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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 3; games 1-25 of 62  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Goldenov vs P Dubinin  1-0721947USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Boleslavsky vs Alatortsev 1-0751947USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
3. Kasparian vs Ufimtsev  1-0491947USSR ChampionshipA12 English with b3
4. Keres vs Ragozin 1-0871947USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Ragozin vs K Klaman  1-0401947USSR ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. Tolush vs Alatortsev 1-0351947USSR ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Smyslov vs Kan 1-0411947USSR ChampionshipE03 Catalan, Open
8. Lilienthal vs Ragozin 1-0411947USSR ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. P Dubinin vs Aronin 1-0501947USSR ChampionshipB02 Alekhine's Defense
10. Ragozin vs P Dubinin  1-0841947USSR ChampionshipC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. Boleslavsky vs Ufimtsev 1-0411947USSR ChampionshipB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. Alatortsev vs Kan  1-0381947USSR ChampionshipE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
13. Levenfish vs B Goldenov  1-0711947USSR ChampionshipA16 English
14. Bronstein vs Aronin  1-0631947USSR ChampionshipB24 Sicilian, Closed
15. Smyslov vs Ragozin 1-0261947USSR ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Ufimtsev vs Flohr  1-0581947USSR ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Flohr vs V Makogonov  1-0551947USSR ChampionshipD54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation
18. Tolush vs Ufimtsev  1-0391947USSR ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
19. Bondarevsky vs Levenfish  1-0651947USSR ChampionshipE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
20. B Goldenov vs Kasparian  1-0311947USSR ChampionshipB07 Pirc
21. Bronstein vs K Klaman  1-0561947USSR ChampionshipD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Smyslov vs Lilienthal 1-0651947USSR ChampionshipD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
23. Keres vs P Dubinin  1-0631947USSR ChampionshipD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
24. Bondarevsky vs Ufimtsev 1-0561947USSR ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
25. Ragozin vs M Yudovich Sr. 1-0831947USSR ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
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