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USSR Championship 1964/65 Tournament

Viktor Korchnoi15/19(+11 -0 =8)[games]
David Bronstein13/19(+10 -3 =6)[games]
Mikhail Tal12.5/19(+9 -3 =7)[games]
Leonid Stein12/19(+7 -2 =10)[games]
Leonid Alexandrovich Shamkovich11.5/19(+7 -3 =9)[games]
Ratmir Kholmov11.5/19(+5 -1 =13)[games]
Anatoly Lein11/19(+6 -3 =10)[games]
Anatoly S Lutikov10.5/19(+5 -3 =11)[games]
Nikolai Krogius10.5/19(+4 -2 =13)[games]
Viacheslav Osnos9/19(+3 -4 =12)[games]
Yuri Averbakh9/19(+2 -3 =14)[games]
Georgy Konstantinovich Borisenko8.5/19(+4 -6 =9)[games]
Alexey Suetin8/19(+2 -5 =12)[games]
Evgeni Vasiukov8/19(+5 -8 =6)[games]
Yuri Nikolaevich Sakharov7.5/19(+3 -7 =9)[games]
Anatolij Bannik7.5/19(+1 -5 =13)[games]
Andrejs Petersons7.5/19(+2 -6 =11)[games]
Boris Petrovich Goldenov6.5/19(+2 -8 =9)[games]
Nikolay Bakulin5.5/19(+1 -9 =9)[games]
Vladimir Liavdansky5.5/19(+1 -9 =9)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship 1964/65

The 32nd USSR Championship was held in Kiev from December 25, 1964 through January 27, 1965, with a field of twenty players:

Yuri Averbakh Nikolay Bakulin Anatolij Bannik Georgy Konstantinovich Borisenko David Bronstein Boris Petrovich Goldenov Ratmir Kholmov Viktor Korchnoi Nikolai Krogius Anatoly Lein Vladimir Liavdansky Anatoly S Lutikov Viacheslav Osnos Andrejs Petersons Yuri Nikolaevich Sakharov Leonid Alexandrovich Shamkovich Leonid Stein Alexey Suetin Mikhail Tal Evgeni Vasiukov.

It saw an interruption in the dominance of Leonid Stein, as Korchnoi came both hungry and in good form. By round 7 he had 6 1/2 points and was already 1 1/2 ahead of the field. By round 11, he had stretched these totals to 10 points and a 2 1/2 point lead. After that, everybody kept a safe distance away and Korchnoi eased up a bit, still clinching first place with two rounds to go.

Kiev, Soviet Union (Ukraine), 25 December 1964 - 17 January 1965 (1, 2)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Korchnoi * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15.0 2 Bronstein 0 * 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13.0 3 Tal 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12.5 4 Stein 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 12.0 5 Kholmov 0 1 * 1 1 1 1 11.5 6 Shamkovich 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 11.5 7 Lein 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 11.0 8 Krogius 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 10.5 9 Lutikov 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 1 1 10.5 10 Averbakh 0 0 0 * 1 1 9.0 11 Osnos 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 9.0 12 Borisenko 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 8.5 13 Suetin 0 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 8.0 14 Vasiukov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 0 1 8.0 15 Bannik 1 0 0 0 * 0 0 7.5 16 Petersons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 7.5 17 Sakharov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 7.5 18 Goldenov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 6.5 19 Liavdansky 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 0 5.5 20 Bakulin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 5.5

1 Bernard Cafferty and Mark Taimanov, The Soviet Championships (Cadogan 1998), pp. 124-127.
2 Rounds and game dates from: Alexander Khalifman (ed.), Mikhail Tal Games II (Chess Stars 1995), pp. 82-93.

Original collection: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1964/65, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Suetin vs V Osnos  ½-½321964USSR Championship 1964/65B65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
2. Korchnoi vs L Shamkovich 1-0871964USSR Championship 1964/65A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
3. Krogius vs B Goldenov  1-0251964USSR Championship 1964/65C07 French, Tarrasch
4. Y Sakharov vs A Bannik  1-0581964USSR Championship 1964/65B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
5. Vasiukov vs Kholmov  ½-½411964USSR Championship 1964/65C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
6. G Borisenko vs A Petersons  1-0391964USSR Championship 1964/65E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
7. N Bakulin vs V Liavdansky  1-0601964USSR Championship 1964/65B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. Stein vs A Lein 0-1701964USSR Championship 1964/65C18 French, Winawer
9. Tal vs Bronstein 0-1451964USSR Championship 1964/65C18 French, Winawer
10. Lutikov vs Averbakh  ½-½291964USSR Championship 1964/65C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. L Shamkovich vs Y Sakharov  1-0311964USSR Championship 1964/65A17 English
12. V Osnos vs Stein  ½-½361964USSR Championship 1964/65E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
13. Averbakh vs Krogius  ½-½211964USSR Championship 1964/65D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. A Bannik vs N Bakulin  ½-½681964USSR Championship 1964/65C50 Giuoco Piano
15. A Petersons vs V Liavdansky  1-0741964USSR Championship 1964/65D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Bronstein vs Vasiukov 1-0431964USSR Championship 1964/65B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
17. A Lein vs Korchnoi 0-1391964USSR Championship 1964/65D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. Kholmov vs Lutikov  ½-½231964USSR Championship 1964/65B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. B Goldenov vs Suetin  ½-½431964USSR Championship 1964/65B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. G Borisenko vs Tal  ½-½541964USSR Championship 1964/65A53 Old Indian
21. Suetin vs Averbakh  ½-½411964USSR Championship 1964/65C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
22. Lutikov vs Bronstein 0-1451964USSR Championship 1964/65B10 Caro-Kann
23. Korchnoi vs V Osnos  ½-½391964USSR Championship 1964/65A13 English
24. Stein vs B Goldenov  ½-½231964USSR Championship 1964/65C16 French, Winawer
25. V Liavdansky vs A Bannik  1-0411964USSR Championship 1964/65D97 Grunfeld, Russian
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-30-12  Kikoman: First!
Dec-30-12  Kikoman: Great performance by Viktor Korchnoi in this tournament, the only undefeated player in the field. :O
Dec-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Kikoman> In two of his other three wins in the Soviet final (the exception being 1960), Korchnoi won with ease.

For those who might object that Korchnoi won by only a half-point in 1962, that is true, but he had 12/14 and the runners-up only got within shouting distance after Korchnoi's loss to Mikenas in round 16. Even then, Korchnoi maintained a lead of a full point entering the last round.

Aug-26-13  Everett: One of Bronstein's last excellent tournament results at the highest level.
Apr-08-15  Howard: It was also one of Shamkovich's best performances in a Soviet championship.
Apr-08-15  bobthebob: I think Korchnoi will win this.
How does it affect his live rating?
Apr-08-15  Jim Bartle: Nice.
Apr-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Jim Bartle: Nice.>

Please avoid one word

Apr-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: comments.
Jun-22-15  Howard: This was probably Shamkovich's best performance in a Soviet championship.
Mar-23-17  Marmot PFL: The absence of strong players such as Spassky, Petrosian, Geller, Keres and Taimanov helped Korchnoi win more games than usual but still a great result.
Jul-19-18  ewan14: Korchnoi beat world champion Petrosian twice in 1965 and the others were not a threat at this time
Jul-19-18  ewan14: Apologies , Keres and Taimanov at the USSR championship 1965
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