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Ratmir Kholmov vs Isaac Boleslavsky
USSR Championship (1949), Moscow URS, rd 18, Nov-17
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer Variation (B62)  ·  0-1

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Jul-02-14  jerseybob: Kholmov eventually became one of the best players in the world, as Fischer found in 1965, but here, as in their previous game, he's not ready for Boleslavsky, who in 1950 almost qualified for a World Championship match. White plays the whole game with no regard for the ending, blindly trusting his mighty knight on d5 to carry the day. But after 34..f5! how mighty was it?
Jul-02-14  Petrosianic: Kholmov peaked at #8, according to chessmetrics, but in 1950 he was around #40, while in 1965, he was around #20.

SOOOOOOO, you know what that means. In 1950 he was not yet Kholmov, while in 1965, he was no longer Kholmov.

Jul-02-14  jerseybob: Petrosianic: And what year was he at #8? I remember reading that his strong showing in the '63 Championship put him in the top 10, so even though he might've fallen to #20 by '65, he was still very strong, as the Havana crosstable shows.
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