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Alexey Sergeevich Selezniev
Number of games in database: 95
Years covered: 1914 to 1960
Overall record: +18 -38 =39 (39.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A46 D00 D02 A45
 Slav (6) 
    D10 D13 D12
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D69 D63 D55 D52 D67
 French Defense (4) 
    C01 C00 C11
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C77 C87 C86 C97 C66
 Vienna Opening (6) 
    C25 C28
 French Defense (5) 
    C10 C16 C00 C01
 Sicilian (5) 
    B43 B57 B56 B23 B41
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A46 D02
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C87 C86 C97 C84
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Selezniev vs Breyer, 1920 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Maehrisch - Ostrau (1923)
   USSR Championship (1924)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Mährisch-Ostrau 1923 by suenteus po 147

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ALEXEY SERGEEVICH SELEZNIEV
(born 1888, died Jun-1967) Russia

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Wikipedia article: Alexey Selezniev

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Rabinovich vs A Selezniev  1-026 1914 Triberg 1415C10 French
2. I Rabinovich vs A Selezniev  1-024 1914 Triberg 1415B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. I Rabinovich vs A Selezniev 1-031 1914 Triberg 1415C28 Vienna Game
4. A Selezniev vs Bogoljubov 0-125 1915 TribergA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Bogoljubov vs A Selezniev  1-019 1916 TribergC41 Philidor Defense
6. A Selezniev vs Fahrni  1-034 1916 TribergC00 French Defense
7. Bogoljubov vs A Selezniev  1-030 1917 TribergB57 Sicilian
8. Bogoljubov vs A Selezniev ½-½37 1919 Berlin (Germany)C77 Ruy Lopez
9. A Selezniev vs Spielmann  ½-½33 1919 BerlinC01 French, Exchange
10. Reti vs A Selezniev  ½-½36 1919 BerlinC30 King's Gambit Declined
11. A Selezniev vs Bogoljubov  ½-½20 1919 Berlin (Germany)C82 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. Spielmann vs A Selezniev  ½-½38 1919 BerlinC10 French
13. A Selezniev vs Nimzowitsch  ½-½34 1920 GothenburgD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Mieses vs A Selezniev  1-032 1920 GothenburgB56 Sicilian
15. A Selezniev vs Von Bardeleben  1-039 1920 BerlinA00 Uncommon Opening
16. A Selezniev vs Maroczy  ½-½23 1920 GothenburgC01 French, Exchange
17. Rubinstein vs A Selezniev 1-070 1920 GothenburgE20 Nimzo-Indian
18. A Selezniev vs Tarrasch  ½-½27 1920 GothenburgD00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. J Moeller vs A Selezniev  1-059 1920 GothenburgC77 Ruy Lopez
20. A Selezniev vs Spielmann  ½-½15 1920 GothenburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Reti vs A Selezniev 1-035 1920 GothenburgB15 Caro-Kann
22. A Selezniev vs Tartakower  ½-½43 1920 GothenburgC11 French
23. G Marco vs A Selezniev  ½-½45 1920 GothenburgC44 King's Pawn Game
24. A Selezniev vs Breyer  1-058 1920 GothenburgD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. B Kostic vs A Selezniev  1-071 1920 GothenburgC66 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-03-06  matthiaspfau: Who is A. Selezniev a.k.a. Seleznev?
Jan-03-06  WMD: Is this a quiz question? Anyway, it seems unlikely he played Taimanov in the Soviet Union in 1960.
Jan-04-06  matthiaspfau: I was just wondering if anyone here can tell me anything about his bio or achievements? I couldn't find a source on the internet, well except maybe the ones in russian which didn't do me much good. So no it is not a quiz question.
Jan-05-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: < Aleksey Selesniev (1888-1967) was both a player of master strength and a gifted endgame composer. He played in a number of pre-revolutionary tournaments at the Moscow Chess Club when Alekhine was beginning to make a name for himself. He was a member of the delegation of Russian players that played in the ill fated Mannheim Tournament and who found themselves interned for the duration of the First World War. (Except for Alekhine who somehow managed to escape.) After the war Selesniev along with some of the other masters decided to stay in Germany.

In 1920 he was honoured by the then World Champion, Em Lasker who edited a book of his studies. ( 35 Endspielstudie von Schachmeister A. Selesnieff, by Em. Lasker ) In 1923 he had his best OTB result when he came 4th at Moravska Ostrava tournament ahead of a host of world class players. A year later Seleniev returned home to a country that had radically changed in his absence. By the late 20's he seemed to drop out of the chess scene. Many chess authorities never mention him or tell of his fate.> From http://members.aol.com/brigosling/p...

Chessmetrics rank him as #15 in the 1919/20 season, with top rating of 2619. It seems that he played two short matches, drawing Bogolubov in 1917 and defeating Teichmann in 1921

Jan-06-06  Resignation Trap: This player's name has been spelled so many different ways that perhaps even Viktor Korchnoi would be envious. Apart from the spelling on this page, I've found Seleznyov, Seleznyev, Selesniev, Selesnieff, Selesniew and Selesnev. There are probably more!

Selezniev was born in the Russian city of Tambov in 1888. The son of wealthy merchants, he was a graduate from Moscow University's law faculty.

He and Efim Bogoljubov had careers that followed similar paths. Both players were interned in Triberg Germany for the duration of World War I, and decided to stay there until 1924. That year, both players were sent invitations to participate in the third USSR Championship, and somehow Nikolai Vasilyevich Krylenko convinced them to play and stay in the USSR. Selezniev had his best results in Germany in the 1920's, and became recognized as a master to all.

Selezniev participated in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth USSR Championships (1924, 1925, 1927 and 1929), but had only mediocre results each time. In the 1929 event, he was eliminated in the quarter-final of play.

After this last event, his active playing career ended.

He was living in the Ukranian city of Donetsk when it was overrun by Nazis. Bogoljubov helped him get transferred to Triberg, and he eventually made his way to France.

He died, half-forgotten in Bordeaux in June 1967.

Jul-14-08  rjfsworstnightmare: Count me in the half who'll never forget him, since I read that 1960 book by Chernev. Kasparian wrote of his '100 Chess Studies,' written in 1940; Emanuel Lasker wrote of 35 of them. I've looked for both and found neither; anytime any publisher wants to reissue them, just let me know. If you know where I can get them or would burn off a copy at the nominal fee for me... A somewhat Russian database lists 78 of his games from 1907 onwards, if you're interested. God bless Bogo!
Dec-30-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: More biographical material: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey...
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