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USSR Championship Tournament

Grigory Levenfish8.5/10(+8 -1 =1)[games]
Mikhail Botvinnik7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Ilya Leontievich Rabinovich7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Georgy Lisitsin6/8(+6 -2 =0)[games]
Vitaly Chekhover6/10(+5 -3 =2)[games]
Ilia Abramovich Kan5.5/10(+5 -4 =1)[games]
Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk4.5/10(+4 -5 =1)[games]
Vladimir Alatortsev4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Vsevolod Rauzer3.5/8(+3 -4 =1)[games]
Boris Verlinsky3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Nikolay Tikhonovich Sorokin3/5(+3 -2 =0)[games]
Leonid Savitsky2/6(+1 -3 =2)[games]
Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky2/4(+2 -2 =0)[games]
Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin1.5/5(+1 -3 =1)[games]
Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.1.5/5(+1 -3 =1)[games]
Sergey Nikolaevich von Freymann1/6(+1 -5 =0)[games]
Viktor Arsentievich Goglidze1/6(+1 -5 =0)[games]
Nikolay Zubarev0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games]
Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky0/3(+0 -3 =0)[games]
Vladimir Grigorevich Kirillov0/4(+0 -4 =0)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship (1933)
The 8th USSR Championship was held in Leningrad from August 16th to September 19th, 1933, with these twenty participants:

Vladimir Alatortsev; Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk; Mikhail Botvinnik; Vitaly Chekhover; Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky; Sergey Nikolaevich von Freymann; Viktor Arsentievich Goglidze; Ilia Abramovich Kan; Vladimir Grigorevich Kirillov; Grigory Levenfish; Georgy Lisitsin; Ilya Leontievich Rabinovich; Vsevolod Rauzer; Nikolai Nikolaevich Riumin; Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky; Leonid Savitsky; Nikolay Tikhonovich Sorokin; Boris Verlinsky; Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.; Nikolay Zubarev.

The tournament was a clash between the new generation of Soviet players (led by Botvinnik) and the "Old Guard" who first made their mark before the Revolution. There was no love lost between the two groups. At one point, Dus Chotimirsky tried to play on against Botvinnik in an ending of rook vs. rook (with no pawns) just to irritate the younger man.

When Botvinnik beat Levenfish in round 14 to take a 2.5 point lead, his friend Ragozin proclaimed it a victory for the new generation. Losing his next two games must have tempered Botvinnik's enthusiasm a bit, but he righted the ship and coasted to victory by a full point.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Botvinnik * 1 1 1 = 1 = 0 = 0 = 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 = 1 14.0 2 Alatortsev 0 * = 0 = 0 = 1 = 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13.0 3 Levenfish 0 = * = 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 = 0 1 = = 0 12.0 4 Lisitsin 0 1 = * = 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 = 0 1 1 = 1 1 1 12.0 5 Rabinovich = = 0 = * 0 = 1 1 0 = 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 12.0 6 Rauzer 0 1 1 0 1 * = = 0 = 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 11.5 7 Chekhover = = 0 0 = = * 1 1 1 1 0 = 0 1 1 0 1 1 = 11.0 8 Bohatirchuk 1 0 0 0 0 = 0 * 1 = 0 1 = 1 = 1 1 = 1 1 10.5 9 Kan = = 0 1 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 0 = = 0 1 0 1 1 1 10.0 10 Riumin 1 0 0 1 1 = 0 = 0 * = 1 = = = = 0 1 = = 9.5 11 Romanovsky = 1 0 1 = 0 0 1 0 = * = = = 0 0 1 = 1 1 9.5 12 Verlinsky 0 0 = 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 = * 1 0 = 1 0 = 1 1 9.0 13 Yudovich 0 0 0 = 0 0 = = = = = 0 * 1 = 1 1 = 1 1 9.0 14 Savitsky 0 0 0 1 = 0 1 0 = = = 1 0 * 1 1 1 = 0 0 8.5 15 Sorokin 0 0 = 0 0 1 0 = 1 = 1 = = 0 * 0 1 0 = = 7.5 16 Goglidze = 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 = 1 0 0 0 1 * 1 = = 0 7.0 17 Freymann 0 0 0 = 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 * 0 = 1 7.0 18 Zubarev 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 = = = = 1 = 1 * 0 1 6.5 19 Dus Chotimirsky = 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 1 = = = 1 * = 5.5 20 Kirillov 0 0 1 0 0 0 = 0 0 = 0 0 0 1 = 1 0 0 = * 5.0

This is one of the lesser known USSR Championships, due in part to the tournament book containing only 46 of the 190 games. While more have been found, along with a number of positions without a complete game score, this collection will be incomplete.

