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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
USSR Championship Tournament

Paul Keres14/19(+10 -1 =8)[games]
Isaac Boleslavsky13/19(+7 -0 =12)[games]
Vasily Smyslov12/19(+7 -2 =10)[games]
Igor Bondarevsky12/19(+6 -1 =12)[games]
Alexander Tolush11.5/19(+7 -3 =9)[games]
David Bronstein11/19(+5 -2 =12)[games]
Andre Lilienthal10.5/19(+4 -2 =13)[games]
Salomon Flohr10.5/19(+5 -3 =11)[games]
Viacheslav Ragozin10/19(+7 -6 =6)[games]
Vladimir Makogonov9/19(+3 -4 =12)[games]
Grigory Levenfish9/19(+4 -5 =10)[games]
Genrikh Kasparian9/19(+7 -8 =4)[games]
Mikhail M Yudovich Sr.8/19(+2 -5 =12)[games]
Ilia Abramovich Kan8/19(+3 -6 =10)[games]
Anatoly Ufimtsev8/19(+4 -7 =8)[games]
Vladimir Alatortsev7.5/19(+4 -8 =7)[games]
Lev Aronin7/19(+3 -8 =8)[games]
Boris Petrovich Goldenov7/19(+2 -7 =10)[games]
Konstantin Klaman6.5/19(+4 -10 =5)[games]
Peter Vasilievich Dubinin6.5/19(+3 -9 =7)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship (1947)

The 15th Soviet Chess Championship took place in Leningrad from February 2nd to March 8th, 1947. Among those invited to participate were Mikhail Botvinnik, Isaac Boleslavsky, Vasily Smyslov, Salomon Flohr, and Viacheslav Ragozin. Paul Keres, who had returned to Estonia after World War II was also extended an invitation. This was after he had been punished for participating in Nazi tournaments during the war by being denied an invitation to Groningen (1946). Participants for the championship also qualified from the various semifinals held in major Soviet cities. Alexander Tolush, David Bronstein, Grigory Levenfish, and Peter Dubinin qualified from the Leningrad semifinal. Igor Bondarevsky, Andre Lilienthal, Ilia Kan, Mikhail Yudovich Sr., and Vladimir Alatortsev qualified from Moscow. Genrikh Kasparian, Vladimir Makogonov, Anatoly Ufimtsev, Lev Aronin, and Konstantin Klaman qualified from Tiflis. Upon learning that the world championship would not be held in 1947, Botvinnik furiously withdrew from the championship, allowing Boris Goldenov to replace him. Games were reported in Shakhmaty v SSSR. For Keres, the championship would herald his return to the elite, both in his "rehabilition" to the Soviet School, and in his superior performance over the best Soviet grandmasters of the day (excepting Botvinnik). Keres scored an impressive 14/19 to take home the Soviet chess crown.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Keres * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 14 2 Boleslavsky ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 13 =3 Smyslov 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 12 =3 Bondarevsky ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 12 5 Tolush 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 11½ 6 Bronstein ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 11 =7 Lilienthal ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 10½ =7 Flohr ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 10½ 9 Ragozin 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 10 =10 Makogonov 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 9 =10 Levenfish 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 9 =10 Kasparian 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * 1 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 9 =13 Yudovich ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 8 =13 Kan ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 8 =13 Ufimtsev 0 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 8 16 Alatortsev 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 * 1 ½ ½ 0 7½ =17 Aronin ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 0 7 =17 Goldenov 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 7 =19 Klaman 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ 6½ =19 Dubinin 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ * 6½

Original tournament: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1947, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Flohr vs Bronstein ½-½301947USSR ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
2. Kasparian vs Keres 0-1301947USSR ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. Ufimtsev vs Levenfish  ½-½401947USSR ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
4. Bondarevsky vs Lilienthal  ½-½271947USSR ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
5. Aronin vs Ragozin  ½-½351947USSR ChampionshipA22 English
6. Tolush vs Smyslov 0-1271947USSR ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. V Makogonov vs M Yudovich Sr.  0-1551947USSR ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
8. B Goldenov vs P Dubinin  1-0721947USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
9. Boleslavsky vs Alatortsev 1-0751947USSR ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Kan vs K Klaman  ½-½671947USSR ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
11. Bronstein vs Tolush ½-½341947USSR ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Alatortsev vs Flohr  0-1351947USSR ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
13. Keres vs Ragozin 1-0871947USSR ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Levenfish vs V Makogonov ½-½501947USSR ChampionshipD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
15. Lilienthal vs Kan ½-½661947USSR ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
16. Kasparian vs Ufimtsev  1-0491947USSR ChampionshipA12 English with b3
17. M Yudovich Sr. vs Boleslavsky  ½-½511947USSR ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
18. K Klaman vs Aronin  0-1481947USSR ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
19. P Dubinin vs Bondarevsky  0-1531947USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
20. Smyslov vs B Goldenov  ½-½321947USSR ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
21. B Goldenov vs Bronstein  ½-½331947USSR ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
22. Ufimtsev vs Keres 0-1691947USSR ChampionshipE28 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
23. Boleslavsky vs Levenfish  ½-½431947USSR ChampionshipC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. Aronin vs Lilienthal  ½-½341947USSR ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
25. Ragozin vs K Klaman  1-0401947USSR ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-03-19  Nosnibor: Klaman although sharing last place beat three Soviet Champions and drew with a forthcoming Champion (Smyslov).

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