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|Jan-07-12|| ||playground player: It doesn't look like Nezhmetdinov ever gave his opponents time to get their thoughts together.|
|Jan-07-12|| ||MyDogPlaysChess: It got my attention how quickly Black comes out from an Indian defense.|
Lev was 24 at the time, Nez 28.
Noticing Lev's age, it make me wonder if Rh1 was a miscalculation from a great tactician or a dare. Nez had defeated Lev in 1954 in another sharp game (Lev played a Sicilian) in 34 moves, although the game was decided much sooner. I love the idea of two tacticians daring each other!
Lev was a good player already. Winning against very good players but the cream of Soviet chess. He beat Korchnoi for the first time in Sochi!
Next time Lev-Nez meet, in 1959, Lev goes into a Sicilian looking to avoid complications ... and they draw.
Thanks for the you tube link. I was familiar with <kingscrucher> video but have forgotten it. I enjoyed his videos.
<http://www.youtube.com/user/jessica...> has a biography about Nez. Her videos are great too.
I plagiarized these quotes from Wikipedia:
* "Nobody sees combinations like Rashid Nezhmetdinov." Mikhail Botvinnik
* Nezhmetdinov is "the greatest master of the initiative." Lev Polugaevsky
* "His games reveal the beauty of chess and make you love in chess not so much the points and high placings, but the wonderful harmony and elegance of this particular world." Mikhail Tal
* "Rashid Nezhmetdinov is a virtuoso of combinational chess." David Bronstein
Wikipedia also quotes Yasser Seirawan, Combinations, Gloucester Publishers, 2006 - Polugaevsky is quoted as saying, "I must have beaten Rashid a dozen times. But that one loss was so good I would have traded them all to be on the other side of the board."
|Jan-07-12|| ||ZeejDonnelly: Seen this one many times -- Nezhmetdinov has a lot (really) of other excellent games, perhaps <Chessgames> can share some of the others soon.|
|Jan-07-12|| ||RandomVisitor: Deeper analysis of this game posted at http://mysite.verizon.net/vzesz4a6/...|
|Jan-07-12|| ||Cibator: The position around move 15 is reminiscent of the famous game Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922. White's pieces are all in play, sort of, but they're not really doing anything. The bishops in particular are just gesturing vaguely at the Black K-side.|
|Jan-07-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera...|
My analysis of this game, if you have never seen it.
|Jan-07-12|| ||RandomVisitor: I've taken a look at LMAJ's link above and I have to say that he went out of his way to document every move of this game, including what published commentary has been made by others.|
It really is worth a look, so go ahead and see what he has put together. Oh, and my link above has deep Rybka analysis, so you can compare.
|Jan-07-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: RV's work is ALWAYS valuable!!!
Thanks dude for posting it! BTW, if you don't mind - and if your page is permanet - I will post a link to your page. (I think computer analysis is an advance that must be taken seriously ... and I have been doing it for close to 20 years now.)
|Jan-07-12|| ||RandomVisitor: <LMAJ>Yes, the page is permanent and you can post a link to it.|
|Jan-07-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Thanks.|
|Jan-07-12|| ||LIFE Master AJ: Link posted ...|
|May-28-12|| ||Cemoblanca: It's always a pleasure to play through this game from time to time! RIP Great Nez!|
|May-28-12|| ||kamalakanta: MyDog, Nez was 46 years old when he played this game! He was born in 1912!|
|May-29-12|| ||lost in space: yeah, you are aright. Very young for such a brilliant game.|
|Apr-21-13|| ||Conrad93: <An inspiring and complicated game. Don't know whether it is the game of the century but it's exciting to play through and any of us would have been proud to have played it.
The innocent reader might stumble upon this gem and notice with approval that it has 15 pages of kibitzing.|
Such an innocent might reasonably speculate that this depth of commentary would be worth reading. He (or she, for innocence knows no gender boundaries) might fondly dream that the kibitzing contains such pearls of chess understanding, deep insights, the wisdom of crowds and the ageless knowledge of wise men (and women, for wisdom like innocence knows no ...etc, etc, etc.)
And, indeed, there are such pearls in those 15 pages. But there is an awful lot of rubbish too.
My advice? If you haven't read the kibitzing before I wouldn't bother now.
And if you were one of the contributors to the earlier debate, please, please, please don't reopen it. Let the past be the past.>
Are you trying to sound pretentious?
|Jun-03-13|| ||Conrad93: White could have drawn the game.|
|Jun-03-13|| ||KlingonBorgTatar: Gentlemen, wow!! Very deep analyses and commentaries!! I'd like to join the fray but I guess you guys said it all. My Two cents worth though: can somebody be Nezh's advocate and plead his case before FIDE? He was never awarded the GM title. He was RSFSR champion and any RSFSR champ deserves the GM title. Can the Russian and Tatar Chess Federation take this up? |
Btw, grab the 2 English books and if you have the chance, the Russian Black Series on Super Nezh. There are more specimens of brillancies. Also, Nezh was a grandmaster of Russian checkers and there are equally brillant checkers play in the Fitzkultura I Sport book. I was never a checker player but this book opened my eyes to this game.
|Aug-25-13|| ||sfm: Polugayevski understood nothing about development. Most of the time he is moving his king!|
|Aug-25-13|| ||sfm: Can't recall ever having seen a game where the mating player (had the opponent not resigned) would have had 3 different mating moves to choose between (Nb4,Nc5,Rb6), none of them with a queen. Especially the clean-mate 'economical' one with Rb6 is pretty.|
|Aug-25-13|| ||sfm: <White could have drawn the game.>
Right, he even had a small advantage at some point (e.g. after 1.d4)|
|Aug-25-13|| ||PhilFeeley: 24...Rxf4!! One of the greatest moves ever. Do you suppose he saw all the way to the mate 10 moves later?|
|Sep-28-13|| ||Mudphudder: This guy Nezhmetdinov really REALLY likes to sac his queen...second great queen sac'ing game I've seen from him.|
|Nov-07-13|| ||CapitanJowy: A amazing sacrifice for a perfect final attack.
|Feb-22-14|| ||PJs Studio: I could only see 33...Rf6 (Threatening mate with 34.Ra6) 34.Bxf6 Bxf6 and mate with 35...Bd8 but Nc6+ is faster.|
|Mar-02-14|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera...|
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