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Vasily Byvshev
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Number of games in database: 96
Years covered: 1949 to 1967

Overall record: +32 -35 =29 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B88 B65 B33 B63 B39
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C97 C92 C79 C84 C71
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (9) 
    C92 C84 C97 C91 C87
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (6) 
    B65 B63 B64
 French Defense (5) 
    C11 C18 C16 C19
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (6) 
    E73 E62 E63 E91 E60
 English (6) 
    A15 A16 A14
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E41 E59 E30 E28 E21
 Sicilian (5) 
    B30 B60 B93 B91 B88
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nezhmetdinov vs Byvshev, 1954 1/2-1/2
   Byvshev vs Boleslavsky, 1956 1-0
   Lipnitsky vs Byvshev, 1952 0-1
   Byvshev vs Kan, 1952 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1956)
   USSR Championship (1952)

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(born Feb-18-1922, died Apr-05-1998, 76 years old) Russia

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Vasily Mikhailovich Byvshev was born February 18, 1922 in Starovo, USSR. He achieved some success in Soviet tournament chess in the 1950s, placing fourth in the 1954 Leningrad Championship and qualifying three times for the USSR Championship (in 1952, 1954 and 1956). However, Byvshev is probably best-known for his accomplishments as a chess teacher. He helped train Women's World Champion Lyudmila Rudenko and, later in life, he also trained future FIDE world champion Alexander Khalifman.

Last updated: 2017-05-06 21:04:13

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 96  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Byvshev vs Chekhover 1-0441949URS-ch sfC11 French
2. Dus Chotimirsky vs Byvshev  0-1361949URS-ch sfD04 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A Bannik vs Byvshev  1-0561949URS-ch sfB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. Byvshev vs Simagin  ½-½411949URS-ch sfC71 Ruy Lopez
5. Byvshev vs Levenfish 0-1441950URS-ch sfC18 French, Winawer
6. V Soloviev vs Byvshev  ½-½341950GorkyB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
7. Byvshev vs Petrosian  ½-½291950URS-ch sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Korchnoi vs Byvshev  1-0561951Chigorin MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Sokolsky vs Byvshev  1-0381951URS-ch sfA00 Uncommon Opening
10. Smyslov vs Byvshev 1-0471951Chigorin MemorialE03 Catalan, Open
11. Flohr vs Byvshev  1-0311951URS-ch sfD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Byvshev vs Simagin 0-1591951URS-ch sfC71 Ruy Lopez
13. Alatortsev vs Byvshev  ½-½321952URS-ch sfE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
14. Tolush vs Byvshev 1-0361952USSR ChampionshipE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
15. Byvshev vs Taimanov 0-1441952USSR ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
16. Aronin vs Byvshev  ½-½321952USSR ChampionshipB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
17. Byvshev vs Simagin 0-1691952USSR ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
18. Bronstein vs Byvshev  1-0421952USSR ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
19. Byvshev vs Keres 1-0431952USSR ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
20. Lipnitsky vs Byvshev 0-1341952USSR ChampionshipE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
21. Byvshev vs Smyslov 1-0661952USSR ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
22. Korchnoi vs Byvshev 1-0571952USSR ChampionshipA15 English
23. Byvshev vs Boleslavsky 1-0411952USSR ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
24. Kasparian vs Byvshev  0-1341952USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
25. Byvshev vs Kan 1-0571952USSR ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-06-17  zydeco: Byvshev was a very exciting player - part of the Wild Man school of Soviet chess in the '50s.

Cherepkov, who worked as a student with Byvshev, describes him as being a very difficult character, hard to collaborate with (although Cherepkov also seems to be very fond of him). He mentions that Byvshev was epileptic.

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