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🏆 USSR Championship (1955)

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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: Vasily Smyslov

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 26  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Smyslov  ½-½231955USSR ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
2. Smyslov vs Geller ½-½241955USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Geller vs Smyslov  ½-½551955USSR ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
4. Geller vs Smyslov  ½-½271955USSR ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
5. Smyslov vs Geller  ½-½261955USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
6. Smyslov vs Geller  ½-½571955USSR ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Smyslov vs Geller 0-1341955USSR ChampionshipE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
8. Smyslov vs G Borisenko 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
9. Korchnoi vs Smyslov ½-½171955USSR ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
10. Smyslov vs Lisitsin  0-1671955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
11. Keres vs Smyslov 0-1391955USSR ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Smyslov vs V Mikenas 1-0641955USSR ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
13. Antoshin vs Smyslov ½-½421955USSR ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
14. Smyslov vs V Sherbakov  1-0411955USSR ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
15. Petrosian vs Smyslov ½-½161955USSR ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
16. Smyslov vs Geller 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Kotov vs Smyslov  ½-½351955USSR ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
18. Smyslov vs Botvinnik 1-0281955USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Spassky vs Smyslov ½-½161955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
20. Smyslov vs Averbakh  ½-½371955USSR ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
21. Simagin vs Smyslov ½-½251955USSR ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
22. Smyslov vs Kan 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
23. Smyslov vs Furman  ½-½291955USSR ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
24. Flohr vs Smyslov  ½-½141955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
25. Smyslov vs G Ilivitsky 0-1431955USSR ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Baby Korchnoi (24 at the time) got spanked in this one.
Dec-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Fusilli>: A result due in no small part to this fiasco from the fourth round: Korchnoi vs Flohr, 1955.
Jan-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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