Mikhail Tal’s Best Chess Games | Greatest Moves, Sacrifices, Tactics, Traps, Strategies & Ideas

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Here’s one of the greatest chess games ever played between Bukhuti Gurgenidze (white pieces) & Mikhail Tal (black pieces) at the 24th Soviet Chess Championship in Moscow in 1957. Reviewing this game we’ll learn how to play & sacrifice like the magician. We’ll analyze his strategy, moves, ideas & tactics. Mikhail Tal made a name for both himself and the Benoni defense with his fantastic victories on the black side. Playing Gurgenidze in the Soviet Chess Championship of 1957, Tal setup a great trap by making a knight sacrifice & also offering a queen sacrifice to mate his opponent! Following this game we can learn important Chess Lessons like power of attacking a weak color, mating patterns (Boden’s mate) & the power of using all your pieces to target the opponent’s king. I also have an interesting endgame chess puzzle at the end of this video, let’s see if you can solve that.


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  1. Good game for tal. But i think opponent was too weak playee

  2. Oh, it's an easy question. I love to play without queens,l will exchange.

  3. Puzzle at the end: exchange queens and play h4, the pawn on h will probably finally get a new queen, but there are many defense variations

  4. Queen to c4 is best move for white I believe. Bcoz white is pawn down and if black goes for check at e3 (otherwise he will be finished) white can move it's king to b2 and could goes for draw.

  5. Worst subtitles covered all the BLACK piece's….. Worst 😊

  6. Sir can plz explain with real chess pieces ♟️ on real chess board plzz…

  7. white queen to C4 is the best move in puzzle

  8. Book Reader Hindi - हिंदी साहित्य और कहानियाँ says:

    Bukhuti chutiya tha…He not using quiens full benifits😠😠😠

  9. The Magician Mikhail Tal strikes again!

  10. kc3 will the excellent move


  11. Tal doesn't need queen but he plays with 16 queens

  12. Your text messages over the board is so annoying its blocks the board

  13. 3:35 Rather than sacrificing queen, if Mikhail put queen on F4, it was checkmate. Mikhail could win here in less moves.

  14. I really love how Mikhail Tal's game is always interesting to watch with the best explanation ❤

  15. Encompass, king check then queen takes queen

  16. Queen sacrifice and promoting the power by using the pawn that's the solution for that puzzle

  17. The video titel felt like a click bate for a second

  18. This magician plays like GM maybe he should pursue his Career in chess

  19. Mikhail Tal vs Magnus Carlson

    Who do you think would win!!!???

  20. Mikhail Tal's sacrifice means double piece advantage

  21. Accept queen exchange then push the h2 pawn and exchange with g6, then simply bring the king on d2 square to prevent the e5 pawn then push the pass pawn🎉🎉

  22. Super bro.. there is method to madness. Like this punch..❤❤

  23. Please give your content more screen…if you want people to watch more.

  24. Chess Puzzle –
    No, I wouldn't sacrifice my queen, because if I sacrifice my queen then it open the way for black to promote it's pawn, and king even can't stop it from promoting, because of the pawn of f-file, instead if king tries to stop pawn from promoting, white will loss a pawn.
    Best move for white – king to c4

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