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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Budapest Tournament

Paul Keres12.5/17(+10 -2 =5)[games]
Efim Geller12/17(+8 -1 =8)[games]
Mikhail Botvinnik11/17(+7 -2 =8)[games]
Vasily Smyslov11/17(+8 -3 =6)[games]
Gideon Stahlberg11/17(+7 -2 =8)[games]
Laszlo Szabo10.5/17(+8 -4 =5)[games]
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian9.5/17(+6 -4 =7)[games]
Herman Pilnik9.5/17(+6 -4 =7)[games]
Alberic O'Kelly de Galway9/17(+4 -3 =10)[games]
Pal Benko8.5/17(+6 -6 =5)[games]
Gedeon Barcza8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Jozsef Szily8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Harry Golombek7/17(+4 -7 =6)[games]
Cenek Kottnauer7/17(+4 -7 =6)[games]
Erno Gereben6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Octavio Troianescu5.5/17(+5 -11 =1)[games]
Bogdan Sliwa5/17(+4 -11 =2)[games]
Hans Platz2/17(+1 -14 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Budapest (1952)

In the year following the death of Geza Maroczy a memorial chess tournament was held in the city of Budapest. The Hungarian chess association with the assistance of Viacheslav Ragozin and Arpad Vajda organized the round robin event that began on March 3, 1952, which would have been Maroczy's 82nd birthday. Eight grandmasters, eight international masters, and two national masters participated. Five of the Soviet Union's strongest grandmasters, including the world champion, attended. They were Mikhail Botvinnik, Efim Geller, Paul Keres, Tigran Petrosian, and Vasily Smyslov. The other three grandmasters to attend were Swedish grandmaster Gideon Stċhlberg, and Hungarian champions Laszlo Szabo and Gedeon Barcza. Hungary was also represented by international masters Pal Benkö, Erno Gereben, and Jozsef Szily. Harry Golombek participated on behalf of England, Alberic O'Kelly de Galway participated represented Belgium, and Hans Platz participated on behalf of East Germany. Bogdan Silwa traveled from Poland, Octavio Troianescu from Romania, and Cenek Kottnauer from Czechoslovakia. Herman Pilnik, the only player to participate from the Americas, traveled from Argentina. Additional information on the event can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/2008072...

The event was one of the stronger post-war tournaments to be held, as well as an indication of the Soviet Union's chess might in international events. Four of the five Soviet participants finished in the top five, with Paul Keres taking clear first. It was a brutal month of chess, with few draws, due in part to the uneven playing strengths of the participants. Not many players escaped with less than three losses, including such heavyweights as Smyslov and Petrosian. A fine tournament to commemorate one of the turn of the century's most dynamic chess masters.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 Keres * 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 12½ 2 Geller 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 12 =3 Botvinnik ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 11 =3 Smyslov 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 11 =3 Stċhlberg ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 11 6 Szabo 1 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 10½ =7 Petrosian 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 9½ =7 Pilnik 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 9½ 9 O'Kelly 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 9 10 Benkö ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 8½ =11 Barcza 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 8 =11 Szily 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 0 1 1 8 =13 Golombek ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 7 =13 Kottnauer ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 0 1 1 0 7 15 Gereben 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 1 6 16 Troianescu 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 * ½ 1 5½ 17 Sliwa 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ * 1 5 18 Platz 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 2

Original collection: Game Collection: Budapest 1952, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 2 of 7; games 26-50 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Pilnik vs Petrosian 1-0501952BudapestC77 Ruy Lopez
27. Stahlberg vs O Troianescu  1-0471952BudapestE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
28. G Barcza vs Golombek  ½-½591952BudapestE03 Catalan, Open
29. O Troianescu vs Szabo  1-0551952BudapestE07 Catalan, Closed
30. Botvinnik vs Stahlberg ½-½391952BudapestD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
31. O'Kelly vs E Gereben  ½-½301952BudapestE60 King's Indian Defense
32. Smyslov vs Benko 1-0521952BudapestC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
33. Petrosian vs Sliwa 1-0301952BudapestE14 Queen's Indian
34. C Kottnauer vs Szily  0-1461952BudapestD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
35. H Platz vs Geller 0-1331952BudapestA33 English, Symmetrical
36. Keres vs Pilnik  1-0421952BudapestC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
37. Sliwa vs Keres 0-1521952BudapestA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
38. E Gereben vs O Troianescu  1-0321952BudapestB27 Sicilian
39. Benko vs C Kottnauer  1-0411952BudapestD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
40. Pilnik vs Smyslov 1-0341952BudapestD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
41. Golombek vs H Platz  1-0281952BudapestD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
42. Stahlberg vs G Barcza  ½-½401952BudapestA48 King's Indian
43. Szily vs O'Kelly  ½-½151952BudapestC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
44. Geller vs Petrosian  ½-½231952BudapestD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
45. Szabo vs Botvinnik ½-½781952BudapestA94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
46. Smyslov vs C Kottnauer  0-1621952BudapestB24 Sicilian, Closed
47. G Barcza vs Szabo  0-1481952BudapestA05 Reti Opening
48. Petrosian vs Golombek 1-0421952BudapestE14 Queen's Indian
49. Pilnik vs Sliwa  1-0561952BudapestC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
50. Keres vs Geller 1-0411952BudapestC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
 page 2 of 7; games 26-50 of 153  PGN Download
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