Georgy Mikhailovich Lisitsin was born in St Petersburg, Russia. He was Leningrad Champion in 1933-34 (jointly), 1939 and 1947 (jointly) and was awarded the IM title in 1950. He passed away in Leningrad.
The Lisitsin Gambit (1.f3 f5 2.e4) is named after him. A similar line starting 1.f3 f5 2.d3 is sometimes called the Neo-Lisitsin.
GrahamClayton: Lisitsin also finished =1st with Vitaly Chekhover in the 1936 Trades Unions championship tournament in Moscow. He also played in 10 USSR Championship tournaments between 1931 and 1956, finishing =3rd in 1933 and =4th in 1954.
Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, "Oxford Companion to Chess", 2nd edition, OUP, 1992
During the 1954 championship, Lisitsin received a warning from the arbiters due to his constant adjusting of his pieces, which disurbed his opponent's concentration.
Source: Bernard Cafferty and Mark Taimanov, "The Soviet Championship", Cadogan Books, 1998
The two players sitting on the board are not Kmoch and Euwe, but instead Nimzowitsch and Systemsson, during a chess lesson with the theme "how to properly play the opening" to a group of Sovietic chess masters....
Notice the adouring faces of the Bolscevics until the two master are through the lesson by showing theyre famous game
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