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Nechemia Kasimov
  
Number of games in database: 12
Years covered: 1967 to 1980
Overall record: +6 -1 =5 (70.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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NECHEMIA KASIMOV
(born Aug-19-1947, 73 years old) Lithuania (federation/nationality Canada)

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Nechemia Kasimov (Kasimovas) played for the Lithuanian SSR (LTU) at the 10th Soviet Team Chess Championship in Moscow 1967 (http://www.olimpbase.org/1967st/196... ). In 1978 he scored a notable victory over Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili in the Rishon LeZion Jubilee Tournament in Israel: N Kasimov vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 . Nechemia Kasimov holds the Israeli National Master title, and currently resides in Canada.

User: hemy

Last updated: 2020-08-26 04:24:23

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Lukin vs N Kasimov  ½-½53196710th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
2. N Kasimov vs P Sangla 1-041196710th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3D02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. K Grigorian vs N Kasimov  1-034196710th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3E40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. N Kasimov vs Balashov  ½-½14196710th Soviet Team-ch qual group 3D02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. L Slutzky vs N Kasimov  ½-½24196710th Soviet Team-ch final CE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
6. N Kasimov vs M Vereshchagin  1-059196710th Soviet Team-ch final CD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. I Figler vs N Kasimov 0-162196710th Soviet Team-ch final CD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. N Kasimov vs Aleksander Kliuch 1-0231971Match Vilnius-Minsk, 100 boardsA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. N Kasimov vs Z Chessakov 1-0311976Israeli Premier LeagueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. N Kasimov vs Dzindzichashvili 1-0611978Rishon LeZion Jubilee TournamentA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. N Kasimov vs O Comai  ½-½721979Jubilee tournamentD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. N Kasimov vs N Birnboim  ½-½561980Israeli Premier League, 1st boardD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Mar-03-15
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  Benzol: Pity there aren't more games in the DB by User: hemy
Mar-03-15
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  perfidious: <Paul> A cure for that little problem awaits over at 365chess, whence seven more games reside.
Mar-04-15
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  hemy: Some of my games are published in the book of E.Paleckis, B.Rositsan "Žydai Lietuvos šachmatai istorijoje" (Jews in history of Lithuanian chess). It was published in January 2015 in Lithuanian language and will be translated to English. The book includes the game I won against GM Roman Dzhindzhichashvili (Rishon Le Zion, Israel, December 1978) My family name is Kasimov now. In Lithuania I was Kasimovas.
May-17-16  luftforlife: I'm working with <hemy> to add more of his games to the database. Some time ago, he did submit his Christmas Day 1978 victory over GM Roman Dzindzichashvili; it has yet to be uploaded. I will inquire, and I'll resubmit that game if necessary. More of his games should follow in due course.
Apr-13-19
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  OhioChessFan: <hemy> it'd be nice to get a little more in the bio. Anything you want to share?
Apr-13-19
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  hemy: <OhioChessFan> Thanks for taking interest in my bio. It was published on the pages 301-315 of the book "Žydai Lietuvos šachmatai istorijoje" (Jews in history of Lithuanian chess).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5i7mjti13...

After it was published I translated for my children to English the pages related to me.
I created pdf of the translated pages:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f96hytj6d...

The page 304 was not translated, because it was included only score with notes of my game against Alvis Vitolinsh.

The photo of Mikhail Tal's simultaneous exhibition (I'm sitting 1st from right).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/47cf9443z...

Jan-22-20  chesshistoryinterest: I have copied the relevant part of my discussion with <hemy> on the <Baikovicius> page to here:

<Jan-21-20 hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> <Terrible treatment to initially put Jews in the same camps as Germans.> Not Germans only. Germans used local guards in concentration camps as well. Some of them were worse then Germans. I know about this not from books only. My mother was liberated from Stutthof concentration camp by Red Army in May 1945.

Jan-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member chesshistoryinterest: <hemy> I think I have read in the past about also local guards in the camps. It must have been a truly ghastly time for your parents. I, and I'm sure others here, hope you will write all this down in a family history/biography. I know some people regard it as immodest to write a lot about themselves, but too little is also a problem - once the person passes away, the information is lost forever. In 1993, Sarapu wrote a book about his career. But to my mind, he included far too little information about his career before he came to New Zealand in 1950, perhaps thinking that New Zealanders, his main audience, would not be interested. Now, with Sarapu having passed away, it is devilishly hard to find information about some of the events he played in before coming to New Zealand.

