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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: Vladlen Yakovlevich Zurakhov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Zurakhov vs Boleslavsky  ½-½211956USSR ChampionshipC11 French
2. Kholmov vs V Zurakhov  ½-½691956USSR ChampionshipA10 English
3. V Zurakhov vs Spassky  ½-½401956USSR ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. A Bannik vs V Zurakhov  ½-½311956USSR ChampionshipA21 English
5. V Zurakhov vs Byvshev  ½-½341956USSR ChampionshipB07 Pirc
6. Taimanov vs V Zurakhov 1-0701956USSR ChampionshipE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
7. V Zurakhov vs G Borisenko  1-0421956USSR ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
8. Lisitsin vs V Zurakhov  ½-½331956USSR ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
9. V Zurakhov vs Korchnoi  0-1381956USSR ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
10. Polugaevsky vs V Zurakhov 1-0411956USSR ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
11. V Zurakhov vs Averbakh  ½-½321956USSR ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. Ragozin vs V Zurakhov 1-0411956USSR ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
13. V Zurakhov vs A Khasin  ½-½231956USSR ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
14. V Zurakhov vs Tolush 1-0321956USSR ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. Antoshin vs V Zurakhov  ½-½431956USSR ChampionshipC22 Center Game
16. V Zurakhov vs Tal 1-0581956USSR ChampionshipB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
17. Simagin vs V Zurakhov 0-1801956USSR ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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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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