The 1st ‘All-Russia Olympiad’, Moscow 1920

A blog post devoted to the event that was later recognised as the 1st USSR Championship, which took place in Moscow in October 1920. Early in 1920, with the Russian Civil War still raging,  the well-known chessplayer and Old Bolshevik A. F. Ilyin-Zhenevsky was appointed to the post of head Commissar at the Headquarters of…