Number of games in database: 186
Years covered: 1946 to 1979
Overall record: +54 -81 =51 (42.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
K Klaman vs Kholmov, 1949 1/2-1/2
K Klaman vs Chistiakov, 1949 1-0
K Klaman vs Gurgenidze, 1957 1-0
Keres vs K Klaman, 1947 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
USSR Championship (1957)
USSR Championship (1947)
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(born Dec-23-1917, died Oct-05-1985, 67 years old) Russia
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|Konstantin Alexandrovich Klaman was Leningrad champion in 1962-63 and helped train Boris Spassky in 1961.|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 186
|1. L Potucek vs K Klaman
|| ||0-1||33||1946||Leningrad-Prague||C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense|
|2. Boleslavsky vs K Klaman
|| ||1-0||25||1946||RSFSR Ch||D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran|
|3. K Klaman vs L Potucek
||1-0||33||1946||Leningrad-Prague||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|4. Taimanov vs K Klaman
||1-0||40||1947||USSR ch sf||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|5. K Klaman vs S Zhukhovitsky
|| ||0-1||42||1947||URS-ch sf||B07 Pirc|
|6. Chekhover vs K Klaman
|| ||1-0||40||1947||URS-ch sf||E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation|
|7. N Kopilov vs K Klaman
|| ||1-0||39||1947||URS-ch sf||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|8. V G Kirillov vs K Klaman
|| ||1-0||39||1947||URS-ch sf||C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense|
|9. K Klaman vs A Vasiljev
|| ||½-½||35||1947||URS-ch sf||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|10. K Klaman vs Sokolsky
|| ||1-0||41||1947||Ch URS (1/2 final)||C28 Vienna Game|
|11. K Klaman vs Lisitsin
|| ||0-1||21||1947||URS-ch sf||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. A Batuev vs K Klaman
|| ||0-1||36||1947||URS-ch sf||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|13. K Klaman vs V Zagorovsky
|| ||½-½||58||1947||URS-ch sf||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|14. K Klaman vs V Mikenas
|| ||½-½||40||1947||1/2 final||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|15. K Klaman vs Bronstein
||0-1||42||1947||Ch URS ( 1/2 )||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|16. Aronin vs K Klaman
|| ||1-0||31||1947||URS-ch sf||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|17. Kan vs K Klaman
|| ||½-½||67||1947||USSR Championship||D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|18. K Klaman vs Aronin
|| ||0-1||48||1947||USSR Championship||B20 Sicilian|
|19. Ragozin vs K Klaman
|| ||1-0||40||1947||USSR Championship||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|20. Keres vs K Klaman
||0-1||59||1947||USSR Championship||A16 English|
|21. K Klaman vs Lilienthal
||0-1||48||1947||USSR Championship||C26 Vienna|
|22. P Dubinin vs K Klaman
|| ||½-½||36||1947||USSR Championship||C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense|
|23. K Klaman vs Smyslov
||½-½||19||1947||USSR Championship||A47 Queen's Indian|
|24. Bronstein vs K Klaman
|| ||1-0||56||1947||USSR Championship||D23 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|25. K Klaman vs Alatortsev
|| ||½-½||41||1947||USSR Championship||A47 Queen's Indian|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 186
|Jan-25-05|| ||Benzol: "Klaman, a highly original and daring player, taught me a lot about complicated sacrificial attacks on the king ..." - Boris Spassky |
|Oct-23-05|| ||lopium: It's the same player of the day than yesterday, I think, but finally I'm not sure. Maybe one of his game was the game of the day yesterday!|
|Oct-23-05|| ||Averageguy: <lopium>He was in the puzzle of the day yesterday.|
|Mar-13-06|| ||offramp: Klaman had an unusual 15th USSR Championship in 1947. He finished joint last with 6½ points. But he won two games, Keres vs K Klaman, 1947 and K Klaman vs Bondarevsky, 1947, against the players who finished 1st and 3rd.|
|Aug-29-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Klaman also had an unusual performance in the 1951 Chigorin Memorial tournament. He scored 5.5, but that included a draw with Smylsov, the tournament winner, and victories over Aronin and Taimanov, who finished =2nd.|
|Sep-03-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Source: "Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005|
|Apr-01-11|| ||GrahamClayton: <offramp>Klaman had an unusual 15th USSR Championship in 1947. He finished joint last with 6½ points. But he won two games, Keres vs K Klaman, 1947 and K Klaman vs Bondarevsky, 1947, against the players who finished 1st and 3rd.|
Klaman also drew with Smyslov and Tolush, thus scoring 3/5 against the top 5 finishers:
|Aug-17-11|| ||whiteshark: Here is an old picture of him: http://img0.liveinternet.ru/images/...|
|Dec-23-11|| ||brankat: A renowned theoretician and a fine teacher/coach.
|Aug-29-14|| ||acmilan03c1: His name was actually Konstantin Alexandrovich Klaman. See here: https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9... (I'm sorry, but I can't seem to be able to paste the link any other way).|
Also, I did Google searches, in Russian, with the exact phrases "Константин Александрович Кламан" and "Константин Михайлович Кламан", to make sure, and the first returned almost 50.000 results, whereas the second returned no results at all.
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