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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
USSR Championship 1934/35 Tournament

Ilya Rabinovich12/19(+9 -4 =6)[games]
Grigory Levenfish12/19(+8 -3 =8)[games]
Fedor Parfenovich Bohatirchuk11.5/19(+8 -4 =7)[games]
Nikolai Riumin11.5/19(+7 -3 =9)[games]
Vitaly Chekhover10.5/19(+6 -4 =9)[games]
Georgy Lisitsin10.5/19(+7 -5 =7)[games]
Viacheslav Ragozin10.5/19(+7 -5 =7)[games]
Vladimir Alatortsev10.5/19(+7 -5 =7)[games]
Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.10/19(+5 -4 =10)[games]
Sergey Belavenets10/19(+5 -4 =10)[games]
Vladimir Makogonov10/19(+7 -6 =6)[games]
Ilia Abramovich Kan10/19(+7 -6 =6)[games]
Gavriil Veresov9/19(+9 -10 =0)[games]
Vasily Panov9/19(+7 -8 =4)[games]
Leonid Savitsky8.5/19(+6 -8 =5)[games]
Isaak Mazel8.5/19(+5 -7 =7)[games]
Vsevolod Rauzer7.5/19(+4 -8 =7)[games]
Peter Vasilievich Dubinin7/19(+5 -10 =4)[games]
Alexander Ilyin-Zhenevsky7/19(+6 -11 =2)[games]
Sergey Nikolaevich von Freymann4.5/19(+1 -11 =7)[games]
*

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship 1934/35

The 9th Soviet Chess Championship was played in the city of Leningrad from December 7th, 1934 to January 2nd, 1935. Twenty of the Soviet Union's best chess masters competed in the round robin event, with only one noticeable absence: Mikhail Botvinnik. The winner of the previous two Soviet championships had accepted an invitation to the chess festival held at Hastings at the end of the year 1934, and therefore could not participate as his nation's returning champion. Thus, two of Botvinnik's main rivals at the time were able to succeed at the top of their game in their opponent's absence. They were Fedor Bohatirchuk and Grigory Levenfish, and succeed they did. In the first half of the tournament Bohatirchuk led the field, closely followed by Vladimir Alatortsev, but he fell behind in the second half, allowing Levenfish to finish first, which he shared with Ilya Rabinovich. Bohatirchuk had to settle for third place, tying with Nikolai Riumin, half a point behind the winners. It was the first of two titles that Levenfish would win, while Rabinovich would never win another USSR crown.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts =1 Rabinovich * ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 12 =1 Levenfish ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 12 =3 Bohatirchuk 1 ½ * 1 ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 11½ =3 Riumin 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 11½ =5 Chekhover ½ 1 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 10½ =5 Lisitsin ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 10½ =5 Ragozin 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 * ½ 1 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 10½ =5 Alatortsev 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 10½ =9 Yudovich Sr. ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 10 =9 Belavenets 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 * ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 10 =9 Makogonov 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 10 =9 Kan 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 10 =13 Veresov 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 9 =13 Panov 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 0 ½ 0 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 9 =15 Savitsky 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 0 1 8½ =15 Mazel 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 * ½ 1 1 ½ 8½ 17 Rauzer ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1 0 1 7½ =18 Dubinin 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 0 7 =18 Ilyin-Zhenevsky 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 * ½ 7 20 Freymann ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * 4½

*This collection would not have been possible without the efforts of <Phony Benoni>.

Original tournament: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1934/35, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lisitsin vs V Makogonov  ½-½381934USSR Championship 1934/35A15 English
2. I Rabinovich vs Panov 1-0431934USSR Championship 1934/35A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
3. M Yudovich Sr. vs Riumin ½-½321934USSR Championship 1934/35A40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kan vs Veresov 1-0421934USSR Championship 1934/35B10 Caro-Kann
5. F Bohatirchuk vs S Belavenets  ½-½451934USSR Championship 1934/35B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. Alatortsev vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky 1-0251934USSR Championship 1934/35D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. P Dubinin vs L Savitsky 0-1241934USSR Championship 1934/35E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
8. Chekhover vs Rauzer  0-1521934USSR Championship 1934/35D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. Levenfish vs S Von Freymann 1-0721934USSR Championship 1934/35D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Ragozin vs I Mazel  ½-½131934USSR Championship 1934/35E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
11. Riumin vs Kan  ½-½231934USSR Championship 1934/35A04 Reti Opening
12. P Dubinin vs Chekhover  1-0731934USSR Championship 1934/35A50 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Lisitsin  1-0391934USSR Championship 1934/35B27 Sicilian
14. Panov vs Alatortsev 0-1531934USSR Championship 1934/35C18 French, Winawer
15. S Von Freymann vs I Rabinovich ½-½501934USSR Championship 1934/35D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. L Savitsky vs I Mazel  0-1411934USSR Championship 1934/35E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
17. V Makogonov vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½231934USSR Championship 1934/35E36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. Veresov vs F Bohatirchuk  0-1311934USSR Championship 1934/35E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. Rauzer vs Levenfish  ½-½461934USSR Championship 1934/35C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
20. S Belavenets vs Ragozin 1-0391934USSR Championship 1934/35E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. I Mazel vs S Belavenets  ½-½221934USSR Championship 1934/35A02 Bird's Opening
22. I Rabinovich vs Rauzer  ½-½271934USSR Championship 1934/35A06 Reti Opening
23. Chekhover vs L Savitsky  ½-½261934USSR Championship 1934/35A47 Queen's Indian
24. Kan vs V Makogonov 1-0351934USSR Championship 1934/35B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. F Bohatirchuk vs Riumin 1-0541934USSR Championship 1934/35B83 Sicilian
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-08-18  sudoplatov: The joint winners were also Russian representatives to Karlsbad 1911.
Sep-08-18  ZonszeinP: "Vingt ans après"

Like the musketeers

Sep-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  rgr459: There were probably a few cigarettes smoked at this one.
Nov-27-18  ZonszeinP: No doubt about it!
Nov-27-18  JimNorCal: Poor von Freymann had a challenging tournament.
Jul-08-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nosnibor: Veresov went through this event without drawing a single game ! 9/19 all from decisive games.

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