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Nikolay Novotelnov
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Number of games in database: 121
Years covered: 1937 to 1967

Overall record: +44 -48 =29 (48.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (8) 
    E69 E63 E68 E70 E72
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D74 D96 D76 D77 D98
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E42 E56 E46 E23
 Semi-Slav (5) 
    D49 D44 D45 D46 D48
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E17 E18 E16
 Catalan (4) 
    E03 E08 E06
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C77 C98 C97 C96 C90
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D98 D94 D77 D85 D74
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E45 E34 E39 E22 E53
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C96 C97 C98 C99 C91
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D44 D46 D43
 Sicilian (4) 
    B23 B88 B83
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Geller vs Novotelnov, 1949 0-1
   Novotelnov vs Smyslov, 1951 1-0
   Novotelnov vs Keres, 1947 1-0
   Novotelnov vs Spassky, 1956 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   RSFSR Championship (1947)
   Moscow (1947)
   USSR Championship (1951)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow 1947 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-14-1911, died Dec-30-2006, 95 years old) Russia
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Nikolay Alexandrovich Novotelnov was born on the 14th (not on the 9th as some other sources state) of December 1911. He was awarded the IM title in 1951. He was RSFSR (Russian Federative Republic) champion in 1947.


Wikipedia article: Nikolay Novotelnov

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Novotelnov vs E Zagoryansky  0-1241937Ch Trade Unions (1/2 Final)E72 King's Indian
2. Novotelnov vs Furman  1-026194015th Ch LeningradC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
3. V A Vasiliev vs Novotelnov  1-031194015th Ch LeningradE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
4. Novotelnov vs I Rabinovich  ½-½27194015th Ch LeningradC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. Novotelnov vs D Rovner 0-1291946URS-ch sfE46 Nimzo-Indian
6. Furman vs Novotelnov  1-0411947URS-ch sfD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
7. Novotelnov vs P Dubinin  1-0421947RSFSR ChampionshipD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
8. Novotelnov vs A Ivashin  1-0631947RSFSR ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
9. I Lyskov vs Novotelnov  0-1571947RSFSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Novotelnov vs G Ilivitsky  1-0451947RSFSR ChampionshipD77 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O
11. N Aratovsky vs Novotelnov  0-1401947RSFSR ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Novotelnov vs Aronin  ½-½211947RSFSR ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. P Yasvoin vs Novotelnov  0-1641947RSFSR ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
14. Novotelnov vs R Nezhmetdinov  1-0411947RSFSR ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
15. L Shamaev vs Novotelnov 0-1401947URS-ch sfA24 English, Bremen System with ...g6
16. Novotelnov vs V Saigin  0-1441947URS-ch sfE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
17. P Trifunovic vs Novotelnov  1-0321947MoscowE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
18. Novotelnov vs Bondarevsky ½-½881947MoscowE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
19. C Kottnauer vs Novotelnov 0-1261947MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
20. Novotelnov vs Gligoric 1-0321947MoscowD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
21. Botvinnik vs Novotelnov 1-0551947MoscowD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
22. Kotov vs Novotelnov 1-0571947MoscowD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
23. Novotelnov vs K Plater  1-0691947MoscowA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Tsvetkov vs Novotelnov  0-1381947MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
25. Novotelnov vs Sokolsky  ½-½211947MoscowE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 121  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-04-05  Runemaster: The winner of today's game of the day had victories against Smyslov, Spassky, Gligoric, Keres, Geller and Flohr, as well as various other GMs. Quite a who's-who!
Apr-04-05  offramp: I once stayed at a Novotel. Don't think I saw him, though.
Apr-04-05  sneaky pete: <offramp> That's why he's called Novotel?no!
Dec-14-06  stanleys: Better later than never - Nikolay Novotelnov celebrated his 95 birthday recently.Want to wish him all the best!

Jun-25-08  vonKrolock: quote: <" Do You know that You are included into the list of the champions of Russia, beginning from A.Alekhine up to Peter <sic> Suidler? You were still the champion of the RSFSR in 1947!

- Yes? Wherefore should we remember it? It seems to me nobody needs it.

- Well, why do you say so? You are a living legend beside Andre Liliental and therefore any reminiscences are needed for the history of chess...

- What is your attitude towards poetry? - He has asked us suddenly. "> Interview (not dated), with a photo, and sample of N.N.'s poetry online here

Dec-09-08  brankat: Happy Birthday Mr.Novotelnov!
Jun-06-09  myschkin: . . .

"Poetry is the same as radium output.
A year of work, labors in a gramme.
You are processing for the sake of one only word,
thousand tons of verbal ore!"

Interview (not dated), with a photo, and sample of N.N.'s poetry online here:

thx to captain <krolock> ;)

Dec-09-10  BIDMONFA: Nikolay Novotelnov


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  jessicafischerqueen: Here is a photo of <Novotyelnov> playing <Lisitsin> in Leningrad, 1941- during the German blockade of the city.

<Novotyelnov> is on the right:

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  jessicafischerqueen: <Nikolay Novotelnov>

Correct pronunciation of his name-

Audio/visual file:

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  GrahamClayton: In his only international appearance (Moscow, 1947), Novotelnov acquitted himself well, scoring 9/15 (+6 -3 =6), and finishing equal with Paul Keres.

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