Mikhail Tal

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Birthday
9, 1936
Birthplace
Riga, Latvia
Death Date
Jun 28, 1992 (55)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1936
Birthplace
Riga, Latvia
Death Date
Jun 28, 1992 (55)

About

Soviet chess master from Latvia who became just the eighth ever World Chess Champion in 1960.

Before Fame

He first competed for the Latvian Championship in 1951.

Trivia

He is considered by many to be the best attacking player of all time since, instead of playing defensively, he chose to play in a daring, combinatorial style.

Family Life

He married a Russian model in 1959 but later divorced.

Associated With

He and Boris Spassky are two of the top Soviet players of the mid-20th Century.