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Victor Davidovich Baturinsky
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1935 to 1950
Overall record: +1 -8 =2 (18.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-27-1914, died Dec-21-2002, 88 years old) Russia
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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Capablanca vs V Baturinsky ½-½271935SimulB83 Sicilian
2. V Baturinsky vs Smyslov 0-1341938Moscow-chC45 Scotch Game
3. V Baturinsky vs Ufimtsev  ½-½621945Ch URS (1/2 final)A53 Old Indian
4. Bronstein vs V Baturinsky 1-0401945Ch URS (1/2 final)C07 French, Tarrasch
5. V Baturinsky vs P Romanovsky 0-1351945MoscowE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. V Baturinsky vs B Verlinsky  0-1491945URS-sfD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Smyslov vs V Baturinsky 0-1411946Moscow ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
8. V Baturinsky vs Simagin 0-1471946Ch MoscowB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
9. V Baturinsky vs Bronstein 0-1331946Moscow ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. Kotov vs V Baturinsky 1-0611946Moscow ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Petrosian vs V Baturinsky  1-0351950Spartak vs. DynamoE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-01-05  MidnightDuffer: Viktor Baturinsky was once the Vice President of the USSR Chess Federation and former director of Moscow's Chess Club. He headed up Karpov's delegation in '78 & '81. A former Secret Police official and the author of a number of chess books, Colonel Baturinsky passed away 12-21-2002.

Apparently, the 1978 World Championship had some; how should I say, had some odd twists to it, perhaps circus atmosphere would be a proper description. This link may take you to some information on that championship when Baturinsky was in charge of Karpov's delegation.

May-07-05  Catfriend: Baturinski was the head of Karpov's delegations in the matches 1974-1984. He wrote about it a book, highly biased and often riddiculous but giving Karpov's point of view.
May-12-05  Hesam7: Was not Baturinsky who had a fight with Spassky before the 1972 match? I think that he worked with Spassky for a long time.
May-13-05  Catfriend: I think you're confusing him with somebody else, but perhaps he was reluctant to mention Spassky's name in an official Soviet book after Spassky decided not to return to the USSR.
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  Benzol: Wasn't his nickname "Cuddles"?

I remember reading that Spassky lost confidence in Baturinsky just before the 1972 against Fischer.

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  stoy: I understand that Viktor Davidovich was a military prosecutor in the Stalin era who sent many men to their deaths. He was not a nice guy.
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  brankat: Mr.Baturinsky did a lot for the Soviet chess.

R.I.P. Victor Davidovich.

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