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Masterpieces and Dramas of Soviet ch, part I
Compiled by nizmo11
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from MasterPieces and Dramas of the Soviet Championships, vol I (1920-1937), Sergey Voronkov, Elk and Ruby 202

game 1 Alekhine's Hint
P Romanovsky vs Levenfish, 1920 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

game 2, a Double Mistake (from move 32)
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1920 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 3, Dedicated to Grigoriev
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Alekhine, 1920 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 4, Fritz is Envious!
P Romanovsky vs A Rabinovich, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

game 7, A gift from Kubbel
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs A Rabinovich, 1920 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

game 8, The Gem of the tournament
I Rabinovich vs Alekhine, 1920 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

game 9, First Brilliancy Prize: 2 debentures and a chess book
P Romanovsky vs Y Vilner, 1923 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

game 10, Second Brilliancy Prize, a metallic watch
Nenarokov vs I Rabinovich, 1923
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

game 11, Third Brilliancy Prize 250 Rubles (0.3 chervonets)
F Bohatirchuk vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1923 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

game 12, A Psychological Thriller (from move 31)
Levenfish vs F Bohatirchuk, 1923
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 13, An Exception to the Rule
P Romanovsky vs Levenfish, 1923 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 0-1

game 15, First Brilliancy Prize
B Verlinsky vs Levenfish, 1924 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

game 16, Second Brilliancy Prize
F Bohatirchuk vs I Rabinovich, 1924
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

game 17, Third Brilliancy Prize
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs A S Sergeev, 1924 
(C15) French, Winawer, 20 moves, 1-0

game 18, The Workaholic Queen
I Rabinovich vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

game 19, A lost Opportunity
N Grigoriev vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

game 20, It's Never too Late to Resign
V Sozin vs S von Freymann, 1924 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

game 21, What a Pawn!
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1924 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

game 22, The Chess Le Corbusier
A Selezniev vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1924
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 53 moves, 1-0

game 23, Fiesta
S K Rozental vs P Romanovsky, 1924
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

game 24, for the Title of Soviet Champion
Bogoljubov vs P Romanovsky, 1924
(A15) English, 53 moves, 1-0

game 25, First Brilliancy Prize
B Verlinsky vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 28 moves, 1-0

game 26, Second Brilliancy Prize
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs A Kubbel, 1925 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

game 27, Third Brilliancy Prize
N Grigoriev vs P Romanovsky, 1925
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

game 28, The Missed Brilliancy Prize
Levenfish vs N Zubarev, 1925 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 29, Solo Wing Run
S von Freymann vs P Romanovsky, 1925
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

game 30, Instructive Lesson
Bogoljubov vs Nenarokov, 1925
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

game 31, Brilliant Draw
I Rabinovich vs A S Sergeev, 1925
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 32, Without Pause to Breath
P Romanovsky vs Y Vilner, 1925 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

game 33, Sozin's variation
Bogoljubov vs Y Vilner, 1925 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 28 moves, 0-1

game 34, Clash of Titans
P Romanovsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1927
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

game 35, The Art of Preparation
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

game 36, Not a Boy, But a Man
I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1927 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 0-1

game 37, The Winning Tabiya
A Model vs A S Sergeev, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

game 38, Romanovsky's Golden Collection
A A Smorodsky vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

game 39, Hypnotized by Hypermodernism
P Romanovsky vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1927 
(A06) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

game 40, Maestro von Freymann keeps his cool
S von Freymann vs V Makogonov, 1927
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

game 41, A Dress-Rehearsal for the Final
Kan vs B Verlinsky, 1929
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 53 moves, 0-1

game 42, Following in the Steps of Luminaries
B Verlinsky vs Kan, 1929
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 36 moves, 0-1

game 43, Alekhine Sends his Regards
M Makogonov vs S von Freymann, 1929
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

game 44, An Opening Disaster
Kan vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

game 45, Go Forth, Infantry!
Botvinnik vs V Silich, 1929 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

game 46 The Desperado rook (fragment)
P Izmailov vs N Grigoriev, 1929 
(000) Chess variants, 3 moves, 0-1

game 47, "Riumin's Box"
Riumin vs Rauzer, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

game 49, Payback Time II (reference to Silich-Rochlin)
Rauzer vs Y Rokhlin, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

game 50, Manuscripts Don't Burn
P Izmailov vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

game 51, A Puzzle for the Computer
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1931 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

game 52, The Somersault Death
N Sorokin vs Riumin, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

game 53, The game of his Life
Botvinnik vs Riumin, 1931 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

