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USSR Championship Tournament

Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky10.5/15(+9 -3 =3)[games]
Nikolay Pavlov-Pianov9/19(+5 -6 =8)[games]
Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov8.5/14(+7 -4 =3)[games]
Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Mikhail Botvinnik6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
Abram Yakovlevich Model5/7(+5 -2 =0)[games]
Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky4.5/10(+4 -5 =1)[games]
Sergey Nikolaevich von Freymann4.5/10(+4 -5 =1)[games]
Vladimir Nenarokov4/8(+3 -3 =2)[games]
Yakov S Vilner4/10(+4 -6 =0)[games]
Ilya Leontievich Rabinovich3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Vsevolod Rauzer3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Alexander Perfiliev3/3(+3 -0 =0)[games]
Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky3/5(+3 -2 =0)[games]
Nikolay Dmitrievich Grigoriev2/5(+1 -2 =2)[games]
Alexey Sergeevich Selezniev1/5(+1 -4 =0)[games]
Yakov Geraisimovich Rokhlin1/4(+1 -3 =0)[games]
Alexander Sergeyevich Sergeiev1/4(+1 -3 =0)[games]
Andrey Alexandrovich Smorodsky0.5/5(+0 -4 =1)[games]
Anton Antonovich Kaspersky0.5/3(+0 -2 =1)[games]
Khrisogon Lustinovich Kholodkevich0.5/3(+0 -2 =1)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship (1927)
The 5th USSR Championship was held in Moscow from 26 September - 25 October 1927. Several new faces joined the usual suspects in an effort to capture the title formerly held by the now departed and disgraced Bogoljubov:

Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk; Mikhail Botvinnik; Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky; Sergey Nikolaevich von Freymann; Nikolay Dmitrievich Grigoriev; Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky; Anton Antonovich Kaspersky; Khrisogon Lustinovich Kholodkevich; Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov; Abram Yakovlevich Model; Vladimir Nenarokov; Nikolay Pavlov-Pianov; Alexander Perfiliev; Ilya Leontievich Rabinovich; Vsevolod Rauzer; Yakov Geraisimovich Rokhlin; Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky; Alexey Sergeevich Selezniev; Alexander Sergeyevich Sergeiev; Andrey Alexandrovich Smorodsky; Yakov S Vilner.

Three first-timers did quite well. Model tied for 3rd-4th, and Makogonov for 5th-6th with some bespectacled 16-year-old from Leningrad named Mikhail something or other. The latter showed some promise, but you never know how these kids are going to turn out.

However, the real battle was between the veterans Bohatirchuk, Romanovsky, and Dus Chotimirsky. The last of these lost three straight games late in the tournament to drop out of the running, and Romanovsky took a full point lead. However, a round 20 loss enabled the surging Bohatirchuk to catch up, and they finished tied for the championship.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 1 Bohatirchuk * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14.5 2 Romanovsky 1 * 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14.5 3 Dus Chotimirsky 0 1 * 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 13.0 4 Model 0 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 13.0 5 Makogonov 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 12.5 6 Botvinnik 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 12.5 7 Nenarokov 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 11.0 8 Grigoriev 1 0 0 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 10.5 9 Ilyin-Zhenevsky 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 10.0 10 Rabinovich 1 0 0 * 1 0 1 0 0 1 9.5 11 Freymann 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 * 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 9.5 12 Pavlov Pianov 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 0 1 1 1 0 9.5 13 Sergeiev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 1 9.0 14 Perfiliev 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 8.5 15 Selezniev 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 * 0 8.0 16 Rokhlin 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 8.0 17 Vilner 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 8.0 18 Rauzer 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 7.5 19 Kaspersky 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 7.5 20 Smorodsky 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 0 7.0 21 Kholodkevich 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 * 6.5

Many of the games from this tournament are missing. Those in the collection will be designated by an asterisk (*) in the following list of round-by-round pairings.

