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Tal's Tournament and Matches 1949-1973
Compiled by jessicafischerqueen
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This metacollection is the first half of a project meant to feature every known tournament and match Mikhail Tal played in his career. The second half can be found here: Game Collection: Tal's Tournament and Matches 1974-1992

There are many links to <Tournament Pages> and supplementary games collections here, and I will provide at least one game from each event, except where no game appears to be available.

If you find any errors or you know of an event I missed, please leave a note for me in my forum:

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Riga Junior Championship Semifinal 1949 Tal won his first 3 games. He had a 4th category rating. Mikhail Tal, "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal" (Cadogan 1997), p.19; Hilary Thomas, "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959" (Batsford 1980), p.2

Riga Junior Championship 1949 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.2

Ratmir Kholmov Simultaneous Exhibition 1949 In Riga. "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.2

Riga Palace of Pioneers Championship 1949 "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.34-37; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.2-3

Tournament of Pioneer's Palaces of the 3 Baltic Republics 1949 In Vilnius. 2d board for Riga, with +1 -3 =0. Tal won the "most interesting game" prize for his victory over an Estonian player- a "luxurious edition of Tolstoy's 'Peter the First.'" Riga finished last. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.20; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.3

Riga Junior Club Championship 1949 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.3

USSR Junior Championship 1949 In Riga. "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.3-4

USSR Republics Junior Team Championship Semifinal 1949 In Yaroslavl. 8th board for Latvia, with +1 -? =?. Latvia finished 4th in semifinal "A group," behind Estonia, Lithuania and Belarus. Latvia did not make it to the final, held in Moscow. There appears to be no surviving game from this event. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.20; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.5; Olimpbase "USSR Other Championships-Soviet Junior Team Chess Championship-1949" http://www.olimpbase.org/; [rusbase-1]

Latvian Junior Championship 1950 In Riga. Alexander Khalifman et al, "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD); "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.5

Riga Championship Quarterfinal 1950 1st, with 12.5/13. Tal achieved 1st category rank. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.23; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.7

Riga Championship Semifinal 1950 "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.23; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.7-8

Riga Championship 1951 (14 Jan - 18 Feb) Shared 10th, behind Koblents, Zagoriansky and Pasmans, with +5 -6 =8. Based on this result, Tal was invited to play in the Latvian championship. Gino Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955" (McFarland 2010), pp.64-65; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.23; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.9

Latvian Championship 1951 In Riga (3 March - 1 April) Shared 9th, behind Pasman, Koblents, Akmentinsh and others, with +5 -6 =8. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.65; [rusbase-2] Edward Winter, ed. "World Chess Champions" (Pergamon Press 1981), p.153

USSR Republics Junior Team Championship Semifinal 1951 In Kishinev. Latvia beat Moldavia and progressed to the final in Leningrad. There may be no surviving game from this event. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.22; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.9

USSR Republics Junior Team Championship Final 1951 In Leningrad. 3d board for Latvia, scoring 3.5. Latvia finished 5th, behind Moscow, Ukraine, Leningrad and RSFSR, ahead of Kyrgystan, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.22; Olimpbase "USSR Other Championships-Soviet Junior Team Chess Championship" http://www.olimpbase.org/; [rusbase-3] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," pp. 93-94; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.9

Riga 1st Category Tournament 1951 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.12-14

Riga Championship Semifinal 1952 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.15-16

Riga Championship 1952 "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.37-41; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.16-18

Riga Club Championship 1952 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.18

Latvian Championship Quarterfinal 1952 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.18

Latvian Championship 1952 Game Collection: Tal at the Latvian Championship 1952 In Riga (20 Feb - 20 March) 7th, behind Klavins, Pasman, Balinsh and others, with +7 -4 =6. Winter, p.153; [rusbase-4] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.164

Latvian Junior Championship 1952 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.21

Latvian Championship Semifinal 1953 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.22-23

Latvian Championship 1953 Game Collection: Tal at the Latvian Championship 1953 In Riga (20 Feb - 22 March) 1st over Koblents, Gipslis, Klovans, Pasman and Zdanovs, with +12 -2 =5. Tal was awarded the title of Candidate Master. Winter, p.153; [rusbase-5] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.280; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.22,25

USSR Republics Junior Team Championship 1953 In Kharkov. 1st board for Latvia. Latvia finished 1st in "Final group 2," over Armenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Uzbekistan and Kirgizia. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.26; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/; [rusbase-6]

Riga Championship 1953 "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.49-53; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.28-29

USSR Republics Team Championship 1953 In Leningrad (September) 2d board for Latvia, with +3 -1 =3. Latvia finished 4th, behind Leningrad, RSFSR and Moscow, ahead of Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus and Estonia. Tal achieved his master norm, but so had Klavins, who had gained more points on 3d board. Klavins was awarded the master title, but Tal had to play a match against Saigin in order to gain his title. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.26; [rusbase-7] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," pp.305-307

Tallinn-Riga Match 1954 In Tallinn. 1st board vs. Keres, with +0 -1 =1. Tal's loss in game one was the first time he played a grandmaster in a tournament. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.27; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.425

Latvian Championship 1954 Game Collection: Tal at the Latvian Championship 1954 In Riga (12 Feb - 14 March) Shared 2nd with Gipslis, behind Klovans, ahead of Klavins, Pasman, Skuya and Zilber, with +14 -3 =2. Winter, p.153; [rusbase-8] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.385; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.32-35

Master Title Qualification Match 1954 Game Collection: Tal-Saigin Master Title Qualification Match 1954 In Riga (summer). Tal beat Saigin +4 -2 =8. Although he should have received the Soviet master title at this point, in his autobiography Tal explains that he was not actually awarded the title until after he played in the <USSR Clubs Team Championship>, which was held 3-17 September in Riga:

"The year (1954) was concluded at home, in Riga, by the Team Championship of the Country, only this time for adults. Here for the first time I won against a Grandmaster, the USSR champion Yuri Averbakh. After this, still a candidate master, I drew a couple of games, and then received notification that I was a master."

"...although formally I took part with the 'rank' of candidate master, the decision was expected to arrive literally any day."

Yuri Averbakh says this story is a myth, and that Tal was indeed awarded the master title shortly after his match with Saigin. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.409; Winter, p.155; [rusbase-9] "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.28-31, 55; Yuri Averbakh, "Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes" Steve Giddins transl. (New In Chess 2011), pp.143-144

USSR Republics Junior Team Championship 1954 In Leningrad (9-23 Aug) 1st board for Latvia, scoring 7/9. Latvia finished 3d, behind RSFSR and Moscow, ahead of Leningrad, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Lithuania, Armenia and Estonia. [rusbase-10] "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.30

USSR Clubs Team Championship 1954 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Clubs Team Championship 1954 In Riga (3-17 Sept) 4th board for Daugava, with +1 -3 =6. Daugava finished 10th, behind Spartak (Petrosian), Nauka (Korchnoi), Medik (Chistiakov), Lokomotiv (Aronin), Trud (Suetin), Iskra (Taimanov), Dinamo (Lisitsin), Zenit (Averbakh) and Soviet Army (Kan). Tal's win against Averbakh was his first victory over a grandmaster. Tal states this was when he was awarded the Soviet master title. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.30-31; [rusbase-11] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," pp.416-418; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1954sc/195... http://www.olimpbase.org/1954sc/195... http://www.olimpbase.org/1954sc/195...

