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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: Viacheslav Ragozin

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ragozin vs Kholmov 1-0221947MoscowB10 Caro-Kann
2. Smyslov vs Ragozin ½-½421947MoscowD71 Neo-Grunfeld
3. Ragozin vs Kotov  ½-½301947MoscowD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. Ragozin vs Boleslavsky  0-1411947MoscowA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
5. Pachman vs Ragozin  ½-½571947MoscowE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
6. Ragozin vs Keres  1-0641947MoscowE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
7. P Trifunovic vs Ragozin  0-1301947MoscowA04 Reti Opening
8. Ragozin vs Bondarevsky 1-0761947MoscowC05 French, Tarrasch
9. C Kottnauer vs Ragozin  ½-½571947MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Ragozin vs Gligoric 1-0451947MoscowC59 Two Knights
11. Botvinnik vs Ragozin 1-0331947MoscowE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. Ragozin vs Novotelnov  ½-½641947MoscowC77 Ruy Lopez
13. K Plater vs Ragozin  0-1361947MoscowC48 Four Knights
14. Ragozin vs A Tsvetkov  1-0321947MoscowA47 Queen's Indian
15. Sokolsky vs Ragozin  0-1411947MoscowD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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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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