In the good old days, Tallinn organized a large scale international tournament every two years. The 1973 edition was the strongest to date, with two ex-world champions, former challenger Bronstein and the local ace Keres. After ... [more]
Player: Josef Pribyl
| page 1 of 1; 15 games
|1. Timman vs Pribyl
||1-0||71||1973||Tallinn||A05 Reti Opening|
|2. Pribyl vs Ulf Andersson
|| ||0-1||27||1973||Tallinn||A19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation|
|3. Spassky vs Pribyl
||1-0||23||1973||Tallinn||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|4. Pribyl vs Bronstein
|| ||½-½||42||1973||Tallinn||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|5. Saidy vs Pribyl
|| ||0-1||42||1973||Tallinn||D99 Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov|
|6. Pribyl vs H Karner
|| ||½-½||41||1973||Tallinn||E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|7. Polugaevsky vs Pribyl
|| ||½-½||21||1973||Tallinn||A16 English|
|8. Tal vs Pribyl
|9. Pribyl vs Balashov
|| ||½-½||31||1973||Tallinn||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|10. Keres vs Pribyl
|| ||½-½||51||1973||Tallinn||B36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto|
|11. Pribyl vs B Rytov
|| ||1-0||53||1973||Tallinn||E70 King's Indian|
|12. H Pfleger vs Pribyl
|| ||1-0||44||1973||Tallinn||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|13. Pribyl vs I Nei
|| ||½-½||43||1973||Tallinn||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|14. L Popov vs Pribyl
|| ||½-½||16||1973||Tallinn||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|15. Pribyl vs H Westerinen
|| ||1-0||27||1973||Tallinn||E79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line|
|May-03-14|| ||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|| ||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|| ||zanzibar: Hedrick Smith, in a very interesting Special entitled:|
<Spassky's Defeat Produces Change
Sovite Chess Circles Feel Shake-up--Loser Chided
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. ...>
|Sep-14-16|| ||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|| ||perfidious: <An Englishman....Did this tournament take place during one of his two amazing unbeaten streaks during the early 70s?>|
Yes; the first run.
|Apr-12-19|| ||andrewjsacks: Absolutely great tournament result. Performance rating sky high.|
|Apr-12-19|| ||spingo: When I look at a tournament crosstable I prefer to look at the "+" scores.|
Here Tal took first place with +9.
Polu was second with +6, but no one else had better than +3.
1st and 2nd were a long way out in front - but Tal won by a distance.
A starker example in St. Petersburg (1909).
Lasker & Rubinstein were 1st= with +11, but the next best player was +4.
That is a <big> difference.
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