28th USSR Championship and Zonal
January 11 - February 11, 1961

                          1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
 1. Petrosian, Tigran     x 1 0  1   1  1 1   1 1 1   1   13- 5 
 2. Korchnoi, Viktor      0 x   0 1  1  1 1 1  1    1 1 1  13 - 6
 3. Stein, Leonid         1  x 1  1  0 0  0 1   1 1 1   1  12 - 7   110.75
 4. Geller, Efim            0 x 1   1 1 1 0 0  1  1 1   1  12 - 7   108.75
 5. Smyslov, Vassily      0 1  0 x    1 1     1   1    11 - 8   100.25
 6. Spassky, Boris         0 0   x 1 0 0  1 1  1  1  1  1  11 - 8    95.25
 7. Averbakh, Yuri             0 x  0 1 1        1 1  10- 8   95.25
 8. Polugaevsky, Lev      0 0 1 0  1  x 0     1  1  1 1   10- 8   91.25
 9. Simagin, Vladimir       1 0 0 1 1 1 x   0   1 0 0 1    10 - 9    95.75
10. Taimanov, Mark        0 0  0 0  0   x 1 1 1 0  1 1 1 1   10 - 9    83.50
11. Furman, Semen         0 0 1 1  0 0   0 x  1 1   1 0  1   9- 9
12. Bronstein, David       0 0 1  0   1 0  x 1 0 1   0 1    9 -10    82.75
13. Boleslavsky, Isaak             0 0 0 x     1  1   9 -10    82.50
14. Gufeld, Eduard        0 0  0  0  0  1 0 1  x 1  0  1    8 -11
15. Cherepkov, Alexander  0  0  0    0   0  0 x 1 1 1 0    7-11   66.75
16. Lutikov, Anatoly      0  0 0  0  0 1 0     0 x   1 1   7-11   64.25
17. Tarasov, Vitaly         0 0     1 0 0   1 0  x 0 0    7 -12
18. Borisenko, Georgy      0   0 0  0 0 0 1 1 0  0  1 x  0   6-12   60.50
19. Khasin, Abram         0 0     0 0  0  0  0 1 0 1  x    6-12   58.00
20. Bannik, Anatoly        0 0 0  0 0    0  0   0  1  x   6 -13  





  • This was also a World Championship Zonal. As a result, Petrosian, Korchnoi, Stein and Geller qualified for the 1962 Stockholm Interzonal. In these days, participants in the previous Candidates were not necessarily seeded into the next Interzonal. As a result, Smyslov, World Champion only 4 years previously, did not make it as far as the Interzonal stage. Spassky also, narrowly missed qualifying for the Interzonal for the second straight time.


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