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🏆 Tallinn (1973)

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In the good old days Tallinn organized a large scale international tournament every 2 years. The 1973 edition was the strongest so far, with two ex world champions, former challenger Bronstein and the local ace Keres. After ... [more]

Player: Ulf Andersson

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ulf Andersson vs Polugaevsky  ½-½291973TallinnE17 Queen's Indian
2. Pribyl vs Ulf Andersson  0-1271973TallinnA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
3. Ulf Andersson vs Balashov  0-1431973TallinnA09 Reti Opening
4. Keres vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½231973TallinnE14 Queen's Indian
5. Ulf Andersson vs B Rytov  ½-½171973TallinnB15 Caro-Kann
6. H Pfleger vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½221973TallinnD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. Ulf Andersson vs I Nei  ½-½211973TallinnA06 Reti Opening
8. L Popov vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½311973TallinnE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Ulf Andersson vs H Westerinen  1-0731973TallinnA13 English
10. Timman vs Ulf Andersson 1-0421973TallinnB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. Ulf Andersson vs Tal  ½-½221973TallinnA15 English
12. Ulf Andersson vs Spassky  ½-½351973TallinnD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. Bronstein vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½291973TallinnE41 Nimzo-Indian
14. Ulf Andersson vs Saidy  1-0661973TallinnD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. H Karner vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½131973TallinnE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessdreamer: For the record, this was Spassky's first tournament since the loss of the world title.
Jan-23-15  mcgee: Hmmm. Is that right? Chessmetrics suggests he played the West German (open) Championship in Dortmund and at Amsterdam (both in early 1973) just prior to this tournament. He didn't play any chess in 1972 other than the Fischer match though.
Jan-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessdreamer: <mcgee> The Dortmund tournament ran from the 17th of May to the 2nd of June [Paul Keres, Photographs and games, page 433]. I have not the exact dates for Amsterdam IBM 1973, but it took place in July /August.
Jul-13-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Hedrick Smith, in a very interesting Special entitled:

<Spassky's Defeat Produces Change

Sovite Chess Circles Feel Shake-up--Loser Chided

Moscow-March 31>

from NY Times 1973.04.01 reports this in the penultimate and closing paragraphs:

<Spassky was not overly impressive in his first outing since the loss to Fischer--the 16-man invitation tournament in Tallinn that ended on March 15. Spassky tied with three other players for third place, well behind the winner, Mikhail Tal, the Soviet national champion and a former world champion, who is reportedly playing in top form.

The 36-year-old Spassky looked healthy, well rested, and not particularly perturbed by the controversy over his loss. ...>

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Sep-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: Not a bad result for Tal. Did this tournament take place during one of his two amazing unbeaten streaks during the early 70s?
Sep-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <An Englishman....Did this tournament take place during one of his two amazing unbeaten streaks during the early 70s?>

Yes; the first run.

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