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USSR Championship 1931
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 7th USSR Chess Championship was held in the Soviet capital of Moscow from October 24th to November 14th, 1931. Eighteen of the Soviet Union's best masters qualified for the round robin event through eight championship semi-finals held earlier in the year. The qualifiers for 7th championship were: Vsevolod Rauzer and Mikhail Yudovich Sr. qualified from group 1; Viktor Goglidze, Ilia Kan, and Abram Zamikhovsky qualified from group 2; Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky and Isaak Mazel qualified from group 3; Genrikh Kasparian and Mikhail Botvinnik qualified from group 4; Nikolay Sorokin, Vladimir Alatortsev, and Fedor Bohatirchuk qualified from group 5; Alexander Budo and Nikolay Riumin qualified from group 6; Vladimir Kirillov qualified from group 7; and Veniamin Sozin, Georgy Lisitsin, and Boris Verlinsky from group 8. Young Botvinnik finished clear first with a dominating +10 at the final. It was the first of what would be six Soviet chess crowns for the future world champion.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Botvinnik 13/17 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1

2nd Riumin 11/17 0 * 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

=3rd Verlinsky 10/17 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 11

=3rd Alatortsev 10/17 0 * 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1

=3rd Yudovich Sr. 10/17 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1

=3rd Bohatirchuk 10/17 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

7th Kan 9/17 0 1 0 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1

=8th Rauzer 9/17 0 1 0 1 * 0 0 1 1 1

=8th Mazel 9/17 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 * 1 1 0 0 1 1

=10th Lisitsin 8/17 0 1 1 1 * 0 0 0 1 1 0

=10th Kirillov 8/17 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 0 1 1

=10th Ilyin Zhenevsky 8/17 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1

13th Sorokin 7/17 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 * 1 0 0

14th Zamikhovsky 6/17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1

15th Goglidze 6/17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1

16th Sozin 5/17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0

=17th Kasparian 5/17 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 *

=17th Budo 5/17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 *

*This collection would not have been possible without the efforts of <Phony Benoni>.

Round One
V G Kirillov vs Rauzer, 1931
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lisitsin vs Riumin, 1931 
(A04) Reti Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

N Sorokin vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparian vs F Bohatirchuk, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 0-1

Goglidze vs Zamikhovsky, 1931
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Budo vs Kan, 1931
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Mazel vs B Verlinsky, 1931
(A06) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

V Sozin vs Alatortsev, 1931
(C01) French, Exchange, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two
Rauzer vs Alatortsev, 1931
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Verlinsky vs V Sozin, 1931
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

Kan vs I Mazel, 1931
(A15) English, 40 moves, 0-1

Zamikhovsky vs A Budo, 1931
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

F Bohatirchuk vs Goglidze, 1931
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

M Yudovich Sr. vs Kasparian, 1931
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1931 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Riumin vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1931 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

V G Kirillov vs Lisitsin, 1931
(B32) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Three
Lisitsin vs Rauzer, 1931
(A06) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs V G Kirillov, 1931 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

N Sorokin vs Riumin, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Kasparian vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(B40) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

Goglidze vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 48 moves, 0-1

A Budo vs F Bohatirchuk, 1931 
(A53) Old Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

I Mazel vs Zamikhovsky, 1931 
(A12) English with b3, 33 moves, 0-1

V Sozin vs Kan, 1931 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Alatortsev vs B Verlinsky, 1931
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four
Rauzer vs B Verlinsky, 1931
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

Kan vs Alatortsev, 1931
(C15) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zamikhovsky vs V Sozin, 1931 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

F Bohatirchuk vs I Mazel, 1931 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

M Yudovich Sr. vs A Budo, 1931
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Goglidze, 1931 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Riumin vs Kasparian, 1931
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 1-0

V G Kirillov vs N Sorokin, 1931
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lisitsin vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1931 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Rauzer, 1931
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

N Sorokin vs Lisitsin, 1931
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

Kasparian vs V G Kirillov, 1931
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 0-1

Goglidze vs Riumin, 1931
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Budo vs Botvinnik, 1931
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Mazel vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 0-1

V Sozin vs F Bohatirchuk, 1931
(C46) Three Knights, 90 moves, 0-1

Alatortsev vs Zamikhovsky, 1931 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

B Verlinsky vs Kan, 1931
(E12) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 0-1

Round Six
Rauzer vs Kan, 1931
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zamikhovsky vs B Verlinsky, 1931
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Bohatirchuk vs Alatortsev, 1931 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

M Yudovich Sr. vs V Sozin, 1931
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs I Mazel, 1931 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 36 moves, 1-0

Riumin vs A Budo, 1931 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

V G Kirillov vs Goglidze, 1931
(B83) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Lisitsin vs Kasparian, 1931 
(A15) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs N Sorokin, 1931 
(C01) French, Exchange, 58 moves, 1-0

Round Seven
N Sorokin vs Rauzer, 1931
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Kasparian vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1931
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Goglidze vs Lisitsin, 1931
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

A Budo vs V G Kirillov, 1931
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 0-1

