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Dmitry Osipovich Rovner
Number of games in database: 35
Years covered: 1931 to 1957

Overall record: +7 -21 =7 (30.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

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   Novotelnov vs D Rovner, 1946 0-1
   D Rovner vs Korchnoi, 1945 1-0

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(born Jan-08-1908, died Apr-19-1986, 78 years old) Russia

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Dmitry Osipovich Rovner was joint Leningrad champion in 1937.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Romanovsky vs D Rovner  1-0351931Leningrad-chA04 Reti Opening
2. D Rovner vs Chekhover  0-1381938Trade UnionsB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
3. P Dubinin vs D Rovner 1-0521938URS-ch sfE08 Catalan, Closed
4. Konstantinopolsky vs D Rovner  0-1311938URS-ch sfA15 English
5. D Rovner vs F Bohatirchuk  1-0491938URS-ch sfC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
6. V A Vasiliev vs D Rovner 1-0651938Trade UnionsE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. Ragozin vs D Rovner 1-0511938Trade UnionsB10 Caro-Kann
8. V A Vasiliev vs D Rovner  ½-½451938Trade UnionsD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
9. Dus Chotimirsky vs D Rovner  ½-½241938URS-ch sfA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. D Rovner vs Kotov  0-1281938URS Ch sfA14 English
11. D Rovner vs Kotov  1-0571938Trade UnionsC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
12. D Rovner vs B Verlinsky  ½-½301938URS-ch sfC12 French, McCutcheon
13. S Von Freymann vs D Rovner 1-0301938URS-ch sfB50 Sicilian
14. Panov vs D Rovner  1-0401941Ch URS (1/2 final)C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. Ragozin vs D Rovner 0-1391941Ch URS (1/2 final)A27 English, Three Knights System
16. D Rovner vs Korchnoi 1-0201945LeningradC45 Scotch Game
17. Novotelnov vs D Rovner 0-1291946Ch URS (1/2 final)E46 Nimzo-Indian
18. Ufimtsev vs D Rovner  1-0621947URS-ch sfA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
19. Simagin vs D Rovner 1-0281949URS-ch sfE14 Queen's Indian
20. Dus Chotimirsky vs D Rovner  0-1391949URS-ch sfA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
21. D Rovner vs A Bannik  ½-½311949URS-ch sfE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
22. D Rovner vs V Mikenas  0-1401949URS-ch sfE00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Chekhover vs D Rovner  ½-½221949URS-ch sfA30 English, Symmetrical
24. L Shamkovich vs D Rovner  ½-½531950URS-ch sfA25 English
25. Flohr vs D Rovner 1-0321950URS-ch sfA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
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Nov-30-06  The Backward Pawn: Is this player of the day still alive? If so he's got his 99th birthday coming up in a little over a month.
Nov-30-10  BIDMONFA: Dmitry Osipovich Rovner

ROVNER, Dmitry

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a great save by Rovner, playing White against Guldin at Moscow in 1939:

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Black has just played 57...e1=♕. 58.♕xe1? ♕f5+ 59.♔h4 ♕g4 is mate, while Black also has the threat of 58...♖xg3+ 59.hxg3 ♕h1#.

Rover cleverly exploited the cramped position of his King and the pin along the 3rd rank to force a draw with 58.♕g8! ♔xg8 59.♕e8+ ♔h7 60.♕g8+ ♔h6 61.♕h7+ ♔g5 62.♕h6+ ♔xh6 stalemate.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is Rovner as White against Kamyshov at Leningrad in 1945, employing the tactic used in the famous game E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920

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1.♕a7! ♕a5 2.♕xa6! ♕c7 3.♕a7! and Black resigned.

Apr-04-17  ughaibu: The problem with Qa7 is that black can capture with check!
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