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.
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|1. Boleslavsky vs Smyslov
|| ||½-½||45||1943||Sverdlovsk||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|2. Boleslavsky vs V Makogonov
|| ||½-½||63||1943||Sverdlovsk||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|3. Kan vs Konstantinopolsky
|| ||½-½||41||1943||Sverdlovsk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|4. Ragozin vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||60||1943||Sverdlovsk||A48 King's Indian|
|5. Kan vs Botvinnik
|| ||½-½||22||1943||Sverdlovsk||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|6. E Zagorjansky vs V Makogonov
|| ||½-½||38||1943||Sverdlovsk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|7. Konstantinopolsky vs V Makogonov
|| ||½-½||41||1943||Sverdlovsk||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|8. Smyslov vs Botvinnik
|| ||½-½||66||1943||Sverdlovsk||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|9. Konstantinopolsky vs Boleslavsky
||½-½||33||1943||Sverdlovsk||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|10. E Zagorjansky vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||50||1943||Sverdlovsk||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|11. Ragozin vs Botvinnik
||½-½||51||1943||Sverdlovsk||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. E Zagorjansky vs Smyslov
|| ||½-½||37||1943||Sverdlovsk||A53 Old Indian|
|13. Smyslov vs V Makogonov
|| ||½-½||53||1943||Sverdlovsk||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|14. Konstantinopolsky vs Botvinnik
|| ||½-½||40||1943||Sverdlovsk||C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit|
|15. V Makogonov vs Konstantinopolsky
|| ||½-½||32||1943||Sverdlovsk||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|16. E Zagorjansky vs Ragozin
|| ||½-½||32||1943||Sverdlovsk||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. Boleslavsky vs Botvinnik
||½-½||89||1943||Sverdlovsk||C82 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|18. Smyslov vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||36||1943||Sverdlovsk||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|19. Ragozin vs Konstantinopolsky
|| ||½-½||39||1943||Sverdlovsk||A13 English|
|20. E Zagorjansky vs Botvinnik
||½-½||23||1943||Sverdlovsk||E17 Queen's Indian|
|21. Konstantinopolsky vs Smyslov
|| ||½-½||48||1943||Sverdlovsk||C43 Petrov, Modern Attack|
|22. Botvinnik vs V Makogonov
|| ||½-½||27||1943||Sverdlovsk||B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack|
|23. Boleslavsky vs E Zagorjansky
|| ||½-½||39||1943||Sverdlovsk||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
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