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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
USSR Championship Tournament

Viktor Korchnoi16/21(+12 -1 =8)[games]
Vladimir Borisovich Tukmakov14.5/21(+9 -1 =11)[games]
Leonid Stein14/21(+8 -1 =12)[games]
Yuri Balashov12.5/21(+8 -4 =9)[games]
Aivars Gipslis12/21(+5 -2 =14)[games]
Anatoly Karpov12/21(+5 -2 =14)[games]
Vladimir Savon12/21(+5 -2 =14)[games]
Yuri Averbakh11/21(+4 -3 =14)[games]
Mikhail Podgaets11/21(+4 -3 =14)[games]
Vladimir Bagirov10.5/21(+6 -6 =9)[games]
Oleg Dementiev10.5/21(+5 -5 =11)[games]
Vladimir Mikhailovich Liberzon10.5/21(+5 -5 =11)[games]
Vladimir Konstantinovich Doroshkievich10/21(+8 -9 =4)[games]
Ratmir Kholmov10/21(+4 -5 =12)[games]
Vladimir Antoshin9.5/21(+2 -4 =15)[games]
Igor Arkadievich Zaitsev9.5/21(+6 -8 =7)[games]
Rafael Vaganian9/21(+4 -7 =10)[games]
Vladas Mikenas9/21(+6 -9 =6)[games]
Vladimir I Karasev8.5/21(+5 -9 =7)[games]
Igor V Platonov7.5/21(+4 -10 =7)[games]
Mark Danilovich Tseitlin6/21(+2 -11 =8)[games]
Oleg Leonidovich Moiseev5.5/21(+2 -12 =7)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship (1970)

The 38th USSR Championship was held in the city of Riga (Latvia) from November 25 to December 28, 1970. It featured 22 of the Soviet Union's strongest masters and grandmasters who were invited to, and qualified for, the main event. The tournament was a tremendous victory for Viktor Korchnoi. He won clear first, a full point and a half ahead of second place Vladimir Tukmakov, finishing with 16 points from 21 games. It was Korchnoi's fourth and final Soviet championship victory, tying him with Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian and Alexander Beliavsky for Soviet titles, and being surpassed only by Mikhail Botvinnik and Mikhail Tal.

Riga, Soviet Union (Latvia), 25 November - 28 December 1970

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Pts 1 Korchnoi * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 16 2 Tukmakov 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14 3 Stein * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 14 4 Balashov 0 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 12 =5 Gipslis 0 1 * 1 1 0 1 1 12 =5 Karpov 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 12 =5 Savon 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 12 =8 Averbakh 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 11 =8 Podgaets 0 1 * 0 1 1 0 1 11 =10 Bagirov 0 1 0 * 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 10 =10 Dementiev 1 0 1 0 * 1 0 0 0 1 1 10 =10 Liberzon 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 10 =13 Doroshkevich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 10 =13 Kholmov 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 10 =15 Antoshin 1 0 0 * 0 0 1 9 =15 Zaitsev 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 9 =17 Vaganian 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 1 0 1 9 =17 Mikenas 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 * 1 0 0 1 9 19 Karasev 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 8 20 Platanov 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 7 21 Tseitlin 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 0 6 22 Moiseev 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 5

Original collection: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1970, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 231  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Mikenas vs Averbakh ½-½421970USSR ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
2. Averbakh vs Bagirov  ½-½471970USSR ChampionshipA16 English
3. Karasev vs V Tukmakov  ½-½321970USSR ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
4. Doroshkievich vs Antoshin  1-0411970USSR ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. O Dementiev vs Balashov  ½-½301970USSR ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
6. Gipslis vs O Moiseev  1-0581970USSR ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. Kholmov vs Savon 1-0391970USSR ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
8. Stein vs Karpov ½-½381970USSR ChampionshipC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
9. Korchnoi vs I Zaitsev 1-0391970USSR ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
10. I Platonov vs Podgaets  ½-½131970USSR ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
11. V Liberzon vs Vaganian 1-0351970USSR ChampionshipB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. M D Tseitlin vs V Mikenas  1-0311970USSR ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Karpov vs Savon  ½-½191970USSR ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. V Tukmakov vs M D Tseitlin  1-0361970USSR ChampionshipD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
15. Stein vs Karasev  1-0421970USSR ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
16. I Zaitsev vs Averbakh  ½-½431970USSR ChampionshipC87 Ruy Lopez
17. Vaganian vs Korchnoi 0-1411970USSR ChampionshipD94 Grunfeld
18. V Mikenas vs V Liberzon  ½-½571970USSR ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
19. Antoshin vs Kholmov  ½-½411970USSR ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. Balashov vs Gipslis  0-1951970USSR ChampionshipE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
21. Bagirov vs I Platonov  1-0411970USSR ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Podgaets vs O Dementiev  ½-½211970USSR ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
23. O Moiseev vs Doroshkievich  0-1491970USSR ChampionshipE83 King's Indian, Samisch
24. Kholmov vs O Moiseev  1-0401970USSR ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. Gipslis vs Podgaets  ½-½221970USSR ChampionshipC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 231  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-18-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Korchnoi's last win in the USSR Ch, and a big one. He lost to Gog-Magog but figuratively ran through the rest of the field.

Four years later he waltzed in to a Dutch cop-shop and his whole chessic life turned figuratively upside-down.

Apr-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: You know if that guy went out for a run on New Years Eve, Gog-Magog might jog agog with egg nog.

It could happen.

Apr-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <HMM: You know if that guy went out for a run on New Years Eve, Gog-Magog might jog agog with egg nog.>

Would he take that jog round Lake Memphremagog?

Many years ago, I was in the company of Robert Huntington when we were involved in a minor traffic scrape in Magog, Quebec.

Apr-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: No, it will be Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg
Apr-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: We were on Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg singing "Taumatawhakatangihangakoayauo Tamateaturipukakapikimaungahoro Nukypokaiwhenuakitanatahu!"
Sep-29-19  ewan14: Loch !! Get it right !
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