The Life and Times of Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal is one of the greats that I actually had the privilege of meeting and playing against.

Tal was a really wonderful and funny person who loved to play blitz. His bohemian lifestyle did nothing for his health and he spent much of his life in and out of hospital. What he saw during his games was simply amazing, fantastic calculating ability linked to tremendous imagination.

Here’s a short pictorial video: