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Mikhail Tal vs Leonid D Zaid
Moscow (1973), 02
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Variation (B97)  ·  1-0



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Aug-13-09  WhiteRook48: enough zaid
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This game is one of 30 clock simuls <Tal> played in the <Moscow Pioneer's Tournament 1973>, an event with a unique organization.

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).

Game Collection: Tal at the Moscow Pioneer's Tournament 1973

["Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.148-149 ]

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: I have a vague memory of Zaid scoring a victory over Petrosian, probably in this event.
Jun-29-14  ughaibu: When I was a kid, I was short. So, I too, beat Petrosian.
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<Gregor Samsa Mendel>

Thank you- tantalizing! Sadly, our database has no <Petrosian-Zaid> games, but this doesn't mean your memory is faulty.

I only have the three <Tal> games from this event, the same three given by Hilary Thomas in "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1967-1973," pp.148-149.

I also can't find this event on <Rusbase>, but I have trouble finding odd events there, so if anyone spots it...

I can't think of where else to look.

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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <WCC Editing Project>--I think I saw it in Isaac Kashdan's L.A. Times chess column shortly after it was played, if that's any help.
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  Bobby Spassky: Petrosian, Tigran V (2645) vs Zaid, Leonid (2400)
Date: 1972
Event: Moscow GM-Young M, Moscow

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6 8. Qc2 e5 9. d5 Ne7 10. O-O O-O 11. Ne1 g6 12. e4 Nh5 13. Bh6 Re8 14. Qd2 f5 15. Bg5 f4 16. Be2 Rf8 17. Bxh5 gxh5 18. Qe2 Qe8 19. Kh1 Bd7 20. Rb1 b6 21. Bxe7 Qxe7 22. Qxh5 Rf6 23. Rb2 Kh8 24. g4 fxg3 e.p. 25. hxg3 Qg7 26. Kg1 Bg4 27. Qh1 Rh6 28. Qg2 Bh3 29. Qf3 Rf8 30. Qe3 Bxf1 31. Kxf1 Rff6 32. Nf3 Qg4 33. Ng1 Rh1 0-1

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<Bobby Spassky> fabulous!

If you tell me where that game score came from, I can upload it.

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