Played from April 21 to May 15.
"From 1941 to 1943 I gave all my time to my work as an engineer. During the summer I had to travel a great deal, visiting the power stations in the Urals to test high-tension insulation. During the winter I worked in the high-tension laboratory at Molotov, servicing the works of the Molotov Electricity Corporation in the repair and testing of the insulations.
1 Botvinnik ** 1= =1 =1 1= 1= 1= 1= 10.5
2 Makagonov 0= ** 1= 11 =1 == =0 11 9.5
3 Smyslov =0 0= ** 01 == 1= 1= 11 8.0
4 Kan =0 00 10 ** 01 =1 11 11 8.0
5 Boleslavsky 0= =0 == 10 ** 1= == =1 7.0
6 Konstantinopolsky 0= == 0= =0 0= ** 11 1= 6.5
7 Zagorjansky 0= =1 0= 00 == 00 ** 0= 4.0
8 Ragozin 0= 00 00 00 =0 0= 1= ** 3.0
It may not be superfluous to remark that the insulation installations in the charge of our laboratory worked throughout this time without breakdowns.
At the beginning of 1943 I took up chess again. On Wednesdays and Saturdays I was freed from work in order to devote myself to the game. I made use of this free time to prepare for the forthcoming Masters' Tournament to be held in Sverdlovsk.
The tournament brought a group of strong masters together in competition, but, despite my two years' lack of tournament practice, I was in good form and came out first." - Botvinnik in One Hundred Selected Games, p. 205.
Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus. Round dates were provided by User: Tabanus, from "Schach in Russland 1941-45 mit sämtlichen Partien Swerdlowsk 1943" by Mikhail Botvinnik. The dates for Rounds 6, 7, and 12 are unavailable.
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56
|1. Boleslavsky vs Smyslov
|| ||½-½||45||1943||Sverdlovsk||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|2. Konstantinopolsky vs Ragozin
|| ||1-0||68||1943||Sverdlovsk||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|3. Botvinnik vs E Zagorjansky
|4. Kan vs V Makogonov
||0-1||39||1943||Sverdlovsk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|5. Kan vs Konstantinopolsky
|| ||½-½||41||1943||Sverdlovsk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|6. Smyslov vs E Zagorjansky
||1-0||32||1943||Sverdlovsk||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|7. Botvinnik vs Ragozin
||1-0||41||1943||Sverdlovsk||E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2|
|8. Boleslavsky vs V Makogonov
|| ||½-½||63||1943||Sverdlovsk||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|9. V Makogonov vs Smyslov
||1-0||54||1943||Sverdlovsk||A53 Old Indian|
|10. Konstantinopolsky vs E Zagorjansky
|| ||1-0||34||1943||Sverdlovsk||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|11. Ragozin vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||60||1943||Sverdlovsk||A48 King's Indian|
|12. Kan vs Botvinnik
|| ||½-½||22||1943||Sverdlovsk||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|13. Boleslavsky vs Kan
|| ||1-0||45||1943||Sverdlovsk||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|14. Smyslov vs Ragozin
||1-0||42||1943||Sverdlovsk||D81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation|
|15. Botvinnik vs Konstantinopolsky
||1-0||52||1943||Sverdlovsk||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|16. E Zagorjansky vs V Makogonov
|| ||½-½||38||1943||Sverdlovsk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. Konstantinopolsky vs V Makogonov
|| ||½-½||41||1943||Sverdlovsk||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|18. Kan vs Smyslov
||1-0||34||1943||Sverdlovsk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|19. Ragozin vs E Zagorjansky
|| ||1-0||50||1943||Sverdlovsk||A27 English, Three Knights System|
|20. Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky
||1-0||52||1943||Sverdlovsk||B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3|
|21. V Makogonov vs Ragozin
|22. Boleslavsky vs Konstantinopolsky
|| ||1-0||47||1943||Sverdlovsk||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|23. Smyslov vs Botvinnik
|| ||½-½||66||1943||Sverdlovsk||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|24. E Zagorjansky vs Kan
|| ||0-1||27||1943||Sverdlovsk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|25. Ragozin vs Kan
|| ||0-1||43||1943||Sverdlovsk||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56
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