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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: Ratmir Kholmov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ragozin vs Kholmov  ½-½421956USSR ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Kholmov vs V Zurakhov  ½-½691956USSR ChampionshipA10 English
3. Tolush vs Kholmov  ½-½301956USSR ChampionshipD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Kholmov vs Antoshin  1-0601956USSR ChampionshipA14 English
5. Tal vs Kholmov  ½-½361956USSR ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
6. Kholmov vs Simagin 1-0411956USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Boleslavsky vs Kholmov 1-0221956USSR ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
8. A Khasin vs Kholmov ½-½441956USSR ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
9. Kholmov vs Spassky ½-½351956USSR ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. A Bannik vs Kholmov  0-1561956USSR ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
11. Kholmov vs Byvshev  1-0371956USSR ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
12. Taimanov vs Kholmov  ½-½301956USSR ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Kholmov vs G Borisenko  1-0511956USSR ChampionshipA36 English
14. Lisitsin vs Kholmov  ½-½301956USSR ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
15. Kholmov vs Korchnoi  ½-½321956USSR ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
16. Polugaevsky vs Kholmov  ½-½451956USSR ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
17. Kholmov vs Averbakh  ½-½411956USSR ChampionshipA36 English
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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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