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xyz_creative Soviet Players, fairly underrated
Compiled by trh6upsz
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I would like to dedicate this collection to the memory of a series of exceptional classical chess players from the old Soviet Union who have been unfairly underrated by Western literature. I am referring to players such as Mikhail Chigorin, Vsevolod Rauzer, Efim Bogoljubov, Isaac Boleslavsky, Igor Bondarevsky, Grigory Levenfish, Viacheslav Ragozin, Ratmir Kholmov, Semyon Abramovich Furman, Yuri Averbakh, Vladimir Simagin, Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush, Andre Lilienthal to name a few ...

We can still learn many things from them today, rescue old and interesting opening systems, revitalize ideas and strategies now forgotten, and understand modern chess through their efforts. These great players' passion for chess can be felt in their titanic duels. To some it might seem pointless to investigate the distant past. But as Oscar Wilde wrote

<"The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely"<>> and my admiration for them is enormous.

check http://en.chessbase.com/post/huffin... on Simagin

Notable work of User: Resignation Trap: Game Collection: Forward, Kazimirich! Games by Alexander Tolush ; Game Collection: Averbakh's Selected Games, 1943-1975 ; Game Collection: Cool Moves by Kholmov ; Game Collection: Ratmir Kholmov - Selected Games 1945-1957 ; Game Collection: Semyon Furman: The Walking ECO ; Game Collection: The Chess Heritage of Anatoly Lutikov ; Game Collection: Vladas Mikenas - Lithuanian Legend ; Game Collection: Viktor Goglidze - Selected Games ;

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additions

https://www.chess.com/blog/kamalaka...

https://www.chess.com/blog/simaginf...

https://www.chess.com/blog/simaginf... --> Georgy Lisitsin

https://de.chessbase.com/post/der-u... --> Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov

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check Game Collection: 0 for further candidates

125
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1893 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Tolush, 1947 
(E72) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

130
Rauzer vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

135
Bondarevsky vs Aronin, 1951 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

139
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 57 moves, 0-1

145
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

147
Bogoljubov vs Nenarokov, 1925
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

151
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1944 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 0-1

155
Dzindzichashvili vs Furman, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Simagin - N -w/ 19...Qxf6
O Moiseev vs Simagin, 1951 
(E70) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Rpp:BN + attack
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

Simagin
Simagin vs Stein, 1961 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Simagin's brilliant masterpiece
Simagin vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

wire to wire win
Chigorin vs Davydow, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Tolush
Tolush vs V Ciocaltea, 1953 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Tolush - 58...Rg4+!!
A Khasin vs Tolush, 1957 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 69 moves, 0-1

Tolush
Tolush vs Aronin, 1957 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 33 moves, 1-0

Tolush
Korchnoi vs Tolush, 1952 
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Makogonov
V Makogonov vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D94) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 1-0

Tuk ?!
V Tukmakov vs D Norwood, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

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