27th USSR Chess Championship (Score Sheet)
27th USSR Chess Championship (Score Sheet)
27th USSR Chess Championship (Score Sheet)
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27th USSR Chess Championship (Score Sheet)

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Author: Spassky, Boris Vasilievich (1937- ) and Eduard Yefimovich Gufeld signed

Year: 1960

Publisher: USSR Chess Federation

Place: Lenningrad

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1 page.(11 3/4" x 5 1/4) Original hand written score of the game between Boris Spasky (white) and Eduard Gufeld (in Spasky's hand) ending in a 34 move win for Spasky. Signed by each player.

From Chess magazine volume 25, page 178. "The 27th Soviet Championship has been won by 29 year old V Korchnoi, with fourteen points from nineteen games. Every-body seems to have been surprised at this result except, perhaps, Tal, who has invariably come to grief against Korchnoi. Geller and Petrosian finished half a point behind. Fourth was Bagirov from Azerbaijan, helped by Korchnoi losing to him through accidentally touching the wrong piece. This is another surprise; but rumors that he is to play a special match with Fukov can be discounted. Fifth was Polugayevsky with 11 1/2; he seems to specialize in fifth place. Petrosian led from many rounds but in the fifteenth, Korchnoi drew level. Both lost the next round ... The last three rounds decided ; Petrosian scored only two points, Korchnoi beating the hitherto undefeated Geller to notch 2 1/2.

Boris Vasilievich Spassky (also Spasski) (Russian: Бори́с Васи́льевич Спа́сский) (born January 30, 1937) is a Russian-French chess grandmaster. He was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. Spassky won the Soviet Chess Championship twice outright (1961, 1973), and twice more lost in playoffs (1956, 1963), after tying for first during the event proper. He was a World Chess Championship Candidate on seven occasions (1956, 1965, 1968, 1974, 1977, 1980, and 1985)

Eduard Yefimovich Gufeld (March 19, 1936, Kiev, Soviet Union - September 23, 2002) was a Ukrainian International Grandmaster of chess, and a chess author.

By the late 1950s he established himself as one of the strongest players in the world. He defeated Tal, Spassky, Smyslov, Korchnoi, Bronstein, and just about every other strong Soviet player.

Gufeld played in his first chess tournament in 1953 at the age of 17. He became the junior champion of Ukraine at the age of 18. He became an International Master in 1964, and became an International Grandmaster in 1967. In 1977 his Elo rating was 2570, and ranked 16th in the world. He was also a trainer who moved to Tbilisi, the Republic of Georgia, and lived there for more than a decade, and coached Maia Chiburdanidze, who became the youngest women's world chess champion in 1978.After the fall of the Soviet Union, he emigrated to the USA.



Condition:

Sheet is beginning to darken at edges, edge wear with some small closed tears else a very good copy.