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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: Iivo Nei

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Nei vs B Rytov ½-½201973TallinnA47 Queen's Indian
2. H Pfleger vs I Nei  ½-½311973TallinnD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. I Nei vs Tal  0-1431973TallinnE92 King's Indian
4. I Nei vs L Popov  1-0421973TallinnB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. H Westerinen vs I Nei  0-1541973TallinnC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
6. I Nei vs Timman  1-0401973TallinnA34 English, Symmetrical
7. Ulf Andersson vs I Nei  ½-½211973TallinnA06 Reti Opening
8. I Nei vs Spassky  ½-½141973TallinnB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. Bronstein vs I Nei  ½-½211973TallinnC55 Two Knights Defense
10. I Nei vs Saidy 1-0711973TallinnB06 Robatsch
11. H Karner vs I Nei  1-0461973TallinnA00 Uncommon Opening
12. I Nei vs Polugaevsky  ½-½341973TallinnB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
13. Pribyl vs I Nei  ½-½431973TallinnB23 Sicilian, Closed
14. I Nei vs Balashov  0-1411973TallinnA14 English
15. Keres vs I Nei  ½-½161973TallinnD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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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