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Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov vs Enrico Paoli
Bucharest (1954)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B95)  ·  1-0
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Feb-28-05  Granite: I guess we know what Nez's least favorite piece is at the end of this one. Great attack!
Dec-10-05
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  suenteus po 147: <Granite> Without any sarcasm or irony, which piece are you referring to? The knight? Also, you might be interested to know that, according to <Resignation Trap>'s research, this won the First Brilliancy Prize of the tournament.
Dec-10-05  aw1988: I think he means the rooks. But it's a strange kibitz.
Sep-24-09  birthtimes: If 20...bxc3, Nezhmetdinov mates by 21. gxf7+ Kxf7 22. b3 Qc7 23. Qg6+ Kf8 24. fxe6! I think Granite is referring to the knights, since they were both sacrificed.
Feb-06-11  ZeejDonnelly: An underappreciated game by Nezzy! Another cool variation in a slippery opening, as noted by Serper in an article on Chess.com: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qf3 Be7 8. O-O-O Bd7? 9. e5! dxe5 10. Nxe6! fxe6 11. Qxb7 Nc6 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Rxd7 1-0
Aug-01-13  GumboGambit: (Great background story to this game. Per the tournament description by cg.com):

Korchnoi won the tournament in impressive form, making his entrance into international chess entirely memorable. Nezhmetdinov won the tournament first brilliancy prize with his astounding win against Paoli in the fifth round. Just before the fifth round, Nezhmetdinov was informed that his son, Iskander, had just been born. He was later quoted as saying "At the end of the round, I sent a telegram to my wife: 'I congratulate you on the birth of our son, and I dedicate my game with Paoli to him.'" And a fine dedication it was!

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