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🏆 Moscow (1947) Chess Event Description
The second Mikhail Chigorin Memorial international tournament was held in the winter of 1947 in the Soviet capital of Moscow. ... [more]

Player: Isaac Boleslavsky

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Boleslavsky vs Sokolsky  1-0901947MoscowE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Kholmov vs Boleslavsky 0-1301947MoscowA48 King's Indian
3. Boleslavsky vs Smyslov  ½-½331947MoscowC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Ragozin vs Boleslavsky  0-1411947MoscowA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
5. Boleslavsky vs Kotov  ½-½241947MoscowB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
6. Boleslavsky vs Pachman  ½-½191947MoscowC77 Ruy Lopez
7. Keres vs Boleslavsky 1-0861947MoscowA53 Old Indian
8. Boleslavsky vs P Trifunovic 1-0411947MoscowC77 Ruy Lopez
9. Bondarevsky vs Boleslavsky 0-1661947MoscowA48 King's Indian
10. Boleslavsky vs C Kottnauer  ½-½531947MoscowB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
11. Gligoric vs Boleslavsky  ½-½501947MoscowB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
12. Boleslavsky vs Botvinnik  ½-½161947MoscowC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. Novotelnov vs Boleslavsky  ½-½431947MoscowE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
14. Boleslavsky vs K Plater  ½-½491947MoscowE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. A Tsvetkov vs Boleslavsky  0-1611947MoscowB58 Sicilian
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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 ( to Grodno, Belarus ( 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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