Games from early Russia – 1

Two rare games from early Russian chess history, both involving figures who helped shape chess in St. Petersburg and beyond.

First a game found in Shakhmatny Listok N57 p282/294 G-389 (Sep 1863) between Ignatz von Kolisch and Grigory Alexandrovich Kushelev-Bezborodko:

Kolisch--Kushelev-Bezborodko (St. Petersburg 1862) - Shakhmatny Listok (1863) G-389 p282.294

Next, one between Viktor Mikhailov and Mr. N. Petrowski, each of whose credentials is contained in the introduction from The Chess World v3 p344 G-CIV (Dec 1867), where I found the game:

Mikhailov -- Petrowski - The Chess World v3 p344 (Dec 1867)


Here then are the PGN for each game, which you can cut-and-paste as you wish:

[Event "?"]
[Site "St. Petersburg RUS"]
[Date "1862.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kolisch, Ignatz von"]
[Black "Kushelev-Bezborodko, Grigory Alexandrovich"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C52"]
[EventDate "1862.??.??"]
[Source "Shakhmatny Listok N57 p282/294 G-389 (Sep 1863)"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.O-O d6 7.d4 Bb6 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Nxe5+ Ke8 
11.Qh5+ g6 12.Nxg6 Nf6 13.Qh6 Rg8 14.Nh4 Bg4 15.Bg5 Be2 16.Bxf6 Bxf2+ 17.Kxf2 Qd3 18.Nd2 Bg4 19.Kg1 
1-0

[Event "?"]
[Site "St. Petersburg"]
[Date "1867.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Mikhailov, Viktor"]
[Black "Petrowski, N."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C52"]
[EventDate "1867.??.??"]
[Source "The Chess World v3 p344 G-CIV (Dec 1867)"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O d3 8.Qxd3 d6 9.Ng5 Nh6 10.f4 O-O 
11.Be3 Bb6 12.Bd4 Ne5 13.fxe5 Bxd4+ 14.cxd4 Qxg5 15.Nd2 dxe5 16.Nf3 Qe7 17.Nxe5 Be6 18.Rf3 Bxc4 
19.Qxc4 b6 20.Rg3 c5 21.Qc1 cxd4 22.Nc6 Qf6 23.e5 Qe6 24.Qg5 Nf5 25.Nxd4 Qxe5 26.Rd1 Rad8 27.Rgd3 Rd5 
28.Nxf5 Rxd3 29.Nh6+ Kh8 30.Qxe5 Rxd1+ 31.Kf2 Rdd8 32.Nf5 f6 33.Qe7 Rg8 34.Nd6 Rxd6 35.Qxd6 
1-0


 

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