Leningrad City Chess Championship

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The Leningrad City Chess Championship is a chess tournament held officially in the city of Leningrad, Russia starting from 1920. The city was called Petrograd from 1914 to 1924, then Leningrad until 1991, and Saint Petersburg afterwards. Only players born or living in or around the city were allowed to participate in this event.

The championship continued to be played, in spite of tremendous difficulties, also during the Siege of Leningrad in the Second World War, though the tournament of 1941 could not be finished and that of 1942, the most difficult year of the blockade, could not be organized.

The winners include World champions Mikhail Botvinnik (1931 and 1932), Boris Spassky (1959 and 1961) and FIDE World Champion Alexander Khalifman (1996 and 1997).

List of winners[edit]

# Year Winner
1 1920 Ilya Rabinovich
2 1922 Grigory Levenfish
3 1924 Grigory Levenfish
4 1925 Ilya Rabinovich
Peter Romanovsky
Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky
Grigory Levenfish
5 1926 Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky
6 1928 Ilya Rabinovich
7 1929 Alexander Ilyin-Genevsky
8 1931 Mikhail Botvinnik
9 1932 Mikhail Botvinnik
10 1933-4 Vladimir Alatortsev
Georgy Lisitsin
11 1936 Viacheslav Ragozin
12 1937 Dmitry Ossipovich Rovner
Alexander Tolush
Vitaly Chekhover
13 1938 Alexander Tolush
14 1939 Georgy Lisitsin
15 1940 Ilya Rabinovich
16 1941 unfinished
17 1943 Fedor Sklyarov
18 1944 Abram Model
19 1945 Viacheslav Ragozin
20 1946 Alexander Tolush
21 1947 Georgy Lisitsin
Alexander Tolush
22 1948 Mark Taimanov
23 1949 Vitaly Chekhover
24 1950 Mark Taimanov
25 1952 Mark Taimanov
26 1953 Semyon Furman
27 1954 Nikolai Georgiyevich Kopilov
28 1955 Viktor Korchnoi
29 1956 Pavel Yevseyevich Kondratiev
30 1957 Viktor Korchnoi
Semyon Furman
31 1958 Igor Georgyevich Rubel
32 1959 Boris Spassky
33 1960 Vladimir Vasilyevich Shishkin
34 1961 Boris Spassky
Mark Taimanov
35 1962 Konstatin Mikhailovich Klaman
36 1963 Boris Timofeyevich Vladimirov
37 1964 Viktor Korchnoi
38 1965 Vadim Zelmanovich Faibisovich
39 1966 Ye Ruban
40 1967 Alexander Cherepkov
41 1968 Alexander Cherepkov
42 1969 Vadim Zelmanovich Faibisovich
43 1970 Vladimir Ivanovich Karasev
44 1971 Viacheslav Osnos
45 1972 Andrey Lukin
46 1973 Mark Taimanov
47 1974 Vladimir Ivanovich Karasev
48 1975 Mark Tseitlin
49 1976 Mark Tseitlin
50 1977 Vadim Zelmanovich Faibisovich
51 1978 Mark Tseitlin
Andrey Lukin
52 1979 Igor Alexeyevich Polovodin
53 1980 Viacheslav Osnos
54 1981 Andrey Lukin
55 1982 Alexander Cherepkov
56 1983 Andrey Lukin
57 1984 Leonid Yudasin
58 1985 Alex Yermolinsky
Vladislav Vorotnikov
59 1986 Evgeniy Solozhenkin
60 1987 Vladimir Epishin
61 1988 Andrey Lukin
62 1989 Alexey Yuneev
63 1990 Konstantin Sakaev
A. Ivanov
64 1991 Sergey Ivanov
65 1992 Sergey Ivanov
66 1993 Vasily Yemelin
67 1994 Sergey Ivanov
68 1995 Peter Svidler
69 1996 Alexander Khalifman
70 1997 Alexander Khalifman
71 1998 Evgeniy Solozhenkin
72 1999 Evgeny Shaposhnikov
73 2000 Valery Loginov
74 2001 Valerij Popov
75 2002 Vasily Yemelin
76 2003 Denis Yevseev
77 2004 Valery Loginov
78 2005 Valery Loginov
79 2006 Valerij Popov
80 2007 Marat Makarov
81 2008-9 Spartak Vysochin[1]
82 2009 Maxim Matlakov
83 2010 Ildar Khairullin
84 2011 Vasily Yemelin
85 2012 Aleksandr Shimanov
86 2013 Denis Yevseev
87 2014 Denis Yevseev on tiebreak over Valerij Popov[2]
86 2015 Alexey Zenzera[3]
87 2016 Alexey Goganov[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "81. Final St.Petersburg Men's Chmp. 2008 IT - NWAPA Rector Cup". FIDE. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (2014-03-31). "ch-St Petersburg 2014". THE WEEK IN CHESS 1012. The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2015-04-06). "ch-St Petersburg 2015". THE WEEK IN CHESS 1065. The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2015-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Aleksey Goganov Becomes St. Petersburg Champion". Russian Chess Federation. 2016-03-31

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