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Vasily Byvshev
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Number of games in database: 106
Years covered: 1949 to 1967

Overall record: +35 -39 =32 (48.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (20) 
    C71 C99 C84 C97 C79
 Sicilian (20) 
    B88 B65 B63 B94 B39
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (12) 
    C99 C84 C97 C92 C91
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (7) 
    B65 B63 B64 B60
 French Defense (5) 
    C11 C19 C16 C18
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (6) 
    E73 E60 E91 E63 E62
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E59 E21 E41 E28 E30
 English (6) 
    A15 A16 A14
 Sicilian (5) 
    B93 B30 B91 B88 B60
 Grunfeld (4) 
    D84 D95 D80 D92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Byvshev vs Boleslavsky, 1956 1-0
   Lipnitsky vs Byvshev, 1952 0-1
   R Nezhmetdinov vs Byvshev, 1954 1/2-1/2
   Byvshev vs Kan, 1952 1-0
   Byvshev vs B Goldenov, 1952 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1956)
   USSR Championship (1952)
   2nd Soviet Team Cup (1954)

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(born Feb-18-1922, died Apr-05-1998, 76 years old) Russia

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Vasily Mikhailovich Byvshev was born February 18, 1922 in Starovo, USSR. He achieved some success in Soviet tournament chess in the 1950s, placing fourth in the 1954 Leningrad Championship and qualifying three times for the USSR Championship (in 1952, 1954 and 1956). However, Byvshev is probably best-known for his accomplishments as a chess teacher. He helped train Women's World Champion Lyudmila Rudenko and, later in life, he also trained future FIDE world champion Alexander Khalifman.

Last updated: 2017-05-06 21:04:13

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dus Chotimirsky vs Byvshev  0-1361949URS-ch sfD04 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Byvshev vs Simagin  ½-½411949URS-ch sfC71 Ruy Lopez
3. Byvshev vs Chekhover 1-0441949URS-ch sfC11 French
4. A Bannik vs Byvshev  1-0561949URS-ch sfB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. Byvshev vs L Guldin  1-0471950URS-ch sfB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
6. V Liublinsky vs Byvshev  1-0311950URS-ch sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. Byvshev vs Anatoly Sidorov  ½-½591950URS-ch sfC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
8. Byvshev vs Levenfish 0-1441950URS-ch sfC18 French, Winawer
9. A Konstantinov vs Byvshev  1-0451950URS-ch sfC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
10. Byvshev vs Petrosian  ½-½291950URS-ch sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. V Soloviev vs Byvshev  ½-½341950URS-ch sfB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
12. Smyslov vs Byvshev 1-0471951Chigorin MemorialE03 Catalan, Open
13. Korchnoi vs Byvshev  1-0561951Chigorin MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. Sokolsky vs Byvshev  1-0381951URS-ch sfA00 Uncommon Opening
15. Flohr vs Byvshev  1-0311951URS-ch sfD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Byvshev vs Simagin 0-1591951URS-ch sfC71 Ruy Lopez
17. Alatortsev vs Byvshev  ½-½321952URS-ch sfE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
18. Byvshev vs Tolush  0-1451952URS-chT Cup 01stC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
19. Tolush vs Byvshev 1-0361952USSR ChampionshipE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
20. Byvshev vs Taimanov 0-1441952USSR ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
21. Aronin vs Byvshev  ½-½321952USSR ChampionshipB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
22. Byvshev vs Simagin 0-1691952USSR ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
23. Bronstein vs Byvshev 1-0421952USSR ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
24. Byvshev vs Keres 1-0431952USSR ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
25. Lipnitsky vs Byvshev 0-1341952USSR ChampionshipE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-06-17  zydeco: Byvshev was a very exciting player - part of the Wild Man school of Soviet chess in the '50s.

Cherepkov, who worked as a student with Byvshev, describes him as being a very difficult character, hard to collaborate with (although Cherepkov also seems to be very fond of him). He mentions that Byvshev was epileptic.

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