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Rashid Nezhmetdinov vs Yuri Sakharov
Match Russia - Ukraine (1957), Leningrad URS
Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32)  ·  1-0

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Sep-16-09  returnoftheking: Pihskin gives 31. Bc3 as the move played in the game (nezmhetdinov, chess assasin). It doesn't matter much, Be1 with f3 and Bg3 is probably just as winning as Bc1 (h5..h4!) for black has not many moves. Rd7 is probably the quickest way to win though.
Sep-16-09
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  Benzol: 31.Be1 is the move given in "Nezhmetdinov's Best Games Of Chess" by Nezhmetdinov himself.
Sep-16-09  returnoftheking: According to Pihskin (again) this game score is incorrect; instead of 21. Nf5 white played first h3 followed by black's Be6. I quote:
"Again, as in some other games, the text of the game is different in various sources. Nezh himself missed the moves 22.h3 Be6 and pointed at once to 22. Nf5 (in Best games). In this case it leads only to an unimportant rearrangement of the h pawn. White doesn't distract his attention by taking the pawn. Rxe5 Rc8 Qd6 Rxc1 Bxc1 Nc6 and black gets counterplay."

On move 31 in the book, move 30 in this version:
"Here Nezh inverted the moves Rb8 and Kg8 (in his text version). It doesn't matter, as zugzwang is on the board."

He doesn't mention the different scores of Bc1 and Be1.

The book of Pishkin is chaotic, but has a bibliography. Reading it he probably got his alternative game out of Shakmhatni Bulletin or Shakmhatni y UssR, if I spell that correctly.

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