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🏆 USSR Championship (1949) Chess Event Description
The 17th USSR chess championship took place in the Soviet capital of Moscow from October 16th to November 20th, 1949. Twenty of the Soviet Union's best grandmasters and masters qualified or received invitations to participate in the round robin event. Twelve players qualified from semi-final tournaments held earlier in the year: ... [more]

Player: Grigory Abramovich Goldberg

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ragozin vs G Goldberg  1-0351949USSR ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. G Goldberg vs V Liublinsky ½-½431949USSR ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
3. Kotov vs G Goldberg 1-0411949USSR ChampionshipA90 Dutch
4. G Goldberg vs Smyslov  0-1461949USSR ChampionshipA25 English
5. Flohr vs G Goldberg  ½-½481949USSR ChampionshipA90 Dutch
6. G Goldberg vs Geller  0-1501949USSR ChampionshipA16 English
7. Keres vs G Goldberg  ½-½611949USSR ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. G Goldberg vs Lilienthal  ½-½401949USSR ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
9. Aronin vs G Goldberg  ½-½431949USSR ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. G Goldberg vs Petrosian 1-0631949USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
11. V Mikenas vs G Goldberg  1-0651949USSR ChampionshipE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
12. Kholmov vs G Goldberg ½-½531949USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
13. G Goldberg vs Bronstein 0-1561949USSR ChampionshipA13 English
14. Levenfish vs G Goldberg  0-1441949USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
15. G Goldberg vs Boleslavsky  ½-½411949USSR ChampionshipA15 English
16. Furman vs G Goldberg  1-0411949USSR ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
17. G Goldberg vs Sokolsky  ½-½561949USSR ChampionshipE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
18. N Kopilov vs G Goldberg  1-0421949USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. G Goldberg vs Taimanov  0-1411949USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  GrahamClayton: Bronstein started the tournament with 6/11, but a run of 7/8 propelled him to the title.
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  Sally Simpson: Small error in the text.

"While this championship was Smyslov's first and last Soviet crown."

Smyslov shared it again in 1955.

Game Collection: USSR Championship 1955

Jul-26-16  ughaibu: But Smyslov lost the play-off, in 1955.

How did Bronstein come closer to being world champion, without succeeding, than Schlechter or Leko?

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  whiteshark: Fair question!
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  Sally Simpson: 'Smyslov lost the play-off'

Then the small error is in the Smyslov Bio.

USSR Championship (1949)

Soviet champion in 1955 sharing the first place with Efim Geller.

(no mention of a play-off.)

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  Chessical: Petrosian's first Soviet Championship, he qualified from the semi-final held in Tiflis.
Apr-26-17  Nosnibor: This was Geller`s debut and he scored 10 wins which exceeded both of the joint winners decisive games.Also noticeable is that he scored 4.5 points against the first six without losing a single game.
Sep-02-17  Arconax: Goldberg got lost in all the variations.
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  fiercebadger: Petrosian lost five games
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  Check It Out: <fiercebadger: Petrosian lost five games>

Not eight as listed here?

Sep-02-18  siimens: Well, closest probably because Bronstein didn't lose Botvinnik but tied the 1951 title match
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