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USSR Championship 1955
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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The 22nd USSR Championship was held in Moscow from February 11 through March 15, 1955. It was certainly one of the strongest of the series, featuring four world champions and nine Soviet champions among its 20 players. The illustrous cast of characters included:

Vladimir Antoshin; Yuri Averbakh; Georgy Konstantinovich Borisenko; Mikhail Botvinnik; Salomon Flohr; Semyon Abramovich Furman; Efim Geller; Georgy Ilivitsky; Ilia Abramovich Kan; Paul Keres; Viktor Korchnoi; Alexander Kotov; Georgy Lisitsin; Vladas Ivanovich Mikenas; Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian; Vitaly Sergeevich Sherbakov; Vladimir Simagin; Vasily Smyslov; Boris Spassky; Mark Taimanov.

Geller started quickly and stayed near the top all the way, but every time he got a bit of a lead he would lose, often through over-optimism. Botvinnik, Smyslov, and Spassky all took their turns, with Petrosian never far behind. Coming into the last round Geller had a half-point lead, but proceded to lose yet one more time and produce the following crosstable:

1 Smyslov 12.0/19 * 1 0 = = 1 = 1 1 = = = 1 = = 0 1 = = 1

2 Geller 12.0/19 0 * = 0 = 1 0 = 1 1 0 1 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1

3 Ilivitsky 11.5/19 1 = * = = = 0 1 = 1 = = = = = = = 1 = 1

4 Spassky 11.5/19 = 1 = * = = 1 = = 0 1 0 0 = 1 = = 1 1 1

5 Petrosian 11.5/19 = = = = * = 1 = = = = = = = = = 1 1 = 1

6 Botvinnik 11.5/19 0 0 = = = * = 0 = 1 1 1 = = 1 = 1 = 1 1

7 Taimanov 11.0/19 = 1 1 0 0 = * 0 1 = 1 1 = = = 1 0 1 = =

8 Keres 11.0/19 0 = 0 = = 1 1 * 0 0 = = 1 = = 1 1 1 = 1

9 Mikenas 10.5/19 0 0 = = = = 0 1 * = = 1 0 = = 1 1 1 = 1

10 Furman 10.0/19 = 0 0 1 = 0 = 1 = * 0 1 = 1 = = 0 1 = 1

11 Antoshin 10.0/19 = 1 = 0 = 0 0 = = 1 * 0 1 = = 0 1 1 = 1

12 Kotov 9.5/19 = 0 = 1 = 0 0 = 0 0 1 * 1 = 0 1 1 = 1 =

13 Borisenko 9.0/19 0 1 = 1 = = = 0 1 = 0 0 * = = = = 0 = 1

14 Flohr 9.0/19 = 0 = = = = = = = 0 = = = * 1 = 0 = 1 =

15 Averbakh 8.5/19 = = = 0 = 0 = = = = = 1 = 0 * = = = = =

16 Lisitsin 8.5/19 1 0 = = = = 0 0 0 = 1 0 = = = * = 0 1 1

17 Kan 7.0/19 0 0 = = 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 = 1 = = * 0 1 =

18 Simagin 6.5/19 = 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 = 1 = = 1 1 * 1 0

19 Korchnoi 6.0/19 = 0 = 0 = 0 = = = = = 0 = 0 = 0 0 0 * 1

20 Sherbakov 3.5/19 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 = 0 = = 0 = 1 0 *

A play-off between Smyslov and Geller started with six straight draws before the latter prevailed in game seven, thus earning the gold medal. Those games will be given at the end of this collection.

NOTE: As of 7/3/2009, three misattributed games are in the database. In Spassky vs Kan, 1955 (Round 9, Game #81), Black should be Ilia Abramovich Kan; in Antoshin vs Taimanov, 1955 (Round 10, Game #94), Black should be Mark Taimanov; in Smyslov vs Kan, 1955 (Round 15, Game #141), Black should be Ilia Abramovich Kan. In addition, V Mikenas vs Petrosian, 1955 (Round 17, Game #169) has the colors reversed, and Geller vs V Mikenas, 1955 (Round 18, Game #173) has the wrong year. Corrections have been submitted.

