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An unsung hero

An unsung hero

Nov 23, 2007, 8:34 AM 1

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.

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