1963 World Chess Championship
Tigran Petrosian (USSR) vs. Mikhail Botvinnik (USSR)
Moscow, USSR
March 23 - May 20, 1963

Conditions:  Best of 24 Games.  In the event of 
a 12-12 tie, Botvinnik retains the title.



USSR, 1963 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Score
Petrosian 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 12
Botvinnik 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
Result:  Tigran Petrosian becomes the 9th World Champion.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black          Locale  Date        ECO  Result
     1    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-23-1963  E35  0-1 
     2    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  03-25-1963  D27  - 
     3    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  03-27-1963  E18  - 
     4    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  03-30-1963  A35  - 
     5    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-01-1963  D94  1-0 
     6    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  04-03-1963  D27  - 
     7    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-06-1963  A21  1-0 
     8    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  04-08-1963  D27  - 
     9    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-13-1963  E08  - 
    10    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  04-15-1963  D27  - 
    11    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-17-1963  D32  - 
    12    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  04-20-1963  D31  - 
    13    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-22-1963  E18  - 
    14    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  04-24-1963  D31  1-0 
    15    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  04-29-1963  D97  1-0 
    16    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  05-01-1963  D27  - 
    17    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  05-06-1963  E14  - 
    18    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  05-08-1963  D31  0-1 
    19    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  05-11-1963  E19  1-0 
    20    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  05-15-1963  D27  - 
    21    Petrosian - Botvinnik  Moscow  05-18-1963  A16  - 
    22    Botvinnik - Petrosian  Moscow  05-20-1963  D23  - 
    
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