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Vsevolod Rauzer
Number of games in database: 118
Years covered: 1926 to 1940

Overall record: +44 -36 =38 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C78 C75 C84 C74 C87
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B10 B11 B17 B15
 Sicilian (10) 
    B70 B74 B95 B76 B72
 French Defense (9) 
    C11 C18 C14 C10 C12
 Sicilian Dragon (7) 
    B76 B70 B74 B72
 Orthodox Defense (5) 
    D51 D50 D52
With the Black pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D63 D65 D69 D62 D59
 French Defense (10) 
    C11 C00 C01
 French (8) 
    C11 C00
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    D21 D25
 English (5) 
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C73 C75 C90 C66
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rauzer vs Riumin, 1936 1-0
   Riumin vs Rauzer, 1929 0-1
   Rauzer vs V Makogonov, 1934 1-0
   Rauzer vs N Grigoriev, 1929 1-0
   Kan vs Rauzer, 1936 0-1
   Rauzer vs Chekhover, 1936 1/2-1/2
   Rauzer vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931 1-0
   Rauzer vs A Kaspersky, 1927 1-0
   S Von Freymann vs Rauzer, 1934 0-1
   Ragozin vs Rauzer, 1936 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1929)
   USSR Championship (1931)
   USSR Championship (1933)
   USSR Championship (1927)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1929 by Phony Benoni

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(born Oct-16-1908, died Dec-29-1941, 33 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Russia)

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Vsevolod Alfredovich Rauser was Ukrainian champion in 1927 and joint champion in 1933. He finished 6th in the USSR Ch. of 1933. After 1937 ill health brought his playing career to an end but his theoretical contributions influenced play long after his death. There is a variation, the Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer (B60) that carries his name.

Wikipedia article: Vsevolod Rauzer

Last updated: 2017-10-02 12:00:16

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 118  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Marsky vs Rauzer  1-0361926Ch UkraineC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Rauzer vs A Kaspersky 1-0231927USSR ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Dus Chotimirsky vs Rauzer 1-0191927USSR ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Rauzer vs N Pavlov-Pianov  1-0541927USSR ChampionshipD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
5. F Bohatirchuk vs Rauzer  ½-½421927USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
6. Rauzer vs I Rabinovich  1-0341927USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
7. V Makogonov vs Rauzer 1-0411927USSR ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Rauzer vs N Grigoriev  1-0281929USSR ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
9. M Makogonov vs Rauzer  1-0361929USSR ChampionshipD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
10. Rauzer vs A Poliak  0-1511929USSR ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. N Pavlov-Pianov vs Rauzer  ½-½801929USSR ChampionshipD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
12. Riumin vs Rauzer 0-1261929USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
13. Rauzer vs Rokhlin 1-0351929USSR ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Rauzer vs B Verlinsky 0-1391929USSR ChampionshipC11 French
15. Botvinnik vs Rauzer  ½-½311929USSR ChampionshipC11 French
16. Rauzer vs A Selezniev 1-0301930TournamentD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Rauzer vs S Von Freymann  1-0521930TournamentE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
18. Rauzer vs Moskalev  1-0381931Ch URS (1/2 final)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. V Gribin vs Rauzer  0-1231931Ch URS (1/2 final)C00 French Defense
20. Rauzer vs Bychek  1-0441931Ch URS (1/2 final)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. V G Kirillov vs Rauzer  ½-½361931USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
22. Rauzer vs Alatortsev  ½-½691931USSR ChampionshipD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
23. Lisitsin vs Rauzer  ½-½391931USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
24. Rauzer vs B Verlinsky  0-1621931USSR ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Rauzer  1-0291931USSR ChampionshipC11 French
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-16-05  Knight13: Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer (B60). Named after him. Not a bad opening.
Jul-03-07  Chess Carnival: From Mark Taimanov's 'Winning with the Sicilian':
<"Rauzer was obsessive as an analyst and his creative fantasy prompted him into surprising discoveries. He believed, from a subjectively paradoxical argument, that the advantage of the first move should wield a tangible advantage with an energetic treatment of the opening. It would seem that Rauzer wanted to demonstrate that in the initial chess position, as in a study, one could formulate the task - 'White to play and win!'"> (page 7)
Jul-03-07  Open Defence: he is also credited as the originator of the Rauzer Attack.. more commonly called the Yugoslav Attack now...
May-14-08  eremite: He has contributed to the theory of various openings and endgames (B+P in particular). There will be a centenary since his birth this October. Some memorial articles or/and tournaments (thematic?) might follow
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  brankat: Born a hundred years ago today!

Unfortunately, Mater Rauzer died quite young, otherwise he would have certainly made even more contributions to the game.

R.I.P. Mr.Rauzer.

Oct-16-09  BIDMONFA: Vsevolod Rauzer

RAUZER, Vsevolod

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  Tabanus: Vsevolod Alfredovich Rauzer, also called 'Alfred' Rauzer,

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  whiteshark: Player of the Day

More Bio:

Picture with Botwinnik in their post mortem analysis of Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933


Oct-16-09  WhiteRook48: did Richter know Rauzer?
Sep-14-10  rapidcitychess: My favorite quote from Mr.Rauzer

<1.e4! and White wins!> --Rauzer

Bronstein in Zurich 1953 tournament book was glad he did so, for he said <He[Rauzer]gifted us with many attacking systems in the Ruy Lopez, Sicilian,French, and Caro Kann!>

I know little of these. Could someone point these out?

Oct-16-12  rapidcitychess: Someday we will finally find the end of chess. And 1.e4 will probably be the winning line for white.

So much for draw death...

Oct-16-12  Cibator: <Chess Carnival: (quoting Taimanov) It would seem that Rauzer wanted to demonstrate that in the initial chess position, as in a study, one could formulate the task - 'White to play and win!'>

Perhaps he should have got together with Weaver Adams. If he'd ended up in the States, and lived long enough, he'd doubtless have acquired the nickname "Rebel".

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  TheFocus: If he had been T. Rauzer, I am sure his nickname would have been Trousers.

Just a thought.

Aug-14-13  DoctorD: He was a lothario who knew every trick in the book, but somehow he failed to a rauzer.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: So he thought his variation of the Sicilian would give White the Rauzer's Edge?
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  eternaloptimist: <An Englishman> Good Evening: That's a nice pun!

Rauzer was a strong player & it's a shame that he died at such a young age b/c he could've played a lot more brilliancies if he would've lived longer. Although CG's database doesn't have a single game of his where he played the white side of the Richter-Rauzer variation of the Sicilian. Although I've heard that he did introduce the plan of ♕d2 & 0-0-0 in this variation. Richter did actually play this variation however. It isn't as popular as it used to be but it's still relevant even today. The "scalps" of GM Korobov & GM Popov were taken this year! white wins in the Richter-Rauzer variation in the CG database this year.: Although actually the 1st game in CG's database wasn't played by Richter.: N Mueller vs B Gregory, 1905 Richter did help to popularize it though.:

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  Fusilli: And who is Richter in the Richter-Rauzer variation of the Sicilian?
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  TheFocus: Kurt Richter.
Jan-10-17  disasterion: <Fusili> Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter
Jul-23-17  Eagle41257: He perished in the siege of Leningrad
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