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1939 Leningrad/Moscow
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The Leningrad/Moscow tournament appears to have been pulled together on fairly short notice. <Chess Review> wrote: "The Soviet press spoke of the event as a <training tournament>. They considered it a preliminary to the regular Russian Championship Tournament!"

The first half was held in Leningrad and the second half was held in Moscow. Gordon's book on Reshevsky gives the tournament dates as 3 Jan - 1 Feb 1939, but no dates for individual rounds.

The surprising news was that Flohr won so convincingly over a very strong field, especially after finishing last at AVRO in Nov 1938, and being virtually "written off" as a top-flight player.

Panov had a missing game against Flohr in Round 2, and missing games against Kan, Goglidze, Reshevsky, Tolush, and Romanowsky in Rounds 13-17, suggesting an early forfeit and eventual withdrawal.

F R L M L R R B A K K S K G T R B P Flohr X = = = 1 = 1 0 1 1 = = = = 1 1 1 1 12.0 Reshevsky = X = 0 = 0 = 1 = = 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 10.5 Lilienthal = = X = = 1 = = = 1 1 = = = 0 = 1 = 10.0 Makogonov = 1 = X = 1 0 = = = = = 1 = = = = 1 10.0 Levenfish 0 = = = X 1 1 = = = 1 = 0 = 1 = 1 = 10.0 Ragozin = 1 0 0 0 X 0 = 1 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 = 10.0 Rabinovich 0 = = 1 0 1 X = = 1 0 = = 1 0 1 1 = 9.5 Belavenets 1 0 = = = = = X = 0 1 0 = = 1 1 = 1 9.5 Alatortsev 0 = = = = 0 = = X = = 0 1 1 1 1 = = 9.0 Kan 0 = 0 = = 1 0 1 = X = = = 0 = 1 1 1 9.0 Konstantinopolsky = 1 0 = 0 0 1 0 = = X 0 1 1 = = = 1 8.5 Smyslov = 0 = = = 0 = 1 1 = 1 X 0 1 0 = 0 = 8.0 Keres = = = 0 1 0 = = 0 = 0 1 X = 1 = = = 8.0 Goglidze = 0 = = = = 0 = 0 1 0 0 = X = 1 = 1 7.5 Tolush 0 0 1 = 0 0 1 0 0 = = 1 0 = X 0 1 1 7.0 Romanovsky 0 0 = = = 0 0 0 0 0 = = = 0 1 X 1 1 6.0 Bondarevsky 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 = = 0 = 1 = = 0 0 X 1 5.0 Panov 0 0 = 0 = = = 0 = 0 0 = = 0 0 0 0 X 3.5

Round 1
Reshevsky vs Tolush, 1939
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 30 moves, 1-0

Round 1
Goglidze vs P Romanovsky, 1939
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 72 moves, 1-0

Round 1
Panov vs Levenfish, 1939
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
Ragozin vs Lilienthal, 1939
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 49 moves, 0-1

Round 1
S Belavenets vs Flohr, 1939 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 1-0

Round 1
V Makogonov vs Keres, 1939 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Round 1
Alatortsev vs I Rabinovich, 1939
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
Konstantinopolsky vs Bondarevsky, 1939
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
Smyslov vs Kan, 1939
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
P Romanovsky vs Reshevsky, 1939
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 51 moves, 0-1

Round 2
Kan vs Tolush, 1939
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

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Levenfish vs Goglidze, 1939
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Flohr vs Ragozin, 1939 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Keres vs S Belavenets, 1939
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
I Rabinovich vs V Makogonov, 1939 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

Round 2
Smyslov vs Konstantinopolsky, 1939 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 1-0

Round 2
Bondarevsky vs Alatortsev, 1939 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Lilienthal vs Panov, 1939
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 92 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Reshevsky vs Levenfish, 1939 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Tolush vs P Romanovsky, 1939
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 76 moves, 0-1

