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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: Petar Trifunovic

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Trifunovic vs Novotelnov  1-0321947MoscowE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
2. K Plater vs P Trifunovic  ½-½411947MoscowB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. P Trifunovic vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½541947MoscowA15 English
4. Sokolsky vs P Trifunovic  0-1361947MoscowA16 English
5. P Trifunovic vs Kholmov  ½-½211947MoscowE17 Queen's Indian
6. Smyslov vs P Trifunovic  ½-½431947MoscowB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. P Trifunovic vs Ragozin  0-1301947MoscowA04 Reti Opening
8. Boleslavsky vs P Trifunovic 1-0411947MoscowC77 Ruy Lopez
9. P Trifunovic vs Pachman  1-0411947MoscowD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. Keres vs P Trifunovic  ½-½281947MoscowB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
11. P Trifunovic vs Kotov  ½-½181947MoscowA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. P Trifunovic vs Bondarevsky  ½-½321947MoscowD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. C Kottnauer vs P Trifunovic  ½-½231947MoscowD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. P Trifunovic vs Gligoric  ½-½241947MoscowD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
15. Botvinnik vs P Trifunovic ½-½131947MoscowD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
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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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