Riga Championship 1954 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.44-46

Latvian Championship 1955 Game Collection: Tal at the Latvian Championship 1955 In Riga (14 Jan - 1 Feb) 2nd, behind Gipslis, ahead of Klasups, Zdanovs, Klavins, Zilber and Koblents, with +11 -2 =6. Winter, p.153; [rusbase-12] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.493

USSR Championship Quarterfinal 1955 In Vilnius (5 May - 3 June) Shared 3rd with Chukaev, behind Kholmov and Nei, ahead of Gipslis, Klasups and Lein, with +7 -2 =8. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.507; [rusbase-13] "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.31-33

Latvia-RSFSR Match 1955 In Riga (13 July - 1 Aug) 2nd board, with +4 -2 =5. RSRSR beat Latvia 66.5 - 54.5 Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.523; [rusbase-14]

USSR Republics Team Championship 1955 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Republics Team Championship 1955 In Lugansk (4-27 Sept) (Lugansk was called Voroshilovgrad between 1935-1958). Tal says this event was played some time between (Feb-May). Bronze medal on 2nd board for Latvia, with <+2 -0 =7.> Latvia finished 4th, behind RSFSR, Leningrad and Ukraine, ahead of Moscow, Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus, Georgia and Uzbekistan. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.31; http://www.olimpbase.org/1955st/195... Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," pp.518-520; [rusbase-15] Wikipedia article: Luhansk

USSR Championship Semifinal 1955 In Riga (15 Nov - 13 Dec) 1st over Borisenko, Bannik, Zurakhov, Korchnoi, Boleslavsky, Gregenidze and Furman, with +10 -3 =5. Winter, p.153; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1951-1955," p.492; [rusbase-16] "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.33-34

USSR Championship (1956) <23d USSR Championship> In Leningrad (10 Jan - 15 Feb) Shared 5th with Polugaevsky and Kholmov, behind Spassky, Taimanov, Averbakh and Korchnoi, with +6 -2 =9. Bernard Cafferty and Mark Taimanov, "The Soviet Championships" (Cadogen 1998), pp. 88-91; [rusbase-17] "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.60-61

Uppsala Student Olympiad 1956 Game Collection: Tal at the Uppsala Student Olympiad 1956 (5-15 April) Gold medal on 3rd board, with +5 -0 =2. The USSR 1st over Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Spain, Czechoslovakia, Romania and the USA. This was Tal's first event outside the Soviet Union. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.62; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1956y/1956... http://www.olimpbase.org/1956y/1956... http://www.olimpbase.org/1956y/1956... Gino Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960" (Mcfarland, 2010), pp.89-91

Tartu-Riga Match 1956 In Tartu, Estonia. Tal 5th in individual standings, with +1 -1 =2. Riga beat Tartu 8.5 - 7.5. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.96; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.62

USSR Championship Semifinal 1956 In Tbilisi (18 Nov - 18 Dec) Shared 5th with Gurgenidze, behind Petrosian, Furman, Antoshin and Korchnoi, with +6 -2 =11. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.71; [rusbase-18] Winter, p.153

USSR Championship (1957) <24th USSR Championship> In Moscow (20 Jan - 22 Feb) 1st, over Bronstein, Keres, Spassky, Tolush, Kholmov, Korchnoi, Petrosian and Boleslavsky, with +9 -2 =10. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.92-95; [rusbase-19] Winter, p.153

Reykjavik Student Olympiad 1957 Game Collection: Tal at the Reykjavik Student Olympiad 1957 (11-26 July) Tal scored +7 -0 =3 on 1st board. According to <Olimpbase>, this gave Tal the gold medal, but according to http://www.suomenshakki.fi/arkisto/..., the medal rankings were "calculated directly from points scored and not, as usual, by percentages." In this case, Miroslav Filip, who played three more games than Tal, would have received the gold medal on 1st board. The USSR 1st over Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, USA, Romania, East Germany and Iceland. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," pp.184-185; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1957y/1957... http://www.olimpbase.org/1957y/1957... http://www.olimpbase.org/1957y/1957... Winter, p.153

1st European Team Championship Final 1957 Game Collection: Tal at the 1st European Team Championship 1957 In Vienna and Baden (22-28 Aug) Shared gold medal on 4th board with Trifunović, with +2 -1 =2. The USSR finished 1st over Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, and West Germany. During the event FIDE voted to award Tal with the international grandmaster title. Winter, p.153; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," pp.185-186; http://www.olimpbase.org/1957e/1957... http://www.olimpbase.org/1957e/1957... http://www.olimpbase.org/1957e/1957... "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.66-67

Milan-Riga Match 1957 Game Collection: Tal's Italian Tour 1957 In Milan (27-28 Oct) 1st board vs. Ferrantes, with +2 -0 =0. Riga won 8-2. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.190

Venice-Riga Match 1957 Game Collection: Tal's Italian Tour 1957 In Venice (31 Oct - 1 Nov) 1st board vs. Szabados, with +2 -0 =0. Riga won 9.5 - .5. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.193

Reggio Emilia-Riga Match 1957 Game Collection: Tal's Italian Tour 1957 In Reggio Emilia (2-3 Nov) 1st board vs. Romani, with +2 -0 =0. Riga won 7.5 - 2. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.191

Florence-Riga Match 1957 Game Collection: Tal's Italian Tour 1957 In Florence (4-5 Nov) 1st board vs. Scafarelli, with +1 -0 =1. Riga won 6.5 - 3.5. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.188

Rome-Riga Match 1957 Game Collection: Tal's Italian Tour 1957 In Rome (6-7 Nov) 1st board vs. Giustolisi, with +1 -0 =1. Riga won 8.5 - 1.5. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.191

USSR Championship (1958) <25th USSR Championship> In Riga (12 Jan - 12 Feb) 1st over Petrosian, Bronstein, Averbakh, Polugaevsky, Spassky, Geller, Gurgenidze, Boleslavsky and Korchnoi, with +9 -3 =7. This was also a FIDE zonal tournament, giving Tal the right to play in the Portoroz interzonal. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.96-98; [rusbase-20] Winter, p.153; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.67

Riga Team Championship 1958 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.115

Latvian Championship 1958 Game Collection: Tal at the Latvian Championship 1958 In Riga (13 April - 11 May) 3d, behind Zilber and Gipslis, with +16 -2 =1. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.255; [rusbase-21] Winter, p.153

Varna Student Olympiad 1958 Game Collection: Tal at the Varna Student Olympiad 1958 (5-20 July) Gold medal on 1st board, with +7 -0 =3. The USSR 1st over Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Hungary, USA, Argentina and East Germany. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," pp.287-289; http://www.olimpbase.org/1958y/1958... http://www.olimpbase.org/1958y/1958... http://www.olimpbase.org/1958y/1958... Winter, p.153; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.73-74

Portoroz Interzonal (1958) (5 Aug - 12 Sept) 1st over Gligoric, Petrosian, Benko, Olafsson, Fischer, Bronstein and Averbakh, with +8 -1 =11. This was Tal's first international tournament in a non-team event. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.250; Winter, p.154; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.105

Munich Olympiad 1958 Game Collection: Tal at the Munich Olympiad 1958 (1-23 Oct) Gold medal on 1st reserve board, with +12 -0 =3. Tal also won a special prize for highest percentage in the final, scoring 8/9. The USSR 1st over Yugoslavia, Argentina, USA, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and West Germany. Árpád Földeák, "Chess Olympiads 1927-1968" Robert Ejury , Jeno Bochkor and Peter Clarke transl. (Dover 1969), pp.264-267; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," pp.281-286; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1958/1958i... http://www.olimpbase.org/1958/1958u... http://www.olimpbase.org/1958/1958f... Winter, p.153

