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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: Georgy Konstantinovich Borisenko

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Smyslov vs G Borisenko 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. G Borisenko vs Furman  ½-½481955USSR ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. Flohr vs G Borisenko  ½-½241955USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. G Borisenko vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½221955USSR ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. Taimanov vs G Borisenko  ½-½481955USSR ChampionshipA10 English
6. Kan vs G Borisenko  ½-½301955USSR ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. G Borisenko vs Korchnoi  ½-½571955USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Lisitsin vs G Borisenko  ½-½451955USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
9. G Borisenko vs Keres  0-1241955USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. V Mikenas vs G Borisenko  0-1391955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
11. G Borisenko vs Antoshin  0-1411955USSR ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. V Sherbakov vs G Borisenko  0-1571955USSR ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. G Borisenko vs Petrosian  ½-½271955USSR ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Geller vs G Borisenko 0-1641955USSR ChampionshipE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
15. G Borisenko vs Kotov 0-1571955USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. Botvinnik vs G Borisenko ½-½611955USSR ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. G Borisenko vs Spassky 1-0421955USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
18. Averbakh vs G Borisenko  ½-½411955USSR ChampionshipA12 English with b3
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.
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  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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