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Mikhail Bonch-Osmolovsky
Number of games in database: 78
Years covered: 1940 to 1964
Overall record: +24 -30 =24 (46.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1919, died 1975, 56 years old) Russia

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Mikhail Alexandrovich Bonch-Osmolovsky was awarded the Soviet national master title in 1951. As a player he achieved some success (3rd= in the Moscow Championship 1960) and is known for his contributions to opening theory. However, he was best known as a Soviet chess arbiter and as the President of the central chess section of the Burivyestnik Club.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 78  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Komarov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  0-135194020th Ch Moscow (qf-8)E17 Queen's Indian
2. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs N Riumin  1-024194020th Ch Moscow (sf-2)B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. Kotov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-025194020th Ch MoscowE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
4. Furman vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0441940Candidate to MasterE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. Kotov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0251941MoskouE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
6. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs O Rubtsova  0-153194424th Ch Moscow (qf-group F)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Alatortsev  0-1491946Moscow ChampionshipC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. G Ravinsky vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0541946Moscow ChampionshipD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
9. Lilienthal vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  ½-½731946Moscow ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
10. Y Solntsev vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0411946Moscow ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. Smyslov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  ½-½271946Moscow ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Kamyshov vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  1-0401946Moscow ChampionshipB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
13. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs A Chistiakov  1-0281946Moscow ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. Estrin vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky  0-1391946Moscow ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
15. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Averbakh  ½-½411946Moscow ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
16. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Kotov  0-1291946Moscow ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs V Baturinsky  0-1411946Moscow ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
18. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Bondarevsky  ½-½891946Moscow ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
19. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Panov  ½-½391946Moscow ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
20. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Simagin  ½-½411946Moscow ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
21. Bronstein vs M Bonch-Osmolovsky 1-0371946Moscow ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
22. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs M Yudovich Sr.  ½-½271949Moscow ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Estrin  0-1261949Moscow ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
24. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs G Fridstein  ½-½241949Moscow ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
25. M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs Lilienthal  0-1621949Moscow ChampionshipC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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  LIFE Master AJ: Just this guy's name ... is a mouthful.

He might be a good candidate for my "forgotten players" page.

Jan-27-13  LastDaysofSaloFlohr: Bonch Osmolovsky isn't too difficult to say. I actually quite enjoy saying it out loud.

He beat Ragozin and he beat Geller so he was clearly capable.

Jun-08-14  bas1191: He was a close friend of Yuri Averbakh, who speaks in admiring words of him in his autobiography
Sep-06-16  Albanius: One of the great names in chess!
Did he ever play Znosko-Borovsky?
They were both active in the 1940s.
Sep-06-16  Straclonoor: To <Albanius> I think not. Znovsko-Borovsky was in emigration in this period, Bonch-Osmolovsky was in USSR
Jun-16-18  Raginmund: I play his variation agains King's Gambit :)
I was playing against the program 1. e4 e5 2. f4 ... thought for seconds, so I decided do a novelty exf4 3. Nf3 and... Ne7!! I defeated the program several times, I thought it was a variation created by me, but the program was written Bonsch-osmolovsky Variation :)
Oct-03-18  Jean Defuse: ...

a picture of Bonch-Osmolovsky (from 1946):


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