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🏆 USSR Championship (1949)

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The 17th USSR chess championship took place in the Soviet capital of Moscow from October 16th to November 20th, 1949. Twenty of the Soviet Union's best grandmasters and masters qualified or received invitations to participate in the round robin event. Twelve players qualified from semi-final tournaments held earlier in the year: ... [more]

Player: Ratmir Kholmov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Furman vs Kholmov  ½-½311949USSR ChampionshipD54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation
2. Kholmov vs Keres  ½-½401949USSR ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
3. Sokolsky vs Kholmov 1-0241949USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
4. Kholmov vs Lilienthal 1-0471949USSR ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
5. N Kopilov vs Kholmov  0-1531949USSR ChampionshipC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Kholmov vs Aronin  ½-½201949USSR ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. Taimanov vs Kholmov  ½-½361949USSR ChampionshipD95 Grunfeld
8. Kholmov vs Petrosian ½-½251949USSR ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
9. Ragozin vs Kholmov  ½-½421949USSR ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
10. Kholmov vs V Mikenas  ½-½571949USSR ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. V Liublinsky vs Kholmov  0-1641949USSR ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Kholmov vs G Goldberg ½-½531949USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
13. Kotov vs Kholmov  ½-½181949USSR ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
14. Kholmov vs Bronstein 0-1431949USSR ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
15. Smyslov vs Kholmov 1-0471949USSR ChampionshipB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
16. Kholmov vs Levenfish  1-0501949USSR ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Flohr vs Kholmov ½-½231949USSR ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
18. Kholmov vs Boleslavsky 0-1431949USSR ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
19. Geller vs Kholmov 0-1431949USSR ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-06-13
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  GrahamClayton: Bronstein started the tournament with 6/11, but a run of 7/8 propelled him to the title.
Jul-25-16
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  Sally Simpson: Small error in the text.

"While this championship was Smyslov's first and last Soviet crown."

Smyslov shared it again in 1955.

Game Collection: USSR Championship 1955

Jul-26-16  ughaibu: But Smyslov lost the play-off, in 1955.

How did Bronstein come closer to being world champion, without succeeding, than Schlechter or Leko?

Jul-27-16
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  whiteshark: Fair question!
Jul-27-16
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  Sally Simpson: 'Smyslov lost the play-off'

Then the small error is in the Smyslov Bio.

USSR Championship (1949)

Soviet champion in 1955 sharing the first place with Efim Geller.

(no mention of a play-off.)

Apr-26-17
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  Chessical: Petrosian's first Soviet Championship, he qualified from the semi-final held in Tiflis.
Apr-26-17  Nosnibor: This was Geller`s debut and he scored 10 wins which exceeded both of the joint winners decisive games.Also noticeable is that he scored 4.5 points against the first six without losing a single game.
Sep-02-17  Arconax: Goldberg got lost in all the variations.
Sep-02-18
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  fiercebadger: Petrosian lost five games
Sep-02-18
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  Check It Out: <fiercebadger: Petrosian lost five games>

Not eight as listed here?

Sep-02-18  siimens: Well, closest probably because Bronstein didn't lose Botvinnik but tied the 1951 title match
Feb-16-19
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  perfidious: <fiercebadger: Petrosian lost five games>

He lost the first five.

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