chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Viacheslav Ragozin vs Alexander Kotov
Moscow-ch+ (1945), Moscow URS, rd 6
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 15 more Ragozin/Kotov games
sac: 24.Rxf6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Games that have been used in game collections will have a section at the bottom which shows collections which include it. For more information, see "What are Game Collections?" on our Help Page.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-26-06  rudysanford: Interesting. Kotov almost manages to mate after 32...d4. But not close enough.

Very alert play by Ragozin. Had to look at moves 30 -> end a few times before I saw the total beauty of 33. Bxe8, freeing the Q to guard g2 and still threaten Qxe7#.

Mar-04-12  backrank: Kotov chooses a rather disadvantageous line of the Orthodox defense and is punished accordingly. Very entertaining play by Ragozin from move 24 on, however. By move 29, Black just manages to escape a queen trap, only to succumb to an even more beautiful finish, which is, in essence, a lesson on the power of the pin (30. ... Qxe5 31. Qxe5 and the pinned rook can't recapture, while for the same reason, it can't take the white queen from move 32 on).
Mar-04-12  mistreaver: Nice point is that 28... Be7 succumbs to Nf7+ followed by Bf5 and wins the queen.
Aug-04-17  Toribio3: Brutal finish by Ragozin!
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 43. Moscow 1944
from Chernev: The Russians Play Chess by backrank
Game 43 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
from yDiagonals Dice & Slice Fredthebear by fredthebear
Game 43 in The Russians Play Chess by Irving Chernev
from yRoundhouse Ruuks 4 by fredthebear
Great games that seem to be virtually unknown
by backrank
Ragozin's Selected Games
by meloncio
Game 43. Moscow 1944
from Chernev: The Russians Play Chess by SirIvanhoe
Ragozin's Selected Games
by nakul1964


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us


Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC