Attack with Mikhail Tal
183 pages, paperback, Everyman, 2. edition 1997
The legendary Mikhail Tal was the finest ever exponent of attacking chess. His all-out sacrificial style took him all the way to the World Championship title. Dogged by ill-health, Tal's reign was a short one, and he was never able to regain his crown, but Tal remained an outstanding player right up to his death in 1992. His departure has taken away one of the chess world's most charismatic figures; a player who excited chess passions wherever he went.
In this, his last book, written together with Russian sports journalist Iakov Damsky, Tal shows how to unleash devastating attacks in all kinds of positions.
VI Mikhail Tal - A Personal Tribute
001 1 The Main Indicator - King in the Centre
032 2 Breakthrough in the Centre
042 3 The Assault Ratio
051 4 Invasion Trajectories
074 5 Lines of Communication
089 6 Outposts
105 7 Eliminating Defenders
116 8 At the Royal Court
128 9 Destroying the Fortress Walls
183List of Illustrative Games