Played from April 21 to May 15.
"From 1941 to 1943 I gave all my time to my work as an engineer. During the summer I had to travel a great deal, visiting the power stations in the Urals to test high-tension insulation. During the winter I worked in the high-tension laboratory at Molotov, servicing the works of the Molotov Electricity Corporation in the repair and testing of the insulations.
1 Botvinnik ** 1= =1 =1 1= 1= 1= 1= 10.5
2 Makagonov 0= ** 1= 11 =1 == =0 11 9.5
3 Smyslov =0 0= ** 01 == 1= 1= 11 8.0
4 Kan =0 00 10 ** 01 =1 11 11 8.0
5 Boleslavsky 0= =0 == 10 ** 1= == =1 7.0
6 Konstantinopolsky 0= == 0= =0 0= ** 11 1= 6.5
7 Zagorjansky 0= =1 0= 00 == 00 ** 0= 4.0
8 Ragozin 0= 00 00 00 =0 0= 1= ** 3.0
It may not be superfluous to remark that the insulation installations in the charge of our laboratory worked throughout this time without breakdowns.
At the beginning of 1943 I took up chess again. On Wednesdays and Saturdays I was freed from work in order to devote myself to the game. I made use of this free time to prepare for the forthcoming Masters' Tournament to be held in Sverdlovsk.
The tournament brought a group of strong masters together in competition, but, despite my two years' lack of tournament practice, I was in good form and came out first." - Botvinnik in One Hundred Selected Games, p. 205.
Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus. Round dates were provided by User: Tabanus, from "Schach in Russland 1941-45 mit sämtlichen Partien Swerdlowsk 1943" by Mikhail Botvinnik. The dates for Rounds 6, 7, and 12 are unavailable.
| page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 56
|26. Konstantinopolsky vs Boleslavsky
||½-½||33||1943||Sverdlovsk||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|27. Kan vs E Zagorjansky
|| ||1-0||71||1943||Sverdlovsk||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|28. Ragozin vs V Makogonov
||0-1||66||1943||Sverdlovsk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|29. V Makogonov vs Botvinnik
||0-1||55||1943||Sverdlovsk||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|30. E Zagorjansky vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||50||1943||Sverdlovsk||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|31. Smyslov vs Konstantinopolsky
||1-0||61||1943||Sverdlovsk||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|32. Botvinnik vs Smyslov
||1-0||40||1943||Sverdlovsk||C46 Three Knights|
|33. V Makogonov vs Boleslavsky
|| ||1-0||38||1943||Sverdlovsk||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|34. Konstantinopolsky vs Kan
|| ||0-1||40||1943||Sverdlovsk||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|35. E Zagorjansky vs Smyslov
|| ||½-½||37||1943||Sverdlovsk||A53 Old Indian|
|36. Ragozin vs Botvinnik
||½-½||51||1943||Sverdlovsk||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|37. Botvinnik vs Kan
||1-0||44||1943||Sverdlovsk||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|38. Smyslov vs V Makogonov
|| ||½-½||53||1943||Sverdlovsk||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|39. Boleslavsky vs Ragozin
||1-0||37||1943||Sverdlovsk||C16 French, Winawer|
|40. E Zagorjansky vs Konstantinopolsky
||0-1||39||1943||Sverdlovsk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|41. V Makogonov vs E Zagorjansky
|| ||0-1||41||1943||Sverdlovsk||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|42. Ragozin vs Smyslov
||0-1||56||1943||Sverdlovsk||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|43. Konstantinopolsky vs Botvinnik
|| ||½-½||40||1943||Sverdlovsk||C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit|
|44. Kan vs Boleslavsky
||1-0||33||1943||Sverdlovsk||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|45. Boleslavsky vs Botvinnik
||½-½||89||1943||Sverdlovsk||C82 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|46. E Zagorjansky vs Ragozin
|| ||½-½||32||1943||Sverdlovsk||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|47. Smyslov vs Kan
||1-0||47||1943||Sverdlovsk||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|48. V Makogonov vs Konstantinopolsky
|| ||½-½||32||1943||Sverdlovsk||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|49. V Makogonov vs Kan
|| ||1-0||41||1943||Sverdlovsk||A50 Queen's Pawn Game|
|50. Ragozin vs Konstantinopolsky
|| ||½-½||39||1943||Sverdlovsk||A13 English|
| page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 56
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