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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: Helmut Pfleger

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Pfleger vs Tal ½-½331973TallinnB06 Robatsch
2. H Pfleger vs I Nei  ½-½311973TallinnD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. L Popov vs H Pfleger  ½-½191973TallinnD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
4. H Pfleger vs H Westerinen  1-0781973TallinnA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. Timman vs H Pfleger  ½-½481973TallinnA35 English, Symmetrical
6. H Pfleger vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½221973TallinnD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. Spassky vs H Pfleger 1-0581973TallinnB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. H Pfleger vs Bronstein  ½-½131973TallinnA04 Reti Opening
9. Saidy vs H Pfleger  0-1341973TallinnD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. H Pfleger vs H Karner  0-1451973TallinnB06 Robatsch
11. Polugaevsky vs H Pfleger 1-0421973TallinnE08 Catalan, Closed
12. H Pfleger vs Pribyl  1-0441973TallinnA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. Balashov vs H Pfleger  1-0271973TallinnA07 King's Indian Attack
14. H Pfleger vs Keres 0-1481973TallinnC45 Scotch Game
15. B Rytov vs H Pfleger  ½-½171973TallinnC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
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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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