For that reason, the complete round-by-round pairings are given below. However, it should be emphasized that the following reconstruction is conjectural. It is based on a complete list of Botvinnik's opponents and results, and assumes that the Berger table of pairings was used. While it accounts for the known facts, it should not be considered definitive without firsthand confirmation.

An asterisk <*> after a game indicates that the complete score is in this collection.

Round 1: Rauzer 1 Alatortsev*; Lisitsin 0 Kan; Kirillov 0 Romanovsky*; Botvinnik 1 Verlinsky; Zubarev 0 Chekhover*; Rabinovich 1 Goglidze*; Yudovich 1 Freymann*; Savitsky 1/2 Riumin*; Sorokin 1/2 Bohatirchuk; Dus Chotimirsky 1/2 Levenfish

Round 2: Alatortsev 1/2 Levenfish; Bohatirchuk 1 Dus Chotimirsky; Riumin 1/2 Sorokin; Freymann 0 Savitsky; Goglidze 0 Yudovich; Chekhover 1/2 Rabinovich*; Verlinsky 1/2 Zubarev; Romanovsky 1/2 Botvinnik; Kan 1 Kirillov*; Rauzer 0 Lisitsin*

Round 3: Lisitsin 1 Alatortsev*; Kirillov 0 Rauzer; Botvinnik 1/2 Kan*; Zubarev 1/2 Romanovsky; Rabinovich 0 Verlinsky*; Yudovich 1/2 Chekhover; Savitsky 1 Goglidze; Sorokin 1 Freymann*; Dus Chotimirsky 1/2 Riumin; Levenfish 1 Bohatirchuk*

Round 4: Alatortsev 1 Bohatirchuk*; Riumin 0 Levenfish*; Freymann 1/2 Dus Chotimirsky; Goglidze 1 Sorokin; Chekhover 0 Savitsky; Verlinsky 1 Yudovich; Romanovsky 1/2 Rabinovich; Kan 1 Zubarev*; Rauzer 0 Botvinnik*; Lisitsin 1 Kirillov

Round 5: Kirillov 0 Alatortsev*; Botvinnik 1 Lisitsin*; Zubarev 0 Rauzer; Rabinovich 1 Kan*; Yudovich 1/2 Romanovsky; Savitsky 1 Verlinsky; Sorokin 0 Chekhover; Dus Chotimirsky 1/2 Goglidze; Levenfish 1 Freymann*; Bohatirchuk 1/2 Riumin

Round 6: Alatortsev 1 Riumin; Freymann 0 Bohatirchuk; Goglidze 1 Levenfish*; Chekhover 1 Dus Chotimirsky; Verlinsky 1/2 Sorokin; Romanovsky 1/2 Savitsky; Kan 1/2 Yudovich; Rauzer 1 Rabinovich*; Lisitsin 1 Zubarev; Kirillov 0 Botvinnik

Round 7: Botvinnik 1 Alatortsev*; Zubarev 1 Kirillov; Rabinovich 1/2 Lisitsin; Yudovich 0 Rauzer; Savitsky 1/2 Kan; Sorokin 1 Romanovsky; Dus Chotimirsky 0 Verlinsky; Levenfish 1 Chekhover*; Bohatirchuk 1 Goglidze*; Riumin 0 Freymann

Round 8: Alatortsev 1 Freymann; Goglidze 1/2 Riumin; Chekhover 1 Bohatirchuk*; Verlinsky 1/2 Levenfish*; Romanovsky 1 Dus Chotimirsky; Kan 0 Sorokin*; Rauzer 1 Savitsky*; Lisitsin 1/2 Yudovich; Kirillov 0 Rabinovich; Botvinnik 1 Zubarev

Round 9: Zubarev 0 Alatortsev; Rabinovich 1/2 Botvinnik; Yudovich 1 Kirillov; Savitsky 1 Lisitsin*; Sorokin 1 Rauzer*; Dus Chotimirsky 0 Kan*; Levenfish 1 Romanovsky*; Bohatirchuk 1 Verlinsky*; Riumin 0 Chekhover*; Freymann 0 Goglidze

Round 10: Alatortsev 1 Goglidze*; Chekhover 0 Freymann; Verlinsky 0 Riumin; Romanovsky 1 Bohatirchuk* Kan 0 Levenfish*; Rauzer 1 Dus Chotimirsky; Lisitsin 1 Sorokin*; Kirillov 1 Savitsky; Botvinnik 1 Yudovich*; Zubarev 0 Rabinovich

