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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: Boris Rytov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nei vs B Rytov ½-½201973TallinnA47 Queen's Indian
2. B Rytov vs L Popov  1-0411973TallinnE60 King's Indian Defense
3. H Westerinen vs B Rytov  0-1521973TallinnB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. B Rytov vs Timman 0-1241973TallinnE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
5. Ulf Andersson vs B Rytov  ½-½171973TallinnB15 Caro-Kann
6. B Rytov vs Spassky 0-1291973TallinnA36 English
7. Bronstein vs B Rytov  1-0251973TallinnE70 King's Indian
8. B Rytov vs Saidy  ½-½741973TallinnB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
9. H Karner vs B Rytov  0-1281973TallinnC00 French Defense
10. B Rytov vs Polugaevsky  ½-½571973TallinnA48 King's Indian
11. Pribyl vs B Rytov  1-0531973TallinnE70 King's Indian
12. B Rytov vs Balashov  ½-½331973TallinnA36 English
13. Keres vs B Rytov  1-0411973TallinnB10 Caro-Kann
14. Tal vs B Rytov ½-½601973TallinnA00 Uncommon Opening
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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