Major Tournaments and Matches
Post-war reorganization of chess: The Russians dominate.
- 15th USSR Championship, 1947. Keres finishes with 14/19 ahead of Boleslavsky and Smyslov. Crosstable
- 17th USSR Championship, 1949. Bronstein and Smyslov share first ahead of Geller and Taimanov. Crosstable
- The first candidates tournament, 1950. Bronstein and Boleslawsky tie ahead of Smslov and Keres. Crosstable
- Bronstein - Boleslawsky, 1950. Bronstein wins the right to challenge Botvinnik for the world title. Crosstable
- Stockholm/Saltsjobaden Interzonal, 1952. Alexander Kotov wins with a fabulous score of 16.5/20 ahead of Petrosian, Taimanov, and Geller. Crosstable
- Zurich Candidates, 1953. Smyslov qualifies as Botvinnik's next challenger. Bronstein, Keres, and Reshevsky share second place. Crosstable
- Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953, by David Bronstein, Jim Marfia (Translator). And this is, perhaps, the best tournament book ever written. Fantastic notes from this super-strong post-war tournament.
- Gothenburg Interzonal, 1955. Bronstein wins with 15/20, ahead of Keres, Panno, and Petrosian. Crosstable
- Amsterdam/Leeuwarden Candidates, 1956. Smyslov wins ahead of Keres, Bronstein, Geller, Petrosian, Spassky, and Szabo. Crosstable
- Alekhine Memorial, 1956. Botvinnik and Smyslov share first ahead of Taimanov, Gligoric, Bronstein, Najdorf, and Keres. Crosstable