The 1970 USSR vs. Rest of the World event was played over four rounds between two teams of 10 players. It was "an epoch-making battle" in the words of GM Garry Kasparov, and had virtually all the top players—including GM Bobby Fischer—together for one week in Belgrade, the capital of what was then Yugoslavia.
In the absence of chess events due to the coronavirus, we are relaying this historic event which happened exactly 50 years ago.
The Soviet Team, in board order: Boris Spassky, Tigran Petrosian, Viktor Korchnoi, Lev Polugaevsky, Efim Geller, Vasily Smyslov, Mark Taimanov, Mikhail Botvinnik, Mikhail Tal, Paul Keres, and reserves Leonid Stein and David Bronstein.
The Rest of the World Team in board order: Bent Larsen, Fischer, Lajos Portisch, Vlastimil Hort, Svetozar Gligoric, Samuel Reshevsky, Wolfgang Uhlmann, Milan Matulovic, Miguel Najdorf, Borislav Ivkov, and reserves Fridrik Olafsson and Klaus Viktor Darga.
Round 1 Mar 29, 1970 (replyed on March 2th, 2020)
Round 2 Mar 31, 1970 (replyed on April 1st, 2020)
Round 3 April 2, 1970
Round 4 April 4, 1970
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