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Sverdlovsk 1943
Compiled by protean
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One of the 50 greatest ever chess tournaments according to Chessbase (1). It was one of several tournament victories for Mikhail Botvinnik in the lead up to his triumph in the FIDE World Championship Tournament (1948).

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(1) The Greatest Tournaments in the History of Chess 1851-1986 http://www.chessbase.com/shop/produ...

Round ------1---2----3---4----5---6----7---8----Pts

1 Botvinnik---**-1--1--1--1-1--1--1-10/14

2 Makogonov-0-**--1--11--1---0--11---9/14

3 Smyslov----0-0--**--01---1--1--11---8/14

4 Kan--------0-00--10--**--01--1---11--11--8/14-

5 Boleslavsky-0-0---10--**-1----1---7/14

6 Konst'lsky--0--0--0--0--**--11--1---6/14-

7 Zagor'sky--0-1--0--00----00--**--0---4/14-

8 Ragozin----0-00--00--00--0--0--1--**---3/14-

Round 1
Boleslavsky vs V Makogonov, 1943
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1943 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 41 moves, 1-0

Kan vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs E Zagorjansky, 1943 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

Round 2
Kan vs Botvinnik, 1943
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Konstantinopolsky vs E Zagorjansky, 1943
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 34 moves, 1-0

V Makogonov vs Smyslov, 1943 
(A53) Old Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs Boleslavsky, 1943
(A48) King's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Boleslavsky vs Kan, 1943
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Ragozin, 1943 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

E Zagorjansky vs V Makogonov, 1943
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1943 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 52 moves, 1-0

Kan vs Smyslov, 1943 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Konstantinopolsky vs V Makogonov, 1943
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ragozin vs E Zagorjansky, 1943
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 50 moves, 1-0

Round 5
Boleslavsky vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 47 moves, 1-0

V Makogonov vs Ragozin, 1943 
(A90) Dutch, 51 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1943
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Zagorjansky vs Kan, 1943
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

Round 6
Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1943
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs E Zagorjansky, 1943 
(A09) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Kan vs V Makogonov, 1943
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Konstantinopolsky vs Ragozin, 1943
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 1-0

Round 7
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 0-1

Ragozin vs Kan, 1943
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 43 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

E Zagorjansky vs Boleslavsky, 1943
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Konstantinopolsky vs Kan, 1943
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

V Makogonov vs Boleslavsky, 1943
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 38 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs Botvinnik, 1943
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Zagorjansky vs Smyslov, 1943
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9
Boleslavsky vs Ragozin, 1943
(C16) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Kan, 1943 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs V Makogonov, 1943
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Zagorjansky vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Round 10
Kan vs Boleslavsky, 1943
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 1-0

Konstantinopolsky vs Botvinnik, 1943
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Makogonov vs E Zagorjansky, 1943
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Ragozin vs Smyslov, 1943 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 0-1

Round 11
Boleslavsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Makogonov vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Kan, 1943 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

E Zagorjansky vs Ragozin, 1943
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1943 
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Kan vs E Zagorjansky, 1943
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1-0

Konstantinopolsky vs Boleslavsky, 1943 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ragozin vs V Makogonov, 1943 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Round 13
V Makogonov vs Kan, 1943
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943
(A13) English, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1943
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Zagorjansky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14
Boleslavsky vs E Zagorjansky, 1943
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs V Makogonov, 1943
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kan vs Ragozin, 1943
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Konstantinopolsky vs Smyslov, 1943
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

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