(In respect of the above, I am wondering about your game against Aleksander Kliuch here:

N Kasimov vs Aleksander Kliuch, 1971

It says it was in a match Lithuania-Belorusia 1971?. But I can find no reference to such a match either in Di Felice or on Rusbase. Was there such a match, or if not, what was the event? Any details of it would be welcome.

Jan-21-20 hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> <I am wondering about your game against Aleksander Kliuch> It was friendly match on 100 boards in Vilnius. Mikenas played on 1st board, but I can not recall about his game or his partner. I'm played on one of the last from first 10 boards. <I'm sure others here, hope you will write all this down in a family history/biography> My father was rescued by Krištopavičienė Bronislava. https://righteous.yadvashem.org/?se...

Later I will prepare more about my family history and post it on my profile page.

Jan-21-20
Premium Chessgames Member chesshistoryinterest: <hemy> Wow, 100 boards. Who won the match!? Thanks very much for this information. This means the '?' can be taken out of "Lithuania-Belorusia (1971),?" at the top of the game page. And in the PGN, 'Vilnius' can be put in for the site. I presume there was just one round? And we could put a source in. Is the source yourself? (The game does not appear on 365Chess.com or Megabase).

Interesting article about <Krištopavičienė Bronislava>. I've saved it to my computer.

Jan-21-20 hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> The match was organized shortly before it was played. Belorussian team came to Vilnius with players from Minsk only. In Lithuania team played mostly Vilnius players. It was in fact Vilnius - Minsk match instead. The game was published in the book "Žydai Lietuvos šachmatų istorijoje" by E. Paleckis and B. Rositsan, Vilnius, 2015 on page 306. It was provided to Eugenijus Paleckis by me. Mikenas published in local newspaper the diagram after move 18. ... Qd8 and commented the rest of the game. All I have it is my memory.

Jan-21-20 hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> All my possessions related to chess, including scoresheets of games, notebook of openings, library of chess magazines in many languages from 1948 to 1971 I left in Lithuania. It was not allowed to take it out of USSR. Scoresheets of most of the games I played in Israel I destroyed about 10 years ego.

The game from match with Minsk/Belarus I remembered and could restore. I also remember the question Mikenas asked me after the game - "How could you see in the position after the move 18. ... Qd8 the move 23. Rxg5 ?". He marked the move 19. g5 with 2 exclamation marks.

Jan-21-20 hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> I remember that Vilnius/Lithuania team won this match with small advantage, but not the result. I was one round match.>

Jan-22-20  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

Thanks very much for these details and preserving chess history. I see the details of this game have been updated on that game page, that's great.

It must have been quite a wrench to have to leave all your chess material behind in the USSR in 1971. Presumably it had been lost and not recoverable by the time the USSR collapsed in 1991? Also to lose the scoresheets of the games you played in Israel is unfortunate.

I have read the part of the Paleckis/Rositsan book that has your bio. I found a couple of events that were not mentioned there on Rusbase:

Lithuania - Latvia match, 23-25 March 1967, Riga. You played Board 7 with a win and a draw against Suslov.

http://al20102007.narod.ru/matches/...

Vilnius vs Tallinn vs Riga 1969 at Tallinn. You are mentioned there, but your opponents are not given.

http://al20102007.narod.ru/match_tm...

Also, I presume the "I. Kasimov" given on Board 8 in the 1970 Vilnius vs Tallinn vs Riga match tournament is you?

http://al20102007.narod.ru/match_tm...

Also, is it possible that you played in the Lithuania - Azerbaijan 1967 match?, here:

http://al20102007.narod.ru/match_tm...

Any other events that you played in in the USSR would be of historical interest.

Wondering if you would be able to restore from memory the part of the key 1964 game versus Vitolins that wasn't published in the Paleckis/Rositsan book. That game doesn't appear here at Chessgames.com.

Jan-22-20  chesshistoryinterest: Sorry, Lithuania - Azerbaijan 1967 match is here:

http://al20102007.narod.ru/matches/...

Jan-22-20
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> Thanks for founding the matches of Lithuania and Vilnius teams where I was involved.

<Vilnius vs Tallinn vs Riga 1969 at Tallinn. You are mentioned there, but your opponents are not given.> The header "National Match-Tournament- Tallinn 1969" in Rusbase is not correct.