USSR Championship (1959) <26th USSR Championship> In Tbilisi (9 Jan - 11 Feb) Shared 2d with Spassky, behind Petrosian, ahead of Taimanov, Kholmov, Polugaevsky, Averbakh, Keres, Korchnoi and Geller, with +9 -3 =7. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.99-102; [rusbase-22] Winter, p.153

Latvian "Olympiad" 1959 (Swiss Tournament) In Riga. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.111; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," p.147

Riga Club Match 1959 "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959," pp.147-148

Estonia-Latvia Match 1959 In Talinn (18-19 April) 1st board vs. Keres, with +0 -0 =2. Latvia won 9.5 - 8.5. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.385

Zurich (1959) (19 May - 8 June) 1st over Gligoric, Fischer, Keres, Larsen and Unzicker, with +10 -2 =3. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.374; Winter, p.153;

USSR Republics Team Championship 1959 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Republics Team Championship 1959 In Moscow (6-15 Aug) Last place in the 1st board individual standings, behind Spassky, Nezhmetdinov, Gurgenidze, Botvinnik and Geller, with +0 -3 =3. Latvia finished 6th in "Final Group A," behind Moscow, Leningrad, Ukraine, RSFSR and Georgia. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," pp.377-379; [rusbase-23] Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1959st/195... http://www.olimpbase.org/1959st/195... http://www.olimpbase.org/1959st/195... "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.115

Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959) (7 Sept - 29 Oct) 1st over Keres, Petrosian, Smyslov, Fischer, Gligoric, Olafsson and Benko, with +16 -4 =8. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.310; Winter, p.153; Harry Golombek, "4th Candidates' Tournament, 1959- Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade- September 7th - October 29th" (Hardinge Simpole 2009), pp.1-272 (originally published in the BCM Quarterly No.3, 1960)

Riga International 1959 (5-21 Dec) 4th, behind Spassky, Mikenas and Tolush, ahead of Sliwa, Gipslis, Teschner, Nei and Pietzsch, with +7 -2 -4. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.352; [rusbase-24] "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.124; Winter, p.153

Tal - Botvinnik World Championship Match (1960) In Moscow (15 March - 5 May) Tal scored +6 -2 =13 to become the 7th world chess champion. Mikhail Tal, "Tal-Botvinnik 1960" 5th edition (Russell Enterprises, Inc. 2000), pp.6-210; Winter, p.155; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.480

West Germany-USSR Match 1960 Game Collection: Tal at the West Germany-USSR Match 1960 In Hamburg (27 July - 5 Aug) 1st in individual standings with +7 -0 =1. The USSR won 51 -13. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," p.497; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.166; Hilary Thomas, "Complete games of Mikhail Tal 1960-66" (Batsford 1979), pp.9-11

Leipzig Olympiad 1960 Game Collection: Tal at the Leipzig Olympiad 1960 (17 Oct - 9 Nov) Silver medal on 1st board, with +8 -1 =6. The USSR 1st over USA, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Argentina and West Germany. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960," pp.484-490; Földeák, pp.286-297; http://www.olimpbase.org/1960/1960i... http://www.olimpbase.org/1960/1960u... http://www.olimpbase.org/1960/1960f... Winter, p.153

Prague Radio Simul 1960 Tal scored +11 -0 =9 against 20 of Czechoslovakia's strongest young players. "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.167

Stockholm 1960-1961 (29 Nov 1960 - 8 Jan 1961) 1st over Uhlmann, Kotov, Book, Unzicker, Johannessen and Nilsson, with +8 -0 =3. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963" (McFarland 2013), p.5; Winter, p.153

Tal - Botvinnik World Championship Return Match (1961) In Moscow (15 March - 12 May) Tal scored +5 -10 =6, losing his world championship title to Botvinnik. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," p.125; Winter, p.155

2d European Team Championship Final 1961 Game Collection: Tal at the 2nd European Team Championship 1961 In Oberhausen (20 June - 2 July) 2d board, with +3 -1 =5. The USSR 1st over Yugoslavia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, West Germany and Spain. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," pp.132-134; Winter, p.153; http://www.olimpbase.org/1961e/1961... http://www.olimpbase.org/1961e/1961... http://www.olimpbase.org/1961e/1961...

Bled (1961) (3 Sept - 3 Oct) 1st over Fischer, Petrosian, Keres, Gligoric, Geller, Trifunovic, Parma, Matanovic, Biguier, Darga, Donner and Najdorf, with +11 -1 =7. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," pp.17-18; Winter, p.154

USSR Clubs Team Championship Semifinal 1961 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Clubs Team Championship 1961 In Riga (8-19 Oct) 1st board for Daugava, with +1 -1 =1. Daugava finished 2d, behind Trud, ahead of Kalev, Dynamo, Vodnik, The Red Flag and Žalgiris. Daugava qualified for the finals in Moscow (22-29 Dec). Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," p.134; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1961sc/196... [rusbase-25]

USSR Championship 1961b (1961) <29th USSR Championship> In Baku (16 Nov - 20 Dec) Shared 4th with Vasiukov, behind Spassky, Polugaevsky and Bronstein, ahead of Averbakh, Taimanov, Gipslis, Keres and Smyslov, with +7 -3 =10 Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.112-115; Winter, p.154

USSR Clubs Team Championship Final 1961 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Clubs Team Championship 1961 In Moscow (22-29 Dec) 1st board for Daugava, with +0 -1 =4. Daugava finished 5th, behind Burevestnik, Avangard, Trud and Spartak, ahead of Red Army. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," pp.130-131; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1961sc/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1961sc/196... [rusbase-26]

Curacao Candidates (1962) In Willemstad, Curacao (2 May - 26 June) Shared last with Filip, behind Petrosian, Keres, Geller, Fischer, Korchnoi and Benko. Tal withdrew after 21 rounds due to illness. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," pp.237-238; Winter, p.154

Varna Olympiad 1962 Game Collection: Tal at the Varna Olympiad 1962 (16 Sept - 10 Oct) Gold medal on 2d reserve board, with +7 -0 =6. The USSR 1st over Yugslavia, Argentina, USA, Hungary, Bulgarian, West Germany and East Germany. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," pp.250-255; Földeák, pp.311-321; http://www.olimpbase.org/1962/1962i... Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1962/1962u... http://www.olimpbase.org/1962/1962f...

USSR Republics Team Championship 1962 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Republics Team Championship 1962 In Leningrad (20 Oct - 2 Nov) Shared 6th with Boleslavsky in the 1st board individual standings, with +1 -0 =7. Latvia finished 4th, behind Leningrad, RSFSR and Moscow, ahead of Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania and Moldavia. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," pp.243-245; [rusbase-27] Hilary Thomas, "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1960-1966" (Arco 1979), pp.61-62; http://www.olimpbase.org/1962st/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1962st/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1962st/196...