Round 11: Rabinovich 1/2 Alatortsev*; Yudovich 1/2 Zubarev; Savitsky 0 Botvinnik*; Sorokin 1/2 Kirillov; Dus Chotimirsky 0 Lisitsin; Levenfish 0 Rauzer; Bohatirchuk 1 Kan; Riumin 1/2 Romanovsky; Freymann 1 Verlinsky; Goglidze 0 Chekhover

ROUND 12: Alatortsev 1/2 Chekhover; Verlinsky 1 Goglidze; Romanovsky 1 Freymann; Kan 1 Riumin*; Rauzer 1/2 Bohatirchuk; Lisitsin 1/2 Levenfish; Kirillov 1/2 Dus Chotimirsky; Botvinnik 1 Sorokin*; Zubarev 1/2 Savitsky; Rabinovich 1 Yudovich*

Round 13: Yudovich 0 Alatortsev; Savitsky 1/2 Rabinovich*; Sorokin 0 Zubarev; Dus Chotimirsky 1/2 Botvinnik; Levenfish 0 Kirillov; Bohatirchuk 0 Lisitsin; Riumin 1/2 Rauzer; Freymann 1 Kan; Goglidze 1 Romanovsky; Chekhover 0 Verlinsky*

Round 14: Alatortsev 1 Verlinsky; Romanovsky 0 Chekhover*; Kan 1 Goglidze*; Rauzer 0 Freymann*; Lisitsin 0 Riumin; Kirillov 0 Bohatirchuk; Botvinnik 1 Levenfish; Zubarev 0 Dus Chotimirsky; Rabinovich 1 Sorokin; Yudovich 1 Savitsky

Round 15: Savitsky 0 Alatortsev; Sorokin 1/2 Yudovich; Dus Chotimirsky 0 Rabinovich*; Levenfish 1/2 Zubarev; Bohatirchuk 1 Botvinnik*; Riumin 1/2 Kirillov; Freymann 1/2 Lisitsin; Goglidze 1 Rauzer; Chekhover 1 Kan*; Verlinsky 1/2 Romanovsky

Round 16: Alatortsev 0 Romanovsky; Kan 0 Verlinsky; Rauzer 1/2 Chekhover*; Lisitsin 1 Goglidze*; Kirillov 0 Freymann; Botvinnik 0 Riumin; Zubarev 1/2 Bohatirchuk; Rabinovich 0 Levenfish*; Yudovich 1 Dus Chotimirsky; 160 Savitsky 1 Sorokin

Round 17: Sorokin 0 Alatortsev; Dus Chotimirsky 1 Savitsky; Levenfish 1 Yudovich*; Bohatirchuk 0 Rabinovich*; Riumin 1 Zubarev; Freymann 0 Botvinnik*; Goglidze 0 Kirillov; Chekhover 0 Lisitsin*; Verlinsky 0 Rauzer; Romanovsky 0 Kan

Round 18: Alatortsev 1/2 Kan; Rauzer 1 Romanovsky; Lisitsin 1 Verlinsky*; Kirillov 1/2 Chekhover; Botvinnik 1/2 Goglidze; Zubarev 1 Freymann; Rabinovich 0 Riumin*; Yudovich 1/2 Bohatirchuk*; Savitsky 0 Levenfish; Sorokin 1/2 Dus Chotimirsky

Round 19: Dus Chotimirsky 0 Alatortsev*; Levenfish 1/2 Sorokin; Bohatirchuk 1 Savitsky*; Riumin 1/2 Yudovich; Freymann 0 Rabinovich*; Goglidze 1/2 Zubarev; Chekhover 1/2 Botvinnik; Verlinsky 1 Kirillov*: Romanovsky 1 Lisitsin; 190 Kan 1 Rauzer

Thanks to <Benzol> for information necessary for the creation of this collection.

Original collection: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1933, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Yudovich Sr. vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½631933USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. L Savitsky vs I Rabinovich ½-½171933USSR ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
3. L Savitsky vs Riumin  ½-½451933USSR ChampionshipA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
4. Chekhover vs I Rabinovich  ½-½381933USSR ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. Botvinnik vs Kan  ½-½401933USSR ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
6. B Verlinsky vs Levenfish  ½-½501933USSR ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
7. I Rabinovich vs Alatortsev  ½-½451933USSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Rauzer vs Chekhover  ½-½451933USSR ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
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