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Salomon Flohr vs Rashid Nezhmetdinov
USSR Championship (1954), Kiev URS, rd 17, Feb-02
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Old Indian Formation (A15)  ·  0-1



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Nov-21-06  YouRang: You gotta like 86...Ne4! The rook is safe (87. Bxf6 Nxf6+ 88. Kh4 Be1#).
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  kamalakanta: This is a masterpiece of piece-endgame play.
Jan-04-13  master of defence: 88...Rd6! was a better finish.
Jan-04-13  fokers13: W has 89.Rf7+ to stave off immediate mate and so if both moves are winning....
Jan-04-13  master of defence: <fokers13> 88...Rd6 89.Rf7+ Nf6+ 90.Rxf6+ Rxf6 91.any Rh6# 0-1
Jan-04-13  fokers13: Yes but is Rf8 really slower i mean B will have to sac material regardless.

Never contested the fact your line wins btw in case it wasn't clear.

Jan-04-13  waustad: <YouRang>Yeah. When I saw 86.) ... Ne4 I thought, "What the ....? Oh, so that's why."
Nov-25-13  jerseybob: At the start of his career Flohr was a very tactical player, not too unlike Nezhmetdinov, but by the time of this game he had become a safety-firster, a perfect foil for Super Nezh, who artfully feints with the queen and bishop from moves 7-14 to induce a weakness on e3. Shedding pawns seemingly without care, he makes steady inroads. A key mistake is white's careless 18.Ba1; very soon this piece will be almost useless. With 42..f2 black, 2 pawns down, threatens Ne3+, forcing 43.Nc4. But soon this knight falls, as do the d4 and c5 pawns. And finally with the limited forces left, black builds a mating net. It almost seems like magic.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Even with so few pieces left, Nezhmetdinov can still find a mating attack. What an amazing player, and what a shame that he had so few chances to play in the West.
Feb-13-15  Delboy: Remarkable alignment of six pieces on one rank at moves 60 and 76
Oct-10-15  zydeco: According to the book Super Nezh, white's critical mistake was 81.Ra8. If 81.Ra3 Ke4 82.Bb4 Rg7+ 83.Kh5, there is no mate (83....Kf5 84.Ra5+) and white exchanges a pair of minor pieces.

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