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Dmitry Rovner
D Rovner 
Number of games in database: 176
Years covered: 1929 to 1961
Overall record: +52 -76 =48 (43.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-08-1908, died Apr-19-1986, 78 years old) Russia

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Mordko (Dmitry) Iosifovich (Osipovich) Rovner was the father of Yakov Rovner.

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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 176  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Yanushpolsky vs D Rovner 0-1181929Soviet Physical Culture (team)B20 Sicilian
2. A Budo vs D Rovner  1-0261929Tournament (VUZ)D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
3. P Romanovsky vs D Rovner  1-0351930Ch PishchevikA04 Reti Opening
4. P Romanovsky vs D Rovner  1-0351931Leningrad Championship 1930/31A04 Reti Opening
5. I Krushinsky vs D Rovner  1-0251932Spartakiada Ural-KuzbassB58 Sicilian
6. Lisitsin vs D Rovner  1-025193410th Ch LeningradA15 English
7. D Rovner vs V Chekhover  1-044193410th Ch LeningradB58 Sicilian
8. V Sozin vs D Rovner  0-1471934Trade Unions championshipA04 Reti Opening
9. L Savitsky vs D Rovner  1-0441934Trade Unions championshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. D Rovner vs E Kuzminykh  1-0261934Trade Unions championshipE17 Queen's Indian
11. D Rovner vs L Shamaev  0-1221935Trade Unions Championship sfA21 English
12. D Rovner vs O Rubtsova  1-0411936Trade Unions ChampionshipA20 English
13. D Rovner vs A Konstantinopolsky  1-0601936Trade Unions ChampionshipC10 French
14. E Zagoryansky vs D Rovner  0-1471936Trade Unions ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. D Rovner vs S Belavenets  1-0561936Trade Unions ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
16. D Rovner vs I Mazel  1-0351936Trade Unions ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
17. Sokolsky vs D Rovner  1-0361936Trade Unions ChampionshipA15 English
18. S Pimenov vs D Rovner  1-0411936Trade Unions ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
19. D Rovner vs K Klaman  1-042193712th Ch LeningradC67 Ruy Lopez
20. L Abramov vs D Rovner  1-034193712th Ch LeningradB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
21. V A Vasiliev vs D Rovner 1-0651938Trade Unions ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. A Konstantinopolsky vs D Rovner  0-1311938URS-ch sf KievA15 English
23. F Duz-Khotimirsky vs D Rovner  ½-½241938URS-ch sf KievA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D Rovner vs Kotov  1-0571938Trade Unions ChampionshipC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
25. D Rovner vs Kotov  0-1281938URS-ch sf KievA14 English
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Nov-30-06  The Backward Pawn: Is this player of the day still alive? If so he's got his 99th birthday coming up in a little over a month.
Nov-30-10  BIDMONFA: Dmitry Osipovich Rovner

ROVNER, Dmitry

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a great save by Rovner, playing White against Guldin at Moscow in 1939:

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Black has just played 57...e1=♕. 58.♕xe1? ♕f5+ 59.♔h4 ♕g4 is mate, while Black also has the threat of 58...♖xg3+ 59.hxg3 ♕h1#.

Rover cleverly exploited the cramped position of his King and the pin along the 3rd rank to force a draw with 58.♕g8! ♔xg8 59.♕e8+ ♔h7 60.♕g8+ ♔h6 61.♕h7+ ♔g5 62.♕h6+ ♔xh6 stalemate.

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  GrahamClayton: Here is Rovner as White against Kamyshov at Leningrad in 1945, employing the tactic used in the famous game E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920

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1.♕a7! ♕a5 2.♕xa6! ♕c7 3.♕a7! and Black resigned.

Apr-04-17  ughaibu: The problem with Qa7 is that black can capture with check!
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  Sally Simpson: That one sat there for 5 years before someone noticed an error. Five years later we try again. (I've moved the King to h1)

Rovner - Kamyshov, Leningrad 1945

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1. Qa7 Qa5 2. Qxa6 Qc7 3. Qa7

(the names, place and year are not confirmed, maybe in 5 years time somebody will supply the full game and details.)

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