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Georgiy Stepanov (Schneideman)
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1926 to 1936
Overall record: +1 -6 =1 (18.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1907, died 1941, 34 years old) Russia

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Georgiy Stepanov (later Shneideman). He was executed by Soviet authorities in 1941 after being falsely turned in as a German spy by a fellow player.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Stepanov (Schneideman) vs P Romanovsky 0-1211926Leningrad, USSRE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
2. Botvinnik vs G Stepanov (Schneideman) 1-0341930Leningrad ch-cityD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. B Veinshtein vs G Stepanov (Schneideman)  1-0401931Ch URS (1/2 final)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. G Stepanov (Schneideman) vs A Ebralidze  0-1511931Ch URS (1/2 final)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. G Stepanov (Schneideman) vs Goglidze  ½-½451931Ch URS (1/2 final)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Kan vs G Stepanov (Schneideman) 0-1311931Ch URS (1/2 final)C11 French
7. Konstantinopolsky vs G Stepanov (Schneideman)  1-0251936Trade UnionsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. G Stepanov (Schneideman) vs Lilienthal 0-1571936Ch-D95 Grunfeld
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Anyone know if this is Georgy Schneiderman-Stepanov?

If so he perished in 1941, a victim of the "Terror" and his surname and because of a jealous chess rival.

Jul-29-09  walker: I don't have a clue. Most of the posters here are leftists and I don't believe anyone from the former CCCP will give us an answer.
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  Benzol: IF the player linked in the bio above is the same player then this gamesfile and Shneideman should be merged.
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  MissScarlett: <With the Germans soon at the gates, Leningraders with German-sounding surnames had become a suspect class. It did not help that Shneideman shared his name with a prominent Nazi general. He was soon denounced as a spy and arrested in the autumn of 1941. Before he was shot, Shneideman managed to get a message back to his friends in Leningrad. He denied any wrongdoing, and named the author of his undoing: Petr Romanovskii. During his interrogation, Schneideman had caught a glimpse of the name on the denunciation, and he immediately recognized the distinctive signature from the many times he had seen it written on a chess score sheet.>

<Storming Fortresses: A Political History of Chess in the Soviet Union, 1917-1948> by Michael A. Hudson (September 2013).

Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky

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