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Member since Nov-03-13 · Last seen Mar-24-18
I was born in Lithuania.
My games for Lithuania team in 1967 in CG database: Nechemia Kasimov

Currently living in Toronto, Canada.
My family name is Kasimov, in Lithuanian it was Kasimovas. In 1979 Israeli Chess Federation awarded me with National master title for my results on 1st board of "Bat Yam" and "Hapoel" Rehovot teams in Israeli Premier League.

The most memorable game I played against GM Roman Dzindzichashvili in December 1978, when he was ranked between top 20 in the world.

N Kasimov vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978

This game published in the book of Eugenijus Paleckis and Boris Rositsan "Þydai Lietuvos ðachmatø istorijoje", Vilnius, 2015 in Lithuanian language.

In the "From the Middlegame into the Endgame" book page 113 Edmar Mednis published my endgame (Kasimov-Komay, Israel 1979).

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... White achives a thematic stalemate draw as as follows:

1 ... Ke5 2 Kc5 Kxe4 3 Kc4! Ke3 4 Kc3!

Losing is 4 Kd5? Kf3 5 Kd4 Kg2 6 Ke3 f1=Q!
4 ... Kf3
It is no good going to the e-file, since 4 ... Ke2 allows 5 R:h2 and the f-pawn is pinned. 5 Kd3 Kg2 6 Ke2!! Draw
After 6 ... Kxh1 White stalemates Black with the normal 7 Kxf2 or the "fancy" 7 Kf1.

Full text of this game:
[Event "Rishon Le Zion Jubilee tournament"]
[Site "Rishon Le Zion"]
[Date "1979.01.02"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Kasimov, Nechemia"]
[Black "Komay, Ofer"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D02"]
[PlyCount "143"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 g6 4. e3 Bf5 5. c4 Nc6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ c6 9. cxd5 b5 10. Qb4 a6 11. d6 Bf8 12. Be5 Nb7 13. dxe7 Bxe7 14. Qb3 O-O 15. Be2 c5 16. O-O c4 17. Qd1 b4 18. Na4 Na5 19. Rc1 Rc8 20. Nd2 Be6 21. Bxf6 Bxf6 22. Nc5 Rxc5 23. dxc5 Bxb2 24. Nxc4 Bxc4 25. Bxc4 Qxd1 26. Rfxd1 Bxc1 27. Rxc1 Nxc4 28. Rxc4 Rb8 29. Kf1 Kf8 30. c6 a5 31. c7 Rc8 32. Ke2 Ke7 33. Kd3 Kd6 34. Rd4+ Ke6 35. Rc4 Kd6 36. Kd4 a4 37. g4 a3 38. h4 b3 39. axb3 a2 40. Ra4 Rxc7 41. Rxa2 Rb7 42. Ra6+ Ke7 43. Kc4 Rc7+ 44. Kb5 Rc2 45. b4 Rxf2 46. Kc6 Rc2+ 47. Kb6 Rc4 48. b5 Rxg4 49. Ra2 Ke6 50. Kc5 Rxh4 51. b6 Rh1 52. b7 Rc1+ 53. Kb6 Rb1+ 54. Kc7 Rc1+ 55. Kb8 Rb1 56. Ka8 h5 57. b8=Q Rxb8+ 58. Kxb8 h4 59. Kc7 h3 60. Ra8 g5 61. Rh8 g4 62. Rh4 f5 63. e4 f4 64. Rxg4 f3 65. Rg1 h2 66. Rh1 f2 67. Kc6 Ke5 68. Kc5 Kxe4 69. Kc4 Ke3 70. Kc3 Kf3 71. Kd3 Kg2 72. Ke2 1/2-1/2

Some of the biographies published by me:

Marcos Luckis

Aleksander Macht

Vladas Mikenas

Paul List

Moisei Elyashiv

Matafia Scheinberg

Israel Rabinovich-Barav Full Member

   hemy has kibitzed 513 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-20-18 Biographer Bistro (replies)
hemy: <WannaBe> I sent the zip file to CG on December 2017. I also posted on Bistro reminders with references to updated zip file of 34 games stored on It is sad that the hard work of creating bio of one of pioneers of Israeli chess is not ...
   Mar-15-18 Edwin Weiss
hemy: Correspondence game Edwin Weiß (Germany) - R. Opsahl (Norway), Austrian newspaper "Reichspost", April 29, 1934, p. 30. Correspondence game Edwin Weiß - Matthaeus Seibold , "Reichspost", December 24, 1933, p. 27. ...
   Mar-13-18 M D Tseitlin vs Kasparov, 1978 (replies)
hemy: This game was played by Mark Danilovich Tseitlin , not Mikhail S Tseitlin The game was published in the "Shachmati v SSSR" 1978-10, page 12. The comments after move 30. Kf1: "... Garik is absolutely right, but he is not familiar with Mark Tseitlin. The player from Leningrad ..." ...
   Mar-13-18 Keres vs U Tarve, 1951
hemy: <Retireborn> <I have noticed that not only Gufeld but also the Russbase site thinks that it was Mark Tseitlin who played in this tournament> ... and thy are right. I will add a comment about that game on the CG page M S Tseitlin vs Kasparov, 1978
   Mar-09-18 Jeremy Lim (replies)
hemy: For me this winter in Toronto was the coldest since 1995, (when I moved to this great city), but Raptors are definitely hot team. Respect to Dwane Casey. Jonas Valanciunas need to improve his game.
   Mar-08-18 Ottomar Heinrich von Haken
hemy: Ottomar Heinrich von Haken was elected as a president of Riga Chess Club in 1894, 1895 and 1986. Source: "Baltische Schachblätter", vol. 5, F Amelung, Berlin, 1898, p. 115.
   Mar-07-18 A Gize vs Alekhine, 1905
hemy: This game started on September 27th, 1905 and ended on November 30th, 1906. A. Alekhine, "Полное собрание партий" ("Full collection of games"), Russian chess house, ...
   Mar-07-18 Augusts Gize (replies)
hemy: <perfidious> <The question of which form to use is about tradition and politeness and respecting the wishes--or memory--of the player in question.> I'm totally agree with you. One of the main towns were Baltic Germans settled was Mitau (Jelgava). They often married local ...
   Mar-05-18 Lasker vs Giese, 1909 (replies)
hemy: <Telemas> The search for E. Gize in Latvian periodicals returning 36 results, starting from 1924, when Ernests was 19 years old.;... <Could the above be a mistake in Skjoldager's & Nielsen's book?> It was easy to make a mistake. The game ...
   Mar-03-18 Moscow (1947)
hemy: In 1946 Ratmir Kholmov moved from Arkhangesk ( ) to Grodno, Belarus ( ). In 1946 he took first place in the Belarus republic, 1st category players, (one bellow master-candidate) tournament. In 1947 he won ...
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