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Jurmala 1985
Compiled by Tabanus
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The 2nd Jurmala International Chess Tournament was played from August 29 (Round 1) to September 14 (Round 13) 1985, with days for adjourned games on September 2, 7, 13 and 15, and a rest day on September 8 (after Round 8). The venue was the Lielupe Science House of the Latvian SSR's Academy of Sciences at 3 Viking Street, Jurmala, a resort town near Riga, Latvia. Round 5 started on the day of Round 1 of the Karpov - Kasparov World Championship Match (1985) in Moscow. Six of the 14 players were living in Latvia, and the other eight had not played in Latvia before. Hungary was represented by its 1983 champion IM Tamas Utasi, Bulgaria by GM Ventzislav Inkiov, Denmark by IM Carsten Hi, the Philippines by IM Andronico Yap, and England by IM Daniel King. The Latvians were headed by Mikhail Tal, who brought the young talent Alexander Shabalov with him. GM Tal and GM Vladimir Tukmakov of Ukraine were the rating favorites, and USSR champion IM Mikhail Gurevich was also participating. The opening ceremony took place on August 28, on King's 22nd birthday. The conference hall of the House of Science was full, and the Chairman of the Latvian Chess Federation Kachep welcomed the audience. The arbiter Podnieks introduced the players and held the draw.

For Tal, the tournament was the penultimate test of strength before the Montpellier Candidates (1985), as he also found the time to go to Denmark for the Nimzowitsch Memorial in Naestved (1985). For this to happen, he had to play Round 12 (against Yap) and Round 13 (against Bagirov) at the middle of the tournament (September 7-8). According to Daniel King, "for much of the tournament Tal cruised along, not giving the chess his all; instead he was enjoying relaxing with his wife and young daughter." There was a beach, the air was good and the tourist season was over. He drew with the best ones and picked off the weakies. Then in Round 11 he met Hi, who had defeated Tukmakov and the eccentric IM Alvis Vitolinsh. Tal was "sitting on luggages and couldn't adjourn", and, according to King, "Hi didn't stand a chance. Tal was gunning for him." Tal left for Copenhagen with 9 points, and learned by calling home from Denmark that he had shared the first place with Gurevich, who drew his last two games.

Jurmala, Soviet Union (Latvia), 29 August - 14 September 1985

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 =1 Tal 48 2565 * 1 1 1 1 1 9 =1 Gurevich 26 2500 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 3 Balashov 36 2510 * 1 1 1 1 8 =4 Tukmakov 39 2565 * 0 1 1 1 1 8 =4 Kengis 26 2430 * 1 1 1 8 =6 Bagirov 49 2475 * 1 0 1 1 7 =6 Gipslis 48 2490 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 7 8 Vitolinsh 29 2410 0 0 1 * 0 0 1 1 6 9 Hi 28 2420 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 5 10 Yap 24 2425 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 * 0 0 0 1 5 =11 Utasi 22 2485 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 4 =11 King 22 2435 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 4 =11 Shabalov 18 2200 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 4 14 Inkiov 29 2490 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 3

Category: IX (2457) (GM norm 9, IM 6). Chief arbiter: Pauls Podnieks.

Sources

FIDE rating list July 1985 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo198...)
Jurmala, 27 August 1985, p. 3 (http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...)
Jurmala, 28 August 1985, p. 7 (http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...)
Jurmala, 6 September 1985, p. 4 (http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...)
Rigas Balss, 29 August 1985, p. 4 (http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...)
Rigas Balss, 13 September 1985, p. 7 (http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...)
Rigas Balss, 18 September 1985, p. 7 (http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...)
Shakhmaty (Riga), 1985 No. 19, p. 1 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rzhs6mlp... )
Shakhmaty (Riga), 1985 No. 22, pp. 6-8 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rzhs6mlp... )
Mikhail Tal in 64, 1985 No. 21, pp. 14-15 (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rzhs6mlp... )
Encyclopedia of Latvian Chess Players. Volume II, 1900-2000, L-Z, pp. 52-54 (https://www.sahafederacija.lv/media...)
How Good Is Your Chess by Daniel King. Dover, Mineola/New York 2003, p. 111 (https://books.google.no/books?id=0S...)

Original collection: Game Collection: Jurmala 1985 by User: Tabanus. Round dates are from Jurmala and Rigas Balss. Thanks to User: hemy for help with the sources and translation from Russian.

