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Mikhail Tal

Frederic Friedels Erinnerungen an Mikhail Tal und dessen intensives, humorvolles, selbstzerstörerisches Wesen:

Die ChessBase-Serie ist Resultat des neuen Buchs von Frederic Friedel, "Schachgeschichten", in dem er über seine Begegnungen mit den Schachweltmeistern reflektiert.

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Damengambit, Königsjagd und Springertour - das aktuelle Sachbuch über Schach mit einem Vorwort von Garri Kasparow.

Schach fasziniert, und kein anderer als Frederic Friedel, die graue Eminenz der internationalen Schach-Welt, kann uns das königliche Spiel so lebendig näherbringen. Im Tandem mit dem anerkannten Schach-Experten Christian Hesse lässt er uns teilhaben an seinen Begegnungen mit Garri Kasparow, Magnus Carlsen und anderen Großmeistern und Weltmeistern wie Viswanathan Anand, Wladimir Kramnik und Wesselin Topalow.

Friedel und Hesse gehen zurück in die 1970er-Jahre, als die Schach-Partien zwischen Bobby Fisher und Boris Spasski Weltgeschichte schrieben. Sie berichten vom Wettkampf gegen Deep Blue, an dem Friedel im Team von Garri Kasparow teilgenommen hat. Sie beschreiben faszinierende Choreographien aus umkämpften Partien und unterhalten mit ungelösten Schach-Problemen,Rätseln und mathematischen Knobeleien rund um König, Dame und Co. Nie wurde kenntnisreicher und anregender über Schach geschrieben - Friedel und Hesse wissen, warum Damengambit so viele Anhänger*innen fand! Ihre "Schachgeschichten" sind das perfekte Geschenk für alle Liebhaber*innen des königlichen Spiels zwischen 9 und 99 Jahren.

Frederic Friedel ist ein Pionier des Schach-Computers und hat 1987 Chessbase mitbegründet. Das Unternehmen zählt heute ztu den weltweit führenden Unternehmen für Schach-Software. Christian Hesse ist Professor für Mathematik an der Universität Stuttgart und leidenschaftlicher Schach-Spieler. Bekannt wurde er als Autor populärer Sachbücher über Mathematik und Schach.

"An anecdote that illustrates Tal's wit and sense of humor. During the closing ceremony of the Leipzig Olympiad (1960), Bobby Fischer had prepared a joke for Tal, who was then World Champion. Bobby claimed he'd been studying palmistry and grabbed Misha's hand: "I see that you will soon loose your title to a young American", he forecasted. Tal immediately turned to Lombardi and said: "Congratulations, Bill". Everybody bursted in laughter."

Schwanengesang, Tals letzte Partie:

https://twitter.com/Ruhichess/status/1674011155331727361

Mikhail Tal's requiem 
 
Mikhail Tal, the legendary chess grandmaster, faced Garry Kasparov in a 1992 Moscow blitz tournament. It was Tal's final game, played just weeks after he had been released from the hospital. Tal defeated the reigning world champion in a mere 17 moves. In the game, Tal made one of his characteristic speculative sacrifices and confused Kasparov, who ended up losing on time. The game would later become known as "Swan Song."
 
One month later, Tal passed away in Moscow, leaving behind a legacy that would forever stir the imagination of chess enthusiasts all over the world. Even on the brink of death, the 'Magician from Riga' managed to defeat the greatest chess player of all time. Tal struggled with health problems throughout his career, but this didn't stop him from creating some of the most beautiful games ever played.
 
Today, on his death anniversary, I remember Mikhail Tal as a man who showed us that even in the face of adversity, the human spirit can rise to unimaginable heights 
 
Die Partie, vorgeführt von agadmator:
In the November 1964 edition of U.S.S.R., a monthly illustrated magazine, Mikhail Tal was interviewed at length. One of the questions posed to him was whether a "chess robot" could be created in the near future. In response, Tal stated: "Even Edgar Allan Poe mentioned such a robot. [Norbert] Wiener says it can be done, and Botvinnik agrees with him. I can't say whether it's possible or not, but I don't think chess players need one. Chess would soon die if a robot turned up that could play better than anybody else, could play so well, in fact, as to be theoretically incapable of making a mistake. Poetry would die if a machine should suddenly appear that wrote better verses than did humans. Chess not only implies creativity but performance too, and the most skillful performance would lose all meaning in such an event. Some scholars think that the robot could be nothing less than a master player. As Botvinnik has noted, the robot's advantage over the human player would like in the fact that he would not be rattled even by the greatest hubbub in the hall. But that shouldn't worry anyone, in my opinion, because the hall would be sure to be empty."