Wednesday, April 23, 2014
For a Youtube video biography on Nezhmetdinov see my post HERE. His opponent in this game, Enrico Paoli (January 13, 1908 – December 15, 2005), was an Italian International master. He was born in Trieste, Italy, and learned chess when he was nine years old. Paoli was winner of International Tournaments of Vienna (1951) and Imperia (1959). He won his last Italian Championship at age 60, and organized the famous Reggio Emilia chess tournament. He beat Soviet GM Alexander Kotov with the black pieces in Venice in 1950, but missed receiving the Grandmaster title by only half a point at a tournament in 1969. He was awarded the title of Honorary GM in 1996 by FIDE.