|46th USSR Championship (1978)|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153
|1. Kasparov vs Bagirov
||½-½||30||1978||46th USSR Championship||B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation|
|2. Tseshkovsky vs Bagirov
|| ||½-½||22||1978||46th USSR Championship||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|3. Bagirov vs Gulko
|| ||½-½||27||1978||46th USSR Championship||A92 Dutch|
|4. Bagirov vs S Makarichev
||½-½||41||1978||46th USSR Championship||A28 English|
|5. Bagirov vs Tukmakov
||½-½||37||1978||46th USSR Championship||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|6. G Kuzmin vs Bagirov
||0-1||57||1978||46th USSR Championship||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|7. Bagirov vs G Timoscenko
|| ||½-½||41||1978||46th USSR Championship||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|8. T Giorgadze vs Bagirov
|| ||½-½||36||1978||46th USSR Championship||A17 English|
|9. Bagirov vs Razuvaev
|| ||½-½||57||1978||46th USSR Championship||A33 English, Symmetrical|
|10. Beliavsky vs Bagirov
|| ||½-½||36||1978||46th USSR Championship||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|11. Bagirov vs Dorfman
|| ||½-½||18||1978||46th USSR Championship||A56 Benoni Defense|
|12. Bagirov vs Romanishin
|| ||0-1||23||1978||46th USSR Championship||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|13. Bagirov vs Tal
|| ||½-½||19||1978||46th USSR Championship||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|14. Geller vs Bagirov
|| ||½-½||30||1978||46th USSR Championship||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|15. Bagirov vs A Mikhalchishin
|| ||½-½||24||1978||46th USSR Championship||A09 Reti Opening|
|16. Sveshnikov vs Bagirov
||1-0||42||1978||46th USSR Championship||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|17. Polugaevsky vs Bagirov
|| ||½-½||49||1978||46th USSR Championship||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|18. Geller vs Tseshkovsky
|| ||½-½||41||1978||46th USSR Championship||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|19. Geller vs T Giorgadze
|| ||½-½||52||1978||46th USSR Championship||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|20. Razuvaev vs Geller
|| ||½-½||19||1978||46th USSR Championship||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|21. Dorfman vs Geller
|| ||½-½||26||1978||46th USSR Championship||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|22. Gulko vs Geller
|| ||½-½||22||1978||46th USSR Championship||D04 Queen's Pawn Game|
|23. Tal vs Geller
||½-½||30||1978||46th USSR Championship||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|24. Romanishin vs Geller
|| ||0-1||59||1978||46th USSR Championship||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|25. Tukmakov vs Geller
|| ||½-½||18||1978||46th USSR Championship||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153
|May-25-23|| ||King.Arthur.Brazil: I would like to say an important word about the winner of this tournament. Since not being a World Champion anymore, one could say that Tal stopped in time. This is an outrage!|
Looking at Tal's trajectory in the years 70, you will find: URSS Championships: (1971) 2nd/3rd with Smyslov 13,5/21 with +9 (wins), (1972) 1st with 15/21 with +9, (1973) bad, 9/12th 8/17 only +3; (1974) 1st/2nd with Beliavsky 9,5/16 with +6, (1975) 2nd/4th 9.5/15 +5; (1976) 6/7th with Smyslov 9/17; (1977) 5/7th 8/15 +4; (1978) 1st/2nd with Tseshkovsky 11/17 +5 and (1979) bad, only 14/15th (7.5/17) +3.
However, other victories were added to his carreer: Tallin (1971) 1st/2nd with P. Keres (his idol and friend) ; Tallin (1973) 1st 12/13; Hastings 73/74: 1st/2nd/3rd with Szabo and Timman, 10/15 +5; Simultaneous Liverpool 1974 (20.5/23, +20); Alekhine memorial (1975) 1st 8.5/11 +4; Las Palmas (1975) 2nd/4th 10/14 +8; Chingorin memorial (1977) 1st 11/15 +8; Keres memorial (1977) 1st 11/15 +10; Tallin (1978) 2nd/3rd with Vaganian 11.5/16 +8; Riga Interzonal (1979) 1st 14/17 +11; World Chess in Montreal (1979) 1st/2nd with Karpov 12/18 +6 being one of the topmost World stronger tournament, with ELO above 2620.
I guess these are impressive results of Mikhail Tal after being World Champion and show the special class of his great talent. More than being ex-Champion, he produced so much, on this decade.
Just to remember that Bobby Fisher, after winning from Spassky (1972), produced nothing worthwhile. This must be more one reason for us to give our homage to this big player. Tal beat Fisher (+4 -2, 5 tied) in the World's memory of Chess and in career production, that's my point.
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