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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: Jan Timman

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Timman vs Pribyl 1-0711973TallinnA05 Reti Opening
2. Balashov vs Timman  ½-½321973TallinnE17 Queen's Indian
3. Timman vs Keres  ½-½221973TallinnD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. B Rytov vs Timman 0-1241973TallinnE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
5. Timman vs H Pfleger  ½-½481973TallinnA35 English, Symmetrical
6. I Nei vs Timman  1-0401973TallinnA34 English, Symmetrical
7. Timman vs L Popov  ½-½701973TallinnA26 English
8. H Westerinen vs Timman 1-0371973TallinnB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. Timman vs Tal 0-1321973TallinnA56 Benoni Defense
10. Timman vs Ulf Andersson 1-0421973TallinnB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. Spassky vs Timman  ½-½401973TallinnE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
12. Timman vs Bronstein  0-1521973TallinnD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Saidy vs Timman  0-1381973TallinnD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
14. Timman vs H Karner  ½-½591973TallinnE08 Catalan, Closed
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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