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Here’s one of the greatest chess games ever played between Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov (white pieces) & Mikhail Tal (black pieces) at the USSR Championship in Baku in 1961. Reviewing this game we’ll learn some of the best ideas & sacrifices from the greatest attacking players in chess history. We’ll analyze how they play – their strategy, moves, traps, ideas & tactics. Playing Tal, Super Nez setup a great trap by making an exchange sacrifice, then opening up the center & attacking the king, which ultimately forced Mikhail Tal to resign! Tal was a true gentleman and exhibited the highest level of sportsmanship. When asked what the happiest day of his chess life was, World Chess Champion, Mikhail Tal stated it was this day when he lost to Rashid Nezhmetdinov and later, they also went to become very good friends. This game features the Scheveningen Variation of the Sicilian Defense – Najdorf line. I also have an interesting chess puzzle at the end of this video, let’s see if you can solve that.


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  1. Puzzel Ans- To put the queen above the rook and then after move the qween up to the top forcing an checkmate : -)

  2. Puzzle. Knight e6. The queen is under attack. This also gives a defender to the rook when he moves to f8. If he saves his queen the rook f8 is check mate (Hope the king had a nice life insurance!), And he would have to block the path of the rook with his night and it would be the most painful love story.

  3. Rf8 check kxf8 qf3 check ke8 qf7 check kd8 ne6 check kc8 and qc7 check mate, the king has to go to e8 otherwise it's checkmate in two move.

  4. (First move for white is to Rook to F8) after this (Black King have to capture Rook on F8) then (White plays Knight to E6) its a check also fock on queen and king then (black game is gone)…

  5. It is checkmate to black either way,

    1)White: Rf8
    2) Black: Kxf8
    3)White: Qf3
    4)Black: Ke8( if Kg8 then Qf7, Kh8 then Qf8 is mate)
    5) White: Qf7(check)
    6)Black: Kd8
    7)White: Nef6(check)
    8)Black: Kc8
    9) White: Qc7(checkmate)

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