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Ratmir Kholmov vs Paul Keres
"Precious Time" (game of the day )
USSR Championship (1959), Tbilisi URS, rd 17, Feb-07
Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30)  ·  1-0



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  Sally Simpson: Hi Annie,

You are obviously one of the cliché getting that pun added over my Rat King Khol one.

'Call Someone Who Cares?' Don't tell me you sleep well, that wee gem of creativity must have kept you up half the night.

It's naff and I want this site to have a 'Puns Off' option so I don't have to see any more of them.

Posoo...I like you all the time, not just sometimes.

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  Sally Simpson: Hello,

I want to buy this book. I've googled about but no luck except one extremely expensive place and I'd prefer to buy it in Britain.

I did find out that some lad has one called Ratmir Holmov.

Anybody help?

Sep-28-16  hemy: <Sally Simpson> one more book in the same format and style - "Александр Толуш" - Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush You can download it as well
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Hemy,

Thanks but the Kholmov I now in PDF will keep me busy in chess for quite a while.

The quest ATM is to get the Kholmov book in it's original format and maybe that one called Holmov.

Sep-28-16  posoo: da KH and da H are VERY DIFRENT depending on WAT U MAKE OF SIRILIC.

For instance in da BROHER KARAMOZOV da spinster lady is either




u r making da old posoo BLUSH

Where is da pun police MorfudlOON?

Sep-28-16  hemy: Collection of the Ratmir Kholmov's games on ichessbase:
Sep-28-16  brankat: "K" in Kholmov is a "silent one. Like "K" in "Know" or "Knee".
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  Sally Simpson: "K" in Kholmov is a "silent one. Like "K" in "Know" or "Knee".

So his name is actually 'Nolmov'

Got it. Ratmir Nolmov.

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  perfidious: <Geoff> Not to mention Nasin, Nalilbeili and Nodos.
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  Sally Simpson: If the Russian 'K' is silent then it's Arpov, Asperorv, Orchnoi and Ramnik.
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  Retireborn: <Geoff> I assume you're joking (!), but Huzman and Kharitonov are examples of how the "Kh" can be transliterated differently.
Sep-29-16  brankat: It is pronounced: HOLMOV.

No Arpov, Asparov, nor Ramnik.

It is only in "Kh" sequence that the "K" is a silent one, just like in English "Kn" combo.

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  perfidious: <brankat: It is pronounced: HOLMOV.>

In the early Informators, it was also spelt that way, as well as in some books in English.

Sep-29-16  gars: <Sally Simpson>: what attracted me to Kholmov's games was that I read somewhere he admitted to be a mediocre opening player, so he had to defend some difficult positions in the middlegame and only after that he could attack, which he did very well. A player with this handicap who wins against Bronstein, Petrosian, Keres and Fischer must be very good indeed! As for the pronunciation of his name, I think that we transliterate the Russian X to KH and this must sound like a very aspirated H. Someday I hope to study his games, but presently I am inching my way in "How Karpov Wins", by Edgar Mednis.
Sep-29-16  gars: <hemy> I'll certainly download the book you mention, for which I thank you very much. As I told Sally Simpson, presently I am wading through "How Karpov Wins" and enjoying it very much.
Sep-29-16  hemy: Kholmov was talented, self educated chess player. He could achieve much more, but he had a problem that made impact on his chess career - he was heavy alcohol drinker even by Russian standards.
Sep-29-16  brankat: So am I :-)
Jun-10-17  Moszkowski012273: AWESOMENESS! 29.Rh6+... is stronger but who's gonna see that.
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  HeMateMe: nice tactics. Seems odd to see Keres on the receiving end of this...
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  perfidious: Most especially at the hands of a player who was known more for his stout defence than for attacking prowess.
Oct-09-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 22 dpa done

1. + / - (1.40): 12.Nc6

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 23 dpa done

1. + / - (1.37): 12...Qd7 13.Nxe7 Qxd1 14.Rxd1 Nf5 15.Nxc8 Rxc8 16.Nd5 Kf8 17.Bf4 Nd4 18.Rd2 Rd8 19.c4 h6 20.Bg3 g5 21.Re1 Kg8 22.f4 Re8 23.Rf2 f5 24.Rd2 Kh7 25.b3 Nc6 26.e6 Bd4+ 27.Kh2 Kg7 28.Bf2 gxf4 29.Bxd4+ Nxd4 30.Nxf4 Rhg8 31.Re3 Kf6 32.Nd5+ Kg5 33.Rg3+ Kh4

