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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: Alexander Kotov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kotov vs Petrosian 1-0131949USSR ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. V Mikenas vs Kotov 1-0421949USSR ChampionshipA80 Dutch
3. Kotov vs G Goldberg 1-0411949USSR ChampionshipA90 Dutch
4. Bronstein vs Kotov ½-½241949USSR ChampionshipD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
5. Kotov vs Levenfish 1-0411949USSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Boleslavsky vs Kotov  ½-½411949USSR ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
7. Kotov vs Furman 1-0411949USSR ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
8. Sokolsky vs Kotov 1-0401949USSR ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. Kotov vs N Kopilov 1-0391949USSR ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Taimanov vs Kotov  ½-½171949USSR ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Kotov vs Ragozin 1-0381949USSR ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. V Liublinsky vs Kotov  0-1411949USSR ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Kotov vs Kholmov  ½-½181949USSR ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
14. Kotov vs Smyslov  ½-½541949USSR ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. Flohr vs Kotov 0-1331949USSR ChampionshipA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
16. Kotov vs Geller 0-1401949USSR ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
17. Keres vs Kotov  ½-½311949USSR ChampionshipA13 English
18. Kotov vs Lilienthal  ½-½511949USSR ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
19. Aronin vs Kotov 1-0601949USSR ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  fiercebadger: Petrosian lost five games
Sep-02-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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