as a creative genius and one of the best attacking players of all time, Tal played in a daring, combinatorial style.[2][3] His play was known above all for improvisation and unpredictability. Every game, he once said, was as inimitable and invaluable as a poem.[4] He was often called “Misha”, a diminutive for Mikhail, and “The magician from Riga”. Both The Mammoth Book of the World’s Greatest Chess Games[5] and Modern Chess Brilliancies[6] include more games by Tal than any other player. In addition, Tal was a highly regarded chess writer. He also previously held the record for the longest unbeaten streak (95 games) in competitive chess history, until Ding Liren‘s 100 game streak from 9 August 2017 to 11 November 2018.

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Graham Morris
February 14, 2019