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Vladimir Antoshin
Number of games in database: 855
Years covered: 1951 to 1988
Overall record: +279 -214 =362 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-14-1929, died May-13-1994, 64 years old) Russia

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Vladimir Sergeyevich Antoshin was born in Moscow. He was awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1964. As a young man Vladimir was a high achiever, principally as part of the USSR's highly successful Student Olympiad team of 1954-56. The team won the silver medal at the first ever Student Olympiad in Oslo 1954 and then took gold medals at Lyons 1955 and at Uppsala 1956.(1) He also won 1st prize at the International tournament at Zinnowitz in 1966, scoring +8 =6 -1, taking first place ahead of Wolfgang Uhlmann.

Antoshin became a tournament organiser and trainer to the USSR Olympiad team, maintained a second career as a technical designer, and (according to Mark Taimanov) had strong links with the KGB.(2)

Antoshin chose to play correspondence chess throughout the 1950s, culminating in his winning the USSR Correspondence Championship of 1960. He was a noted opening theorist and has opening variations in the Philidor and Dutch named after him.

(1) Wikipedia article: Vladimir Antoshin

(2) The Soviet Championships. Cadogan Chess. p. 92. ISBN 1-85744-201-6.

Last updated: 2017-03-19 17:04:11

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 855  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Boleslavsky vs Antoshin 1-0271951URS-ch sf SverdlovskD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
2. G Ilivitsky vs Antoshin 1-0261951URS-ch sf SverdlovskA90 Dutch
3. Antoshin vs Y Shaposhnikov 1-0311951URS-ch sf SverdlovskC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Geller vs Antoshin 1-0331951URS-ch sf SverdlovskD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
5. Estrin vs Antoshin 1-0881952Moscow ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
6. Antoshin vs V Lyublinsky  1-0261952Moscow ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. Antoshin vs Flohr  ½-½371952Moscow ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
8. V Glotov vs Antoshin 1-0401952Moscow ChampionshipA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
9. Lilienthal vs Antoshin  ½-½461952Moscow ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Y Gusev vs Antoshin 0-1291952Moscow ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. E Korchmar vs Antoshin  0-1261952URS-ch sf MinskA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Antoshin vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0421952Moscow ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
13. G Ravinsky vs Antoshin 0-1451952Moscow ChampionshipC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
14. Antoshin vs Averbakh 1-0351952Moscow ChampionshipB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. Antoshin vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½411952Moscow ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
16. E Stoliar vs Antoshin  0-1441952URS-ch sf MinskC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
17. Antoshin vs Simagin ½-½891952Moscow ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
18. S Kogan vs Antoshin  0-1451952Moscow ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
19. Korchnoi vs Antoshin  ½-½741952URS-ch sf MinskB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
20. B Baranov vs Antoshin  0-1551952Moscow ChampionshipE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
21. Antoshin vs B Goldenov  1-0481952URS-ch sf MinskA06 Reti Opening
22. Antoshin vs A Chistiakov 0-1351952Moscow ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
23. Antoshin vs Kotov  ½-½261952Moscow ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. Antoshin vs Estrin  0-1311953Moscow ChampionshipC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
25. Antoshin vs Bronstein 0-1351953Moscow ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
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  Chessical: Vladimir Antoshin,International Chess Grandmaster (1964), made siginificant contributions to the theory of the Dutch. 10th 22nd USSR championship 1955, 7th 35th USSR Open Championship 1967.
May-21-07  Themofro: Creator of the Antoshin variation of the Bird's Opening, early c3, d3, aiming for Qc2 to back up the e4 push. There has sadly been a varation found that gives black solid equality in it, so not as daring as some other Bird's Opening lines. Still, almost know one knows the black line in it, and it is a fine shock weapon, even if someone is prepared for you playing the Bird's, they WON'T be for you playing the Antoshin. Overall a fine contribution to chess made by this similarly excellent GM.
Mar-20-11  SvetlanaBabe: Yes, he was a very strong player in his day. Known for his hard work and preparation. A good role model.
Apr-22-11  Eastfrisian: Can't find anywhere date and place of death.
Apr-22-11  shivasuri4: Place of death was Moscow,date's unknown.
Apr-22-11  parisattack: One of many under appreciated Soviet GMs of the 40s-50s-60s.
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  Fusilli: <shivasuri4: Place of death was Moscow,date's unknown.> The bio says dead in 1994. Is this in doubt?
May-16-11  shivasuri4: No,but the exact date(not the year) is in doubt.
May-14-12  LoveThatJoker: GM Antoshin, today you are remembered!


May-14-12  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Antoshin

ANTOSHIN, Vladimir

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  FSR: Vladimir Antoshin died at the chessic age of 64, like Robert James Fischer, William Steinitz, Howard Staunton, Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, Vladimir Savon, Albin Planinc, Edmar Mednis, Vitaly Halberstadt, Giulio Cesare Polerio, Octavio Troianescu, Maximilian Ujtelky, Paul Tautvaisas, Claude Frizzel Bloodgood, and Karl Marx.
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  Fusilli: <FSR: Vladimir Antoshin died at the chessic age of 64> Just barely! The day before his 65th birthday.
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  FSR: <Fusilli> OTOH, there was some poor guy, I believe a FIDE Master and chess teacher in New York, who died last year a day before his 64th birthday.
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  Fusilli: <FSR> All this said, you know that GMs, or chess players in general, are not more likely to die at 64 than many other ages, right?

What is rather odd is that ages at death of world champions has come in pairs three times: Capablanca and Alekhine at 53, Tal and Petrosian at 55, and as you noted, Steinitz and Fischer at 64.

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  FSR: <Fusilli> Of course I know that. I'm far from stupid. It has taken me years to compile that list.
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  perfidious: Another odd pair in death as they were in life: Capablanca and Lasker died in the same New York hospital, less than fourteen months apart.
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  FSR: <perfidious> Max Pavey died at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, as Capablanca and Lasker had. Also Anne Bancroft, not known for her chess prowess. (My memory amazes even me.)
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  perfidious: <FSR>, had not known of Pavey and Bancroft also meeting their end at Mt Sinai.
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  FSR: <perfidious> No doubt many other famous people have as well.

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