At least Four Countries, Six Brilliancy Prizes, and a Taxi. Nicolas Rossolimo.

At least Four Countries, Six Brilliancy Prizes, and a Taxi. Nicolas Rossolimo.

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Indeed. Finally I am posting some games by a player you have heard of - the line  in the Sicilian is named after him. A fascinating man, and a true joy of a chess player.

I am taking a break from packing ready to go on holiday, so no full article today. Had the games annotated, so going to post them for you to enjoy.

Here are some links for you to explore if you want to find out a little about the man - well worth the effort.

https://www.nytimes.com/1975/07/25/archives/nicolas-rossolimo-65-is-dead-grandmaster-ran-chess-studio.html
https://en.chessbase.com/post/vlastimil-hort-nicolas-rossolimo
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wereldschaaktoernooi_eerste_dag_Tartacover_tegen_Rossolimo,_Bestanddeelnr_904-2917.jpg
https://www.albertochueca.com/blog/vassily-ivanchuk-and-nicolas-rossolimo/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4blP368ZZs jessica Fischer
https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/nicolas_rossolimo
https://www.revolvy.com/page/Nicolas-Rossolimo?cr=1
https://www.geni.com/people/Nicolas-Rossolimo/6000000006663313004#

I am sure that there will be readers from New York reading this who remember him, so feel free to add any memories in the comments guys.

Belov et al credit him with six brilliancy prize winning games, which I have added notes to.  There may well be others from U.S. tournaments so again, if you know of  any, let me know!

I love strategically complex games where it is hard to work out exactly what is going on, so Rossolimo is the kind of player that I like studying.

Enjoy the games!

From Amsterdam 1950.

Rossolimo against a young William Lombardy in 1956.

Rossolimo's best known game came late in his career. It's a stunner!

The Nov 1966 Chess Life photograph of the US Olympiad team.
Rossolimo in the checked jacket next to Fischer.