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Vladislav Shiyanovsky
Number of games in database: 89
Years covered: 1947 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2255
Overall record: +21 -28 =40 (46.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-22-1929, died May-10-2006, 76 years old) Ukraine

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Vladislav Ivanovich Shiyanovsky was a Soviet Master of Sports (1957).

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Shiyanovsky vs Korchnoi 0-1351947LeningradD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. V Shiyanovsky vs Stein  1-0271950Ukraine Team ChB03 Alekhine's Defense
3. V Shiyanovsky vs Lipnitsky  1-0171952UkraineB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
4. Tal vs V Shiyanovsky 1-0441955RigaB03 Alekhine's Defense
5. Korchnoi vs V Shiyanovsky  ½-½201955RigaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Boleslavsky vs V Shiyanovsky  ½-½341955URS-ch sfC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
7. V Shiyanovsky vs L Shamkovich 1-0471956URSC02 French, Advance
8. V Shiyanovsky vs A Reshko  ½-½411957URS-ch sfB15 Caro-Kann
9. V Shiyanovsky vs Vasiukov  ½-½421957URS-ch sfE70 King's Indian
10. Petrosian vs V Shiyanovsky 1-0261957URS-ch sfE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
11. V Shiyanovsky vs Boleslavsky  ½-½321957URS-ch sfE81 King's Indian, Samisch
12. V Shiyanovsky vs Geller  ½-½581957URS-ch sfE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
13. A Bannik vs V Shiyanovsky  0-1721957URS-ch sfC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. Nezhmetdinov vs V Shiyanovsky 1-0301957URS-ch sfB06 Robatsch
15. V Shiyanovsky vs Zamikhovsky  ½-½421958Kiev-chA16 English
16. A Bannik vs V Shiyanovsky  0-1611958UKR-chC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
17. Zamikhovsky vs V Shiyanovsky  ½-½331958UKR-chE15 Queen's Indian
18. Boleslavsky vs V Shiyanovsky  ½-½331958Kiev-chE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
19. Savon vs V Shiyanovsky  ½-½131959UKR-chA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
20. V Shiyanovsky vs A Bannik  ½-½241959UKR-chE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
21. Zamikhovsky vs V Shiyanovsky  0-1641959UKR-chE77 King's Indian
22. V Shiyanovsky vs Zamikhovsky  ½-½391960Avantgard-chA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Bronstein vs V Shiyanovsky  1-0441960Odessa ch-URS sfC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
24. Stein vs V Shiyanovsky  1-0321960UKR-chC77 Ruy Lopez
25. V Shiyanovsky vs Y Sakharov  1-0421960UKR-chC16 French, Winawer
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Mar-27-13  Gottschalk: [Event "Ch Ukraine"]
[Site "Kiev (Ukraine)"]
[Date "1960.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Vladislav Shiyanovsky"]
[Black "Yury Sakharov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C16"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]
[Remark ""]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 b6 5.Qg4 Bf8 6.Nf3 Qd7 7.Bd2 Ba6 8.Bxa6 Nxa6 9.O-O Ne7 10.Nd1 Ng6 11.h4 h5 12.Qg3 Be7 13.Ng5 Bxg5 14.Bxg5 c5 15.c3 Nf8 16.Qf3 Rc8 17.Ne3 Nb8 18.Rfd1 c4 19.b3 cxb3 20.axb3 b5 21.c4 bxc4 22.bxc4 dxc4 23.d5 Ng6 24.dxe6 Qxe6 25.Nf5 O-O 26.Nxg7 Nxe5 27.Qg3 Qg6 28.Qxe5 Qxg7 29.Bf6 Qg6 30.Ra3 Rfe8 31.Qa1 c3 32.Rxc3 Rxc3 33.Qxc3 Kh7 34.Rd5 Re6 35.Rg5 Qxf6 36.Qc2+ Kh6 37.Qd1 Qxg5 38.hxg5+ Kg7 39.Qd4+ Kg6 40.Qd3+ Kg7 41.Qc3+ Kg6 42.Qc2+ Kxg5 1-0

Oct-05-15  zanzibar: I found a photograph of him across the board from Tal in the 29th USR ch Baku, 1961 here:

Oct-05-15  zanzibar: Here again is a problematic transliteration...

If <Shiyanovsky> then also <Petrosyan>, otherwise it's inconsistent.

I advocate for the simpler spelling:


Which is supported by contemporaneous reporting as well, e.g. BCM v83 issue 4 p110 -

O. Urcan also uses the simpler spelling:

Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <zed>, many of these transliterations are indeed inconsistent; at least Cafferty keeps it straight in his works.





The above listing include three competitors from the 1962 Soviet Championship, along with the city in which it was held.

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