Netherlands-USSR Match 1962 In The Hague (3-4 July) 4th board vs. Kramer, with +1 -0 =1. The USSR won 8.5 - 3.5. Tal's two games against Kramer appear to be unavailable. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," p.258

USSR Championship (1962) <30th USSR Championship> In Erevan (21 Nov - 20 Dec) Shared 2d with Taimanov, behind Korchnoi, ahead of Kholmov, Spassky, Stein, Aronin, Bannik and Kots, with +11 -3 =5. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.116-119; [rusbase-28] Winter, p.154

Asztalos Memorial 1963 In Miskolc (4-26 July) 1st over Bronstein, Bilek, Szabo, Filip, Dely, Flesch, Forintos and others, with +10 -0 =5. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," p.327; Winter, p.154

USSR Republics Team Championship 1963 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Republics Team Championship 1963 In Moscow (7-16 Aug) Tal scored +3 -2 =0 in semifinal group 1. Latvia finished 3d in the group, behind Moscow and Georgia, and thus did not qualify for final group 1. In final group 2, Tal scored +2 -0 =2, and Latvia finished 2d, behind Estonia, ahead of Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Moldavia and Armenia. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," pp.370-372; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1963st/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1963st/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1963st/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1963st/196... "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1960-1966," pp.74-76; [rusbase-29] Alexander Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" (Chess Stars 1995), pp.16-21

Capablanca Memorial 1963 Game Collection: Tal at the Capablanca Memorial 1963 In Havana (25 Aug - 24 Sept) Shared 2d with Geller and Pachman, behind Korchnoi, ahead of Ivkov, Barcza, Darga, Uhlmann, Trifunovic,Bobotsov and others, with +14 -3 =4. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," p.320; Winter, p.154; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.22-33

Moscow (1963) <Moscow Central Chess Club International> (29 Oct - 20 Nov) 2d behind Smyslov, ahead of Gligoric, Antoshin, Vladimirov, Liberzon, Keres, Simagin, Szabo and Hort, with +7 -1 =7. Thomas, "Complete games of Mikhail Tal 1960-66," pp.84-88; [rusbase-30] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1961-1963," pp.329-330; Winter, p.154

Hastings (1963/64) (30 Dec - 8 Jan) 1st over Gligoric, Lengyel, Khasin, Norman Littlewood and Brinck-Claussen, with +5 -0 -4. Di Felice, Gino "Chess Results 1964-1967" (McFarland 2013), p.2; Winter, p.154

Reykjavik (1964) (14 Jan- 2 Feb) 1st over Gligoric, Johannessen, Olafsson, Wade, Palmason and others, with +12 -0 =1. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.66; Winter, p.154; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.49-55

Amsterdam Interzonal (1964) (20 May - 21 June) Shared 1st with Smyslov, Larsen and Spassky, ahead of Stein, Bronstein, Ivkov, Reshevsky, Portisch, Gligoric and Darga. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," pp.5-6; Winter, p.154; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.56-68

Kislovodsk International 1964 Game Collection: Tal at Kislovodsk 1964 (10-25 July) 1st over Stein, Averbakh, Bradvarevic, Liberzon, Khasin, Ciocaleta and Fuchs, with +6 -1 =3. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.45; [rusbase-31] Winter, p.154; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.69-74

USSR Clubs Team Championship Semifinal 1964 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Clubs Team Championship 1964 In Tallinn. Daugava finished 1st over Spartak, Kalev, Moldova, Jőud, Žalgiris, and The Red Flag. Daugava qualified for the final in Moscow. [rusbase-32] Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1964sc/196... Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.75-81

USSR Clubs Team Championship Final 1964 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Clubs Team Championship 1964 In Moscow (11-21 Oct) 1st board for Daugava. Tal shared the gold medal with Botvinnik, with +3 -0 =3. Daugava finished 6th, behind Burevestnik, Soviet Army, Spartak and Avangard, ahead of Lokomotiv. [rusbase-33] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," pp.96-98; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1964sc/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1964sc/196... Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.75-81

USSR Championship (1964/65) <32d USSR Championship> In Kiev (25 Dec - 27 Jan) 3d, behind Korchnoi and Bronstein, ahead of Stein, Kholmov, Shamkovich, Lein, Krogius, Lutikov and Averbakh, with +9 -3 =7. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.124-127; [rusbase-34]

Latvian Championship 1965 Game Collection: Tal at the Latvian Championship 1965 In Riga (4-26 March) 1st over Gipslis, Klovans, Smits, Kirilov and Kapengut, with +8 -0 =6. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," pp.175-176; Winter, p.154; [rusbase-35]

Tal - Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal (1965) In Bled (26 June - 10 July) 1st, with +4 -0 =3. Tal advanced to the semifinals. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.206; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.101-107

Tal - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1965) In Bled (26 July - 8 Aug) 1st, with +3 -2 =5. Tal advanced to the final match. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.206; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.108-116

Spassky - Tal Candidates Final (1965) In Tbilisi (1-26 Nov) 2d, with +1 -4 =6. Tal was eliminated by Spassky. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.206; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.117-124

Sarajevo 1966 Game Collection: Tal at Sarajevo 1966 (20 March - 7 April) Shared 1st with Ciric, over Ivkov, Pachman, Matulovic, Pietzsch, Janosevic, Minev, Jansa and Kotov, with +9 -2 =4. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.303; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.125-132

Kislovodsk International 1966 Game Collection: Tal at Kislovodsk 1966 (22 July - 8 Aug) 6th, behind Geller, Stein, Kholmov, Lutikov and Fuchs, with +4 -4 =3. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.262; [rusbase-36] Winter, p.154; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.133-139

Tal-Bronstein Training Match 1966 In Moscow Game Collection: Tal-Bronstein Training Match 1966 (19-20 Sept) 1st, with +1 -0 =3. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.322; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.140-141

USSR Clubs Team Championship 1966 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Clubs Team Championship 1966 In Moscow (24 Sept - 5 Oct) 3rd board for Daugava. Shared bronze medal with Petrosian (Spartak), with +2 -0 =8. Daugava finished 6th in the final, behind Soviet Army, Trud, Spartak, Burevestnik and Avangard. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.333; [rusbase-37] Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1966sc/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1966sc/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1966sc/196... "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1960-1966," pp.142-144; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.142-146

Havana Olympiad 1966 Game Collection: Tal at the Havana Olympiad 1966 (25 Oct - 20 Nov) Gold medal on 3d board, with +11 -0 =2. The USSR 1st over USA, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, East Germany and Denmark. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," pp.324-332; Földeák, pp.358-372; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1966/1966i... http://www.olimpbase.org/1966/1966f... http://www.olimpbase.org/1966/1966u... Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.147-153

Palma de Mallorca (1966) (27 Nov - 18 Dec) 1st over Pomar, Portisch, Ivkov, Matanovic, Pfleger, Shamkovich and O'Kelly de Galway, with +9 -0 =6. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," pp.289-290; Winter, p.154

Moscow (1967) <50th Jubilee International> (21 May - 16 June) Shared 2d with Gipslis, Bobotsov and Smyslov, behind Stein, ahead of Portisch, Bronstein, Spassky, Geller, Keres, Petrosian, Najforf, Gehorghiu and Gligoric, with +5 -2 =10. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.398; [rusbase-38] Winter, p.154

Yugoslavia-USSR Match 1967 In Budva (21 June - 5 July) This was an 11 round all-play-all format. Shared 2d with Gligoric, behind Korcnhoi, ahead of Gipslis, Bukic, Geller, Ciric, Ivkov, Taimanov, Bogdanovic, Minic and Suetin, with +3 -1 =7. The USSR won 43.5 - 28.5. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.469

USSR Republics Team Championship 1967 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Republics Team Championship 1967 In Moscow (23 July - 3 Aug) 1st board for Latvia, with +1 -0 =4 in Semifinal Group 2 and +3 -0 =2 in Final Group 2. Latvia finished 3d in Semfinal Group 2, and did not qualify for Final Group 1. Latvia finished 1st in Final Group 2, over Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Estonia and Armenia. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," pp.453-462; [rusbase-39] Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1967st/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1967st/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1967st/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1967st/196... Hilary Thomas, "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973" (Batsford 1979), pp.7-9; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.180-184

Latvia-Romania Match 1967 In Riga (October) 1st board vs Ciocaltea, with +1 -0 =1. Romania won 11 - 9. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," p.474; [rusbase-40]

