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Georgy Lisitsin
Number of games in database: 385
Years covered: 1928 to 1971

Overall record: +116 -115 =154 (50.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (40) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (39) 
    A15 A13 A12 A14
 King's Indian (19) 
    E67 E90 E64 E92 E94
 King's Indian Attack (10) 
    A07 A08
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D79 D85 D93 D87 D74
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D50 D61 D52 D60 D59
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (47) 
    E32 E34 E26 E21 E39
 Sicilian (40) 
    B75 B76 B70 B72 B71
 Sicilian Dragon (26) 
    B75 B70 B76 B72 B71
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 E00 D05 A40 D01
 Queen's Indian (13) 
    E15 E19 E13 E14 E17
 English (12) 
    A15 A10 A17 A16 A13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lisitsin vs Ragozin, 1934 1-0
   Lisitsin vs V Goglidze, 1933 1-0
   Lisitsin vs Tal, 1954 1-0
   Lisitsin vs Krogius, 1949 1-0
   Lisitsin vs Bronstein, 1944 1/2-1/2
   Smyslov vs Lisitsin, 1942 0-1
   V Goglidze vs Lisitsin, 1935 1/2-1/2
   Averbakh vs Lisitsin, 1948 0-1
   Lisitsin vs Korchnoi, 1956 1/2-1/2
   Lisitsin vs B Verlinsky, 1933 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1933)
   USSR Championship (1954)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   URS-ch10 (1937)
   Moscow Championship (1942)
   USSR Championship (1939)
   Leningrad Championship (1932)
   USSR Championship (1948)
   USSR Championship (1931)
   Leningrad (1934)
   USSR Championship (1940)
   USSR Championship (1944)
   Moscow (1935)
   USSR Championship (1955)

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(born Oct-11-1909, died Mar-20-1972, 62 years old) Russia
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Georgy Mikhailovich Lisitsin was born in St Petersburg, Russia. He was Leningrad Champion in 1933-34 (jointly), 1939 and 1947 (jointly) and was awarded the IM title in 1950. He passed away in Leningrad.

The Lisitsin Gambit (1.Nf3 f5 2.e4) is named after him. A similar line starting 1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 is sometimes called the Neo-Lisitsin.

Wikipedia article: Georgy Lisitsin

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 401  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lisitsin vs P Ostrovsky  0-1231928Ch Trade UnionA38 English, Symmetrical
2. Lisitsin vs G Stepanov (Schneideman)  1-0351929Soviet Physical Culture (team)A04 Reti Opening
3. Botvinnik vs Lisitsin 1-0311931Leningrad-chA53 Old Indian
4. Lisitsin vs N Shumilin  1-0531931URS-ch sfA12 English with b3
5. Lisitsin vs Vladimir Borisovich Yuriev  1-0541931URS-ch sfD85 Grunfeld
6. Lisitsin vs Riumin 0-1461931USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. V Kirillov vs Lisitsin  1-0321931USSR ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
8. Lisitsin vs Rauzer  ½-½391931USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
9. Lisitsin vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky ½-½341931USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
10. N Sorokin vs Lisitsin  1-0551931USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Lisitsin vs Kasparian 0-1281931USSR ChampionshipA15 English
12. V Goglidze vs Lisitsin  0-1421931USSR ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Lisitsin vs A Budo  ½-½541931USSR ChampionshipA12 English with b3
14. I Mazel vs Lisitsin  ½-½271931USSR ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
15. Lisitsin vs V Sozin 1-0331931USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
16. Alatortsev vs Lisitsin 0-1311931USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
17. Lisitsin vs B Verlinsky 1-0351931USSR ChampionshipA13 English
18. Kan vs Lisitsin 0-11001931USSR ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
19. Lisitsin vs A Zamikhovsky 0-1301931USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
20. F Bohatirchuk vs Lisitsin  ½-½481931USSR ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
21. Lisitsin vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½771931USSR ChampionshipA15 English
22. Botvinnik vs Lisitsin ½-½311931USSR ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Alatortsev vs Lisitsin 1-0721932Leningrad ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Lisitsin vs Chekhover 0-1671932Leningrad ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
25. A Budo vs Lisitsin  ½-½501932Leningrad ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 401  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-16-06  FICSwoodpusher: Is 1. Nf3 f5 2. e4 ... the lisitsin gambit?
Jul-16-06  Resignation Trap: <FICSwoodpusher> Yes, but it is often hyphenated with the name of Vasja Pirc .
Jan-04-07  FICSwoodpusher: Another victim of the Lisitsin gambit:

[Event "rated blitz match"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2007.01.04"]
[Round "?"]
[White "lrzal"]
[Black "Gnasher"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1657"]
[BlackElo "1742"]
[ECO "A04"]
[TimeControl "300"]

1. Nf3 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Ng5 Nf6 4. d3 exd3 5. Bxd3 e6 6. Nxh7 Bb4+ 7. c3 Be7 8. Bg6# Gnasher checkmated 1-0

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  GrahamClayton: Lisitsin also finished =1st with Vitaly Chekhover in the 1936 Trades Unions championship tournament in Moscow. He also played in 10 USSR Championship tournaments between 1931 and 1956, finishing =3rd in 1933 and =4th in 1954.

Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, "Oxford Companion to Chess", 2nd edition, OUP, 1992

During the 1954 championship, Lisitsin received a warning from the arbiters due to his constant adjusting of his pieces, which disurbed his opponent's concentration.

Source: Bernard Cafferty and Mark Taimanov, "The Soviet Championship", Cadogan Books, 1998

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  whiteshark: Bio:

photo Leningrad 1934:

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  whiteshark: <…the wise learn by Georgy Lisitsin >

--Proverbs 21:11

Feb-19-09  laskereshevsky: <Weißer Hai>

Nice Photo, but there is a mistake...

The two players sitting on the board are not Kmoch and Euwe, but instead Nimzowitsch and Systemsson, during a chess lesson with the theme "how to properly play the opening" to a group of Sovietic chess masters....

Notice the adouring faces of the Bolscevics until the two master are through the lesson by showing theyre famous game

Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927


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  whiteshark: Right, <laskereshevsky>!! You have hawkeyes and a *stinging tongue*. :D:D
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  Phony Benoni: <GrahamClyton: He also played in 10 USSR Championship tournaments between 1931 and 1956, finishing =3rd in 1933 and =4th in 1954.>

I believe Hooper and Whyld have miscounted. Lisitsin seems to have played in 11 USSR Championships:

1. 1931 (10-12)
2. 1933 (3-5)
3. 1934/5 (5-8)
4. 1937 (5-7)
5. 1939 (7)
6. 1940 (11-12)
7. 1944 (11-14)
8. 1948 (6-9)
9. 1954 (4-5)
10 1955 (15-16)
11 1956 (18)

This is taken from crosstables in the Cafferty/Taimnov book., and can be verified by looking at the collections of USSR Championships (see Game Collection: USSR Championship Tournament Index for a quick list).

Apr-19-10  Roemer: Is this the same Lisitsin who wrote a book Bobby Fischer had to read before the match with Spassky? How does that book compare to A. Suetin's "Lehrbuch fur Fortgeschrittene"?
Sep-28-13  Karpova: <GrahamClayton: Lisitsin also finished =1st with Vitaly Chekhover in the 1936 Trades Unions championship tournament in Moscow.>

The 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung' of May 1936 reports on p. 141 that they played a match in Moscow afterwards. It ended drawn +1 -1 =10.

Oct-05-17  Whitehat1963: Illicit sin. Great name.
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  whiteshark: Some fine read + compilation on this master:

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