am 18. Juli 1998
When playing over the games of Mikhail Tal's, it is often very difficult to understand where he finds his ultra-aggresive moves. In this book, Tal almost scientifically shows how to think in this fashion. This is a book that belongs on every serious chess player's shelf, and it should be read and re-read whenever a player even thinks of playing positionally.
am 14. Mai 1999
Mikhail Tal's game collection is one of the best books ever written by a world champion, but I cannot recommend this edition and here's why: Cadogan Books always fall apart! Regardless of the size of the book, I cannot get through a Cadogan book without half the pages falling out. The pages started falling out before page 80 of this 496-page book. Tal is probably the best writer of all the world champions, but do you really want to pay twenty-five bucks or so for a book that falls apart while you're reading it and has little or no resale value? Despite all that, if you don't mind reading your books in pieces, by all means buy this book. For you, I give this book 5 stars. Cadogan has several other great chess books and will surely publish more great ones in the future; but I won't be qualified to review them, because I will NEVER buy another Cadogan book again.
am 7. Februar 1998
A real chess player can't avoid this book for long. This book has the most instructive and thrilling games,diagrams and stories TAL has to offer!!! I recomend would this book to anyone but most of all to players between the rating range of 1500-2200.
Hope you enjoy this book as much as i did.It has current example of players like Kasparov,Karpov and The Great Mikhail TAL himself!!! THE MAGICIAN FROM RIGA!
am 11. Juni 1998
This has got to be one of the best chess books ever!The games,the examples,the analysis,the commentary,everything is simply superb.The games and examples are full of the most amazing sacrifices and combinations you will ever seeYou just must buy this book!