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Georgy Bastrikov
Number of games in database: 33
Years covered: 1938 to 1963
Overall record: +8 -19 =6 (33.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1914, died 1979, 65 years old) Russia
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Georgy Vladimirovich Bastrikov

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kotov vs Bastrikov  1-0351938Trade UnionsD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Chekhover vs Bastrikov  1-0381938Trade UnionsB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
3. Ragozin vs Bastrikov 1-0241938Trade UnionsE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
4. Bastrikov vs Alatortsev  1-0451939Trade UnionsC11 French
5. Sokolsky vs Bastrikov 1-0281942SverdlovskB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. Boleslavsky vs Bastrikov  ½-½531942SverdlovskB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. Bastrikov vs Kholmov 0-1311947YaroslavlA30 English, Symmetrical
8. A Bannik vs Bastrikov  1-0491949URS-ch sfB08 Pirc, Classical
9. Bastrikov vs Chekhover  0-1551949URS-ch sfA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. V Mikenas vs Bastrikov  ½-½2619491/2 finalD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Bastrikov vs Dus Chotimirsky  1-0271949URS-ch sfE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. Simagin vs Bastrikov  ½-½481949URS-ch sfD97 Grunfeld, Russian
13. Korchnoi vs Bastrikov 1-0311952MinskB07 Pirc
14. Bastrikov vs Goglidze  0-1391954USSRE16 Queen's Indian
15. Y Shaposhnikov vs Bastrikov 0-1231954White RussiaA57 Benko Gambit
16. Flohr vs Bastrikov  1-0631954URS-ch sfA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
17. Bastrikov vs A Bannik  0-12819542nd Soviet Team CupC15 French, Winawer
18. Bastrikov vs Vasiukov  0-1571955URS-ch 1LB32 Sicilian
19. Bastrikov vs A Bannik  1-0401955URS-ch 1LC45 Scotch Game
20. Kotov vs Bastrikov 1-03619551/2 finalA65 Benoni, 6.e4
21. Bastrikov vs Antoshin  1-0531955URS-ch 1LC41 Philidor Defense
22. A Bannik vs Bastrikov  1-0351957URS-ch sfB41 Sicilian, Kan
23. Boleslavsky vs Bastrikov  ½-½221957URS-ch sfB32 Sicilian
24. A Reshko vs Bastrikov  1-0501957URS-ch sfA37 English, Symmetrical
25. Vasiukov vs Bastrikov  1-0791957URS-ch sfB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
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Oct-08-09  tranquil simplicity: HI! There seems to be very scant or no info at all about a very strong Chess player (GM?) with a line named after him (Sicilian Taimanov- Bastrikov Variation). ANY INFO??
Dec-23-10  Maatalkko: Ditto the request for info. His Taimanov sub-system, if indeed it is his, is pretty crucial.
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  zanzibar: <CT> has 153 of his games:

I think <365chess> has 128 games:

Here's his chessmetrics page:

I wonder if this player on OlimpBase is the same?

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  zanzibar: Checking against the 1990 edition of the Russian Chess Encyclopedia, there are just three minor entries for this player (and no dedicated entry, unfortunately).

He gets an acknowledgement for being a coach in the 1950-60's:

<Advances players PC FS P in dec. All-Union. and int. sortions in many ways due to the fruitful work of the coaches: in 1950-60 gg.-

S. Asaturyana, <G. Bastrikova>, J. Bondarevsky V. Golenishcheva, N. Krogius, Alexander Livshits, Nezhmetdinov;

in 1970-80th gg.- O. Averkina, Gratvola L. Yu Gurfin-Nickel, B. Korea, Yu Meshkov Ya Rusakova, MA Soloviev, M. Sher et al.>

Not such bad company.

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  zanzibar: OK, I found a good source, in Russian:


