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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 Lisitsin

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Averbakh vs Lisitsin  ½-½571955USSR ChampionshipA22 English
2. Lisitsin vs Simagin 0-1361955USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
3. Smyslov vs Lisitsin 0-1671955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
4. Lisitsin vs Furman  ½-½351955USSR ChampionshipE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
5. Flohr vs Lisitsin  ½-½211955USSR ChampionshipA15 English
6. Lisitsin vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½241955USSR ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
7. Taimanov vs Lisitsin  1-0391955USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
8. Lisitsin vs G Borisenko  ½-½451955USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
9. Korchnoi vs Lisitsin 0-1351955USSR ChampionshipA25 English
10. Kan vs Lisitsin  ½-½311955USSR ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Lisitsin vs Keres  0-1541955USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
12. V Mikenas vs Lisitsin 1-0271955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
13. Lisitsin vs Antoshin  1-0661955USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
14. V Sherbakov vs Lisitsin  0-1411955USSR ChampionshipB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
15. Lisitsin vs Petrosian  ½-½211955USSR ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
16. Geller vs Lisitsin  1-0501955USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
17. Lisitsin vs Kotov  0-1631955USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
18. Botvinnik vs Lisitsin  ½-½491955USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
19. Lisitsin vs Spassky ½-½521955USSR ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
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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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