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Leonid Alexandrovich Shamkovich vs Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov
USSR Championship 1961b (1961), Baku URS, rd 14, Dec-06
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. Modern System (E97)  ·  0-1

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Jan-31-06  notyetagm: Another Black kingside KID attack crashes through.
Jan-31-06  mormonchess: Nehzmetinov was truly a creative, astounding player. Many of his games are filled with fascinating chess moves and strategies. Well worth the study. I'm surprised he's not spoken of more often. Many of his games make Tal look like Petrosian.
Jan-31-06  euripides: It's a nice game. Historically, I think I've read that Nezhmetdinov was not offered many chances to go abroad, possibly for political/ethnic reasons. Tal wrote a wonderful tribute to him in a book Ray Keene edited called 'Learn from the grandmasters'.

Perhaps White might seize the chance to get rid of the white-squared bishop by 21 Nb6 e.g. 21....Rxa7 (22 ...Bxe8 23Nxa8 Qxa8 24 Rc8 is too expensive) 22 Nxd7 Rxd7 (22...Rxa2 23 Nxf6+ Qxf6 24 fxg4 hxg4 25 Bxg4 looks good for White; 22...Nxd7 is also possible) 23 Bxa7 b6 24 fxg4 hxg4 25 Bxg4 Rxa7 25 Be6+ Kh7 26 Rc8 looks quite promising for White. Black can interpolate gxf3 which may help a bit but White still gets a lot of activity. The Mar del Plata variation was still quite new and maybe people didn't emphasise the importance of this bishop so much.

Jan-31-06  Jim Bartle: Nezh. didn't play many intl. tournaments. Are they any other Soviet players who were top-level but didn't get much of a chance to prove it?
Feb-04-07  morphyvsfischer: Yum, beautiful example of the KID. 11 c5 ought to be better for white, since his attack is very fast and black has ignored it. 14 a4 looks correct, as then the bishop can go to a3. The chosen move is waaaay too slow.

19...a6 dies in two ways: 20 Bb6 and 20 Nb6. White manages to at least exchange off the light squared bishop, and can easily go for more. 23 Nb5 may be stronger.

25 fxg4 hxg4 26 Bg1 Rxh2+ 27 Bxh2 Qh4 mates.

26 Kg1 is answered in the same way as in the game.

26... Nf2+ 27 Kg1 Bxh3 28 gxh3 Qxh3 29 Rxf2 saves white, and should win for him.

Black will continue with 27...Bxh3 whether or not the knight is captured.

If not 32 Qf2, then ...Nxf3+ or an obvious winning move comes.

Jul-10-09
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Shamkovich, himself a very strong attacking player, admired Mezhmetdinov greatly, and included many of his games in the two very different editions of his (Shamkovich's) book on the art of the sacrifice in the 1970s. In his own way, Shamkovich helped introduce Nezhmetdinov to a wider audience in the West. It's a shame Rashid never had much opportunity to mix it up with some of the best of the West. Matches vs. Larsen and Fischer would have been very interesting.
Nov-15-10
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  kingscrusher: Beautiful Kings Indian defence strategy in this game with the Rh8 move. I have video annotated it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lAr...

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