Round 1 August 29 (Thursday)
Bagirov vs Shabalov, 1985 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Gipslis vs Utasi, 1985
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hoi vs Balashov, 1985
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Inkiov vs M Gurevich, 1985
(E15) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

D King vs Kengis, 1985
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Tukmakov vs Tal, 1985
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Yap vs A Vitolinsh, 1985
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 2 August 30 (Friday)
Balashov vs A Yap, 1985
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 30 moves, 1-0

Gipslis vs Hoi, 1985
(C10) French, 48 moves, 1-0

M Gurevich vs D King, 1985
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Shabalov vs V Tukmakov, 1985
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs V Inkiov, 1985
(A13) English, 54 moves, 1-0

Utasi vs Kengis, 1985
(E14) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

A Vitolinsh vs Bagirov, 1985
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 August 31 (Saturday)
Bagirov vs Balashov, 1985
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hoi vs Utasi, 1985
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

V Inkiov vs Shabalov, 1985
(B54) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kengis vs M Gurevich, 1985 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

D King vs Tal, 1985 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 0-1

V Tukmakov vs A Vitolinsh, 1985
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Yap vs Gipslis, 1985
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 0-1

Round 4 September 1 (Sunday)
Balashov vs V Tukmakov, 1985
(E14) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gipslis vs Bagirov, 1985
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hoi vs A Yap, 1985
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 57 moves, 0-1

Shabalov vs D King, 1985 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Kengis, 1985
(A10) English, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Utasi vs M Gurevich, 1985
(A80) Dutch, 21 moves, 0-1

A Vitolinsh vs V Inkiov, 1985
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

Round 5 September 3 (Tuesday)
Bagirov vs Hoi, 1985
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 41 moves, 1-0

M Gurevich vs Tal, 1985 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

V Inkiov vs Balashov, 1985
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Kengis vs Shabalov, 1985
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

D King vs A Vitolinsh, 1985
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Tukmakov vs Gipslis, 1985
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Yap vs Utasi, 1985
(A15) English, 51 moves, 0-1

Round 6 September 4 (Wednesday)
Balashov vs D King, 1985
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gipslis vs V Inkiov, 1985
(B56) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

Hoi vs V Tukmakov, 1985 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

Shabalov vs M Gurevich, 1985
(A80) Dutch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Utasi vs Tal, 1985
(A53) Old Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Vitolinsh vs Kengis, 1985
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Yap vs Bagirov, 1985 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 7 September 5 (Thursday)
Bagirov vs Utasi, 1985
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

M Gurevich vs A Vitolinsh, 1985
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

V Inkiov vs Hoi, 1985
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kengis vs Balashov, 1985
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

D King vs Gipslis, 1985
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Shabalov, 1985 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

V Tukmakov vs A Yap, 1985
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 60 moves, 1-0

Round 8 September 6 (Friday)
Bagirov vs V Tukmakov, 1985
(E15) Queen's Indian, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Balashov vs M Gurevich, 1985
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gipslis vs Kengis, 1985
(C11) French, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hoi vs D King, 1985 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Utasi vs Shabalov, 1985
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Vitolinsh vs Tal, 1985
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Yap vs V Inkiov, 1985 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 9 September 9 (Monday)
M Gurevich vs Gipslis, 1985
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 96 moves, 1-0

V Inkiov vs Bagirov, 1985
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kengis vs Hoi, 1985
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

D King vs A Yap, 1985
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Shabalov vs A Vitolinsh, 1985
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Balashov, 1985
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Tukmakov vs Utasi, 1985
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Round 10 September 10 (Tuesday)
Bagirov vs D King, 1985
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Balashov vs Shabalov, 1985 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1-0

Gipslis vs Tal, 1985
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hoi vs M Gurevich, 1985
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 0-1

V Tukmakov vs V Inkiov, 1985
(A04) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1-0

Utasi vs A Vitolinsh, 1985
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Yap vs Kengis, 1985
(A05) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 September 11 (Wednesday)
M Gurevich vs A Yap, 1985
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 1-0

V Inkiov vs Utasi, 1985
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kengis vs Bagirov, 1985
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

D King vs V Tukmakov, 1985
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Shabalov vs Gipslis, 1985
(A15) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Hoi, 1985 
(B06) Robatsch, 43 moves, 1-0

A Vitolinsh vs Balashov, 1985
(B44) Sicilian, 68 moves, 0-1

Round 12 September 12 (Thursday)
Bagirov vs M Gurevich, 1985
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gipslis vs A Vitolinsh, 1985
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 0-1

Hoi vs Shabalov, 1985
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Inkiov vs D King, 1985
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Tukmakov vs Kengis, 1985
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal left for Denmark, played September 7 (or 8)
A Yap vs Tal, 1985 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Utasi vs Balashov, 1985
(E15) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13 September 14 (Saturday)
Balashov vs Gipslis, 1985
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Gurevich vs V Tukmakov, 1985
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

D King vs Utasi, 1985
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shabalov vs A Yap, 1985
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Kengis vs V Inkiov, 1985
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal left for Denmark, played September 8 (or 7)
Tal vs Bagirov, 1985 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Vitolinsh vs Hoi, 1985
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

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