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Vladimir Antoshin
Number of games in database: 755
Years covered: 1951 to 1988
Overall record: +244 -171 =333 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      7 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (52) 
    E92 E93 E91 E75 E60
 Queen's Indian (39) 
    E12 E18 E15 E14 E17
 Nimzo Indian (37) 
    E46 E53 E55 E42 E54
 Modern Benoni (32) 
    A56 A61 A63 A59 A70
 Grunfeld (32) 
    D97 D91 D72 D71 D90
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D37 D35 D30 D36 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (72) 
    C96 C87 C82 C92 C85
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (49) 
    C96 C87 C92 C85 C99
 Nimzo Indian (42) 
    E52 E58 E54 E48 E24
 Philidor's Defense (42) 
 Semi-Slav (30) 
    D46 D43 D45 D47
 Sicilian (29) 
    B45 B29 B22 B23 B44
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Antoshin vs B Rabar, 1964 1-0
   I Samarin vs Antoshin, 1985 0-1
   Tolush vs Antoshin, 1956 0-1
   Tal vs Antoshin, 1957 1/2-1/2
   F Zita vs Antoshin, 1965 0-1
   O Dementiev vs Antoshin, 1970 0-1
   Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 0-1
   Antoshin vs W Balcerowski, 1963 1-0
   Antoshin vs Y Shaposhnikov, 1951 1-0
   Antoshin vs J Kozma, 1963 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow (1963)
   USSR Championship (1956)
   USSR Championship (1955)
   USSR Championship (1970)
   USSR Championship (1957)
   USSR Championship (1967)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow 1963 by sneaky pete
   The Big Clamp for Black by kenilworthian

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(born May-14-1929, died May-1994, 65 years old) Russia

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Vladimir Sergeyevich Antoshin was born in Moscow. He was awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1964. As a young man Vladimir was a high achiever, principally as part of the USSR's highly successful Student Olympiad team of 1954-56. The team won the silver medal at the first ever Student Olympiad in Oslo 1954 and then took gold medals at Lyons 1955 and at Uppsala 1956.(1) He also won 1st prize at the International tournament at Zinnowitz in 1966, scoring +8 =6 -1, taking first place ahead of Wolfgang Uhlmann.

Antoshin became a tournament organiser and trainer to the USSR Olympiad team, maintained a second career as a technical designer, and (according to Mark Taimanov) had strong links with the KGB.(2)

Antoshin chose to play correspondence chess throughout the 1950s, culminating in his winning the USSR Correspondence Championship of 1960. He was a noted opening theorist and has opening variations in the Philidor and Dutch named after him.

(1) Wikipedia article: Vladimir Antoshin

(2) The Soviet Championships. Cadogan Chess. p. 92. ISBN 1-85744-201-6.

 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 755  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Antoshin  1-033 1951 URS-ch sfD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
2. G Ilivitsky vs Antoshin 1-026 1951 URS-ch sfA81 Dutch
3. Boleslavsky vs Antoshin 1-027 1951 URS-ch sfD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
4. Antoshin vs Y Shaposhnikov 1-031 1951 URS-ch sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Antoshin vs Flohr  ½-½37 1952 Ch MoscowB10 Caro-Kann
6. B Baranov vs Antoshin  0-155 1952 Moscow-chE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. V Glotov vs Antoshin  1-040 1952 Moscow-chA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
8. Estrin vs Antoshin  1-088 1952 Moscow-chC41 Philidor Defense
9. Antoshin vs Kotov  ½-½26 1952 RUSB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
10. Antoshin vs V Liublinsky  1-026 1952 Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
11. Antoshin vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½41 1952 Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
12. Antoshin vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-042 1952 Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
13. Antoshin vs Chistiakov 0-135 1952 Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
14. E S Stoliar vs Antoshin  0-144 1952 URS-ch sfC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
15. Antoshin vs Simagin ½-½89 1952 Ch MoscowA04 Reti Opening
16. Lilienthal vs Antoshin  ½-½46 1952 Ch MoscowD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Y Gusev vs Antoshin 0-129 1952 Moscow-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
18. S Kogan vs Antoshin  0-145 1952 Moscow-chE16 Queen's Indian
19. E Korchmar vs Antoshin  0-126 1952 URS-ch sfA08 King's Indian Attack
20. Antoshin vs Averbakh 1-035 1952 Moscow-chB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
21. Ravinsky vs Antoshin 0-145 1952 Moscow-chC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
22. Antoshin vs B Goldenov  1-048 1952 URS-ch sfA06 Reti Opening
23. V Baranov vs Antoshin  1-036 1953 Moscow-chE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
24. Furman vs Antoshin  1-030 1953 URS-ch sfE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
25. Antoshin vs Bronstein 0-135 1953 Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 755  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Chessical: Vladimir Antoshin,International Chess Grandmaster (1964), made siginificant contributions to the theory of the Dutch. 10th 22nd USSR championship 1955, 7th 35th USSR Open Championship 1967.
May-21-07  Themofro: Creator of the Antoshin variation of the Bird's Opening, early c3, d3, aiming for Qc2 to back up the e4 push. There has sadly been a varation found that gives black solid equality in it, so not as daring as some other Bird's Opening lines. Still, almost know one knows the black line in it, and it is a fine shock weapon, even if someone is prepared for you playing the Bird's, they WON'T be for you playing the Antoshin. Overall a fine contribution to chess made by this similarly excellent GM.
Mar-20-11  SvetlanaBabe: Yes, he was a very strong player in his day. Known for his hard work and preparation. A good role model.
Apr-22-11  Eastfrisian: Can't find anywhere date and place of death.
Apr-22-11  shivasuri4: Place of death was Moscow,date's unknown.
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  parisattack: One of many under appreciated Soviet GMs of the 40s-50s-60s.
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  Fusilli: <shivasuri4: Place of death was Moscow,date's unknown.> The bio says dead in 1994. Is this in doubt?
May-16-11  shivasuri4: No,but the exact date(not the year) is in doubt.
May-14-12  LoveThatJoker: GM Antoshin, today you are remembered!


May-14-12  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Antoshin

ANTOSHIN, Vladimir

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