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    Chess favorite player tournament Round 1 match 2 Tal versus Topalov

    Tal was the wildest world chess champion ever, and at the time he got the title, he was the youngest to ever do so.

    I love Tal's games as much as some quotes of his, so I'll share some :

    "You must take your opponent in a deep dark forest where 2+2=5, and the path leading out is only wide enough for one."

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1139236

    "If you wait for luck to turn up, life becomes very boring."

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1139279


    Topalov on the other hand never became world champion, but has a style akin to Tal's (very aggressive and initiative based)

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1070719

    He played a match against Kramnik (in which he complained that Kramnik went to the toilets too often and accused him of cheating).

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    @Pimp of Pimps; Could you add a poll please ?

    Question : what player do you prefer, options : Tal and Topalov. Thanks in advance !

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    Don't like Topalov much. He was on the receiving end of Kasparov and Karpov's greatest games and missed a mate against Carlsen.

    Tal plays brilliancies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egress View Post
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    Don't like Topalov much. He was on the receiving end of Kasparov and Karpov's greatest games and missed a mate against Carlsen.

    Tal plays brilliancies.
    Yeah Tal is just on another level and Topalov is a bit petty, Tal it is for me.

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