An Opera-Lecture concerning a single extraordinary game of chess that took place in 1960 in Moscow, during a match for the title of world champion between two brilliant chess players, from Riga and Moscow, respectively: Mikhail Tal and Mikhail Botvinnik. Historically, the game in question is among the most famous of all time – one that brought about a cardinal transformation in the game of chess as it has subsequently been played. In the course of the game, Mikhail Tal introduced a novel style of play, which may be described as “a strategy of controlled indeterminacy.”

Videomix from The General Rehearsal at The Latvian National Opera. 11.03.2014

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