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1961 World Championship Match

1961 World Chess Championship
Mikhail Botvinnik (USSR) vs. Mikhail Tal (USSR)
Moscow, USSR
March 23 - May 20, 1961

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



USSR, 1961 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Score
Botvinnik 1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 13
Tal 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 0 8
Result:  Mikhail Botvinnik becomes World Champion for the 3rd time.

See the Games of the Match!