Paul Keres Memorial Tournament

The Paul Keres Memorial Tournament is a chess tournament played in honour of chess grandmaster Paul Keres (1916–1975). It usually takes place in Vancouver, Canada and Tallinn, Estonia.

An annual international chess tournament has been held in Tallinn every other year since 1969. Keres won this tournament in 1971 and 1975. Starting in 1977 after Keres' death, it has been called the Paul Keres Memorial Tournament. From 1991, the tournament has been held yearly and changed into a rapid event. From 1999 this tournament also had a women's section. In the past twenty years, apart from this rapid tournament, several other memorial tournaments have been played in honour of Keres.

In 1975, Keres won a tournament in Vancouver. It was his last tournament he would ever play in, as on his way back to his native Estonia, he died from a heart attack. There has been an annual memorial tournament in Vancouver ever since.

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... MilanMilan Matulović Yugoslavia 6 4. 76.9 1 - 2 - 10 ... Keres, PaulPaul Keres Soviet Union (2) 10 12. 75.9 5 - 1 - 11 ... Geller, EfimEfim Geller ... (2) Keres played his first three Olympiads for Estonia, the rest for the Soviet Union ...
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... The tournament in Vancouver has been played ever since Keres won it in 1975 ... It was Keres' final tournament, as he died shortly thereafter ... Year Winner 1975 Paul Keres 1976 ... James Tarjan 1977 ... John Watson 1978 ... Robert Zuk 1979 ... Peter Biyiasas John Grefe James McCormick 1980 ... Viktor Pupols 1981 ... John Donaldson Ray Fasano 1982 ... John ...
World Chess Championship 1951 - 1950 Candidates Tournament
... The 1950 Candidates tournament was held in Budapest, Hungary in April and May 1950 ... The players who finished second through fifth in the 1948 championship tournament (Smyslov, Keres, Reshevsky, and Euwe) were seeded directly into the tournament ... The remaining two (Smyslov and Keres) were joined by the top eight finishers from the Interzonal ...
World Chess Championship 1948 - Championship - Scores
... Botvinnik (USSR) 3½ 14 ... Vasily Smyslov (USSR) 4. 5½ 8½ 11 Paul Keres (USSR) 4. 6½ 7½ 10½ Samuel Reshevsky (USA) 2½ 4½ 6 8½ 10½ Max Euwe (NED) 0 1½ 3 3½ 1948 ... FIDE World ...
Paul Keres Memorial Tournament - Tallinn - Tallinn International
... It was named after Keres from 1977 ... Year Winner 1969 ... Leonid Stein 1971 ... Mikhail Tal Paul Keres 1973 ... Mikhail Tal 1975 ... Paul Keres 1977 ... Mikhail Tal 1979 ... Tigran Petrosian 1981 ... Mikhail Tal 1983 ... Mikhail Tal 1985 ... Sergey ...

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