Round 1: Rabinovich-Bye; Botvinnik 0 Model*; Perfieliev 0 Selezniev; Makogonov 1 Smorodsky*; Romanovsky 1 Rokhlin*; Vilner 1 Rauzer; Kaspersky 1/2 Grigoriev; Dus Chotimirsky 1/2 Sergeiev; Nenarokov 1/2 Freymann; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1 Kholodkevich; Pavlov Pianov 0 Bohatirchuk*

Round 2: Bye-Bohatirchuk; Kholodkevich 1/2 Pavlov Pianov*; Freymann 0 Ilyin-Zhenevsky*; Sergeiev 0 Nenarokov*; Grigoriev 1/2 Dus Chotimirsky; Rauzer 1 Kaspersky*; Rokhlin 1 Vilner; Smorodsky 0 Romanovsky; Selezniev 1/2 Makogonov; Model 1 Perfieliev; Rabinovich 0 Botvinnik*

Round 3: Botvinnik-Bye; Perfiliev 1 Rabinovich*; Makogonov 1 Model*; Romanovsky 1 Selezniev*; Vilner 1 Smorodsky*; Kaspersky 1/2 Rokhlin; Dus Chotimirsky 1 Rauzer*; Nenarokov 1 Grigoriev*; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1 Sergeiev; Pavlov Pianov 1 Freymann*; Bohatirchuk 1 Kholodkevich

Round 4: Bye-Kholodkevich; Freymann 1/2 Bohatirchuk*; Sergeiev 1 Pavlov Pianov*; Grigoriev 1/2 Ilyin-Zhenevsky; Rauzer 1/2 Nenarokov; Rokhlin 1/2 Dus Chotimirsky; Smorodsky 0 Kaspersky; Selezniev 1/2 Vilner; Model 1/2 Romanovsky; Rabinovich 1/2 Makogonov*; Botvinnik 1/2 Perfiliev

Round 5: Perfiliev-Bye; Makogonov 0 Botvinnik*; Romanovsky 0 Rabinovich*; Vilner 0 Model*; Kaspersky 1/2 Selezniev; Dus Chotimirsky 1 Smorodsky; Nenarokov 1 Rokhlin; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1/2 Rauzer; Pavlov Pianov 1/2 Grigoriev*; Bohatirchuk 1/2 Sergeiev; Kholodkevich 1/2 Freymann

Round 6: Bye-Freymann; Sergeiev 1/2 Kholodkevich; Grigoriev 1/2 Bohatirchuk*; Rauzer 1 Pavlov Pianov*; Rokhlin 0 Ilyin-Zhenevsky*; Smorodsky 1/2 Nenarokov; Selezniev 0 Dus Chotimirsky; Model 1 Kaspersky; Rabinovich 0 Vilner*; Botvinnik 1/2 Romanovsky*; Perfiliev 1 Makogonov*

Round 7: Makogonov-Bye; Romanovsky 1 Perfiliev; Vilner 1 Botvinnik*; Kaspersky 0 Rabinovich; Dus Chotimirsky 1/2 Model; Nenarokov 0 Selezniev; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1 Smorodsky*; Pavlov Pianov 1 Rokhlin*; Bohatirchuk 1/2 Rauzer*; Kholodkevich 0 Grigoriev; Freymann 1 Sergeiev

Round 8: Bye-Sergeiev; Grigoriev 0 Freymann*; Rauzer 0 Kholodkevich; Rokhlin 1/2 Bohatirchuk; Smorodsky 1/2 Pavlov Pianov*; Selezniev 1 Ilyin-Zhenevsky*; Model 0 Nenarokov; Rabinovich 1/2 Dus Chotimirsky; Botvinnik 1/2 Kaspersky; Perfiliev 1 Vilner; Makogonov 1/2 Romanovsky*

Round 9: Romanovsky-Bye; Vilner 0 Makogonov*; Kaspersky 0 Perfiliev; Dus Chotimirsky 1/2 Botvinnik; Nenarokov 1/2 Rabinovich; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1/2 Model; Pavlov Pianov 1 Selezniev*; Bohatirchuk 1/2 Smorodsky; Kholodkevich 0 Rokhlin; Freymann 0 Rauzer; Sergeiev 0 Grigoriev

