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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
USSR Championship Tournament

Paul Keres14/19(+10 -1 =8)[games]
Isaac Boleslavsky13/19(+7 -0 =12)[games]
Vasily Smyslov12/19(+7 -2 =10)[games]
Igor Bondarevsky12/19(+6 -1 =12)[games]
Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush11.5/19(+7 -3 =9)[games]
David Bronstein11/19(+5 -2 =12)[games]
Andre Lilienthal10.5/19(+4 -2 =13)[games]
Salomon Flohr10.5/19(+5 -3 =11)[games]
Viacheslav Ragozin10/19(+7 -6 =6)[games]
Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov9/19(+3 -4 =12)[games]
Grigory Levenfish9/19(+4 -5 =10)[games]
Genrikh Kasparian9/19(+7 -8 =4)[games]
Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.8/19(+2 -5 =12)[games]
Ilia Abramovich Kan8/19(+3 -6 =10)[games]
Anatoly Ufimtsev8/19(+4 -7 =8)[games]
Vladimir Alatortsev7.5/19(+4 -8 =7)[games]
Lev Aronin7/19(+3 -8 =8)[games]
Boris Petrovich Goldenov7/19(+2 -7 =10)[games]
Konstantin Klaman6.5/19(+4 -10 =5)[games]
Peter Vasilievich Dubinin6.5/19(+3 -9 =7)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship (1947)

The 15th Soviet Chess Championship took place in Leningrad from February 2nd to March 8th, 1947. Among those invited to participate were Mikhail Botvinnik, Isaac Boleslavsky, Vasily Smyslov, Salomon Flohr, and Viacheslav Ragozin. Paul Keres, who had returned to Estonia after World War II was also extended an invitation. This was after he had been punished for participating in Nazi tournaments during the war by being denied an invitation to Groningen (1946). Participants for the championship also qualified from the various semifinals held in major Soviet cities. Alexander Tolush, David Bronstein, Grigory Levenfish, and Peter Dubinin qualified from the Leningrad semifinal. Igor Bondarevsky, Andre Lilienthal, Ilia Kan, Mikhail Yudovich Sr., and Vladimir Alatortsev qualified from Moscow. Genrikh Kasparian, Vladimir Makogonov, Anatoly Ufimtsev, Lev Aronin, and Konstantin Klaman qualified from Tiflis. Upon learning that the world championship would not be held in 1947, Botvinnik furiously withdrew from the championship, allowing Boris Goldenov to replace him. Games were reported in Shakhmaty v SSSR. For Keres, the championship would herald his return to the elite, both in his "rehabilition" to the Soviet School, and in his superior performance over the best Soviet grandmasters of the day (excepting Botvinnik). Keres scored an impressive 14/19 to take home the Soviet chess crown.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Keres * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 14 2 Boleslavsky * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 =3 Smyslov 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 12 =3 Bondarevsky * 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 12 5 Tolush 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 6 Bronstein * 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 11 =7 Lilienthal 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 10 =7 Flohr * 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 10 9 Ragozin 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 =10 Makogonov 0 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 9 =10 Levenfish 0 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 0 1 9 =10 Kasparian 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 9 =13 Yudovich 0 0 1 0 * 0 0 1 8 =13 Kan 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 0 8 =13 Ufimtsev 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 8 16 Alatortsev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 * 1 0 7 =17 Aronin 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 0 7 =17 Goldenov 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 7 =19 Klaman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 * 6 =19 Dubinin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 * 6

Original tournament: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1947, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 35  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Makogonov vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1551947USSR ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
2. Tolush vs Smyslov 0-1271947USSR ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Kasparian vs Keres 0-1301947USSR ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. P Dubinin vs Bondarevsky  0-1531947USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
5. Alatortsev vs Flohr  0-1351947USSR ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
6. K Klaman vs Aronin  0-1481947USSR ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
7. Kan vs P Dubinin  0-1481947USSR ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
8. Ufimtsev vs Keres  0-1691947USSR ChampionshipE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
9. Keres vs K Klaman 0-1591947USSR ChampionshipA16 English
10. V Makogonov vs Keres  0-1511947USSR ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. Aronin vs Smyslov 0-1581947USSR ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. K Klaman vs Lilienthal 0-1481947USSR ChampionshipC26 Vienna
13. Kasparian vs Tolush 0-1371947USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
14. Aronin vs Alatortsev  0-1441947USSR ChampionshipA22 English
15. Alatortsev vs Ragozin  0-1801947USSR ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. M Yudovich Sr. vs Aronin  0-1421947USSR ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. Kasparian vs Bondarevsky  0-1711947USSR ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
18. Aronin vs Levenfish 0-1451947USSR ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
19. B Goldenov vs V Makogonov  0-1591947USSR ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
20. Tolush vs Boleslavsky  0-1541947USSR ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
21. Tolush vs Keres  0-1561947USSR ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. B Goldenov vs Flohr  0-1411947USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
23. Ufimtsev vs Ragozin  0-1511947USSR ChampionshipA08 King's Indian Attack
24. P Dubinin vs Levenfish 0-1441947USSR ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
25. K Klaman vs Ufimtsev 0-1191947USSR ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
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