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Vladimir Antoshin
Number of games in database: 757
Years covered: 1951 to 1988

Overall record: +245 -172 =333 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 7 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (52) 
    E94 E92 E75 E60 E91
 Queen's Indian (37) 
    E12 E17 E15 E14 E18
 Nimzo Indian (37) 
    E46 E53 E54 E42 E56
 Modern Benoni (34) 
    A61 A56 A57 A70 A67
 Grunfeld (30) 
    D97 D91 D72 D71 D96
 Queen's Gambit Declined (20) 
    D37 D35 D30 D31 D36
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (73) 
    C96 C87 C82 C99 C92
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (50) 
    C96 C87 C92 C99 C85
 Philidor's Defense (43) 
 Nimzo Indian (42) 
    E52 E54 E59 E24 E50
 Semi-Slav (31) 
    D46 D43 D45 D44 D47
 English (31) 
    A10 A14 A13 A17 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Antoshin vs F Rabar, 1964 1-0
   Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 0-1
   A A Bykhovsky vs Antoshin, 1959 0-1
   I Samarin vs Antoshin, 1985 0-1
   Antoshin vs Kasparian, 1955 1-0
   Antoshin vs J Kostro, 1971 1-0
   Tal vs Antoshin, 1957 1/2-1/2
   Tolush vs Antoshin, 1956 0-1
   O Dementiev vs Antoshin, 1970 0-1
   Kan vs Antoshin, 1955 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Moscow (1963)
   USSR Championship (1956)
   USSR Championship (1955)
   USSR Championship (1970)
   USSR Championship (1957)
   USSR Championship (1967)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow 1963 by sneaky pete
   Budapest Tungsram 1973 by suenteus po 147
   1968 Capablanca memorial by gauer
   The Big Clamp for Black by kenilworthian

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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 31; games 1-25 of 757  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Boleslavsky vs Antoshin 1-0271951URS-ch sfD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
2. G Ilivitsky vs Antoshin 1-0261951URS-ch sfA90 Dutch
3. Antoshin vs Y Shaposhnikov 1-0311951URS-ch sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Geller vs Antoshin  1-0331951URS-ch sfD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
5. Antoshin vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½411952Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
6. Antoshin vs V Liublinsky  1-0261952Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
7. Estrin vs Antoshin 1-0881952Moscow-chC41 Philidor Defense
8. Antoshin vs Flohr  ½-½371952Ch MoscowB10 Caro-Kann
9. Antoshin vs Simagin ½-½891952Ch MoscowA04 Reti Opening
10. Antoshin vs Chistiakov 0-1351952Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
11. Antoshin vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0421952Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
12. Lilienthal vs Antoshin  ½-½461952Moscow-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. S Kogan vs Antoshin  0-1451952Moscow-chE16 Queen's Indian
14. Y Gusev vs Antoshin 0-1291952Moscow-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
15. E S Stoliar vs Antoshin  0-1441952URS-ch sfC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
16. Ravinsky vs Antoshin 0-1451952Moscow-chC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
17. Antoshin vs Averbakh 1-0351952Moscow-chB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
18. E Korchmar vs Antoshin  0-1261952URS-ch sfA07 King's Indian Attack
19. V Glotov vs Antoshin  1-0401952Moscow-chA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
20. B Baranov vs Antoshin  0-1551952Moscow-chE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
21. Antoshin vs Kotov  ½-½261952Moscow-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. Antoshin vs B Goldenov  1-0481952URS-ch sfA06 Reti Opening
23. M Beilin vs Antoshin 0-1311953Moscow-chC41 Philidor Defense
24. V Baranov vs Antoshin  1-0361953Moscow-chE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
25. Antoshin vs Bronstein 0-1351953Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 757  PGN Download
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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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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