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My games for Lithuania team in 1967 "USSR Spartakiad" and Israeli Premier League: Nechemia Kasimov

Currently living in Toronto, Canada.
My family name is Kasimov, in Lithuanian it was Kasimovas. In 1979 Israeli Chess Federation awarded me with National master title for my results on 1st board of "Bat Yam" and "Hapoel" Rehovot teams in Israeli Premier League.

The most memorable game I played against GM Roman Dzindzichashvili in December 1978, when he was ranked between top 20 in the world.

N Kasimov vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978

This game published in the book of Eugenijus Paleckis and Boris Rositsan "Žydai Lietuvos šachmatu istorijoje", Vilnius, 2015 in Lithuanian language.

In the "From the Middlegame into the Endgame" book page 113 Edmar Mednis published my endgame (Kasimov-Komay, Israel 1979).

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... White achives a thematic stalemate draw as as follows:

1 ... Ke5 2 Kc5 Kxe4 3 Kc4! Ke3 4 Kc3!

Losing is 4 Kd5? Kf3 5 Kd4 Kg2 6 Ke3 f1=Q!
4 ... Kf3
It is no good going to the e-file, since 4 ... Ke2 allows 5 R:h2 and the f-pawn is pinned. 5 Kd3 Kg2 6 Ke2!! Draw
After 6 ... Kxh1 White stalemates Black with the normal 7 Kxf2 or the "fancy" 7 Kf1.

Full text of this game:
[Event "Rishon Le Zion Jubilee tournament"]
[Site "Rishon Le Zion"]
[Date "1979.01.02"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Kasimov, Nechemia"]
[Black "Komay, Ofer"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D02"]
[PlyCount "143"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 g6 4. e3 Bf5 5. c4 Nc6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ c6 9. cxd5 b5 10. Qb4 a6 11. d6 Bf8 12. Be5 Nb7 13. dxe7 Bxe7 14. Qb3 O-O 15. Be2 c5 16. O-O c4 17. Qd1 b4 18. Na4 Na5 19. Rc1 Rc8 20. Nd2 Be6 21. Bxf6 Bxf6 22. Nc5 Rxc5 23. dxc5 Bxb2 24. Nxc4 Bxc4 25. Bxc4 Qxd1 26. Rfxd1 Bxc1 27. Rxc1 Nxc4 28. Rxc4 Rb8 29. Kf1 Kf8 30. c6 a5 31. c7 Rc8 32. Ke2 Ke7 33. Kd3 Kd6 34. Rd4+ Ke6 35. Rc4 Kd6 36. Kd4 a4 37. g4 a3 38. h4 b3 39. axb3 a2 40. Ra4 Rxc7 41. Rxa2 Rb7 42. Ra6+ Ke7 43. Kc4 Rc7+ 44. Kb5 Rc2 45. b4 Rxf2 46. Kc6 Rc2+ 47. Kb6 Rc4 48. b5 Rxg4 49. Ra2 Ke6 50. Kc5 Rxh4 51. b6 Rh1 52. b7 Rc1+ 53. Kb6 Rb1+ 54. Kc7 Rc1+ 55. Kb8 Rb1 56. Ka8 h5 57. b8=Q Rxb8+ 58. Kxb8 h4 59. Kc7 h3 60. Ra8 g5 61. Rh8 g4 62. Rh4 f5 63. e4 f4 64. Rxg4 f3 65. Rg1 h2 66. Rh1 f2 67. Kc6 Ke5 68. Kc5 Kxe4 69. Kc4 Ke3 70. Kc3 Kf3 71. Kd3 Kg2 72. Ke2 1/2-1/2

Some of the biographies published by me:

Marcos Luckis

Aleksander Macht

Vladas Mikenas

Paul List

Moisei Elyashiv

Matafia Scheinberg

Israel Rabinovich-Barav

Benjamin Markovich Blumenfeld Full Member

   hemy has kibitzed 1381 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-08-21 Moisei Elyashiv (replies)
hemy: <JFQ> The source of the <Rusbase table> was an article of Pavlov-Pianov "From the past" in the "Шахматы в СССР" (Shachmati v SSSR), Nr. 7, July 1951. "From the end 1916 during entire winter was held a ...
   Dec-13-20 William Isaac Lourie (replies)
hemy: <JFQ> <I would say more likely it was his son, as <Tab> suggested.> We may never find out who of them was the author of the chess compositions, but most likely they were created by <Lourie Jr.>.
   Dec-09-20 Biographer Bistro (replies)
hemy: <Tabanus> Thanks for discovering one more Litvak chess player. I will check out your comments on the page William Isaac Lourie
   Nov-26-20 Lewis J Isaacs (replies)
hemy: <cameosis> Isakovičius, Lazaris Jakovas - in Lithuanian. Исакович, Лазарь Яков - in Russian.
   Nov-26-20 Nechemia Kasimov (replies)
hemy: <cameosis> You spelled it right in Lithuanian and Hebrew. In Russian my name is Нехемья Касимов. The name of Mikhail Tal's father is also Нехемья. Full ...
   Nov-14-20 Vladas Mikenas
hemy: <JFQ> Vishomirskis Romanas, born on February 17th 1928, died in 1995. and 4 games of Vishomirskis, include the game with Mikenas, 1951: ...
   Nov-01-20 Spikiene (replies)
hemy: <JFQ> As you already discovered <Ilana Rozentalienė> was also known as <Epšteinaitė>. I would prefer to use her name as "Ilana Rozental-Epshtein", but it can be chosen differently. "Jewish Encyclopedia of Russia Surnames starting with the letter E" is ...
   Oct-31-20 Maria Lichtenfeld
hemy: <Stonehednge> Biography of Rivka Chvoles-Lichtenfeld is included in the project "Lithuanian chess history". I'm working on this project, written in Lithuanian, together with Eugenijus Paleckis (living in Klaipeda, Lithuania). Many details of her bio were added personally by Rivka
   Oct-24-20 S M Globus vs Gross, 1884 (replies)
hemy: <JFQ> <Probably the same "Gross" I suspect> Most likely it is.
   Oct-13-20 D M Schapiro
hemy: David Max Schapiro was born in Memel (Germany), today Klaipeda (Lithuania) on July 24, 1867. His father - Jankel Schapiro and mother - Scheine Schapiro (Hanemann). Some of the documents <Alan McGowan> sent me: Transcript of the birth registration from the Klaipeda region civil ...
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