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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: Heikki Westerinen

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Westerinen vs Balashov  ½-½311973TallinnB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
2. Keres vs H Westerinen 1-0301973TallinnB06 Robatsch
3. H Westerinen vs B Rytov  0-1521973TallinnB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. H Pfleger vs H Westerinen  1-0781973TallinnA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. H Westerinen vs I Nei  0-1541973TallinnC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
6. L Popov vs H Westerinen  ½-½421973TallinnE83 King's Indian, Samisch
7. H Westerinen vs Tal 0-1241973TallinnB40 Sicilian
8. H Westerinen vs Timman 1-0371973TallinnB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. Ulf Andersson vs H Westerinen  1-0731973TallinnA13 English
10. H Westerinen vs Spassky  0-1371973TallinnC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
11. Bronstein vs H Westerinen  ½-½751973TallinnA48 King's Indian
12. H Westerinen vs Saidy  0-1401973TallinnB58 Sicilian
13. H Karner vs H Westerinen  1-0711973TallinnA48 King's Indian
14. H Westerinen vs Polugaevsky  ½-½431973TallinnB89 Sicilian
15. Pribyl vs H Westerinen  1-0271973TallinnE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
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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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