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Sergey Fedorovich Lebedev
Number of games in database: 58
Years covered: 1895 to 1941
Overall record: +20 -29 =9 (42.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1868, died Dec-1942, 74 years old) Russia

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S.F. Lebedev lived in Saint Petersburg before World War I, during and after the war (Petrograd, Leningrad). He took 4th at Moscow 1899 (the 1st All-Russian Masters' Tournament, Mikhail Chigorin won), took 3rd at St. Petersburg 1900 (Chigorin and Alexander M Levin for 8–10th at Moscow 1900/01 (the 2nd RUS-ch won by Chigorin), thrice won, jointly with Grigory Helbach, ahead of M Abkin , and ahead of Emmanuel Schiffers in St. Petersburg in 1901, and tied for 9–10th in the Kiev 1903 chess tournament (the 3rd RUS-ch, Chigorin won).

He shared 2nd with Simon Alapin, behind Sergey von Freymann, in 1907, won (Quadrangular) in 1908, tied for 7–8th (All-Russian Amateur Tournament, Alexander Alekhine won) in 1909, tied for 1st–3rd with Freymann and Grigory Levenfish in 1910.

Wikipedia article: Sergey Lebedev (chess player)

Wikipedia article: Лебедев, Сергей Фёдорович (шахматист)

Last updated: 2022-09-12 04:02:03

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 58  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Seyboth vs S F Lebedev  ½-½421895MatchC00 French Defense
2. S F Lebedev vs H Seyboth  0-1391895MatchC60 Ruy Lopez
3. H Seyboth vs S F Lebedev  0-1401895MatchC00 French Defense
4. S F Lebedev vs Chigorin  1-05118991st All-Russian-ch MajorD04 Queen's Pawn Game
5. S F Lebedev vs Chigorin 0-1301900RUS corrD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
6. Chigorin vs S F Lebedev 0-1261900St. PetersburgC00 French Defense
7. A Markov vs S F Lebedev  1-0491900MoscowC10 French
8. S F Lebedev vs Chigorin 1-0181900St. PetersburgD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. S F Lebedev vs S Tolstoy  0-13919005th Novoye vremya tournamentD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. S F Lebedev vs K Behting  0-12619005th Novoye vremya corrD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. K Behting vs S F Lebedev  1-02319005th Novoye vremya corrC60 Ruy Lopez
12. S F Lebedev vs G Helbach  1-0231900St PetersburgC44 King's Pawn Game
13. I A Zybin vs S F Lebedev  1-0371901corrC53 Giuoco Piano
14. S F Lebedev vs V Nenarokov  0-13619012nd All-Russian TournamentC45 Scotch Game
15. V A Boyarkov vs S F Lebedev  0-14919012nd All-Russian TournamentD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. S F Lebedev vs Schiffers  0-13919012nd All-Russian TournamentA44 Old Benoni Defense
17. Chigorin vs S F Lebedev 1-02219012nd All-Russian TournamentC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
18. B Yankovich vs S F Lebedev 0-12119012nd All-Russian TournamentA02 Bird's Opening
19. V Yurevich vs S F Lebedev 1-02419033rd Russian National TournamentC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
20. Rubinstein vs S F Lebedev 1-05919033rd Russian National TournamentC10 French
21. S F Lebedev vs Schiffers  1-05419033rd Russian National TournamentD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
22. S F Lebedev vs S Izbinsky 1-01519033rd Russian National TournamentB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
23. Znosko-Borovsky vs S F Lebedev  ½-½6819033rd Russian National TournamentC10 French
24. S F Lebedev vs F Duz-Khotimirsky  ½-½7819033rd Russian National TournamentC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
25. S F Lebedev vs Salwe  0-14719033rd Russian National TournamentD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Aug-24-08  myschkin: . . .
Russian Chess Master <Sergey Fedorovich Lebedev> (1868-1942)

Sergey F. Lebedev - Sergei L. Tolstoy
Russia, corr. 1900
Queen's gambit Accepted [D25]

First published in 'Novoe Vremya', 21. Sept. 1900, page 5

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4 5.Bbxc4 e6 6.Qb3 Bxf3 7.gxf3 b6 8.Rg1 c6 9.Nc3 b5 10.Be2 g6 11.Bd2 g6 12.Rc1 a4 13. Qc2 Nd5 14.Nxd5 exd5 15.e4 Bg7 16.e5 0-0 17.Bd3 Qe7 18.a3

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18...Bxe5?? (18...Qh4 is sounder)

19.dxe5 Qxe5+ 20.Kf1 Qxh2 21.Bxg6?

An unwise attempt to counter attack, presumably overlooking the strength of the reply.

21...Qh3+! (21...hxg6?? 22.Rxg6+ and mates)

22.Ke2 Qe6+?! (a risking winning attempt. 22...fxg6 23.Rxg6+ Kf7 is about equal.)

23.Be4+ Kh8

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24.Qc3+? (White misses the decisive brilliancy 24.Bh6!! Qxh6 25.Rh1)

24...f6 25.Bh6 Rf7 26.Rg4 (26.Rgd1! and white still stands somewhat better as the bishop cannot be captured yet.)

26...Nd7 27.Rcg1 Ne5! (Tolstoy junior shows some class; he spurns the bishop and plays for more complications.) 28.Qa5?! (Flashy, but not the best defence.) 28...Rfa7 29.Rg8+? (29.Rg7! was the last chance.) 29...Rxg8 30.Qxa7 Ng6 31.Rg4 dxe4 32.Rxe4 Ne5 33.Qd4 Nxf3!? 34.Kxf3 Qh3+ 35.Ke2 Qxh6 36.Re6 Qh5+ 37.Kd2 Qg5+ 38.Kc3?Qc1+ 39.Kd3? Qd1+ 0-1

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  Tabanus: <myschkin> That game is for the time being placed under Sergei Fedorovich Lebedev
May-13-11  myschkin: . . .

Thank you <Tabanus> .. nice surprise while blind flying through the cgverse!

Black: (Sergius) Sergei Tolstoy


".. I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, <some deep chesstalk> - such is my idea of happiness. .."

(from the short novel "Family Happiness" by Leo Tolstoy )

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Aug-26-12  Karpova: Some of Lebedev's successes:

1901: +1 =3 -0 against Georg Marco and +1 -1 against Von Scheve

1902: Blindfold +1 =1 -0 against Von Bardeleben

1908: St. Petersburg Chess Club Champion ahead of Von Freymann, A. Romanovsky and Evtifeev (after 2 rounds replaced by Helbach) winning every mini-match also.

Won many St. Petersburg Club tournaments and beat Chigorin between 1899 and 1900 in 3 tournament games.

From page 345 of the 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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