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: Vladlen Yakovlevich Zurakhov
| page 1 of 1; 17 games
|1. V Zurakhov vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||21||1956||USSR Championship||C11 French|
|2. Kholmov vs V Zurakhov
|| ||½-½||69||1956||USSR Championship||A10 English|
|3. V Zurakhov vs Spassky
|| ||½-½||40||1956||USSR Championship||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|4. A Bannik vs V Zurakhov
|| ||½-½||31||1956||USSR Championship||A21 English|
|5. V Zurakhov vs Byvshev
|| ||½-½||34||1956||USSR Championship||B07 Pirc|
|6. Taimanov vs V Zurakhov
||1-0||70||1956||USSR Championship||E52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6|
|7. V Zurakhov vs G Borisenko
|| ||1-0||42||1956||USSR Championship||C16 French, Winawer|
|8. Lisitsin vs V Zurakhov
|| ||½-½||33||1956||USSR Championship||D79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line|
|9. V Zurakhov vs Korchnoi
|| ||0-1||38||1956||USSR Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|10. Polugaevsky vs V Zurakhov
||1-0||41||1956||USSR Championship||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|11. V Zurakhov vs Averbakh
|| ||½-½||32||1956||USSR Championship||B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|12. Ragozin vs V Zurakhov
||1-0||41||1956||USSR Championship||B56 Sicilian|
|13. V Zurakhov vs A Khasin
|| ||½-½||23||1956||USSR Championship||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|14. V Zurakhov vs Tolush
||1-0||32||1956||USSR Championship||C88 Ruy Lopez|
|15. Antoshin vs V Zurakhov
|| ||½-½||43||1956||USSR Championship||C22 Center Game|
|16. V Zurakhov vs Tal
|| ||1-0||58||1956||USSR Championship||B64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|17. Simagin vs V Zurakhov
||0-1||80||1956||USSR Championship||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin 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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