37th USSR Championship and Zonal
Moscow,  September 6 - October 12,  1969

                          1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3
 1. Polugaevsky, Lev      x        1 1  1 1  1   1  1  0   14 - 8   153.75
 2. Petrosian, Tigran      x         1     1 1  1 1  1   14 - 8   147.25
 3. Taimanov, Mark          x  0   1 1  1    1   1 1      13- 8  145.75
 4. Smyslov, Vassily         x  1   0    1 1 1    1  1    13- 8  144.25
 5. Geller, Efim            1  x    0 0 1 0 1    1 1 1 1   1  13- 8  141.25
 6. Stein, Leonid            0  x      1 1   1      1 1  13 - 9
 7. Balashov, Yuri              x  1      1   0 0 1 1 1   12- 9  134.50
 8. Kholmov, Ratmir         0     x     1  0  1   1 1 1   12- 9  130.00
 9. Platonov, Igor        0  0 1 1  0  x  1 0 0 0 1  1 1  1 1  1  12- 9  129.00
10. Gipslis, Aivars       0    1     x  1      1 1 0     12 -10   130.50
11. Savon, Vladimir        0 0  0    0  x   1 1 1 0   1 1 1 1  12 -10   119.50
12. Averkin, Orest        0    1 0   1 0  x    1  0    1 1  11-10  
13. Zhukhovitsky, Samuel  0   0 0 0  0 1    x 1       1 1 1  11 -11
14. Liberzon, Vladimir       0     1  0  0 x    0 1    1  10-11  112.50
15. Tal, Mikhail          0  0 0   0 1 0  0    x 1  1 1  1 0 1  10-11  105.75
16. Vasiukov, Evgeni       0    0     0 0   0 x  1   1 0 1   9-12  
17. Zaitsev, Igor          0   0   0 0  1      x  0   1 0   9 -13    97.50
18. Zaitsev, Alexander    0  0  0  1  0 0  1  1 0 0  x 1 0  1 0   9 -13    96.75
19. Lutikov, Anatoly       0 0 0 0  1   0    0 0  1 0 x   1 1   9 -13    91.25
20. Gufeld, Eduard        0 0   0  0 0 0 1 0       1  x   1   9 -13    90.25
21. Tukmakov, Vladimir       0   0 0 0  0  0  0 0     x  1   7-14  
22. Furman, Semen         1 0    0 0 0   0 0 0  1 1 0 0 0   x 0   7 -15
23. Kupreichik, Viktor        0 0   0  0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 x   6-15 


FIRST PLACE PLAYOFF,  February 20-28,  1970

                  1 2 3 4 5
Petrosian,  T.    1   1   3
Polugaevsky,  L.  0   0   1





  • This was also a World Championship Zonal. As a result, Polugaevsky, Taimanov, Smyslov and Geller qualified for the 1970 Palma Interzonal. Petrosian, as former World Champion, was already seeded into the


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