USSR Championship (1967) <35th USSR Championship (Swiss System)> In Kharkov (7-27 Dec) Shared 1st with Polugaevsky, over Vasyukov, Taimanov, Platonov, Sakharov and Antoshin, with +7 -0 =6. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.137-140; [rusbase-41] Winter, p.154

Wijk aan Zee 1968 Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1968 Game Collection: Tal at Wijk aan Zee 1968 (10-28 Jan) Shared 2nd with Hort and Portisch, behind Korchnoi, ahead of Gheorghiu, Ciric, Matanovic, Ivkov, Ree and Bobotsov, with +5 -2 =8. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970" (McFarland 2013), pp.92-93; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.193-200

Tal - Gligoric Candidates Quarterfinal (1968) In Belgrade (22 April - 14 May) 1st, with +3 -1 =5. Tal advanced to the semifinals. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.95: Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.203-209

Tal-Korchnoi Candidates Semifinal Match 1968 Game Collection: Korchnoi - Tal Candidates Semifinal 1968 In Moscow (26 June - 15 July) 2d, with +1 -2 =7. Tal was eliminated by Korchnoi. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.95; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.210-216

Karseladze Memorial 1968 Game Collection: Tal at the Karseladze Memorial 1968 In Gori (13-30 Nov) 1st, over Geller, Gurgenidze, Gaprindashvili, Gufeld, Dzhindzhikhashvili, Grigorian and Chikovani, with +6 -1 =3. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.35; [rusbase-42] Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.217-221

USSR Clubs Team Championship 1968 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Clubs Team Championship 1968 In Riga (11-24 Dec). 1st board for Daugava. Tal finished 6th, behind Polugaevsky, Geller, Kholmov, Keres and Stein, ahead of Bronstein, Mikenas, Shamkovich, I. Zaitsev, Mozionzhik and Hermlin, with +3 -2 =6. Daugava finished 7th, behind Burevestnik, Soviet Army, Spartak, Trud, Avangard and Lokomotiv, ahead of Kalev, Moldova, Dinamo, Žalgiris and Jőud. [rusbase-43] "Complete Games of Tal 1967- 1973, p.10; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1968sc/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1968sc/196... http://www.olimpbase.org/1968sc/196... Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.222-227

USSR Championship (1968/69) <36th USSR Championship 1968-1969> In Alma-Ata (30 Dec 1968 - 1 Feb 1969) Shared 6th with Vasiukov, Klovans, Podgaets and Kholmov, behind A. Zaitsev, Polugaevsky, Lutikov, Liberzon and Tseshkovsky, with +6 -4 =9. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.141-143; [rusbase-44] Winter, p.153

Alma-Ata Blitz Tournament 1968-1969 1st over Vasiukov, Polugaevsky, Bagirov, Zaitsev, Lein, Gurgenidze, Tsheshkovsky, Podgaets, Lutikov and Siniavsky, with +14 -2 =1. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.128

Tal-Larsen Candidates 3d Place Playoff Match 1969 Game Collection: Larsen - Tal 3rd place Candidates Playoff 1969 In Eersel (10-23 March) Tal lost, with +1 -4 =3. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.227; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.239-243

USSR Championship (1969) <37th USSR Championship and FIDE Zonal> In Moscow (5 Sept - 12 Oct) Shared 14th with Liberzon, behind Petrosian, Polugaevsky, Geller, Smyslov, Taimanov, Stein, Balashov, Platonov, Kholmov, Gipslis, Savon, Averkin and Zhukovitsky, with +6 -7 =9. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.144-149; [rusbase-45]

Goglidze Memorial International 1969-1970 Game Collection: Tal at the Goglidze Memorial 1969-1970 In Tbilisi (18 Dec 1969 - 5 Jan 1970) Shared 1st with Gurgenidze, over Hort, Gufeld, Suetin, Ciocaltea, Dzhindzhikhashvili, Spiridonov, Shamkovich, Bronstein, Kholmov, Fuchs, Haag and Kostro, Masic and Lein, with +7 -1 =7. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," pp.254-255; [rusbase-46] Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.255-260

Moscow Blitz Tournament 1970 2d to Vasiukov, ahead of Lein, A. Zaitsev, Chepukaitis, Gusev, Aberbakh, Tataev, Tsarev, Bolovich, Bronstein, and 13 others. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.312

Georgian Championship 1970 In Poti. Tal competed hors concours, and finished 1st over Gurgenidze, Dzhindzhikhashvili, Ubilava, Chechelian and Buslaev, with +9 -1 =4. Gurgenidze became the Georgian champion. [rusbase-47] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.324; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.394

USSR vs. Rest of the World (1970) In Belgrade (29 March - 5 April) 9th board vs Najdorf, with +1 -1 =2. The USSR won 20.5 - 19.5. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.374; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1970g/1970... http://www.olimpbase.org/1970g/1970... http://www.olimpbase.org/1970g/1970...

Herceg Novi Blitz Tournament 1970 (8-9 April) 2d to Fischer, ahead of Korchnoi, Petrosian, Bronstein, Hort, Matulovic, Smyslov, Reshevsky, Uhlmann, Ivkov and Ostojic, with +12 -5 =5. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.295; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.66-69

4th European Team Championship Final 1970 Game Collection: Tal at the 4th European Team Championship 1970 In Kapfenberg (9-18 May) Gold medal on 7th board, with +4 -0 =2. The USSR 1st over Hungary, East Germany, Yugslavia, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Spain and Denmark. Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," pp.360-362; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1970e/1970... http://www.olimpbase.org/1970e/1970... http://www.olimpbase.org/1970e/1970... Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.271-273

USSR Cup Preliminary 1970 In Dnepropetrovsk (8-21 Aug) A match knockout format. Tal beat Bagirov +2 -0 =2; beat Gufeld +1 -0 =3; and lost to Savon +0 -1 =3. He was knocked out and thus did not advance to the final in Moscow. "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.72-75; [rusbase-48] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," pp.283-286; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.274-279

Masters vs Grandmasters Match 1970 In Sochi (13 Oct-2 Nov) 1st over Kuzmin, Tukmakov, Stein, Suetin, Kupreichik, Shamkovich, Liberzon, Podgaets and Korchnoi, with +9 -2 =3. Victor Korchnoi, "Korchnoi's 400 Best Games" (Arco 1978), p.178; [rusbase-49] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1968-1970," p.378; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.280-287

Baltic Clubs Cup 1971 In Riga. Contested between the cities of Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. Tal 1st board for Riga, scoring +0 -0 =1 vs. Mikenas (Vilnius), and +1 -0 =0 vs Vooremaa (Tallinn). Riga 1st with 12.5, over Tallinn with 11 and Vilnius with 6.5. Khalifman et al, "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.9; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.11; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.97

Tallinn International 1971 Game Collection: Tal at Tallinn 1971 (21 Feb - 14 March) Shared 1st with Keres, over Bronstein, Stein, A. Zaitsev, Smekjal, Barcza, Furman, Vooremaa, Westerinen, Daskalov, Wade, Bisguier and Myagmarsuren, with +9 -1 =5. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.9; [rusbase-50] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.72; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.290-298

National Blitz Tournament 1971 In Moscow (31 March) Shared 4th with Karpov, Kholmov and Vasiukiov, behind Petrosian, Korchnoi and Balashov, with +8 -4 =3. "Byulleten Tsentralnago Shakhmatnogo Kluba SSSR 1971," no.4, p.8. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" (McFarland 2014), p.44

Moscow Blitz Tournament 1971 1st over Grigorian, Gufeld, Zlotnik, Vasiukov, Dzhindzhikhashvili and others, with +17 -0 =0. "Byulleten Tsentralnago Shakhmatnogo Kluba SSSR 1971," no.6, p.16. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.46

