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Lev Belov vs Rashid Nezhmetdinov
"Belov it or Not" (game of the day May-29-2016)
21st RSFSR Ch (1961), Omsk URS, Sep-??
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Suhle Defense (C59)  ·  0-1



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  Honza Cervenka: 32.Kf1 Qxh3+ 33.Kf2 Qh2+ 34.Kf1 Re2 35.Qb8+ (forced) 35...Qxb8 36.Kxe2 Qe5+ and 37...Qxa1
Feb-17-04  Catfriend: Any comments on 6.♗b5+? it looks VERY weak and illogical to me. The normative ♗e2 seems to me better.
Feb-17-04  caseyclyde: 6. Bb5 is a book move that messes up Black's pawn structure and wins a pawn at the cost of a tempo. If, instead, 6. Be2, then black wins back the d pawn. They're both played and it's really a matter of taste.
Feb-17-04  informeddissent: 6. Bb5+ is the standard version of the opening. In fact at least through move 10 to 11 is textbook. I think the slow 16. b3 is the real beginning of white's problems as he compounds his lag in development. Any one think it was earlier?
Feb-17-04  kevin86: The attack is just underway-white is up a piece,but will soon lose material,and later the game.
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  jaime gallegos: Nezhmetdinov shows us the fine art of attack the king
Apr-23-04  refutor: <> Iakov Damkov's "Chess Brilliancy" has a different move order he has 10.Ne5 Qc7 11.d4 exd3 12.Nxd3 Bd6. i'm not sure if this matters or not
Aug-04-05  Averageguy: I don't understand why this isn't one of the "Notable Game" Of Nezhmetdinov.
Feb-06-06  notyetagm: Egads, this is exactly how Black should play the Two Knight Defense.
Feb-06-06  dakgootje: Thought Bb5 is a normal move, but doesnt remember 8. Be2 as being good...

< I don't understand why this isn't one of the "Notable Game" Of Nezhmetdinov.> Because white played below any standards...get it...belov....below...yes i know im bad at puns...

Mar-22-10  birthtimes: 13. Nd2 may not be the best move. The main line in this position is 13. b3 followed by 14. Bb2. But White's first "major" error was 17. Re1, a developing move which nonetheless took away the valuable overprotection from the critical f2 square, thereby permitting Black's knight to go to g4, and then to f2, where then all hell broke loose. Better would have been the logical 17. Bb2!
Aug-19-10  LIFE Master AJ:
Jul-03-12  ventricule: This game deserves to be more kibitzed. CG could throw it as a wednesday/thursday puzzle at black's move 30 to help !
May-29-16  andrewjsacks: Game pun only works if White had won.
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  offramp: Ringo van Flintoff had a chess career spanning three centuries!

In 1798 he played the automaton Mephisto in Paris when he was aged only four!

He continued playing throughout his life and finally died at the chess board 103 years later in 1901!

A career which covered the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries!>


May-29-16  TheFocus: Wonderful game by Nezh.
May-29-16  VincitQuiSeVincit: Belov expectations
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Hmmm. Forcing Nezhmetdinov to gambit a pawn in the opening. Not my idea of a good idea.
May-29-16  morfishine: At first I thought Super Nez missed 21...Rxd3, then I remembered Black is playing a piece down and can hold after 22.Bxd3

Silly me to even consider that Super Nez may've overlooked something

This game is like a wave Cossacks, relentless, sweeping in over the village


May-29-16  The Kings Domain: Shaky opening by white, and he paid dearly for it.
May-29-16  gars: <Life Master AJ>:

a) your move-by-move analysis of this game is very good and I thank you for that;

b) your page of Forgotten Masters is a terrific idea: is Ratmir Kholmov a possible entry?

c) how much can a weak player profit from studying Nezhmetdinov's games?

Thank you very much.

May-29-16  newhampshireboy: Nez was incredible. This is a delightful game to play through!
May-31-16  kevin86: Black's heavy pieces are mean!
Dec-31-19  RookLifter: Excellent chess surgery by Nez. The game won the brilliance price of the RSFSR Championship.
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  Sally Simpson: Hi, we spent about 40 minutes together earlier on today when I was looking at some Two Knights games.

We first met back in the 1970's in a Shakhmaty v SSSR without notes and I despaired...but then salivated over 21....c5 here.

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Why?....The a1 Rook...of course.

At first it looked like Black had shot his bolt and 21...c5 carried more hope than expectation. But there is a touch of Pillsbury in that move: '“Set up your attacks that when the fire is out, it isn’t out”.

Back then I dug out all the tempo gaining tricks or checks based on Qf6+ and Qe5+ hitting the a1 Rook. It must have sunk in deep because of a lot it came back this afternoon.

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