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Vladimir Alatortsev
Number of games in database: 406
Years covered: 1926 to 1965

Overall record: +133 -134 =139 (49.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (52) 
    E21 E37 E34 E53 E46
 Orthodox Defense (23) 
    D50 D51 D63 D64 D55
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D37 D30 D31 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    E00 A41 A46 A40 D02
 Old Indian (12) 
    A54 A53
 Catalan (11) 
    E01 E02 E04 E06 E08
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (28) 
    D11 D13 D16 D15 D10
 French Defense (24) 
    C18 C01 C05 C11 C07
 Ruy Lopez (23) 
    C93 C77 C98 C87 C90
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C93 C90 C87 C98 C91
 English, 1 c4 e5 (14) 
    A25 A27 A28 A20 A22
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    E00 D02 A45 A40 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Bronstein vs Alatortsev, 1944 0-1
   Alatortsev vs Kholmov, 1948 1/2-1/2
   Alatortsev vs Chekhover, 1937 1-0
   Alatortsev vs Lilienthal, 1935 1-0
   Chekhover vs Alatortsev, 1940 0-1
   Keres vs Alatortsev, 1950 0-1
   Rauzer vs Alatortsev, 1934 0-1
   Alatortsev vs G Goldberg, 1932 1-0
   Ufimtsev vs Alatortsev, 1947 0-1
   Bronstein vs Alatortsev, 1947 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leningrad Championship (1932)
   USSR Championship (1931)
   Moscow-Prague (1946)
   USSR Championship (1950)
   Moscow Championship (1946)
   USSR Championship (1933)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   Leningrad/Moscow training (1939)
   URS-ch10 (1937)
   Moscow (1935)
   Moscow Championship (1942)
   Tbilisi (1965)
   Moscow Championship 1944/45 (1945)
   USSR Championship (1944)
   USSR Championship (1947)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Chess a la Torte: Games of Vladimir Alatortsev by Resignation Trap
   Leningrad Championship 1932 by Phony Benoni

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(born May-15-1909, died Jan-13-1987, 77 years old) Russia

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Vladimir Alexeyevich Alatortsev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Awarded the IM title in 1950 at its inception by FIDE and an Emeritus GM title in 1983, he was joint Leningrad Champion in 1933-34 and joint Moscow Champion in 1936 and 1937.

Alatortsev also competed 'hors concours' in the Latvian Championship of 1945, which he also won.

He came to the fore in Soviet Chess in the early 1930s and finished second to Mikhail Botvinnik in the 1933 USSR Championship.

Alatortsev drew a match with Andre Lilienthal (+4, =4, -4) in 1935 and eventually turned to chess organisation and teaching. From 1954 - 1961, he was head of the Soviet chess organisation. Alatortsev played in nine USSR Championships from 1931 to 1950.

Wikipedia article: Vladimir Alatortsev

Last updated: 2022-04-10 23:53:39

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 442  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alatortsev vs A Vaits  1-0401926MatchA60 Benoni Defense
2. A Batuev vs Alatortsev  0-1311929LeningradD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
3. Y Rokhlin vs Alatortsev 1-0391929LeningradA44 Old Benoni Defense
4. Levenfish vs Alatortsev  0-1281929Ch Leningrad (1/2 final)D95 Grunfeld
5. L Kubbel vs Alatortsev  1-0221929Ch Leningrad (1/2 final)C01 French, Exchange
6. Alatortsev vs Y Rokhlin  0-1361929LeningradD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Alatortsev vs Botvinnik 0-1321931Leningrad Championship 1930/31E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
8. Y Vilner vs Alatortsev  0-1381931Leningrad Championship 1930/31B10 Caro-Kann
9. Alatortsev vs P Romanovsky  0-1531931Leningrad Championship 1930/31E16 Queen's Indian
10. Alatortsev vs N Sorokin  ½-½491931URS-ch sfE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
11. Alatortsev vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½631931URS-ch sfA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
12. V Sozin vs Alatortsev  ½-½671931USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
13. V Rauzer vs Alatortsev  ½-½691931USSR ChampionshipD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
14. Alatortsev vs B Verlinsky  ½-½571931USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. I Kan vs Alatortsev  ½-½471931USSR ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
16. Alatortsev vs A Zamikhovsky 1-0271931USSR ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. F Bohatirchuk vs Alatortsev 1-0281931USSR ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
18. Alatortsev vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0271931USSR ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
19. Botvinnik vs Alatortsev 1-0271931USSR ChampionshipE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
20. Alatortsev vs N Riumin  ½-½521931USSR ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. V Kirillov vs Alatortsev  ½-½741931USSR ChampionshipA25 English
22. Alatortsev vs Lisitsin 0-1311931USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
23. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Alatortsev  0-1501931USSR ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
24. Alatortsev vs N Sorokin  1-0231931USSR ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Kasparian vs Alatortsev 1-0531931USSR ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 442  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  waddayaplay: Vladimir Alatortsev (14.05 1909 - ? )

