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Ilya Leontievich Rabinovich
  
Number of games in database: 265
Years covered: 1909 to 1941

Overall record: +94 -85 =86 (51.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 French Defense (14) 
    C07 C01 C02 C11 C10
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C68 C99 C82 C79 C84
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    D05 A46 D02 E00 A50
 Orthodox Defense (9) 
    D52 D63 D67 D58 D50
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D30 D38 D31 D37
 English (7) 
    A15 A13 A18
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C66 C75 C71 C72 C64
 Orthodox Defense (14) 
    D55 D68 D58 D52 D51
 Slav (10) 
    D11 D10 D19 D13 D18
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A50 D00 D05 A45 D04
 Sicilian (9) 
    B50 B40 B72 B88 B83
 Alekhine's Defense (6) 
    B03 B02 B05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Rabinovich vs L Savitsky, 1934 1-0
   I Rabinovich vs V Makogonov, 1939 1/2-1/2
   I Rabinovich vs Goglidze, 1939 1-0
   Reti vs I Rabinovich, 1925 1/2-1/2
   I Rabinovich vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1932 1-0
   Dus Chotimirsky vs I Rabinovich, 1924 0-1
   S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich, 1934 1/2-1/2
   I Rabinovich vs Kotov, 1939 1/2-1/2
   S Belavenets vs I Rabinovich, 1934 0-1
   Rubinstein vs I Rabinovich, 1925 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   USSR Championship (1933)
   Leningrad (1934)
   USSR Championship (1924)
   Baden-Baden (1925)
   Leningrad/Moscow training (1939)
   USSR Championship (1925)
   Leningrad Championship (1932)
   USSR Championship (1927)
   USSR Championship (1939)
   Moscow (1935)
   Moscow (1925)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1933 by Phony Benoni
   Leningrad 1934 by Phony Benoni
   USSR Championship 1924 by Phony Benoni


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ILYA LEONTIEVICH RABINOVICH
(born May-11-1891, died Apr-23-1942, 50 years old) Russia

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Ilya Leontievich (aka Elias) Rabinovich was born in St. Petersburg. Joint USSR Champion in 1934, he also won the Leningrad Championship in 1920, 1925 (joint), 1928 and 1940-41. He played in 9 USSR Championships during 1920-1939 sharing the title with Grigory Levenfish in 1934/5 [rusbase-1]. In 1927, he published the first original book in the Russian language devoted to the endgame. He was primarily a positional player. He perished from malnutrition in the siege of Leningrad in 1942.

Wikipedia article: Ilya Rabinovich


 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 265  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich 1-0341909VilniusC49 Four Knights
2. Salwe vs I Rabinovich 0-1441909VilniusD04 Queen's Pawn Game
3. I Rabinovich vs Salwe  1-0561909VilniusC44 King's Pawn Game
4. Dus Chotimirsky vs I Rabinovich 0-1231909VilniusD00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. I Rabinovich vs Salwe  1-0331909VilniusC30 King's Gambit Declined
6. L Estrin vs I Rabinovich  ½-½361912RUS-chBC66 Ruy Lopez
7. K M Rausch von Traubenberg vs I Rabinovich 1-0261912RUS-chBD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. I Rabinovich vs S M Globus  1-0261912RUS-chBA84 Dutch
9. I Rabinovich vs Hromadka  ½-½491912RUS-chBB01 Scandinavian
10. I Rabinovich vs A Selezniev  1-0261914Triberg 1415C10 French
11. I Rabinovich vs S Vainshtein  1-0471914Triberg 1415D33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. I Rabinovich vs Flamberg 0-1311914Triberg 1415C53 Giuoco Piano
13. I Rabinovich vs A Selezniev 1-0241914Triberg 1415B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
14. I Rabinovich vs A Selezniev 1-0311914Triberg 1415C28 Vienna Game
15. I Rabinovich vs S Vainshtein 1-0171914Triberg 1415C33 King's Gambit Accepted
16. Alekhine vs I Rabinovich 0-1491914Exhibition GameC66 Ruy Lopez
17. Bogoljubov vs I Rabinovich 1-03719141st Tournament of Interned Russian PlayersC66 Ruy Lopez
18. I Rabinovich vs B Maliutin  1-0351916TribergD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. I Rabinovich vs Fahrni  1-0501916TribergD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Bogoljubov vs I Rabinovich 1-0311917TribergE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
21. A Kubbel vs I Rabinovich  1-0621920USSR ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
22. I Rabinovich vs N Pavlov-Pianov  1-0551920USSR ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
23. I Rabinovich vs Alekhine 0-1391920USSR ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
24. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs I Rabinovich  0-1531921PetrogradC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
25. I Rabinovich vs J Zverev  ½-½531922Ch LeningradD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 265  PGN Download
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Apr-20-06  BIDMONFA: Ilya Leontievich Rabinovich

RABINOVICH, Ilya L.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/rabinovich....
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Apr-20-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I like this bit in the bio: "Primarily a positional player he perished in the siege of Leningrad in 1942."

Did the tactical players survive?

Apr-20-06  dbquintillion: <offramp> good question. you'd think that a long, slow squeeze like the siege of leningrad would be precisely the sort of thing a positional player would be prepared for. perhaps the tactical players sacced some of their colleagues to maneuver their way out.
Apr-20-06  MR. NIMZO: Ilya Leontievich Rabinovich beat George Salwe 3 to 0
Apr-20-06  MR. NIMZO: Ilya Leontievich Rabinovich -- NOTABLE GAMES:

Rubinstein vs I Rabinovich, 1925 0-1

Alekhine vs I Rabinovich, 1914 0-1

Botvinnik vs I Rabinovich, 1938 0-1

I Rabinovich vs Bogoljubov, 1925 1-0

Spielmann vs I Rabinovich, 1925 0-1

I Rabinovich vs Capablanca, 1925 1/2-1/2

Keres vs I Rabinovich, 1939 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs I Rabinovich, 1939 1/2-1/2

Apr-20-06  jonny: yo
Oct-19-08  Xeroxx: <yo>

yoyo

Feb-01-09  Karpova: In 1920 he beat Peter Romanovsky in a match by the score of 6.0-2.0 (+5 -1 =2): http://www.geocities.com/al2055km/m...
Mar-01-09  great uncle bulgaria: dude looks like a chick

damn hot though

Sep-08-12  Karpova: Rabinovich won a Leningrad Masters Tournament in 1934 (all Leningrad masters except for Botvinnik participated):

1. Rabinovich 10.5
2. Ragozin 9.0
3. Chekhover 8.0
4-7. Lisitsin 7.5
4-7. Levenfish 7.5
4-7. Romanovsky 7.5
4-7. Savitsky 7.5
8. Alatortsev 7.0
9-10. Duz Chotimirsky 5.5
9-10. Rosenthal 5.5
11. Sosin 5.0
12-13. Gotthilf 4.0
12-13. Model 4.0
14. Rokhlin 2.5

From page 237 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-08-13  Karpova: North-West-Russia Championship tournament in Leningrad, 1926:

1. I Rabinowitsch 8.0
2. Iljin-Schenewski 7.5
3. M Botvinnik 6.5
4. Model 3.5
5. Golubew 2.5
6. M Kagan 2.0

The games between the 1st 3 players ended all drawn. Their respective results against Model decided the final ranking.

From page 362 of the November-December 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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