Number of games in database: 36
Years covered: 1896 to 1936
Overall record: +13 -14 =6 (48.5%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
N Whitaker vs V Sournin, 1921 0-1
V Sournin vs Ed. Lasker, 1923 1-0
V Sournin vs Factor, 1921 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
9th American Chess Congress (1923)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Atlantic City 1921 by crawfb5
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| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36
|1. V Sournin vs Marshall
||0-1||34||1896||New York||A80 Dutch|
|2. V Sournin vs Marshall
||1-0||47||1897||Match||D53 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|3. Marshall vs V Sournin
|| ||0-1||27||1897||Match||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|4. Pillsbury vs V Sournin
|| ||½-½||26||1900||Blindfold simul, 12b||B40 Sicilian|
|5. V Sournin vs C S Howell
|| ||½-½||48||1902||Washington - Brooklyn Telegraph Match||A84 Dutch|
|6. Pillsbury vs V Sournin
|| ||0-1||38||1903||Simul, 19b||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|7. V Sournin vs F B Walker
|| ||½-½||53||1906||United States Service Tournament||D08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit|
|8. Marshall vs V Sournin
|| ||1-0||30||1906||Ostend||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|9. V Sournin vs A E Post
|| ||0-1||66||1906||Ostend||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|10. B Maliutin vs V Sournin
|| ||0-1||27||1906||Ostend||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|11. V Sournin vs H Suechting
|| ||0-1||26||1906||Ostend||C26 Vienna|
|12. V Sournin vs J Mieses
|| ||0-1||65||1906||Ostend||D08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit|
|13. M Lewitt vs V Sournin
||0-1||59||1906||Ostend||C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense|
|14. Lasker vs V Sournin
||0-1||27||1910||Simul, 29b||C26 Vienna|
|15. V Sournin vs F B Walker
||1-0||64||1919||Washington D.C. Championship||B01 Scandinavian|
|16. F N Stacy vs V Sournin
|| ||0-1||24||1921||Training game||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|17. F N Stacy vs V Sournin
|| ||0-1||26||1921||Training game||C55 Two Knights Defense|
|18. S T Sharp vs V Sournin
|| ||1-0||43||1921||8th American Chess Congress||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|19. N Whitaker vs V Sournin
|| ||0-1||30||1921||8th American Chess Congress||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|20. V Sournin vs Marshall
|| ||0-1||16||1921||8th American Chess Congress||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|21. I S Turover vs V Sournin
|| ||½-½||34||1921||8th American Chess Congress||D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|22. V Sournin vs Factor
|| ||1-0||49||1921||8th American Chess Congress||A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3|
|23. E S Jackson vs V Sournin
|| ||½-½||50||1921||8th American Chess Congress||C45 Scotch Game|
|24. V Sournin vs Edward Beckley Adams
|| ||1-0||40||1922||Washington D.C. District Championship||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|25. V Sournin vs E S Jackson
|| ||0-1||31||1923||Washington - Philadelphia Telephone||D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
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|Dec-05-06|| ||Resignation Trap: For a good article on this player, go here: http://www.correspondencechess.com/... .|
|Dec-01-09|| ||HeMateMe: Interesting fellow, a chessplayer who makes news while away from the board:|
Vladimir Sournin was born on August 1, 1875 in Mstislavl, Russia. His earlier moments with the game of chess were recounted by a chess column in the September 1, 1901 issue of the Washington Post: "When but a child Mr. Sournin watched the game of Caissa as fought by some of the greatest players of the world. At St. Petersburg he made acquaintance of Lasker, and in a way he might be called a student of that celebrity." According to the same source, during one of his visits to Paris in late 1890s, Sournin met Emanuel Schiffers and became his protégé. The December 24, 1905 Washington Times noted that "as a favorite pupil of the Russian chess master Tarrasch for several years [Sournin] held the chess honors of St. Petersburg." Caution is necessary with such stories; though they were probably told by Sournin himself once he arrived in America.
It was also noted that while in Paris, Sournin learned about the Spanish-American war preparations. He volunteered to fight the war on the American side. In 1897 he was in New York. Various newspaper accounts indicate he was an active player in the rooms of the Manhattan and Brooklyn Chess Clubs being known as a "young Russian expert." As shown by John S. Hilbert's Young Marshall (Olomouc: Moravian Chess, 2002), Sournin lost a match -7+2=2 to Frank J. Marshall in the spring of that year.
After World War I, Vladimir collaborated with General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, leader of the American Expeditionary Force in the Great War, to create a map identifying Native Americans' contributions to the war effort. The famed American Indian photographer Joseph K. Dixon personally supervised the map project and the department store magnate Rodman Wannamaker, the Sam Walton of his day, funded the effort. Vladimir proudly sent Lura some of his own correspondence with Dixon, which remains in the collection.
|Dec-05-09|| ||Karpova: <HeMateMe> you forgot to mention the source where you copied your information from (word for word): Olimpiu G. Urcan's "Past Pieces" from November 28, 2009 headed <"Suspicious Character": Vladimir Sournin (1875-1942)>.|
Here's the link: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/urcan...
|Dec-05-09|| ||HeMateMe: <anatoly> My Vista system doesn't allow me to cut and paste links, for some reason. Otherwise i would just use the links, instead of cut and paste text.|
Of course it's another source, w/f/w. Who would have such info and dialogue on the tip of their toungue?
|Dec-05-09|| ||zanshin: <HeMateMe> You still have that problem? As others have said (<Wannabe>?), you should be able to highlight and use control-C as in previous OSs. Alternatively, you can highlight the link, right-click, then select from the list. If neither method works, there is something funky going on with your PC. (I also use Vista at home.)|
|Jan-27-16|| ||zanzibar: Sept 15, 1901 Washington Post supposedly has a detailed article about him. Some of the highlights found there way here:|
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