The second Mikhail Chigorin Memorial international tournament was held in the winter of 1947 in the Soviet capital of Moscow. ... [more]
Player: Paul Keres
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|1. Keres vs K Plater
||½-½||41||1947||Moscow||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|2. A Tsvetkov vs Keres
||0-1||51||1947||Moscow||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|3. Keres vs Sokolsky
||1-0||89||1947||Moscow||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|4. Kholmov vs Keres
||0-1||40||1947||Moscow||A32 English, Symmetrical Variation|
|5. Keres vs Smyslov
|| ||½-½||25||1947||Moscow||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|6. Ragozin vs Keres
|| ||1-0||64||1947||Moscow||E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3|
|7. Keres vs Boleslavsky
||1-0||86||1947||Moscow||A53 Old Indian|
|8. Pachman vs Keres
|| ||½-½||33||1947||Moscow||D98 Grunfeld, Russian|
|9. Keres vs Kotov
|| ||1-0||38||1947||Moscow||B20 Sicilian|
|10. Keres vs P Trifunovic
|| ||½-½||28||1947||Moscow||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|11. Bondarevsky vs Keres
||½-½||105||1947||Moscow||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|12. Keres vs C Kottnauer
|| ||1-0||41||1947||Moscow||E41 Nimzo-Indian|
|13. Gligoric vs Keres
|| ||½-½||51||1947||Moscow||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|14. Keres vs Botvinnik
||0-1||80||1947||Moscow||A95 Dutch, Stonewall|
|15. Novotelnov vs Keres
||1-0||46||1947||Moscow||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|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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