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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: Viktor Korchnoi

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Simagin vs Korchnoi 1-0611955USSR ChampionshipD77 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O
2. Korchnoi vs Smyslov ½-½171955USSR ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
3. Furman vs Korchnoi ½-½281955USSR ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
4. Korchnoi vs Flohr 0-1271955USSR ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
5. G Ilivitsky vs Korchnoi  ½-½351955USSR ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. Korchnoi vs Taimanov  ½-½331955USSR ChampionshipA25 English
7. G Borisenko vs Korchnoi  ½-½571955USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Kan vs Korchnoi 1-0601955USSR ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
9. Korchnoi vs Lisitsin 0-1351955USSR ChampionshipA25 English
10. Keres vs Korchnoi  ½-½361955USSR ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
11. Korchnoi vs V Mikenas  ½-½691955USSR ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
12. Antoshin vs Korchnoi  ½-½581955USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
13. Korchnoi vs V Sherbakov  1-0601955USSR ChampionshipE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
14. Petrosian vs Korchnoi ½-½501955USSR ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Korchnoi vs Geller 0-1421955USSR ChampionshipE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
16. Kotov vs Korchnoi  1-0731955USSR ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
17. Korchnoi vs Botvinnik 0-1761955USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
18. Spassky vs Korchnoi 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. Korchnoi vs Averbakh  ½-½641955USSR ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
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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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