Round 3
Goglidze vs Lilienthal, 1939
(D95) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Ragozin vs Keres, 1939
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 3
S Belavenets vs I Rabinovich, 1939
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Konstantinopolsky vs Kan, 1939
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
V Makogonov vs Bondarevsky, 1939
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Alatortsev vs Smyslov, 1939 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 4
Lilienthal vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Levenfish vs Tolush, 1939
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 54 moves, 1-0

Round 4
Kan vs P Romanovsky, 1939
(E15) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Round 4
Flohr vs Goglidze, 1939
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Keres vs Panov, 1939
(A56) Benoni Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
I Rabinovich vs Ragozin, 1939
(C16) French, Winawer, 75 moves, 1-0

Round 4
Konstantinopolsky vs Alatortsev, 1939
(C00) French Defense, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Bondarevsky vs S Belavenets, 1939
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Smyslov vs V Makogonov, 1939 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
Reshevsky vs Flohr, 1939
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
Tolush vs Lilienthal, 1939
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 5
P Romanovsky vs Levenfish, 1939
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
Goglidze vs Keres, 1939
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
Panov vs I Rabinovich, 1939
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
V Makogonov vs Konstantinopolsky, 1939
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
S Belavenets vs Smyslov, 1939 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Round 5
Ragozin vs Bondarevsky, 1939
(A14) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Round 5
Alatortsev vs Kan, 1939
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
Alatortsev vs V Makogonov, 1939
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
Flohr vs Tolush, 1939
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 52 moves, 1-0

Round 6
Lilienthal vs P Romanovsky, 1939
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
Kan vs Levenfish, 1939
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6
I Rabinovich vs Goglidze, 1939 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 23 moves, 1-0

Round 6
Konstantinopolsky vs S Belavenets, 1939
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 0-1

Round 6
Bondarevsky vs Panov, 1939
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Round 6
Smyslov vs Ragozin, 1939 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 7
Reshevsky vs I Rabinovich, 1939
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Tolush vs Keres, 1939 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Round 7
P Romanovsky vs Flohr, 1939
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

Round 7
Levenfish vs Lilienthal, 1939 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Ragozin vs Konstantinopolsky, 1939 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 61 moves, 1-0

Round 7
S Belavenets vs Alatortsev, 1939
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Panov vs Smyslov, 1939 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Goglidze vs Bondarevsky, 1939
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
V Makogonov vs Kan, 1939
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Bondarevsky vs Reshevsky, 1939
(E17) Queen's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Round 8
I Rabinovich vs Tolush, 1939
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Round 8
Keres vs P Romanovsky, 1939
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Flohr vs Levenfish, 1939 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 87 moves, 1-0

Round 8
Kan vs Lilienthal, 1939
(E17) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Round 8
Konstantinopolsky vs Panov, 1939
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

Round 8
V Makogonov vs S Belavenets, 1939
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Alatortsev vs Ragozin, 1939
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 0-1

Round 8
Smyslov vs Goglidze, 1939 
(B83) Sicilian, 80 moves, 1-0

Round 9
Tolush vs Bondarevsky, 1939
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Round 9
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1939 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 70 moves, 1-0

Round 9
P Romanovsky vs I Rabinovich, 1939
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 9
Levenfish vs Keres, 1939 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Round 9
Lilienthal vs Flohr, 1939
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9
Goglidze vs Konstantinopolsky, 1939
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 48 moves, 0-1

Round 9
S Belavenets vs Kan, 1939
(A48) King's Indian, 65 moves, 0-1

Round 9
Panov vs Alatortsev, 1939
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9
Ragozin vs V Makogonov, 1939
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 34 moves, 0-1

Round 10
Konstantinopolsky vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 73 moves, 1-0

Round 10
Smyslov vs Tolush, 1939 
(C16) French, Winawer, 24 moves, 0-1

Round 10
Bondarevsky vs P Romanovsky, 1939
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Round 10
I Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1939 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 55 moves, 0-1

Round 10
Keres vs Lilienthal, 1939
(D84) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
Kan vs Flohr, 1939
(C45) Scotch Game, 85 moves, 0-1

