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Games/Chess $19.95 ONE OF THE GREATEST BOOKS EVER WRITTEN ABOUT A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH “Mikhail Tal’s splendid account of his world championship match victory is one of the masterpieces of the golden age of annotation — before insights and feelings and flashes of genius were reduced to mere moves and /nformant symbols. This is simply the best book written about a world championship match by a contestant. That shouldn't be a surprise because Tal was the finest writer to become world champion.” — International Grandmaster and popular chess columnist Andy Soltis. In 1960 Mikhail Botvinnik was the pillar of “scientific” chess and the iron-willed champion of the world. The young attacking genius Mikhail Tal, the “Wizard of Riga,” put the magic back into the game by defeating Botvinnik with spectacular tactics in one of the most dramatic and celebrated world championship matches of all time. This is Tal’s own classic work on the contest. In it he sets the stage and explains every one of the 21 games, telling both the on- and off-the-board story of this titanic clash of styles and thought. $19.95 ISBN 978-1-941270-42-4 - | | 5 | 1 Russell Enterprises, Inc. 9 "7819415270424 Copyright © 1970, 1972, 1976, 1996, 2000 Hanon W, Russell ™ This is a revised and expanded fifth edition of Ta/-Botvinnik 1960 by Mikhail Tal first published in English in 1970. Translated from Rus- sian by Hanon W. Russell. Fifth edition edited by Taylor Kingston. All rights reserved under Pan American and International Copyright Conventions. ISBN: 1-888690-08-9 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 00-102229 Published by: Russell Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 30 Milford, CT 06460 USA hwr@chesscafe.com http://www.chesscafe.com Front Cover: Facing each other as kings of chess, Mikhail Botvinnik (left) and Mikhail Tal. Tal is shown at about the age that his great adversary was during their match, Back Cover: Tal is shown shortly after the match, a young champion with a wide grin for the world. Cover design by OutExcel! Corp., Al Lawrence, President; Jami Anson, Art Director, The publisher wishes to express its thanks to Glenn Petersen, editor of Chess Life and the United States Chess Federation for permission to reprint the photographs contained in this book.