On pages 6-7 of "Шахматы Рига", No.7, April 1970 was published article "Successful trio" about this event:
1970 was the year of the birth of a new tradition - the tournament of 4 capitals: Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius and Minsk. Unfortunately, the quartet did not work out, the Minsk team did not come, but the trio was a success.

... In the match Riga - Vilnius on the 1st board Mikenas with Black color played against Gipslis. Mikenas had big advantage and could win the game, but he made mistakes because of time trouble and lost.

... Very curious ending happen in the game Janis Mileika - Kasimov.


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20. ... d5 21. Bxd5 e4 22. Bxe4 Qg3+ 23. Ng2 Qxg4 24. Rf4 Qh5 25. Qf2 Rg8 26. Qxc5 Ng6 27. Bf3 Nxf4 28. Bxh5 Nxh5 29. Rf1 b6 30. Qd4 Bb7 31. Rf2 Re1+ 32. Kh2 Rf1 33. Rd2 Rxf5 34. Qd6 Rf3 35. d4 Ng3 36. Rd3 Ne4 0-1

The comments on this game of master Vladimir Grigorevich Kirillov had many mistakes, so I didn't bother to translate them.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uk4qkhd4r...

Jan-23-20  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

<The header "National Match-Tournament- Tallinn 1969" in Rusbase is not correct.> You're right! - it's 1970. I was wondering why I could not find this event in 'Male Eestis 1965-1969'. I found it under 1970 in 'Male Eestis 1970-1976'. Unfortunately, no further information is given there.

And the event given in Rusbase as "1970" that I gave above, is in fact under 1971 in 'Male Eestis 1970-1976'. There you (if it is you) are again given as "I. Kasimov" (loss to V. Levchenkov of Riga, and draw with J. Jogi of Tallinn).

Thank you for the translation. It's very nice to have this additional material in English on Chessgames.com.

A wild game. Queen sacrifice! - we've got to have this game on Chessgames.com! If you are able to reconstruct the first 20 moves of this game, plus the start of the Vitolins game, I'm sure these games would be very welcome here at Chessgames.com.

Jan-23-20
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> <Also, I presume the "I. Kasimov" given on Board 8 in the 1970 Vilnius vs Tallinn vs Riga match tournament is you?>
Sure. The capital letters "N" and "I" in Russian ("Н", "И") have some similarity. Instead of "Н. Касимов" was printed "И.Касимов". This mistake was copied by Rusbase from the article "Cup stays in Riga', "Шахматы Рига", No.8, April 1971, pages 4-6.

Rusbase was wrong about the year of event once more ("National Match-Tournament- Riga 1970"). It happen in 1971. Match Riga - Vilnius ended with result 7:3. Mikenas against Tal was in absolutely winning position, described as "only miracle can save Black (Tal)". The miracle happen in time trouble of Mikenas. Tal was lucky to make a draw.

Interestingly I found this issue of "Shachmati" in Russian books store in Tel Aviv in January 1972, shortly after I moved to Israel. I sow the picture of myself playing against Vitaly Spiridonovich Levchenkov and purchased this magazine, which I'm still keeping.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1tbmxbe66...

During the time period from September 1965 to 1971 I was studied electronic engineering in Kaunas Polytechnic University and stopped playing in individual tournaments. I played only in team competitions as a "Call of duty".

In 1967 my exams in University were postponed for 3 months, to make me available for training camp and matches against Azerbaijan and other teams before "Spartakiad of the peoples of the USSR" - Team tournament of 15 Soviet Republics plus separate teams of Moscow and Leningrad. This tournament was dedicated to 50 years of Bolsheviks revolution. It was important event for display of achievements of USSR. Chess tournament was included in list of all sport events.

Jan-23-20
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> <Also, is it possible that you played in the Lithuania - Azerbaijan 1967 match>
I played on board 7 against Gennadi Govashelishvili and fished 2.5:1.5, winning the last game.

Some details I found in the small article in "Шахматы Рига", No.13, July 1967, page 28, some details I could recall as well.

Team Azerbaijan came to Vilnius in the end of May 1967 from Riga, where they played 2 rounds match against Latvia. Full results of this match are on page 474 of "Chess Results 1964-1967". (On the same page are also details of the match Latvia - Lithuania 1967).

Rusbase have it wrong about the match Lithuania - Azerbaijan (not surprising):

The game Vilhelmina Kaušilaitė - Tatiana Zatulovskaya was not played on board 4, it was played on board 8 (women 1st board). (Kaušilaitė won 3:1, +2 =2)

On 1st board Bagirov won against Mikenas 1:0 and against Lithuanian champion Maslov 2.5:0.5

"Vistinietzki I." is Isakas Vistaneckis who made the best result of the match - 3/3.

