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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: Boris Spassky

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Spassky vs Keres ½-½281955USSR ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
2. V Mikenas vs Spassky  ½-½671955USSR ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
3. Spassky vs Antoshin 1-0321955USSR ChampionshipA84 Dutch
4. V Sherbakov vs Spassky 0-1321955USSR ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. Spassky vs Petrosian ½-½421955USSR ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
6. Geller vs Spassky 0-1311955USSR ChampionshipE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. Spassky vs Kotov 0-1781955USSR ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. Botvinnik vs Spassky ½-½341955USSR ChampionshipA15 English
9. Spassky vs Kan ½-½401955USSR ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
10. Spassky vs Averbakh 1-0291955USSR ChampionshipC34 King's Gambit Accepted
11. Simagin vs Spassky 0-1281955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
12. Spassky vs Smyslov ½-½161955USSR ChampionshipE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
13. Furman vs Spassky 1-0291955USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
14. Spassky vs Flohr ½-½401955USSR ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
15. G Ilivitsky vs Spassky ½-½261955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
16. Spassky vs Taimanov 1-0381955USSR ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
17. G Borisenko vs Spassky 1-0421955USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
18. Spassky vs Korchnoi 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
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.
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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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