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. “Both the Queen and took dunno what to do” is probably the funniest thing I have heard today

  2. Queen to c3, giving the opponent an option to take down my queen first. If the opponent does, I'll take down the queen with the king. Here the opponent pawn on d6 will remain locked. If he doesn't agree to the queen exchange, I'll move the queen to c6 and carry on the game.

  3. Best chess channel. Concentrating on the match only… Others go so deep into what could have happened discussion, we loose interest.

  4. Vishwanathan Anand won against him.
    But Tal is my fav. player🥰

  5. Just started playing after so many years…… your videos are helpful….👍👍👍👍

  6. I will not exchange queen👸👸👑 because white have 4 pones,and black have 5 pones

  7. Nothing special..Just another queen sacrifice

  8. Mikhail Tal: has only 1 pawn left

    His enemy: has promoted every one of his pawns into queens and still has everything

    Mikhail Tal: Omg what’s that behind you!

    His enemy who turned his back: What

    Mikhail Tal who flipped the board and brainwashed everyone that he was winning: How about you just resign so we can end this already

    His enemy: Okay

  9. When they played against Tal and he sacrifies something…they knew they were screwed

  10. You are the Indian man of chess on YouTube. Thank you

  11. I laughed when I heard him saying 'the queen and rook don't know what to do'

  12. White Queen d4×e5, white pawn h4 & than h5….to be continue…

  13. K*C3.. only 2 main pieces we can look forward to defend the kind obv and queen.. so c3 and the queen is protected then the black queen can just back of for now or be gone.

  14. Puzzle answer – queen exchange is wrong movement bcs black pawns are more than white so black winning the game. I think queen D1 is the correct movement bcz saving for both pawn.

  15. Every time watching I am enjoying this game

  16. Bukhuti should have resigned after Move 1 just like Carlsen did

  17. Queen to G1 because giving support to h2pawn , g4pawn and keep that diagonal covered

    Is it correct

  18. Exchange the queen after that pawn to h4 then h5 black pawn take after white pawn takes the black pawn to h5 go and make a queen he can try to move another queen and mate

    Edited- I am 10 years old can u plz pin me

  19. Qd2 would be the best in place of exchanging queens .

  20. queen for queen, h2 pawn gets promoted.

  21. I think I would go for the queen exchange. I just can't really see any good moves for white

  22. do not exchange. this will create a past pawn for black, not to mention this will have white lose because of the material disadvantage.

  23. exchange the queen..white will definitely win.
    Q*e5 d*e5, h4 f5, g*f5 g*f5, h5 f4, kc3 kc7…..
    h pawn will be queen soon

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