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Mikhail Szebarszin
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1915 to 1930
Overall record: +4 -5 =1 (45.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-03-1892, died Jul-13-1963, 70 years old) Russia

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Mikhail Nikolayevich Shebarshin

Last updated: 2018-06-23 17:18:23

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Szebarszin vs N Katalymov  ½-½561915MatchC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
2. M Szebarszin vs V Sozin  0-1261923Demonstration tournamentE61 King's Indian
3. P Romanovsky vs M Szebarszin  1-0411923Demonstration tournamentC66 Ruy Lopez
4. B Koyalovich vs M Szebarszin  0-1301923Demonstration tournamentA03 Bird's Opening
5. Botvinnik vs M Szebarszin 1-0971926LeningradE91 King's Indian
6. M Szebarszin vs N Kosolapov  1-03319281st RSFSR ChE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
7. P Izmailov vs M Szebarszin  1-03519281st RSFSR ChD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. M Szebarszin vs Sokolsky  1-03319281st RSFSR ChD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
9. M Szebarszin vs Tyshler  0-1331930Ch RabprosD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. M Szebarszin vs Shalaev  1-0311930Ch RabprosD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  MissScarlett: <Even sixty years later the fate of some victims of the Terror remains a mystery. For example, Mikhail Sherbashin, was a Leningrad rival of Botvvinnik's with a sharp, combinational style. He was one of the few players to master blindfold play and gave a 10-board seance in 1926, winning eight and drawing two, against teams of consulting opponents. Sherbashin scored 12-1 in the 1926 Leningrad Championship Semifinals. That should have been enough to win but he finished a half point behind Botvinnik, who took 97 moves to beat him. [...] But the name of Shebarshin, a math teacher, disappeared from the chess press after the 1930 Rabpros Championship. He was charged with "attempting to organize a counterrevolutionary mutiny." Sherbashin vanished into a prison camp, where he was known to play chess and even to be regarded as camp champion. His utimate fate is unknown.>

(Soltis, Soviet Chess 1917-1991, pp.104-105)

Soltis gives a prize-winning victory of Sherbashin against Alexey Sokolsky - score submitted.

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Mikhail Nikolayevich
(3.9.1892 - 13.7.1963)

Russian military engineer
Soviet chess player of the first category
Silver medalist of the championship of the RSFSR

Lived in Novonikolaevsk (from 1925 - Novosibirsk). Arrested (22.7.1920). Convicted (5.11.1920) of the Omsk GubChK. Accused of serving in the White Army. Sentenced to imprisonment in a concentration camp. ...
Participant of the demonstration tournament in Novgorod in 1923. ...
1925 - came to Leningrad.
He worked as a mathematics teacher in school No. 197. He was actively engaged in chess. He led the chess sections at the large plants "Krasny Putilovets" and "Imeni Ilich", in the Metalworkers' Union. He played for the team of DSO Iskra, collaborated with the journal Mathematics in School. Soviet chess player A.M. Batuev later recalled that Shebarshin was widely known at that time in Leningrad: "This tall primly mathematician with glasses and a walrus mustache, along with his friend, a chess student Perfiliev, adored giving games sessions blindly." He had a well-deserved reputation as a strong chess player, "a great chess player, a worthy competitor to Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Botvinnik." 1926 - silver medalist of the championship of Leningrad. Botvinnik MM: "A difficult situation for me arose in the spring of 1926 during the championship of Leningrad. ... In the semifinals I scored 12.5 out of 13 (the heaviest game was with Shebarshin) ... The conditions for this qualifying competition were severe: only one winner got to the finals, and my partner - one of the strongest first-categorists of the city - won all the games before the meeting with me. 1928 - silver medalist of the championship of the RSFSR. Summer 1930 - winner of the All-Union championship of educators. 11.1930 - arrested and sentenced to 10 years under art. 58 (organization of counter-revolutionary actions). It is possible that the arrest predetermined the Omsk period. But it is worth considering the following point: The All-Union Chess Federation was headed by the Prosecutor of the RSFSR in 1924, and then, since 1931, by the People's Commissar of Justice of the USSR, N.V. Krylenko, known for his ruthlessness to any dissent.>

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