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USSR Championship Tournament

Yuri Averbakh14.5/19(+10 -0 =9)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi13/19(+10 -3 =6)[games]
Mark Taimanov13/19(+7 -0 =12)[games]
Tigran V Petrosian12.5/19(+6 -0 =13)[games]
Georgy Lisitsin12.5/19(+8 -2 =9)[games]
Ratmir Kholmov10.5/19(+5 -3 =11)[games]
Semyon Furman10/19(+6 -5 =8)[games]
Alexey Suetin10/19(+6 -5 =8)[games]
Rashid Nezhmetdinov10/19(+7 -6 =6)[games]
Efim Geller9.5/19(+8 -8 =3)[games]
Vasily Byvshev9.5/19(+7 -7 =5)[games]
Salomon Flohr8.5/19(+2 -4 =13)[games]
Georgy Borisenko8.5/19(+4 -6 =9)[games]
Andre Lilienthal8/19(+4 -7 =8)[games]
Anatolij Bannik8/19(+4 -7 =8)[games]
Georgy Ilivitsky8/19(+3 -6 =10)[games]
Viacheslav Ragozin6.5/19(+2 -8 =9)[games]
Leonid Shamkovich6.5/19(+3 -9 =7)[games]
Iosif Livshin6/19(+4 -11 =4)[games]
Alexey Sokolsky5/19(+1 -10 =8)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship (1954)

The 21st Soviet Chess Championshp was held in the city of Kiev from January 7th to February 7th in 1954. Twenty of the Soviet Union's best chess masters qualified or were invited to participate in the final tournament of the chess championship. Georgy Ilivitsky, Vasily Byvshev, Georgy Lisitsin, and Georgy Borisenko qualified from the semi-final in Leningrad. Ratmir Kholmov, Alexei Suetin, Viktor Korchnoi, and Leonid Shamkovich qualified from the semi-final in Vilnius. Iosif Livshin, Semyon Furman, Anatolij Bannik, and Rashid Nezhmetdinov qualified from the semi-final in Rostov-on-Don. Viacheslav Ragozin, Vladimir Simagin, Alexey Sokolsky, and Andor Lilienthal qualified from qualified from the semi-final in Moscow. Simagin couldn't attend, however, and so his seat was given to 5th place Moscow finisher Salo Flohr. The remaining four seats of the championship were given to Yuri Averbakh, Efim Geller, Tigran Petrosian, and Mark Taimanov. Taimanov and Geller were probably invited because of their superior performances of equal first and third (respectively) at the 20th championship in '52. Who knows why Averbakh and Petrosian were invited? But it turned out to be good timing for Averbakh. He had an astounding tournament performance, finishing undefeated with ten wins. He beat half the field over the board. Taimanov also finished undefeated in second, but only managed +7. Korchnoi also won 10 games, but three losses put him tied for second with Taimanov.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts. 01 Averbakh * = = = = = 1 1 = 1 1 = = 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 14.5 02 Taimanov = * = = = = 1 = = 1 1 = = 1 = = = 1 1 1 13.0 115.75 03 Korchnoi = = * 0 = = 0 = 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 13.0 113.00 04 Lisitsin = = 1 * = 1 1 = 1 0 = = 0 = = 1 1 1 = 1 12.5 114.50 05 Petrosian = = = = * = = = 1 = 1 = 1 1 = 1 = = = 1 12.5 113.25 06 Kholmov = = = 0 = * = 0 1 1 1 = 1 = = = = 0 1 = 10.5 07 Suetin 0 0 1 0 = = * 1 = 1 = = 1 = 1 0 1 = 0 = 10.0 90.75 08 Furman 0 = = = = 1 0 * 1 0 0 = = = = 0 1 1 1 1 10.0 86.50 09 Nezhmetdinov = = 0 0 0 0 = 0 * = 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 = 1 = 10.0 84.25 10 Byvshev 0 0 0 1 = 0 0 1 = * 0 1 = = 0 1 = 1 1 1 9.5 79.25 11 Geller 0 0 0 = 0 0 = 1 0 1 * 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 = 9.5 78.25 12 Flohr = = 0 = = = = = 0 0 0 * = 1 = = = = 1 = 8.5 76.75 13 Borisenko = = 0 1 0 0 0 = 0 = 1 = * = = = 1 = 0 1 8.5 76.50 14 Bannik 0 0 1 = 0 = = = 1 = 0 0 = * 1 = 0 0 = 1 8.0 73.50 15 Ilivitsky 0 = 0 = = = 0 = 0 1 0 = = 0 * = 1 = = 1 8.0 69.00 16 Lilienthal 0 = 0 0 0 = 1 1 0 0 0 = = = = * 1 = 1 = 8.0 66.50 17 Shamkovich = = 0 0 = = 0 0 0 = 1 = 0 1 0 0 * 1 0 = 6.5 60.75 18 Ragozin 0 0 = 0 = 1 = 0 = 0 0 = = 1 = = 0 * 0 = 6.5 60.25 19 Livshin 0 0 0 = = 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 = = 0 1 1 * 0 6.0 20 Sokolsky 0 0 0 0 0 = = 0 = 0 = = 0 0 0 = = = 1 * 5.0

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Suetin vs Korchnoi 1-0441954USSR ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
2. Kholmov vs R Nezhmetdinov 1-0301954USSR ChampionshipA16 English
3. Lilienthal vs I Livshin  1-0551954USSR ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
4. Furman vs G Borisenko  ½-½351954USSR ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
5. Taimanov vs Shamkovich  ½-½311954USSR ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Geller vs A Bannik  1-0651954USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
7. Averbakh vs Flohr  ½-½261954USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
8. V Byvshev vs G Ilivitsky  0-1371954USSR ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
9. Lisitsin vs Ragozin 1-0441954USSR ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
10. Petrosian vs Sokolsky 1-0601954USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
11. Korchnoi vs Geller 1-0251954USSR ChampionshipB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
12. R Nezhmetdinov vs Averbakh  ½-½311954USSR ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
13. Flohr vs Suetin ½-½181954USSR ChampionshipA15 English
14. A Bannik vs Taimanov 0-1591954USSR ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
15. I Livshin vs Petrosian ½-½481954USSR ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. Ragozin vs G Borisenko  ½-½411954USSR ChampionshipE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
17. Lisitsin vs Kholmov 1-0551954USSR ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
18. G Ilivitsky vs Lilienthal  ½-½271954USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
19. Shamkovich vs V Byvshev  ½-½511954USSR ChampionshipA15 English
20. Sokolsky vs Furman  0-1491954USSR ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
21. Geller vs Flohr 1-0391954USSR ChampionshipA22 English
22. Taimanov vs Korchnoi  ½-½421954USSR ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
23. Lilienthal vs Shamkovich  1-0311954USSR ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
24. Suetin vs R Nezhmetdinov  ½-½311954USSR ChampionshipC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
25. Kholmov vs Ragozin 0-1441954USSR ChampionshipA16 English
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
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