Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

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) 
    D46 D48 D44 D45 D49
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E42 E46 E23 E56
 Catalan (4) 
    E03 E06 E08
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D98 D94 D74 D75 D89
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C77 C98 C96 C90 C97
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E45 E51 E34 E22 E53
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C98 C96 C90 C97 C91
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Novotelnov vs Smyslov, 1951 1-0
   Novotelnov vs Boleslavsky, 1947 1/2-1/2
   Geller vs Novotelnov, 1949 0-1
   Novotelnov vs A Konstantinov, 1951 1-0

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

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

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Nikolay Novotelnov
Search Google for Nikolay Novotelnov

(born Dec-14-1911, died Dec-30-2006, 95 years old) Russia
[what is this?]
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. L Shamaev vs Novotelnov  0-140 1947 URS-ch sfA24 English, Bremen System with ...g6
3. A Tsvetkov vs Novotelnov  0-138 1947 MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
4. Novotelnov vs Bondarevsky ½-½88 1947 MoscowE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
5. Novotelnov vs Keres 1-046 1947 MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Ragozin vs Novotelnov  ½-½64 1947 MoscowC77 Ruy Lopez
7. Novotelnov vs V Saigin  0-144 1947 URS-ch sfE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
8. P Trifunovic vs Novotelnov  1-032 1947 MoscowE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
9. Novotelnov vs Boleslavsky  ½-½43 1947 MoscowE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
10. Furman vs Novotelnov  1-041 1947 URS-ch sfD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
11. Novotelnov vs Sokolsky  ½-½21 1947 MoscowE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
12. Novotelnov vs Smyslov  ½-½18 1947 MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
13. C Kottnauer vs Novotelnov 0-126 1947 MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
14. Botvinnik vs Novotelnov 1-055 1947 MoscowD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
15. Novotelnov vs K Plater  1-069 1947 MoscowA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Kotov vs Novotelnov 1-057 1947 MoscowD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
17. Kholmov vs Novotelnov  0-152 1947 MoscowC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. Pachman vs Novotelnov  ½-½50 1947 MoscowC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. Novotelnov vs Gligoric 1-032 1947 MoscowD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
20. I Pogrebissky vs Novotelnov 0-148 1949 URS-ch sfB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. Nezhmetdinov vs Novotelnov 1-035 1949 Tbilisi ch-URS sfB83 Sicilian
22. Novotelnov vs Chistiakov 0-122 1949 URS-ch sfA80 Dutch
23. I Aramanovich vs Novotelnov  ½-½41 1949 URS-ch sfC47 Four Knights
24. Novotelnov vs Kholmov  ½-½30 1949 URS-ch sfD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Novotelnov vs G Ilivitsky  1-053 1949 URS-ch sfD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 95  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Novotelnov wins | Novotelnov loses  

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!
Premium Chessgames Member
  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


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

<Novotyelnov> is on the right:

Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen: <Nikolay Novotelnov>

Correct pronunciation of his name-

Audio/visual file:

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2016, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies