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Andrey Batuev
Number of games in database: 22
Years covered: 1928 to 1954
Overall record: +8 -11 =3 (43.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-02-1908, died Mar-08-1984, 75 years old) Russia

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Andrey Mikhailovich Batuev was born and died in St. Petersburg (Leningrad). He was awarded the Soviet Master of Sports title in 1945.

Last updated: 2021-07-02 09:20:15

 page 1 of 1; 22 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dobroliubsky vs A Batuev  1-0321928Ch RabprosD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Botvinnik vs A Batuev 1-0251931Leningrad-chD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. L Kubbel vs A Batuev  1-0221931Leningrad-chC00 French Defense
4. A Batuev vs G Shchipunov  0-1331931Leningrad-chE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
5. A Batuev vs S Gotthilf  1-0451934Ch RabprosD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
6. P Romanovsky vs A Batuev  0-1481934Ch RabprosC02 French, Advance
7. A Batuev vs I Rabinovich  1-027193410th Ch LeningradD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
8. L Savitsky vs A Batuev  1-0281934Trade Unions championshipD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
9. G Goldberg vs A Batuev  0-1431938Ch Leningrad (sf-1)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. A Batuev vs Preobrazhensky  1-0401938Ch LeningradD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Batuev vs A Model  1-036194519th Ch LeningradC12 French, McCutcheon
12. A Batuev vs E Stoliar  0-148194519th Ch LeningradD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
13. A Batuev vs Bronstein 0-1341947URS-ch sfA48 King's Indian
14. A Batuev vs Taimanov  ½-½411947URS-ch sfE46 Nimzo-Indian
15. A Batuev vs K Klaman 0-1361947URS-ch sfA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. A Batuev vs Chekhover  0-1461947URS-ch sfD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. A Batuev vs V Kirillov  1-0371947URS-ch sfD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. K Klaman vs A Batuev  1-040194822nd Ch LeningradA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. A Batuev vs V Shiyanovsky  0-1291952URS-chTB54 Sicilian
20. A Chistiakov vs A Batuev  0-1301952URS-chTB56 Sicilian
21. A Bannik vs A Batuev  ½-½6719542nd Soviet Team CupC07 French, Tarrasch
22. Gipslis vs A Batuev  ½-½1219542nd Soviet Team CupC01 French, Exchange
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  fredthebear: Batuev won a somewhat famous ending against Simagin at the Soviet Team Championships in Riga, 1954. Simagin was better but blundered into a Gueridon Mate with only K-Q vs K-Q-P on board.

Batuev is often spelled Batuyev with the letter "y" inserted. FTB cannot speak to the correctness of such.

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  fredthebear: Gueridon Mate/Swallow's Tail Mate

Batuev vs. Simagin
Soviet Team Championships, Riga 1954
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6

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  fredthebear: Comparison:

This site shows the difference between a Swallow's Tail/Gueridon Mate along the rank or file, and a Dovetail/Cozio Mate along the diagonal.

A Cozio Mate (from behind the king) is an upside down version of a Dovetail Mate (from in front of the king), but the result is the same! Both occur on the diagonal.

May-22-21  login:

Андрей Михайлович Батуев was quite a character.

Leningrader in the most severe days of the war bred exotic insects at home

' .. Outside the window was a fierce frost, the Germans mercilessly bombed the city [during the Siege of Leningrad 1941-44], and in one of the rooms of the house in Saperny Lane giant heat-loving butterflies fluttered.


As soon as the shelling of Leningrad began Andrey Batuev was sent to defensive work - digging trenches and extinguishing fires on the roofs.


From an early age he was interested in animals. At home he kept [three] monkeys. He also experimented with how many years wild birds [magpies, crows, starlings, five parrots, one falcon, one pinguin, plus several poisonous snakes] could live in captivity. And those birds, which are usually allowed to live for 3-4 years, with him died only after 10-15 years while their feathers already turned gray.

But zoology and entomology were not his main profession. Batuev did not graduate from any specialized universities. He was a singer by training. He worked in the Leningrad chapel, sang in the choir [famous Dmitrievsky ensemble].

But he became even more famous as a chess player. Batuev played brilliantly at amateur level [whenever possible he played in tournaments. It is said he never studied openings and was a gentleman over the board]. He became a Master of Sport in 1945. But he didn't go any further - he became a referee and a coach, brought up many champions, for example, he was the first teacher of the future grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi.

There's a legend about him - Batuev allegedly played a game against a ghost. It happened in Lvov in 1956. Batuev arrived for the next tournament, was walking along the city with friends and saw a poster calling for séances with fortune-teller and clairvoyant Mercedes Rojano. The chess players decided to expose her. They went to the sorceress's office and asked her to summon the spirit of Cuban world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca. For 200 rubles the clairvoyant agreed. The spirit appeared. And even played a game of chess with Batuev. The Leningrad resident lost that time and later confessed that it was one of the most difficult games of his life. ..'

from Online edition "MK in St. Petersburg", by Elena Mikhina, 2014 (in Russian)

Wonderful world by Andrey Batuev (in Russian)

Leningrad: The city that refused to starve in WWII

from Deutsche Welle, by Volker Wagener, 2016

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