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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: Alexander Kotov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Smyslov vs Kotov 0-1511947MoscowA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Kotov vs Gligoric 1-0421947MoscowD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
3. Ragozin vs Kotov  ½-½301947MoscowD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. Kotov vs Botvinnik ½-½581947MoscowA84 Dutch
5. Boleslavsky vs Kotov  ½-½241947MoscowB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
6. Kotov vs Novotelnov 1-0571947MoscowD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
7. Pachman vs Kotov  ½-½411947MoscowE09 Catalan, Closed
8. Kotov vs K Plater 1-0791947MoscowE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
9. Keres vs Kotov  1-0381947MoscowB20 Sicilian
10. Kotov vs A Tsvetkov 1-0421947MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. P Trifunovic vs Kotov  ½-½181947MoscowA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Kotov vs Sokolsky 1-0391947MoscowA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
13. Bondarevsky vs Kotov  1-0581947MoscowD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
14. Kotov vs Kholmov ½-½961947MoscowA56 Benoni Defense
15. C Kottnauer vs Kotov  ½-½411947MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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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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