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Semyon Abramovich Furman
Furman 
Aronin vs Furman, 17th USSR Championship, Moscow, rd 13, Nov 5, 1949.
Source: chesspro.ru
 
Number of games in database: 514
Years covered: 1946 to 1977
Highest rating achieved in database: 2560

Overall record: +152 -146 =216 (50.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (46) 
    E54 E59 E46 E41 E53
 King's Indian (42) 
    E60 E62 E69 E67 E64
 Grunfeld (21) 
    D76 D92 D87 D78 D94
 Modern Benoni (17) 
    A57 A56 A61 A64 A60
 English (15) 
    A15 A16 A17 A18 A10
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (13) 
    D25 D26 D28 D29 D27
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (59) 
    B43 B42 B40 B32 B44
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C92 C95 C94 C77 C85
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (25) 
    C92 C95 C94 C85 C96
 Nimzo Indian (20) 
    E53 E55 E54 E29 E46
 English, 1 c4 c5 (15) 
    A34 A37 A32 A33 A30
 Queen's Indian (15) 
    E17 E14 E12 E19 E15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949 0-1
   Furman vs Smyslov, 1949 1-0
   Furman vs Keres, 1948 1-0
   Furman vs Konstantinopolsky, 1948 1-0
   Furman vs Bronstein, 1967 1-0
   Furman vs Korchnoi, 1954 1/2-1/2
   J Vatnikov vs Furman, 1949 0-1
   Furman vs Kholmov, 1963 1/2-1/2
   Furman vs Simagin, 1965 1-0
   Geller vs Furman, 1961 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1948)
   Madrid (1973)
   Bad Lauterberg (1977)
   USSR Championship (1965)
   USSR Championship (1949)
   Bucharest (1954)
   USSR Championship (1967)
   USSR Championship (1972)
   USSR Championship (1955)
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)
   USSR Championship (1957)
   USSR Championship (1963)
   USSR Championship (1959)
   USSR Championship (1958)
   USSR Championship (1969)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Semyon Furman: The Walking ECO by Resignation Trap
   Madrid 1973 by suenteus po 147


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SEMYON ABRAMOVICH FURMAN
(born Dec-01-1920, died Mar-17-1978, 57 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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Semyon Abramovich Furman was born in Pinsk, Belarus (formerly USSR). Awarded the IM title in 1954 and the GM title in 1966 he was Leningrad Champion in 1953 and 1957 (jointly). A fine theoretician he was 1st at Harrachov, 1st at the Rubinstein Memorial 1967 in Poland (scoring 11-4), 3rd at Madrid 1973 and 3rd at Bad Lauterberg 1977. In 14 USSR Championships, his best finish was 3rd in 1948, his first appearance. However, he was best known as the trainer of Anatoly Karpov. He passed away in Leningrad in 1978 after suffering a heart attack.

Wikipedia article: Semyon Furman

Last updated: 2018-04-12 13:56:05

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 514  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bronstein vs Furman 1-0571946URS-ch sf 15thC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
2. Furman vs Novotelnov  1-0411947URS-ch sfD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
3. Furman vs Geller 1-0411947URS-ch sfD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Furman vs Ufimtsev  1-0401947URS-ch sfE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. Furman vs Koblents  1-0271947URS-ch sfE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
6. Tolush vs Furman  1-0251948LeningradC30 King's Gambit Declined
7. Furman vs E Gershkovich  0-13419481st Soviet Team-ch finalD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
8. Furman vs Lisitsin  0-1421948USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Lilienthal vs Furman 0-1441948USSR ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
10. Furman vs Kholmov 1-01141948USSR ChampionshipE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
11. Tolush vs Furman  1-0781948USSR ChampionshipA28 English
12. Furman vs Averbakh 1-0361948USSR ChampionshipE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. Flohr vs Furman 1-0411948USSR ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
14. Furman vs Keres 1-0561948USSR ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
15. Bondarevsky vs Furman  ½-½421948USSR ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Furman vs Taimanov  1-0381948USSR ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
17. Kotov vs Furman  ½-½581948USSR ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
18. Furman vs Levenfish  1-0271948USSR ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
19. Alatortsev vs Furman 0-1881948USSR ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
20. Furman vs Konstantinopolsky 1-0301948USSR ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. G Ilivitsky vs Furman 1-0711948USSR ChampionshipE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
22. Furman vs Panov  1-0411948USSR ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
23. Bronstein vs Furman 1-0361948USSR ChampionshipE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
24. Furman vs Ragozin ½-½571948USSR ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
25. Aronin vs Furman  ½-½271948USSR ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 514  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-22-09  stanleys: <WhiteRook48:> <why do you mostly post on the pages of players who are dead?>

