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USSR Championship 1959
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 26th Soviet Chess Championship took place in the city of Tbilisi from January 9th to February 11th, 1959. Twenty of the Soviet Union's best masters and grandmasters were invited to and qualified for the round robin tournament. Tigran Petrosian won his first of four USSR Championships here, undefeated against a field that included over 10 past and future winners of the Soviet crown.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Petrosian 13/19 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

=2nd Spassky 12/19 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

=2nd Tal 12/19 * 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1

=4th Taimanov 12/19 1 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

=4th Kholmov 12/19 1 * 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1

6th Polugaevsky 11/19 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1

=7th Averbakh 10/19 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1

=7th Keres 10/19 0 1 * 1 0 1 1 0 1

9th Korchnoi 10/19 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 1

=10th Geller 9/19 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 * 0 1 1 1 1

=10th Lutikov 9/19 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 0 1

=12th Bronstein 9/19 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 1

=12th Gufeld 9/19 0 0 1 0 1 0 * 1

14th Yuchtman 8/19 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 0 1

15th Furman 8/19 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 1

=16th Vasiukov 7/19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1

=16th Gurgenidze 7/19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0

18th Krogius 6/19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 *

19th Nezhmetdinov 6/19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 1

20th Nikitin 5/19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

Round One
Tal vs Taimanov, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Kholmov, 1959 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vasiukov vs Gurgenidze, 1959
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nezhmetdinov vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 0-1

Averbakh vs Nikitin, 1959
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs Furman, 1959
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lutikov vs J Yuchtman, 1959 
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld vs Spassky, 1959 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 74 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Krogius, 1959
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two
Krogius vs Gurgenidze, 1959
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs Keres, 1959 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Yuchtman vs Tal, 1959 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Averbakh, 1959 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

Nikitin vs Gufeld, 1959
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Furman vs Vasiukov, 1959
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 40 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Bronstein, 1959 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Lutikov, 1959
(A80) Dutch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Taimanov vs Petrosian, 1959
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three
Vasiukov vs Spassky, 1959 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Lutikov vs Geller, 1959
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs J Yuchtman, 1959 
(E92) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Krogius, 1959 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 80 moves, 0-1

Gurgenidze vs Furman, 1959
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld vs Korchnoi, 1959
(C00) French Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs Nikitin, 1959 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 30 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs Kholmov, 1959
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nezhmetdinov vs Taimanov, 1959
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four
Keres vs Lutikov, 1959 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kholmov vs Gufeld, 1959
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Tal, 1959 
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 42 moves, 0-1

Krogius vs Furman, 1959
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nikitin vs Vasiukov, 1959
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Yuchtman vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Gurgenidze, 1959 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 54 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Averbakh, 1959 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Bronstein, 1959 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1959
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five
Gurgenidze vs Nikitin, 1959
(A14) English, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Geller, 1959
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lutikov vs Krogius, 1959
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs Kholmov, 1959
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld vs Taimanov, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 68 moves, 0-1

Furman vs Spassky, 1959
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Keres, 1959
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averbakh vs J Yuchtman, 1959
(E73) King's Indian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1959
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nezhmetdinov vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six
Nikitin vs Furman, 1959
(B32) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Taimanov vs Bronstein, 1959
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Yuchtman vs Gufeld, 1959
(B40) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 64 moves, 1-0

Lutikov vs Tal, 1959 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Krogius vs Spassky, 1959 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Kholmov vs Vasiukov, 1959
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs Petrosian, 1959
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Averbakh, 1959
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Gurgenidze, 1959 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 65 moves, 1-0

Round Seven
Nezhmetdinov vs Keres, 1959 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 71 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Krogius, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 75 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Nikitin, 1959 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 61 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Lutikov, 1959 
(E92) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Furman vs Korchnoi, 1959
(A16) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Gurgenidze vs Kholmov, 1959
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 0-1

Gufeld vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1959
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averbakh vs Geller, 1959
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs J Yuchtman, 1959 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

Round Eight
Polugaevsky vs Bronstein, 1959 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

Lutikov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Krogius vs Nikitin, 1959
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 98 moves, 0-1

Kholmov vs Furman, 1959 
(C15) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Averbakh, 1959
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs Gufeld, 1959 
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Petrosian, 1959
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Taimanov vs Gurgenidze, 1959
(D80) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

J Yuchtman vs Vasiukov, 1959
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1-0

