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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 Ilivitsky

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Flohr vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½421955USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
2. Kan vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½301955USSR ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. G Ilivitsky vs Taimanov 0-1451955USSR ChampionshipE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
4. G Borisenko vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½221955USSR ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. G Ilivitsky vs Korchnoi  ½-½351955USSR ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. Lisitsin vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½241955USSR ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
7. G Ilivitsky vs Keres 1-0411955USSR ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
8. V Mikenas vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½301955USSR ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
9. G Ilivitsky vs Antoshin  ½-½341955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
10. V Sherbakov vs G Ilivitsky  0-1261955USSR ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
11. G Ilivitsky vs Petrosian ½-½731955USSR ChampionshipD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
12. Geller vs G Ilivitsky ½-½411955USSR ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. G Ilivitsky vs Kotov  ½-½171955USSR ChampionshipA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
14. Botvinnik vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½331955USSR ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
15. G Ilivitsky vs Spassky ½-½261955USSR ChampionshipA13 English
16. Averbakh vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½451955USSR ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
17. G Ilivitsky vs Simagin 1-0381955USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
18. Smyslov vs G Ilivitsky 0-1431955USSR ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
19. G Ilivitsky vs Furman 1-0491955USSR ChampionshipA15 English
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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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