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USSR Championship 1968/69 Tournament

Yuri Mikhailovich Nikitin3.5/19(+1 -13 =5)[games]
Alexander Zaitsev12.5/19(+6 -0 =13)[games]
Lev Polugaevsky12.5/19(+7 -1 =11)[games]
Anatoly S Lutikov11.5/19(+9 -5 =5)[games]
Vladimir Mikhailovich Liberzon11/19(+6 -3 =10)[games]
Vitaly Tseshkovsky11/19(+8 -5 =6)[games]
Evgeni Vasiukov10.5/19(+7 -5 =7)[games]
Janis Klovans10.5/19(+7 -5 =7)[games]
Mikhail Podgaets10.5/19(+4 -2 =13)[games]
Mikhail Tal10.5/19(+6 -4 =9)[games]
Ratmir Kholmov10.5/19(+3 -1 =15)[games]
Yuri Averbakh10/19(+4 -3 =12)[games]
Anatoly Lein10/19(+5 -4 =10)[games]
Viacheslav Osnos10/19(+5 -4 =10)[games]
Yuri Nikolaevich Sakharov9/19(+5 -6 =8)[games]
Vladimir Bagirov8.5/19(+2 -4 =13)[games]
Bukhuti Gurgenidze8.5/19(+3 -5 =11)[games]
Igor Arkadievich Zaitsev8.5/19(+4 -6 =9)[games]
Igor V Platonov6.5/19(+3 -9 =7)[games]
Alexander Cherepkov4.5/19(+0 -10 =9)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship 1968/69

The 36th USSR Championship was held in the city of Alma-Ata (currently called Almaty), Kazakhstan. (1) Twenty of the Soviet Union's best grandmasters and masters were invited to, and qualified for, the event. The tournament was a second straight victory for Lev Polugaevsky, who had won the 126 player Swiss-style championship the year before alongside Mikhail Tal. Although Tal was present again, it was Alexander Zaitsev who tied with Polugaevsky after the initial event. A six game playoff to determine first place was held after the championship's completion, and Polugaevsky won clear first with 3 points over Zaitsev's 2 points. This win would be Polugaevsky's final Soviet championship title.

Alma Ata, Soviet Union (Kazakhstan), 30 December 1968 - 1 February 1969 (2)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts =1 Zaitsev, A * 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 =1 Polugaevsky * 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 12 3 Lutikov 0 0 * 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 =4 Liberzon 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 11 =4 Tseshkovsky 0 1 1 * 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 11 =6 Vasiukov 1 0 0 * 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 10 =6 Klovans 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 10 =6 Podgaets 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 10 =6 Tal 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 10 =6 Kholmov 1 0 * 1 1 10 =11 Averbakh 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 1 10 =11 Lein 0 0 1 1 1 * 0 1 0 1 10 =11 Osnos 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 10 14 Sakharov 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 9 =15 Bagirov 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 8 =15 Gurgenidze 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 8 =15 Zaitsev, I 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 8 18 Platanov 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 * 1 6 19 Cherepkov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0 4 20 Nikitin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 3

First place playoff:

1 Polugaevsky 0 1 1 3 2 Zaitsev 1 0 0 2

(1) Wikipedia article: Almaty. (2) Bernard Cafferty and Mark Taimanov, The Soviet Championships (Cadogan 1998), pp. 141-143.

Original collection: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1968/69, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vasiukov vs Gurgenidze  1-0381968USSR Championship 1968/69B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
2. I Zaitsev vs Vasiukov  0-1431968USSR Championship 1968/69B02 Alekhine's Defense
3. Gurgenidze vs Lutikov  ½-½411968USSR Championship 1968/69B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. V Liberzon vs Lutikov  1-0581968USSR Championship 1968/69B08 Pirc, Classical
5. Averbakh vs Lutikov ½-½421968USSR Championship 1968/69B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. A Lein vs V Liberzon  0-1661968USSR Championship 1968/69E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
7. V Osnos vs Vasiukov  1-0541968USSR Championship 1968/69A40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. V Osnos vs V Liberzon  ½-½431968USSR Championship 1968/69E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. Podgaets vs Y M Nikitin  1-0411968USSR Championship 1968/69D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. J Klovans vs Vasiukov  1-0411968USSR Championship 1968/69B03 Alekhine's Defense
11. Kholmov vs Lutikov  ½-½161968USSR Championship 1968/69B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. Tseshkovsky vs Gurgenidze  0-1331968USSR Championship 1968/69B10 Caro-Kann
13. V Liberzon vs Podgaets  ½-½221968USSR Championship 1968/69B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. Tseshkovsky vs Podgaets  ½-½281968USSR Championship 1968/69B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
15. Vasiukov vs Podgaets  ½-½271968USSR Championship 1968/69B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. Gurgenidze vs Podgaets  0-1401968USSR Championship 1968/69B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. J Klovans vs Gurgenidze  1-0411968USSR Championship 1968/69B15 Caro-Kann
18. Kholmov vs Podgaets  ½-½361968USSR Championship 1968/69B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
19. I Zaitsev vs Gurgenidze  ½-½491968USSR Championship 1968/69B15 Caro-Kann
20. Lutikov vs V Osnos  1-0421968USSR Championship 1968/69B10 Caro-Kann
21. Kholmov vs A Lein  ½-½411968USSR Championship 1968/69D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. Podgaets vs Lutikov  ½-½201968USSR Championship 1968/69D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. A Lein vs Gurgenidze  ½-½301968USSR Championship 1968/69D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Averbakh vs Kholmov  ½-½281968USSR Championship 1968/69E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
25. Cherepkov vs Tseshkovsky  0-1411968USSR Championship 1968/69E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-13-14  Talis: The Championship took place December 30- February 01, so game dates should be 1969.01.??
Jul-27-17  Eagle41257: It's another Nikitin who played in this USSR championship. Yuri Mikhailovich Nikitin (1941 - January 26, 2009) - Soviet and Kazakh chess player, master of sports of the USSR (1964). Participant of the USSR championships in 1967 and 1968/1969. Champion of the Kazakh SSR (1968, 1969).
Jul-28-17  Eagle41257: Yuri Nikitin was the representative of the republuc which organized the championship, i.e. Kazakhstan. It's according to Russian sources. See also: https://www.365chess.com/players/Yu...
Jul-29-17  Eagle41257: Sonas says the same thing: http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/...
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