2. + - (1.79): 12...Qxd1 13.Rxd1 Bb7 14.Nd5 Kf8 15.Nc7 Rc8 16.Nxa7 Rb8 17.Rd7 Nf5 18.Bf4 h5 19.Rad1 Bh6 20.Bxh6+ Nxh6 21.R1d3 Nf5 22.Rb3 Kg7 23.Rxb6 Be4 24.Rxb8 Rxb8 25.b3 c4 26.e6 Bxc2 27.Nc6 cxb3 28.axb3 Rf8 29.g4 hxg4 30.hxg4 Nh6 31.g5 Nf5 32.b4 Rh8 33.Nxe7

Oct-09-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 23 dpa done

<1. = (0.00): 11...Nf5 12.Nxf5> Bxf5 13.Qf3 Qc8 14.Bg5 Qb7 15.Bf6 0-0 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Nb5 Rad8 18.Rad1 Rxd1 19.Rxd1 Bxc2 20.Rc1 Qa6 21.Nd4 Ba4 22.Qf4 c5 23.Nf5+ gxf5 24.Qg5+ Kh8 25.Qxe7 Rc8 26.Qxf7 Rg8 27.Qf6+ Rg7 28.Qf8+ Rg8 29.Qf6+ Rg7

2. + / = (0.65): 11...Bb7 12.Bxh6 Bxh6 13.Qg4 c5 14.Ndb5 0-0 15.Rad1 Qb8 16.Nd5 Bxd5 17.Rxd5 Bg7 18.f4 h5 19.Qf3 Qc8 20.Qd3 a6 21.Nc3 e6 22.Rd6 Rd8 23.Ne4 Rxd6 24.Nxd6 Qd7 25.Rd1 Bf8 26.Qc4 Bxd6 27.Rxd6 Qb7 28.Qd3 Kg7

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 20 dpa only done

<1. = (0.01): 12.Nxf5> Bxf5 13.Qf3 Rc8 14.Bf4 b5 15.Rad1 Qa5 16.Ne2 Be6 17.Qe3 0-0 18.Bg5 Rfe8 19.a3 Rcd8 20.Nf4 Rxd1 21.Rxd1 Bf5 22.Nd3 Qc7 23.Bf4 Qb6 24.Qxb6 axb6

2. = (-0.08): 12.Nxc6 Qxd1 13.Rxd1 Bd7 14.Nb4 Bxe5 15.Ncd5 0-0-0 16.Re1 f6 17.Nd3 Bd6 18.Bf4 e5 19.Bh2 Rhf8 20.f4 exf4 21.Bxf4 Bxf4 22.N3xf4 g5 23.Nd3 Bc6 24.Ne7+ Nxe7 25.Rxe7 Rd7 26.Rae1 a5 27.g4 Kc7 28.Kf2 f5 29.gxf5 Rxf5+ 30.Kg3 h6 31.Rxd7+ Bxd7 32.Ne5 Be6 33.c4 Rf8

Oct-09-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 24 dpa done

1. + / = (0.33): 11.Bxh6 Bxh6 12.Nxd4 c5 13.Ndb5 0-0 14.Qf3 Be6 15.Rad1 Qc8 16.Nd5 Bxd5 17.Qxd5 a6 18.Nc3 Rd8 19.Qe4 Bd2 20.Nd5 Rxd5 21.Qxd5 Bxe1 22.Rxe1 e6 23.Qd6 Qb7 24.b3 c4 25.Qd4 cxb3 26.cxb3 Qc7 27.Rd1 Qc2 28.Rd2 Qf5 29.Kh2 Rc8 30.Qe3 b5 31.Rd6 Rc2 32.Rd8+

2. = (0.00): 11.Qxd4 Qxd4 12.Nxd4 Bb7 13.g4 Ng8 14.Bf4 0-0-0 15.Nde2 c5 16.Ng3 Bc6 17.a4 Rd4 18.Nge2 Rd7 19.Ng3 Rd4 20.Nge2

Oct-09-18  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4: d 23 dpa done

1. = (0.11): 9...0-0 10.Ne4 b6 11.Qe2 Qd7 12.b3 Nf5 13.c3 a5 14.Bb2 Rd8 15.g4 Ba6 16.Qd1 Nh6 17.c4 Qc7 18.d3 a4 19.Qe2 Bb7 20.Red1 axb3 21.axb3 Rxa1 22.Rxa1 Qd7 23.d4 cxd4 24.Bxd4

2. = (0.13): 9...Nf5 10.Ne4 b6 11.c3 0-0 12.Qe2 h5 13.a4 a5 14.d3 Ba6 15.c4 Nd4 16.Nxd4 Qxd4 17.e6 f6 18.Ra3 Qe5 19.Rb3 Rab8 20.Ng3 Bc8 21.Qd2 Bh6 22.Qd1

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