Author: Juri Lwowitsch Awerbach "Averbakh" (1922-2021) and Mikhail Yakovlevich Podgaets
Publisher: USSR Chess Federation
Place: Alma Ata, Kazakhstan
One sheet score card. Octavo (9" x 6") printed official score record handwritten record of game No. 47 Awerbach - Podgaets at the 36th USSR Championship in Alma Ata on January 7, 1969. Signed by both contestants. King's Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation ending in a 64 move draw.
The 36th USSR Championship was held in Alma-Ata (now called Almaty), Kazakhstan. Twenty of the Soviet Union's best grandmasters and masters were invited to, and qualified for, the event. The tournament was a second straight victory for Polugaevsky, who had won the 126 player Swiss-style championship the year before alongside Mikhail Tal. Although Tal was present again, it was Alexander Zaitsev who tied with Polugaevsky after the initial event. A six game playoff to determine first place was held after the championship's completion, and Polugaevsky won clear first with 3½ points over Zaitsev's 2½ points. This win would be Polugaevsky's final Soviet championship title. Podgaets tied for sixth through tenth with a score of 10 1/2 of 19. Averbakh tied for eleventh and twelfth with a score of 10. ( Bernard Cafferty and Mark Taimanov, The Soviet Championships)
Juri Lwowitsch Awerbach achieved a large number of tournament victories in the course of his chess career: 1st – 2nd. in Dresden 1956, 1. in Djakarta 1956, 1. in Adelaide 1960, 1. in Vienna 1961, 1. – 2. in Moscow 1962, 1st – 2nd in Bucharest 1971, 1st – 2nd in Polanica-Zdroj , 1st – 3rd in Manila 1979. With the Soviet team he won the European team championships in 1957 in Baden and in 1965 Hamburg. In 1965 he also achieved the best individual result on the eighth board. In 1969 he became an international chess referee . Among other things, he was a referee in the competition for the World Championship of the Professional Chess Association between Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short in London in 1993. From 1973 to 1978 he was President of the Chess Federation of the USSR. He was also editor-in-chief of the chess magazine Schachmaty w SSSR for many years . In 2011 his autobiography was published in English under the title Center-Stage and Behind the Scenes.
Mikhail Yakovlevich Podgaets (1947-2009) was a noted Soviet and Ukrainian chessplayer and trainer. A native of Odessa, he won the Ukrainian championship in 1976 and was five times a gold-medal-winning member of the USSR Team in World Student Olympiads.
The sheet is browned, punched, has signs of wear and marginal defects. In the middle with glue shadow and a longer tear that was repaired with adhesive tape.