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Vasily Panov
Number of games in database: 199
Years covered: 1928 to 1956

Overall record: +61 -76 =62 (46.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (26) 
    C75 C77 C65 C61 C79
 Sicilian (19) 
    B80 B75 B83 B76 B91
 French Defense (16) 
    C13 C18 C15 C12 C00
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B15 B17 B14 B10 B18
 French (8) 
    C13 C12 C00 C11
 French Winawer (7) 
    C18 C15 C19 C17
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C97 C84 C77 C74 C87
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (14) 
    C97 C84 C87 C98 C90
 Old Indian (14) 
    A53 A54
 King's Indian (12) 
    E67 E60 E62 E90 E70
 Sicilian (7) 
    B80 B84 B83
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B80 B84 B83
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Panov vs N Sorokin, 1953 1-0
   Panov vs Taimanov, 1952 1-0
   Ragozin vs Panov, 1940 0-1
   Panov vs A Poliak, 1934 1-0
   Kotov vs Panov, 1936 0-1
   Lilienthal vs Panov, 1949 0-1
   Rauzer vs Panov, 1934 0-1
   Ragozin vs Panov, 1934 1/2-1/2
   Panov vs S Von Freymann, 1934 1-0
   Panov vs Konstantinopolsky, 1948 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1939)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   USSR Championship (1940)
   USSR Championship (1948)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow 1942 National Tournament by jessicafischerqueen

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(born Nov-01-1906, died Jan-18-1973, 66 years old) Russia

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Vasily Nikolayevich Panov was born on the 1st of November 1906 in Kozelsk, Russia. Awarded the IM title in 1950 he won the Moscow Championship of 1929 [rusbase-1]. Chess correspondent for Izvestia he contributed much to the theory of the Caro-Kann and the Ruy Lopez.

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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 199  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Panov vs N Zubarev  1-0401928Ch MoscowA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Panov vs Bernstein  1-0441928Ch MoscowA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Panov vs Nenarokov  0-1471928Ch MoscowA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kan vs Panov  0-1371928Ch MoscowE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. N Grigoriev vs Panov  0-1431928Ch MoscowB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
6. Panov vs N Sorokin  0-1521929USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
7. Panov vs A S Bernshteyn  1-0491929USSR ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. S Slonim vs Panov  0-1381930MoskowD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. A Kubbel vs Panov  0-1461931Ch URS (1/2 final)C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
10. Panov vs V G Kirillov  0-1841931Ch URS (1/2 final)A07 King's Indian Attack
11. Panov vs A Poliak 1-0311934MoscowC13 French
12. I Rabinovich vs Panov 1-0431934USSR Championship 1934/35A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
13. Panov vs Alatortsev 0-1531934USSR Championship 1934/35C18 French, Winawer
14. Lisitsin vs Panov  1-0681934USSR Championship 1934/35E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. Panov vs M Yudovich Sr. 1-0311934USSR Championship 1934/35B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
16. Kan vs Panov  ½-½381934USSR Championship 1934/35C14 French, Classical
17. Panov vs F Bohatirchuk  ½-½291934USSR Championship 1934/35C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
18. Ragozin vs Panov ½-½451934USSR Championship 1934/35C14 French, Classical
19. Panov vs I Mazel  0-1331934USSR Championship 1934/35C41 Philidor Defense
20. S Belavenets vs Panov  0-1431934USSR Championship 1934/35C49 Four Knights
21. Panov vs Veresov 0-1371934USSR Championship 1934/35B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
22. Riumin vs Panov  1-0421934USSR Championship 1934/35E26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. Panov vs V Makogonov 0-1341934USSR Championship 1934/35B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
24. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Panov 0-1421934USSR Championship 1934/35C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. L Savitsky vs Panov  1-0401934USSR Championship 1934/35E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Oct-21-06  notyetagm: Anyone have any idea where I can buy the Russian-language book <Kapablanca> by Panov?


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  Calli: <notagmyet>

Oct-22-06  notyetagm: <Calli: <notagmyet>;

Mucho thanks, <Calli>. :-)

Nov-01-06  BIDMONFA: Vasily Panov

PANOV, Vasily N.

Nov-01-06  Caissanist: <The17thPawn:> There is also currently an online utility that will do the conversion at
Nov-01-06  gauer: Panov is well-known for the Caro-Kan attack named for him, but I also sometimes see in the Spanish Closed game that there is a set-up called the Panov formation. What's the theory of the latter attack plan, and is it good for black to avoid it, or has black found improvements?
Nov-01-06  2021: Happy birthday Panov!
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  whiteshark: PANOV, Vasily N.
Nov-01-07  xrt999: <gauer: Panov is well-known for the Caro-Kan attack named for him>

In top level play, Panov was +0 -0 =3 with this opening (Caro-Kann with 4.c4) and in each game he played different 6th moves: Be3, Bf4, and Bg5, drawing each one. Not exactly mind-boggling success to get an opening named after you.

It must be that he either introduced this new variation of the Caro, or he wrote about it extensively.

Nov-01-07  RookFile: Well, it was called the Panov-Botvinnik attack, I can attest to that.
Nov-01-07  xrt999: Right, so why is Panov's name associated with 4.c4, since Botvinnik was +6 -2 =1 as white with 4.c4?

Of those nine games, he played 6.Bg5 five times, and therefore I always assumed that 6.Bg5 was <the> Panov-Botvinnik attack. (Botvinnik was +3 -2 =0 with 6.Bg5 as white.)

Nov-01-07  RookFile: That happens with a lot of things. Take for example the Fischer variation of the Nimzo - a line that Alekhine was playing before Fischer was even born, against Reshevsky, and others.
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

<The loser is always at fault.>

-- Panov

It rings true. :D

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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day: "The loser is always at fault." (Panov)

<The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.> (Hegel)

Jun-26-08  babakova: Not if it's poker...
Dec-29-08  jamesmaskell: Its amazing that Panov and Botvinnik didnt actually play the Panov Botvinnik that many times...
Jun-02-09  Fanacas: Many people who have openings to there names dont play it much, it could be becous there arent that many annontet games of them or that they simply just studied the opening. (steinitz on the other end played alsmost all of hist opening constantly)
Nov-01-09  Ghost of Merlin: happy birthday vasily! it's my mom's birthday too...
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  wordfunph: "I consider every opponent to be a strong player until he proves the opposite."

- Vasily Panov

rest in peace IM Panov..

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  brankat: R.I.P. master Panov.
Nov-01-12  talisman: happy birthday Vasily.
Nov-01-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Rest In Peace IM Vasily Panov.

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: IM Vasily Panov.
May-10-15  TheFocus: <The loser is always at fault> - Vasily Panov.
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  HeMateMe: Panov in Detroit/

I asked for an autograph/

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