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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: Vladimir Simagin

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Simagin vs Korchnoi 1-0611955USSR ChampionshipD77 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O
2. Lisitsin vs Simagin 0-1361955USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
3. Simagin vs Keres 0-1401955USSR ChampionshipC46 Three Knights
4. V Mikenas vs Simagin 1-0651955USSR ChampionshipA16 English
5. Simagin vs Antoshin  0-1481955USSR ChampionshipA28 English
6. V Sherbakov vs Simagin 1-0541955USSR ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. Simagin vs Petrosian 0-1371955USSR ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
8. Geller vs Simagin 1-0421955USSR ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
9. Simagin vs Kotov  ½-½481955USSR ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
10. Botvinnik vs Simagin ½-½1101955USSR ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
11. Simagin vs Spassky 0-1281955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
12. Averbakh vs Simagin  ½-½561955USSR ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. Simagin vs Kan 1-0261955USSR ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. Simagin vs Smyslov ½-½251955USSR ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
15. Furman vs Simagin  1-0581955USSR ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. Simagin vs Flohr ½-½391955USSR ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
17. G Ilivitsky vs Simagin 1-0381955USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
18. Simagin vs Taimanov  0-1571955USSR ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
19. G Borisenko vs Simagin 0-1591955USSR ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
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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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