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Moscow 1966
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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At the beginning of the year 1966, a training tournament was organized in the Soviet capital of Moscow in order to prepare then world champion Tigran Petrosian for his title match with Boris Spassky later in the year. Spassky had defeated the very best of Soviet chess mastery in his candidate matches to earn the right to face Petrosian, including Paul Keres, Efim Geller, and former world champion Mikhail Tal. As a result, Spassky was the heavy favorite going into the match. Five of the Soviet Union's best coaches, seconds, and trainers (as well as grandmasters all) were assembled to compete with Petrosian in the double round robin event. These participants included Yuri Averbakh, Isaac Boleslavsky, Viktor Korchnoi, Leonid Shamkovich, and Vladimir Simagin. Petrosian, who had never been considered a dominant or even successful tournament player as world champion completely annihilated the assembled field. He finished with +7 at the final, a full three points over clear second Boleslavsky. In addition to providing Petrosian with competitive preparation it also served to build up his perceived chances against the favorite of the upcoming match. One game, a one-move draw from the seventh round, is omitted from this collection due to its absence from this database.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Petrosian 8½/10 ** 10 11 1½ 11 11

2nd Boleslavsky 5½/10 01 ** 1½ ½½ 00 11

3rd Simagin 4½/10 00 0½ ** 1½ 01 1½

=4th Averbakh 4/10 0½ ½½ 0½ ** 11 00

=4th Shamkovich 4/10 00 11 10 00 ** ½½

6th Korchnoi 3½/10 00 00 0½ 11 ½½ **

Round One
Averbakh vs Simagin, 1966
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 25 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Shamkovich, 1966
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Boleslavsky, 1966 
(D80) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Two
Boleslavsky vs Averbakh, 1966
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Shamkovich vs Simagin, 1966
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Round Three
Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1966 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 39 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Shamkovich, 1966 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 1-0

Simagin vs Boleslavsky, 1966
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Four
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1966
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Averbakh, 1966 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Shamkovich vs Boleslavsky, 1966 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Five
Averbakh vs Shamkovich, 1966
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Boleslavsky vs Korchnoi, 1966
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 42 moves, 1-0

Simagin vs Petrosian, 1966 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

Round Six
Boleslavsky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Shamkovich vs Korchnoi, 1966
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Simagin vs Averbakh, 1966
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1966 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Simagin vs Shamkovich, 1966 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Eight
Boleslavsky vs Simagin, 1966
(B30) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Averbakh, 1966 
(B32) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Shamkovich vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B40) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Round Nine
Averbakh vs Petrosian, 1966
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Boleslavsky vs Shamkovich, 1966 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

Simagin vs Korchnoi, 1966
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten
Korchnoi vs Boleslavsky, 1966 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Simagin, 1966 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Shamkovich vs Averbakh, 1966 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

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