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Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Tribute To The "Fantastic Mathematician " IM\Rashid Nezhmetdinov (born Dec-15-1912, died Jun-03-1974) - Part 3

IM\Rashid Nezhmetdinov assisted world chess champion Tal in preparation for the latter's 1960 World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik . While he beat many of the world's top players, he was never awarded the GM title even though he won 5 Russian Championships. Nezhmetdinov published an autobiography including his 100 best games entitled Nezhmetdinov's Best Games of Chess (republished by Caissa Editions in 2000). Alex Pishkin published a similar tome entitled Super Nezh, Chess Assassin in 2000.Nezhmetdinov passed away in Kazan in 1974 (
Famous quotes about Nezhmetdinov :
  • "Nobody sees combinations like Rashid Nezhmetdinov." Mikhail Botvinnik
  • "Nezhmetdinov is the greatest master of the initiative." Lev Polugaevsky
  • "His games reveal the beauty of chess and make you love in chess not so much the points and high placings, but the wonderful harmony and elegance of this particular world." Mikhail Tal
  • "Rashid Nezhmetdinov is a virtuoso of combinational chess." David Bronstein
  •  Bronstein also wrote that Nezhmetdinov was "a fantastic mathematician."
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Written by Jessica Fischer and narrated by Richard Dewoskin and researched by Jessica Fischer, Annie Kappel, Larry Crawford, 

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