Round 1, Game #1
Petrosian vs Kan, 1955 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Round 1, Game #2
Geller vs V Sherbakov, 1955
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 53 moves, 1-0

Round 1, Game #3
Kotov vs Antoshin, 1955
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Round 1, Game #4
Botvinnik vs V Mikenas, 1955 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1, Game #5
Spassky vs Keres, 1955
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1, Game #6
Averbakh vs Lisitsin, 1955
(A22) English, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1, Game #7
Simagin vs Korchnoi, 1955
(D77) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, 61 moves, 1-0

Round 1, Game #8
Smyslov vs G Borisenko, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 1, Game #9
Furman vs Taimanov, 1955
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1, Game #10
Flohr vs G Ilivitsky, 1955
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, Game #11
Kan vs G Ilivitsky, 1955
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, Game #12
Taimanov vs Flohr, 1955
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, Game #13
G Borisenko vs Furman, 1955
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, Game #14
Korchnoi vs Smyslov, 1955
(E17) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, Game #15
Lisitsin vs Simagin, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Round 2, Game #16
Keres vs Averbakh, 1955
(B50) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, Game #17
V Mikenas vs Spassky, 1955
(E16) Queen's Indian, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, Game #18
Antoshin vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(C18) French, Winawer, 49 moves, 0-1

Round 2, Game #19
V Sherbakov vs Kotov, 1955
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 99 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, Game #20
Petrosian vs Geller, 1955
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3, Game #21
Geller vs Kan, 1955 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 3, Game #22
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1955
(A56) Benoni Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3, Game #23
Botvinnik vs V Sherbakov, 1955 
(A16) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Roiund 3, Game #24
Spassky vs Antoshin, 1955 
(A84) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Round 3, Game #25
Averbakh vs V Mikenas, 1955
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3, Game #26
Simagin vs Keres, 1955
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 3, Game #27
Smyslov vs Lisitsin, 1955
(A13) English, 67 moves, 0-1

Round 3, Game #28
Furman vs Korchnoi, 1955
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3, Game #29
Flohr vs G Borisenko, 1955
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3, Game #30
G Ilivitsky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(E65) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O, 45 moves, 0-1

Round 4, Game #31
Kan vs Taimanov, 1955
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 46 moves, 1-0

Round 4, Game #32
G Borisenko vs G Ilivitsky, 1955
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4, Game #33
Korchnoi vs Flohr, 1955 
(A09) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Round 4, Game #34
Lisitsin vs Furman, 1955
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4, Game #35
Keres vs Smyslov, 1955 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Round 4, Game #36
V Mikenas vs Simagin, 1955 
(A16) English, 65 moves, 1-0

Round 4, Game #37
Antoshin vs Averbakh, 1955
(C02) French, Advance, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4, Game #38
V Sherbakov vs Spassky, 1955 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Round 4, Game #39
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1955
(D94) Grunfeld, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4, Game #40
Geller vs Kotov, 1955 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Round 5, Game #41
Kotov vs Kan, 1955
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Round 5, Game #42
Botvinnik vs Geller, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 5, Game #43
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1955 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5, Game #44
Averbakh vs V Sherbakov, 1955
(E74) King's Indian, Averbakh, 6...c5, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5, Game #45
Simagin vs Antoshin, 1955
(A28) English, 48 moves, 0-1

Round 5, Game #46
Smyslov vs V Mikenas, 1955 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 64 moves, 1-0

Round 5, Game #47
Furman vs Keres, 1955 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 70 moves, 1-0

Round 5, Game #48
Flohr vs Lisitsin, 1955
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5, Game #49
G Ilivitsky vs Korchnoi, 1955
(D88) Grunfeld, Spassky Variation, Main line, 10...cd, 11.cd, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5, Game #50
Taimanov vs G Borisenko, 1955
(A10) English, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, Game #51
Kan vs G Borisenko, 1955
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, Game #52
Korchnoi vs Taimanov, 1955
(A25) English, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, Game #53
Lisitsin vs G Ilivitsky, 1955
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, Game #54
Keres vs Flohr, 1955
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, Game #55
V Mikenas vs Furman, 1955
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, Game #56
Antoshin vs Smyslov, 1955 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, Game #57
V Sherbakov vs Simagin, 1955 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Round 6, Game #58
Petrosian vs Averbakh, 1955
(E14) Queen's Indian, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, Game #59
Geller vs Spassky, 1955 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 0-1

Round 6, Game #60
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

Round 7, Game #61
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1955 
(A20) English, 75 moves, 1-0

Round 7, Game #62
Spassky vs Kotov, 1955 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 78 moves, 0-1

Round 7, Game #63
Averbakh vs Geller, 1955
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7, Game #64
Simagin vs Petrosian, 1955 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Round 7, Game #65
Smyslov vs V Sherbakov, 1955
(E70) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 7, Game #66
Furman vs Antoshin, 1955 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 46 moves, 0-1

Round 7, Game #67
Flohr vs V Mikenas, 1955
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7, Game #68
G Ilivitsky vs Keres, 1955 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 7, Game #69
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1955
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 7, Game #70
G Borisenko vs Korchnoi, 1955
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8,, Game #71
Kan vs Korchnoi, 1955 
(D80) Grunfeld, 60 moves, 1-0

