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USSR Championship Tournament

Anatoly Karpov12/17(+8 -1 =8)[games]
Yuri Balashov11/17(+6 -1 =10)[games]
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian10.5/17(+6 -2 =9)[games]
Lev Polugaevsky10.5/17(+6 -2 =9)[games]
Iossif Davidovich Dorfman9.5/17(+6 -4 =7)[games]
Mikhail Tal9/17(+3 -2 =12)[games]
Vasily Smyslov9/17(+4 -3 =10)[games]
Efim Geller8.5/17(+4 -4 =9)[games]
Evgeni Ellinovich Sveshnikov8.5/17(+4 -4 =9)[games]
Oleg Romanishin8.5/17(+7 -7 =3)[games]
Boris Gulko8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Rafael Vaganian7.5/17(+3 -5 =9)[games]
Karen Ashotovich Grigorian7.5/17(+4 -6 =7)[games]
Mark Taimanov7/17(+3 -6 =8)[games]
Nukhim N Rashkovsky7/17(+2 -5 =10)[games]
Alexander Zakharov6.5/17(+3 -7 =7)[games]
Vitaly Tseshkovsky6.5/17(+3 -7 =7)[games]
Viktor Kupreichik6/17(+5 -10 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
USSR Championship (1976)

The 44th Soviet Chess Championship was a Category XII event played in the capital of Moscow from November 27th to December 23th in 1976. Eighteen of the USSR's best grandmasters and masters participated in the tournament, including (in order of Elo): Anatoli Karpov (2695), Tigran Petrosian (2635), Lev Polugaevsky (2635), Efim Geller (2620), Mikhail Tal (2615), Vassily Smyslov (2580), Oleg Romanishin (2560), Vitaly Tseshkovsky (2550), Rafael Vaganian (2550), Yuri Balashov (2545), Mark Taimanov (2540), Boris Gulko (2530), Evgeni Sveshnikov (2510), Viktor Kupreichik (2490), Karen Grigorian (2485), Nukhim Rashkovsky (2485), Alexander Zakharov (2435), and Josif Dorfman (2405). The world champion Karpov dominated the event, earning wins against almost half the field, and won with 12/17.

Moscow, Soviet Union (Russia), 27 November - 23 December 1976

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 Karpov * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 2 Balashov 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 =3 Petrosian * 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 10 =3 Polugaevsky 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 10 5 Dorfman 0 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 9 =6 Tal 1 * 0 0 1 1 9 =6 Smyslov 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 0 9 =8 Geller 1 1 * 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 =8 Sveshnikov 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 0 8 =8 Romanishin 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 * 0 1 0 1 0 1 8 11 Gulko 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 8 =12 Vaganian 0 1 0 1 0 * 1 0 0 7 =12 Grigorian 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 7 =14 Taimanov 0 0 1 1 0 0 * 0 1 0 7 =14 Rashkovsky 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 7 =16 Zakharov 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 6 =16 Tseshkovsky 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 6 18 Kupreichik 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 6

Original collection: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1976, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Grigorian vs Vaganian  ½-½201976USSR ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
2. Tseshkovsky vs Polugaevsky  ½-½211976USSR ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
3. Petrosian vs Tal 0-1281976USSR ChampionshipA15 English
4. Taimanov vs Gulko 0-1651976USSR ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
5. Geller vs Sveshnikov 0-1271976USSR ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
6. Kupreichik vs Smyslov 1-0921976USSR ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
7. Balashov vs A Zakharov  ½-½401976USSR ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Romanishin vs I D Dorfman 0-1321976USSR ChampionshipB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
9. N Rashkovsky vs Karpov ½-½211976USSR ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
10. Tal vs Kupreichik  1-0431976USSR ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Gulko vs Geller  ½-½171976USSR ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Smyslov vs Romanishin 1-0381976USSR ChampionshipB24 Sicilian, Closed
13. Polugaevsky vs N Rashkovsky  ½-½241976USSR ChampionshipA28 English
14. Vaganian vs I D Dorfman  0-1341976USSR ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
15. Karpov vs Taimanov  ½-½271976USSR ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
16. K Grigorian vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½251976USSR ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
17. Sveshnikov vs Balashov 0-1351976USSR ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
18. A Zakharov vs Petrosian  ½-½211976USSR ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
19. Petrosian vs Sveshnikov  1-0281976USSR ChampionshipD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
20. Taimanov vs Polugaevsky  0-1421976USSR ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
21. Kupreichik vs A Zakharov 0-1291976USSR ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
22. Geller vs Karpov 1-0421976USSR ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
23. Romanishin vs Tal 1-0301976USSR ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
24. I D Dorfman vs Smyslov  ½-½171976USSR ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
25. Tseshkovsky vs Vaganian  ½-½141976USSR ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
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