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Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk
F Bohatirchuk 
 
Number of games in database: 224
Years covered: 1923 to 1977

Overall record: +94 -51 =79 (59.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B21 B40 B83 B32 B20
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C77 C73 C78 C94 C64
 French Defense (12) 
    C00 C19 C16 C15 C17
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B10 B18 B17 B14 B13
 Sicilian Scheveningen (6) 
    B83 B84 B80 B85
 French Winawer (6) 
    C19 C18 C17 C15 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (31) 
    C73 C75 C71 C68 C62
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 D02 A40 A41 D00
 Old Indian (11) 
    A53 A54 A55
 English, 1 c4 e5 (6) 
    A21 A23 A28
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D31 D30 D35
 King's Indian (5) 
    E69 E67 E94
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1924 0-1
   Rauzer vs F Bohatirchuk, 1934 0-1
   F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1927 1-0
   F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1933 1-0
   F Bohatirchuk vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1938 1-0
   F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1935 1-0
   F Bohatirchuk vs Nenarokov, 1924 1-0
   F Bohatirchuk vs N Kopaev, 1938 1-0
   Lasker vs F Bohatirchuk, 1935 1/2-1/2
   Alatortsev vs F Bohatirchuk, 1935 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1924)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   USSR Championship (1923)
   USSR Championship (1927)
   USSR Championship (1931)
   USSR Championship (1933)
   Moscow (1925)
   Moscow (1935)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1951 Canadian championship by gauer
   USSR Championship 1927 by Phony Benoni
   1949 Canadian championship by gauer
   USSR Championship 1923 by Phony Benoni
   OOO.... Outsiders Outplaying Outstandings by laskereshevsky


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FEDOR PARFENOVICH BOHATIRCHUK
(born Nov-26-1892, died Sep-04-1984, 91 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Canada)
PRONUNCIATION:
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Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He was awarded the IM title in 1954 and the IMC title in 1967. His chess career began by watching Mikhail Chigorin and he won the Kiev Championship in 1910 ahead of Efim Bogoljubov. He finished 3rd in the Russian Championship of 1912 and 3rd in the USSR Championships of 1923 and 1924. In the USSR Championship of 1927 [rusbase-1] he was 1st= with Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky. He achieved clear 2nd (with 7/9) in the 1949 Canadian championship at Arvida and also came 2nd in a USSR Championship qualifying tournament of 1938 - but did not take his place in the finals.

Being a radiologist and director of a research institute he was seconded to a German medical research facility when Kiev fell to the Germans in September 1941. He moved to a number of cities including Krakow, Berlin and Potsdam and finally ended up in the American controlled city of Bayreuth in May 1945. For a time he lived in Munich playing in German chess events under the name of 'Bogenko' so as to avoid repatriation to the USSR.

He emigrated to Canada in 1948 became naturalized and played for Canada in the Olympiad of 1954 (4th board), accumulating 8.5 points out of 15 team games. In his seventies he took up correspondence chess.

References: http://www.olimpbase.org/, http://www.correspondencechess.com/...

Wikipedia article: Fedir Bohatyrchuk


 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 224  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Levenfish vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½551923USSR ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. F Bohatirchuk vs S F Lebedev  1-0381923USSR ChampionshipA55 Old Indian, Main line
3. A Kubbel vs F Bohatirchuk 1-0501923USSR ChampionshipC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
4. P Romanovsky vs F Bohatirchuk 1-0261923USSR ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. F Bohatirchuk vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1-0291923USSR ChampionshipA52 Budapest Gambit
6. F Bohatirchuk vs K Vygodchikov 1-0471923USSR ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
7. F Bohatirchuk vs S Von Freymann  1-0571924USSR ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
8. Bogoljubov vs F Bohatirchuk 1-0251924Petrograd (III USSR Ch.)C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
9. F Bohatirchuk vs I Rabinovich  1-0351924USSR ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
10. Bogoljubov vs F Bohatirchuk  1-0281924USSR ChampionshipA81 Dutch
11. N Grigoriev vs F Bohatirchuk 0-1421924USSR ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
12. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs F Bohatirchuk 0-1521924USSR ChampionshipC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
13. F Bohatirchuk vs P Romanovsky  0-1571924USSR ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. F Bohatirchuk vs Nenarokov 1-0381924USSR ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
15. Levenfish vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½371925MoscowD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
16. F Bohatirchuk vs Tartakower  ½-½621925MoscowB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
17. Spielmann vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½211925MoscowC26 Vienna
18. F Bohatirchuk vs N Zubarev  1-0241925MoscowC12 French, McCutcheon
19. Saemisch vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½471925MoscowD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. F Bohatirchuk vs Bogoljubov ½-½711925MoscowB40 Sicilian
21. S B Gotthilf vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½541925MoscowD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
22. F Bohatirchuk vs Capablanca 0-1281925MoscowB83 Sicilian
23. Lasker vs F Bohatirchuk 1-0321925MoscowC87 Ruy Lopez
24. F Bohatirchuk vs P Romanovsky  ½-½121925MoscowC48 Four Knights
25. Gruenfeld vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½541925MoscowA80 Dutch
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 224  PGN Download
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Oct-30-08  Karpova: C.N. 5816 shows a photograph of Bohatirchuk's grave (taken by Irene Ben-Tchavtchavadze) and Yakov Zusmanovich writes: <Currently I am cooperating with Sergey Voronkov on his book about Bohatirchuk. We are going to re-issue Bohatirchuk’s volume 'Moi zhiznenny put’ k Vlasovu i Prazhskomu Manifestu', which was published in Russian in San Francisco in 1978. In addition to Bohatirchuk’s own text, the book will include a collection of his games, articles and documents. There will be an extensive introduction by Boris Spassky.>

