Nezhmetdinov’s Immortal

LEV POLUGAEVSKY vs RASHID NEZHMETDINOV – Sochi Tournament 1958

There is one chess player that never reached the top players in terms of victories but he is considered one of the greatest (attacking) players ever: his name is Nezhmetdinov.

Today, we cover the match between Polugaesvky and Nezhmetdinov played at a tournament in Sochi in 1958 . This is considered the best chess game ever played by Nezh.

This game features the Old Indian Defense.

During the game, white’s king goes for a nice walk up to the middle of the board as all black’s pieces are fully activated to threaten checkmate!

Nezhmetdinov’s Immortal!

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