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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: Nikolay Novotelnov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Trifunovic vs Novotelnov  1-0321947MoscowE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
2. Novotelnov vs Bondarevsky ½-½881947MoscowE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
3. C Kottnauer vs Novotelnov 0-1261947MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
4. Novotelnov vs Gligoric 1-0321947MoscowD74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
5. Botvinnik vs Novotelnov 1-0551947MoscowD74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
6. Kotov vs Novotelnov 1-0571947MoscowD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
7. Novotelnov vs K Plater  1-0691947MoscowA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Tsvetkov vs Novotelnov  0-1381947MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
9. Novotelnov vs Sokolsky  ½-½211947MoscowE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
10. Kholmov vs Novotelnov 0-1521947MoscowC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. Novotelnov vs Smyslov  ½-½181947MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
12. Ragozin vs Novotelnov  ½-½641947MoscowC77 Ruy Lopez
13. Novotelnov vs Boleslavsky  ½-½431947MoscowE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
14. Pachman vs Novotelnov  ½-½501947MoscowC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
15. Novotelnov vs Keres 1-0461947MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Novotelnov wins | Novotelnov loses  

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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