38th USSR Championship, Riga 1970
November 25 - December 28

                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
 1. Korchnoi, Viktor            x 0  1 1 1 1  1   1 1   1 1 1  1  1  16 - 5
 2. Tukmakov, Vladimir          1 x       0   1 1 1  1  1  1 1 1  14- 6
 3. Stein, Leonid                 x     1  1  1 1    1 1 1 0  1  14 - 7
 4. Balashov, Yuri S.           0   x 0     0   1 1  1 1 1 1 1 1 0  12- 8
 5. Gipslis, Aivars             0   1 x        1   1   0 1  1  12 - 9
 6. Karpov, Anatoly             0     x    1 0  1   1 1 1      12 - 9
 7. Savon, Vladimir A.          0      x    1   0    1 1 1 1   12 - 9
 8. Averbakh, Yuri L.             0     x   0  1 0   1   1 1   11 -10
 9. Podgaets, Mikhail           0 1       x   0 1 1       0 1  11 -10
10. Bagirov, Vladimir             0 1  0    x 1  0 1  1 0 0 0 1 1   10-10
11. Dementiev, Oleg I.               1 0 1  0 x   1 0 0  0 1 1    10-10
12. Liberzon, Vladimir          0 0 0      1   x 0  1 0 1  1  1   10-10
13. Doroshkievich, Vladimir K.  0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 1  1 x  1 1  0 1 1 1 1  10 -11
14. Kholmov, Ratmir D.           0  0   1 1 0 0 0   x       1 1  10 -11
15. Antoshin, Vladimir                    1 0 0  x 0 0  1      9-11
16. Zaitsev, Igor A.            0 0  0 0 0    0 1 1 0  1 x  0 1 1  1   9-11
17. Vaganian, Rafael A.         0  0 0  0  0  1  0   1  x 1 0   1   9 -12
18. Mikenas, Vladas             0 0 0 0  0 0   1 1  1   1 0 x 1 0 0 1   9 -12
19. Karasev, Vladimir I.          0 0 1  0   1 0 0 0  0 0 1 0 x  1 1   8-12
20. Platonov, Igor              0 0 1 0 0  0 0  0 0  0   0  1  x 1 1   7-13
21. Tseitlin, Mark D.            0  0   0 0 1 0  0 0 0    1 0 0 x 0   6 -15
22. Moisieev, Oleg L.           0 0 0 1 0    0    0 0  0 0 0 0 0 1 x   5-15



  • Tal on this tournament:
    Q: You did not compete in the last Soviet Championship, held in your home town, Riga.
    A: No. I was "high commentator" instead. It's a nice job. You sit and say, "So-and-so is a patzer." It's easier to criticize Korchnoi's moves than to meet them."


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