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Alatortsev 
 
Vladimir Alatortsev
Number of games in database: 298
Years covered: 1929 to 1965
Overall record: +85 -102 =111 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (41) 
    E21 E34 E37 E54 E46
 Orthodox Defense (16) 
    D51 D63 D53 D64 D50
 Catalan (12) 
    E01 E04 E02 E06 E08
 Old Indian (10) 
    A54 A53
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D31 D37 D30 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    E00 A41 A40 D02 A46
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (21) 
    D11 D13 D16 D15 D19
 French Defense (18) 
    C18 C11 C01 C05 C00
 Ruy Lopez (12) 
    C98 C82 C87 C61 C65
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A25 A27 A22 A20 A28
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A40 D02 E10 A45 E00
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E43 E34 E26 E41 E32
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Alatortsev vs Chekhover, 1937 1-0
   Bronstein vs Alatortsev, 1944 0-1
   Alatortsev vs Riumin, 1935 1-0
   Keres vs Alatortsev, 1950 0-1
   Taimanov vs Alatortsev, 1948 0-1
   Alatortsev vs Averbakh, 1948 1-0
   Alatortsev vs Ragozin, 1932 1-0
   Alatortsev vs F Bohatirchuk, 1935 1/2-1/2
   Bondarevsky vs Alatortsev, 1939 1/2-1/2
   Chekhover vs Alatortsev, 1940 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1931)
   Leningrad Championship (1932)
   USSR Championship (1933)
   Leningrad (1934)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   Moscow (1935)
   Leningrad/Moscow training (1939)
   USSR Championship (1944)
   USSR Championship (1945)
   USSR Championship (1947)
   USSR Championship (1948)
   USSR Championship (1950)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Chess a la Torte: Games of Vladimir Alatortsev by Resignation Trap
   Leningrad Championship 1932 by Phony Benoni

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VLADIMIR ALATORTSEV
(born May-15-1909, died Jan-13-1987) Russia

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Vladimir Alexeyevich Alatortsev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Awarded the IM title in 1950 and an Emeritus GM title in 1983, he was joint Leningrad Champion in 1933-34 and joint Moscow Champion in 1936 and 1937. He also competed 'hors concours' in the Latvian Championship of 1945, which he also won. He came to the fore in Soviet Chess in the early 1930's and finished 2nd to Mikhail Botvinnik in the 1933 USSR Championship. He drew a match with Andre Lilienthal (+4, =4, -4) in 1935 and became a chess organiser and teacher. From 1954 - 1961 he was head of the Soviet chess organization. He played in nine USSR Championships from 1931 to 1950.

Wikipedia article: Vladimir Alatortsev


 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 298  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Rokhlin vs Alatortsev 1-039 1929 LeningradA44 Old Benoni Defense
2. A Batuyev vs Alatortsev  0-131 1929 LeningradD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
3. Alatortsev vs Rokhlin  0-136 1929 LeningradD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Alatortsev vs Botvinnik 0-132 1930 Leningrad chcE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
5. Kasparian vs Alatortsev 1-053 1931 USSR ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Alatortsev vs P Romanovsky  0-153 1931 Ch LeningradE16 Queen's Indian
7. Alatortsev vs I Mazel 1-022 1931 USSR ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Kan vs Alatortsev  ½-½47 1931 USSR ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
9. Alatortsev vs Lisitsin 0-131 1931 USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. Alatortsev vs Verlinsky  ½-½57 1931 USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Alatortsev  0-150 1931 USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
12. Alatortsev vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-027 1931 USSR ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
13. Alatortsev vs Zamikhovsky 1-027 1931 USSR ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Alatortsev vs Goglidze 1-034 1931 USSR ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Rauzer vs Alatortsev  ½-½69 1931 USSR ChampionshipD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
16. Alatortsev vs N Sorokin  ½-½49 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
17. Botvinnik vs Alatortsev 1-027 1931 USSR ChampionshipE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
18. V Sozin vs Alatortsev  ½-½67 1931 USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
19. A Budo vs Alatortsev  0-142 1931 USSR ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Alatortsev vs N Sorokin  1-023 1931 USSR ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
21. V G Kirillov vs Alatortsev  ½-½74 1931 USSR ChampionshipA25 English
22. Alatortsev vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½63 1931 Ch URS (1/2 final)A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
23. F Bohatirchuk vs Alatortsev 1-028 1931 USSR ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
24. Alatortsev vs Riumin  ½-½52 1931 USSR ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Alatortsev vs G Goldberg  1-048 1932 Leningrad ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-09-04  waddayaplay: Vladimir Alatortsev (14.05 1909 - ? ) http://www.chesslive.de/playbase/pl...

