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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
USSR Championship Tournament

Paul Keres14/19(+10 -1 =8)[games]
Isaac Boleslavsky13/19(+7 -0 =12)[games]
Vasily Smyslov12/19(+7 -2 =10)[games]
Igor Bondarevsky12/19(+6 -1 =12)[games]
Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush11.5/19(+7 -3 =9)[games]
David Bronstein11/19(+5 -2 =12)[games]
Andre Lilienthal10.5/19(+4 -2 =13)[games]
Salomon Flohr10.5/19(+5 -3 =11)[games]
Viacheslav Ragozin10/19(+7 -6 =6)[games]
Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov9/19(+3 -4 =12)[games]
Grigory Levenfish9/19(+4 -5 =10)[games]
Genrikh Kasparian9/19(+7 -8 =4)[games]
Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.8/19(+2 -5 =12)[games]
Ilia Abramovich Kan8/19(+3 -6 =10)[games]
Anatoly Ufimtsev8/19(+4 -7 =8)[games]
Vladimir Alatortsev7.5/19(+4 -8 =7)[games]
Lev Aronin7/19(+3 -8 =8)[games]
Boris Petrovich Goldenov7/19(+2 -7 =10)[games]
Konstantin Klaman6.5/19(+4 -10 =5)[games]
Peter Vasilievich Dubinin6.5/19(+3 -9 =7)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship (1947)

The 15th Soviet Chess Championship took place in Leningrad from February 2nd to March 8th, 1947. Among those invited to participate were Mikhail Botvinnik, Isaac Boleslavsky, Vasily Smyslov, Salomon Flohr, and Viacheslav Ragozin. Paul Keres, who had returned to Estonia after World War II was also extended an invitation. This was after he had been punished for participating in Nazi tournaments during the war by being denied an invitation to Groningen (1946). Participants for the championship also qualified from the various semifinals held in major Soviet cities. Alexander Tolush, David Bronstein, Grigory Levenfish, and Peter Dubinin qualified from the Leningrad semifinal. Igor Bondarevsky, Andre Lilienthal, Ilia Kan, Mikhail Yudovich Sr., and Vladimir Alatortsev qualified from Moscow. Genrikh Kasparian, Vladimir Makogonov, Anatoly Ufimtsev, Lev Aronin, and Konstantin Klaman qualified from Tiflis. Upon learning that the world championship would not be held in 1947, Botvinnik furiously withdrew from the championship, allowing Boris Goldenov to replace him. Games were reported in Shakhmaty v SSSR. For Keres, the championship would herald his return to the elite, both in his "rehabilition" to the Soviet School, and in his superior performance over the best Soviet grandmasters of the day (excepting Botvinnik). Keres scored an impressive 14/19 to take home the Soviet chess crown.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Keres * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 14 2 Boleslavsky * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 =3 Smyslov 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 12 =3 Bondarevsky * 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 12 5 Tolush 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 6 Bronstein * 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 11 =7 Lilienthal 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 10 =7 Flohr * 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 10 9 Ragozin 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 =10 Makogonov 0 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 9 =10 Levenfish 0 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 0 1 9 =10 Kasparian 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 9 =13 Yudovich 0 0 1 0 * 0 0 1 8 =13 Kan 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 0 8 =13 Ufimtsev 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 8 16 Alatortsev 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 * 1 0 7 =17 Aronin 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 0 7 =17 Goldenov 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 7 =19 Klaman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 * 6 =19 Dubinin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 * 6

Original tournament: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1947, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Goldenov vs P Dubinin  1-0721947USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Kan vs K Klaman  ½-½671947USSR ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. Boleslavsky vs Alatortsev 1-0751947USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Flohr vs Bronstein ½-½301947USSR ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
5. Bondarevsky vs Lilienthal  ½-½271947USSR ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
6. Ufimtsev vs Levenfish  ½-½401947USSR ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
7. Kasparian vs Keres 0-1301947USSR ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. Aronin vs Ragozin  ½-½351947USSR ChampionshipA22 English
9. V Makogonov vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1551947USSR ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. Tolush vs Smyslov 0-1271947USSR ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Bronstein vs Tolush ½-½341947USSR ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. P Dubinin vs Bondarevsky  0-1531947USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
13. M Yudovich Sr. vs Boleslavsky  ½-½511947USSR ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
14. Levenfish vs V Makogonov  ½-½501947USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
15. Keres vs Ragozin 1-0871947USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Lilienthal vs Kan  ½-½661947USSR ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. Smyslov vs B Goldenov  ½-½321947USSR ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
18. Alatortsev vs Flohr  0-1351947USSR ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
19. K Klaman vs Aronin  0-1481947USSR ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
20. Kasparian vs Ufimtsev  1-0491947USSR ChampionshipA12 English with b3
21. Boleslavsky vs Levenfish  ½-½431947USSR ChampionshipC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. Tolush vs Alatortsev 1-0351947USSR ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Aronin vs Lilienthal  ½-½341947USSR ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
24. Kan vs P Dubinin  0-1481947USSR ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
25. V Makogonov vs Kasparian  ½-½361947USSR ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-03-19  Nosnibor: Klaman although sharing last place beat three Soviet Champions and drew with a forthcoming Champion (Smyslov).
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