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<This was Tal's first game as World champion! According to OlimpBase also, Tal was a bit late for this tournament because of his child's birth>
The game on this page was played October 20, 1960. It was preliminary round four of the <Leipzig Olympiad>, which ran from October 16 - November 9, 1960.
Tal's first game as world champion would appear to be this earlier encounter: Tal vs H Lehmann, 1960, which was played on July 27, 1960.
The first event Tal played as world champion was the <West Germany-USSR Match 1960> In Hamburg (27 July - 5 Aug).
Tal finished first in the 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 ]
Game Collection: Tal at the West Germany-USSR Match 1960