The second Mikhail Chigorin Memorial international tournament was held in the winter of 1947 in the Soviet capital of Moscow. ... [more]
Player: Igor Bondarevsky
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|1. Bondarevsky vs Botvinnik
||½-½||36||1947||Moscow||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|2. Novotelnov vs Bondarevsky
||½-½||88||1947||Moscow||E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann|
|3. Bondarevsky vs K Plater
||1-0||41||1947||Moscow||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|4. A Tsvetkov vs Bondarevsky
||0-1||44||1947||Moscow||C18 French, Winawer|
|5. Bondarevsky vs Sokolsky
||0-1||41||1947||Moscow||C15 French, Winawer|
|6. Kholmov vs Bondarevsky
||1-0||68||1947||Moscow||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|7. Bondarevsky vs Smyslov
||0-1||40||1947||Moscow||A48 King's Indian|
|8. Ragozin vs Bondarevsky
||1-0||76||1947||Moscow||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|9. Bondarevsky vs Boleslavsky
||0-1||66||1947||Moscow||A48 King's Indian|
|10. Pachman vs Bondarevsky
|| ||½-½||41||1947||Moscow||C15 French, Winawer|
|11. Bondarevsky vs Keres
||½-½||105||1947||Moscow||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|12. P Trifunovic vs Bondarevsky
|| ||½-½||32||1947||Moscow||D50 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. Bondarevsky vs Kotov
|| ||1-0||58||1947||Moscow||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|14. Bondarevsky vs C Kottnauer
|| ||½-½||44||1947||Moscow||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
|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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