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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: Kazimierz Plater

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs K Plater ½-½411947MoscowB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
2. K Plater vs P Trifunovic  ½-½411947MoscowB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. Bondarevsky vs K Plater 1-0411947MoscowE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
4. K Plater vs C Kottnauer  1-0371947MoscowB20 Sicilian
5. Gligoric vs K Plater  1-0341947MoscowE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. K Plater vs Botvinnik 0-1621947MoscowB20 Sicilian
7. Novotelnov vs K Plater  1-0691947MoscowA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Kotov vs K Plater 1-0791947MoscowE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
9. K Plater vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½321947MoscowB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. Sokolsky vs K Plater  ½-½431947MoscowB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. K Plater vs Kholmov  0-1551947MoscowC01 French, Exchange
12. Smyslov vs K Plater 1-0231947MoscowE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. K Plater vs Ragozin  0-1361947MoscowC48 Four Knights
14. Boleslavsky vs K Plater  ½-½491947MoscowE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. K Plater vs Pachman  ½-½421947MoscowA13 English
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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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