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🏆 Moscow (1947)

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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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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Kottnauer vs Gligoric 0-1331947MoscowA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Kotov vs Gligoric 1-0421947MoscowD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
3. Gligoric vs Botvinnik  ½-½411947MoscowD95 Grunfeld
4. Novotelnov vs Gligoric 1-0321947MoscowD74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
5. Gligoric vs K Plater  1-0341947MoscowE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. A Tsvetkov vs Gligoric 0-1671947MoscowB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Gligoric vs Sokolsky  ½-½631947MoscowE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. Kholmov vs Gligoric 0-1601947MoscowD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
9. Gligoric vs Smyslov ½-½1151947MoscowD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Ragozin vs Gligoric 1-0451947MoscowC59 Two Knights
11. Gligoric vs Boleslavsky  ½-½501947MoscowB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. Pachman vs Gligoric 1-01271947MoscowE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. Gligoric vs Keres  ½-½511947MoscowC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
14. P Trifunovic vs Gligoric  ½-½241947MoscowD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
15. Gligoric vs Bondarevsky  ½-½701947MoscowC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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