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  1. * CT-ART
    For under 10 bucks, one can buy Maxim Blokh's CT-art for your smart phone. This will keep you busy and sharp for a few years. A great bargain. I created this collection to highlight what moves got them to the tactical turning point. The following is a credited list of games appearing in Ct-art. Note my titles are inconsistent as they come from my book and the ct art program in different views
    208 games, 1837-2005

  2. *Mikhail Tal's Best Games
    Cloned from mneu. Changing this in time
    The best games of Tal's career.

    Believe me, playing in such a style, this guy has no chess future. – Peter Romanovsky (on a young Tal)

    Later, I began to succeed in decisive games. Perhaps because I realized a very simple truth: not only was I worried, but also my opponent. – Mikhail Tal

    Tal enjoys excitement and hair-raising complications, and in that kind of game he can find his way around better than anyone else. – Paul Keres

    Tal doesn't move the pieces by hand; he uses a magic wand. – Vyacheslav Ragozin

    Some sacrifices are sound; the rest are mine. – Mikhail Tal

    First, how to sac my queen, then rook, then bishop, then knight, then pawns. – Mikhail Tal (on what he thinks about after his opponent moves)

    I will not hide the fact that I love to hear the spectators react after a sacrifice of a piece or pawn. – Mikhail Tal

    Tal develops all his pieces in the center and then sacrifices them somewhere. – David Bronstein

    Even after losing four games in a row to him I still consider his play unsound. He is always on the lookout for some spectacular sacrifice, that one shot, that dramatic breakthrough to give him the win. – Bobby Fischer (on Tal

    Tal was a fearless fighter. Nobody could successfully accomplish so many incorrect maneuvers! He simply smashed his opponents. – Bent Larsen

    I was surprised by his ability to figure out complex variations. Then the way he sets out the game; he was not interested in the objectivity of the position, whether it's better or worse, he only needed room for his pieces. All you do then is figure out variations which are extremely difficult. He was tactically outplaying me and I made mistakes. – Mikhail Botvinnik (on Tal)

    Botvinnik’s right! When he says such things, then he’s right. Usually, I prefer not to study chess but to play it. For me chess is more an art than a science. It’s been said that Alekhine and I played similar chess, except that he studied more. Yes, perhaps, but I have to say that he played, too. – Mikhail Tal

    Mother, I have just become Ex-World Champion. – Mikhail Tal (on returning home after losing the '61 rematch to Botvinnik)

    I did not take the tournament too seriously. I walked around the pressroom, smoked a few cigarettes and sacrificed some pieces. I am waiting until next year when I can become a new ex-world champion. – Mikhail Tal (on the '88 World Blitz Championship, which he won)

    It's funny, but many people don't understand why I draw so many games nowadays. They think my style must have changed but this is not the case at all. The answer to this drawing disease is that my favorite squares are e6, f7, g7 and h7 and everyone now knows this. They protect these squares not once but four times! – Mikhail Tal

    For him chess was his life. Without the game he could not exist. – Engelina Tal (on her late husband Mikhail)

    The man who has proved that you can reach the top and remain human. – Mikhail Tal (on who his chess hero was)

    My head is full of sunshine. – Mikhail Tal

    I couldn’t make myself dislike him. – Mikhail Botvinnik (on Tal)

    If you wait for luck to turn up, life becomes very boring. – Mikhail Tal

    In chess, at least, the brave inherit the earth. – Edmar Mednis (commenting on Tal)

    Analyzing his chess games is tantamount to discussing what God looks like. - Vladimir Kramnik

    132 games, 1953-1992

  3. *The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
    Stole this hard works of others for accompanying me as I finally pick up my copy to read.July 2020- I may make short comments in the title. To me, Mikhail Tal was a one of a kind, a shooting star : The Bruce Lee of Chess.
    101 games, 1949-1965

  4. . Things i learned from Notyetagm
    I am interested in Notyetagm ideas and collections. He and I seem to be on similar tracks. Will slowly add some representative ideas. (here is a link to his collections User: notyetagm ) ) I am slowly populating as I study the ideas that he shares. Of cource, you should check out the originals. He often lists insightful ideas in the game comments.
    28 games, 1933-2015