Round 10
S Belavenets vs Ragozin, 1939
(C16) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10
V Makogonov vs Panov, 1939
(A53) Old Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 10
Alatortsev vs Goglidze, 1939 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 11
Reshevsky vs Alatortsev, 1939 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
Tolush vs Konstantinopolsky, 1939
(B10) Caro-Kann, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
P Romanovsky vs Smyslov, 1939
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
Levenfish vs Bondarevsky, 1939
(C11) French, 74 moves, 1-0

Round 11
Flohr vs Keres, 1939
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
Panov vs S Belavenets, 1939
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Round 11
Ragozin vs Kan, 1939
(A20) English, 82 moves, 0-1

Round 11
Goglidze vs V Makogonov, 1939
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11
Lilienthal vs I Rabinovich, 1939
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12
V Makogonov vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Round 12
Alatortsev vs Tolush, 1939 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 59 moves, 1-0

Round 12
Konstantinopolsky vs P Romanovsky, 1939
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12
Smyslov vs Levenfish, 1939
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12
Bondarevsky vs Lilienthal, 1939
(D80) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 0-1

Round 12
I Rabinovich vs Flohr, 1939 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 37 moves, 0-1

Round 12
Kan vs Keres, 1939
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12
S Belavenets vs Goglidze, 1939
(A47) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12
Ragozin vs Panov, 1939
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13
Reshevsky vs S Belavenets, 1939 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Round 13
Tolush vs V Makogonov, 1939
(A13) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13
P Romanovsky vs Alatortsev, 1939
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 35 moves, 0-1

Round 13
Levenfish vs Konstantinopolsky, 1939
(B10) Caro-Kann, 92 moves, 1-0

Round 13
Lilienthal vs Smyslov, 1939 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13
Flohr vs Bondarevsky, 1939 
(A90) Dutch, 77 moves, 1-0

Round 13
Keres vs I Rabinovich, 1939
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13
Goglidze vs Ragozin, 1939
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14
Ragozin vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(C45) Scotch Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Round 14
S Belavenets vs Tolush, 1939
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 43 moves, 1-0

Round 14
V Makogonov vs P Romanovsky, 1939
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14
Alatortsev vs Levenfish, 1939
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14
Konstantinopolsky vs Lilienthal, 1939
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Round 14
Smyslov vs Flohr, 1939 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14
Bondarevsky vs Keres, 1939 
(D80) Grunfeld, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14
Kan vs I Rabinovich, 1939
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 58 moves, 0-1

Round 15
Tolush vs Ragozin, 1939
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Round 15
P Romanovsky vs S Belavenets, 1939
(C56) Two Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 15
Levenfish vs V Makogonov, 1939
(A13) English, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15
Lilienthal vs Alatortsev, 1939
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15
Flohr vs Konstantinopolsky, 1939
(A53) Old Indian, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15
I Rabinovich vs Bondarevsky, 1939
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Round 15
Goglidze vs Kan, 1939
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 56 moves, 1-0

Round 15
Keres vs Smyslov, 1939 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Round 16
Goglidze vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(A22) English, 53 moves, 0-1

Round 16
S Belavenets vs Levenfish, 1939
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16
V Makogonov vs Lilienthal, 1939 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16
Alatortsev vs Flohr, 1939 
(D80) Grunfeld, 18 moves, 0-1

Round 16
Konstantinopolsky vs Keres, 1939 
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 16
Kan vs Bondarevsky, 1939
(E16) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Round 16
Smyslov vs I Rabinovich, 1939
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1939
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 17
Reshevsky vs Kan, 1939
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17
Tolush vs Goglidze, 1939
(B10) Caro-Kann, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17
Levenfish vs Ragozin, 1939 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 82 moves, 1-0

Round 17
Lilienthal vs S Belavenets, 1939
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17
Flohr vs V Makogonov, 1939
(E09) Catalan, Closed, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17
Keres vs Alatortsev, 1939 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Round 17
I Rabinovich vs Konstantinopolsky, 1939
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Round 17
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1939 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

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