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Leningrad 1937 International Tournament
Compiled by jessicafischerqueen
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Leningrad 1937 (19-25 March) Leningrad International tournament

Moscow 1937
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Leningrad 1937
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Crosstable

1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Fine * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 4.0 2 Levenfish 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 3.0 3 Rabinovich ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 2.5 4 Budo 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 2.0 5 Rauzer ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 2.0 6 Ilyin-Zhenevsky 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1.5

<pgn source>: [rusbase-3] (originally from chessbase)

Missing Games

Event "Leningrad International tournament"
Site "Leningrad USR"
Date "1937.??.??"
Round "1"
White "Rauzer, Vsevolod"
Black "Levenfish, Grigory"
Result "1/2-1/2"
EventDate "1937.??.??"
Source "rusbase"

1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Bc4 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Ne5 Nd5 8. Qf3 Be6 9. d4 g6 10. O-O Bg7 11. Re1 O-O 12. c3 Qb6 13. Qg3 Rad8 14. Nd3 Rfe8 15. Bg5 Bf8 16. h4 Bf5 17. Re2 Qc7 18. Qxc7 Nxc7 19. Nc5 b6 20. Na6 Nxa6 21. Bxa6 Be6 22. Bd3 Rd7 23. Bc2 Bc4 24. Re3 e6 25. b3 Ba6 26. Be4 Rc8 27. Bf6 Bg7 28. Bxg7 Kxg7 29. Bf3 c5 30. dxc5 Rxc5 31. Rd1 Rxd1+ 32. Bxd1 Ra5 33. a4 Rd5 34. Bf3 Rd2 35. c4 Kf6 36. Kf1 Ke7 37. Ke1 Rd4 38. Re4 Rd3 39. Re3 Rd4 40. Re4 Rd7 41. Re2 Rd3 42. Re3 Rd4 43. Re4 Rd3 44. Re3 Rd8 45. Re2 Rd4 46. Re4 Rxe4+ 47. Bxe4 Kd6 48. Kd2 Bc8 49. b4 Bd7 50. Bc2 e5 51. g3 f6 52. Kc3 Be8 53. Bb3 h6 54. Bc2 g5 55. hxg5 fxg5 56. g4 h5 57. gxh5 Bxh5 58. Be4 a5 59. f3 Be8 60. Kb3 Bc6 61. Bxc6 Kxc6 62. bxa5 bxa5 63. Kc2 Kc5 64. Kc3 1/2-1/2

Rauzer vs Levenfish, 1937

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Event "Leningrad International tournament"
Site "Leningrad USR"
Date "1937.??.??"
Round "2"
White "Budo, Alexander S"
Black "Rabinovich, Ilya Leontievich"
Result "1/2-1/2"
EventDate "1937.??.??"
Source "rusbase"

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 dxc4 4. Qa4+ c6 5. Qxc4 Bf5 6. Nc3 Nbd7 7. g3 Ne4 8. Bg2 Nxc3 9. Qxc3 Nf6 10. Nh4 Be4 11. f3 Bg6 12. e4 e6 13. Be3 Be7 14. Nxg6 hxg6 15. O-O Qc7 16. b4 Qb6 17. Rfb1 Qb5 18. g4 Qb6 19. h3 Nd7 20. a4 Qc7 21. Rc1 Rc8 22. Ra2 Qg3 23. Bf2 Qf4 24. Be3 1/2-1/2

A Budo vs I Rabinovich, 1937

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Event "Leningrad International tournament"
Site "Leningrad URS"
Date "1937.??.??"
Round "3"
White "Rabinovich, Ilya Leontievich"
Black "Levenfish, Grigory"
Result "0-1"
EventDate "1937.??.??"
Source "rusbase"

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Nc3 f6 6. d4 exd4 7. Qxd4 Qxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd6 9. Be3 Ne7 10. O-O-O Bd7 11. Nb3 Be6 12. Nc5 Bc8 13. Nd3 O-O 14. Bc5 Ng6 15. Bxd6 cxd6 16. Rd2 Nh8 17. Nf4 Nf7 18. Na4 b5 19. Nb6 Rb8 20. Nxc8 Rbxc8 21. Rhd1 Rfe8 22. f3 Rc7 23. Rd3 a5 24. Rc3 Rcc8 25. a4 b4 26. Rcd3 Kf8 27. R3d2 g6 28. Ne2 Ke7 29. h4 Rg8 30. Nd4 Kd7 31. Nb3 Kc7 32. Rd4 f5 33. exf5 gxf5 34. Re1 c5 35. Rd5 Ne5 36. f4 Kc6 37. Rdd1 Nc4 38. Nd2 Nxd2 39. Rxd2 Rce8 40. Rxe8 Rxe8 41. Rd3 Rg8 42. g3 Re8 43. Kd2 h5 44. b3 Re4 45. Rf3 Kd5 46. Rf1 Ke6 47. Kd3 Kd5 48. Kd2 Ke6 49. Rf3 d5 50. Rf1 Kd6 51. Rf3 c4 52. bxc4 dxc4 53. c3 Kc5 54. Rf1 bxc3+ 55. Kxc3 Re3+ 56. Kc2 Kd4 57. Rb1 Rc3+ 58. Kd2 Rb3 59. Re1 Rxg3 60. Re5 Rg4 61. Rxf5 Rxh4 62. Rxa5 Rh2+ 63. Kc1 h4 64. Rb5 Kd3 65. Rd5+ Kc3 66. Kb1 h3 67. Rh5 Kb3 68. Rb5+ Kxa4 69. Rh5 Kb3 70. Rb5+ Kc3 71. Rh5 Kd3 72. Rd5+ Ke4 73. Rh5 Kxf4 74. Rh4+ Kg3 0-1

I Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1937

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Event "Leningrad International tournament"
Site "Leningrad URS"
Date "1937.??.??"
Round "3"
White "Rauzer, Vsevolod"
Black "Budo, Alexander S"
Result "0-1"
EventDate "1937.??.??"
Source "rusbase"

1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ gxf6 6. g3 Bf5 7. Bg2 Qd7 8. O-O Bh3 9. b3 Na6 10. Bb2 Bxg2 11. Kxg2 O-O-O 12. d3 h5 13. a3 Bh6 14. Re1 Nc7 15. Re4 Ne6 16. Nh4 Ng5 17. Rb4 Qd5+ 18. Nf3 Ne6 19. Qe2 Bg5 20. Ra4 h4 21. Qe4 h3+ 22. Kf1 Kb8 23. Re1 Rhe8 24. Qxd5 cxd5 25. Ng1 b5 26. Ra5 Bd2 27. Rxb5+ Kc7 28. Rxe6 fxe6 29. Bd4 a6 30. Rb6 e5 31. Bc5 Rd6 32. Rxd6 exd6 33. Be3 Bxe3 34. fxe3 Rh8 35. Kf2 Kd7 36. g4 Rc8 37. c4 Rb8 38. b4 dxc4 39. dxc4 Rc8 40. Nxh3 Rxc4 41. Kf3 Rc3 42. Nf2 Rxa3 43. h4 Rb3 44. Ne4 Ke7 45. g5 fxg5 46. hxg5 Rxb4 47. Nc3 Ke6 0-1

Rauzer vs A Budo, 1937

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Event "Leningrad International tournament"
Site "Leningrad URS"
Date "1937.??.??"
Round "5"
White "Rabinovich, Ilya Leontievich"
Black "Rauzer, Vsevolod"
Result "1/2-1/2"
ECO "D26"
PlyCount "45"
EventDate "1937.??.??"
Source "rusbase"

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 c5 4. e3 cxd4 5. exd4 e6 6. Bxc4 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Be3 a6 10. Ne5 Nc6 11. f4 Nb4 12. Qf3 Nbd5 13. Bf2 Qd6 14. Bh4 Nb6 15. Be2 Qxd4+ 16. Bf2 Qd8 17. Rfd1 Nbd5 18. Bc4 b5 19. Bxd5 exd5 20. Nc6 Qc7 21. Nxe7+ Qxe7 22. Nxd5 Nxd5 23. Qxd5 1/2-1/2

I Rabinovich vs Rauzer, 1937

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INFORMATION:

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Andrew Soltis, "Soviet Chess 1917-1991" (McFarland 2000), p.116

"Fine won both events Leningrad 1937 and Moscow 1937 and described his opponents as having the same general style 'based primarily on tactical surprises... Strategically, they were frequently highly unsound.'"

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Chess Siberia

"The review 5 numbers of the newspaper "64" for March, 1937" by Boris Schipkov

http://www.chessib.com/64mar37.html

Leningrad Masters 1937 took place in USSR in March. 1. Fine - 4; 2. Levenfish - 3; 3. Rabinovich - 2.5; 4-5. Budo, Rauzer - 2; 6. Ilyin Zhenevsky - 1.5.

Grandmaster Fine (USA) gave two sessions of simultaneous play in Leningrad. Results: +14, -7, =9 and +8, -15, =7.

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Fine, R. - Ilyin Zhenevsky, A. D40
Leningrad 1937

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 c5 5. e3
Interesting is 5. cxd5.
5...Nc6 6. a3 cxd4 7. exd4 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Be3 Nd5?! More precise is 10... Qd6.

11. Bxd5! exd5 12. Qb3 Na5
Better is 12... Be6!? 13. Qxb7 Na5 14. Qa6 Nc4 with some compensation for a pawn.

13. Qxd5 Be6 14. Qe4 Bc4 15. Rfe1 f5 16. Qf4 h6 17. h4 Stronger is 17. Qg3!? Rf6 18. Ne5 Rc8 19. Rac1.
17...Bd6 18. Ne5 Qf6 19. Qh2 Rad8 20. Bf4 Bb3 21. Re3 Bc7 22. Nf3 Bb6 23. Be5 Qc6 24. Rae1 Nc4 25. R3e2 More precise is 25. d5!? Qc8 26. R3e2 with advantage.

25...Nxb2?
The decisive mistake. Correct is 25...Nxe5 26. Qxe5 Bc4 27. Re3 Bd5 and White has only a small edge. 26. d5! Bxd5 27. Nxd5 Rxd5 28. Bxb2 f4 29. Qh3 Rd6 30. h5 Qc5 31. Qg4 Rf7 32. Ne5 Rc7 33. Ng6 Black resigned. 1-0

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Round 1
Fine vs I Rabinovich, 1937
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs A Budo, 1937
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
Rauzer vs Levenfish, 1937 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Rauzer, 1937
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Levenfish vs Fine, 1937
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 0-1

Round 2
A Budo vs I Rabinovich, 1937
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Fine vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Round 3
Rauzer vs A Budo, 1937
(B10) Caro-Kann, 47 moves, 0-1

Round 3
I Rabinovich vs Levenfish, 1937
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 74 moves, 0-1

Round 4
A Budo vs Levenfish, 1937 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Round 4
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs I Rabinovich, 1937
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 0-1

Round 4
Rauzer vs Fine, 1937
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
Fine vs A Budo, 1937
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 5
Levenfish vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 
(A13) English, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
I Rabinovich vs Rauzer, 1937
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

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