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Vasily Panov
Number of games in database: 304
Years covered: 1926 to 1963

Overall record: +129 -100 =75 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (42) 
    C77 C75 C84 C65 C78
 French Defense (34) 
    C13 C11 C17 C18 C12
 Sicilian (26) 
    B80 B84 B28 B91 B76
 French (20) 
    C13 C11 C00 C10 C12
 Caro-Kann (16) 
    B15 B13 B17 B14 B10
 French Winawer (13) 
    C17 C18 C15 C19 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C97 C84 C74 C87 C77
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (17) 
    C97 C84 C87 C86 C98
 Old Indian (17) 
    A53 A54 A55
 King's Indian (17) 
    E67 E60 E62 E90 E70
 Sicilian (11) 
    B84 B83 B80 B20
 Sicilian Scheveningen (10) 
    B84 B83 B80
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Panov vs Taimanov, 1952 1-0
   Panov vs N Sorokin, 1953 1-0
   Ragozin vs Panov, 1940 0-1
   Panov vs A Poliak, 1934 1-0
   Kotov vs Panov, 1936 0-1
   Korchnoi vs Panov, 1953 0-1
   Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1934 1-0
   Panov vs V Makogonov, 1937 1-0
   Panov vs S Von Freymann, 1934 1-0
   Rauzer vs Panov, 1934 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1939)
   USSR Championship 1934/35 (1934)
   URS-ch10 (1937)
   USSR Championship (1940)
   USSR Championship (1948)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow 1942 National Tournament by jessicafischerqueen
   Moscow 1928 Moscow Championship by jessicafischerqueen

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(born Nov-01-1906, died Jan-18-1973, 66 years old) Russia

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Vasily Nikolayevich Panov was born on the 1st of November 1906 in Kozelsk, Russia. Awarded the IM title in 1950 he won the Moscow Championship of 1929 [rusbase-1]. Chess correspondent for Izvestia he contributed much to the theory of the Caro-Kann and the Ruy Lopez.

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 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rozentul vs Panov  0-1431926Ch Moscow (minor)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. Panov vs Radugin  1-0371927Ch Trade UnionA13 English
3. Panov vs Belin  1-0261927Ch Trade Unions (team)C10 French
4. Panov vs Bernstein  1-0441928Moscow-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Panov vs Nenarokov  0-1471928Moscow-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Panov vs N Zubarev  1-0401928Moscow-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. N Grigoriev vs Panov  0-1431928Moscow-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. Kan vs Panov  0-1371928Moscow-chE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. Panov vs A Rabinovich  1-0411929Ch MoscowC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. N Grigoriev vs Panov  1-0361929Ch Moscow (playoff match)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. Panov vs Mudrov  1-0241929Ch MoscowB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. N Grigoriev vs Panov  1-0221929Ch Moscow (playoff match)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. Panov vs N Sorokin  0-1521929USSR ChampionshipC00 French Defense
14. Y Levin vs Panov  0-1461929Ch MoscowE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. Panov vs N Grigoriev  0-1251929Ch Moscow (playoff match)C41 Philidor Defense
16. Panov vs A S Bernshteyn  1-0491929USSR ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. L Nikolsky vs Panov  0-1191929Ch MoscowE91 King's Indian
18. N Grigoriev vs Panov  1-0331929Ch Moscow (playoff match)A02 Bird's Opening
19. Panov vs M Yudkovsky  1-0321929Ch MoscowC17 French, Winawer, Advance
20. Shaposhnikov vs Panov  0-1351929Ch MoscowB20 Sicilian
21. N Zubarev vs Panov  0-1331929Ch MoscowA48 King's Indian
22. Panov vs Riumin  0-1261929Ch MoscowB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
23. S Slonim vs Panov  0-1381930Moscow-chD04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Panov vs A S Sergeev  1-0571930Moscow-chB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
25. N Zubarev vs Panov  ½-½651930Moscow-chA84 Dutch
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Oct-21-06  notyetagm: Anyone have any idea where I can buy the Russian-language book <Kapablanca> by Panov?


Oct-22-06  Calli: <notagmyet>

Oct-22-06  notyetagm: <Calli: <notagmyet>;

Mucho thanks, <Calli>. :-)

Nov-01-06  BIDMONFA: Vasily Panov

PANOV, Vasily N.

Nov-01-06  Caissanist: <The17thPawn:> There is also currently an online utility that will do the conversion at
Nov-01-06  gauer: Panov is well-known for the Caro-Kan attack named for him, but I also sometimes see in the Spanish Closed game that there is a set-up called the Panov formation. What's the theory of the latter attack plan, and is it good for black to avoid it, or has black found improvements?
Nov-01-06  2021: Happy birthday Panov!
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  whiteshark: PANOV, Vasily N.
Nov-01-07  xrt999: <gauer: Panov is well-known for the Caro-Kan attack named for him>

In top level play, Panov was +0 -0 =3 with this opening (Caro-Kann with 4.c4) and in each game he played different 6th moves: Be3, Bf4, and Bg5, drawing each one. Not exactly mind-boggling success to get an opening named after you.

It must be that he either introduced this new variation of the Caro, or he wrote about it extensively.

Nov-01-07  RookFile: Well, it was called the Panov-Botvinnik attack, I can attest to that.
Nov-01-07  xrt999: Right, so why is Panov's name associated with 4.c4, since Botvinnik was +6 -2 =1 as white with 4.c4?

Of those nine games, he played 6.Bg5 five times, and therefore I always assumed that 6.Bg5 was <the> Panov-Botvinnik attack. (Botvinnik was +3 -2 =0 with 6.Bg5 as white.)

Nov-01-07  RookFile: That happens with a lot of things. Take for example the Fischer variation of the Nimzo - a line that Alekhine was playing before Fischer was even born, against Reshevsky, and others.
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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

<The loser is always at fault.>

-- Panov

It rings true. :D

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  whiteshark: Quote of the Day: "The loser is always at fault." (Panov)

<The learner always begins by finding fault, but the scholar sees the positive merit in everything.> (Hegel)

Jun-26-08  babakova: Not if it's poker...
Dec-29-08  jamesmaskell: Its amazing that Panov and Botvinnik didnt actually play the Panov Botvinnik that many times...
Jun-02-09  Fanacas: Many people who have openings to there names dont play it much, it could be becous there arent that many annontet games of them or that they simply just studied the opening. (steinitz on the other end played alsmost all of hist opening constantly)
Nov-01-09  Ghost of Merlin: happy birthday vasily! it's my mom's birthday too...
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  wordfunph: "I consider every opponent to be a strong player until he proves the opposite."

- Vasily Panov

rest in peace IM Panov..

Nov-01-12  brankat: R.I.P. master Panov.
Nov-01-12  talisman: happy birthday Vasily.
Nov-01-13  Kikoman: <Player of the Day>

Rest In Peace IM Vasily Panov.

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  Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: IM Vasily Panov.
May-10-15  TheFocus: <The loser is always at fault> - Vasily Panov.
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  HeMateMe: Panov in Detroit/

I asked for an autograph/

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