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Rashid Nezhmetdinov vs Mikhail Tal
"Tartar Sauce" (game of the day Jul-01-2006)
USSR Championship 1961b (1961), Baku URS, rd 15, Dec-08
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Scheveningen Variation (B84)  ·  1-0

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Dec-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Weird. That's Pun of the Day today. Topalov vs Kamsky, 2011
Aug-08-12  ainemon: i just learned that nezt was tal's chess buddy, sparring partner and mentor.
Aug-15-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF NEZHMETDINOV.
Your score: 39 (par = 28)

LTJ

Aug-15-12  Garech: Superb game - what one would expect from these two!

Thanks for bringing my attention to it, <LTJ>! I gather we are among the few who sign our posts, glad to make your acquaintance!

-Garech

Aug-15-12  TheFocus: In support of you two, some of us have begun signing our posts also.

-Garech

Aug-15-12  LoveThatJoker: <Garech> Thank you for the kind words!

I've seen your posts before - I have come across truly excellent games of Chess thanks to seeing one of your posts on the <Recent Kibitzing> bulletin as well!

LTJ

Aug-16-12  Garech: Cheers buddy, let the merry kibitzing continue!

<Focus> - I saw - very funny stuff!

Cheers,

-Garech

Aug-16-12  Cemoblanca: Great game GRAND MASTER! Great game! RIP!
Dec-15-12  donehung: For my chess pallet, nothing is quite as appealing as Tal getting out Tal'ed
May-14-13  MindCtrol9: That player was a problem!!!
May-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  gawain: What a brilliant game! Definitely worth bringing out of mothballs every couple of years.
Jun-04-13  grasser: Video Bio:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_Io...

Mar-18-14  kia0708: awesome attack !!!
Mar-26-14  Mating Net: White has a Royal Fork with 30.Nf7 on the way. Very similar to Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 when White had a Royal Fork coming as well.

I'll bet that Tal would have given up smoking and drinking if he could have switched places with Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov in this game.

Oct-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <Cemoblanca: Great game GRAND MASTER!>

Actually, Nezhmetdinov never gained the GM title - he died an IM. Which is incredible to me. Anyone who wins the Russian championship once should get the GM title, and he won 5 of them!

At one time in history winning an IZT automatically came with the GM title. Russian championship was nearly as strong, if not as strong, as some IZTs, I expect.

Jul-20-15  morfishine: Tal avoided <18...Bxd5> due to 19.exd5 Nd4 20.Qf2 Qd6 and now: <21.g5>


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*****

Sep-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  LucB: I love the fact that, despite castling King side and playing 6. Be2 - thus perhaps indicating positional intentions - it's an all out attack on the enemy position.. neat stuff!
Sep-27-16  Boomie: ->

To get a sense of how much Tal loved chess, he said the day he lost to Super Nezh was the happiest day of his life.

Dec-15-17  Ironmanth: Phenomenal attack! We each and all dream of just one game such as this in a lifetime! Thanks, y'all.
Jun-03-18  mikealando: Ouch! Tal foresaw the impending royal fork and opted to forego the continuation. Tal out-tal'd indeed - a rather frightening thing state of affairs.
Aug-03-18  Bobby Spassky: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O a6 8. f4 Qc7 9. g4 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. Bf3 Nc5 12. Qe2 e5 13. Nf5 g6 14. fe5 de5 15. Nh6 Ne6 16. Bg2 Bg7 17. Rf6 Bf6 18. Nd5 Qd8 19. Qf2 Nf4 20. Bf4 ef4 21. e5 Be5 22. Re1 f6 23. Nf6 Qf6 24. Qd4 Kf8 25. Re5 Qd8 26. Rf5 gf5 27. Qh8 Ke7 28. Qg7 Ke6 29. gf5
Oct-17-19  gpbear: To do this against Tal is astounding.
Mar-23-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: There's a signpost up ahead. Next stop, Nezhmetdinov---
Jun-04-20  carpovius: Tartar wizard
Jul-18-22  Jambow: An octopus with no empty tentacles juggling chainsaws... What a violent game...
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