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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
USSR Championship Tournament

David Bronstein12/18(+7 -1 =10)[games]
Alexander Kotov12/18(+10 -4 =4)[games]
Semyon Abramovich Furman11/18(+9 -5 =4)[games]
Salomon Flohr10.5/18(+4 -1 =13)[games]
Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush10/18(+7 -5 =6)[games]
Igor Bondarevsky9.5/18(+4 -3 =11)[games]
Paul Keres9.5/18(+5 -4 =9)[games]
Alexander Konstantinopolsky9.5/18(+5 -4 =9)[games]
Georgy Lisitsin9.5/18(+6 -5 =7)[games]
Georgy Ilivitsky9/18(+5 -5 =8)[games]
Andre Lilienthal9/18(+5 -5 =8)[games]
Ratmir Kholmov8.5/18(+5 -6 =7)[games]
Yuri Averbakh8/18(+4 -6 =8)[games]
Grigory Levenfish8/18(+6 -8 =4)[games]
Viacheslav Ragozin8/18(+3 -5 =10)[games]
Vladimir Alatortsev7.5/18(+3 -6 =9)[games]
Vasily Panov7.5/18(+3 -6 =9)[games]
Lev Aronin6/18(+2 -8 =8)[games]
Mark Taimanov6/18(+1 -7 =10)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship (1948)

The 16th Chess Championship of the USSR was held in Moscow from November 10th to December 13th, 1948. Nineteen of the Soviet Union's top grandmasters were assembled to participate. Among them were the participants of the Saltsjöbaden Interzonal (1948), including the winner David Bronstein, as well as Alexander Kotov, Andor Lilienthal, Igor Bondarevsky, Salomon Flohr, Viacheslav Ragozin, and the previous year's champion, Paul Keres. Bronstein and Kotov shared first place, each with 12/18.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Pts =1 Bronstein * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 12 =1 Kotov ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 12 3 Furman 0 ½ * 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 11 4 Flohr ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 10½ 5 Tolush 0 1 1 ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 10 =6 Bondarevsky ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 1 ½ 9½ =6 Keres 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 9½ =6 Konstantinopolsky ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 9½ =6 Lisitsin ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 9½ =10 Ilivitsky 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 * 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 9 =10 Lilienthal ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 9 12 Kholmov ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ * 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 8½ =13 Averbakh 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 8 =13 Levenfish ½ 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 0 0 0 8 =13 Ragozin ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 8 =16 Alatortsev ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 7½ =16 Panov 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 7½ =18 Aronin 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * 1 6 =18 Taimanov 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 6

The round numbers for the original games collection were supplied by User: marekg248 from the "Fritz 8 Database": David Bronstein (kibitz #183).

Original collection: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1948, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 171  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Flohr vs Tolush  ½-½351948USSR ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. Keres vs Kholmov ½-½631948USSR ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
3. Levenfish vs Bronstein ½-½231948USSR ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
4. Kotov vs Ragozin 1-0311948USSR ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
5. Alatortsev vs Panov  ½-½431948USSR ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
6. Konstantinopolsky vs G Ilivitsky  0-1591948USSR ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
7. Taimanov vs Aronin 0-1861948USSR ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
8. Bondarevsky vs Lilienthal  ½-½401948USSR ChampionshipD95 Grunfeld
9. Furman vs Lisitsin  0-1421948USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Lisitsin vs Taimanov  ½-½201948USSR ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Lilienthal vs Furman 0-1441948USSR ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. Ragozin vs Levenfish  ½-½211948USSR ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Kholmov vs Bondarevsky  ½-½311948USSR ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
14. Tolush vs Keres  ½-½291948USSR ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Bronstein vs Alatortsev ½-½411948USSR ChampionshipC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. Panov vs Konstantinopolsky  ½-½791948USSR ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
17. Aronin vs Kotov 0-1551948USSR ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. Averbakh vs Flohr  ½-½421948USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
19. Bondarevsky vs Tolush ½-½221948USSR ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
20. Taimanov vs Lilienthal  0-1401948USSR ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Kotov vs Lisitsin 1-0411948USSR ChampionshipA93 Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation
22. Levenfish vs Aronin  0-1231948USSR ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
23. Alatortsev vs Ragozin ½-½911948USSR ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
24. Keres vs Averbakh  ½-½421948USSR ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Furman vs Kholmov 1-01141948USSR ChampionshipE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 171  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: As of today, there are a large number of incorrectly recorded results in the database, which is why the leaderboard differs so radically from the crosstable. I'm trying to track them all down right now.
Jan-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Thanks Phony. It's baffling how this tournament ended up with so many bogus results, but the Librarian is fixing them as quick as you can throw them at her. I think it's almost fixed.
Jan-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Kotov wins the event, with ten wins and four losses. He was thought to be somewhat eratic.
Jan-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <chessgames.com> Looks like everything is in order now. Thanks and praise to The Librarian!

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