Monday, October 24, 2011

Rashid Nezhmetdinov: "Grandmaster of Chess Beauty"

"Players die, tournaments are forgotten but the works of great artists are left behind them to live on forever."--Mikhail Tal

Rashid Nezhmetdinov never received the Grandmaster title but former World Champion Max Euwe called Nezhmetdinov--who won numerous brilliancy prizes for his sparkling victories over many elite players--"Grandmaster of chess beauty." Here is the first of a three part video series celebrating Nezhmetdinov's great career (you can access the second and third parts at the end of the first video):

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