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🏆 USSR Championship (1956) Chess Event Description
The 23rd USSR Championship was held in Leningrad from January 10 through February 15, 1956. While not as strong at the previous year's edition, it did feature the first appearance of perennial contenders Tal and Polugaevsky as part of this cast of characters: ... [more]

Player: Mark Taimanov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Spassky vs Taimanov 0-1481956USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Taimanov vs Spassky 1-0571956USSR ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
3. Taimanov vs Averbakh ½-½1151956USSR ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
4. Averbakh vs Taimanov  ½-½421956USSR ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. Lisitsin vs Taimanov  ½-½631956USSR ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
6. Taimanov vs Korchnoi ½-½251956USSR ChampionshipD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
7. Polugaevsky vs Taimanov  0-1571956USSR ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Taimanov vs Averbakh  ½-½231956USSR ChampionshipA36 English
9. Ragozin vs Taimanov 1-0421956USSR ChampionshipA15 English
10. Taimanov vs V Zurakhov 1-0701956USSR ChampionshipE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
11. Tolush vs Taimanov  ½-½291956USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
12. Taimanov vs Antoshin 1-0381956USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Tal vs Taimanov ½-½571956USSR ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
14. Taimanov vs Simagin 1-0561956USSR ChampionshipA22 English
15. Boleslavsky vs Taimanov 0-1571956USSR ChampionshipE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
16. Taimanov vs Kholmov  ½-½301956USSR ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Spassky vs Taimanov 1-0411956USSR ChampionshipB68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7
18. Taimanov vs A Bannik ½-½621956USSR ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
19. Byvshev vs Taimanov  0-1381956USSR ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
20. A Khasin vs Taimanov  0-1301956USSR ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
21. Taimanov vs G Borisenko 1-0411956USSR ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-07-16  RookFile: Taimanov's effort has to be considered one of the great come from behind tournament wins in chess history.
Nov-10-17  ZonszeinP: A great succes of the young Spassky. If the S.Berger system was used here, he would have been champion of the USSR at only 19!
Dec-03-17  ZonszeinP: Not even Botvinnik did that
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