PIRATE FROM RIGA Tal in fluent Serbian: Until 1960. I was a big fan of Botvinnik First time I was against
him was in 1960s 🙂 But Botvinnik plays different chess than me and probably better chess as you know, Botvinnik is a chess art and me, I am a chess gamble 🙂 I was born on 9th on November 1936. When I was 4, my cousin who was 5 years older, came to Riga we were competing in everything, and of course, in chess too and that’s when my first official chess game was played game ended in four moves, I got checkmated with most simple mate For some people chess is creativity For others, it is art For some of them, it is sport And all of them are right ! For me, chess is a cocktail 🙂 And every man mix it for himself Some like more logic Others paradox That’s why chess is universal drink 🙂 I will answer very shortly, Tal was my role model when I begun to play chess He is fantastic player, I have played against him recently, it was amazing experience Mikhail Tal created something new in chess and that is legality of material sacrifice That was considered as adventure, but he made it regular method of fight over the board and enriched the game of chess with it When I was too young I used to sacrifice the queen later, when I was a little older I used to exchange the queen know I am married, so I keep her 🙂 I always liked literature, so when I finished high school I studied and graduated Russian Language and Literature I have favorite wife, favorite son, favorite daughter, favorite grandchildren But I also have favorite chess player There aren’t limits in chess, yes there are only 64 squares and only 32 pieces but for me chess is limitless. Mikhail Tal was one of the most brilliant chess players ever he was in such a run that he smashed all competition But because of his wide meaning of life he maybe left improvement that he reached in his best times Tal translated my book to Russian, for me that was incredible He came to my home and tell me that he was told that he would need 7 days to translate 250 pages ”But for me one hour should be enough” 🙂 So he took one small glass of Votka and translated the whole book on tape recorder And his translation is much better than my original Brilliant player, he’s enhanced game of chess He was a good chess player I feel perfect I have never played a chess game to lose 🙂 I’m very conservative, and by now I cheer for GM Tal 🙂 IF YOU LIKE MY VIDEOS, PLEASE SUBSCRIBE. THANKS!