Fizkultura Blitz Tournament 1971 In Riga. 3rd, behind Gipslis and Smits, ahead of Kirpicikovs, Vitolins and others, with +11 -3 =1. "Shakhmaty Riga" 1971, no.20, p.12. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.65

Pärnu 1971 (June) Shared 2d with Keres, behind Stein, ahead of Bronstein, Karner, Etruk, Nei, Lutikov and others, with +7 -1 =5. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.9; [rusbase-51] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.58

USSR Clubs Team Championship 1971 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Clubs Team Championship 1971 In Rostov-on-Don (Semifinal 1-3 Aug; Final 5-10 Aug) Gold medal on 1st board for Daugava, with +1 -0 =2 in the preliminary and +2 -0 =1 in the final. In the preliminary Daugava finished 3d to Burevestnik and Avangard, only advancing to the Final B round, where they finished 2d to Moldova, ahead of Zenit, Dinamo and Vodnik. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.9; http://www.olimpbase.org/1971sc/197... http://www.olimpbase.org/1971sc/197... http://www.olimpbase.org/1971sc/197... http://www.olimpbase.org/1971sc/197... [rusbase-52] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" pp.97-100; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.306-308; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973" pp.91-92

USSR Championship (1971) <39th USSR Championship> In Leningrad (14 Sept - 18 Oct). Shared 2nd with Smyslov, behind Savon, ahead of Karpov, Stein, Balashov, Bronstein, Polugaevsky, Taimanov, Kapengut, Krogius, Platonov, Lein, Geller and others, with +9 -3 =9. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.154-156; [rusbase-53]

Moscow (1971) <Alekhine Memorial> (24 Nov - 18 Dec) Shared 6th with Spassky, behind Karpov, Stein, Smyslov, Tukmakov and Petrosian, ahead of R. Byrne, Hort, Bronstein, Korchnoi, Olafsson, Gheorghiu, Savon, Uhlmann, Balashov, Parma and Lengyel, with +4 -2 =11. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.10; [rusbase-54] Bernard Cafferty, "Tal's 100 Best Games 1961-1973" (Batsford 1975), p.165; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.45

Leningrad-Latvia Match 1972 In Leningrad (11-13 Feb) 1st board for Latvia vs Korchnoi, with +0 -0 =2. Leningrad won 15 - 9. This was a training tournament for the upcoming USSR teams championship. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.10; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.11; [rusbase-55] "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," p.106; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" pp.197-198

Baltic Capitals Championship 1972 In Vilnius. Tal scored +0 -1 =2. This was a training tournament for the upcoming USSR teams championship. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.10; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.11; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.107-108; "Shakhmaty Riga" 1972, no.8, p.6. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.195

USSR Republics Team Championship 1972 Game Collection: Tal at the USSR Republics Team Championship 1972 In Moscow (1-13 March). Also labeled the "First USSR Olympiad." 1st board for Latvia, with +3 -1 =0 in the preliminary and +1 -0 =3 in the final, for a total of +4 -1 =3. In Preliminary Group 2, Latvia finished 2d to Moscow, ahead of Belarus, Kazakhistan and Tajikistan. Latvia qualified for Final Group A, finishing last, behind Moscow, RSFRS, Ukraine, Leningrad and Georgia. Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1972st/197... http://www.olimpbase.org/1972st/197... http://www.olimpbase.org/1972st/197... http://www.olimpbase.org/1972st/197... "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.10; [rusbase-56] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" pp.183-185; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp. 333-337

National Blitz Tournament 1972 In Moscow (11-12 May) 7th, behind Karpov, Tukmakov, Korchnoi, Kholmov, Vasiukov and Gufeld, ahead of Stein, Bronstein, Polugaevsky, Taimanov and others, with +14 -11 =7. "Byulleten Tsentralnago Shakhmatnogo Kluba SSSR 1971," no.6, pp.8-9. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.144

Fizkultura Blitz Tournament 1972 In Riga. 2nd, behind Luckans, ahead of Smits, Petkevics and others, with +17 -1 =1. "Shakhmaty Riga" 1971, no.18, p.18. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" pp.159-160

Latvian Blitz Championship 1972 In Riga. Shared 1st with Smits, over Luckans, Vitolins, Klovans, Zilber and others, with =18 -0 =1. "Shakhmaty Riga" 1971, no.8, recto Back-cover. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.160

Ilmar Raud Memorial 1972 Game Collection: Tal at the Ilmar Raud Memorial 1972 In Viljandi (5-18 July) 2nd to Dvoretsky, ahead of Donchenko, Shamkovich, Suetin, Yim, Etruk and others, with +9 -1 =3. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.10; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.11; [rusbase-57] Thomas, "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.112-115; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" pp.172-173; Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.338-342

Sukhumi (1972) (16 Aug - 4 Sept) 1st over Savon, Taimanov, M. Mukhin, Beliavsky, Liberzon, Kholmov, Murey, Espig, Huebner, Honfi, Gufeld, Suttles, Ree, Kirov and Jansa, with +7 -0 =8. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.10; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," pp.11, 403-404; [rusbase-58] Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.116-120

Skopje Olympiad 1972 Game Collection: Tal at the Skopje Olympiad 1972 (19 Oct - 13 Nov) Gold medal on 4th board, with +12 -0 =4. The USSR 1st over Hungary, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, West Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Netherlands, East Germany, USA and Spain. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.10; "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal," p.11; Olimpbase http://www.olimpbase.org/1972/1972i... http://www.olimpbase.org/1972/1972e... http://www.olimpbase.org/1972/1972f... http://www.olimpbase.org/1972/1972u... Khalifman, ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II 1963-1972" pp.351-360

USSR Championship (1972) <40th USSR Championship> In Baku (16 Nov - 25 Dec) This was also a FIDE Zonal Tournament. 1st over Tukmakov, Kuzmin, Savon, M. Mukhin, Vasiukov, Balashov, Bagirov, Furman, Kholmov, Lein and others, with +9 -0 =12. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.157-159; [rusbase-59] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.117

Wijk aan Zee 1973 (13 Jan - 3 Feb) 1st over Balashov, Vasukiov, Hort, Planinc, Andersson, Enklaar, Ribli, Ljubojevic, Najdorf and Szabo, with +6 -0 =9. Winter, p.154; "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.10; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" pp.273-274

Tallinn (1973) (20 Feb - 13 March) 1st over Polugaevsky, Balashov, Bronstein, Spassky, Keres, Andersson, Nei, Timman and others, with +9 -0 =6. [rusbase-60] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.264

Moscow Pioneer's Tournament 1973 Game Collection: Tal at the Moscow Pioneer's Tournament 1973 Six city teams competed, each team consisting of one grandmaster paired with 6 pioneers from their respective cities. Each grandmaster played a clock simul against the pioneers from each of the opposing 5 teams. Tal's Riga team finished 3d, behind Moscow (Smyslov), Leningrad (Spassky), ahead of Kiev (Bronstein), Cheliabinsk (Karpov) and Tbilisi (Petrosian). "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.148-149

Moscow Match Tournament 1973 Game Collection: Tal at the Moscow Match -Tournament 1973 (25-29 April) 3rd board for team USSR One, with +1 -0 =1 vs Bronstein (team USSR Two); +0 -2 =0 vs Balashov (team USSR Youth). USSR One finished 1st over USSR Youth and USSR Two. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.11; [rusbase-61] "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.150-151; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" pp.279-280; "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.150-151

Leningrad Interzonal (1973) (2-27 June) Shared 8th with Gligoric and Taimanov, behind Korchnoi, Karpov, Byrne, Smejkal, Huebner, Larsen and Kuzmin, with +6 -6 =5. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.11; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.233

5th European Team Championship Final 1973 Game Collection: Tal at the 5th European Team Championship 1973 In Bath (6-13 July) 5th board, with +2 -0 =4. The USSR 1st over Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, West Germany, England, Romania and Switzerland. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.11; http://www.olimpbase.org/1973e/1973... http://www.olimpbase.org/1973e/1973... http://www.olimpbase.org/1973e/1973...

