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Dmitry Osipovich Rovner
Number of games in database: 34
Years covered: 1931 to 1957

Overall record: +7 -20 =7 (30.9%)*
   * 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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. P Romanovsky vs D Rovner  1-035 1931 Ch LeningradA04 Reti Opening
2. Dus Chotimirsky vs D Rovner  ½-½24 1938 URS-ch sfA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. D Rovner vs Kotov  0-128 1938 URS Ch sfA14 English
4. D Rovner vs B Verlinsky  ½-½30 1938 URS-ch sfC12 French, McCutcheon
5. D Rovner vs Kotov  1-057 1938 Trade UnionsC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
6. D Rovner vs Chekhover  0-138 1938 Trade UnionsB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
7. P Dubinin vs D Rovner 1-052 1938 URS-ch sfE08 Catalan, Closed
8. S Von Freymann vs D Rovner 1-030 1938 URS-ch sfB50 Sicilian
9. Konstantinopolsky vs D Rovner  0-131 1938 URS-ch sfA15 English
10. D Rovner vs F Bohatirchuk  1-049 1938 URS-ch sfC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
11. V A Vasiliev vs D Rovner 1-065 1938 Trade UnionsE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. Ragozin vs D Rovner 1-051 1938 Leningrad (Russia)B10 Caro-Kann
13. V A Vasiliev vs D Rovner  ½-½45 1938 Trade UnionsD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
14. Ragozin vs D Rovner 0-139 1941 SSSRA27 English, Three Knights System
15. D Rovner vs Korchnoi 1-020 1945 LeningradC47 Four Knights
16. Novotelnov vs D Rovner 0-129 1946 Ch URS (1/2 final)E46 Nimzo-Indian
17. Ufimtsev vs D Rovner  1-062 1947 Ch URS (1/2 final)A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
18. D Rovner vs V Mikenas  0-140 1949 1/2 finalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Chekhover vs D Rovner  ½-½22 1949 URS-ch sfA30 English, Symmetrical
20. Simagin vs D Rovner 1-028 1949 Ch URS (1/2 final)E14 Queen's Indian
21. D Rovner vs A Bannik  ½-½31 1949 URS-ch sfE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
22. Dus Chotimirsky vs D Rovner  0-139 1949 URS-ch sfA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
23. L Shamkovich vs D Rovner  ½-½53 1950 Ch URS (1/2 final)A25 English
24. Flohr vs D Rovner 1-032 1950 Ch URS (1/2 final)A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
25. D Rovner vs Simagin 0-138 1951 Ch URS (1/2 final)D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
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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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