Publisher: Russell Enterprises, 2001, Pages: 220, Paperback
"6th revised edition 2003)
One of the greatest books ever written about a world championship match.
Take a trip with the Magician from Riga as he invites you to share his thoughts and feelings as he does battle for the world title.
International Grandmaster Andy Soltis: "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 Informant 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."
Misha is no longer with us, but his highly acclaimed, deeply annotated account of his ascent of Mount Olympus continues to impress and intrigue players of all generations and strengths.