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Rashid Nezhmetdinov, aka “Super Nezh”, was clearly GM strength, having a plus score in the 20 games he played against World Champions, including a plus score against his friend, Tal. He was also a five-time Russian champion (this title predates the Soviet Union, and is not the same as champion of the Soviet Union). I was a Russian linguist in the Air Force ...


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In 2019 sinquefield cup round 8 game between Sergey Karjakin and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave , MVL allowed Karjakin to checkmate him. MVL was appreciated for his sportsmanship.


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Malik Mir Sultan Khan had beaten world champion Capablanca and many other strong players. He was literally playing like a machine against Capablanca. (check out the match here). But it seems like the chess world had forgotten him forever :( Malik Mir Sultan Khan (1905 – 25 April 1966) was the strongest chess master of his time from Asia. A servant from ...


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I think it very simple: if you point to something which is under your hand, it is much more convenient to use your middle finger. It seems a bit awkward, but more "natural" to your hand.


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