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Konstantin Klaman
Number of games in database: 186
Years covered: 1946 to 1979

Overall record: +54 -81 =51 (42.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A46 D02 A45
 Sicilian (14) 
    B58 B32 B52 B20 B76
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C85 C73 C78 C83 C84
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C85 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C64 C61 C73 C72 C77
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (11) 
    D25 D22 D23 D28 D21
 Sicilian (7) 
    B43 B80 B56 B33 B61
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A46
 English (7) 
    A16 A18 A10
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A34 A35 A30 A31 A36
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Klaman vs Kholmov, 1949 1/2-1/2
   K Klaman vs Chistiakov, 1949 1-0
   A Batuev vs K Klaman, 1947 0-1
   K Klaman vs L Potucek, 1946 1-0
   K Klaman vs Gurgenidze, 1957 1-0
   K Klaman vs Tolush, 1947 1/2-1/2
   K Klaman vs L Aronson, 1957 1-0
   K Klaman vs G Ilivitsky, 1949 1/2-1/2
   Keres vs K Klaman, 1947 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1957)
   USSR Championship (1947)

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(born Dec-23-1917, died Oct-05-1985, 67 years old) Russia

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Konstantin Alexandrovich Klaman was Leningrad champion in 1962-63 and helped train Boris Spassky in 1961.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 186  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Potucek vs K Klaman  0-1331946Leningrad-PragueC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
2. Boleslavsky vs K Klaman  1-0251946RSFSR ChD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
3. K Klaman vs L Potucek 1-0331946Leningrad-PragueA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
4. V G Kirillov vs K Klaman  1-0391947URS-ch sfC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
5. K Klaman vs S Zhukhovitsky  0-1421947URS-ch sfB07 Pirc
6. N Kopilov vs K Klaman  1-0391947URS-ch sfD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. K Klaman vs A Vasiljev  ½-½351947URS-ch sfC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
8. K Klaman vs Lisitsin  0-1211947URS-ch sfA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Chekhover vs K Klaman  1-0401947URS-ch sfE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
10. K Klaman vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½581947URS-ch sfA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
11. Aronin vs K Klaman  1-0311947URS-ch sfC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
12. Kan vs K Klaman  ½-½671947USSR ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. K Klaman vs Aronin  0-1481947USSR ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
14. Ragozin vs K Klaman  1-0401947USSR ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. Keres vs K Klaman 0-1591947USSR ChampionshipA16 English
16. K Klaman vs Lilienthal 0-1481947USSR ChampionshipC26 Vienna
17. P Dubinin vs K Klaman  ½-½361947USSR ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
18. K Klaman vs Smyslov ½-½191947USSR ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
19. Bronstein vs K Klaman  1-0561947USSR ChampionshipD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. K Klaman vs Alatortsev  ½-½411947USSR ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
21. M Yudovich Sr. vs K Klaman 1-0361947USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. K Klaman vs Levenfish  1-0481947USSR ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Kasparian vs K Klaman  1-0361947USSR ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
24. K Klaman vs Ufimtsev 0-1191947USSR ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. V Makogonov vs K Klaman  1-0421947USSR ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: "Klaman, a highly original and daring player, taught me a lot about complicated sacrificial attacks on the king ..." - Boris Spassky
Oct-23-05  lopium: It's the same player of the day than yesterday, I think, but finally I'm not sure. Maybe one of his game was the game of the day yesterday!
Oct-23-05  Averageguy: <lopium>He was in the puzzle of the day yesterday.
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  offramp: Klaman had an unusual 15th USSR Championship in 1947. He finished joint last with 6 points. But he won two games, Keres vs K Klaman, 1947 and K Klaman vs Bondarevsky, 1947, against the players who finished 1st and 3rd.
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  GrahamClayton: Klaman also had an unusual performance in the 1951 Chigorin Memorial tournament. He scored 5.5, but that included a draw with Smylsov, the tournament winner, and victories over Aronin and Taimanov, who finished =2nd.

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  GrahamClayton: Source: "Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005
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  GrahamClayton: <offramp>Klaman had an unusual 15th USSR Championship in 1947. He finished joint last with 6 points. But he won two games, Keres vs K Klaman, 1947 and K Klaman vs Bondarevsky, 1947, against the players who finished 1st and 3rd.

Klaman also drew with Smyslov and Tolush, thus scoring 3/5 against the top 5 finishers:

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  whiteshark: Here is an old picture of him:
Dec-23-11  brankat: A renowned theoretician and a fine teacher/coach.

R.I.P. Mr.Klaman.

Aug-29-14  acmilan03c1: His name was actually Konstantin Alexandrovich Klaman. See here: (I'm sorry, but I can't seem to be able to paste the link any other way).

Also, I did Google searches, in Russian, with the exact phrases "Константин Александрович Кламан" and "Константин Михайлович Кламан", to make sure, and the first returned almost 50.000 results, whereas the second returned no results at all.

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