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Viktor Baturinsky
Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 1933 to 1973
Overall record: +13 -23 =5 (37.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-27-1914, died Dec-22-2002, 88 years old) Russia
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Viktor Davidovich Baturinsky was an International Correspondence Master.

Last updated: 2022-02-19 14:47:23

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nessler vs V Baturinsky  0-1291933Trade Unions Team championshipA04 Reti Opening
2. V Baturinsky vs Konstantinopolsky  0-1361935Trade Unions Championship sfC00 French Defense
3. B Blumenfeld vs V Baturinsky 0-1351935Ch Moscow (1/2 final)C07 French, Tarrasch
4. Capablanca vs V Baturinsky ½-½271935SimulB83 Sicilian
5. V Baturinsky vs Kvitnitsky  0-1331935Trade Unions Championship sfA50 Queen's Pawn Game
6. V Baturinsky vs S Tikhenko  1-0341935Ch Sud i prokuraturaB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
7. V Baturinsky vs Kan  ½-½411935Ch Sud i prokuraturaE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. V Baturinsky vs Panov 0-1321936Moscow RUSB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. V Baturinsky vs Alekseev  1-0221937Ch Trade Unions (1/2 Final)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
10. V Baturinsky vs Agarev  0-1361937Ch Trade Unions (1/2 Final)B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
11. V Zak vs V Baturinsky  1-0301937Ch Trade Unions (1/2 Final)B55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
12. V Baturinsky vs Panov  0-1321937Thematic tournamentB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. V Baturinsky vs Smyslov 0-134193818th Ch MoscowC45 Scotch Game
14. V Baturinsky vs A Chistiakov  1-030193818th Ch MoscowC11 French
15. V Baturinsky vs A S Sergeev  1-041193818th Ch MoscowB50 Sicilian
16. V Baturinsky vs S Kogan  0-151193818th Ch MoscowB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
17. V Baturinsky vs A Polyak  1-0371938Ch Trade Unions (team)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. A Chistiakov vs V Baturinsky  1-0321945URS-sfE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
19. Bronstein vs V Baturinsky 1-0401945URS-ch sfC07 French, Tarrasch
20. V Baturinsky vs P Romanovsky 0-1351945URS-sfE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. V Baturinsky vs B Verlinsky  0-1491945URS-sfD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. V Baturinsky vs Ufimtsev  ½-½621945URS-ch sfA53 Old Indian
23. V Baturinsky vs Estrin  1-0401946Moscow ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
24. V Baturinsky vs A Chistiakov  1-0421946Moscow ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. V Baturinsky vs Bondarevsky  0-1421946Moscow ChampionshipC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
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Jan-01-05  MidnightDuffer: Viktor Baturinsky was once the Vice President of the USSR Chess Federation and former director of Moscow's Chess Club. He headed up Karpov's delegation in '78 & '81. A former Secret Police official and the author of a number of chess books, Colonel Baturinsky passed away 12-21-2002.

Apparently, the 1978 World Championship had some; how should I say, had some odd twists to it, perhaps circus atmosphere would be a proper description. This link may take you to some information on that championship when Baturinsky was in charge of Karpov's delegation.

May-07-05  Catfriend: Baturinski was the head of Karpov's delegations in the matches 1974-1984. He wrote about it a book, highly biased and often riddiculous but giving Karpov's point of view.
May-12-05  Hesam7: Was not Baturinsky who had a fight with Spassky before the 1972 match? I think that he worked with Spassky for a long time.
May-13-05  Catfriend: I think you're confusing him with somebody else, but perhaps he was reluctant to mention Spassky's name in an official Soviet book after Spassky decided not to return to the USSR.
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  Benzol: Wasn't his nickname "Cuddles"?

I remember reading that Spassky lost confidence in Baturinsky just before the 1972 against Fischer.

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  stoy: I understand that Viktor Davidovich was a military prosecutor in the Stalin era who sent many men to their deaths. He was not a nice guy.
Jun-27-13  brankat: Mr.Baturinsky did a lot for the Soviet chess.

R.I.P. Victor Davidovich.

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