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Vitaly Georgievich Tarasov
Number of games in database: 82
Years covered: 1949 to 1996

Overall record: +10 -29 =43 (38.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (6) 
    E62 E79 E81 E77
 Sicilian (5) 
    B29 B47 B52 B90 B65
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A46 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D35 D37
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D74 D94 D85
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C76 C92 C75 C77 C97
 King's Indian (6) 
    E80 E61 E77 E68 E75
 Sicilian (4) 
    B72 B92 B28 B74
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Tarasov vs Korchnoi, 1961 1/2-1/2
   Petrosian vs V Tarasov, 1961 1/2-1/2
   V Tarasov vs Smyslov, 1961 1/2-1/2
   Lepichin vs V Tarasov, 1958 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)
   USSR Championship (1957)

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(born Jan-20-1923, died Jul-05-1977, 54 years old) Russia
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He was Moldovan champion in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1955.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 82  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Tarasov vs Koblents  ½-½191949URS-ch sfA47 Queen's Indian
2. V Tarasov vs Zamikhovsky  1-0581949URS-ch sfD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Ufimtsev vs V Tarasov  ½-½211949URS-ch sfB72 Sicilian, Dragon
4. L Shamaev vs V Tarasov  1-0471949URS-ch sfC25 Vienna
5. V Tarasov vs Taimanov  ½-½211949URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
6. V Tarasov vs Levenfish  ½-½491949URS-ch sfE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
7. V Tarasov vs Ragozin  1-0621950URS-ch sfD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Novotelnov vs V Tarasov  1-0491951URS-ch sfE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
9. V Tarasov vs V Zak  ½-½321951URS-ch sfD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
10. L Shamkovich vs V Tarasov  1-0361951URS-ch sfB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
11. V Tarasov vs Korchnoi  0-1521954URS-ch sfD94 Grunfeld
12. A Bannik vs V Tarasov  ½-½4319542nd Soviet Team CupC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
13. V Tarasov vs Kotov  ½-½8119551/2 finalE10 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Antoshin vs V Tarasov  1-0281955URS-ch 1LB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
15. A Bannik vs V Tarasov  1-0541955URS-ch 1LA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
16. I Livshin vs V Tarasov  0-1601956URS-ch sfA15 English
17. V Tarasov vs A Buslaev 0-1231956Tiflis, GeorgiaE81 King's Indian, Samisch
18. Boleslavsky vs V Tarasov  ½-½381956URS-ch sfC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
19. A Bannik vs V Tarasov  ½-½421956URS-ch sfB08 Pirc, Classical
20. V Tarasov vs Zamikhovsky  1-0291956URS-ch sfE14 Queen's Indian
21. G Borisenko vs V Tarasov  ½-½221956URS-ch sfE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
22. V Tarasov vs Vasiukov  ½-½281956URS-ch sfA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
23. V Tarasov vs Korchnoi 0-1301957USSR ChampionshipB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
24. Nezhmetdinov vs V Tarasov  ½-½201957USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
25. V Tarasov vs Antoshin  ½-½271957USSR ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-25-05  lopium: Maybe an interesting player who played against the best players in the world.
Jun-25-08  Karpova: He died in Omsk, Russia.
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  Benzol: As he died in 1977 the date of the last game here is incorrect or it was played by someone else.
Sep-24-09  returnoftheking: Shared first in the Russian Ch 1960 with GM Taimanov,shared first in the USSR semis 1956 with Nezhmetdinov and Boleslavsky ahead of f.e. Kholmov, Suetin Simagin. His career was probably cut short when his title was taken away after the famous incident with Kholmov and Nezhmetdinov. All were punished for "not sportmanslike behavior" - Tarasov the most.
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  GrahamClayton: <returnoftheking>His career was probably cut short when his title was taken away after the famous incident with Kholmov and Nezhmetdinov. All were punished for "not sportmanslike behavior" - Tarasov the most.

Could you post details of the incident between Tarasov, Kholmov and Nezhnetdinov?

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  Benzol: <GrahamClayton> An excerp from Genna Sosonko's book "Smart Chip from St.Petersburg". Sosonko was interviewing Ratmir Holmov who had this to say

'So it turned out that Bronstein played a World Championship match in '51 and I was disqualified in the same year. For what? We were sitting around at a tournament, that's Tarasov, Nezhmetdinov and me, drinking, and two chicks came up to us. Well, Rashid was kind of in the way, he was about fifteen years older than Tarasov and me. You turn off the tape recorder now, turn it off, can you imagine if my wife reads this... 'Anyway, basically, Rashid was flushed, he was drunk, of course, he went out to the balcony and started throwing crockery off it - vases and plates. When Nezhmetdinov drank he had all kinds of psychoses, he'd lie down under a tram or do some other dumb thing. On this occasion nothing would have happened, other than the noise of the plates, but Kotov had to stick his nose into it. He started asking questions and whatever. There was an uproar, and the police came. To cut a long story short, they summoned all three of us to Moscow, to see Rodionov, who was chairman of the Sports Committee. Nezhmetdinov grovelled before him and they decided to pardon him as he was a party member, but Tarasov and I were disqualified for a year. They also cancelled my stipend, which I received as a member of the national team.'

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Vitaly Tarasov.
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