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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: David Bronstein

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bronstein vs Saidy 1-0411973TallinnB10 Caro-Kann
2. H Karner vs Bronstein 0-1441973TallinnD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Bronstein vs Polugaevsky  0-1431973TallinnA56 Benoni Defense
4. Pribyl vs Bronstein  ½-½421973TallinnA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
5. Bronstein vs Balashov  ½-½501973TallinnA13 English
6. Keres vs Bronstein  ½-½151973TallinnD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. Bronstein vs B Rytov  1-0251973TallinnE70 King's Indian
8. H Pfleger vs Bronstein  ½-½131973TallinnA04 Reti Opening
9. Bronstein vs I Nei  ½-½211973TallinnC55 Two Knights Defense
10. L Popov vs Bronstein  ½-½411973TallinnD90 Grunfeld
11. Bronstein vs H Westerinen  ½-½751973TallinnA48 King's Indian
12. Timman vs Bronstein  0-1521973TallinnD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Bronstein vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½291973TallinnE41 Nimzo-Indian
14. Spassky vs Bronstein  ½-½181973TallinnB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
15. Bronstein vs Tal  ½-½301973TallinnD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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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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