game 54, A Warning Bell
Riumin vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(C01) French, Exchange, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 55, Study Embryos, part I
Lisitsin vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(A15) English, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 56, Study Embryos II
V Goglidze vs A Budo, 1931 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

game 57, A Poisoned Pawn
F Bohatirchuk vs V Goglidze, 1931
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

game 58, We aren't Pawn-Pushers Here!
Alatortsev vs A Zamikhovsky, 1931 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

game 59, The Ilin-Zhenevsky Variation
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

game 60, "A Gross Blunder"
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B58) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

game 61, Don't mess with the Dragon
Rauzer vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 29 moves, 0-1

game 62, The Beauty of the Struggle
P Romanovsky vs F Bohatirchuk, 1933
(A04) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 1-0

game 63, Harakiri
Levenfish vs P Romanovsky, 1933 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

game 64, Victim of the Applause
B Verlinsky vs Levenfish, 1933
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 65, The Signature Style
I Rabinovich vs Riumin, 1933 
(A84) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

game 67, The One-Two Pawn Attack
Alatortsev vs F Bohatirchuk, 1933 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

game 68, Surprise after Surprise
Lisitsin vs V Goglidze, 1933 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

game 69, Under Four Attacks!
Levenfish vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

game 70, The Savitsky Enigma
L Savitsky vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

game 71, Hocus-Pocus
Chekhover vs V Makogonov, 1934 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 72, The First Time Over the Board
Levenfish vs Kan, 1934 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

game 73, The Queen is Checkmated!
Levenfish vs Ragozin, 1934 
(C16) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

game 74
Veresov vs Levenfish, 1934 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

game 75, The Knight Invasion
S Belavenets vs I Rabinovich, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

game 76, The Sicilian Vendetta
F Bohatirchuk vs Riumin, 1934 
(B83) Sicilian, 54 moves, 1-0

game 77, Crushing the Leader
Lisitsin vs F Bohatirchuk, 1934
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

game 78, Procrastination is the Thief of Time
I Mazel vs Riumin, 1934 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 29 moves, 0-1

game 79, The Ragozin System
Riumin vs Ragozin, 1934 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

game 80, A Trap for ... Flohr!
S Belavenets vs Veresov, 1934 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 28 moves, 1-0

game 81, A round of Miniatures I
I Rabinovich vs L Savitsky, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

game 82, miniatures II
F Bohatirchuk vs S von Freymann, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

game 83, A Calling Card for Two
Rauzer vs Alatortsev, 1934 
(C18) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 0-1

game 84, Young But Not Green
F Bohatirchuk vs L Savitsky, 1934 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

game 85, Riumin's Favorite
Konstantinopolsky vs I Rabinovich, 1937
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1-0

game 86, The Gem of Tbilisi
Panov vs Bondarevsky, 1937 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 30 moves, 0-1

game 87, Just a Masterpiece
Levenfish vs V Goglidze, 1937
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

game 88, Capablanca Style
Levenfish vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 32 moves, 1-0

game 89, Betting on His Own Loss
Panov vs V Makogonov, 1937 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

game 90, The Anti-Chatard
Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1937 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 0-1

game 91, Opening Scrollwork
S Belavenets vs Lisitsin, 1937
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

game 92, New Wine in old Wineskins
Rauzer vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

game 93, Punishment for Routine
Ragozin vs Lilienthal, 1937 
(A28) English, 22 moves, 1-0

game 94, Budo's Heroic Feat
A Budo vs V Makogonov, 1937
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

game 95, Let Him Suffer!
Ragozin vs Alatortsev, 1937
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

game 96, Tactical dessert I
Kan vs Levenfish, 1937
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 51 moves, 1-0

game 97
S Belavenets vs V Makogonov, 1937 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 0-1

game 98, Tactical Dessert III
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

game 99, A Dual in the Study
V Goglidze vs Kasparian, 1937
(C26) Vienna, 48 moves, 1-0

game 100, "Archil Take the Rook!"
A Ebralidze vs Ragozin, 1937 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

game 101, To Battle!
Levenfish vs Botvinnik, 1937 
(A17) English, 41 moves, 0-1

game 102, The Little Humpbacked Horse
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

game 103, The Favorite Knocked Down
Levenfish vs Botvinnik, 1937 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 67 moves, 1-0

game 104, The Turning Point
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1937 
(A06) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

game 105, Botvinnik's Hat Trick
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 68 moves, 1-0

game 106, The Last Ounces of Strength
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1937 
(A25) English, 40 moves, 1-0

game 107, The Winning Point
Levenfish vs Botvinnik, 1937 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

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