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🏆 USSR Championship (1955)

Chessgames.com 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: Vitaly Sergeevich Sherbakov

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs V Sherbakov 1-0531955USSR ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
2. V Sherbakov vs Kotov  ½-½991955USSR ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
3. Botvinnik vs V Sherbakov 1-0231955USSR ChampionshipA16 English
4. V Sherbakov vs Spassky 0-1321955USSR ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. Averbakh vs V Sherbakov  ½-½331955USSR ChampionshipE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
6. V Sherbakov vs Simagin 1-0541955USSR ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. Smyslov vs V Sherbakov  1-0411955USSR ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
8. V Sherbakov vs Furman 0-1351955USSR ChampionshipC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
9. Flohr vs V Sherbakov  ½-½321955USSR ChampionshipA15 English
10. V Sherbakov vs G Ilivitsky  0-1261955USSR ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
11. Taimanov vs V Sherbakov ½-½711955USSR ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
12. V Sherbakov vs G Borisenko  0-1571955USSR ChampionshipC88 Ruy Lopez
13. Korchnoi vs V Sherbakov  1-0601955USSR ChampionshipE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
14. V Sherbakov vs Lisitsin  0-1411955USSR ChampionshipB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
15. Keres vs V Sherbakov  1-0291955USSR ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
16. V Sherbakov vs V Mikenas  0-1421955USSR ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. Antoshin vs V Sherbakov  1-0601955USSR ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
18. Kan vs V Sherbakov  ½-½331955USSR ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
19. V Sherbakov vs Petrosian 0-1361955USSR ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-17-13
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  Fusilli: Baby Korchnoi (24 at the time) got spanked in this one.
Dec-17-13
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  perfidious: <Fusilli>: A result due in no small part to this fiasco from the fourth round: Korchnoi vs Flohr, 1955.
Jan-27-14
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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.
Nov-22-17
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  Fusilli: Amazing feat by Geller, winning the USSR championship even though he lost five games.
Nov-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.>

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