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Vladimir Simagin
Simagin 
 
Number of games in database: 651
Years covered: 1936 to 1968

Overall record: +235 -163 =253 (55.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B24 B40 B30 B44 B63
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C96 C92 C84 C99 C87
 King's Indian (26) 
    E92 E94 E67 E91 E62
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (25) 
    C96 C92 C84 C98 C99
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E21 E51 E34 E53 E59
 Grunfeld (19) 
    D94 D97 D91 D77 D88
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (82) 
    B62 B92 B84 B32 B90
 Grunfeld (33) 
    D90 D85 D86 D97 D95
 Caro-Kann (25) 
    B11 B15 B12 B16 B13
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E46 E20 E21 E32 E24
 King's Indian (20) 
    E60 E70 E62 E67 E95
 English (18) 
    A14 A16 A10 A13 A19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 0-1
   Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 0-1
   Panov vs Simagin, 1943 0-1
   G Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 0-1
   Simagin vs Petrosian, 1956 1-0
   H Neergaard vs Simagin, 1965 0-1
   O Moiseev vs Simagin, 1951 0-1
   G Borisenko vs Simagin, 1955 0-1
   V Liublinsky vs Simagin, 1939 0-1
   Althausen vs Simagin, 1943 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow (1963)
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)
   USSR Championship (1965)
   USSR Championship (1960)
   USSR Championship (1951)
   USSR Championship (1952)
   USSR Championship (1956)
   USSR Championship (1955)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Vladimir Simagin by Benzol
   Simagin-Positional Style by Gottschalk
   Moscow 1963 by sneaky pete


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VLADIMIR SIMAGIN
(born Jun-21-1919, died Sep-25-1968, 49 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
Vladimir Pavlovich Simagin was born in Moscow, Russia (formerly USSR). He was awarded the IM title in 1950, the GM title in 1962 and the IMC title in 1965. USSR Correspondence Champion in 1964, he was also Moscow Champion in 1947 (after a play-off), 1956 (jointly) and 1959. His best international results were at Sarajevo 1963 2nd= and Sochi 1967 1st=. He made a number of contributions to the Neo-Grunfeld Defense (D70) and Sicilian (B20) Defences some of which are named after him. Whilst playing in a tournament at Kislovodsk in 1968 he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Wikipedia article: Vladimir Simagin


 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 651  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Simagin vs Yacubovich 1-0261936MoscowA44 Old Benoni Defense
2. Simagin vs Leonovich  1-0351936SovietE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
3. S Belavenets vs Simagin 0-1171937MoscowA80 Dutch
4. Simagin vs B Verlinsky 1-0281939Moscow ChD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. V Liublinsky vs Simagin 0-1231939MatchC46 Three Knights
6. Althausen vs Simagin 0-1251943Ch URSB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. Panov vs Simagin 0-1311943Moscow (Russia)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. Simagin vs Ragozin  ½-½521944Ch MoscowD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Simagin vs Bibikov 1-0231944Spartak ChampionshipC00 French Defense
10. Simagin vs Panov 0-1641945Ch MoscowD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Simagin vs I Aramanovich 1-0701945Ch MoscowE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
12. Simagin vs B Verlinsky  1-0391945Ch MoscowD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Lilienthal vs Simagin  1-0611945Ch MoscowD90 Grunfeld
14. Konstantinopolsky vs Simagin ½-½271945Ch MoscowA09 Reti Opening
15. V Liublinsky vs Simagin  1-0681945Ch MoscowB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Simagin vs Kotov 1-0621945RUSE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
17. A Poliak vs Simagin  1-0401945Ch MoscowA44 Old Benoni Defense
18. Simagin vs A Zhivtsov  1-0411945Ch MoscowA16 English
19. Simagin vs G Fridstein  ½-½641945Ch MoscowB24 Sicilian, Closed
20. Alatortsev vs Simagin  0-1591945Ch MoscowD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
21. Kamyshov vs Simagin  ½-½491945Ch MoscowD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Flohr vs Simagin  ½-½611945Ch MoscowD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Simagin vs Smyslov  ½-½521945Ch MoscowC45 Scotch Game
24. E Zagorjansky vs Simagin 0-1321945Ch MoscowD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Simagin vs Bondarevsky  ½-½231945Ch MoscowE07 Catalan, Closed
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 651  PGN Download
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Jun-21-08  sitzkrieg: <Wrong! See here: http://www.chesscenter.com/book3.ht...; Thanks for the info. Decent prize too.

I believe a caricature like that is also in the German edition of Yudasin's and Kotovs chess in the ussr.

Jun-23-08  humangraymatter: There was a beatiful game Smagin made positional queen sac. and achieved an attacking position.And he won the game.Unfortunately I saw it many years ago and dont remember his opponents name.Does anyone knows such a game?He had white pieces

Jun-23-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <humangraymatter>

Maybe it's Simagin vs Chistiakov, 1946 with


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where Simagin played <34.Rxd7>.

