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Rashid Nezhmetdinov vs Lev Polugaevsky
USSR Championship 1961b (1961), Baku URS, rd 6, Nov-25
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Polugayevsky Variation (B96)  ·  0-1



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Apr-13-04  Resignation Trap: Three years earlier, Nezhmetdinov played an immortal game against Polugaevsky. Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958

Here, Polugaevsky tries "his" variation against the same opponent, and emerges victorious.

Nezh falters with 21. Rae1? Instead, he should try 21. Qf2. If then, 21...Qxe3 22. Qxe3 Bd4 23. Qxd4 Rxd4, when Black is somewhat better in the endgame.

Apr-14-04  Shakh Matov: Nezmetdinov actually losing sicilian as white?i have to see this game...The other game is a true masterpiece.
Dec-05-04  kostich in time: Nice gasme by Polu, against one of the most dangerous players of all time. He centralizes his Qeueen, avoids castling, and pries open the h-file. Sweet!
Dec-05-04  kostich in time: Nice game by Polu, against one of the most dangerous players of all time. He centralizes his Queen, avoids castling, and pries open the h-file. Sweet!
Dec-05-04  drukenknight: 24 Bd4?
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  beatgiant: <drukenknight>:
<24 Bd4?>
What would be White's follow-up after 24...♕xd4 25. ♘xd4 ♗xd4 ?
Jul-01-06  FENfiend: Good variation to learn how two bishops can overcome a queen. Thanks, <beatgiant>.
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  Open Defence: I thought Direct Lever Action might have something to do with this game :(
Jun-01-09  Autoreparaturwerkbau: 26...Rxg3+ should also produce a win.
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  zydeco: The players repeat their opening from this game: Nezhmetdinov vs Polugaevsky, 1959

After 20....h5! black is much better.

Aug-19-18  Inocencio: I thought that Mr. Polugaevsky is a boring player. In this game, it is the opposite!

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