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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 ...


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.


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 ...


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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