Nezhmetdinov and the Hungarians

Nezhmetdinov and the Hungarians

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Nezhmetdinov and the Hungarians


I picked up this in a book shop, it was sealed.

Pictured playing cards dedicated to famous Hungarians.

I know seven famous Hungarians, six of them are chess players.

Portisch, Adorjan (I’ve played him…..I lost), Breyer, Reti Sax and
Szabo. The seventh is that chappie who invented the Rubik’s Cube.

I bought and flicked through the entire pack. No Chess players were there..

The Rubik Cube inventor was there.
Rubik

Erno Rubik (pictured playing cards - apparently this what he looks like.)

Also present and Hungarian was one the lads who created the Simpsons.
Title here

Gabor Csupo (pictured playing cards - apparently this what he looks like.)

The Hungarian chap who invented the Biro was there.
Biro

Laszlo Biro (pictured playing cards - apparently this what his hand looks like.)

Next we see the clever Hungarian who gave us the...

(Enough playing of the cards……..Russ)
red pawns

Eight blogs ago I did a whole piece about Windmills. (here is the cartoon again.)
Windmill

I have just decided that a White Rook swinging back and forth along the 7th rank looks
nothing like windmill. It is more like a saw. So it’s now called a See-Saw combination.

By chance and good fortune I found my myself going through this book again.
Title here

It’s the Russian version of Rashid Nezhmetdinov’s best games.

Don’t skip this bit, I’m not going to show the Nezhmetdinov Queen sac game.
Yes it’s a Queen sac but it’s not THAT game. Infact it never happened………

I’ve uncovered a smashing couple of lines in this one game.

R. Nezhmetdinov - V. Mikenas, Match, Russia, 1948



The other See-Saw I hinted at is also instructive and entertaining.


So next time someone stops you in the street and asks to be shown a See-Saw
Combination all you have to whip out your pocket set and show them this game.

Now an RHP game showing a Queen getting caught in the pattern I mentioned.

partyharty - CaptainBIdseye RHP 2011


red pawns

That Knight Sac v The Blackburne Shilling Trap.

Blackburne Trap

Quite a few Blogs back I suggested falling for the Blackburne Shilling Trap thus.



Here is what happened. I’m White.



red pawns

The end bit where I show The Horrors of RHP…wait a minute, those playing cards…
Bela

Bela Lugossi the Hungarian star of b/w horror films. He also appeared in one of
my favourite films ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space.’ How could I forget Bela Lugossi?

So I did a search on the RHP Database for this pattern from Nezhmetdinov game.


Just to see what turns up. One never knows what to expect next on RHP.

A couple made it into the RHP Hall of Horror.

m1g25 - The Pup RHP 2012 (White to play)

Play went 23.Qg4 Qf6+ and 24…Qxh6 White lost this one.

White missed that 23.Rxf7+ is double check! 23.Rxf7++ Kg8 24 Qg4+
The Queen reaches g4 with a check and it’s mate on g7 in two moves.

Another game where the White player misses a shot (not exactly a shot - it’s checkmate.)

Houston1 - Dace Ace RHP 2011


I’m afraid to say White did not play 32.Rxg4 Checkmate and went onto lose this game.

Finally we depart the Hall of Horror with a game that still gives White Knightmares.
No he was not mated by a Knight it’s his own Knights that keep him awake at night.


luizandre - Policestate RHP 2010.



The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 163759

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Comments (9)

  • Posted 1372 days 7 hours and 18 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    Thank you Jack Black - have to get you a game with Mike White.
  • Posted 1372 days 10 hours and 5 minutes ago
    Standard memberJack Black
    Always excellent chess, this time superb comedy. Thank you GreenPawn. Jack Black
  • Posted 1375 days 7 hours and 12 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    The pack (though sealed) has only 33 cards.

    It's not really a pack of cards. Not suits or anything like that.

    Goldie Hawn, Peter Falk and Tony Curtis are there because they have Hungarian relations. In Peter Falk's case (Columbo) he was the grandson of Mike Falk a famous Hungarian editor.

    Zsa Zsa Gabor is there as is Monica Seles.
  • Posted 1375 days 7 hours and 16 minutes ago
    Standard memberbyedidia
    I thought for sure the Polgars were going to be some sort of punchline. I couldn't imagine your missing them.
  • Posted 1375 days 11 hours and 31 minutes ago
    Subscribermoonbus
    Geza Maroczy. Not to be under-estimated.
  • Posted 1375 days 16 hours and 38 minutes ago
    Standard memberData Fly
    And again, without the typos:

    Oh yes, the Polgars! I'd forgotten about them as well. I was actually thinking of Eva, Zsa Zsa and Magda Gabor, who were well known for playing chess on honeymoon against their husbands and divorcing them if their play wasn't up to scratch (being highly religious, they didn't believe in chess before marriage).
  • Posted 1375 days 16 hours and 47 minutes ago
    Standard memberData Fly
    Oh yes, the Polgars! I'd forgotten about them as well. I was acually thinking of Eva, Zsa Zsa and Magda, who were well known for playing chess on honeymoon against their husbands and divorcing them if their place wasn't up to scratch (being highly religious, they didn't believe in chess before marriage).
  • Posted 1375 days 17 hours and 44 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    Arghhh.......I forgot the Polgar sisters.

    Good grief, they simply never entered my tiny mind.

    (I nearly forgot Reti and Breyer)

    I'll be getting letters about this one. (I could nip in and do a quick edit - but not my style. You cannot take back a move at chess - nor should you edit a post unless it can be deemed as an unintentional insult.)

    Surely the Polgars should have mentioned in the
    Hungarian playing cards so it's not my fault.
  • Posted 1375 days 18 hours and 14 minutes ago
    Standard memberData Fly
    I can think of three Hungarian chess players who are better known than any of the ones you mentioned. They are all female and are related to each other...

    The second see-saw example is great. I looked at the initial position for quite a while and completely missed the idea of the rook see-sawing up and down the e-file so that White could win the queen without dropping the rook!
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