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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: Cenek Kottnauer

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Kottnauer vs Gligoric 0-1331947MoscowA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Botvinnik vs C Kottnauer 1-0601947MoscowD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
3. C Kottnauer vs Novotelnov 0-1261947MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
4. K Plater vs C Kottnauer  1-0371947MoscowB20 Sicilian
5. C Kottnauer vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½411947MoscowE17 Queen's Indian
6. Sokolsky vs C Kottnauer  ½-½431947MoscowA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
7. C Kottnauer vs Kholmov  ½-½421947MoscowA43 Old Benoni
8. Smyslov vs C Kottnauer 1-0591947MoscowA07 King's Indian Attack
9. C Kottnauer vs Ragozin  ½-½571947MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Boleslavsky vs C Kottnauer  ½-½531947MoscowB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
11. C Kottnauer vs Pachman 1-0521947MoscowD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
12. Keres vs C Kottnauer  1-0411947MoscowE41 Nimzo-Indian
13. C Kottnauer vs P Trifunovic  ½-½231947MoscowD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Bondarevsky vs C Kottnauer  ½-½441947MoscowE20 Nimzo-Indian
15. C Kottnauer vs Kotov  ½-½411947MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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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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