The Eighth World Champion. (1960)

Film-document №5268 1 part, Duration: 0:09:47, Black-white to collection Price category A

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Producer CSDF (RCSDF)

Director: Kopalin I.

Script writers: Kotov A.

Operators: Oshurkov M.

Text writers: Kotov A.


About the match for the World Chess Championship between Mikhail Botvinnik and Mikhail Tal.

Historical background

In the spring of 1960 in Moscow hosted a match at the World Chess Championship. The winner of the match, the eighth world champion, became the youngest grandmaster Mikhail Tal.

Temporary description

City of Moscow. Match for the World Chess Championship between M. Botvinnik and Mikhail Tal (March 15 - May 7, 1960). M. Botvinnik and Mikhail Tal in the game. MM Botvinnik Tal M. congratulate with the victory. Vice-President of the International Chess Federation, Marcel M. Tal Berman proclaims the world champion. M. Tal wear a laurel wreath. The arrival of M. Tal from the city of Moscow in Riga. Our people are on his hands from the trains to the car. Grandmaster Kotov comments (synchronously) in all 17 games of a match M. Botvinnik - M. Tal.

Reel №1

Muscovites fans in front of the theater.

Pushkin, where the match - PNRM.

Facade Theater.

AS Pushkin - CU.

The inscription on the screen: "The match at the World Chess Championship» - CU.

Table with chess, which will play Tal (white) and Botvinnik (black) - CU.

The clock on the table - CU.

Match program - PNRM.

Viewers to buy the program, send a letter, sitting in the hall, in the front row - photographers.

Botvinnik and Mikhail Tal sit down.

Game - MS., CU.

The audience watching the game.

Watching the game on the street.

Portrait of the world champion Emanuel Lasker.

Portrait of Jose Capablanca.

Portrait of the world champion Alekhine.

Newsreel 1948:

World Champion Max Euwe playing.

The Hague - LS.

The street passing cyclists.

The audience in the hall of the hotel "Direntoun", where the match-tournament for the title of world chess champion.

Played by Max Euwe, Samuel Reshevsky, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Paul Keres - CU., MS.

Spectators Muscovites in the Hall of Columns, which hosted the Moscow part of the tournament.

M. Euwe congratulates M. Botvinnik with a victory.

Botvinnik presented with flowers and wearing a laurel wreath.

Play Botvinnik and Smyslov.

Newsreel 1957:

Botvinnik congratulates Vasily Smyslov, who won it with the title of champion.

Newsreel 1958:

The audience applauded in the Hall.


In Hall.

Tchaikovsky V. Smyslov congratulates M. Botvinnik touching again the title of champion.

M. Tal playing chess at home with the boy.

Newsreel 1959:


At a chess tournament for the right to meet with world champion Botvinnik played: Smyslov - Fischer, Petrosian - Grigorichev, Tal - Baker - LS.

M. Tal congratulations on his victory.

Match for the World Chess Championship: play Botvinnik and Mikhail Tal - Various.

Riga - LS. (With a / t).

Riga residents on the street at the demo board.

Excavation for construction of the Bratsk hydroelectric - PNRM.

Communist Labor Brigade Brigadier Valentine Orlenko - CU.

Builders HPP on a chess board following the last game of the match Botvinnik - Tal.

The aircraft "IL-18" in the air - LS.

In the cabin passengers are playing chess - PNRM.

Hands rearrange shapes - CU.

In the trolley, two men discuss the party's pocket chess.

Taxi drivers play chess on the hood.

Summer landscape: the river sat a boy and a girl playing chess.

Men in the park with the children at the demonstration board.

Play Botvinnik and Tal.

The press office GMs watching the last game.

Grandmaster Kotov says 17th game Tal - Botvinnik on the board (synchronously).

The audience - LS., MS.

Sit mother and wife M. Tal - MS.

Botvinnik congratulates M. Tal with a victory.

Applauding in the audience.

M. Tal wearing a laurel wreath of world champion.

Vice-President of the International Chess Federation Marcel Berman declares Tal world champion.

Says M. Tal (synchronously).

Cheering fans greeted Mikhail Tal at the theater.

The platform in Riga suitable train.

Riga residents enthusiastically greeted Mikhail Tal.