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Vladimir S Antoshin
Number of games in database: 785
Years covered: 1951 to 1988
Overall record: +254 -189 =342 (54.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born May-14-1929, died May-13-1994, 64 years old) Russia

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Vladimir Sergeyevich Antoshin was born in Moscow. He was awarded the IM title in 1963 and the GM title in 1964. As a young man Vladimir was a high achiever, principally as part of the USSR's highly successful Student Olympiad team of 1954-56. The team won the silver medal at the first ever Student Olympiad in Oslo 1954 and then took gold medals at Lyons 1955 and at Uppsala 1956.(1) He also won 1st prize at the International tournament at Zinnowitz in 1966, scoring +8 =6 -1, taking first place ahead of Wolfgang Uhlmann.

Antoshin became a tournament organiser and trainer to the USSR Olympiad team, maintained a second career as a technical designer, and (according to Mark Taimanov) had strong links with the KGB.(2)

Antoshin chose to play correspondence chess throughout the 1950s, culminating in his winning the USSR Correspondence Championship of 1960. He was a noted opening theorist and has opening variations in the Philidor and Dutch named after him.

(1) Wikipedia article: Vladimir Antoshin

(2) The Soviet Championships. Cadogan Chess. p. 92. ISBN 1-85744-201-6.

Last updated: 2017-03-19 17:04:11

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 785  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Boleslavsky vs Antoshin 1-0271951URS-ch sfD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
2. G Ilivitsky vs Antoshin 1-0261951URS-ch sfA90 Dutch
3. Antoshin vs Y Shaposhnikov 1-0311951URS-ch sfC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Geller vs Antoshin 1-0331951URS-ch sfD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
5. Estrin vs Antoshin 1-0881952Moscow-chC41 Philidor Defense
6. Antoshin vs V Liublinsky  1-0261952Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
7. Antoshin vs Flohr  ½-½371952Moscow-chB10 Caro-Kann
8. V Glotov vs Antoshin  1-0401952Moscow-chA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
9. Lilienthal vs Antoshin  ½-½461952Moscow-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Y Gusev vs Antoshin 0-1291952Moscow-chE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. E Korchmar vs Antoshin  0-1261952URS-ch sfA07 King's Indian Attack
12. Antoshin vs M Yudovich Sr.  1-0421952Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
13. G Ravinsky vs Antoshin 0-1451952Moscow-chC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
14. Antoshin vs Averbakh 1-0351952Moscow-chB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
15. Antoshin vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½411952Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
16. E Stoliar vs Antoshin  0-1441952URS-ch sfC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
17. Antoshin vs Simagin ½-½891952Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
18. S Kogan vs Antoshin  0-1451952Moscow-chE16 Queen's Indian
19. B Baranov vs Antoshin  0-1551952Moscow-chE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
20. Antoshin vs B Goldenov  1-0481952URS-ch sfA06 Reti Opening
21. Antoshin vs A Chistiakov 0-1351952Moscow-chA06 Reti Opening
22. Antoshin vs Kotov  ½-½261952Moscow-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. Antoshin vs Estrin  0-1311953MoscowC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
24. Antoshin vs Bronstein 0-1351953Moscow-chA04 Reti Opening
25. V Baranov vs Antoshin  1-0361953Moscow-chE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
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  Chessical: Vladimir Antoshin,International Chess Grandmaster (1964), made siginificant contributions to the theory of the Dutch. 10th 22nd USSR championship 1955, 7th 35th USSR Open Championship 1967.
May-21-07  Themofro: Creator of the Antoshin variation of the Bird's Opening, early c3, d3, aiming for Qc2 to back up the e4 push. There has sadly been a varation found that gives black solid equality in it, so not as daring as some other Bird's Opening lines. Still, almost know one knows the black line in it, and it is a fine shock weapon, even if someone is prepared for you playing the Bird's, they WON'T be for you playing the Antoshin. Overall a fine contribution to chess made by this similarly excellent GM.
Mar-20-11  SvetlanaBabe: Yes, he was a very strong player in his day. Known for his hard work and preparation. A good role model.
Apr-22-11  Eastfrisian: Can't find anywhere date and place of death.
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  shivasuri4: Place of death was Moscow,date's unknown.
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  parisattack: One of many under appreciated Soviet GMs of the 40s-50s-60s.
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  Fusilli: <shivasuri4: Place of death was Moscow,date's unknown.> The bio says dead in 1994. Is this in doubt?
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  shivasuri4: No,but the exact date(not the year) is in doubt.
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  LoveThatJoker: GM Antoshin, today you are remembered!


May-14-12  BIDMONFA: Vladimir Antoshin

ANTOSHIN, Vladimir

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  FSR: Vladimir Antoshin died at the chessic age of 64, like Robert James Fischer, William Steinitz, Howard Staunton, Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, Vladimir Savon, Albin Planinc, Edmar Mednis, Vitaly Halberstadt, Giulio Cesare Polerio, Octavio Troianescu, Maximilian Ujtelky, Paul Tautvaisas, Claude Frizzel Bloodgood, and Karl Marx.

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