Round 8, Game #72
Lisitsin vs G Borisenko, 1955
(A04) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8, Game #73
Keres vs Taimanov, 1955 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Round 8, Game #74
V Mikenas vs G Ilivitsky, 1955
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8, Game #75
Antoshin vs Flohr, 1955
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8, Game #76
V Sherbakov vs Furman, 1955
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 8, Game #77
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1955 
(D94) Grunfeld, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8, Game #78
Geller vs Simagin, 1955
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 42 moves, 1-0

Round 8, Game #79
Kotov vs Averbakh, 1955 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 39 moves, 0-1

Round 8, Game #80
Botvinnik vs Spassky, 1955 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9, Game #81 (Black is actually Kan)
Spassky vs Kan, 1955
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9, Game #82
Averbakh vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(C15) French, Winawer, 65 moves, 0-1

Round 9, Game #83
Simagin vs Kotov, 1955
(B06) Robatsch, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9, Game #84
Smyslov vs Geller, 1955
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 9, Game #85
Furman vs Petrosian, 1955 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9, Game #86
Flohr vs V Sherbakov, 1955
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9, Game #87
G Ilivitsky vs Antoshin, 1955
(A13) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9, Game #88
Taimanov vs V Mikenas, 1955
(A05) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 9, Game #89
G Borisenko vs Keres, 1955
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 0-1

Round 9, Game #90
Korchnoi vs Lisitsin, 1955 
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 10, Game #91
Kan vs Lisitsin, 1955
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10, Game #92
Keres vs Korchnoi, 1955
(B20) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10, Game #93
V Mikenas vs G Borisenko, 1955
(A13) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Round 10, Game #94 (Black should be Taimanov)
Antoshin vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 10, Game #95
V Sherbakov vs G Ilivitsky, 1955
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 26 moves, 0-1

Round 10, Game #96
Petrosian vs Flohr, 1955
(A09) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10, Game #97
Geller vs Furman, 1955
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 10, Game #98
Kotov vs Smyslov, 1955
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10, Game #99
Botvinnik vs Simagin, 1955 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 110 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10, Game #100
Spassky vs Averbakh, 1955 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Round 11, Game #101
Averbakh vs Kan, 1955
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11, Game #102
Simagin vs Spassky, 1955 
(A13) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Round 11, Game #103
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Round 11, Game #104
Furman vs Kotov, 1955
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Round 11, Game #105
Flohr vs Geller, 1955
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 11, Game #106
G Ilivitsky vs Petrosian, 1955 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11, Game #107
Taimanov vs V Sherbakov, 1955 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11, Game #108
G Borisenko vs Antoshin, 1955
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Round 11, Game #109
Korchnoi vs V Mikenas, 1955
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11, Game #110
Lisitsin vs Keres, 1955
(A06) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 0-1

Round 12, Game #111
Kan vs Keres, 1955 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 69 moves, 0-1

Round 12, Game #112
V Mikenas vs Lisitsin, 1955 
(E13) Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line, 27 moves, 1-0

Round 12, Game #113
Antoshin vs Korchnoi, 1955
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12, Game #114
V Sherbakov vs G Borisenko, 1955
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

Round 12, Game #115
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Round 12, Game #116
Geller vs G Ilivitsky, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12, Game #117
Kotov vs Flohr, 1955
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12, Game #118
Botvinnik vs Furman, 1955
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 43 moves, 1-0

Round 12, Game #119
Spassky vs Smyslov, 1955
(E13) Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12, Game #120
Averbakh vs Simagin, 1955
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13, Game #121
Simagin vs Kan, 1955
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Round 13, Game #122
Smyslov vs Averbakh, 1955
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13, Game #123
Furman vs Spassky, 1955 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 29 moves, 1-0

Round 13, Game #124
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A90) Dutch, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13, Game #125
G Ilivitsky vs Kotov, 1955
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13, Game #126
Taimanov vs Geller, 1955 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 13, Game #127
G Borisenko vs Petrosian, 1955
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13, Game #128
Korchnoi vs V Sherbakov, 1955
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 60 moves, 1-0

Round 13, Game #129
Lisitsin vs Antoshin, 1955
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 66 moves, 1-0

Round 13, Game #130
Keres vs V Mikenas, 1955 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Round 14, Game #131
Kan vs V Mikenas, 1955
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 0-1

Round 14, Game #132
Antoshin vs Keres, 1955
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14, Game #133
V Sherbakov vs Lisitsin, 1955
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Round 14, Game #134
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1955 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14, Game #135
Geller vs G Borisenko, 1955 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 64 moves, 0-1

