46th USSR Championship,  Tbilisi
December 1-28,  1978

                              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 1. GM Tal, Mikhail           x    1       1  1   1 1  11 - 6
 2. GM Tseshkovsky, Vitaly     x   1    1  0 1  1 1  1   11 - 6
 3. GM Polugaevsky, Lev         x   1 1  0        1 1  10 - 7
 4. GM Georgadze, Tamas          x       1    1      9- 7
 5. GM Belyavsky, Alexander   0 0   x  1  0  1  1 0  1  1   9 - 8
 6. GM Geller, Efim             0   x 1 0      1    1   9 - 8
 7. GM Romanishin, Oleg         0  0 0 x 0  1 1  1 1  1 1 0   9 - 8
 8. GM Sveshnikov, Evgeny          1 1 x  1 0 0         9 - 8
 9.    Kasparov, Garry         0 1  1    x    0 0 0  1 1   8- 8
10. GM Bagirov, Vladimir            0 0  x        1   8 - 9
11. GM Gulko, Boris            1  0 0  0 1   x          8 - 9
12. GM Makarichev, Sergey     0 0      1    x         8 - 9
13. IM Timoshchenko, Gennadi      0  0  1    x 0  1     8 - 9
14. GM Mikhalchisin, Adrian   0 0   1 0 0  1    1 x  0     7- 9
15. GM Razuvaev, Yuri          0  0     1      x   0   7- 9
16. GM Tukmakov, Vladimir         0  0      0 1  x     7- 9
17. GM Dorfman, Iosef         0 0 0    0  0        x 1   6-10
18. GM Kuzmin, Gennadi        0  0  0 0 1  0 0     1  0 x   6 -11


  • There was no Playoff, Tal and Tseshovsky shared the title.

  • March, 1979 CL&R, page 121
    
    Players and their FIDE ratings
    
     1. Tal, Mikhail             2625
     2. Tseshkovsky, Vitaly      2550
     3. Polugaevsky, Lev         2620
     4. Giorgadze, Tamaz         2535
     5. Sveshnikov, Evgeny       2565
     6. Kasparov, Garry
     7. Geller, Efim P.          2590
     8. Romanishin, Oleg M.      2610
     9. Beliavsky, Alexander G.  2530
    10. Gulko, Boris F.          2565
    11. Bagirov, Vladimir        2505
    12. Makarichev, Sergey       2495
    13. Razuvaev, Yuri S.        2465
    14. Timoscenko, Genadij      2530
    15. Tukmakov, Vladimir B.    2570
    16. Mikhalchishin, Adrian    2460
    17. Dorfman, Josif D.        2550
    18. Kuzmin, Gennadi P.       2560
    
    Average Elo: 2529 <=> Cat: 12 gm = 10.20 m = 6.80 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
  • As in 1964 and 1975, the Soviet Championship was not a Zonal this year. A Soviet Zonal was held in Lvov, from which Romanishin, Kuzmin, Tseshovsky, Balashov and Vaganian qualified. Petrosian was already seeded into the Interzonal, and Tal qualified by virtue of rating.


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