Round Nine
Gurgenidze vs J Yuchtman, 1959 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 65 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Krogius, 1959 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 41 moves, 1-0

Nikitin vs Korchnoi, 1959
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 45 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Kholmov, 1959
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld vs Keres, 1959
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Furman vs Taimanov, 1959
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs Geller, 1959
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averbakh vs Lutikov, 1959
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vasiukov vs Polugaevsky, 1959
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten
Geller vs Vasiukov, 1959 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lutikov vs Gufeld, 1959 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Bronstein, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs Nikitin, 1959
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Krogius vs Korchnoi, 1959
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Yuchtman vs Furman, 1959 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Averbakh, 1959 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Gurgenidze, 1959
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 60 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 47 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Spassky, 1959 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 53 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven
Nezhmetdinov vs Krogius, 1959 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Kholmov, 1959
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Furman vs Polugaevsky, 1959
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Gufeld vs Tal, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

Gurgenidze vs Geller, 1959
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nikitin vs Taimanov, 1959
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs J Yuchtman, 1959 
(B07) Pirc, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vasiukov vs Keres, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 55 moves, 0-1

Averbakh vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Lutikov, 1959 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve
Polugaevsky vs Spassky, 1959 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 41 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Gurgenidze, 1959
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Gufeld, 1959 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs Averbakh, 1959 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 63 moves, 0-1

J Yuchtman vs Nikitin, 1959
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Lutikov vs Vasiukov, 1959 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 104 moves, 1-0

Krogius vs Kholmov, 1959 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Furman, 1959 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Bronstein, 1959 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 1959
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen
Kholmov vs Taimanov, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Gurgenidze vs Lutikov, 1959 
(B30) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs J Yuchtman, 1959 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nikitin vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Geller, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs Krogius, 1959 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 97 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Furman vs Keres, 1959
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vasiukov vs Tal, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen
Averbakh vs Gufeld, 1959
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs Nikitin, 1959
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 55 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Vasiukov, 1959 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Lutikov vs Furman, 1959 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 71 moves, 1-0

J Yuchtman vs Kholmov, 1959
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs Bronstein, 1959 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Krogius vs Taimanov, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 35 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Spassky, 1959
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1959 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 67 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 89 moves, 1-0

Round Fifteen
Kholmov vs Polugaevsky, 1959
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gurgenidze vs Petrosian, 1959
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nikitin vs Keres, 1959
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Lutikov, 1959 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 36 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Geller, 1959 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Averbakh, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Furman vs Tal, 1959 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld vs Krogius, 1959
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vasiukov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 64 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs J Yuchtman, 1959
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1-0

Round Sixteen
Petrosian vs Furman, 1959 
(A13) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Gufeld vs Bronstein, 1959
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs Kholmov, 1959 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 0-1

Averbakh vs Vasiukov, 1959
(A61) Benoni, 79 moves, 1-0

Lutikov vs Nikitin, 1959
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nezhmetdinov vs Gurgenidze, 1959 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

Krogius vs J Yuchtman, 1959
(A56) Benoni Defense, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Taimanov, 1959
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 49 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Spassky, 1959 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Seventeen
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1959
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Taimanov vs Geller, 1959 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

J Yuchtman vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 44 moves, 0-1

Vasiukov vs Gufeld, 1959
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Nikitin vs Tal, 1959 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Krogius, 1959 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Lutikov, 1959 
(A73) Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O, 20 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs Keres, 1959 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Gurgenidze vs Averbakh, 1959
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Furman vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 52 moves, 1-0

Round Eighteen
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1959 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Vasiukov, 1959
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Krogius vs Polugaevsky, 1959
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Nikitin, 1959
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gufeld vs Gurgenidze, 1959
(C16) French, Winawer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs J Yuchtman, 1959 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs Furman, 1959
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lutikov vs Kholmov, 1959
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 62 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Taimanov, 1959
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nezhmetdinov vs Spassky, 1959 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Nineteen
J Yuchtman vs Keres, 1959
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vasiukov vs Krogius, 1959
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1959 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gurgenidze vs Bronstein, 1959
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Averbakh, 1959
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Furman vs Gufeld, 1959
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Taimanov vs Lutikov, 1959
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nikitin vs Nezhmetdinov, 1959 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Geller, 1959 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

Kholmov vs Tal, 1959
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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