Chigorin Memorial 1973 Game Collection: Tal at the Chigorin Memorial 1973 In Sochi (1-22 September) 1st over Spassky, Krogius, Smejkal, Andersson, Timman, Kholmov, Suetin, Balashov and Filip, with +7 -0 =8. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.11; [rusbase-62] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.261

USSR Championship (1973) <41st USSR Championship> In Moscow (2-26 Oct) Shared 9th with Keres, Taimanov and Savon, behind Spassky, Karpov, Petrosian, Polugaevsky, Korchnoi, Kuzmin, Geller and Grigorian, with +3 -4 =10. Cafferty and Taimanov, pp.160-163; [rusbase-63]

Latvia-RSFSR Match 1973 Game Collection: Tal at the Latvia-RSFSR Match 1973 In Riga (21-27 Nov) 1st board for Latvia, with +2 -0 =4. RSFSR won 28 - 26. "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) Event Index, p.11; [rusbase-64] "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.176-177; "Shakhmaty Riga" 1974, no.6, p.13. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.286

Third Latvian Blitz Championship 1973 In Riga (December) 1st, over Smits, Vitolins, Zlotnik, Luckans, Petkevics, Zilber and others, with +17 -1 =1. "Shakhmaty Riga" 1974, no.5, p.18. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.254

Dubna International 1973 (5-26 Dec) Shared 1st with Kholmov, over Vaganian, Lutikov, Vasukiov and Espig, with +7 -0 =8. Winter, p.154; [rusbase-65] Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" pp.222-223

Hastings (1973/74) (27 Dec 1973 - 13 Jan 1974) Shared 1st with Kuzmin, Szabo and Timman, ahead of Gligoric, Keene, Adorjan, Benko, Hartston, Basman, Suttles, Pytel, Miles, Garcia, Stean and Rellstab, with +5 -0 =10. "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp. 181-182; Di Felice, "Chess Results 1971-1974" p.289

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Books

Averbakh, Yuri "Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes" Steve Giddins transl. New In Chess, 2011

Cafferty, Bernard "Tal's 100 Best Games 1961-1973" Batsford, 1975

Cafferty, Bernard and Taimanov, Mark "The Soviet Championships" Cadogen, 1998

Di Felice, Gino "Chess Results 1951-1955" McFarland, 2010

Di Felice, Gino "Chess Results 1956-1960" McFarland, 2010

Di Felice, Gino "Chess Results 1961-1963" McFarland, 2013

Di Felice, Gino "Chess Results 1964-1967" McFarland, 2013

Di Felice, Gino "Chess Results 1968-1970" McFarland, 2013

Di Felice, Gino "Chess Results 1971-1974" McFarland, 2014

Földeák, Árpád "Chess Olympiads 1927-1968" Robert Ejury, Jeno Bochkor and Peter Clarke transl. Dover, 1969

Golombek, Harry "4th Candidates' Tournament, 1959- Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade- September 7th - October 29th" Hardinge, Simpole 2009

Khalifman, Alexander ed. "Mikhail Tal Games II" Chess Stars, 1995

Tal, Mikhail "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal" Cadogan, 1997

Tal, Mikhail "Tal-Botvinnik 1960" 5th edition. Russell Enterprises, Inc. 2000

Thomas, Hilary "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959" Batsford, 1980

Thomas, Hilary "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1960-1966" Arco, 1979

Thomas, Hilary "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973" Batsford, 1979

Winter, Edward ed. ""World Chess Champions" (Pergamon Press, 1981)

Databases

365 Chess http://www.365chess.com/

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Riga Junior Championship Semifinal 1949
Tal vs Leonov, 1949 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Riga Junior Championship 1949
Tal vs M Strelkov, 1949 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Ratmir Kholmov Simultaneous Exhibition 1949
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Riga Palace of Pioneers Championship 1949
Tal vs J I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Tournament of Pioneer's Palaces of the 3 Baltic Republics 1949
Tal vs C Weldon, 1949 
(B40) Sicilian, 65 moves, 1-0

Riga Junior Club Championship 1949
J Klavins vs Tal, 1949 
(C10) French, 18 moves, 0-1

USSR Junior Championship 1949
A Parnas vs Tal, 1949 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 0-1

Latvian Junior Championship 1950
Tal vs J Klavins, 1950 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 54 moves, 1-0

Riga Championship Quarterfinal 1950
Tal vs Pliss, 1950 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 37 moves, 1-0

Riga Championship Semifinal 1950
Pakala vs Tal, 1950 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Riga Championship 1951
Berg vs Tal, 1951 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 0-1

Latvian Championship 1951
A Strautmanis vs Tal, 1951 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

USSR Republics Junior Team Championship Final 1951
Gutnikov vs Tal, 1951 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Riga 1st Category Tournament 1951
J Klovans vs Tal, 1951 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

Riga Championship Semifinal 1952
Tal vs A S Segal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Riga Championship 1952
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

Riga Club Championship 1952
Tal vs A S Segal, 1952 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Latvian Championship Quarterfinal 1952
Tal vs T Zeids, 1952 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Latvian Championship 1952
Tal vs Koblents, 1952 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 47 moves, 0-1

Latvian Junior Championship 1952
Tal vs Zwaigzne, 1952 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Latvian Championship Semifinal 1953
J Mileika vs Tal, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 43 moves, 0-1

Latvian Championship 1953
Z Solmanis vs Tal, 1953 
(E61) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

USSR Republics Junior Team Championship 1953
Birbrager vs Tal, 1953 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Riga Championship 1953
Tal vs Straume, 1953 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

USSR Republics Team Championship 1953
Tal vs G Ilivitsky, 1953 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 22 moves, 1-0

Tallinn-Riga Match 1954
Keres vs Tal, 1954 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Latvian Championship 1954
Niebult vs Tal, 1954 
(E92) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Master Title Qualification Match 1954
V Saigin vs Tal, 1954 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 0-1

USSR Republics Junior Team Championship 1954
Tal vs J Visockis, 1954 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 41 moves, 1-0

USSR Clubs Team Championship 1954
Tal vs Averbakh, 1954 
(C47) Four Knights, 40 moves, 1-0

Riga Championship 1954
Tal vs Semenkin, 1954 
(A10) English, 21 moves, 1-0

Latvian Championship 1955
Tal vs R Skuja, 1955 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1-0

USSR Republics Team Championship 1955
A Arulaid vs Tal, 1955 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

USSR Championship Quarterfinal 1955
Gipslis vs Tal, 1955 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

Latvia-RSFSR Match 1955
Tal vs Y Neishtadt, 1955 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

USSR Championship Semifinal 1955
Tal vs V Soloviev, 1955 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 53 moves, 1-0

23d USSR Championship 1956
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

Uppsala Student Olympiad 1956
Tal vs Ivkov, 1956 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 33 moves, 1-0

Tartu-Riga Match 1956
Tal vs G Uusi, 1956 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 58 moves, 0-1

USSR Championship Semifinal 1956
Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

24th USSR Championship 1957
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Reykjavik Student Olympiad 1957
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1957 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