Round 14, Game #136
Kotov vs Taimanov, 1955
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Round 14, Game #137
Botvinnik vs G Ilivitsky, 1955
(E61) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14, Game #138
Spassky vs Flohr, 1955 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14, Game #139
Averbakh vs Furman, 1955
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14, Game #140
Simagin vs Smyslov, 1955
(E17) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15, Game #141 (Black is actually Kan)
Smyslov vs Kan, 1955
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 15, Game #142
Furman vs Simagin, 1955
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 58 moves, 1-0

Round 15, Game #143
Flohr vs Averbakh, 1955
(A15) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Round 15, Game #144
G Ilivitsky vs Spassky, 1955
(A13) English, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15, Game #145
Taimanov vs Botvinnik, 1955
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15, Game #146
G Borisenko vs Kotov, 1955
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 57 moves, 0-1

Round 15, Game #147
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1955 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 42 moves, 0-1

Round 15, Game #148
Lisitsin vs Petrosian, 1955
(A05) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15, Game #149
Keres vs V Sherbakov, 1955
(A48) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Round 15, Game #150
V Mikenas vs Antoshin, 1955
(A28) English, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16, Game #151
Kan vs Antoshin, 1955 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 0-1

Round 16, Game #152
V Sherbakov vs V Mikenas, 1955
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 0-1

Round 16, Game #153
Petrosian vs Keres, 1955 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16, Game #154
Geller vs Lisitsin, 1955
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1-0

Round 16, Game #155
Kotov vs Korchnoi, 1955
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 73 moves, 1-0

Round 16, Game #156
Botvinnik vs G Borisenko, 1955 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16, Game #157
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Round 16, Game #158
Averbakh vs G Ilivitsky, 1955
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16, Game #159
Simagin vs Flohr, 1955 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16, Game #160
Smyslov vs Furman, 1955
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17, Game #161
Furman vs Kan, 1955 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 17, Game #162
Flohr vs Smyslov, 1955
(A13) English, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17, Game #163
G Ilivitsky vs Simagin, 1955
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Round 17, Game #164
Taimanov vs Averbakh, 1955 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17, Game #165
G Borisenko vs Spassky, 1955
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Round 17, Game #166
Korchnoi vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 76 moves, 0-1

Round 17, Game #167
Lisitsin vs Kotov, 1955
(A04) Reti Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Round 17, Game #168
Keres vs Geller, 1955
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17, Game #169
V Mikenas vs Petrosian, 1955 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17, Game #170
Antoshin vs V Sherbakov, 1955
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 60 moves, 1-0

Round 18, Game #171
Kan vs V Sherbakov, 1955
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 18, Game #172
Petrosian vs Antoshin, 1955 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 18, Game #173 (actually played in 1955)
Geller vs V Mikenas, 1955 
(A09) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Round 18, Game #174
Kotov vs Keres, 1955
(E61) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 18, Game #175
Botvinnik vs Lisitsin, 1955
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 18, Game #176
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1955 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 18, Game #177
Averbakh vs G Borisenko, 1955
(A12) English with b3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 18, Game #178
Simagin vs Taimanov, 1955
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

Round 18, Game #179
Smyslov vs G Ilivitsky, 1955 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

Round 18, Game #180
Furman vs Flohr, 1955
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1-0

Round 19, Game #181
Flohr vs Kan, 1955 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

Round 19, Game #182
G Ilivitsky vs Furman, 1955
(A15) English, 49 moves, 1-0

Round 19, Game #183
Taimanov vs Smyslov, 1955
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 19, Game #184
G Borisenko vs Simagin, 1955 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 59 moves, 0-1

Round 19, Game #185
Korchnoi vs Averbakh, 1955
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 19, Game #186
Lisitsin vs Spassky, 1955
(A05) Reti Opening, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 19, Game #187
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Round 19, Game #188
V Mikenas vs Kotov, 1955
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Round 19, Game #189
Antoshin vs Geller, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

Round 19, Game #190
V Sherbakov vs Petrosian, 1955 
(C15) French, Winawer, 36 moves, 0-1

Play-off, Game #1
Smyslov vs Geller, 1955
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Play-off, Game #2
Geller vs Smyslov, 1955
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Play-off, Game #3
Smyslov vs Geller, 1955
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Play-off, Game #4
Geller vs Smyslov, 1955
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Play-off, Game #5
Smyslov vs Geller, 1955
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Play-off, Game #6
Geller vs Smyslov, 1955
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Play-off, Game #7
Smyslov vs Geller, 1955 
(E89) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

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