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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|1. Spassky vs Taimanov
||0-1||48||1956||USSR Championship||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|2. Taimanov vs Spassky
||1-0||57||1956||USSR Championship||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|3. Taimanov vs Averbakh
||½-½||115||1956||USSR Championship||E46 Nimzo-Indian|
|4. Averbakh vs Taimanov
|| ||½-½||42||1956||USSR Championship||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|5. Lisitsin vs Taimanov
|| ||½-½||63||1956||USSR Championship||A05 Reti Opening|
|6. Taimanov vs Korchnoi
||½-½||25||1956||USSR Championship||D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|7. Polugaevsky vs Taimanov
|| ||0-1||57||1956||USSR Championship||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|8. Taimanov vs Averbakh
|| ||½-½||23||1956||USSR Championship||A36 English|
|9. Ragozin vs Taimanov
||1-0||42||1956||USSR Championship||A15 English|
|10. Taimanov vs V Zurakhov
||1-0||70||1956||USSR Championship||E52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6|
|11. Tolush vs Taimanov
|| ||½-½||29||1956||USSR Championship||E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights|
|12. Taimanov vs Antoshin
||1-0||38||1956||USSR Championship||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|13. Tal vs Taimanov
||½-½||57||1956||USSR Championship||B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation|
|14. Taimanov vs Simagin
||1-0||56||1956||USSR Championship||A22 English|
|15. Boleslavsky vs Taimanov
||0-1||57||1956||USSR Championship||E52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6|
|16. Taimanov vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||30||1956||USSR Championship||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. Spassky vs Taimanov
||1-0||41||1956||USSR Championship||B68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7|
|18. Taimanov vs A Bannik
||½-½||62||1956||USSR Championship||E46 Nimzo-Indian|
|19. Byvshev vs Taimanov
|| ||0-1||38||1956||USSR Championship||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|20. A Khasin vs Taimanov
|| ||0-1||30||1956||USSR Championship||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|21. Taimanov vs G Borisenko
||1-0||41||1956||USSR Championship||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
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|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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