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Master Class Vol. 02: Mihail Tal (PC-DVD)

Master Class Vol. 02: Mihail Tal (PC-DVD)

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Dorian Rogozenco, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh and Karsten Muller

No World Champion has enchanted the chess world as much as Mihail Tal did. His reign as World Champion was short but, in his time, Tal's star burned with unknown intensity. With his combinations, his intuitive sacrifices and his risky uncompromising attacking play the young Tal overran his opponents, and thrilled the chess world, inspiring many players to emulate him.

In 1960 he beat the reigning World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik, but one year later he lost the title of World Champion again in a return match of doubtful competitive value. Even though Tal was no longer World Champion, he still remained one of the best players in the world. At eight chess Olympiads he won gold with the Soviet team. Six times he became USSR Champion. In 1973-74 he managed to remain unbeaten in 93 consecutive games, still an unmatched record. In 1988 he won the Blitz World Championship.

Despite his frail health Tal enjoyed life to the full and was a funny and brilliant man, who loved nothing more than chess. Through the games of Mihail Tal this PC-DVD provides a unique access to the realm of chess tactics. Tal's colleagues dubbed their tactical guru "Magician", because in his games seemingly incomprehensible moves in the end blended into a successful whole, as if by magic. But Tal was also a master of strategy and endgame play.

On this DVD Dorian Rogozenco, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh and Karsten Muller present the 8th World Chess Champion in video lessons: his openings, his understanding of chess strategy, his artful endgame play, and finally his immortal combinations. In an interactive test they invite you to try to find combinations, just like Tal did. The DVD also contains all of Tal's games, many of them annotated, plus comments and tournament tables.

* Interactive tactics test with video feedback
* Collection of every Tal game, tables, background knowledge, short biography
* "Tal powerbook" the World Champion's repertoire as an opening tree
* Tactic training with 245 questions.

System requirements:
Minimum: Pentium III 1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 3), DirectX9 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9 and internet connection for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel Core i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or Windows 8, DirectX10 graphic card (or compatible) with 512 MB RAM or better, 100% DirectX10 compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet connection for program activation.

Published 2014. Video running time: 4 hours 13 minutes.

Price:25.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

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