Readers who can help him (they <are particularly interested in the games from Bohatirchuk’s match against Stepan Popel in Cracow and from a tournament in Radom. Both events took place in 1944.>) should contact Edward Winter.

Source: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Dec-11-08  Karpova: Ludek Pachman: <However, while reminiscing about those days I find some consolation in the knowledge that I conducted debates of this type only with people who lived in safety and have not harmed a single person who lived under our system. Precisely because of this I am now meeting in exile people of whom I must ask forgiveness for my past remarks. This I would also like to do in our case.

When in your reply to my article in "CHESS" you made me an offer to come to Canada, where you would help me, I used to consider it a mockery. Only later it became clear to me that your invitation was a serious and sincere expression of your noble character and your true love for a fellow human.>

From a letter to Fedor Bohatirchuk (26 January 1979, originally written in German) printed on pages 156-157 of "CHESS", April 1980.

Source: Edward Winter's "Pachman, Bohatirchuk and Politics", 2003. Link: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Dec-15-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  maxi: What is the evidence for Bohatirchuk being the role model for Dr. Zhivago in Pasternak's novel?
Feb-14-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Here is a link to his xl wiki-bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_...
Mar-07-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Anything yet on those games from Prague 1944 that <Gypsy> mentioned on page 1 of this thread or have the wheels stopped on the project?
Mar-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <Gypsy: At one point I came accross a thought that a soviet-style system could have succeeded if it were composed of people like Botvinnik. The flaw of that thought is that Botvinnik would not stand another Botvinnik in the same land. He took a resolute preemptive action against any, real or perceived challenge to his top-dog possition (Levenfish, Bronstein, ...) When Botvinnik did not feel challenged, he was a humorless but benevolent king. Most understood that and kept safe by giving Botvinnik wide berth (Ragozin, Flohr, Keres, ...). ..>

Despite everything that is said about this bloke - and I know Stalin was a bad egg - but this Bohatirchuk may have collaborated withe Nazis..which would make it understandable that Botvinnik wasn't keen on him... or his book published by (and for?) the Nazis...also these chess rivalries lead to statements such as "hang him" etc but it is heresay - Botters was probably a bit grumpy but this doesn't necess. mean he was evil.

And the model for Zhivago? Sounds as as though the bloke romanticised himself... also... was he that good?

Still it is very interesting.

Mar-15-09  rchczrms: This guy looks like Chaplin without the hat.
Mar-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: I don't want to steal anyones thunder or rain on anybodys parade and I'm not even sure about its authenticity but I found the following gamescore.

[Event "?"]
[Site "Prague, Czechoslovakia"]
[Date "1944.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Pachman, Ludek"]
[Black "Bohatirchuk, Fedor P"]
[ECO "B95"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "78"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qf3 Be7 8.O-O-O Nbd7 9.Be2 Qc7 10.Qg3 O-O 11.h4 Kh8 12.f4 Nc5 13.Bf3 Bd7 14.e5 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ng8 16.Bf4 Rfd8 17.h5 h6 18.Rhe1 Be8 19.Qf2 Rd7 20.Rd2 Rad8 21.Red1 Bf8 22.g4 Ne7 23.Qe3 Qb6 24.g5 Nf5 25.Nxf5 exf5 26.gxh6 gxh6 27.Nd5 Qe6 28.Kb1 Ne4 29.Bxe4 fxe4 30.Qxe4 f5 31.Qf3 Bf7 32.c4 Qc6 33.Qc3 Be6 34.Qb3 b5 35.cxb5 axb5 36.Qc3 Qb7 37.Ne3 Qe4+ 38.Nc2 Rxd2 39.Bxd2 Rc8 0-1

Perhaps someone can tell us if it's really the game they played in Prague in 1944 that <Gypsy> alluded to on page one of this thread.

