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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: Lev Polugaevsky

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ulf Andersson vs Polugaevsky  ½-½291973TallinnE17 Queen's Indian
2. Polugaevsky vs Spassky ½-½251973TallinnA14 English
3. Bronstein vs Polugaevsky  0-1431973TallinnA56 Benoni Defense
4. Polugaevsky vs Saidy  1-0231973TallinnD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. H Karner vs Polugaevsky  ½-½421973TallinnA04 Reti Opening
6. Tal vs Polugaevsky  ½-½291973TallinnA17 English
7. Polugaevsky vs Pribyl  ½-½211973TallinnA16 English
8. Balashov vs Polugaevsky 0-1401973TallinnB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
9. Polugaevsky vs Keres 1-0421973TallinnD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
10. B Rytov vs Polugaevsky  ½-½571973TallinnA48 King's Indian
11. Polugaevsky vs H Pfleger 1-0421973TallinnE08 Catalan, Closed
12. I Nei vs Polugaevsky  ½-½341973TallinnB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
13. Polugaevsky vs L Popov  1-0461973TallinnE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
14. H Westerinen vs Polugaevsky  ½-½431973TallinnB89 Sicilian
15. Polugaevsky vs Timman  ½-½121973TallinnA37 English, Symmetrical
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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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