1st European Team Championship Final 1957
Teschner vs Tal, 1957 
(B56) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Milan-Riga Match 1957
Tal vs G Ferrantes, 1957 
(B32) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Venice-Riga Match 1957
Szabados vs Tal, 1957 
(A13) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Reggio Emilia-Riga Match 1957
E Romani vs Tal, 1957 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 43 moves, 0-1

Florence-Riga Match 1957
Tal vs F Scafarelli, 1957 
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 36 moves, 1-0

Rome-Riga Match 1957
A M Giustolisi vs Tal, 1957 
(A61) Benoni, 36 moves, 0-1

25th USSR Championship 1958
Spassky vs Tal, 1958 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 73 moves, 0-1

Riga Team Championship 1958
Tal vs J Klavins, 1958 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 25 moves, 1-0

Latvian Championship 1958
A Miezis vs Tal, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 64 moves, 0-1

Varna Student Olympiad 1958
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Portoroz Interzonal 1958
Fischer vs Tal, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Munich Olympiad 1958
Tal vs Z Milev, 1958 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

26th USSR Championship 1959
Geller vs Tal, 1959 
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 42 moves, 0-1

Latvian "Olympiad" 1959 (Swiss Tournament)
Tal vs M Brakmanis, 1959 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Riga Club Match 1959
Abrosimov vs Tal, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Estonia-Latvia Match 1959
Tal vs Keres, 1959 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zurich 1959
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

USSR Republics Team Championship 1959
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 1-0

Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates 1959
Tal vs Fischer, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates 1959
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

Riga International 1959
Tal vs S Johannessen, 1959 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik-Tal World Championship Match 1960
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

West Germany-USSR Match 1960
P Troeger vs Tal, 1960 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 21 moves, 0-1

Leipzig Olympiad 1960
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prague Radio Simul 1960
Tal vs Plachetka, 1960 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stockholm 1960-1961
Tal vs E E Book, 1961 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Tal-Botvinnik World Championship Match 1961
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

2d European Team Championship Final 1961
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Bled 1961
Tal vs Najdorf, 1961 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

USSR Clubs Team Championship Semifinal 1961
Tal vs Averbakh, 1961 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

29th USSR Championship 1961
Taimanov vs Tal, 1961 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

USSR Clubs Team Championship Final 1961
Tal vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Curacao Candidates 1962
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 62 moves, 0-1

Varna Chess Olympiad 1962
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

USSR Republics Team Championship 1962
M Shofman vs Tal, 1962 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 22 moves, 0-1

30th USSR Championship 1962
A Zaitsev vs Tal, 1962 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Asztalos Memorial 1963
Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

USSR Republics Team Championship 1963
E Mnatsakanian vs Tal, 1963 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 0-1

Capablanca Memorial 1963
Geller vs Tal, 1963 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 87 moves, 0-1

Moscow Central Chess Club International 1963
Tal vs Gligoric, 1963 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1-0

Hastings 1963/1964
Tal vs Gligoric, 1963
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reykjavik 1964
F Olafsson vs Tal, 1964 
(A12) English with b3, 39 moves, 0-1

Amsterdam Interzonal 1964
Tal vs Reshevsky, 1964 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kislovodsk International 1964
A Khasin vs Tal, 1964 
(E97) King's Indian, 66 moves, 0-1

USSR Clubs Team Championship Semifinal 1964
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

USSR Clubs Team Championship Final 1964
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

32d USSR Championship 1964-1965
Tal vs L Shamkovich, 1965 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Latvian Championship 1965
Tal vs A Shmit, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Tal-Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal Match 1965
Tal vs Portisch, 1965 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 27 moves, 1-0

Tal-Larsen Candidates Semifinal Match 1965
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Spassky-Tal Candidates Final Match 1965
Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Sarajevo 1966
Tal vs D Ciric, 1966 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Kislovodsk International 1966
Tal vs Taimanov, 1966 
(B56) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Tal-Bronstein Training Match 1966
Tal vs Bronstein, 1966 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 1-0

USSR Clubs Team Championship 1966
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Havana Olympiad 1966
Tal vs Robert E Byrne, 1966 
(B69) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6, 36 moves, 1-0

Palma de Mallorca 1966
Tal vs P Trifunovic, 1966 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Moscow 50th Jubilee International 1967
I Bilek vs Tal, 1967 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Moscow 50th Jubilee International 1967
Tal vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Yugoslavia-USSR Match 1967
Tal vs R Bogdanovic, 1967 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

USSR Republics Team Championship 1967
Ufimtsev vs Tal, 1967 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 28 moves, 0-1

Latvia-Romania Match 1967
V Ciocaltea vs Tal, 1967
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

35th USSR Championship (Swiss System) 1967
Tal vs Antoshin, 1967
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 68 moves, 1-0

Wijk aan Zee 1968
Tal vs J H Donner, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Tal-Gligoric Candidates Quarterfinal Match 1968
Gligoric vs Tal, 1968 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Tal-Korchnoi Candidates Semifinal Match 1968
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(A14) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Karseladze Memorial 1968
Tal vs Gufeld, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

USSR Clubs Team Championship 1968
A Hermlin vs Tal, 1968 
(A43) Old Benoni, 25 moves, 0-1

37th USSR Championship 1968-1969
Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1968 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal-Larsen Candidates 3d Place Playoff Match 1969
Larsen vs Tal, 1969 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

Goglidze Memorial International 1969-1970
N Spiridonov vs Tal, 1970 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1

Georgian Championship 1970
Tal vs N Levin, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

USSR vs. Rest of the World 1970
Tal vs Najdorf, 1970 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Herceg Novi Blitz Tournament 1970
Reshevsky vs Tal, 1970 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 34 moves, 0-1

4th European Team Championship Final 1970
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1970 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 35 moves, 1-0

USSR Cup Preliminary 1970
Tal vs Gufeld, 1970 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Masters vs Grandmasters Match 1970
Vaganian vs Tal, 1970 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Baltic Clubs Cup 1971
Tal vs A Vooremaa, 1971
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 34 moves, 1-0

Tallinn 1971
G Barcza vs Tal, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Pärnu 1971
Tal vs H Pohla, 1971 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

USSR Clubs Team Championship 1971
Tal vs S Giterman, 1971 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

39th USSR Championship 1971
Geller vs Tal, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 58 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Memorial 1971
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Leningrad-Latvia Match 1972
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1972 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Baltic Capitals Championship 1972
A Z Kapengut vs Tal, 1972 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1-0

USSR Republics Team Championship 1972
E Mukhin vs Tal, 1972 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Ilmar Raud Memorial 1972
Tal vs L Shamkovich, 1972
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Sukhumi 1972
K Honfi vs Tal, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Skopje Olympiad 1972
Tal vs Timman, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

40th USSR Championship 1972
Tal vs Savon, 1972 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Wijk aan Zee 1973
Tal vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 47 moves, 1-0

Tallinn 1973
Spassky vs Tal, 1973 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 38 moves, 0-1

Moscow Pioneer's Tournament 1973
Tal vs L Zaid, 1973 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

Moscow Match Tournament 1973
Tal vs Bronstein, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 24 moves, 1-0

Leningrad Interzonal 1973
Larsen vs Tal, 1973 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 0-1

5th European Team Championship Final 1973
G Botterill vs Tal, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 51 moves, 0-1

Chigorin Memorial 1973
Tal vs Szabo, 1973 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 1-0

41st USSR Championship 1973
Tal vs Averkin, 1973 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 70 moves, 1-0

Latvia-RSFSR Match 1973
Tal vs V Kozlov, 1973 
(A14) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Dubna International 1973
Tal vs I Platonov, 1973 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Hastings (1973/74)
Suttles vs Tal, 1974 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 62 moves, 0-1

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