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Vladimir Karasev vs Rashid Nezhmetdinov
Latvian open (1973), Daugavpils
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defense (A32)  ·  0-1



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Aug-24-03  sleepkid: ...his games are such a delight.

A fitting last victory for Nezhmetdinov.

Dec-11-03  Hinchliffe: Well Sleepkid thanks as it was the result of one of your comments relating to Tal and Nezhmetdinov that introduced me to this remarkable player. What exciting chess he played and a real joy to play through his games.One can almost sense the twinkle in his eye as he sought and found such wonderful tactical combination. Truly fabulous.
Dec-11-03  ughaibu: Hilarious, great game.
Dec-11-03  Whitehat1963: Why not the obvious 8. Nc7?
Dec-11-03  ughaibu: I dont know, maybe 8....Nh5?
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  Chessical: I am sure that Nezhmetdinov did not overlook the possibilities of the N landing on c7 and taking his Ra8.

I believe that he would have then exploited the pin on the Nc3, and the unprotected f2 square something like this: 8.<Nc7> Ne4 9.Nxa8 Qf6! 10.Qc2 Qxf4 11.e3 Qf6 12.Rc1 Bd7 with a good game.

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  Honza Cervenka: After 8.Nc7 Ne4 9.Nxa8 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Bxc3+ 11.Bd2 Bxa1 12.Qxa1 Nc6 black seems to be okay as white Knight on a8 is lost and white is backward in development.
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  Chessical: Also <ughaibu's> 8.Nc7 <Nh5> seems fine for black, e.g. 9.Be5 Nc6 10.Nxa8 Nxe5 11.cxd5 exd5 12.e3 Nf6.
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  Honza Cervenka: Chessical's line looks playable too, although I would prefer 12...Na6 (not allowing white Knight to escape) instead of 12...Bd7.
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  Benzol: Is Daugavpils in Letland?
Jun-20-09  Ulhumbrus: 25...Nxc3+ opens the long diagonal for Black'e Queen with tempo and so takes away the flight square f3 from White's King with tempo so that on 26 Qxc3 Ba6+ White loses his Queen and shortly after the King as well eg 27 Qd3 Qxd3+ 28 Kf3 Bb7+ 29 Kg4 Qg6+ 30 Kh4 Qh6+ 31 Kg4 f5 mate
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  jessicafischerqueen: According to <Mikhail Tal>, Nezh garnered the tournament brilliancy prize for this game.


R.G. Nezhmetdinov- Selected Games
Russian Edition

p. 7

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  jessicafischerqueen: <Benzol> Daugavpils is indeed in "Letland" or "Latvia"- it is the second largest city after <Riga>.

Here is a photo of this very beautiful place:

This was <Nezhmetdinov's> last tournament- he fell ill and did not finish his final game. He died a year later.

It was the "Latvian Open" and Nezh finished shared 3d-4th.

According to chessmetrics, the strongest player in the field was this gentleman here: Anatoly Shmit

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  Benzol: <Jess> Thanks for enlightening me and the link. It looks like an interesting city. Maybe I might be lucky enough to visit one day.


Dec-18-12  Helloween: 8.Nc7 Nh5
9.Nxa8 Nxf4
10.e3 Ng6
11.Rc1 Nc6
12.a3 Bxc3+
13.Rxc3 Bd7
14.cxd5 exd5
15.Qxd5 Qc8
16.Bb5 Rd8
17.O-O Qxa8

superior endgame Rajnak/Stockova 2002

Oct-21-18  graphvariety: Not to take anything away from Nezhmetdinov's genius, but doesn't 15... c3 win outright?

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