8 Facts About Russian Chess Championship

1. In 1989, Vaganian won the 56th Soviet Russian Chess Championship, held in Odessa.

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2. In 1979, Geller won the 47th Soviet Russian Chess Championship, held in Minsk.

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3. In 1972, Tal won the 40th Soviet Russian Chess Championship, held in Baku.

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4. In 1971, Savon won the 39th Soviet Russian Chess Championship, held in Leningrad.

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5. In 1965, Stein won the 33rd Soviet Russian Chess Championship, held in Tallinn.

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6. In 1963, Stein won the 31st Soviet Russian Chess Championship, held in Leningrad.

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7. In 1962, Korchnoi won the 30th Soviet Russian Chess Championship, held in Yerevan.

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8. In 1960, Korchnoi won the 27th Soviet Russian Chess Championship, held in Leningrad.

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