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V Timofeev vs Rashid Nezhmetdinov
D. Vasilevsky Memorial (1970), Kaluga URS, Aug-??
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation. Classical Fianchetto (E67)  ·  0-1

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Mar-23-03  ughaibu: Thanks to Sneaky for 'collecting' this one. It'll need a serious look.
Oct-01-03  seoulmama: Splendid!
Mar-24-04  shr0pshire: Wow, and to think that Nezh, never got the gm title. After seeing some of his best of games, he was straigh up robbed!

I think Nezh's best of games, beat Tal's out. Too bad Nezh wasn't more consistent with his play, or he could have been world champion, in my humble opinion.

May-24-05  farrooj: amazing mating net! took me a while to understand it. The pawn sacrifice at the end was necessary. Now the queen is threatening mate on h3. If the rook covers the hfile than Qf2 mate.

I don't understand why Nezh wasn't as famous as other players, he clearly is amazing!

May-24-05  hintza: Nezhmetdinov never achieved the GM title either, when he clearly had the talent. There is some discussion on the Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov page.
Apr-17-08  sitzkrieg: I don't understand this game, more specifically the plan with 16..e3. What if white would take on a8 at move 17? I checked it shortly with fritz 6 and it seems to be winning for white. But taking is a fairly obvious move. Also, after 17.hxg4 white is still better. If on move 18. Kxf2 I see nothing for black. In the game, 19. Nxa8 looks good too although i think it is better for white to take the pawn on f2 immediately. Any lines or comments on this?

Last but not least, I don't see how one comes up with such a plan; Ng4 Nf6 and e3. It can't be calculated (and obvious moves like hxg4 followed by Kxf2 seem to refute it anyway)-what makes you come up with such moves?

Dec-15-08  KarAkter: After 18.Kg2 Ng4 19.Ke1 Ne3 20.Be3 Re3 21.Na8 Bg4 22.Qc7 Qe8 or 19.Kf1 g5 20.Bc1 Qf6 21.Bf3 Rf3 and black is better.(19.Kg1 Bd4+...).19.Na8?? g5 20.Qc7 Bd4 21.Be4 gf4 22.Qd8 Rd8
Apr-23-09  kellmano: I'd like to see someone do well on predict-a-move for this game. Crazy stuff.
Dec-29-10
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  zenwabi: "Confusion is sufficient compensation for a sacrificed piece." --- I read that recently, but can't remember the source. The quote applies to this game.
Mar-22-11  LIFE Master AJ: Nezhmetdinov's games were always messy ... (tactically).

He usually mangaes to win these things - just as he does here.

Mar-22-11  LIFE Master AJ: Thinking about doing a web page on this one.
Mar-22-11  joupajou: Timofeev was winning, but 28.Kf3?? He should have played 28.Qf3.

What about 20.Qe4, offering a queen exchange?

Mar-26-11  LIFE Master AJ: Other than Nezhmetdinov books, does anyone know if this game is in any books? Informant number?
Jun-22-11  larryjapan: Was 7 points up on Guess the Move then got clobbered on the final 3 moves!
Oct-09-11  King Sacrificer: Move 28 could be a nice Wednesday puzzle i guess.
Oct-24-11  sevenseaman: < LIFE Master AJ: Nezhmetdinov's games were always messy ... (tactically).

He usually mangaes to win these things - just as he does here.>

The two most oxymoronic lines if I ever saw a pair. Being tactically right and mostly failing is never much to write home - a pedant's postcard!

May-29-12  computer chess guy: 23. ♕b8 appears to save White. Black can play .. ♘h2+ 24. ♔xf2 ♕e3+ 25. ♔g2 ♕xg3+ 26. ♔h1, which looks awfully scary:


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But with the Black bishop pinned and White having the resource of Bg2, I think White is ok, and of course he has two rooks for two minors.

May-29-12
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  kamalakanta: Conputerchessguy, you are right. Apparently, it was 28.Kf3? that downed White. Up to that point, White was winning!
Aug-30-12  chessworm: <computer chess guy> After 23. ♕b8, instead of ♘h2+, ♗lack can play .. fxg3 Δ 24.. ♘e3#. If White plays
24. ♕xg3 ♘e3+ costs the Queen.
24. ♖d3 ♘e3+ 25. ♖xe3 ♗h3+ 26. ♗g2 ♕xa8

Did I miss something?

Aug-30-12  computer chess guy: < chessworm: After 23. Qb8, instead of Nh2+, Black can play .. fxg3 with the idea 24.. Ne3#. If White plays 24. Qxg3 Ne3+ costs the Queen.>

No, it doesn't .. after Ne3+:


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The Knight does not fork the Queen, only the Rook. White is still winning.

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