The second Mikhail Chigorin Memorial international tournament was held in the winter of 1947 in the Soviet capital of Moscow. ... [more]
Player: Svetozar Gligoric
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|1. C Kottnauer vs Gligoric
||0-1||33||1947||Moscow||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|2. Kotov vs Gligoric
||1-0||42||1947||Moscow||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|3. Gligoric vs Botvinnik
|| ||½-½||41||1947||Moscow||D95 Grunfeld|
|4. Novotelnov vs Gligoric
||1-0||32||1947||Moscow||D74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O|
|5. Gligoric vs K Plater
|| ||1-0||34||1947||Moscow||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|6. A Tsvetkov vs Gligoric
||0-1||67||1947||Moscow||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|7. Gligoric vs Sokolsky
|| ||½-½||63||1947||Moscow||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|8. Kholmov vs Gligoric
||0-1||60||1947||Moscow||D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|9. Gligoric vs Smyslov
||½-½||115||1947||Moscow||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. Ragozin vs Gligoric
||1-0||45||1947||Moscow||C59 Two Knights|
|11. Gligoric vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||50||1947||Moscow||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|12. Pachman vs Gligoric
||1-0||127||1947||Moscow||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|13. Gligoric vs Keres
|| ||½-½||51||1947||Moscow||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|14. P Trifunovic vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||24||1947||Moscow||D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3|
|15. Gligoric vs Bondarevsky
|| ||½-½||70||1947||Moscow||C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line|
|Mar-02-18|| ||Saniyat24: Four straight losses in the opening four matches for Ratmir Kholmov...were the players too strong, or was Kholmov not at his best form?|
|Mar-02-18|| ||morfishine: <Saniyat24> Well, Kholmov was "only" 22 years old at this tournament and he didn't earn the GM title for another 13 years. Perhaps, he just wasn't fully developed yet as as world class player|
Plus, those first 4 opponents were powerful indeed: Ragozin, Boleslavsky, Pachman & Paul Keres! What a formidable lineup to start a tournament with!
|Mar-02-18|| ||Saniyat24: thanks <morfishine> didn't know that Kholmov was only 22 in 1947, must have been an amazing experience though, facing the calibre of players he faced...|
|Mar-03-18|| ||hemy: In 1946 Ratmir Kholmov moved from Arkhangesk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkha...) to Grodno, Belarus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grodno). In 1946 he took first place in the Belarus republic, 1st category players, (one bellow master-candidate) tournament. In 1947 he won Soviet Union 1st category tournament in Minsk and later Soviet Union master-candidate tournament in Yaroslavl, before Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov, Georgy Bastrikov and Yakov Estrin|
Invitation to the second Mikhail Chigorin Memorial international (Moscow (1947)) tournament was a real surprise for Kholmov. He was invited to represent the Belarus. It was the 1st time Kholmov played with foreign chess players and 1st time he won against GM (Igor Bondarevsky).
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