1960 World Chess Championship
Mikhail Tal (USSR) vs. Mikhail Botvinnik (USSR)
Moscow, USSR
March 15 - May 7, 1960
 
Conditions:  Best of 24 Games.  In the event of 
a 12-12 tie, Botvinnik retains the title.



USSR, 1960 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Score
Tal 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 12
Botvinnik 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 8
Result:  Mikhail Tal becomes the 8th World Champion.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black    Locale  Date        ECO  Result
     1    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-15-1960  C18  1-0 
     2    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  03-17-1960  A61  - 
     3    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-19-1960  B11  - 
     4    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  03-22-1960  E27  - 
     5    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-24-1960  B18  - 
     6    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  03-26-1960  E69  0-1 
     7    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-29-1960  B18  1-0 
     8    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  03-31-1960  A60  1-0 
     9    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-02-1960  B18  0-1 
    10    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  04-05-1960  E89  - 
    11    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-07-1960  D78  1-0 
    12    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  04-12-1960  D40  - 
    13    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-14-1960  A30  - 
    14    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  04-19-1960  E24  - 
    15    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-21-1960  B18  - 
    16    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  04-23-1960  E24  - 
    17    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-26-1960  B18  1-0 
    18    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  04-28-1960  E24  - 
    19    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  05-03-1960  A87  1-0 
    20    Botvinnik - Tal  Moscow  05-05-1960  E24  - 
    21    Tal - Botvinnik  Moscow  05-07-1960  E19  - 
    
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