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Konstantin Klaman
Number of games in database: 191
Years covered: 1937 to 1979

Overall record: +55 -85 =51 (42.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A46 D02 A45
 Sicilian (15) 
    B20 B58 B32 B52 B23
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C85 C83 C60 C84 C61
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C85 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C64 C61 C73 C72 C77
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (11) 
    D25 D23 D22 D27 D21
 English (7) 
    A16 A10 A18
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A46
 Sicilian (7) 
    B56 B59 B43 B80 B84
 English, 1 c4 c5 (6) 
    A34 A31 A30 A36 A35
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Klaman vs Kholmov, 1949 1/2-1/2
   K Klaman vs A Chistiakov, 1949 1-0
   A Batuev vs K Klaman, 1947 0-1
   K Klaman vs L Potucek, 1946 1-0
   K Klaman vs Gurgenidze, 1957 1-0
   Keres vs K Klaman, 1947 0-1
   K Klaman vs L Aronson, 1957 1-0
   K Klaman vs Tolush, 1947 1/2-1/2
   K Klaman vs G Ilivitsky, 1949 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd Soviet Team Cup (1954)
   USSR Championship (1957)
   USSR Championship (1947)

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(born Dec-23-1917, died Oct-05-1985, 67 years old) Russia

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Konstantin Alexandrovich Klaman was Leningrad champion in 1962-63 and helped train Boris Spassky in 1961.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 195  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V A Vasiliev vs K Klaman  1-0501937Ch Trade Unions (1/2 Final)D64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
2. L Abramov vs K Klaman  1-049193712th Ch Leningrad sf group 8C48 Four Knights
3. K Klaman vs L Abramov  1-029193712th Ch LeningradA07 King's Indian Attack
4. D Rovner vs K Klaman  1-042193712th Ch LeningradC67 Ruy Lopez
5. Boleslavsky vs K Klaman  1-02519466th Ch RSFSRD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
6. L Potucek vs K Klaman  0-1331946Leningrad-PragueC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
7. K Klaman vs L Potucek 1-0331946Leningrad-PragueA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
8. K Klaman vs S Zhukhovitsky  0-1421947URS-ch sfB07 Pirc
9. K Klaman vs Lisitsin  0-1211947URS-ch sfA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Chekhover vs K Klaman  1-0401947URS-ch sfE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. V G Kirillov vs K Klaman  1-0391947URS-ch sfC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
12. N Kopilov vs K Klaman  1-0391947URS-ch sfD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. K Klaman vs V Zagorovsky  ½-½581947URS-ch sfA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
14. K Klaman vs A Vasiljev  ½-½351947URS-ch sfC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
15. Aronin vs K Klaman  1-0311947URS-ch sfC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
16. Kan vs K Klaman  ½-½671947USSR ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. K Klaman vs Aronin  0-1481947USSR ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
18. Ragozin vs K Klaman  1-0401947USSR ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
19. Keres vs K Klaman 0-1591947USSR ChampionshipA16 English
20. K Klaman vs Lilienthal 0-1481947USSR ChampionshipC26 Vienna
21. P Dubinin vs K Klaman  ½-½361947USSR ChampionshipC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
22. K Klaman vs Smyslov ½-½191947USSR ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
23. Bronstein vs K Klaman  1-0561947USSR ChampionshipD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. K Klaman vs Alatortsev  ½-½411947USSR ChampionshipA47 Queen's Indian
25. M Yudovich Sr. vs K Klaman 1-0361947USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: "Klaman, a highly original and daring player, taught me a lot about complicated sacrificial attacks on the king ..." - Boris Spassky
Oct-23-05  lopium: It's the same player of the day than yesterday, I think, but finally I'm not sure. Maybe one of his game was the game of the day yesterday!
Oct-23-05  Averageguy: <lopium>He was in the puzzle of the day yesterday.
Mar-13-06  offramp: Klaman had an unusual 15th USSR Championship in 1947. He finished joint last with 6½ points. But he won two games, Keres vs K Klaman, 1947 and K Klaman vs Bondarevsky, 1947, against the players who finished 1st and 3rd.
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  GrahamClayton: Klaman also had an unusual performance in the 1951 Chigorin Memorial tournament. He scored 5.5, but that included a draw with Smylsov, the tournament winner, and victories over Aronin and Taimanov, who finished =2nd.

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  GrahamClayton: Source: "Batsford Book of Chess Records", Yakov Damsky, Batsford, 2005
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  GrahamClayton: <offramp>Klaman had an unusual 15th USSR Championship in 1947. He finished joint last with 6½ points. But he won two games, Keres vs K Klaman, 1947 and K Klaman vs Bondarevsky, 1947, against the players who finished 1st and 3rd.

Klaman also drew with Smyslov and Tolush, thus scoring 3/5 against the top 5 finishers:

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  whiteshark: Here is an old picture of him:
Dec-23-11  brankat: A renowned theoretician and a fine teacher/coach.

R.I.P. Mr.Klaman.

Aug-29-14  acmilan03c1: His name was actually Konstantin Alexandrovich Klaman. See here: (I'm sorry, but I can't seem to be able to paste the link any other way).

Also, I did Google searches, in Russian, with the exact phrases "Константин Александрович Кламан" and "Константин Михайлович Кламан", to make sure, and the first returned almost 50.000 results, whereas the second returned no results at all.

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