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: Heikki Westerinen
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|1. H Westerinen vs Balashov
|| ||½-½||31||1973||Tallinn||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|2. Keres vs H Westerinen
|3. H Westerinen vs B Rytov
|| ||0-1||52||1973||Tallinn||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|4. H Pfleger vs H Westerinen
|| ||1-0||78||1973||Tallinn||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|5. H Westerinen vs I Nei
|| ||0-1||54||1973||Tallinn||C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O|
|6. L Popov vs H Westerinen
|| ||½-½||42||1973||Tallinn||E83 King's Indian, Samisch|
|7. H Westerinen vs Tal
|8. H Westerinen vs Timman
||1-0||37||1973||Tallinn||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|9. Ulf Andersson vs H Westerinen
|| ||1-0||73||1973||Tallinn||A13 English|
|10. H Westerinen vs Spassky
|| ||0-1||37||1973||Tallinn||C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer|
|11. Bronstein vs H Westerinen
|| ||½-½||75||1973||Tallinn||A48 King's Indian|
|12. H Westerinen vs Saidy
|| ||0-1||40||1973||Tallinn||B58 Sicilian|
|13. H Karner vs H Westerinen
|| ||1-0||71||1973||Tallinn||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. H Westerinen vs Polugaevsky
|| ||½-½||43||1973||Tallinn||B89 Sicilian|
|15. Pribyl vs H Westerinen
|| ||1-0||27||1973||Tallinn||E79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line|
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|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.
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