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Vitaly Tarasov
Number of games in database: 129
Years covered: 1947 to 1970

Overall record: +25 -44 =60 (42.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (12) 
    E62 E79 E77 E83 E86
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A46 E10 D05
 Sicilian (6) 
    B90 B52 B47 B29 B81
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D35 D37
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D74 D85 D70 D94
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E14 E15 E19
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C64 C75 C92 C76 C97
 King's Indian (9) 
    E80 E68 E61 E75 E77
 Sicilian (6) 
    B28 B92 B72 B74 B95
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C92 C99 C97 C95
 Orthodox Defense (4) 
    D51 D54 D50 D57
 English (4) 
    A16 A15
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Lepikhin vs V Tarasov, 1958 0-1
   V Tarasov vs Korchnoi, 1961 1/2-1/2
   Petrosian vs V Tarasov, 1961 1/2-1/2
   V Tarasov vs Smyslov, 1961 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   RSFSR Championship (1960)
   URS-ch sf (1954)
   USSR Championship 1961a (1961)
   USSR Championship (1957)

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(born Jan-20-1923, died Jul-05-1977, 54 years old) Russia
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Vitaly Georgievich Tarasov was Moldovan Champion in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951 and 1955. He was Russian Champion in 1960.

Last updated: 2022-05-31 17:47:04

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 131  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Baranov vs V Tarasov  0-1271947Spartak Club chC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. Krogius vs V Tarasov  0-1491949URS-ch sfE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
3. Ufimtsev vs V Tarasov  ½-½211949URS-ch sfB72 Sicilian, Dragon
4. V Tarasov vs Koblents  ½-½191949URS-ch sfA47 Queen's Indian
5. L Shamaev vs V Tarasov  1-0471949URS-ch sfC25 Vienna
6. V Tarasov vs Taimanov  ½-½211949URS-ch sfE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
7. V Tarasov vs A Zamikhovsky  1-0581949URS-ch sfD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. V Tarasov vs Levenfish  ½-½491949URS-ch sfE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
9. V Tarasov vs Ragozin 1-0621950URS-ch sfD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. V Tarasov vs A Chistiakov  ½-½311950URS-ch sfD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. V Tarasov vs I Vistaneckis  1-0351950Spartak CC ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
12. V Tarasov vs Haiduk  0-1341951U20 Team-chC18 French, Winawer
13. S Zhukhovitsky vs V Tarasov  0-1421951URS-ch sfE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
14. Estrin vs V Tarasov  1-0251951URS-ch sfB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
15. I Lipnitsky vs V Tarasov  1-0591951URS-ch sfC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. G Goldberg vs V Tarasov  ½-½411951URS-ch sfA16 English
17. Shamkovich vs V Tarasov  1-0361951URS-ch sfB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
18. Novotelnov vs V Tarasov  1-0491951URS-ch sfE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
19. V Tarasov vs V Zak  ½-½321951URS-ch sfD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
20. V Tarasov vs M Shishov  0-1581954Yerevan URS-ch sfD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. V Tarasov vs Kotov  ½-½811954Yerevan URS-ch sfE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. G Ilivitsky vs V Tarasov  1-0411954Yerevan URS-ch sfE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
23. V Tarasov vs Korchnoi  0-1521954Yerevan URS-ch sfD94 Grunfeld
24. O Moiseev vs V Tarasov  0-1391954Yerevan URS-ch sfD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
25. Antoshin vs V Tarasov  1-0281954Yerevan URS-ch sfB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-25-05  lopium: Maybe an interesting player who played against the best players in the world.
Jun-25-08  Karpova: He died in Omsk, Russia.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: As he died in 1977 the date of the last game here is incorrect or it was played by someone else.
Sep-24-09  returnoftheking: Shared first in the Russian Ch 1960 with GM Taimanov,shared first in the USSR semis 1956 with Nezhmetdinov and Boleslavsky ahead of f.e. Kholmov, Suetin Simagin. His career was probably cut short when his title was taken away after the famous incident with Kholmov and Nezhmetdinov. All were punished for "not sportmanslike behavior" - Tarasov the most.
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <returnoftheking>His career was probably cut short when his title was taken away after the famous incident with Kholmov and Nezhmetdinov. All were punished for "not sportmanslike behavior" - Tarasov the most.

Could you post details of the incident between Tarasov, Kholmov and Nezhnetdinov?

Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <GrahamClayton> An excerp from Genna Sosonko's book "Smart Chip from St.Petersburg". Sosonko was interviewing Ratmir Holmov who had this to say

'So it turned out that Bronstein played a World Championship match in '51 and I was disqualified in the same year. For what? We were sitting around at a tournament, that's Tarasov, Nezhmetdinov and me, drinking, and two chicks came up to us. Well, Rashid was kind of in the way, he was about fifteen years older than Tarasov and me. You turn off the tape recorder now, turn it off, can you imagine if my wife reads this... 'Anyway, basically, Rashid was flushed, he was drunk, of course, he went out to the balcony and started throwing crockery off it - vases and plates. When Nezhmetdinov drank he had all kinds of psychoses, he'd lie down under a tram or do some other dumb thing. On this occasion nothing would have happened, other than the noise of the plates, but Kotov had to stick his nose into it. He started asking questions and whatever. There was an uproar, and the police came. To cut a long story short, they summoned all three of us to Moscow, to see Rodionov, who was chairman of the Sports Committee. Nezhmetdinov grovelled before him and they decided to pardon him as he was a party member, but Tarasov and I were disqualified for a year. They also cancelled my stipend, which I received as a member of the national team.'

Jan-20-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Vitaly Tarasov.

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