<Georgy was one of the first to Sverdlovsk chess players left on the All-Union arena before the war time. He became a member of many championships and the RSFSR THE USSR. He was the head coach for Russian junior team. With his involvement lot of Sverdlovsk, in different years, the speakers for the team later became masters.
Chess a wide range of creative, always had many
fresh original ideas in the opening, it is because of its charm He has high vain to convince their pets on the team.
Gentle man of good humor, witty conversationalist, joyous, He has excellent organizational qualities. He was respected and loved by all players. His whole life is connected with chess society "Spartacus" for which he has performed in competitions and where he worked in the last years of his life.
Georgy was one of the first leaders
Chess Club Sverdlovsk Palace of Pioneers and schoolchildren 1939 to 1941. His appearance was always impressive and ... Deceptive. With slow flowing movements, huge
expressive eyes, he inspired the youth chess
piety and unconditional trust. But outside
good humor at the chessboard, we observed this
uncompromising fighter.
Interesting memories Y. Rebrov in "Chess Review» №9 (1989) in the article "How young we were ...", where he writes about the arrival of a Bastrikova performances in Magadan in the 50s, "came the master Bastrikov GV - His name at the time was fairly well known. - … AT Magadan guest performed successfully, crushing many
participants in sessions out of the competition by winning the championship of the Magadan playing field and triumphantly with the best set of pyatiminutok Magadan chess. Overweight, with large features and
unhurried inhibited movements, he calmly
click your clock, and it seemed nothing could bring it out state of complacency and serenity of Indian yoga. But when him get into a bad situation, or to remain without the material, both from This tranquility and not a trace. In the eyes appeared determination, he forcefully clear rearranged the figures, with bang shook the long-suffering, and even watches are clearly marked second chin disappear somewhere. From such willful head the opponent loses, he began to think in the easiest positions and usually something substituted a ".
Chess acute, enterprising style, he was a great master for all sorts of inventions and traps.
Georgy traveled around the country, lecturing and
simul to residents of Uzbekistan and
Turkmenistan, the Far North and Kamchatka and, of course, the Urals. AT chess he most appreciated the beauty and always sought to initiative.
The title "Master of Sports" was awarded in 1958.
The last years of his life led the chess club is not
hearing players.
Georgy was one of the best trainers in Russia
Included in the Book of Remembrance of the Ministry of Sports of the Sverdlovsk region under the number 94
Known in the recent past, the master George Sverdlovsk Bastrikov once uttered: "When I play the first party - I angry when the second - fierce, and when the third - I was "ready finally! ">

It also has a low quality photo of the man, and a few of his games, annotated.

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  zanzibar: And here is a pdf with 163 of his games, perhaps the most definitive source?


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  zanzibar: There's also this scanned image:


But it isn't OCR'ed, so I can't translate.

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  zanzibar: One of his very last photographs can be found here:

(Much better quality than the previous)

It also includes some commentary on the man. E.g.

<"In chess, according Rashkovsky Uncle Jora [Bastrikov] most valued beauty and has always sought to initiative. Sam tried to play schemes and demanded it from his pupils. He has always been carefully analyzed in the reserve side options or the most popular sequel, which often wound up rivals to a standstill. People usually start to worry, make mistakes, and easy enough to Bastrikov sought in such parties victorious outcome.>

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  zanzibar: A fantastic picture of him, from the 1938 All-Leningrad ch can be found here:

I believe Bastrikov is playing Black, and is sitted on the right, facing away.

Here's the game:

<[Event "Trade Union Leningrad Championship"] [Site "Leningrad, USSR"]
[Date "1938.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Mazel, Isaak"]
[Black "Bastrikov, Georgy"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D10b"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 Qxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Qa5 6.Bd2 Qb6 7.Qc2 Bg4 8.Na4 Qc7 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.Nxg4 Nxg4 11.e4 e5 12.d5 Rc8 13.dxc6 Qxc6 14. Qxc6 Rxc6 15.Bb5 Rc7 16.O-O Bd6 17.Rfd1 Ke7 18.Nc3 Ngf6 19.Bg5 Nb6 20.a4 a5 21.Ne2 h6 22.Ng3 Ke6 23.Nf5 Bf8 24.Bxf6 Kxf6 25.Rd8 Rc8 26. Rad1 g6 27.Ne3 Bc5 28.Rxc8 Rxc8 29.Ng4+ Ke6 30.Nxh6 f5 31.exf5+ gxf5 32.g4 fxg4 33.Nxg4 Bd4 34.b3 Rc3 35.Rd3 Rc2 36.Kg2 Rb2 37.Kg3 Nd5 38. Bc4 Kd6 39.h4 Ne7 40.Rf3 e4 41.Rf4 Be5 42.Nxe5 Kxe5 43.Kg4 Rb1 44.Rf7 Rg1+ 45.Kh3 Nf5 46.Rxb7 Nd4 47.Re7+ Kf4 48.Rf7+ Ke5 49.Rf8 Nf3 50.Be2 Nd4 51.Bc4 Nf3 52.Be2 Nd4 53.f4+ exf3 54.Bxf3 Nf5 55.Re8+ Kf6 56.Rf8+ Ke6 57.Be4 Nd6 58.Bh7 Rh1+ 59.Kg4 Rg1+ 60.Kh3 Ke5 61.Ra8 Kf4 0-1>

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It appears that White is winning, so one might assume that Mazel lost on time (or mistakenly resigned).

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