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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|1. Boleslavsky vs Sokolsky
|| ||1-0||90||1947||Moscow||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|2. Kholmov vs Boleslavsky
||0-1||30||1947||Moscow||A48 King's Indian|
|3. Boleslavsky vs Smyslov
|| ||½-½||33||1947||Moscow||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|4. Ragozin vs Boleslavsky
|| ||0-1||41||1947||Moscow||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|5. Boleslavsky vs Kotov
|| ||½-½||24||1947||Moscow||B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical|
|6. Boleslavsky vs Pachman
|| ||½-½||19||1947||Moscow||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|7. Keres vs Boleslavsky
||1-0||86||1947||Moscow||A53 Old Indian|
|8. Boleslavsky vs P Trifunovic
||1-0||41||1947||Moscow||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|9. Bondarevsky vs Boleslavsky
||0-1||66||1947||Moscow||A48 King's Indian|
|10. Boleslavsky vs C Kottnauer
|| ||½-½||53||1947||Moscow||B71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation|
|11. Gligoric vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||50||1947||Moscow||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|12. Boleslavsky vs Botvinnik
|| ||½-½||16||1947||Moscow||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|13. Novotelnov vs Boleslavsky
|| ||½-½||43||1947||Moscow||E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line|
|14. Boleslavsky vs K Plater
|| ||½-½||49||1947||Moscow||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|15. A Tsvetkov vs Boleslavsky
|| ||0-1||61||1947||Moscow||B58 Sicilian|
|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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