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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 4; games 1-25 of 93  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ufimtsev vs Levenfish  ½-½401947USSR ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
2. Kan vs K Klaman  ½-½671947USSR ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. Flohr vs Bronstein ½-½301947USSR ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
4. Bondarevsky vs Lilienthal  ½-½271947USSR ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
5. Aronin vs Ragozin  ½-½351947USSR ChampionshipA22 English
6. Bronstein vs Tolush ½-½341947USSR ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. M Yudovich Sr. vs Boleslavsky  ½-½511947USSR ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
8. Levenfish vs V Makogonov  ½-½501947USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
9. Lilienthal vs Kan  ½-½661947USSR ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. Smyslov vs B Goldenov  ½-½321947USSR ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
11. Aronin vs Lilienthal  ½-½341947USSR ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
12. Boleslavsky vs Levenfish  ½-½431947USSR ChampionshipC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. Flohr vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½381947USSR ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. V Makogonov vs Kasparian  ½-½361947USSR ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. B Goldenov vs Bronstein  ½-½331947USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
16. Bondarevsky vs Smyslov  ½-½401947USSR ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
17. M Yudovich Sr. vs Tolush  ½-½211947USSR ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Ufimtsev vs V Makogonov  ½-½341947USSR ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. Alatortsev vs B Goldenov  ½-½411947USSR ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
20. Kasparian vs Boleslavsky  ½-½191947USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
21. Bronstein vs Bondarevsky  ½-½341947USSR ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
22. Levenfish vs Flohr  ½-½471947USSR ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Tolush vs Levenfish  ½-½621947USSR ChampionshipD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. Kan vs Bronstein  ½-½341947USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
25. Bondarevsky vs Alatortsev  ½-½571947USSR ChampionshipD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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