Jan-23-20
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> <If you are able to reconstruct the first 20 moves of this game, plus the start of the Vitolins game, I'm sure these games would be very welcome here at Chessgames.com.> I will try to restore the game with Vitolins, not sure if i can do it. The game with Mileika will be less chances to restore. Maybe I will found scorsheets of other 2-3 games played in Israel.
Jan-24-20  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

Yes, I can see it would be very easy to make that mistake in the Russian! Just as well we are around decades later to discover and correct all these mistakes... Also, in the 'Lietuvos Sporto Zinyas 1961-1964', page 183, playing for the Vilnius team in 1963, you are down as "V. Kasimovas". While in Di Felice 'Chess Results 1964-1967', you are given as "E. Kasimov". Di Felice has presumably assumed you are the same player as E. Kasimov of Uzbekistan (page 180).

I think you made a wise choice in dropping chess tournaments 1965-1971 in favour of electronic engineering. I would think unless you have top 50 potential, your economic future is much more likely to be secure studying for a "real" occupation.

Funny coincidence with that 'Shachmati' magazine and thanks for sharing it online. Among other things, it's interesting to see one of Rusbase's sources in Russian.

It seems to me that Mikenas overall did very well in his lifetime score against Tal. But this game here... 30. Bd3?; 40. Na5?? If this is the standard of instruction that Mr. Mikenas gave you, maybe this is the real reason you gave up tournament chess 1965-1971... (ha ha).

<In 1967 my exams in University were postponed for 3 months> The USSR sure took chess very, very seriously indeed...

Jan-24-20  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

Thanks very much for the details on the 1967 Lithuania-Azerbaijan match, that's great to have.

'Lietuvos Sporto Zinyas 1965-1968', page 205 also has it very wrong. To start with, the total score of games is 36, which means with each board playing 4 games, you need at least 9 players. But they only list 8, leaving you out, and presumably someone else as well if Mikenas played only 1 game. Then the scores they give to the 8 players they do list are clearly wrong (where did they get those scores from?). Finally, they give dates of 14-15 May 1967 (whereas you say the match was played at the end of May).

Concerning Rusbase, it certainly has its frustrations (many of the links to games don't seem to work). Nevertheless, I think it is one of the most indispensable chess history sites on the internet. I suppose with the huge volume of material the owner is covering, some mistakes are inevitable, even a few rather careless ones, regrettably. But overall, I give this site a huge thumbs up. One thing I have noticed on it is that in a match, if he knows the +-= score, instead of giving it as such, he fills in the match table, all the wins first, then all the losses, then all the draws. This gives the impression he knows the sequence the match took, when in fact he doesn't. For example, the Levenfish- List match, Vilnius 1910:

http://al20102007.narod.ru/matches/...

The match almost certainly didn't take this course.

(Note that he also incorrectly repeats this match as "Lodz 1909".)

Or Mikenas-Lublinsky 1944:

http://al20102007.narod.ru/matches/...

I hope you can restore the two games, but I know it could be hard - I know I would have trouble remembering most of the games I played decades ago, too.

Jan-25-20
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> <they give dates of 14-15 May 1967 (whereas you say the match was played at the end of May)> Since I don't remember exact dates, we may assume that the dates in "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968" are right.

The match was played as a preparation for the "Spartakiad of the peoples of the USSR". It was played on 10 boards, according to the rules of the "Spartakiad".

The discrepancy in the number of games that Mikenas played may have an explanation. Most likely Maslov played only 3 games on the 1st board (as Lithuanian champion). It makes his result 2/3. Mikenas played 1 game on 1st board (instead of Maslov) and 3 games on 2nd. It makes result of Mikenas 2.5/4.

Jan-26-20  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

I had assumed Mikenas was on Board 1 as he was given as such in both Rusbase and "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968". But I think you are right that Maslov played Board 1, as he does so in the 1967 Spartakaid and in the Lithuania-Latvia match in March 1967, both times ahead of Mikenas. But the scenario you give still doesn't work. Because earlier you said: <On 1st board Bagirov won against Mikenas 1:0 and against Lithuanian champion Maslov 2.5:0.5>. So this would give Maslov only 0.5/3, not 2/3. Therefore, there is something wrong with the scores given in "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968". In addition:

(1) Both you and Rusbase say Vistaneckis obtained 3/3, whereas "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968" says he only got 2.5. So there's a definite error there.