Apr-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <Benzol> Yes, that is the Game 1 of the 1944 Match that Bohatirchuk won (7.5-0.5) against the local masters in Prague (Pachman: "Eight games by GM Bogatyrchuk").

Pachman spoiled the game in time scramble; control was at move 38, if I recall correctly.

--

I do hope that those games will get published soon.

Apr-13-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <... or his book published by (and for?) the Nazis ...>

I may be the source of a misconception here. Just to make it clear: The "book" (8-Games of GM Bohatirchuk) were notes/pamphlet personally typewritten by Pachman, sometime during the Winter of 1944/45. Nazi propaganda and or printing resources had really nothing to do with it. (We just did not know what it was til a copy was discovered by IM Gerard Welling.)

Jul-19-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: A thorough biography can be seen at:

http://www.correspondencechess.com/...

Nov-26-10  Antiochus: Fyodor reached his second soviet title with brilliant tactics: F Bohatirchuk vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1938
F Bohatirchuk vs S Belavenets, 1938
F Bohatirchuk vs N Kopaev, 1938
Jun-12-11  beatgiant: Where can I see some of his games before 1923 (earliest in this site as of now)?
Jun-12-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <beatgiant> I've looked on two other sites, and they also have no games earlier than 1923.
Jun-13-11
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  TheFocus: Here is an consutation game against Capablanca from 1914.

Bogoljubow, E., Bogatirchuk, F., & Evensson, A. – Capablanca Queen’s Gambit Declined
Kiev, March 5, 1914

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 O-O 7.Rc1 b6 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Qa4 Bb7 10.Ba6 Bxa6 11.Qxa6 c5 12.O-O c4 13.Rfd1 Qc8 14.Qxc8 Raxc8 15.Ne5 Rfd8 16.Nb5 a6 17.Na7 Rc7 18.Nac6 Nxe5! 19.Nxe7+ Rxe7 20.dxe5 Rxe5 21.Bxf6 gxf6 22.Rxc4 dxc4 23.Rxd8+ Kg7 24.Kf1 Ra5 25.Rd6 b5 26.a3 c3 27.bxc3 Rxa3 28.g4 a5 29.Rb6 Rb3 30.Ra6 Ra3 31.Rb6 Rxc3 32.Rxb5 Rc1+ 33.Kg2 a4 34.Ra5 Ra1 35.Ra6 Kg6 36.h4 Kg7 37. Ra8 a3 38.Kf3 Ra2 39.Ra6 Ra1 40.Kf4 Ra2 41.f3 Rh2 42.Kg3 Ra2 43.h5 Ra1 44.Kf4 Ra2 45.Ke4 h6 46.f4 Rg1 47.Rxa2 Rxg4 48.Kf5 Rg3 49.e4 Rg1 50.Rh2 Rg3 51.Rh4 Re3 52.Rg4 Kf8 53.Rg1 Re2 54.Rg3 Re1 draw.

Jun-15-11  beatgiant: <TheFocus>
Very interesting; thanks!
Jul-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Bohatirchuk and the Mrs.

(Olga)

http://www.canadianchess.info/image...

Sep-04-13  KlingonBorgTatar: RIP Fedor Parfenovich.
Jan-17-14  Conrad93: Haha, 3-0 against Botvinnik.
Apr-03-14  Everett: <The suffix “-chuk” (or -chuck or -czyk) denoted either the son of, or an apprentice to the blacksmith. It is somewhat similar in commonality to English surname Smith.>

From wiki. Never knew that meaning. Ivanchuk has been hammering out some awesome chess recently har har har.

Apr-03-14
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  perfidious: <Everett> In 1979, I lost a game to the strong Montreal player George Levtchouk. One supposes there is at least a chance that -chouk comes to the same sort of thing.
Apr-03-14  Everett: <perfidious> no shame in that loss; you were obviously hammered into sterner stuff!
Aug-02-15
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  offramp: <Everett: <The suffix “-chuk” (or -chuck or -czyk) denoted either the son of, or an apprentice to the blacksmith. It is somewhat similar in commonality to English surname Smith.> From wiki. Never knew that meaning. Ivanchuk has been hammering out some awesome chess recently har har har.>

Well if -chuk means Smith, and we all know that Ivan is a Russian version of John, then Vassily Ivanchuk 's surname means "John Smith".

Jun-01-16
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  diagonal: biography (no new information if you have followed the chessgames postings, but an easy to read summary of his life, working & chess career, including Bohartirchuk's games against Botvinnik): http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/HTML/ga...
Jun-02-16  posoo: Dis man looks INSANE and UNSTABILE. It is a relef dat he is NOT one of my frends

DOS HE SMASH?

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