|USSR - USA Radio Match (1945)|
The USSR vs. USA radio chess match in 1945 was conducted from September 1 to September 4. The ten leading masters of the United States played the ten leading masters of the Soviet Union (except for Paul Keres). Each player faced his opponent in two games.
The time control was the then-standard 40 moves in 2.5 hours and 16 moves per hour thereafter. Using the Uedemann Code, it took an average of five minutes to transmit a move.
The USA team played at the Henry Hudson Hotel in New York. The Soviet team met at the Central Club of Art Masters in Moscow. The USSR team won the match 15½–4½.
This result surprised the chess world, and presaged their dominance in world chess for over four decades to come.
Result USSR - USA: 15.5 - 4.5
1 Botvinnik 11 Denker 00
2 Smyslov 11 Reshevsky 00
3 Boleslavsky =1 Fine =0
4 Flohr 10 Horowitz 01
5 Kotov 11 Kashdan 00
6 Bondarevsky 0= Steiner 1=
7 Lilienthal == Pinkus ==
8 Ragozin 11 Seidman 00
9 Makogonov 1= Kupchik 0=
10 Bronstein 11 Santasiere 00
Round 1: 8 - 2
Round 2: 7.5 - 2.5
The following players were reservists in the USA team, to be called on, in the order given, if any of the primary team were unable to compete: Alexander Kevitz, Robert Willman, Jacob Levin, George Shainswit, Weaver Warren Adams, Edward Lasker, Fred Reinfeld, Edward Schuyler Jackson, Samuel D Factor, and Martin Charles Stark. The Soviet reserves were: Alexander Konstantinopolsky, Vitaly Chekhover, Iosif Rudakovsky, and Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky.
Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.
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|1. Ragozin vs Seidman
|| ||1-0||49||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2|
|2. Flohr vs I A Horowitz
||1-0||33||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||D28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|3. Kashdan vs Kotov
||0-1||38||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical|
|4. Bondarevsky vs H Steiner
||0-1||51||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|5. Smyslov vs Reshevsky
||1-0||41||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||C82 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|6. Bronstein vs Santasiere
||1-0||57||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||D95 Grunfeld|
|7. Pinkus vs Lilienthal
||½-½||38||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|8. Fine vs Boleslavsky
||½-½||51||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||A53 Old Indian|
|9. Denker vs Botvinnik
||0-1||25||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|10. Kupchik vs V Makogonov
|| ||0-1||40||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. Lilienthal vs Pinkus
|| ||½-½||25||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|12. Kotov vs Kashdan
||1-0||41||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||D96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation|
|13. Seidman vs Ragozin
||0-1||68||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||C59 Two Knights|
|14. V Makogonov vs Kupchik
|| ||½-½||73||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|15. Botvinnik vs Denker
||1-0||30||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|16. Santasiere vs Bronstein
||0-1||50||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||A06 Reti Opening|
|17. I A Horowitz vs Flohr
||1-0||41||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|18. Reshevsky vs Smyslov
||0-1||71||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|19. Boleslavsky vs Fine
||1-0||41||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|20. H Steiner vs Bondarevsky
|| ||½-½||72||1945||USSR - USA Radio Match||D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower|
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