Round 10: Bye-Grigoriev; Rauzer 0 Sergeiev; Rokhlin 1 Freymann*; Smorodsky 0 Kholodkevich; Selezniev 0 Bohatirchuk*; Model 1 Pavlov Pianov*; Rabinovich 1/2 Ilyin-Zhenevsky*; Botvinnik 1/2 Nenarokov*; Perfiliev 0 Dus Chotimirsky; Makogonov 1 Kaspersky*; Romanovsky 1 Vilner*

Round 11: Vilner-Bye; Kaspersky 0 Romanovsky; Dus Chotimirsky 0 Makogonov; Nenarokov 1 Perfiliev; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 0 Botvinnik*; Pavlov Pianov 1/2 Rabinovich*; Bohatirchuk 1 Model*; Kholodkevich 1 Selezniev; Freymann 1 Smorodsky; Sergeiev 1 Rokhlin; Grigoriev 1 Rauzer

Round 12: Bye-Rauzer; Rokhlin 1/2 Grigoriev; Smorodsky 1/2 Sergeiev; Selezniev 1 Freymann; Model 0 Kholodkevich; Rabinovich 1/2 Bohatirchuk; Botvinnik 1 Pavlov Pianov*; Perfiliev 0 Ilyin-Zhenevsky; Makogonov 1/2 Nenarokov; Romanovsky 0 Dus Chotimirsky*; Vilner 0 Kaspersky

Round 13: Kaspersky-Bye; Dus Chotimirsky 1 Vilner; Nenarokov 0 Romanovsky*; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 0 Makogonov*; Pavlov Pianov 0 Perfiliev*; Bohatirchuk 1 Botvinnik*; Kholodkevich 1/2 Rabinovich; Freymann 0 Model*; Sergeiev 1/2 Selezniev; Grigoriev 0 Smorodsky; Rauzer 0 Rokhlin

Round 14: Bye-Rokhlin; Smorodsky 0 Rauzer; Selezniev 0 Grigoriev; Model 1 Sergeiev*; Rabinovich 1 Freymann; Botvinnik 1 Kholodkevich*; Perfiliev 0 Bohatirchuk; Makogonov 1/2 Pavlov Pianov*; Romanovsky 1 Ilyin-Zhenevsky*; Vilner 1 Nenarokov*; Kaspersky 1/2 Dus Chotimirsky

Round 15: Dus Chotimirsky-Bye; Nenarokov 1/2 Kaspersky; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 0 Vilner; Pavlov Pianov 1/2 Romanovsky*; Bohatirchuk 1 Makogonov*; Kholodkevich 0 Perfiliev; Freymann 1 Botvinnik*; Sergeiev 1/2 Rabinovich; Grigoriev 0 Model; Rauzer 1/2 Selezniev; Rokhlin 0 Smorodsky

Round 16: Bye-Smorodsky; Selezniev 1/2 Rokhlin; Model 1 Rauzer; Rabinovich 1/2 Grigoriev; Botvinnik 1 Sergeiev; Perfiliev 0 Freymann; Makogonov 1 Kholodkevich*; Romanovsky 1 Bohatirchuk*; Vilner 0 Pavlov Pianov*; Kaspersky 1 Ilyin-Zhenevsky; Dus Chotimirsky 1 Nenarokov*

Round 17: Nenarokov-Bye; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1 Dus Chotimirsky*; Pavlov Pianov 1/2 Kaspersky*; Bohatirchuk 1 Vilner*; Kholodkevich 0 Romanovsky; Freymann 1 Makogonov*; Sergeiev 1 Perfiliev; Grigoriev 0 Botvinnik; Rauzer 1 Rabinovich*; Rokhlin 0 Model; Smorodsky 1/2 Selezniev