Posting a reply just for the pleasure of posting - a typical spammer

Apr-30-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Furman Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semyon...
Dec-01-09  talisman: happy birthday master furman.
Dec-01-09  Dredge Rivers: Whatever happened to his brother, Mark? :)
Dec-01-09  Shams: <Dredge Rivers: Whatever happened to his brother, Mark? :)>

He stopped getting tourney invites because he wouldn't play with the black pieces.

Dec-03-09  talisman: <Shams> now that's funny!
Dec-03-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Was he a detective on the O.J. case?
Dec-03-09  talisman: <HeMateMe> right...i think he went to utah.
Dec-01-10  dx9293: Happy Birthday to the hard-working Grandmaster and one of the first "super trainers" in chess history.
Dec-01-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Infohunter: My strongest impression of GM Furman was formed when I saw the game wherein he brought off a win by the Double Bishop Sacrifice--with the Black pieces yet! That game was V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949.
Feb-09-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Based on GM Genna Sosonko's book Russian Silhouettes, Viktor Korchnoi remembered how Semyon Furman, at a tournament in Scandinavia, each morning bought a roast chicken which then cost a dollar, which he would stealthily consume during the course of the day as his sole food.
Jul-08-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen: Rare live film footage-

<Karpov> v <Vaganian> Blitz training games 1975

(with special guest appearance by Semyon Furman)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTmv...

Jan-03-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "He studied chess all the time. He liked to use a pocket set since we didn't have much room in the house. But even without a set, he was all the time thinking about chess, in the train, in the bus. I know that look, when he listened to and did not hear what I was saying to him --- he was all wrapped up in chess."

- Alla Furman (wife of GM Semyon Furman, on GM Furman)

Dec-01-12  The Last Straw: Happy Birthday.
Dec-01-12  Everett: Bronstein mostly went solo (by choice and by circumstance) yet before and during Gothenburg 1955 he worked with Furman, and ran away with the tournament with a +10 =10.

In Sorcerer's Apprentice he goes on to say that he was not surprised to learn that the amazingly strong and mature play of the young Anatoly Karpov was honed under Furman's training.

Dec-01-13  RedShield: <Bronstein mostly went solo> He looked the type.
Dec-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I have a list of 757 games by GM Furman.

As white he played 391 games.

With those white pieces he scored +185, =126, -76.

64.1%

Dec-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: GM Semyon Abramovich Furman.
Oct-21-14  Lemon69: GM Furman's short autobiography posted on this link seems better and more accurate than what was posted here:

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/ka...

Mar-16-16  Pulpofeira: RIP Syoma.
Mar-17-16  TheFocus: Rest in peace, Semyon Furman.

Karpov's trainer.

Dec-01-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Semyon Furman.
Dec-01-17  gars: In his book "Mikhail Tal's Life and Games" Tal calls him "the White pieces World Champion".
May-11-18  Senk: https://de.chessbase.com/post/semjo...
Sep-22-19  siggemannen: The link from Lemon69 says that Furman died of stomach cancer, but the bio here says heart attack.
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