I Mazel vs Riumin, 1931
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Sozin vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 65 moves, 1-0

Alatortsev vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

B Verlinsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1931
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 68 moves, 1-0

Kan vs Zamikhovsky, 1931
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight
Rauzer vs Zamikhovsky, 1931
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

F Bohatirchuk vs Kan, 1931 
(B32) Sicilian, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Yudovich Sr. vs B Verlinsky, 1931
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1931 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Riumin vs V Sozin, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

V G Kirillov vs I Mazel, 1931
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Lisitsin vs A Budo, 1931
(A12) English with b3, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Goglidze, 1931
(B83) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

N Sorokin vs Kasparian, 1931
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine
Kasparian vs Rauzer, 1931
(A13) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Goglidze vs N Sorokin, 1931
(E16) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Budo vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1931 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

I Mazel vs Lisitsin, 1931
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Sozin vs V G Kirillov, 1931
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alatortsev vs Riumin, 1931
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Verlinsky vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

Kan vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Zamikhovsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1931
(A90) Dutch, 56 moves, 0-1

Round Ten
Rauzer vs F Bohatirchuk, 1931
(A84) Dutch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Yudovich Sr. vs Zamikhovsky, 1931
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Kan, 1931 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Riumin vs B Verlinsky, 1931 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

V G Kirillov vs Alatortsev, 1931
(A25) English, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lisitsin vs V Sozin, 1931
(A06) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs I Mazel, 1931
(C11) French, 52 moves, 0-1

N Sorokin vs A Budo, 1931
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Kasparian vs Goglidze, 1931
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 43 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven
Goglidze vs Rauzer, 1931
(C11) French, 47 moves, 0-1

A Budo vs Kasparian, 1931
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Mazel vs N Sorokin, 1931
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

V Sozin vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1931 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Alatortsev vs Lisitsin, 1931 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

B Verlinsky vs V G Kirillov, 1931
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 34 moves, 1-0

Kan vs Riumin, 1931
(C41) Philidor Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zamikhovsky vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

F Bohatirchuk vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(B10) Caro-Kann, 61 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve
Rauzer vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs F Bohatirchuk, 1931 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Riumin vs Zamikhovsky, 1931 
(C01) French, Exchange, 73 moves, 1-0

V G Kirillov vs Kan, 1931
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 68 moves, 0-1

Lisitsin vs B Verlinsky, 1931 
(A13) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Alatortsev, 1931
(C01) French, Exchange, 50 moves, 0-1

N Sorokin vs V Sozin, 1931
(A48) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Kasparian vs I Mazel, 1931 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

Goglidze vs A Budo, 1931 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen
A Budo vs Rauzer, 1931
(D65) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Mazel vs Goglidze, 1931
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Sozin vs Kasparian, 1931
(E90) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alatortsev vs N Sorokin, 1931
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

B Verlinsky vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1931
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Kan vs Lisitsin, 1931 
(B58) Sicilian, 100 moves, 0-1

Zamikhovsky vs V G Kirillov, 1931
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 35 moves, 0-1

F Bohatirchuk vs Riumin, 1931 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 0-1

M Yudovich Sr. vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 44 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

Riumin vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

V G Kirillov vs F Bohatirchuk, 1931
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 70 moves, 0-1

Lisitsin vs Zamikhovsky, 1931 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Kan, 1931
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 55 moves, 0-1

N Sorokin vs B Verlinsky, 1931
(C49) Four Knights, 65 moves, 1-0

Kasparian vs Alatortsev, 1931 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

Goglidze vs V Sozin, 1931
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

A Budo vs I Mazel, 1931
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen
I Mazel vs Rauzer, 1931 
(C01) French, Exchange, 22 moves, 1-0

V Sozin vs A Budo, 1931 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Alatortsev vs Goglidze, 1931 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

B Verlinsky vs Kasparian, 1931
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kan vs N Sorokin, 1931
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zamikhovsky vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1931 
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

F Bohatirchuk vs Lisitsin, 1931
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Yudovich Sr. vs V G Kirillov, 1931
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Riumin, 1931 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Sixteen
Rauzer vs Riumin, 1931
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

V G Kirillov vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 0-1

Lisitsin vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(A15) English, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1931
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

N Sorokin vs Zamikhovsky, 1931
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 52 moves, 1-0

Kasparian vs Kan, 1931
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 56 moves, 0-1

Goglidze vs B Verlinsky, 1931
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Budo vs Alatortsev, 1931
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

I Mazel vs V Sozin, 1931
(A13) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Seventeen
V Sozin vs Rauzer, 1931
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alatortsev vs I Mazel, 1931 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

B Verlinsky vs A Budo, 1931 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Kan vs Goglidze, 1931
(B83) Sicilian, 49 moves, 1-0

Zamikhovsky vs Kasparian, 1931
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

F Bohatirchuk vs N Sorokin, 1931
(A02) Bird's Opening, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Yudovich Sr. vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1931
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Lisitsin, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Riumin vs V G Kirillov, 1931
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

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