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Yakov Geraisimovich Rokhlin
Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 1925 to 1965

Overall record: +8 -21 =12 (34.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

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With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B23 B62 B25 B32 B24
 Slav (6) 
    D15 D11
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Date of birth and date deceased of Yakov Gerasimovich Rokhlin are not clear. Some sources give the 27th of January 1903 as his DOB, others give 1905. It's also not clear if this is the Julian or the Gregorian calendar. He probably died in 1995 but 1997 is also mentioned. He was an IMC, and International Arbiter since 1956.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rokhlin vs Levenfish  0-1321925Ch LeningradA12 English with b3
2. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Rokhlin  1-0411925Leningrad ChB32 Sicilian
3. Rokhlin vs Botvinnik 0-1521926RussiaD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Carlos Torre vs Rokhlin  ½-½371926Leningrad, URSA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Rokhlin vs Carlos Torre  ½-½351926Leningrad, URSD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Rokhlin vs J Golubev  1-0301926Leningrad ChB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. Botvinnik vs Rokhlin 1-0281927LeningradA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. P Romanovsky vs Rokhlin  1-0291927USSR ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
9. Rokhlin vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky  0-1341927USSR ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
10. N Pavlov-Pianov vs Rokhlin  1-0311927USSR ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Rokhlin vs S Von Freymann  1-0531927USSR ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Rokhlin  1-0411928Leningrad ChB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. Rokhlin vs Alatortsev 1-0391929LeningradA44 Old Benoni Defense
14. Alatortsev vs Rokhlin  0-1361929LeningradD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Rauzer vs Rokhlin 1-0351929USSR ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Rokhlin vs Botvinnik 0-1431930RussiaC49 Four Knights
17. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Rokhlin  1-0241930Leningrad-chC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
18. S B Gotthilf vs Rokhlin  ½-½371931Ch LeningradD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Yudovich Sr. vs Rokhlin  1-0331931Ch URS (1/2 final)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Rokhlin vs Levenfish  ½-½381931Ch LeningradB40 Sicilian
21. A Y Model vs Rokhlin  0-1431931Ch LeningradD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. A Kubbel vs Rokhlin  0-1351931Ch LeningradB24 Sicilian, Closed
23. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Rokhlin  1-0241931Ch LeningradC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
24. Rokhlin vs Botvinnik  0-1391933Leningrad mastersA47 Queen's Indian
25. L Savitsky vs Rokhlin  1-0341934LeningradA50 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-13-05  kostich in time: Therre seems to have been an extremely long hiatus in Rokhlins career..where was he..the Gulag?
Jul-10-06  Karpova:

Russian master Yakov Rokhlin was born on 27th January 1905. He played in two Soviet championships (1927 and 1929), but was more known as a prolific chess author and energetic chess organiser and coach. Rokhlin became an International Arbiter in 1956. He was also an International Master at correspondence chess (1967).

Dec-18-11  Resignation Trap: Gaige gives his patronymic name as <Gerasimovich>.
Dec-18-11  King Death: So his father had the first name Gerasimov?
Oct-30-12  stanleys: Rokhlin with Botvinnik and Smyslov during the Moscow's Interzonal/1982

Oct-30-12  stanleys: Polugaevsky, Iosif Vatnikov, Smyslov, Najdorf, Botvinnik and Rokhlin

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  GrahamClayton: Here is Rokhlin turning the tables in a spectacular way against Vladislav Silich in 1929:

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1.♖f8+ ♔h7 2.♗e4+

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2...♕f5! and White resigned, due to either 3. ♖xf5 ♖xh4# or 3. ♗xc6 ♕xh3#.

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  Phony Benoni: <GrahamClayton> I remember this from the introduction to USSR Championship (1929). White could have won with the equally spectacular <2.Qe4+!>.

Oh, why can't we have the full game score?

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  GrahamClayton: <Phony Benoni>Oh, why can't we have the full game score?

The position was highlighted in a tactics book that I have, which didn't have the full score.

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  Phony Benoni: <Graham Clayton> I found it in a online series of reports on the USSR Championships, but no score either.
Jun-23-18  goser: This is his bio from the official site of Russian Chess Federation.
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