Round 18: Bye-Selezniev; Model 0 Smorodsky; Rabinovich 1/2 Rokhlin; Botvinnik 1 Rauzer; Perfiliev 0 Grigoriev; Makogonov 1/2 Sergeiev; Romanovsky 1 Freymann*; Vilner 1 Kholodkevich; Kaspersky 1/2 Bohatirchuk; Dus Chotimirsky 0 Pavlov Pianov*; Nenarokov 1 Ilyin-Zhenevsky*

Round 19: Ilyin-Zhenevsky-Bye; Pavlov Pianov 1/2 Nenarokov*; Bohatirchuk 1 Dus Chotimirsky; Kholodkevich 1/2 Kaspersky; Freymann 1 Vilner*; Sergeiev 0 Romanovsky*; Grigoriev 0 Makogonov; Rauzer 0 Perfiliev; Rokhlin 0 Botvinnik; Smorodsky 1/2 Rabinovich; Selezniev 0 Model

Round 20: Bye-Model; Rabinovich 1 Selezniev*; Botvinnik 1/2 Smorodsky; Perfiliev 1/2 Rokhlin; Makogonov 1 Rauzer*; Romanovsky 0 Grigoriev*; Vilner 1/2 Sergeiev; Kaspersky 0 Freymann; Dus Chotimirsky 1 Kholodkevich; Nenarokov 0 Bohatirchuk; Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1/2 Pavlov Pianov

Round 21: Pavlov Pianov-Bye; Bohatirchuk 1/2 Ilyin-Zhenevsky; Kholodkevich 0 Nenarokov; Freymann 0 Dus Chotimirsky; Sergeiev 1 Kaspersky; Grigoriev 1 Vilner; Rauzer 1/2 Romanovsky; Rokhlin 1/2 Makogonov; Smorodsky 1/2 Perfiliev; Selezniev 1/2 Botvinnik; Model 1 Rabinovich

Original collection: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1927, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 83  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Pavlov-Pianov vs F Bohatirchuk 0-1571927USSR ChampionshipA15 English
2. V Makogonov vs A A Smorodsky 1-0351927USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. P Romanovsky vs Rokhlin 1-0291927USSR ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
4. Botvinnik vs A Y Model 0-1471927USSR ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
5. I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik 0-1421927USSR ChampionshipA95 Dutch, Stonewall
6. S Von Freymann vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky  0-1301927USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. A A Smorodsky vs P Romanovsky 0-1461927USSR ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
8. Rauzer vs A Kaspersky 1-0231927USSR ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. K Kholodkevich vs N Pavlov-Pianov  ½-½771927USSR ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
10. A Sergeiev vs Nenarokov  0-1281927USSR ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. Nenarokov vs N Grigoriev  1-0481927USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Perfiliev vs I Rabinovich  1-0571927USSR ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
13. Dus Chotimirsky vs Rauzer 1-0191927USSR ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. V Makogonov vs A Y Model  1-0511927USSR ChampionshipA95 Dutch, Stonewall
15. P Romanovsky vs A Selezniev 1-0531927USSR ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
16. N Pavlov-Pianov vs S Von Freymann  1-0481927USSR ChampionshipA15 English
17. Y Vilner vs A A Smorodsky 1-0231927USSR ChampionshipD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
18. S Von Freymann vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½361927USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. A Sergeiev vs N Pavlov-Pianov  1-0351927USSR ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. I Rabinovich vs V Makogonov  ½-½471927USSR ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Y Vilner vs A Y Model 0-1341927USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
22. P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich  0-1351927USSR ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. N Pavlov-Pianov vs N Grigoriev  ½-½581927USSR ChampionshipA15 English
24. V Makogonov vs Botvinnik 0-1241927USSR ChampionshipE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
25. A Perfiliev vs V Makogonov  1-0451927USSR ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: During this tournament, Mikhail Botvinnik shared a hotel room with Abram Model and taught Botvinnik how to play the Dutch Defence.
Jul-29-14  siggemannen: so, botvinnik taught himself? :)
Mar-25-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: "Kid" Botvinnik finished +9 -4 =7, which means that the collection includes all of his losses but lacks 4 of his wins. Rather a shame, that.
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