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Vladimir Pavlovich Simagin was a much-admired Soviet player and teacher. He was a late bloomer by chess standards, although much of this can be put down to the timing of World War II, which stopped most chess competition in the Soviet Union for several years. He became an International Master in 1950, and earned the Grandmaster title in 1962. He also earned the International Master title in Correspondence Chess in 1965, and was Soviet correspondence champion in 1964.
Here is a very nice Sicilian against a former World Correspondence Champion.
[White "Horst Rittner"]
[Black "Vladimir Simagin"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O
Be7 8.Be3 O-O 9.Bb3 Na5 10.f4 Bd7 11.Qf3 Rc8 12.g4 Nc4 13.g5
Ne8 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.h4 g6 16.f5 gxf5 17.exf5 e5 18.Nd5 exd4
19.Qe4 dxe3 20.Qxc4 Bxg5 21.Qg4 Bc6 22.Nxe3 Nf6 23.Qxg5+ Kh8
24.Kh2 Rg8 25.Qh6 d5 26.Rad1 d4 27.Rf4 Qd6 28.Rd2 Qe5 29.Nc4
Ng4+ 30.Kh3 Qe1 31.Rxg4 Qh1+ 32.Kg3 Qg1+ 33.Kf4 Rxg4+ 34.Ke5
Re4+ 35.Kd6 Qg3+ 36.Kc5 Re5+ 37.Nxe5 Qxe5+ 38.Kc4 Qd5+ 0-1
Vladimir Pavlovich Simagin was born on the 21st of June 1919 in Moscow, Russia (formerly USSR). He was awarded the IM title in 1950, the GM title in 1962 and the IMC title in 1965. USSR Correspondence Champion in 1964 he was also Moscow Champion in 1947 (after a play-off), 1956 (jointly) and 1959. His best international results were at Sarajevo 1963 2nd= and Sochi 1967 1st=. He made a number of contributions to the Neo-Grunfeld Defense (D70) and Sicilian (B20) Defences some of which are named after him. Whilst playing in a tournament at Kislovodsk in 1968 he suffered a fatal heart attack.
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