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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: Ilia Abramovich Kan

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Petrosian vs Kan 1-0321955USSR ChampionshipA08 King's Indian Attack
2. Kan vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½301955USSR ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. Geller vs Kan 1-0441955USSR ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
4. Kan vs Taimanov  1-0461955USSR ChampionshipE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
5. Kotov vs Kan  1-0361955USSR ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Kan vs G Borisenko  ½-½301955USSR ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
7. Botvinnik vs Kan 1-0751955USSR ChampionshipA20 English
8. Kan vs Korchnoi 1-0601955USSR ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
9. Spassky vs Kan ½-½401955USSR ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. Kan vs Lisitsin  ½-½311955USSR ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Averbakh vs Kan  ½-½481955USSR ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
12. Kan vs Keres 0-1691955USSR ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
13. Simagin vs Kan 1-0261955USSR ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. Kan vs V Mikenas  0-1451955USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Smyslov vs Kan 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Kan vs Antoshin 0-1721955USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Furman vs Kan 0-1401955USSR ChampionshipD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
18. Kan vs V Sherbakov  ½-½331955USSR ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
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.
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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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