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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
50th USSR Championship Tournament

Anatoly Karpov9.5/15(+5 -1 =9)[view games]
Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov9/15(+5 -2 =8)[view games]
Lev Polugaevsky8.5/15(+4 -2 =9)[view games]
Rafael Vaganian8.5/15(+5 -3 =7)[view games]
Yuri Balashov8/15(+4 -3 =8)[view games]
Vladimir P Malaniuk7.5/15(+4 -4 =7)[view games]
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian7.5/15(+2 -2 =11)[view games]
Lev Psakhis7.5/15(+3 -3 =9)[view games]
Oleg Romanishin7.5/15(+5 -5 =5)[view games]
Georgy Tadzhikanovich Agzamov7/15(+4 -5 =6)[view games]
Zurab Azmaiparashvili7/15(+2 -3 =10)[view games]
Alexander Beliavsky7/15(+3 -4 =8)[view games]
Yuri Razuvaev7/15(+2 -3 =10)[view games]
Efim Geller6.5/15(+2 -4 =9)[view games]
Artur Yusupov6.5/15(+4 -6 =5)[view games]
Konstantin Zaivelevich Lerner5.5/15(+1 -5 =9)[view games]
Mikhail Tal1.5/5(+0 -2 =3)[view games]
*

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
50th USSR Championship (1983)
There was no USSR Championship held in 1982 so a special effort was made to make the 50th event held in Moscow from the 2nd to the 28th of April 1983 a representative contest. This tournament was considered to be the strongest held since the 41st USSR Championship (1973). Kasparov and Smyslov were absent but Karpov was playing in his first final since his victory in the 44th USSR Championship (1976). Lerner, Azmaiparashvili, Malaniuk, and Razuvaev were the qualifying winners of the four Otborochny tournaments. Agzamov and Vaganian were promoted to the final as the winners of the 18-player First League which had been held at Telavi, Georgia in December 1982. The field began with the odd number of seventeen players but Tal fell ill with dangerously high blood pressure and was forced to withdraw after the ninth round. In the latter rounds two players had byes.

Crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Karpov * 1 0 1 1 1 1 9 2 Tukmakov * 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 9 3 Polugaevsky * 0 0 1 1 1 1 8 4 Vaganian 0 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 8 5 Balashov 1 * 0 0 1 0 1 1 8 6 Malaniuk 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 1 0 7 7 Petrosian 1 * 0 1 0 7 8 Psakhis 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 7 9 Romanishin 0 0 0 1 1 1 * 1 0 0 1 7 10 Agzamov 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 * 1 0 7 11 Azmaiparashvili 1 0 1 0 0 * 7 12 Beliavsky 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 7 13 Razuvaev 0 1 1 * 0 0 7 14 Geller 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 6 15 Yusupov 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 * 6 16 Lerner 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 5 Tal* - x - - - - - - - - 0 - 0 1

*Due to illness Tal only played six games with losses to Geller and Lerner and draws with Petrosian, Vaganian and Razuvaev. His Round 8 game with Tukmakov was adjourned after 40 moves and wasn't resumed. It was subsequently annulled with no result. On medical advice he withdrew from the tournament.

The main source for this collection was the 50th USSR Championship Final Moscow 1983 booklet edited by Robert Wade and Leslie Stephen Fraser Blackstock.

Original collection: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1983 by User: Benzol.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 126  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. V Tukmakov vs Razuvaev 1-027 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
2. Karpov vs Polugaevsky  ½-½56 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. Petrosian vs Psakhis  ½-½41 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
4. K Lerner vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½62 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
5. Vaganian vs Balashov  0-140 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
6. Beliavsky vs Yusupov  1-033 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Geller vs Tal  1-044 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
8. V Malaniuk vs G Agzamov  0-158 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. Tal vs Petrosian ½-½29 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
10. Azmaiparashvili vs Vaganian  0-137 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
11. Yusupov vs V Malaniuk  1-057 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
12. Polugaevsky vs V Tukmakov  ½-½16 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
13. Psakhis vs K Lerner  1-051 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
14. G Agzamov vs Karpov  ½-½35 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. Balashov vs Beliavsky  ½-½40 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Romanishin vs Geller  ½-½32 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
17. Karpov vs Yusupov 1-044 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. Razuvaev vs Polugaevsky  ½-½22 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
19. V Malaniuk vs Balashov  1-059 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. V Tukmakov vs G Agzamov  0-177 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. K Lerner vs Tal 1-045 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
22. Vaganian vs Psakhis  0-136 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Petrosian vs Romanishin 0-152 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
24. Beliavsky vs Azmaiparashvili  ½-½39 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
25. Psakhis vs Beliavsky  ½-½13 1983 50th USSR ChampionshipC59 Two Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  visayanbraindoctor: These old USSR championships were killers. If the entire present-day Norway Chess participants were to play in this, I would give Carlsen and Anand as the only two who would have fair chances of winning it. And even then I would place my money on Karpov.

Why isn't there a page for USSR Championship 1988? Both Kasparov and Karpov participated in it, the last of the great Soviet tournaments.

Mar-16-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Why isn't there a page for USSR Championship 1988? Both Kasparov and Karpov participated in it, the last of the great Soviet tournaments>

<visayanbraindoctor> There is the collection Game Collection: USSR Championship 1988 but it will need some work before it could be promoted to a tournament page.

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