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Behind the Iron curtain
Compiled by Open Defence
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The USSR Championships have fascinated me as they have yielded scores of talented players. The games in this collection set out past winners of the Championship starting with the 1920 All Russian Championship won by Alekhine until Minasian's victory in 1991, incidentally Gary Kasparov never won the Chamionships outright but tied in 1981 and 1988

Alekhine 1920
I Rabinovich vs Alekhine, 1920 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Bohatirchuk 1927
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

Mikhail Botvinnik 1931
M Yudovich Sr. vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 44 moves, 0-1

Bondarevsky 1940
Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 38 moves, 1-0

Paul Keres 1947
Keres vs Ragozin, 1947 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 87 moves, 1-0

Bronstein 1948
Bronstein vs Keres, 1949 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

Geller 1955 (probably the strongest USSR championship)
Smyslov vs Geller, 1955 
(E89) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

Mikhail Tal (6 time winner) 1957
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1-0

Taimanov 1956
Polugaevsky vs Taimanov, 1956
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

Petrosyan 1959
Averbakh vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi 1960
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Spassky 1961
Smyslov vs Spassky, 1961 
(A06) Reti Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Savon 1971
Savon vs Dzindzichashvili, 1971
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Karpov 1976
Gulko vs Karpov, 1976 
(B44) Sicilian, 66 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky 1974
Kupreichik vs Beliavsky, 1974
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 48 moves, 0-1

Lev Psakhis - 1981
Yudasin vs Psakhis, 1981
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

Kasparov 1981
Yudasin vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 0-1

Vaganian 1989
Balashov vs Vaganian, 1989 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Minasian 1991
A Minasian vs A Dreev, 1991
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

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