Mikhail Tal was a Latvian Grandmaster born in 1936. He won 2 USSR Championships including his first win in 1957 as the youngest player ever. Known for his tactical and sacrificial style, he clinched the rights to play Mikhail Botvinnik for the 1960 World-championship. He won that encounter with brilliant aggressive games and was the youngest World Champion, lost the rematch 1 year later though clearly.
As late as 1979 he was ranked number 2 of the world.
John van der Wiel is a Dutch Grandmaster born in 1959. He won the Dutch Championship in 1986 and participated in 3 Chess Olympiads.
His peak rating was 2590.
The game sees Tal playing like Tal in a brilliant miniature.