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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: Ratmir Kholmov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ragozin vs Kholmov 1-0221947MoscowB10 Caro-Kann
2. Kholmov vs Boleslavsky 0-1301947MoscowA48 King's Indian
3. Pachman vs Kholmov 1-0311947MoscowD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Kholmov vs Keres 0-1401947MoscowA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
5. P Trifunovic vs Kholmov  ½-½211947MoscowE17 Queen's Indian
6. Kholmov vs Bondarevsky 1-0681947MoscowD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
7. C Kottnauer vs Kholmov  ½-½421947MoscowA43 Old Benoni
8. Kholmov vs Gligoric 0-1601947MoscowD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
9. Botvinnik vs Kholmov 1-0301947MoscowE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
10. Kholmov vs Novotelnov 0-1521947MoscowC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. K Plater vs Kholmov  0-1551947MoscowC01 French, Exchange
12. Kholmov vs A Tsvetkov  1-0501947MoscowE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
13. Sokolsky vs Kholmov  ½-½801947MoscowB10 Caro-Kann
14. Kotov vs Kholmov ½-½961947MoscowA56 Benoni Defense
15. Kholmov vs Smyslov  ½-½431947MoscowC49 Four Knights
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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!

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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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