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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bonch-Osmolovsky
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1940 to 1964
Overall record: +6 -11 =6 (39.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1919, died 1975, 56 years old) Russia

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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bonch-Osmolovsky was awarded the Soviet national master title in 1951. As a player he achieved some success (3rd= in the Moscow Championship 1960) and is known for his contributions to opening theory. However, he was best known as a Soviet chess arbiter and as the President of the central chess section of the Burivyestnik Club.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Furman vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0441940Candidate to MasterE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Kotov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0251941MoskouE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
3. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Kotov  0-1291946Moscow ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. Smyslov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  ½-½271946Moscow ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Simagin  ½-½411946Moscow ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
6. Bronstein vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky 1-0371946Moscow ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
7. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Simagin ½-½901949Moscow-chC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
8. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Konstantinopolsky 1-0701949Moscow-chB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
9. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Ragozin 1-0191951URS-ch sfB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
10. V Shiyanovsky vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0441952URS-chTB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
11. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Novotelnov 1-0411952URS-ch sfC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
12. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov 1-0211953URS-ch qf Grp1C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
13. Korchnoi vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky 1-0411953OdessaA15 English
14. M Mukhitdinov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  ½-½4119542nd Soviet Team CupB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
15. R Nezhmetdinov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-04019542nd Soviet Team CupC77 Ruy Lopez
16. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Chekhover  1-0401956PoltavaC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Geller 1-0281957URS-ch sfB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
18. A Bannik vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky 1-0591957URS-ch sfC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
19. R Nezhmetdinov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  ½-½431957URS-ch sfC12 French, McCutcheon
20. Boleslavsky vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0661957URS-ch sfC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
21. A Reshko vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  ½-½331957URS-ch sfA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
22. Vasiukov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0341957URS-ch sfA07 King's Indian Attack
23. A Kuznetsov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky 1-0241964MoscowC34 King's Gambit Accepted
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May-12-06  LIFE Master AJ: Just this guy's name ... is a mouthful.

He might be a good candidate for my "forgotten players" page.

Jan-27-13  LastDaysofSaloFlohr: Bonch Osmolovsky isn't too difficult to say. I actually quite enjoy saying it out loud.

He beat Ragozin and he beat Geller so he was clearly capable.

Jun-08-14  bas1191: He was a close friend of Yuri Averbakh, who speaks in admiring words of him in his autobiography
Sep-06-16  Albanius: One of the great names in chess!
Did he ever play Znosko-Borovsky?
They were both active in the 1940s.
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  Straclonoor: To <Albanius> I think not. Znovsko-Borovsky was in emigration in this period, Bonch-Osmolovsky was in USSR
Jun-16-18  Raginmund: I play his variation agains King's Gambit :)
I was playing against the program 1. e4 e5 2. f4 ... thought for seconds, so I decided do a novelty exf4 3. Nf3 and... Ne7!! I defeated the program several times, I thought it was a variation created by me, but the program was written Bonsch-osmolovsky Variation :)
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  Jean Defuse: ...

a picture of Bonch-Osmolovsky (from 1946):


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