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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: Alexandar Tsvetkov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pachman vs A Tsvetkov 1-0371947MoscowE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
2. A Tsvetkov vs Keres 0-1511947MoscowC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. P Trifunovic vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½541947MoscowA15 English
4. A Tsvetkov vs Bondarevsky 0-1441947MoscowC18 French, Winawer
5. C Kottnauer vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½411947MoscowE17 Queen's Indian
6. A Tsvetkov vs Gligoric 0-1671947MoscowB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Botvinnik vs A Tsvetkov 1-0301947MoscowE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
8. A Tsvetkov vs Novotelnov  0-1381947MoscowD98 Grunfeld, Russian
9. K Plater vs A Tsvetkov  ½-½321947MoscowB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
10. Kotov vs A Tsvetkov 1-0421947MoscowD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. A Tsvetkov vs Sokolsky  ½-½341947MoscowB10 Caro-Kann
12. Kholmov vs A Tsvetkov  1-0501947MoscowE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
13. A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov 0-1641947MoscowB08 Pirc, Classical
14. Ragozin vs A Tsvetkov  1-0321947MoscowA47 Queen's Indian
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 (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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