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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: Lev Aronin

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Smyslov vs Aronin 1-0351949USSR ChampionshipA14 English
2. Aronin vs Flohr  ½-½321949USSR ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
3. Geller vs Aronin  ½-½691949USSR ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Aronin vs Keres  ½-½331949USSR ChampionshipC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
5. Lilienthal vs Aronin  ½-½391949USSR ChampionshipE72 King's Indian
6. Kholmov vs Aronin  ½-½201949USSR ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. Aronin vs Petrosian  ½-½181949USSR ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
8. V Mikenas vs Aronin 0-1561949USSR ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
9. Aronin vs G Goldberg  ½-½431949USSR ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. Bronstein vs Aronin ½-½281949USSR ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
11. Aronin vs Levenfish  1-0351949USSR ChampionshipA25 English
12. Boleslavsky vs Aronin 1-0321949USSR ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
13. Aronin vs Furman ½-½311949USSR ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
14. Sokolsky vs Aronin  ½-½541949USSR ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
15. Aronin vs N Kopilov  1-0401949USSR ChampionshipC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. Taimanov vs Aronin 1-0611949USSR ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
17. Aronin vs Ragozin  ½-½411949USSR ChampionshipC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
18. V Liublinsky vs Aronin  ½-½231949USSR ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
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
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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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