(2) The scores given for the 8 players listed in "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968" already total 19.5. And the implied scores from this for their opponents is only 12.5. Therefore they need another 4-0 somewhere to bring their score up to 16.5. This implies you would have lost 0-4, but you say you scored 3 draws and a win.

(3) <It was played on 10 boards>. The total score of games in the match is 36 (19.5 plus 16.5). As there were 4 rounds, this must imply there were 9 boards. If there were 10 boards, the total score of games would be 40. It seems to me that there were 9 boards, but 10 players, with not all players (eg Vistaneckis) playing 4 games. (This is assuming that the match score of 19.5-16.5, given in both Rusbase and "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968", is correct.)

So it looks like there are definite errors in the scores given in "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968" to such an extent that none of the scores given there are reliable. Rusbase looks better. They give the correct scores for Vistaneckis and Kaushilaite; and give the correct number of boards. It is just their board order that is incorrect.

Jan-26-20
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> <On 1st board Bagirov won against Mikenas 1:0 and against Lithuanian champion Maslov 2.5:0.5> I made typing mistake, sure it was 0.5:2.5>

I agree that it is big mess. Rusbase and "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968" are not an original sources, they are a secondary, copying from other sources.

From contemporary source - "Shachmati" magazine we have: I.Vistaneckis 3/3
Kausilaite 3/4
Bagirov - Maslov 2.5:0.5
Lithuania - Latvia 19.5:16.5
So you right, match was played on 9 boards.

After adjusting results table from "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968" we have:

V.Mikėnas 2.5:1.5
L.Maslovas 0.5:2.5
A.Butnorius 2:2
I.Vistaneckis 3:0
D.Lapienis 2:2
V.Kausilaitė 3:1
M.Kartanaitė 2.5:1.5
I.Raugaitė 3:1
---
18.5:11.5

At morning on the 1st day Azerbaijan team came to Vilnius me and Vistaneckis vent to hotel "Vilnia" to meet them. Is was a day free of the match that started the next day. Angelika Saakova was my guest this day.
I may be wrong, but from my memory Saakova won the match against Raugaite.

Jan-26-20  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

Sorry to keep querying this one - something is still not right.

If we take your score for the 8 players listed of <18.5:11.5>, then add your own score <I played on board 7 against Gennadi Govashelishvili and fished 2.5:1.5, winning the last game>, then we get a score of 21:13. But Lithuania's total score was only 19.5.

Perhaps part of the problem resides in the score given for I.Raugaite. If your memory is correct and Saakova beat her, then the score given for her of 3:1 cannot be correct.

It would be interesting to know what source "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968" used. Whatever it was, somebody messed up somewhere.

Appreciate you giving us the interesting little details at the end.

Jan-26-20
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> "Lietuvos Sporto Zinynas 1965-1968" made too many mistakes in results of this match. I can not point of more mistakes than I already mentioned, but it is possible that it was more.
Apr-12-20
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  hemy: Lithuanian language newspaper "Draugas", (Chicago, Illinois), December 13, 1963, p.2:

"... Kaunas team (Maslov, Alekseev, Ostrauskas, Butnorius and Spikiene won Lithuanian team championship with 25 points. Vilnius (Mikenas, Lapenis, Vistaneckis, Kasimov, Kausilaite) - 24 points..."

This article returned some memories about my chess activities at high school period.
Master Vistaneckis honored my school principal with short visit. It resulted with permission to skip lessens when I represented Vilnius or Lithuania in tournaments.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ziiee9bqr...

Apr-20-20
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  hemy: Lithuanian language newspaper "Draugas", (Chicago, Illinois), February 13, 1970, p. 2:

"... Vilnius chess players defeated Kaliningrad region team 14:10 (7:5 7:5). 2 points scored only Lithuanian women champion M. Kartanaite. D. Lapenis and N. Kasimovas scored 1.5 each one, Vistaneckis 1, Vladas Mikenas only 0.5 point..."

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qcsmaezva...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/95qc67o96...

Apr-29-20  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

Great that you are posting these "Draugas" finds. This last one in particular is a good find as it appears in neither Bertasius or Rusbase.

Aug-19-20
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  jessicafischerqueen:

<hemy> today you are honored as cg.com "Player of the Day."

========

Player of the Day
Nechemia Kasimov

(1947-)

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Now is a good time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have you here.

That is what I will do today.

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