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Moscow 1947
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The second Mikhail Chigorin Memorial Chess Tournament was held in the winter of 1947 in the Soviet capital of Moscow. Ten of the USSR's best chess masters were pitted against six strong masters from Eastern Europe in what would be one of the strongest post-war tournaments leading up to the 1948 World Championship. Mikhail Botvinnik finished clear first with an impressive 11/15.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Botvinnik 11/15 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1

2nd Ragozin 10/15 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

=3rd Boleslavsky 10/15 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 1

=3rd Smyslov 10/15 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

5th Kotov 9/15 1 * 0 1 1 0 1 1 1

=6th Keres 9/15 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 1 1

=6th Novotelnov 9/15 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 1

8th Pachman 8/15 1 0 * 0 1 1 0 1 1

9th Trifunovic 8/15 0 0 1 1 * 1

10th Gligoric 7/15 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1

11th Bondarevsky 6/15 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 1

12th Kholmov 5/15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1

13th Kottnauer 5/15 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 0

=14th Plater 4/15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 *

=14th Sokolsky 4/15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 *

16th Tsvetkov 2/15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

Round One
Ragozin vs Kholmov, 1947 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Kotov, 1947 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 0-1

C Kottnauer vs Gligoric, 1947 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Keres vs K Plater, 1947
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Trifunovic vs Novotelnov, 1947
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Boleslavsky vs Sokolsky, 1947
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 90 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs A Tsvetkov, 1947 
(E89) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Two
Smyslov vs Ragozin, 1947 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Tsvetkov vs Keres, 1947 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 51 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs Gligoric, 1947 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 42 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs C Kottnauer, 1947 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

K Plater vs P Trifunovic, 1947
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Novotelnov vs Bondarevsky, 1947 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kholmov vs Boleslavsky, 1947 
(A48) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Sokolsky vs Pachman, 1947
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 72 moves, 0-1

Round Three
C Kottnauer vs Novotelnov, 1947 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 26 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Botvinnik, 1947
(D95) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Trifunovic vs A Tsvetkov, 1947
(A15) English, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs Sokolsky, 1947 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 89 moves, 1-0

Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1947
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ragozin vs Kotov, 1947
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman vs Kholmov, 1947 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Bondarevsky vs K Plater, 1947
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Four
Kholmov vs Keres, 1947 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Sokolsky vs P Trifunovic, 1947
(A16) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Novotelnov vs Gligoric, 1947 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 32 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(A84) Dutch, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Tsvetkov vs Bondarevsky, 1947
(C18) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Pachman, 1947 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs Boleslavsky, 1947
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 41 moves, 0-1

K Plater vs C Kottnauer, 1947
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Five
Pachman vs Ragozin, 1947
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Trifunovic vs Kholmov, 1947
(E17) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Novotelnov, 1947 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 55 moves, 1-0

Bondarevsky vs Sokolsky, 1947
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Smyslov, 1947
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Boleslavsky vs Kotov, 1947
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs K Plater, 1947
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

C Kottnauer vs A Tsvetkov, 1947
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six
Kotov vs Novotelnov, 1947 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 57 moves, 1-0

Sokolsky vs C Kottnauer, 1947
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Boleslavsky vs Pachman, 1947
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kholmov vs Bondarevsky, 1947 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 68 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs P Trifunovic, 1947
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Tsvetkov vs Gligoric, 1947
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 67 moves, 0-1

K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

Ragozin vs Keres, 1947
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 64 moves, 1-0

Round Seven
Gligoric vs Sokolsky, 1947
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman vs Kotov, 1947
(E09) Catalan, Closed, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Trifunovic vs Ragozin, 1947
(A04) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Novotelnov vs K Plater, 1947
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Boleslavsky, 1947 
(A53) Old Indian, 86 moves, 1-0

C Kottnauer vs Kholmov, 1947
(A43) Old Benoni, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs A Tsvetkov, 1947 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 1-0

Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1947 
(A48) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Eight
A Tsvetkov vs Novotelnov, 1947
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 38 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs Keres, 1947
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Boleslavsky vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs Bondarevsky, 1947 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 76 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs Gligoric, 1947 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1947 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 59 moves, 1-0

Sokolsky vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs K Plater, 1947 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 79 moves, 1-0

Round Nine
P Trifunovic vs Pachman, 1947
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

K Plater vs A Tsvetkov, 1947
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bondarevsky vs Boleslavsky, 1947 
(A48) King's Indian, 66 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Kotov, 1947
(B20) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947 
(A48) King's Indian, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Kholmov, 1947
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 30 moves, 1-0

C Kottnauer vs Ragozin, 1947
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Novotelnov vs Sokolsky, 1947
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten
Pachman vs Bondarevsky, 1947
(C15) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kholmov vs Novotelnov, 1947
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 52 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1947
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ragozin vs Gligoric, 1947 
(C59) Two Knights, 45 moves, 1-0

Boleslavsky vs C Kottnauer, 1947
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs P Trifunovic, 1947
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kotov vs A Tsvetkov, 1947 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Sokolsky vs K Plater, 1947
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven
Novotelnov vs Smyslov, 1947
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Tsvetkov vs Sokolsky, 1947
(B10) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Plater vs Kholmov, 1947
(C01) French, Exchange, 55 moves, 0-1

P Trifunovic vs Kotov, 1947
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Boleslavsky, 1947
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

C Kottnauer vs Pachman, 1947 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 52 moves, 1-0

Bondarevsky vs Keres, 1947 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1947 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve
Ragozin vs Novotelnov, 1947
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Boleslavsky vs Botvinnik, 1947
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Trifunovic vs Bondarevsky, 1947
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kotov vs Sokolsky, 1947 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs A Tsvetkov, 1947
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Gligoric, 1947 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 127 moves, 1-0

Keres vs C Kottnauer, 1947
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs K Plater, 1947 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 23 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen
Novotelnov vs Boleslavsky, 1947
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Botvinnik vs Pachman, 1947 
(A28) English, 45 moves, 0-1

Sokolsky vs Kholmov, 1947
(B10) Caro-Kann, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bondarevsky vs Kotov, 1947
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Keres, 1947
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Plater vs Ragozin, 1947
(C48) Four Knights, 36 moves, 0-1

C Kottnauer vs P Trifunovic, 1947
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen
P Trifunovic vs Gligoric, 1947
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bondarevsky vs C Kottnauer, 1947
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman vs Novotelnov, 1947
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Sokolsky, 1947 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Kholmov, 1947 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 96 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ragozin vs A Tsvetkov, 1947
(A47) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Boleslavsky vs K Plater, 1947
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 80 moves, 0-1

Round Fifteen
K Plater vs Pachman, 1947
(A13) English, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Bondarevsky, 1947
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kholmov vs Smyslov, 1947
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Tsvetkov vs Boleslavsky, 1947
(B58) Sicilian, 61 moves, 0-1

C Kottnauer vs Kotov, 1947
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Novotelnov vs Keres, 1947 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Sokolsky vs Ragozin, 1947
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

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