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Dmitry Osipovich Rovner
Number of games in database: 64
Years covered: 1929 to 1961

Overall record: +19 -29 =16 (42.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (6) 
    E67 E64 E86
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C91 C76 C68
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (6) 
    B64 B20 B50
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E46 E26 E59 E33
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Novotelnov vs D Rovner, 1946 0-1
   D Rovner vs L Guldin, 1939 1/2-1/2
   D Rovner vs Korchnoi, 1945 1-0
   Dus Chotimirsky vs D Rovner, 1938 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-08-1908, died Apr-19-1986, 78 years old) Russia

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Dmitry Osipovich Rovner was joint Leningrad champion in 1937.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 64  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Budo vs D Rovner  1-0261929Tournament (VUZ)D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
2. Iosif Lvovich Yanushpolsky vs D Rovner 0-1181929Soviet Physical Culture (team)B20 Sicilian
3. P Romanovsky vs D Rovner  1-0351930Ch PishchevikA04 Reti Opening
4. P Romanovsky vs D Rovner  1-0351931Leningrad-chA04 Reti Opening
5. D Rovner vs Konstantinopolsky  1-0601936Trade Unions ChampionshipC10 French
6. Konstantinopolsky vs D Rovner  0-1311938URS-ch sfA15 English
7. D Rovner vs F Bohatirchuk  1-0491938URS-ch sfC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
8. V A Vasiliev vs D Rovner 1-0651938Trade UnionsE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. Ragozin vs D Rovner 1-0511938Trade UnionsB10 Caro-Kann
10. V A Vasiliev vs D Rovner  ½-½451938Trade UnionsD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
11. Dus Chotimirsky vs D Rovner  ½-½241938URS-ch sfA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. D Rovner vs Kotov  0-1281938URS Ch sfA14 English
13. D Rovner vs Kotov  1-0571938Trade UnionsC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
14. D Rovner vs Chekhover  0-1381938Trade UnionsB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
15. P Dubinin vs D Rovner 1-0521938URS-ch sfE08 Catalan, Closed
16. D Rovner vs Lisitsin  ½-½451938Trade UnionsB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. S B Gotthilf vs D Rovner  ½-½321938Trade UnionsE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
18. Tolush vs D Rovner  ½-½401938Trade UnionsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Rovner vs P N Troitsky  1-0281938Trade UnionsA20 English
20. I Mazel vs D Rovner  ½-½231938Trade UnionsE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
21. D Rovner vs B Verlinsky  ½-½301938URS-ch sfC12 French, McCutcheon
22. S Von Freymann vs D Rovner 1-0301938URS-ch sfB50 Sicilian
23. D Rovner vs L Guldin ½-½621939Leningrad-chC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
24. Ragozin vs D Rovner 0-1391941Ch URS (1/2 final)A27 English, Three Knights System
25. Panov vs D Rovner  1-0401941Ch URS (1/2 final)C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-30-06  The Backward Pawn: Is this player of the day still alive? If so he's got his 99th birthday coming up in a little over a month.
Nov-30-10  BIDMONFA: Dmitry Osipovich Rovner

ROVNER, Dmitry

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a great save by Rovner, playing White against Guldin at Moscow in 1939:

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Black has just played 57...e1=♕. 58.♕xe1? ♕f5+ 59.♔h4 ♕g4 is mate, while Black also has the threat of 58...♖xg3+ 59.hxg3 ♕h1#.

Rover cleverly exploited the cramped position of his King and the pin along the 3rd rank to force a draw with 58.♕g8! ♔xg8 59.♕e8+ ♔h7 60.♕g8+ ♔h6 61.♕h7+ ♔g5 62.♕h6+ ♔xh6 stalemate.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is Rovner as White against Kamyshov at Leningrad in 1945, employing the tactic used in the famous game E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920

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1.♕a7! ♕a5 2.♕xa6! ♕c7 3.♕a7! and Black resigned.

Apr-04-17  ughaibu: The problem with Qa7 is that black can capture with check!

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