He wrote a chess book in 1960 called something like Modern Chess Theory. Its first part deals with the development of style, spanning from Morphy to Tal. The second part (the largest part) is about piece development, pawn structures, space, etc. Many examples from contemporary games. Also examples from older games by Chigorin, Steinitz and Morphy. 401 diagrams, 335 pages.

Apr-07-05  Resignation Trap: Date of death: January 13, 1987.
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  Benzol: <Resignation Trap> Thanks mate!
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  Gypsy: Trener of Smyslov in late 1940's. His theoretical speciality was utilization of weak collor-complexes in middle game. (ref. Kotov-Yudovich)
Jul-26-05  euripides: <utilization of weak collor-complexes in middle game> As in Alatortsev vs Capablanca, 1935
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  Gypsy: <euripides> Smooth play by Black and rather dis-harmonious by White. Maybe this game inspired Alatorcev to study such things. Of course, it is easy to like an idiot when losing to Capablanca.
Jul-27-05  euripides: <gypsy> very true.
Aug-22-08  myschkin: . . .

aka <V. Alatorcev> never got the opportunity to compete outside the Soviet Union. He was awarded an Honorary Emeritus Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1983. This was clearly well deserved, since his win at Leningrad 1938 and his second place in the Soviet Championship 1933 were definitely strong Grandmaster results.

E-Book "Interaction of figures and pawns in chess"
(1956, in Russian, Format: DjVu)

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  GrahamClayton: <myschkin>He was awarded an Honorary Emeritus Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1983.

Very interesting. Have there been any other players who have also been awarded an Honorary GM title by FIDE?

Apr-22-10  HSOL: GrahamClayton:
I'm quite certain FIDE awarded several Grandmaster Emeritus titles in the early-mid-80s.

I've found on wikipedia Jonathan Penrose and Harry Golombek mentioned as Grandmaster Emeritus.

Another one is Erik Lundin who got the GM title in 1983, probably at least 20 years after he was last competitive internationally.

I guess Alexander Konstantinopolsky also is one considered he got the GM title in 1983 while being born 1910.

Lodewijk Prins and Raul Sanguinetti got the GM title retroactive in 1982. FIDE's own wording according to an Informator.

May-14-10  wordfunph: GM Vladimir Alatortsev is a hydraulic engineer.
Jun-05-10  whiteshark: "Alatortsev Vladimir Alekseevich (was born in 1909) - chessmaster USSR since 1931, international master from the moment of establishment of a rank, international arbitrator since 1953. The engineer - hydraulic. The candidate of pedagogical sciences. Moscow. "Burevestnik". Alatortsev took part in many large competitions. For the first time by playing in a championship of Leningrad in 1929, he in 1931 has occupied 3 place, in 1932 -2, and in 1933-34 -1-2.

From performances in championships of Moscow are most successful 1936 and 1937 (1-2), 1943-44 (3-4), 1946 (3-6). Alatortsev divided 1-2 places in the Transcaucasian tournament 1933, championship ACSTS 1938. In the second Moscow international tournament 1935 has divided 11-14 p. In this year has played by draw a match with Lilienthal (+ 4-4 = 4), but in 1940 has lost to Levenfish (+ 2 -5 =7). In 1945 has won off contest a championship of Latvian SSR. The nine-multiple participant of championships USSR (7-10, 8-16, 18), best has played in 7 - 3-6p, 8 - 2p, 9 -5-8 p, 18 - 7-10.

Last years Alatortsev seldom acts in competitions. He has finished graduate school under the theory and technique of teaching of a chess CCIRFC, and in 1956 has upheld the dissertation " About some questions of the general theory of a chess (to understanding of bases of modern strategy) ", now is the senior scientific employee of this institute. During a years of time Alatortsev was by the chairman of chess section, after federation a USSR. "The Mark of honour " is awarded by an award for merits in the field of a chess. The editor of a chess department of the newspaper " Evening Moscow ", author of the several books and many articles.

Chess dictionary,1964 "


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  GrahamClayton: Alatortsev was Vassily Smyslov's second for the 1948 Moscow/Hague world championship tournament.
Sep-08-20  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Alatortsev


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