An unsung hero
Following on from my solemn promise in my last blog post, I have decided to finish reading '50 Essential Chess Lessons" by Steve Giddins (see my brief review here). I'm up to game 36 of the 50 and what a corker it turned out to be (see below)!
The victor was a player called Rashid Nezhmetdinov (1912-1974). He was extraordinarily gifted at seeing combinations (he was Tal's trainer in his matches against Botvinnik) and achieved victories against such luminaries as Tal, Spassky and Bronstein.