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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: Efim Geller

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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. Geller vs V Sherbakov 1-0531955USSR ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
9. Petrosian vs Geller  ½-½261955USSR ChampionshipA38 English, Symmetrical
10. Geller vs Kan 1-0441955USSR ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
11. Geller vs Kotov 1-0291955USSR ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. Botvinnik vs Geller 0-1401955USSR ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Geller vs Spassky 0-1311955USSR ChampionshipE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
14. Averbakh vs Geller  ½-½231955USSR ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. Geller vs Simagin 1-0421955USSR ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
16. Smyslov vs Geller 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Geller vs Furman 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
18. Flohr vs Geller 0-1351955USSR ChampionshipA15 English
19. Geller vs G Ilivitsky ½-½411955USSR ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Taimanov vs Geller 1-0441955USSR ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
21. Geller vs G Borisenko 0-1641955USSR ChampionshipE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
22. Korchnoi vs Geller 0-1421955USSR ChampionshipE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
23. Geller vs Lisitsin  1-0501955USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
24. Keres vs Geller  ½-½191955USSR ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
25. Geller vs V Mikenas 1-0241955USSR ChampionshipA09 Reti 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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