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Vladimir Nenarokov
Number of games in database: 71
Years covered: 1900 to 1936

Overall record: +30 -30 =10 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A46 D00 A40 A45 D04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B40 B32 B95 B45 B23
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A46 D02 A40
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C67 C66 C77 C68
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 0-1
   Botvinnik vs Nenarokov, 1927 1/2-1/2
   Nenarokov vs A A Smorodsky, 1924 1-0
   Burn vs Nenarokov, 1909 1/2-1/2
   Nenarokov vs Alekhine, 1908 1-0
   Nenarokov vs Alekhine, 1908 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1923)
   USSR Championship (1924)
   USSR Championship (1927)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship 1923 by Phony Benoni

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(born Jan-04-1880, died Dec-13-1953, 73 years old) Russia

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Vladimir Ivanovich Nenarokov was born in 1880 in Moscow, Russia. He was Moscow champion in 1900, 1908, 1922 and 1924 and was awarded the IM title in 1950. He passed away in 1953.

Wikipedia article: Vladimir Nenarokov

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Janowski vs Nenarokov  ½-½681900MoscowC66 Ruy Lopez
2. Nenarokov vs V A Boyarkov  1-02819012nd All-Russian TournamentC28 Vienna Game
3. Schiffers vs Nenarokov  1-04519012nd All-Russian TournamentD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Nenarokov vs Chigorin 0-15219012nd All-Russian TournamentD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
5. S F Lebedev vs Nenarokov  0-13619012nd All-Russian TournamentC45 Scotch Game
6. Nenarokov vs L Fokin  1-02719012nd All-Russian TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. Alekhine vs Nenarokov 0-1431907Moscow Club AutumnD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Alekhine vs Nenarokov 1-0101907MoscowD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
9. Nenarokov vs Chigorin  0-1411907Moscow Chess Club tD05 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Nenarokov vs A Goncharov  1-0361907Moscow Chess Club tC21 Center Game
11. Nenarokov vs Alekhine 1-0371908Moscow MatchC41 Philidor Defense
12. Nenarokov vs Alekhine 1-0321908Moscow MatchC10 French
13. Nenarokov vs J Perlis 1-0601909St. PetersburgD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Burn vs Nenarokov ½-½371909St. PetersburgC77 Ruy Lopez
15. Nenarokov vs J Mieses 0-1411909St. PetersburgD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. Duras vs Nenarokov 1-0461909St. PetersburgC01 French, Exchange
17. Nenarokov vs Alekhine 0-1311915MoscowE12 Queen's Indian
18. Alekhine vs Nenarokov 1-0251918Moscow TriangularB32 Sicilian
19. N Grigoriev vs Nenarokov  0-1271921Moscow m2B33 Sicilian
20. Nenarokov vs N Grigoriev 1-0241921Moscow m2A47 Queen's Indian
21. Nenarokov vs N Pavlov-Pianov  0-1351921Ch MoscowC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
22. Nenarokov vs N Grigoriev 0-1281922Moscow, USSRC11 French
23. N Grigoriev vs Nenarokov 1-0641923Moscow mC14 French, Classical
24. N Grigoriev vs Nenarokov  1-0531923Moscow mB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
25. Nenarokov vs A Kubbel  0-1451923USSR ChampionshipA81 Dutch
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Feb-17-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Interesting games! I guess his IM title in 1950 was an honorary title?

I found some more games by him, including a game against Chigorin and one against Janowski, which I have submitted to <>.

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  Gypsy: Not sure what you mean by 'honorary'; 1950 was the first year when FIDE gave out the IM and IGM titles. Before that the titles were earned in tournaments of big national congreses. Nenarokov was a genuine master from the early 1900s. From the standpoint of history, his most famous result is a match win over Alekhine -- some sources give it as 3:0, some as 2:0 -- which Alekhine tactfully omitted from his tabulated results in books.
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  Gypsy: <Alekhine-Nenarokov, Moskow 1909: +0 =0 -3>, Kotov (Alechinuv sachovy odkaz, Prague 1956).
Feb-17-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <Gypsy> I guess my English is failing me. :) Sorry about that.

