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USSR Chess Championship

USSR Chess Championship

AWARDCHESS
Sep 4, 2009, 4:51 AM 0

USSR Chess Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of all the winners of the USSR Chess Championship. It was the strongest national chess championship ever held, with eight world chess champions and four world championship finalists among its winners. The USSR championship was held as a round-robin tournament with the exception of the 35th and 58th championships, which were Swiss system tournaments.

No.DatePlaceWinnerScoreNotes
1 4 - 24 October 1920 Moscow Alexander Alekhine 12/15 (+9-0=6) Known as the All-Russian Chess Olympiad at the time, this tournament was later recognized as the first USSR championship.
2 8 - 24 July 1923 Petrograd Peter Romanovsky 10/12 (+9-1=2)  
3 23 August - 15 September 1924 Moscow Efim Bogoljubov 15/17 (+13-0=4)  
4 11 August -
6 September 1925
Leningrad Efim Bogoljubov 14/19 (+11-2=6)  
5 26 September -
25 October 1927
Moscow Fedor Bogatyrchuk
Peter Romanovsky
14.5/20 (+10-1=9)
14.5/20 (+12-3=5)
 
6 2 - 20 September 1929 Odessa Boris Verlinsky 5.5/8 (+4-1=3), 4/5 (+4-1=0), and 3.5/4 (+3-0=1) The tournament was conducted in three stages.
7 10 October -
11 November 1931
Moscow Mikhail Botvinnik 13.5/17 (+12-2=3)  
8 16 August -
9 September 1933
Leningrad Mikhail Botvinnik 14/19 (+11-2=6)  
9 7 December 1934 -
2 January 1935
Leningrad Grigory Levenfish
Ilya Rabinovich
12/19 (+8-3=8)
12/19 (+9-4=6)
 
10 12 April -
14 May 1937
Tbilisi Grigory Levenfish 12.5/19 (+9-3=7)  
11 15 April -
16 May 1939
Leningrad Mikhail Botvinnik 12.5/17 (+8-0=9)  
12 5 September -
3 October 1940
Moscow Andor Lilienthal
Igor Bondarevsky
13.5/19 (+8-0=11)
13.5/19 (+10-2=7)
Mikhail Botvinnik won the Absolute Championship, 23 March-29 April 1941, Leningrad/Moscow, 13.5/20 (+9-2=9)
13 21 May -
17 June 1944
Moscow Mikhail Botvinnik 12.5/16 (+11-2=3)  
14 1 June -
3 July 1945
Moscow Mikhail Botvinnik 15/17 (+13-0=4)  
15 2 February -
8 March 1947
Leningrad Paul Keres 14/19 (+10-1=8)  
16 10 November -
13 December 1948
Moscow David Bronstein
Alexander Kotov
12/18 (+7-1=10)
12/18 (+10-4=4)
 
17 16 October -
20 November 1949
Moscow Vasily Smyslov
David Bronstein
13/19 (+9-2=8)
13/19 (+8-1=10)
 
