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: Isaac Boleslavsky
| page 1 of 1; 17 games
|1. V Zurakhov vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||21||1956||USSR Championship||C11 French|
|2. Boleslavsky vs Tolush
|| ||½-½||29||1956||USSR Championship||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|3. Antoshin vs Boleslavsky
||½-½||31||1956||USSR Championship||E77 King's Indian|
|4. Boleslavsky vs Tal
|| ||½-½||31||1956||USSR Championship||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|5. Simagin vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||41||1956||USSR Championship||B30 Sicilian|
|6. A Khasin vs Boleslavsky
|| ||0-1||44||1956||USSR Championship||B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack|
|7. Boleslavsky vs Kholmov
||1-0||22||1956||USSR Championship||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|8. Spassky vs Boleslavsky
||1-0||41||1956||USSR Championship||E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox|
|9. Boleslavsky vs A Bannik
|| ||½-½||56||1956||USSR Championship||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|10. Byvshev vs Boleslavsky
|| ||1-0||41||1956||USSR Championship||C11 French|
|11. Boleslavsky vs Taimanov
||0-1||57||1956||USSR Championship||E52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6|
|12. G Borisenko vs Boleslavsky
|| ||0-1||32||1956||USSR Championship||E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line|
|13. Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin
||1-0||30||1956||USSR Championship||B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|14. Korchnoi vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||41||1956||USSR Championship||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|15. Boleslavsky vs Polugaevsky
|| ||0-1||55||1956||USSR Championship||B56 Sicilian|
|16. Averbakh vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||63||1956||USSR Championship||E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System|
|17. Boleslavsky vs Ragozin
|| ||1-0||41||1956||USSR Championship||C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer|
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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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