Soviet Championship

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The first Soviet Championship was in 1920, won by Alekhine.  It was called the Russian Chess Olympiad at the time.  It was held in Moscow.  The chief complaint at the first Soviet Championship was the food.  The food consisted of Red Army rations and herring soup.  The next Soviet Championship was in 1923, won by Peter Roamnovsky.  The last Soviet Championship was in 1991, won by Artashes Minasian.    Botvinnik and Tal have won the Soviet Championship more than anyone else, 6 times.


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #1


    As interesting as the bit about the food is I feel it falls more into the category of trivia rather than information.

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