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Vladimir Antoshin
Number of games in database: 753
Years covered: 1951 to 1988

Overall record: +243 -171 =332 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (52) 
    E94 E92 E75 E91 E60
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E12 E17 E15 E14 E18
 Nimzo Indian (37) 
    E46 E53 E55 E54 E56
 Modern Benoni (34) 
    A56 A61 A70 A65 A67
 Grunfeld (31) 
    D91 D97 D72 D71 D90
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D37 D35 D30 D36 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (72) 
    C96 C87 C82 C92 C99
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (49) 
    C96 C87 C92 C99 C85
 Nimzo Indian (42) 
    E52 E59 E54 E48 E24
 Philidor's Defense (42) 
 Semi-Slav (30) 
    D43 D46 D45 D47
 Sicilian (29) 
    B45 B29 B22 B23 B44
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Antoshin vs B Rabar, 1964 1-0
   I Samarin vs Antoshin, 1985 0-1
   Tolush vs Antoshin, 1956 0-1
   Tal vs Antoshin, 1957 1/2-1/2
   Antoshin vs J Kostro, 1971 1-0
   F Zita vs Antoshin, 1965 0-1
   Antoshin vs Kasparian, 1955 1-0
   O Dementiev vs Antoshin, 1970 0-1
   Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 0-1
   Lisitsin vs Antoshin, 1956 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow (1963)
   USSR Championship (1956)
   USSR Championship (1955)
   USSR Championship (1967)
   USSR Championship (1970)
   USSR Championship (1957)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow 1963 by sneaky pete
   Budapest Tungsram 1973 by suenteus po 147
   1968 Capablanca memorial by gauer
   The Big Clamp for Black by kenilworthian

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(born May-14-1929, died May-13-1994, 64 years old) Russia

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Vladimir Sergeyevich Antoshin was born in Moscow. He was awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1964. As a young man Vladimir was a high achiever, principally as part of the USSR's highly successful Student Olympiad team of 1954-56. The team won the silver medal at the first ever Student Olympiad in Oslo 1954 and then took gold medals at Lyons 1955 and at Uppsala 1956.(1) He also won 1st prize at the International tournament at Zinnowitz in 1966, scoring +8 =6 -1, taking first place ahead of Wolfgang Uhlmann.

Antoshin became a tournament organiser and trainer to the USSR Olympiad team, maintained a second career as a technical designer, and (according to Mark Taimanov) had strong links with the KGB.(2)

Antoshin chose to play correspondence chess throughout the 1950s, culminating in his winning the USSR Correspondence Championship of 1960. He was a noted opening theorist and has opening variations in the Philidor and Dutch named after him.

(1) Wikipedia article: Vladimir Antoshin

(2) The Soviet Championships. Cadogan Chess. p. 92. ISBN 1-85744-201-6.

Last updated: 2017-03-19 17:04:11

 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 753  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Antoshin  1-033 1951 URS-ch sfD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
2. Boleslavsky vs Antoshin 1-027 1951 URS-ch sfD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
3. Antoshin vs Y Shaposhnikov 1-031 1951 URS-ch sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. G Ilivitsky vs Antoshin 1-026 1951 URS-ch sfA81 Dutch
5. E S Stoliar vs Antoshin  0-144 1952 URS-ch sfC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
6. Ravinsky vs Antoshin 0-145 1952 Moscow-chC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
7. Antoshin vs Averbakh 1-035 1952 Moscow-chB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
8. E Korchmar vs Antoshin  0-126 1952 URS-ch sfA08 King's Indian Attack
9. V Glotov vs Antoshin  1-040 1952 Moscow-chA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
10. B Baranov vs Antoshin  0-155 1952 Moscow-chE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. Antoshin vs B Goldenov  1-048 1952 URS-ch sfA06 Reti Opening
12. Antoshin vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½41 1952 Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
13. Antoshin vs Kotov  ½-½26 1952 RUSB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. Antoshin vs V Liublinsky  1-026 1952 Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
15. Estrin vs Antoshin  1-088 1952 Moscow-chC41 Philidor Defense
16. Antoshin vs Simagin ½-½89 1952 Ch MoscowA04 Reti Opening
17. Antoshin vs Chistiakov 0-135 1952 Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
18. Antoshin vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-042 1952 Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
19. Antoshin vs Flohr  ½-½37 1952 Ch MoscowB10 Caro-Kann
20. S Kogan vs Antoshin  0-145 1952 Moscow-chE16 Queen's Indian
21. Lilienthal vs Antoshin  ½-½46 1952 Ch MoscowD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Y Gusev vs Antoshin 0-129 1952 Moscow-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Antoshin vs Chistiakov  ½-½58 1953 URS-ch sfC07 French, Tarrasch
24. Simagin vs Antoshin 1-031 1953 Moscow-chE35 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, ed
25. M Beilin vs Antoshin  0-131 1953 Moscow-chC41 Philidor Defense
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  Chessical: Vladimir Antoshin,International Chess Grandmaster (1964), made siginificant contributions to the theory of the Dutch. 10th 22nd USSR championship 1955, 7th 35th USSR Open Championship 1967.
May-21-07  Themofro: Creator of the Antoshin variation of the Bird's Opening, early c3, d3, aiming for Qc2 to back up the e4 push. There has sadly been a varation found that gives black solid equality in it, so not as daring as some other Bird's Opening lines. Still, almost know one knows the black line in it, and it is a fine shock weapon, even if someone is prepared for you playing the Bird's, they WON'T be for you playing the Antoshin. Overall a fine contribution to chess made by this similarly excellent GM.
Mar-20-11  SvetlanaBabe: Yes, he was a very strong player in his day. Known for his hard work and preparation. A good role model.
Apr-22-11  Eastfrisian: Can't find anywhere date and place of death.
Apr-22-11  shivasuri4: Place of death was Moscow,date's unknown.
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  parisattack: One of many under appreciated Soviet GMs of the 40s-50s-60s.
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  Fusilli: <shivasuri4: Place of death was Moscow,date's unknown.> The bio says dead in 1994. Is this in doubt?
May-16-11  shivasuri4: No,but the exact date(not the year) is in doubt.
May-14-12  LoveThatJoker: GM Antoshin, today you are remembered!


May-14-12  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Antoshin

ANTOSHIN, Vladimir

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