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🏆 USSR Championship (1956)

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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: Viktor Korchnoi

 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korchnoi vs Byvshev 1-0621956USSR ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. Taimanov vs Korchnoi ½-½251956USSR ChampionshipD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
3. Korchnoi vs G Borisenko  ½-½411956USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Lisitsin vs Korchnoi ½-½301956USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
5. Korchnoi vs A Khasin ½-½431956USSR ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
6. Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky 1-0341956USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Averbakh vs Korchnoi  ½-½201956USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
8. Korchnoi vs Ragozin 0-1691956USSR ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
9. V Zurakhov vs Korchnoi  0-1381956USSR ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
10. Korchnoi vs Tolush ½-½741956USSR ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Antoshin vs Korchnoi ½-½431956USSR ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
12. Korchnoi vs Tal ½-½1321956USSR ChampionshipA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
13. Simagin vs Korchnoi 0-1371956USSR ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. Korchnoi vs Boleslavsky  ½-½411956USSR ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. Kholmov vs Korchnoi  ½-½321956USSR ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
16. Korchnoi vs Spassky 1-0301956USSR ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
17. A Bannik vs Korchnoi 0-1601956USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
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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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