19th USSR Championship and Zonal, Moscow 1951
November 11 - December 14


                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 1. Keres, Paul          x 1  1    1 1  0  0 1 1 1 1 1  12 - 5
 2. Geller, Efim         0 x  0 1  0 1 1 0 1  1 1 1 1 1 1  11- 5
 3. Petrosian, Tigran      x 1    1 0  0 1 1 1 1  1 1  11- 5
 4. Smyslov, Vassily     0 1 0 x 1 0 1 1  1 1   1 1  0 1  11 - 6
 5. Botvinnik, Mikhail    0  0 x  1  1  0    1 1 1 1  10 - 7
 6. Averbakh, Yuri          1  x 0 0 1   1   0  1 1   9- 7
 7. Bronstein, David      1  0 0 1 x 1 0  1  0    1 1   9- 7
 8. Taimanov, Mark       0 0 0 0  1 0 x   1 1   1 1 1 1   9- 7
 9. Aronin, Lev          0 0 1  0 0 1  x 1 1 0   1  1    9 - 8
10. Flohr, Salo           1  0     0 x   1   1 0 1   9 - 8
11. Kopylov, Nikolai     1 0 1 0 1  0 0 0  x 1 0 1 1 0 1    8- 8
12. Bondarevsky, Igor      0   0  0 1  0 x   0 1 1 1   8 - 9
13. Kotov, Alexander     1 0 0    1   0 1  x  0  1 0   8 - 9
14. Simagin, Vladimir    0 0 0 0       0   x  1 1 1   7- 9
15. Lipnitsky, Isaac     0 0 0 0 0 1  0 0  0 1 1  x   1   6-10
16. Moiseev, Oleg        0 0   0   0  0 1 0  0  x 1 1   6-10
17. Novotelnov, Nikolai  0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0  0 x    3 -14
18. Terpugov, Evgeny     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0  0 1 0 0 0  x   2-14




  • This tournament was also a World Championship Zonal qualifier. As a result, Geller, Petrosian, Averbakh and Taimanov qualified for the 1952 Stockholm Interzonal. Keres, Smyslov and Bronstein were already qualified for the 1953 Candidates, and Botvinnik, as World Champion, was not eligible.


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