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Andrey Alexandrovich Smorodsky
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1910 to 1944
Overall record: +10 -13 =4 (44.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1888, died 1954, 66 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Georgia)

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He lived in Tbilisi since 1920 and actively participated in the creation of the Georgian chess organization. Champion of Tbilisi (1926) and co-champion of the Red Army with Victor Andreevich Vasiliev (1933).

Last updated: 2021-01-02 17:00:42

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A A Smorodsky vs B Maliutin  ½-½211910Match Students - Chess CommunityC42 Petrov Defense
2. A A Smorodsky vs Nimzowitsch 1-0251914All-Russian MastersB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. A A Smorodsky vs B Gregory 1-0241914All-Russian MastersC46 Three Knights
4. A A Smorodsky vs A Evenson 0-1381914All-Russian MastersD04 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Alapin vs A A Smorodsky  ½-½501914All-Russian MastersC77 Ruy Lopez
6. A A Smorodsky vs Flamberg 0-1381914All-Russian MastersC77 Ruy Lopez
7. Taubenhaus vs A A Smorodsky 1-0131914All-Russian MastersB58 Sicilian
8. A A Smorodsky vs P Evtifeev  1-0281914All-Russian MastersC42 Petrov Defense
9. Levenfish vs A A Smorodsky  0-1401914All-Russian MastersC67 Ruy Lopez
10. S Von Freymann vs A A Smorodsky  1-0431924USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
11. A A Smorodsky vs Bogoljubov 0-1441924USSR ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
12. A A Smorodsky vs A Selezniev  0-1431924USSR ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
13. Nenarokov vs A A Smorodsky 1-0311924USSR ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. P Romanovsky vs A A Smorodsky 1-0501924USSR ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
15. A A Smorodsky vs F Duz-Khotimirsky  1-0331924USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
16. A A Smorodsky vs V Goglidze  1-0251927Ch TbilisiE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
17. V Makogonov vs A A Smorodsky 1-0351927USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. A A Smorodsky vs P Romanovsky 0-1461927USSR ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
19. Y Vilner vs A A Smorodsky 1-0231927USSR ChampionshipD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
20. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs A A Smorodsky  1-0281927USSR ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. A A Smorodsky vs N Pavlov-Pianov  ½-½761927USSR ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. V Goglidze vs A A Smorodsky 1-0421928Ch Caucasian RepublicsD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
23. A A Smorodsky vs Nenarokov  1-0471929Ch TbilisiA55 Old Indian, Main line
24. A A Smorodsky vs Mertsalov  1-0391931Ch Soviet ArmyD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. A A Smorodsky vs Evgeniev  1-0401933Ch Trancausasian Red ArmyD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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  perfidious: There must be very few others in history to have crossed swords with Nimzo and Petrosian; the only other players who come to mind off the top are Euwe and Flohr.
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  beatgiant: <perfidioius>
Two others who come to mind quickly are Levenfish and Stahlberg.
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  beatgiant: <perfidious>
Also Pirc and Stoltz. There might be a few more, but we'd have to rack our brains or do an actual search.
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  Retireborn: Jens Enevoldsen, who played Nimzowitsch in Copenhagen 1933 and Petrosian in the Nimzowitsch memorial 1960.

You'd expect there to be more, but it looks as if Nimzowitsch never played in Russia after Petersburg 1914.

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  perfidious: <Retireborn>, this last is not really surprising as a Baltic Jew of German descent, as is clear from the surname Ni(e)mzowitsch (Nemtsev is the Russian word for German). The going in the Baltic states would have been hot for anyone of Jewish origin after the war.
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  Retireborn: <perfidious> That must be it. It does look odd that he played Baden Baden and Marienbad that year, but was not invited to play in Moscow 1925.

Not that I have much understanding of who got invited where in those years.

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  beatgiant: Rubinstein (former Russian subject of Polish Jewish ethnicity) did play in Moscow (1925).

I think the main point is that Nimzowitsch had moved to Denmark, and the USSR rarely held international events in those years. The next major one I'm aware of is Moscow (1935) after the end of Nimzowitsch's career (he died soon after).

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  perfidious: Nimzowitsch and Alekhine (the latter for obvious reasons) were the only top players who did not turn out at Moscow 1925, which I agree was the last event of some stature featuring foreign masters until Leningrad 1934, with Euwe being the only non-Soviet player of note.
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  MissScarlett: <the USSR rarely held international events in those years>

Not only didn't they allow anyone in, they didn't let anyone out either. The exact dates remain to be determined but between ~1926-1934 Soviet chess was in a self-imposed exile.

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