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Vladimir Nenarokov
V Nenarokov 
Nenarokov, Zubarev, Ilyin and Romanovsky 
Number of games in database: 95
Years covered: 1900 to 1936

Overall record: +40 -42 =12 (48.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 D00 D05 D04 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B40 B23 B45 B95 B33
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A46 D02 A45 A40
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C67 C65 C66 C77 C68
 Slav (4) 
    D11 D10 D15
 French Defense (4) 
    C11 C00 C14 C01
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 0-1
   Botvinnik vs Nenarokov, 1927 1/2-1/2
   Nenarokov vs V Goglidze, 1930 1-0
   Nenarokov vs A A Smorodsky, 1924 1-0
   Burn vs Nenarokov, 1909 1/2-1/2
   Nenarokov vs Alekhine, 1908 1-0
   Nenarokov vs Alekhine, 1908 1-0
   Nenarokov vs N Grigoriev, 1924 1-0
   N Grigoriev vs Nenarokov, 1922 0-1
   N Grigoriev vs Nenarokov, 1921 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USSR Championship (1923)
   USSR Championship (1924)
   USSR Championship (1927)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Moscow 1915 1st Category by jessicafischerqueen
   Moscow 1924 Moscow Championship by jessicafischerqueen
   USSR Championship 1923 by Phony Benoni
   Moscow 1928 Moscow Championship by jessicafischerqueen

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(born Jan-04-1880, died Dec-13-1953, 73 years old) Russia

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Vladimir Ivanovich Nenarokov was born in 1880 in Moscow, Russia. He was Moscow champion in 1900, 1908, 1922 and 1924 and was awarded the IM title in 1950. He passed away in 1953.

Wikipedia article: Vladimir Nenarokov

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 99  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Falk vs V Nenarokov  0-1681899Ch RussiaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. V Nenarokov vs Abaza  1-0261899Ch RussiaC11 French
3. V Nenarokov vs Chigorin  0-1431899Ch RussiaC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Janowski vs V Nenarokov  ½-½6819012nd All-Russian TournamentC66 Ruy Lopez
5. S F Lebedev vs V Nenarokov  0-13619012nd All-Russian TournamentC45 Scotch Game
6. V Nenarokov vs L Fokin  1-02719012nd All-Russian TournamentB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. V Nenarokov vs V A Boyarkov  1-02819012nd All-Russian TournamentC30 King's Gambit Declined
8. V Nenarokov vs Chigorin 0-15219012nd All-Russian TournamentD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
9. Schiffers vs V Nenarokov  1-04519012nd All-Russian TournamentD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Alekhine vs V Nenarokov 0-1431907Moscow Club AutumnD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Alekhine vs V Nenarokov 1-0101907MoscowD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
12. V Nenarokov vs Chigorin  0-1411907Moscow Chess Club tD05 Queen's Pawn Game
13. V Nenarokov vs A Goncharov  1-0361907Moscow Chess Club tC21 Center Game
14. V Nenarokov vs Alekhine 1-0371908Moscow MatchC41 Philidor Defense
15. V Nenarokov vs Alekhine 1-0321908Moscow MatchC10 French
16. V Nenarokov vs J Perlis 1-0601909St. PetersburgD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Burn vs V Nenarokov ½-½371909St. PetersburgC77 Ruy Lopez
18. V Nenarokov vs J Mieses 0-1411909St. PetersburgD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. Duras vs V Nenarokov 1-0461909St. PetersburgC01 French, Exchange
20. V Nenarokov vs N E Loran  1-0281912Exhibition gameC54 Giuoco Piano
21. F Bohatirchuk vs V Nenarokov  1-0331913KievC49 Four Knights
22. N Alexandrov vs V Nenarokov  0-14619151st Category tournamentC41 Philidor Defense
23. N Zubarev vs V Nenarokov  ½-½3519151st Category tournamentC41 Philidor Defense
24. V Nenarokov vs S V Nazarovsky  1-03419151st Category tournamentD04 Queen's Pawn Game
25. V Nenarokov vs Alekhine 0-13119151st Category tournamentE12 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 99  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-17-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Interesting games! I guess his IM title in 1950 was an honorary title?

I found some more games by him, including a game against Chigorin and one against Janowski, which I have submitted to <>.

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  Gypsy: Not sure what you mean by 'honorary'; 1950 was the first year when FIDE gave out the IM and IGM titles. Before that the titles were earned in tournaments of big national congreses. Nenarokov was a genuine master from the early 1900s. From the standpoint of history, his most famous result is a match win over Alekhine -- some sources give it as 3:0, some as 2:0 -- which Alekhine tactfully omitted from his tabulated results in books.
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  Gypsy: <Alekhine-Nenarokov, Moskow 1909: +0 =0 -3>, Kotov (Alechinuv sachovy odkaz, Prague 1956).
Feb-17-06  EmperorAtahualpa: <Gypsy> I guess my English is failing me. :) Sorry about that.