Jun-29-08  stanleys: I don't know why the following brilliancy of Simagin is not included in the databases.Unfortunately don't have the complete score

Vladimir Zagorovsky - Simagin
Moscow/1951

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 8.f3 Qb6 9.Bb3 Ng4 10.Na4 Nxe3 11.Nxb6


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11...Bxd4 12.Qe2 Bxb6 13.Kd2 Na5 14.h4 Nxb3+ 15.ab3 d5 16.h5 de4 17.hg6 fg6 18.Ra4 Bf5 19.g4 Rac8 20.c3 ef3 21.Qh2


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21...Nf1+ 22.Rxf1 Rcd8+ 23.Ke1 f2+ 24.Rxf2 Bxf2+ 25.Qxf2 Bxg4


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26.Qxf8+ Kxf8 27.Rxg4... and black eventually won the endgame

Jun-29-08  humangraymatter: <whiteshark> thanks.I was confused with the names Smagin and Simagin.I found that game: Smagin-Sahovic 1990.Really interesting game, I advice every chessfriend to look at it.Though that is not a subject related to this page it is a good one
Aug-22-08  myschkin: . . .

Bio in Russian:

http://chess.vl.ru/lib/play/simagin...

Photos:

http://chess.vl.ru/lib/play/img/

Jun-21-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "GM Vladimir Simagin was a hypochondriac and was constantly terrified of catching diseases. Once at a tournament in Sochi, the Black Sea resort town, he spent a day on the beach wrapped in a heavy leather coat. He also suffered from agoraphobia." (Source: Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein)

Happy Birthday GM Vladimir Simagin!

Jun-21-09  talisman: happy birthday.i wonder when and where about the picture? mighty big chess pieces.
Nov-17-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: He was an idealist.

Hence the phrase, "Simagin, all the people living life in peace..."

Nov-17-09  Red October: Simagin there were no end games...
it's easy if you try
No pawn promotion or captures
And Knights couldn't fly...

Simagin all the pieces...
Moving like they did in draughts

Ooh ooh oh oh..

They say I'm a GM
And I'm not the only one...

I hope some day Magnus wins it..
And the Champ will be one...

Jun-21-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Tal-Simagin 23rd Soviet Championship Leningrad 1956:

The game started as 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d6 and during the game, GM Vladimir Simagin joked to other players that he was too tired to push the d-pawn all the way to d5.

Jan-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: I'm very pleased to announce that Game Collection: Vladimir Simagin is finally complete and ready for your enjoyment.
Jan-10-11  paavoh: @wordfunph: <...he spent a day on the beach wrapped in a heavy leather coat. He also suffered from agoraphobia>

How did he get on that beach?

Jun-21-11  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Simagin

SIMAGIN, Vladimir
http://www.bidmonfa.com/simagin_vla...
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Jun-21-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Good to see him as POTD.
Jan-27-12  stanleys: <i wonder when and where about the picture? mighty big chess pieces.>

Moscow championship,1949

Feb-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Macauley Peterson on GM Vladimir Simagin..

<For artists, it is not only important to win, but to do so artistically. Each chess game is an opportunity for artistic expression. The Russian grandmaster Vladimir Simagin was one.>

Source: Chess Life February 2012

Jun-21-12  LoveThatJoker: GM Simagin, today you are remembered!

LTJ

Jun-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: R.I.P. GM Simagin.
Feb-02-13  otto80:


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Simagin - Bronstein, Moscow 1947
1 Bg5!! h1(Q) 2 Qe8+ Kg7 3 Qg6+ Kf8 4 Qxf6+ Kg8 5 Qd8+ Kg7 6 Qe7+ Kg8 7 Qe8+ 1-0 the complete score of this game is lost

Jun-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Here is something very odd, from the top of this page:

<NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?] Tolush vs Simagin, 1952 0-1
Panov vs Simagin, 1943 0-1
G Borisenko vs Simagin, 1955 0-1
Neergard vs Simagin, 1965 0-1
G Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 0-1
G Fuster vs Simagin, 1949 0-1
Althausen vs Simagin, 1943 0-1
O Moiseev vs Simagin, 1951 0-1
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 0-1
Spassky vs Simagin, 1961 0-1>

Something odd stands out a mile!

Jun-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <offramp> He plays really well with Black?
Jul-20-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: At the age of five Vladimir Pavlovich heard the doctor saying to his mother that he had a 'weak heart'. Thus he said each morning: <Oops, I'm still alive! It will probably be a very nice day!>

reported by Bent larsen in German chess magazine <Kaissiber>, issue 18 (March-June 2002), p.17

Jun-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nosnibor: His best result would appear to be the 1961 USSR Championship where he finished in the top half and beat both Spassky and Stein. R.I.P. Grandmaster Simagin.
Jun-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: In all his Notable Games, except the win over Petrosian, he plays with the black pieces.
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