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Nezhmetdinov, Rashid

  • Last updated on 8/9/07, 1:37 PM.

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Rashid Nezhmetdinov (1912-1974) was the first USSR master in chess and checkers.  In 1949 he won the Russian chess championship and immediately after, took 2nd in the Russian checkers championship.  He wrote the first chess book in the Tatar language.  He won the Russian chess championship 5 times.  He was Tal’s trainer during Tal’s world championship matches.

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