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Nikolay Novotelnov
Number of games in database: 95
Years covered: 1946 to 1967
Overall record: +29 -40 =26 (44.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (7) 
    E69 E62 E70 E68 E63
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D45 D46 D48 D49 D44
 Catalan (5) 
    E03 E08 E06 E09
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E42 E46 E23 E56
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D98 D94 D75 D89 D74
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C77 C83 C91 C96 C90
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E45 E22 E51 E34 E53
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C91 C96 C90 C97 C98
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Novotelnov vs Smyslov, 1951 1-0
   Geller vs Novotelnov, 1949 0-1
   Novotelnov vs Keres, 1947 1-0
   Novotelnov vs Boleslavsky, 1947 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow (1947)
   USSR Championship (1951)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow 1947 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-14-1911, died Dec-30-2006, 95 years old) Russia
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Nikolay Alexandrovich Novotelnov was born on the 14th (not on the 9th as some other sources state) of December 1911. He was awarded the IM title in 1951. He was RSFSR (Russian Federative Republic) champion in 1947.


Wikipedia article: Nikolay Novotelnov

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Novotelnov vs D Rovner 0-129 1946 Ch URS (1/2 final)E46 Nimzo-Indian
2. Botvinnik vs Novotelnov 1-055 1947 MoscowD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
3. Novotelnov vs K Plater  1-069 1947 MoscowA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kotov vs Novotelnov 1-057 1947 MoscowD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
5. Kholmov vs Novotelnov  0-152 1947 MoscowC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. Pachman vs Novotelnov  ½-½50 1947 MoscowC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. Novotelnov vs Gligoric 1-032 1947 MoscowD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
8. L Shamaev vs Novotelnov  0-140 1947 URS-ch sfA24 English, Bremen System with ...g6
9. A Tsvetkov vs Novotelnov  0-138 1947 MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
10. Novotelnov vs Bondarevsky ½-½88 1947 MoscowE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
11. Novotelnov vs Keres 1-046 1947 MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Ragozin vs Novotelnov  ½-½64 1947 MoscowC77 Ruy Lopez
13. Novotelnov vs V Saigin  0-144 1947 URS-ch sfE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
14. P Trifunovic vs Novotelnov  1-032 1947 MoscowE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
15. Novotelnov vs Boleslavsky  ½-½43 1947 MoscowE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
16. Furman vs Novotelnov  1-041 1947 URS-ch sfD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
17. Novotelnov vs Sokolsky  ½-½21 1947 MoscowE09 Catalan, Closed
18. Novotelnov vs Smyslov  ½-½18 1947 MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
19. C Kottnauer vs Novotelnov 0-126 1947 MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
20. Petrosian vs Novotelnov  1-048 1949 Ch URS (1/2 final)C49 Four Knights
21. Novotelnov vs D Grechkin  0-131 1949 URS-ch sfE70 King's Indian
22. Novotelnov vs A Ebralidze  ½-½45 1949 URS-ch sfD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Novotelnov vs Z Solmanis  ½-½25 1949 URS-ch sfE03 Catalan, Open
24. V Makogonov vs Novotelnov  0-150 1949 URS-ch sfD98 Grunfeld, Russian
25. I Pogrebissky vs Novotelnov 0-148 1949 URS-ch sfB23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-04-05  Runemaster: The winner of today's game of the day had victories against Smyslov, Spassky, Gligoric, Keres, Geller and Flohr, as well as various other GMs. Quite a who's-who!
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  offramp: I once stayed at a Novotel. Don't think I saw him, though.
Apr-04-05  sneaky pete: <offramp> That's why he's called Novotel?no!
Dec-14-06  stanleys: Better later than never - Nikolay Novotelnov celebrated his 95 birthday recently.Want to wish him all the best!

Jun-25-08  vonKrolock: quote: <" Do You know that You are included into the list of the champions of Russia, beginning from A.Alekhine up to Peter <sic> Suidler? You were still the champion of the RSFSR in 1947!

- Yes? Wherefore should we remember it? It seems to me nobody needs it.

- Well, why do you say so? You are a living legend beside Andre Liliental and therefore any reminiscences are needed for the history of chess...

- What is your attitude towards poetry? - He has asked us suddenly. "> Interview (not dated), with a photo, and sample of N.N.'s poetry online here

Dec-09-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Novotelnov!
Jun-06-09  myschkin: . . .

"Poetry is the same as radium output.
A year of work, labors in a gramme.
You are processing for the sake of one only word,
thousand tons of verbal ore!"

Interview (not dated), with a photo, and sample of N.N.'s poetry online here:

thx to captain <krolock> ;)

Dec-09-10  BIDMONFA: Nikolay Novotelnov


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  jessicafischerqueen: Here is a photo of <Novotyelnov> playing <Lisitsin> in Leningrad, 1941- during the German blockade of the city.

<Novotyelnov> is on the right:

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  jessicafischerqueen: <Nikolay Novotelnov>

Correct pronunciation of his name-

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