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
| page 1 of 1; 17 games
|1. Ragozin vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||42||1956||USSR Championship||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|2. Kholmov vs V Zurakhov
|| ||½-½||69||1956||USSR Championship||A10 English|
|3. Tolush vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||30||1956||USSR Championship||D33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|4. Kholmov vs Antoshin
|| ||1-0||60||1956||USSR Championship||A14 English|
|5. Tal vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||36||1956||USSR Championship||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|6. Kholmov vs Simagin
||1-0||41||1956||USSR Championship||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. Boleslavsky vs Kholmov
||1-0||22||1956||USSR Championship||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|8. A Khasin vs Kholmov
||½-½||44||1956||USSR Championship||E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|9. Kholmov vs Spassky
||½-½||35||1956||USSR Championship||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|10. A Bannik vs Kholmov
|| ||0-1||56||1956||USSR Championship||A33 English, Symmetrical|
|11. Kholmov vs Byvshev
|| ||1-0||37||1956||USSR Championship||E73 King's Indian|
|12. Taimanov vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||30||1956||USSR Championship||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. Kholmov vs G Borisenko
|| ||1-0||51||1956||USSR Championship||A36 English|
|14. Lisitsin vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||30||1956||USSR Championship||A05 Reti Opening|
|15. Kholmov vs Korchnoi
|| ||½-½||32||1956||USSR Championship||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|16. Polugaevsky vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||45||1956||USSR Championship||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|17. Kholmov vs Averbakh
|| ||½-½||41||1956||USSR Championship||A36 English|
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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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