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Samsonov vs Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov
"Cut the Hair of Samsonov" (game of the day Feb-21-2006)
Kazan-ch (1929)
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29)  ·  0-1
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Feb-21-06  Confuse: i love the name of this kind of mate, smothering. it sounds great. smothering mated. gg by black ~
Feb-21-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: How can White not play 11 Bxg2?
Feb-21-06  olydream3: smother mate is always awesome, so many people feel for it
Feb-21-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Although some moves are questionable (e.g. 10...Bxg2), this is truly a beautiful game!

Very well played by Rashid! (what a cool name)

Feb-21-06  dakgootje: <How can White not play 11 Bxg2?> Well there was a discussion about that move, just look in the older posts (october 2004), only i found it quite confusing so stopped reading/understanding =)
Feb-21-06  Cogano: I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a problem with <Nezhmetdinov> filling the role of Delilah!
Feb-21-06  McCool: Screw the rook, 10 gxf3. Played right into black's trap.
Feb-21-06  alefromitaly: In Italy we call this "drowned mate" (matto affogato).
Feb-21-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: An early smothered mate. In other ways to look at it: From a knight's perspective,we can call it a LEBRON (Knight in French is= Le Cavalier) or for a horse it is Secretatiat.
Feb-21-06  jackmandoo: This game was really only ten moves, the last mating comination is a forced win for white. Not much to analyze here and it's clear that black was completely strong armed. Put some sugar on top and spank her bottom, daddy's makin a midnight special with cheese!
Feb-22-06  dakgootje: <This game was really only ten moves, the last mating comination is a forced win for white. Not much to analyze here and it's clear that black was completely strong armed. Put some sugar on top and spank her bottom, daddy's makin a midnight special with cheese!> *stares blank at the screen* Uhm...yes...as usual you make things much less complicated
Apr-14-06  IMDONE4: what was the losing error white made in this strange philidor's legacy game?
Jun-25-07  dabearsrock1010: smothered mate can always be appreciated just because it is what it is but I especially enjoy just admiring the final position without considering previous moves...beautiful
Jun-25-07  Wolfgang01: White didn't care for his defense. 9. Qxb7 and 10. Qxa8 gives black the time to start his final attack with the crowning smothered mate.
Jul-14-08  myschkin: http://nezhmetdinov.homestead.com/s...
Sep-20-09  birthtimes: 11.Bxg2 Qh4+ 12.Ke2 0-0! 13.Qxa7 c5 14.Rf1 Qxh2 15.Rf2 Nc6! 16.Qa4 Ng3+ 17.Ke1 Nxe5 18.Qf4? Ng4! 19.Rf3 Qg1+ 20.Bf1 Nh5 21.Qf5 g6 22.Qd7 Nhf6 23.Qa4 Re8+ and now White has to give up the Queen for Black's rook, and it's just a matter of time before Black wins...
Aug-15-10  deansam: this is crazy!
Oct-09-10  dzhafner: One cute line is as follows:

11 Bxg7 ... Qh4+
12 Ke2 ... 0-0
13 Rb1 (suddenly losing Qxa2 is essential to protect the f7 square) ... Qf7+ 14 Kd1 (Ke3? Nc5#) ...Qxg7
15 Rxb8 (Re1 ...Qf3+ Re2 ...Qf1+ Re1 ...Nf2#) ...Qxh8+ 16 Ke2 ...Qg7+
17 Kd3 Qf3+
Kd4 Qf2+
Kd3 ...Nc5#

Feb-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Alex Schindler: ahahaha he transformed the center into a virtual corner with his bishop!

Once I saw the smothered mate setup I knew why this was a GOTD eight years ago... Can hardly blame white, the game just started. Who the heck is looking for smothered mate in the center?

Feb-09-15  Poisonpawns: White played too weakly here for this game to make an impression on me.Pure greed from White gets punished. GM Yermolinsky told me that "Nez" was overrated and a not a very strong player.
Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Samsonov has 2 games in the database. The second one is also a shorty: Schwartz vs Samsonov, 1908

*****

Oct-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Mating Net: To all the Nez detractors out there, please read the following: "Nobody see's combinations like Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov." Mikhail Botvinnik Thats's a seriously strong endorsement from the patriarch himself.

So what if White was greedy? A strong player has to punish such greed.

Feb-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "The first and only <smothered mate> in my career. It was only many years later that I noticed that the final attack in this game recalls the ending of a game by the famed Italian master Gioachino Greco (1600-c.1634)."

-- Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov

Feb-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <sneaky pete>
Best seems <18.Qf4 > with an unclear position.

<sneaky pete>
19...♖e8 with the threat of a discovered check looks the best option. Getting out of the line of the check with 20. ♔d1 seems to be White's best option, and now I can't finding a forcing winning line for Black, eg 20...♕h5+ 21. ♗f3 and White seems to hold.

May-22-17  Jeweller: Chess friends. Chess engines analyze this game here: http://proint.narod.ru/jeweller/jew...
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