The second Mikhail Chigorin Memorial international tournament was held in the winter of 1947 in the Soviet capital of Moscow. ... [more]
Player: Alexey Sokolsky
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|1. Boleslavsky vs Sokolsky
|| ||1-0||90||1947||Moscow||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|2. Sokolsky vs Pachman
||0-1||72||1947||Moscow||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|3. Keres vs Sokolsky
||1-0||89||1947||Moscow||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|4. Sokolsky vs P Trifunovic
|| ||0-1||36||1947||Moscow||A16 English|
|5. Bondarevsky vs Sokolsky
||0-1||41||1947||Moscow||C15 French, Winawer|
|6. Sokolsky vs C Kottnauer
|| ||½-½||43||1947||Moscow||A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation|
|7. Gligoric vs Sokolsky
|| ||½-½||63||1947||Moscow||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|8. Sokolsky vs Botvinnik
||0-1||51||1947||Moscow||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|9. Novotelnov vs Sokolsky
|| ||½-½||21||1947||Moscow||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|10. Sokolsky vs K Plater
|| ||½-½||43||1947||Moscow||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|11. A Tsvetkov vs Sokolsky
|| ||½-½||34||1947||Moscow||B10 Caro-Kann|
|12. Kotov vs Sokolsky
||1-0||39||1947||Moscow||A96 Dutch, Classical Variation|
|13. Sokolsky vs Kholmov
|| ||½-½||80||1947||Moscow||B10 Caro-Kann|
|14. Smyslov vs Sokolsky
||1-0||31||1947||Moscow||C81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack|
|15. Sokolsky vs Ragozin
|| ||0-1||41||1947||Moscow||D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|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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