With "honorary" I was trying to say that I assumed the IM title was given to him as a recognition for his chess career in general rather than the title was given after meeting some strict requirements.

I hope this clarifies?

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  Gypsy: <EmperorAtahualpa> Kotov-Judovich (Soviet Chess School, 1951) state that Nenarokov earned his (Russian) master title on the basis of his successful results in matches against Tartakower (1905), Duz-Chotimirsky (1907), and Alekhine (1909). In addition to the dates given above, K+J also have Nenarokov as the Moskow champion in 1921.

Nenarokov was acclaimed for his ability to play successfully in cramped positions -- using an active and dynamic play style that anticipated much of the later developments.

As far as I know, in 1950 all Soviet chessplayers with the title of GM of USSR got the IGM title, all with the russian/soviet master title got the IM title. There was no case by case deliberation (w.r. to the USSR players).

May-13-08  whiteshark: More chess results in his bio: e.g.

in <1905>, he drew a match with Savielly Tartakower (+2 –2 =0);

and in <1907> he won against Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky (+5 –3 =1)

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  GrahamClayton: The following variation in the English Opening is named after Nenarokov:

1. c4 e5 2. ♘c3 ♘f6 3. ♘f3 ♘c6 4. d4 ed4 5. ♘d4 ♗b4 6. ♗g5 h6 7. ♗h4 ♗c3+ 8. bc3 ♘e5

Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, "Oxford Companion to Chess", OUP, 1992

Dec-19-09  Karpova: From C.N. 6409

Dan Scoones translates page 33 of the Russian-language St. Petersburg 1909 tournament book about Nenarokov's withdrawal from that tournament after four rounds:

<It is no coincidence that in the rules of the German Chess Union withdrawal from a tournament without a valid reason and without the consent of the Tournament Committee suffices for the departing player to be barred from future events. This is exactly what happened with Nenarokov. Whereas Goldfarb withdrew because of illness and Rozanov owing to family matters which called him urgently to Moscow, Nenarokov did not even inform the Tournament Committee of his departure. On this basis Article 9 of the official programme was applied, and he is now subject to a complete ban. That a Russian player should behave in this way during Russia’s very first international tournament is especially insulting... In accordance with the programme, the games of all three players who withdrew were not counted>


Jul-15-12  Karpova: The '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung' of 1909, on page 307 also gives the result of the Nenarokov - Alekhine match as 3-0. Apparently, Alekhine gave up the fight after his 3rd loss.
Aug-26-12  Karpova: Nenarokov was from Andijan. His withdrawal from St. Petersburg 1909 had serious consequences for him as he was not allowed to participate in a (one) great Russian tournament (<[...] der als "Flüchtling" aus dem internationalen Meisterturnier zu St. Petersburg 1909 mindestens für die Dauer eines in Rußland stattfindenden großen Turnier "bestraft" werden mußte, d. h. nicht eingeladen und eventuell nicht zugelassen werden durfte.>

From page 344 of the 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Nov-05-13  Karpova: Nenarokov won the Moscow City Championship 1924 in play-offs against N. D. Grigorjew* with 8:6.

From page 234 of the August 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

* Nikolay Dmitrievich Grigoriev

Feb-10-14  Karpova: P. P. Saburov: <W. J. Nenarokow> of Andijan could not be invited to the St. Petersburg Main tournament 1911 (withdrawal 1909). First place in a 4-rounds 4-player tournament in 1908 with the Moscow Championship at stake(ahead of B. Blumenfeld, Goncharov and Duz-Chotimirsky).

He won a match against Alekhine in Moscow 1908, a small match against von Bardeleben and drew a match against Fahrni. He drew Duz-Chotimirsky in a match in Moscow, half a year before the altter became a Master in Carslbad 1907. He also drew Tartakower before the latter was a Master.

