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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: Salomon Flohr

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Flohr vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½421955USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
2. Taimanov vs Flohr  ½-½281955USSR ChampionshipE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
3. Flohr vs G Borisenko  ½-½241955USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Korchnoi vs Flohr 0-1271955USSR ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
5. Flohr vs Lisitsin  ½-½211955USSR ChampionshipA15 English
6. Keres vs Flohr  ½-½371955USSR ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. Flohr vs V Mikenas  ½-½241955USSR ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. Antoshin vs Flohr  ½-½181955USSR ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
9. Flohr vs V Sherbakov ½-½321955USSR ChampionshipA15 English
10. Petrosian vs Flohr  ½-½271955USSR ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
11. Flohr vs Geller 0-1351955USSR ChampionshipA15 English
12. Kotov vs Flohr  ½-½851955USSR ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. Flohr vs Botvinnik ½-½291955USSR ChampionshipA90 Dutch
14. Spassky vs Flohr ½-½401955USSR ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. Flohr vs Averbakh  1-0641955USSR ChampionshipA15 English
16. Simagin vs Flohr ½-½391955USSR ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
17. Flohr vs Smyslov  ½-½141955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
18. Furman vs Flohr  1-0331955USSR ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. Flohr vs Kan 0-1371955USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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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