He wrote a chess book in 1960 called something like Modern Chess Theory. Its first part deals with the development of style, spanning from Morphy to Tal. The second part (the largest part) is about piece development, pawn structures, space, etc. Many examples from contemporary games. Also examples from older games by Chigorin, Steinitz and Morphy. 401 diagrams, 335 pages.

Apr-07-05  Resignation Trap: Date of death: January 13, 1987.
Apr-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Resignation Trap> Thanks mate!
Jul-26-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Trener of Smyslov in late 1940's. His theoretical speciality was utilization of weak collor-complexes in middle game. (ref. Kotov-Yudovich)
Jul-26-05  euripides: <utilization of weak collor-complexes in middle game> As in Alatortsev vs Capablanca, 1935
Jul-27-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <euripides> Smooth play by Black and rather dis-harmonious by White. Maybe this game inspired Alatorcev to study such things. Of course, it is easy to like an idiot when losing to Capablanca.
Jul-27-05  euripides: <gypsy> very true.
Aug-22-08  myschkin: . . .

aka <V. Alatorcev> never got the opportunity to compete outside the Soviet Union. He was awarded an Honorary Emeritus Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1983. This was clearly well deserved, since his win at Leningrad 1938 and his second place in the Soviet Championship 1933 were definitely strong Grandmaster results.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladim...

E-Book "Interaction of figures and pawns in chess"
(1956, in Russian, Format: DjVu)
http://webchess.ru/ebook/38.html

Apr-22-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <myschkin>He was awarded an Honorary Emeritus Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1983.

<myschkin>,
Very interesting. Have there been any other players who have also been awarded an Honorary GM title by FIDE?

Apr-22-10  HSOL: GrahamClayton:
I'm quite certain FIDE awarded several Grandmaster Emeritus titles in the early-mid-80s.

I've found on wikipedia Jonathan Penrose and Harry Golombek mentioned as Grandmaster Emeritus.

Another one is Erik Lundin who got the GM title in 1983, probably at least 20 years after he was last competitive internationally.

I guess Alexander Konstantinopolsky also is one considered he got the GM title in 1983 while being born 1910.

Lodewijk Prins and Raul Sanguinetti got the GM title retroactive in 1982. FIDE's own wording according to an Informator.

May-14-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: GM Vladimir Alatortsev is a hydraulic engineer.
Jun-05-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "Alatortsev Vladimir Alekseevich (was born in 1909) - chessmaster USSR since 1931, international master from the moment of establishment of a rank, international arbitrator since 1953. The engineer - hydraulic. The candidate of pedagogical sciences. Moscow. "Burevestnik". Alatortsev took part in many large competitions. For the first time by playing in a championship of Leningrad in 1929, he in 1931 has occupied 3 place, in 1932 -2, and in 1933-34 -1-2.

From performances in championships of Moscow are most successful 1936 and 1937 (1-2), 1943-44 (3-4), 1946 (3-6). Alatortsev divided 1-2 places in the Transcaucasian tournament 1933, championship ACSTS 1938. In the second Moscow international tournament 1935 has divided 11-14 p. In this year has played by draw a match with Lilienthal (+ 4-4 = 4), but in 1940 has lost to Levenfish (+ 2 -5 =7). In 1945 has won off contest a championship of Latvian SSR. The nine-multiple participant of championships USSR (7-10, 8-16, 18), best has played in 7 - 3-6p, 8 - 2p, 9 -5-8 p, 18 - 7-10.

Last years Alatortsev seldom acts in competitions. He has finished graduate school under the theory and technique of teaching of a chess CCIRFC, and in 1956 has upheld the dissertation " About some questions of the general theory of a chess (to understanding of bases of modern strategy) ", now is the senior scientific employee of this institute. During a years of time Alatortsev was by the chairman of chess section, after federation a USSR. "The Mark of honour " is awarded by an award for merits in the field of a chess. The editor of a chess department of the newspaper " Evening Moscow ", author of the several books and many articles.

Chess dictionary,1964 "

Source: http://al20102007.narod.ru/bio/engl...

Jan-19-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Alatortsev was Vassily Smyslov's second for the 1948 Moscow/Hague world championship tournament.
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