Source: Page 344 of the November-December 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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<Tbilisi 1929> Match vs. Nikolay Tikhonovich Sorokin

Nenarokov won 5.5:4:5


[Event "Match"]
[Site "Tbilisi (Georgia)"]
[Date "1929.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sorokin N"]
[Black "Nenarokov V"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E67"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]
[Remark ""]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.h3 e5 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Be3 c6 10.O-O Qc7 11.Qb3 Re8 12.Rac1 Bf8 13.Na4 h6 14.Rfd1 Ne4 15.c5 Ndf6 16.Qb4 Be6 17.Nh2 a5 18.Qa3 Rad8 19.Ng4 Nxg4 20.hxg4 Nf6 21.g5 Ng4 22.gxh6 Nxe3 23.Qxe3 Kh7 24.Qc3 Bxh6 25.e3 Bg4 26.Rxd8 Qxd8 27.Nb6 f5 28.Nc4 Qe7 29.Nd6 Rf8 30.Re1 b6 31.Nc4 bxc5 32.Qxe5 Qxe5 33.Nxe5 Bg7 34.Nxg4 fxg4 35.Rc1 Rb8 36.b3 Bf8 37.Bxc6 Kh6 38.Kg2 Rb4 39.Bd7 Kg7 40.Rd1 Be7 41.Rd5 Kf7 42.Kf1 Bf8 43.Ke2 Be7 44.Bc8 c4 45.Rxa5 cxb3 46.axb3 Rxb3 47.Bxg4 Rb2+ 48.Kf3 Rb6 49.Bh3 Rf6+ 50.Ke2 Rb6 51.f4 Kf6 52.g4 Bf8 53.Kf3 Rb3 54.Ra6+ Kf7 55.Rc6 Bb4 56.Rc7+ Kf8 57.Rb7 Rb2 58.Bf1 Ba3 59.Rc7 Rb3 60.Ke4 Be7 61.g5 Bd6 62.Rc8+ Kg7 63.Bc4 Rc3 64.Kd4 Ra3 65.Rg8+ Kh7 66.Rd8 Bb4 67.Rd7+ Kh8 68.Bd3 Bc3+ 69.Kd5 Bd2 70.Ke6 Bxe3 71.Kf6 Ra8 72.Kxg6 Rc8 73.Be4 Kg8 74.f5 1-0

[Event "Match"]
[Site "Tbilisi (Georgia)"]
[Date "1929.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sorokin N"]
[Black "Nenarokov V"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D01"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]
[Remark ""]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.f3 h6 5.Bxf6 Nxf6 6.e4 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.Bd3 O-O 9.exd5 exd5 10.Nge2 b6 11.O-O c5 12.b3 Bb7 13.Ng3 Nd7 14.Nce2 Bg5 15.f4 Bf6 16.c3 Re8 17.Nf5 Qc7 18.Rac1 Re6 19.Rf3 Rae8 20.Rg3 c4 21.Nxg7 Bxg7 22.f5 R6e7 23.f6 Nxf6 24.Rf1 Qd6 25.Rxg7+ Kxg7 26.Ng3 Bc8 27.Rxf6 Re1+ 28.Rf1 Rxf1+ 29.Bxf1 Qe6 30.bxc4 dxc4 31.Qc2 b5 32.h3 Qe3+ 33.Qf2 Kf8 34.a4 a6 35.axb5 axb5 36.Nh5 Bf5 37.Nf6 Qxf2+ 38.Kxf2 Rd8 39.g4 Bg6 40.Ke3 Rd6 41.Ne4 Re6 42.Bg2 b4 43.d5 Rxe4+ 44.Bxe4 Bxe4 45.cxb4 Bxd5 0-1

[Event "Match"]
[Site "Tbilisi (Georgia)"]
[Date "1929.??.??"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Nenarokov Vladimir I (RUS)"]
[Black "Sorokin N"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D05"]
[WhiteElo "0"]
[BlackElo "0"]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]
[Remark ""]

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bd3 Nbd7 5.b3 c5 6.Bb2 Qa5+ 7.Nbd2 Ne4 8.O-O f5 9.Bxe4 fxe4 10.Ng5 Nf6 11.dxc5 Be7 12.Bd4 O-O 13.a3 h6 14.Nh3 Qc7 15.b4 e5 16.Bb2 Bxh3 17.gxh3 Qd7 18.Kg2 d4 19.c3 dxe3 20.fxe3 Qd3 21.c4 Rad8 22.Bc1 Qxe3 23.Qe1 Qd3 24.Ra2 Nh5 25.Rxf8+ Rxf8 26.Nxe4 Qf3+ 27.Kg1 Bh4 28.Qe2 Qxh3 29.Qg2 Qd3 30.Qe2 Qb3 31.Qg2 Qd3 32.Qe2 Qd4+ 33.Kg2 Rf4 34.Ng3 Bxg3 35.Rd2 Rf2+ 36.Qxf2 Bxf2 37.Rxd4 Bxd4 38.a4 Kf7 39.Ba3 Ke6 40.a5 Nf4+ 41.Kf3 Nd3 42.Ke4 Bb2 43.Kxd3 Bxa3 44.c6 bxc6 45.b5 cxb5 46.cxb5 Kd6 47.Ke4 g5 48.a6 Bc5 0-1

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