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🏆 USSR Championship (1955) Chess Event Description
The 22nd USSR Championship was held in Moscow from February 11 through March 15, 1955. It was certainly one of the strongest of the series, featuring four world champions and nine Soviet champions among its 20 players, and marked the final appearance of Mikhail Botvinnik in a Soviet championship. This tournament was also one of the Zonal events to select players eligible to play in the upcoming ... [more]

Player: Vladas Mikenas

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Botvinnik vs V Mikenas ½-½291955USSR ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. V Mikenas vs Spassky  ½-½671955USSR ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
3. Averbakh vs V Mikenas  ½-½241955USSR ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
4. V Mikenas vs Simagin 1-0651955USSR ChampionshipA16 English
5. Smyslov vs V Mikenas 1-0641955USSR ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
6. V Mikenas vs Furman  ½-½221955USSR ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Flohr vs V Mikenas  ½-½241955USSR ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. V Mikenas vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½301955USSR ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
9. Taimanov vs V Mikenas  1-0391955USSR ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
10. V Mikenas vs G Borisenko  0-1391955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
11. Korchnoi vs V Mikenas  ½-½691955USSR ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
12. V Mikenas vs Lisitsin 1-0271955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
13. Keres vs V Mikenas 0-1511955USSR ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
14. Kan vs V Mikenas  0-1451955USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. V Mikenas vs Antoshin  ½-½351955USSR ChampionshipA28 English
16. V Sherbakov vs V Mikenas 0-1421955USSR ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. V Mikenas vs Petrosian ½-½221955USSR ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
18. Geller vs V Mikenas 1-0241955USSR ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
19. V Mikenas vs Kotov  1-0371955USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
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  Fusilli: Baby Korchnoi (24 at the time) got spanked in this one.
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  perfidious: <Fusilli>: A result due in no small part to this fiasco from the fourth round: Korchnoi vs Flohr, 1955.
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  Fusilli: <perfidious> Oh, yeah, I just looked at it. A blunder, but a pretty one. That would erode anybody's confidence.
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  Fusilli: Amazing feat by Geller, winning the USSR championship even though he lost five games.
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  Marmot PFL: Good result for 18 year old Spassky.
Nov-26-17  rgr459: I wonder if smoking was allowed in the tournament hall.
Nov-26-17  ughaibu: rgr459: <I wonder if smoking was allowed in the tournament hall.>

Are you serious?

Mar-04-18  Retireborn: This was to be Botvinnik's last Soviet championship. Perhaps there's a story as to how he came to be in it. Surely a unique occurence, for the reigning World Champion to play in a zonal tournament!
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