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:
Hastings (1956/57) and Hastings (1958/59) were the 32nd and 34th Christmas festivals at this city.
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
Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1957/58, by User: suenteus po 147.
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|26. Keres vs P Clarke
|| ||1-0||31||1958||Hastings 1957/58||C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation|
|27. Filip vs Fazekas
|| ||1-0||40||1958||Hastings 1957/58||A10 English|
|28. Gligoric vs Blau
|| ||1-0||56||1958||Hastings 1957/58||E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line|
|29. G Kluger vs J Penrose
|| ||1-0||61||1958||Hastings 1957/58||E14 Queen's Indian|
|30. L Barden vs O Sterner
|| ||1-0||30||1958||Hastings 1957/58||C18 French, Winawer|
|31. Fazekas vs G Kluger
||½-½||21||1958||Hastings 1957/58||B32 Sicilian|
|32. P Clarke vs Filip
|| ||½-½||15||1958||Hastings 1957/58||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|33. O Sterner vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||62||1958||Hastings 1957/58||B41 Sicilian, Kan|
|34. Blau vs Keres
|| ||0-1||27||1958||Hastings 1957/58||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|35. J Penrose vs L Barden
||1-0||39||1958||Hastings 1957/58||B56 Sicilian|
|36. Keres vs O Sterner
|| ||1-0||44||1958||Hastings 1957/58||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|37. J Penrose vs Fazekas
|| ||½-½||52||1958||Hastings 1957/58||B15 Caro-Kann|
|38. Filip vs Blau
|| ||½-½||54||1958||Hastings 1957/58||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|39. G Kluger vs P Clarke
|| ||1-0||32||1958||Hastings 1957/58||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|40. L Barden vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||33||1958||Hastings 1957/58||C02 French, Advance|
|41. P Clarke vs J Penrose
|| ||½-½||29||1958||Hastings 1957/58||E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5|
|42. Blau vs G Kluger
|| ||½-½||68||1958||Hastings 1957/58||C85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)|
|43. Fazekas vs L Barden
|| ||0-1||45||1958||Hastings 1957/58||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|44. Gligoric vs Keres
||1-0||57||1958||Hastings 1957/58||D57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense|
|45. O Sterner vs Filip
|| ||½-½||21||1958||Hastings 1957/58||C46 Three Knights|
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|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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