18 10 November -
12 December 1950
Moscow Paul Keres 11.5/17 (+8-2=7)  
19 11 November -
14 December 1951
Moscow Paul Keres 12/17 (+9-2=6)  
20 29 November -
29 December 1952
Moscow Mikhail Botvinnik 13.5/19 (+9-1=9) Botvinnik defeated Mark Taimanov in a playoff.
21 7 January -
7 February 1954
Kiev Yuri Averbakh 14.5/19 (+10-0=9)  
22 11 February -
15 March 1955
Moscow Efim Geller 12/19 (+10-5=4) Geller defeated Vasily Smyslov in a playoff.
23 10 January -
15 February 1956
Leningrad Mark Taimanov 11.5/17 (+8-2=7) Taimanov defeated Boris Spassky and Yuri Averbakh in a playoff.
24 20 January -
22 February 1957
Moscow Mikhail Tal 14/21 (+9-2=10)  
25 12 January -
14 February 1958
Riga Mikhail Tal 12.5/18 (+10-3=5)  
26 9 January -
11 February 1959
Tbilisi Tigran Petrosian 13.5/19 (+8-0=11)  
27 26 January -
26 February 1960
Leningrad Viktor Korchnoi 14/19 (+12-3=4)  
28 11 January -
11 February 1961
Moscow Tigran Petrosian 13.5/19 (+9-1=9)  
29 16 November -
12 December 1961
Baku Boris Spassky 14.5/20 (+10-1=9)  
30 21 November -
20 December 1962
Yerevan Viktor Korchnoi 14/19 (+10-1=8)  
31 23 November -
27 December 1963
Leningrad Leonid Stein 12/19 (+6-1=12) Stein defeated Boris Spassky and Ratmir Kholmov in a playoff.
32 25 December 1964 - 27 January 1965 Kiev Viktor Korchnoi 15/19 (+11-0=8)  
33 21 November -
24 December 1965
Tallinn Leonid Stein 14/19 (+10-1=8)  
34 28 December 1966 - 2 February 1967 Tbilisi Leonid Stein 13/20 (+8-2=10)  
35 7 - 26 December 1967 Kharkov Lev Polugaevsky
Mikhail Tal
10/13
10/13
The tournament was a 126-player Swiss.
36 30 December 1968 -
1 February 1969
Alma-Ata Lev Polugaevsky 12.5/19 (+7-1=11) Polugaevsky defeated Alexander Zaitsev in a playoff.
37 6 September -
12 October 1969
Moscow Tigran Petrosian 14/22 (+6-0=16) Petrosian defeated Lev Polugaevsky in a playoff.
38 25 November -
28 December 1970
Riga Viktor Korchnoi 16/21 (+12-1=8)  
39 15 September -
17 October 1971
Leningrad Vladimir Savon 15/21 (+9-0=12)  
40 16 November -
19 December 1972
Baku Mikhail Tal 15/21 (+9-0=12)  
41 1 - 27 October 1973 Moscow Boris Spassky 11.5/17 (+7-1=9)  
42 30 November -
23 December 1974
Leningrad Alexander Beliavsky
Mikhail Tal
9.5/15 (+6-2=7)
9.5/15 (+6-2=7)
 
43 28 November -
22 December 1975
Yerevan Tigran Petrosian 10/15 (+6-1=8)  
44 26 November -
24 December 1976
Moscow Anatoly Karpov 12/17 (+8-1=8)  
45 28 November -
22 December 1977
Leningrad Boris Gulko
Iosif Dorfman
9.5/15 (+4-0=11)
9.5/15 (+4-0=11)
 
46 1 - 28 December 1978 Tbilisi Mikhail Tal
Vitaly Tseshkovsky
11/17 (+5-0=12)
11/17 (+6-1=10)
 
47 29 November -
27 December 1979
Minsk Efim Geller 11.5/17 (+6-0=11)  
48 25 December 1980 -
21 January 1981
Vilnius Lev Psakhis
Alexander Beliavsky
10.5/17 (+8-4=5)
10.5/17 (+6-2=9)
 
49 27 November -
22 December 1981
Frunze Garry Kasparov,
Lev Psakhis
12.5/17 (+10-2=5)
12.5/17 (+9-1=7)
 
50 2 - 28 April 1983 Moscow Anatoly Karpov 9.5/15 (+5-1=9)  
51 2 -
28 April 1984
Lvov Andrei Sokolov 12.5/17 (+8-0=9)  
52 22 January -
19 February 1985
Riga Viktor Gavrikov
Mikhail Gurevich
Alexander Chernin
11/19 (+4-1=14)
11/19 (+6-3=10)
11/19 (+5-2=12)
 
53 4 - 28 February 1986 Kiev Vitaly Tseshkovsky 11/17 (+6-1=10)  
54 4 - 29 March 1987 Minsk Alexander Beliavsky 11/17 (+7-2=8) Beliavsky defeated Valery Salov in a playoff.
55 25 July -
19 August 1988
Moscow Anatoly Karpov
Garry Kasparov
11.5/17 (+6-0=11)
11.5/17 (+6-0=11)
 
56 22 September -
16 October 1989
Odessa Rafael Vaganian 9/15 (+5-2=8)  
57 18 October -
3 November 1990
Leningrad Alexander Beliavsky
Leonid Yudasin
Evgeny Bareev
Alexey Vyzmanavin
8.5/13 (+5-1=7)
8.5/13 (+4-0=9)
8.5/13 (+6-2=5)
8.5/13 (+5-1=7)
 
58 1 - 13 November 1991 Moscow Artashes Minasian 8.5/11 (+7-1=3) Minasian won this Swiss-style tournament on tiebreak over Elmar Magerramov.

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