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Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov vs Mikhail Tal
"Tartar Sauce" (game of the day Jul-01-06)
USSR Championship 1961b (1961)  ·  Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Scheveningen Variation (B84)  ·  1-0
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Aug-29-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  sevenseaman: The ending is like shutting down of a giant door that forecloses all escape!
Nov-08-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWRA...

Dec-26-10  laskereshevsky: ........

When the Death and Antonius Block were sitted on the board for the return-match, the medieval knight said:

"...This time, U move the first...."

Jul-31-11  Mostolesdude: rofl Tal looks like Petrosian when he plays Nezhmetdinov
Oct-28-11  DrMAL: <Mostolesdude: rofl Tal looks like Petrosian when he plays Nezhmetdinov> Classical games: Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian beat Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov 3 to 0, with 2 draws. Was your ROFL from drug or just looking in mirror?
Oct-28-11  tonsillolith: <DrMAL> I'm confident that <Mostolesdude> was referring to Petrosian's and Tal's styles of play, rather than their skill levels.

Usually Tal plays wildly and sacrificially, but in comparison with Nezhmetdinov, Tal's style looks much more conservative and defensive, like Petrosian.

Oct-29-11  DrMAL: <tonsillolith> Well, Tal's style is not exactly "wild" and he does clearly need defensive posture here as black. His play bears no particular resemblance to Petrosian (who was generally better at defense anyway) and, even if it did, why "ROFL" sarcasm? Petrosian never lost to Rashid so that makes no sense either. Whatever, it is waste of time to discuss silly post, I will post analysis of game when finished with a few others, it is probably best game between these two magicians that has been analyzed many times before, and revisit with aid of latest engine should reveal even more, cheers.
Oct-29-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Un Juego de ajedrez de mucha calidad un super jugador Gibiatovich
Oct-30-11  DrMAL: 6...Nbd7 looked suspicious and, upon checking, PGN is wrong. Correct move order played was 6...a6 7.0-0 Qc7 8.f4 Nbd7 transposition. Games has been heavily analyzed in many excellent sources including book I recommended "Magic of Chess Tactics" and it's DVD-ROM containing smaller selection of games from book http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail....
Oct-30-11  DrMAL: First about opening, 6.g4! is critical move today this is why Najdorf move order 5.a6 was added to Scheveningen theory (CG "Najdorf" above is incorrect but game transposed anyway) as I posted a few times, particularly in Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 with silly argument from low level player starting on Aug-26-11 and ending with stupid statement(s) on Sep-08-11. In any event Keres attack with early g4! was not well explored 50 years ago when game was played, it became key problem for Kasparov in 1984 WC match where he invented addition of Najdorf 5.a6 to avoid it. Usual setup then was played here where, with 8.f4 already played, 9.g4 was very risky, creating sharp doubled-edged game as expected from these two attacking geniuses. Move 9.g4 is well justified by white's big lead in development and by black's lack of space.

11...Nc5 logically adds pressure to e4 but it was not best plan, simply 11...h6 to stop 12.g5 or 11...Nb6 (for Nfd7) were certainly better. 12...e5?! follows basic idea to counter flank attack in center but here it created weaknesses on f5 and d5 giving white some edge. With moves that followed 15.Nh6! stopped 0-0 and attacked f7 pawn, 15...Ne6 was strong defensive reply. But after 16.Bg2 threatening N on f6, 16...Nf4 was better than 16...Be7?! to prevent 17.Rxf6! sac Rashid played. Now black K has no safe place, this becomes more evident after 18.Nd5! where maybe 18...Bxd5 was better but then white's bishop pair after Be3 are extremely strong, particularly in endgame later on. As noted by other analyses simply 21.Qxf4! gives big advantage with usual LS play later on, but Nezmetdinov played 21.e5!? in his magical style.

Here, 21...Bh4! was correct way to defend but finding how OTB is nearly impossible to see (22.Qd4 Rf8! 23.Rd1 Rc8! can actually hold). Instead Tal played what appears to be only OK move (21...Bg5 looks ugly) and 22.Re1! creates nasty pin. This is where game fell apart, 22...Bxd5 23.Rxe5+ was best with solid advantage white and 22...Qd6?! probably loses after 23.Qd4 or 23.c4 but 22.f6? lost on spot to 23.Nxf6+! Qxf6 24.Qd4! finish afterwards was just one way for white to complete this timeless, fabulous game.

Dec-15-11  Penguincw: Weird. That's Pun of the Day today. Topalov vs Kamsky, 2011
Aug-08-12  ainemon: i just learned that nezt was tal's chess buddy, sparring partner and mentor.
Aug-15-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF NEZHMETDINOV.
Your score: 39 (par = 28)

LTJ

Aug-15-12
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  Garech: Superb game - what one would expect from these two!

Thanks for bringing my attention to it, <LTJ>! I gather we are among the few who sign our posts, glad to make your acquaintance!

-Garech

Aug-15-12
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  TheFocus: In support of you two, some of us have begun signing our posts also.

-Garech

Aug-15-12  LoveThatJoker: <Garech> Thank you for the kind words!

I've seen your posts before - I have come across truly excellent games of Chess thanks to seeing one of your posts on the <Recent Kibitzing> bulletin as well!

LTJ

Aug-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Garech: Cheers buddy, let the merry kibitzing continue!

<Focus> - I saw - very funny stuff!

Cheers,

-Garech

Aug-16-12
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  Cemoblanca: Great game GRAND MASTER! Great game! RIP!
Dec-15-12  donehung: For my chess pallet, nothing is quite as appealing as Tal getting out Tal'ed
May-14-13  MindCtrol9: That player was a problem!!!
May-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  gawain: What a brilliant game! Definitely worth bringing out of mothballs every couple of years.
Jun-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  grasser: Video Bio:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Io...

Mar-18-14  kia0708: awesome attack !!!
Mar-26-14
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  Mating Net: White has a Royal Fork with 30.Nf7 on the way. Very similar to Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 when White had a Royal Fork coming as well.

I'll bet that Tal would have given up smoking and drinking if he could have switched places with Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov in this game.

Oct-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Cemoblanca: Great game GRAND MASTER!>

Actually, Nezhmetdinov never gained the GM title - he died an IM. Which is incredible to me. Anyone who wins the Russian championship once should get the GM title, and he won 5 of them!

At one time in history winning an IZT automatically came with the GM title. Russian championship was nearly as strong, if not as strong, as some IZTs, I expect.

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