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Soviet Championships (Taimanov/Cafferty)
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'The Soviet Championships' by Mark Taimanov and Bernard Cafferty.

Game 1
N Grigoriev vs Alekhine, 1920 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 2
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Alekhine, 1920 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 3
P Romanovsky vs Y Vilner, 1923 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 4
B Verlinsky vs Levenfish, 1924 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 5
Bogoljubov vs Nenarokov, 1925
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 6
B Verlinsky vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 7
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 8
P Romanovsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1927
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 9
B Verlinsky vs S Von Freymann, 1929 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 10
Rauzer vs B Verlinsky, 1929 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 11
Riumin vs Rauzer, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 12
Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1931 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 13
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1931 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 14
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1933 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 15
Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 16
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 17
Levenfish vs Kan, 1934
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 18
Levenfish vs Ragozin, 1934 
(C16) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 19
A Ebralidze vs Ragozin, 1937 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 20
Panov vs Bondarevsky, 1937 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 21
P Dubinin vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 22
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 23
Kotov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 24
Keres vs Vladimir Petrov, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 25
Bondarevsky vs Lisitsin, 1940 
(E09) Catalan, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 26
Lilienthal vs Bondarevsky, 1940 
(C10) French, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 27
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 28
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 29
Tolush vs Bondarevsky, 1945
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 30
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 31
Tolush vs Alatortsev, 1947 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 32
Keres vs Levenfish, 1947 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 33
G Ilivitsky vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 34
Tolush vs Alatortsev, 1948 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 35
Tolush vs G Ilivitsky, 1948 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 36
Furman vs Keres, 1948 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 37
Aronin vs Kotov, 1948 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 38
Kotov vs Geller, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 39
Levenfish vs Smyslov, 1949 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 40
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1949 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 41
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 42
Bondarevsky vs V Mikenas, 1950 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 43
Keres vs E Terpugov, 1951 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 44
O Moiseev vs Simagin, 1951 
(E70) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 45
Geller vs Keres, 1951 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 46
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 47
Simagin vs B Goldenov, 1952
(E14) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 48
Averbakh vs G Ilivitsky, 1954 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 49
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 50
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1954 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 51
Geller vs G Borisenko, 1955 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 64 moves, 0-1

Game 52
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 53
Geller vs Kotov, 1955 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 54
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 55
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

Game 56
Boleslavsky vs Taimanov, 1956 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 57
Tal vs Antoshin, 1957 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 58
Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 59
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1958 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 60
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1958 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 61
Kholmov vs Keres, 1959 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 62
Y Sakharov vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 63
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 64
Taimanov vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 65
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 66
Stein vs Spassky, 1961 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 67
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1961 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 68
Simagin vs Stein, 1961 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 69
Spassky vs Tal, 1961 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 70
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1961 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 71
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 72
Khodos vs Tal, 1962 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 73
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 74
Suetin vs Bagirov, 1963 
(B83) Sicilian, 84 moves, 1-0

Game 75
Stein vs Klovans, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 76
Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1963 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 77
Korchnoi vs A Petersons, 1965 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 78
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 79
V Mikenas vs Stein, 1965 
(A48) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 80
Furman vs Simagin, 1965 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 81
G Kuzmin vs Keres, 1965 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 82
Polugaevsky vs Stein, 1965 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 83
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 84
Korchnoi vs Keres, 1965 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 85
Stein vs Kholmov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 86
Taimanov vs Smyslov, 1967 
(A21) English, 68 moves, 1-0

Game 87
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1967
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 88
Vasiukov vs V Zheliandinov, 1967
(B53) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 89
Lutikov vs Y Sakharov, 1968 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 90
Tal vs I Platonov, 1968 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 91
Petrosian vs Savon, 1969 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 92
Lutikov vs Taimanov, 1969 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 93
Averbakh vs Kholmov, 1970 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 94
V Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 95
I Zaitsev vs O Dementiev, 1970 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 96
Savon vs Dzindzichashvili, 1971
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 98
I Platonov vs L Shamkovich, 1971 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

Game 98
Stein vs Tal, 1971 
(A14) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 99
Tal vs V Zilberstein, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 100
Tal vs L Shamkovich, 1972 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 101
Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 102
G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 103
Vaganian vs Tseshkovsky, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Game 104
Tal vs Beliavsky, 1974 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 105
Vaganian vs Kupreichik, 1974 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 106
Petrosian vs Gulko, 1975 
(A17) English, 95 moves, 1-0

Game 107
Balashov vs Doroshkievich, 1975
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 108
Romanishin vs Petrosian, 1975 
(A17) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 109
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 110
Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 111
Romanishin vs Gulko, 1977 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 112
Alburt vs I D Dorfman, 1977 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 113
I D Dorfman vs Tseshkovsky, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

Game 114
Tal vs Geller, 1978 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 115
Geller vs Anikaev, 1979 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 116
Tseshkovsky vs Kupreichik, 1979 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 117
Yusupov vs G Kuzmin, 1980 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 118
Beliavsky vs Psakhis, 1980 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 119
Kupreichik vs Razuvaev, 1980 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 120
V Tukmakov vs Kasparov, 1981 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 121
Yudasin vs Psakhis, 1981
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 122
Mikhalchishin vs Romanishin, 1981 
(D85) Grunfeld, 12 moves, 0-1

Game 123
Mikhalchishin vs G Agzamov, 1981 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 124
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1983 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 125
Polugaevsky vs Psakhis, 1983
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 126
A Sokolov vs V Tukmakov, 1984 
(B89) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 127
M Gurevich vs G Agzamov, 1985
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 128
Eingorn vs Balashov, 1985 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 129
Tseshkovsky vs Dvoirys, 1986
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 130
Balashov vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 131
Beliavsky vs Bareev, 1987 
(A90) Dutch, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 132
Eingorn vs Kupreichik, 1987 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 83 moves, 1-0

Game 133
Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 134
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1988 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 135
Smyslov vs Eingorn, 1988 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 136
Balashov vs Vaganian, 1989 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 137
Gelfand vs Dreev, 1989
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 138
Bareev vs Beliavsky, 1990 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 139
Bareev vs Khalifman, 1990
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 140
Vyzmanavin vs I A Novikov, 1990 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 141
M I Sorokin vs E Maljutin, 1991
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 142
E Magerramov vs Bologan, 1991
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

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