With "honorary" I was trying to say that I assumed the IM title was given to him as a recognition for his chess career in general rather than the title was given after meeting some strict requirements.

I hope this clarifies?

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  Gypsy: <EmperorAtahualpa> Kotov-Judovich (Soviet Chess School, 1951) state that Nenarokov earned his (Russian) master title on the basis of his successful results in matches against Tartakower (1905), Duz-Chotimirsky (1907), and Alekhine (1909). In addition to the dates given above, K+J also have Nenarokov as the Moskow champion in 1921.

Nenarokov was acclaimed for his ability to play successfully in cramped positions -- using an active and dynamic play style that anticipated much of the later developments.

As far as I know, in 1950 all Soviet chessplayers with the title of GM of USSR got the IGM title, all with the russian/soviet master title got the IM title. There was no case by case deliberation (w.r. to the USSR players).

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  whiteshark: More chess results in his bio: e.g.

in <1905>, he drew a match with Savielly Tartakower (+2 –2 =0);

and in <1907> he won against Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky (+5 –3 =1)

Sep-29-08  GrahamClayton: The following variation in the English Opening is named after Nenarokov:

1. c4 e5 2. ♘c3 ♘f6 3. ♘f3 ♘c6 4. d4 ed4 5. ♘d4 ♗b4 6. ♗g5 h6 7. ♗h4 ♗c3+ 8. bc3 ♘e5

Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, "Oxford Companion to Chess", OUP, 1992

Dec-19-09  Karpova: From C.N. 6409

Dan Scoones translates page 33 of the Russian-language St. Petersburg 1909 tournament book about Nenarokov's withdrawal from that tournament after four rounds:

<It is no coincidence that in the rules of the German Chess Union withdrawal from a tournament without a valid reason and without the consent of the Tournament Committee suffices for the departing player to be barred from future events. This is exactly what happened with Nenarokov. Whereas Goldfarb withdrew because of illness and Rozanov owing to family matters which called him urgently to Moscow, Nenarokov did not even inform the Tournament Committee of his departure. On this basis Article 9 of the official programme was applied, and he is now subject to a complete ban. That a Russian player should behave in this way during Russia’s very first international tournament is especially insulting... In accordance with the programme, the games of all three players who withdrew were not counted>


Jul-15-12  Karpova: The '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung' of 1909, on page 307 also gives the result of the Nenarokov - Alekhine match as 3-0. Apparently, Alekhine gave up the fight after his 3rd loss.
Aug-26-12  Karpova: Nenarokov was from Andijan. His withdrawal from St. Petersburg 1909 had serious consequences for him as he was not allowed to participate in a (one) great Russian tournament (<[...] der als "Flüchtling" aus dem internationalen Meisterturnier zu St. Petersburg 1909 mindestens für die Dauer eines in Rußland stattfindenden großen Turnier "bestraft" werden mußte, d. h. nicht eingeladen und eventuell nicht zugelassen werden durfte.>

From page 344 of the 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Nov-05-13  Karpova: Nenarokov won the Moscow City Championship 1924 in play-offs against N. D. Grigorjew* with 8:6.

From page 234 of the August 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* Nikolay Dmitrievich Grigoriev

Feb-10-14  Karpova: P. P. Saburov: <W. J. Nenarokow> of Andijan could not be invited to the St. Petersburg Main tournament 1911 (withdrawal 1909). First place in a 4-rounds 4-player tournament in 1908 with the Moscow Championship at stake(ahead of B. Blumenfeld, Goncharov and Duz-Chotimirsky).

He won a match against Alekhine in Moscow 1908, a small match against von Bardeleben and drew a match against Fahrni. He drew Duz-Chotimirsky in a match in Moscow, half a year before the altter became a Master in Carslbad 1907. He also drew Tartakower before the latter was a Master.

Source: Page 344 of the November-December 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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