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Mikhail Bonch-Osmolovsky
Number of games in database: 39
Years covered: 1940 to 1964

Overall record: +11 -18 =10 (41.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C75 C90 C98 C85 C97
 Sicilian (5) 
    B72 B36 B62 B67 B73
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C98 C97 C85 C90
With the Black pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E43 E32 E46
 Sicilian (4) 
    B88 B72 B91 B71
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   M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 1-0
   M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Ragozin, 1951 1-0
   M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Chekhover, 1956 1-0

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

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Mikhail Alexandrovich 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.

Last updated: 2022-04-02 10:37:51

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Riumin  1-024194020th Ch Moscow (sf-2)B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. Kotov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-025194020th Ch MoscowE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
3. Komarov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  0-135194020th Ch Moscow (qf-8)E17 Queen's Indian
4. Furman vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0441940Candidate to MasterE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. Kotov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0251941MoskouE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
6. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs O Rubtsova  0-153194424th Ch Moscow (qf-group F)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Alatortsev  0-149194625th Ch MoscowC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Lilienthal vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  ½-½73194625th Ch MoscowE46 Nimzo-Indian
9. M Kamyshov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-040194625th Ch MoscowB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
10. G Ravinsky vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-054194625th Ch MoscowD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
11. Y Solntsev vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-041194625th Ch MoscowE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
12. Smyslov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  ½-½27194625th Ch MoscowA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Estrin vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  0-139194625th Ch MoscowB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs A Chistiakov  1-028194625th Ch MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Averbakh  ½-½41194625th Ch MoscowC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs V Baturinsky  0-141194625th Ch MoscowC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
17. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Kotov  0-129194625th Ch MoscowB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
18. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Bondarevsky  ½-½89194625th Ch MoscowC67 Ruy Lopez
19. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Panov  ½-½39194625th Ch MoscowB03 Alekhine's Defense
20. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Simagin  ½-½41194625th Ch MoscowB72 Sicilian, Dragon
21. Bronstein vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky 1-037194625th Ch MoscowB72 Sicilian, Dragon
22. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Lilienthal  0-162194927th Ch MoscowC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs G Fridstein  ½-½24194927th Ch MoscowC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
24. Averbakh vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-046194927th Ch MoscowC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
25. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½27194927th Ch MoscowC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.
Sep-06-16  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 :)
Oct-03-18  Jean Defuse: ...

a picture of Bonch-Osmolovsky (from 1946):


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