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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hastings 1957/58 Tournament

Paul Keres7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Miroslav Filip6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Leonard William Barden5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Gyula Kluger4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Olof Sterner4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Jonathan Penrose4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Peter Hugh Clarke3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Max Blau2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]
Stefan Fazekas1.5/9(+0 -6 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings 1957/58

The 33rd Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held from December 27, 1957 to January 6, 1958. Ten grandmasters and masters were invited to compete a round robin format at the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included previous Hastings winners Svetozar Gligoric, Paul Keres, and Dr. Jonathan Penrose. Keres was clear first at the finish with +6, winning his second Hastings tournament.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Keres * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7½ 2 Gligoric 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6½ 3 Filip ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 6 4 Barden 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 5 =5 Kluger 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 4½ =5 Sterner 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 4½ 7 Penrose 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 4 8 Clarke 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 3½ 9 Blau 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 * 1 2 10 Fazekas 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1½

Hastings (1956/57) and Hastings (1958/59) were the 32nd and 34th Christmas festivals at this city.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1957/58, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 2 of 2; games 26-45 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Keres vs P Clarke  1-0311958Hastings 1957/58C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
27. Filip vs Fazekas  1-0401958Hastings 1957/58A10 English
28. Gligoric vs Blau  1-0561958Hastings 1957/58E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
29. G Kluger vs J Penrose  1-0611958Hastings 1957/58E14 Queen's Indian
30. L Barden vs O Sterner  1-0301958Hastings 1957/58C18 French, Winawer
31. Fazekas vs G Kluger ½-½211958Hastings 1957/58B32 Sicilian
32. P Clarke vs Filip  ½-½151958Hastings 1957/58C71 Ruy Lopez
33. O Sterner vs Gligoric  ½-½621958Hastings 1957/58B41 Sicilian, Kan
34. Blau vs Keres  0-1271958Hastings 1957/58E00 Queen's Pawn Game
35. J Penrose vs L Barden 1-0391958Hastings 1957/58B56 Sicilian
36. Keres vs O Sterner  1-0441958Hastings 1957/58C07 French, Tarrasch
37. J Penrose vs Fazekas  ½-½521958Hastings 1957/58B15 Caro-Kann
38. Filip vs Blau  ½-½541958Hastings 1957/58D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
39. G Kluger vs P Clarke  1-0321958Hastings 1957/58A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
40. L Barden vs Gligoric  ½-½331958Hastings 1957/58C02 French, Advance
41. P Clarke vs J Penrose  ½-½291958Hastings 1957/58E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
42. Blau vs G Kluger  ½-½681958Hastings 1957/58C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
43. Fazekas vs L Barden  0-1451958Hastings 1957/58E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
44. Gligoric vs Keres 1-0571958Hastings 1957/58D57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
45. O Sterner vs Filip  ½-½211958Hastings 1957/58C46 Three Knights
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-10-16  pazzed paun: This would have been a very different tournament if Bobby Fischer had played as he originally planned instead of the USA championship
Apr-08-16  mathlover: yes but y did bobby withdrew?
Apr-09-16  pazzed paun: There was no real explanation given but it looks like playing in the USA championship was a better career move for Fischer
Apr-09-16  Howard: But, at the age of 14, was Fischer ready to compete in a tournament with the likes of Keres and Gligoric ?

Yes, yes, he won his first U.S. championship at that age, but Hastings was certainly a tougher event.

Didn't know he'd considered playing at Hastings though.

Oct-18-16  Absentee: <Howard: But, at the age of 14, was Fischer ready to compete in a tournament with the likes of Keres and Gligoric?>

I'd say he was. He played them in Zürich the following year and finished tied for third with Keres (whom he beat) and half a point behind Gligoric (who beat him), and again in the Candidates where he drew both (all games vs Keres were black wins, curiously).

Oct-18-16  Retireborn: In those days (and for years afterwards) the playing conditions at Hastings were rather poor, unfortunately. Had Fischer played he might not have completed the tournament.
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