  5. .Spassky Games
    Becoming interested in Spassky and studying his games in my Fritz and here.
    7 games, 1953-1996

  6. 1 defense due to hidden resources
    2 games, 1996-2005

  7. 1 Finishing off from resigning point
    2 games, 1922-2009

  8. 1 Games where parts confuse me
    10 games, 1949-2021

  9. 100 Chess Masters Trade Secrets -Soltis
    Games from an instructive book I own. I think this is one of Soltis better books. It consists of 4 sections of priyomes-1) 25 Key Priyomes 2) 25 Must know endgame techniques 3) 25 crucial sacrifices 4) 25 exact endings.

    If you like this sort of thing, it is worth picking up or suggesting to your public library to add it to their collection. (Coach K started a collection on this which I am working to fill in some of the blanks; thanks Coach K).

    24 games, 1783-2007

  10. 1000 Checkmate Combinations -victor Henkin
    13 games, 1904-1976

  11. 18 + Points to the King
    I may not have this exactly right...... I heard there is a Dutch saying about 20 points advantage of material pointing to the King as a basis for a successful attack in Chess. Your opponents pieces should not be able to mobilize to the attacking area in time.

    Here is a collection of those power plays.

    1 game, 2018

    3 games, 2009-2017

  13. 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1)
    from the book collection 200 open games from David Bronstein.More than 150 of these games appear in here is the link to part 2

    Game Collection: 200 Open Games by David Bronstein (part 2)

    101 games, 1939-1968

  14. 200 Open Games by David Bronstein (part 2)
    Game Collection: 200 open games by David Bronstein (part 1) From Bronstein book
    55 games, 1944-1968

  15. a 2
    4 games, 1961-1997

  16. a 6
    1 game, 1969

  17. A Scandinavian for black -Icelandic
    I started playing the Scandinavian after years of being a 1 e4 e5 guy. This is a source collection for some ideas. Just bought Smerdon Scandinavian book (Recommended) as I am intrigued by his lecture found here: .

    My collection starts off with 5 games copied from Kellworthian Smerdon Scandinavian Collection.(thanks!). It then moves through the various flavors of the Portuguese Variation depending of whites move after ...Bc5. Then other variations where white does not play 3 d4. The banker
    The risky banker dxe7 check
    The safe banker Be5

    A SCANDY Portuguese playing GM's and

    128 games, 1987-2018

  18. A Wandering Tour through the Kings Gambit
    My goal in time is to have very strong games of all flavors of the Kings Gambit- Accepted and Declined as both white and black to inform my future play.
    5 games, 1900-1960

  19. alapin gambit -alapin diemer gambit + reti gam
    Gambit openings against the French. As white I enjoy playing these lines than traditional French Defense lines .

    Reti Gambit refered to as French Defense: Horwitz Attack. Papa-Ticulat Gambit on this site. The Reti Gambit in this collection begin with the Reti Game.

    Thomas Johansson who wrote the Facinating Reti Gambit posted this video on youtube about it.
    he also has this blog

    I started out playing the alapin gambit but now prefer the reti gambit.

    I'll also list some Caro-kann gambit games as well . The Euwe Attack.

    53 games, 1892-2006

  20. Alterman BlackGambit Guide1 : 1. D4 -BenkoGambit
    This is the only Alterman Gambit Guide that i own. I am in the process of learning alternatives to the Kings Indian as Black. These games although mostly not in the book they speak to the spirit of the counterattacking line of The Benko Gambit, The Blumenfeld Gambit, The Vanagian Gambit, English Defense Gambit.

    5000 Benko Gambits Opening Explorer

    some additional Benko game collections for ideas

    Game Collection: benoni / benko brilliancies Game Collection: BRCC: 1. d4 Games For White and Black Game Collection: BENKO GAMBIT DECLINED Game Collection: Winning with the Benko Game Collection: Gambito Benko Game Collection: The ABC of the Benko Gambit Game Collection: Benko games Game Collection: benko gambit Game Collection: 0 Game Collection: 0

    This is the Bluemenfeld gambit chapter 2

    Opening Explorer

    24 games, 1981-2017

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