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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hastings 1961/62 Tournament

Mikhail Botvinnik8/9(+7 -0 =2)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Salomon Flohr5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Arthur Bisguier5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Jonathan Penrose5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
John Eric Littlewood4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Karl Robatsch4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Robert Wade3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Leonard William Barden3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Manuel Aaron1/9(+1 -8 =0)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings 1961/62
The 37th Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held 27 December 1961 - 5 January 1962. Ten grandmasters and masters were invited to compete in a round robin format at the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included the world champion Mikhail Botvinnik, four-time Hastings champion Svetozar Gligoric, and Salomon Flohr. Botvinnik became the first reigning world champion to win at Hastings, finishing undefeated with +7 at the final. It was the first of two Hastings titles for the patriarch of the Soviet chess school. The final standings were as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Botvinnik * = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.0 2 Gligoric = * 1 0 = 0 1 1 1 1 6.0 3 Flohr = 0 * = = = = 1 1 1 5.5 4 Bisguier 0 1 = * = 0 1 = = 1 5.0 5 Penrose 0 = = = * = 1 1 0 1 5.0 6 Littlewood 0 1 = 1 = * 0 0 1 0 4.0 7 Robatsch 0 0 = 0 0 1 * = 1 1 4.0 8 Wade 0 0 0 = 0 1 = * = 1 3.5 9 Barden 0 0 0 = 1 0 0 = * 1 3.0 10 Aaron 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 1.0

Hastings (1960/61) and Hastings (1962/63) were the 36th and 38th Christmas festivals.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1961/62, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 2 of 2; games 26-45 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Wade vs Bisguier  ½-½761962Hastings 1961/62E46 Nimzo-Indian
27. Botvinnik vs J Penrose 1-0571962Hastings 1961/62E89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
28. Gligoric vs Flohr  1-0351962Hastings 1961/62D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
29. J Littlewood vs Robatsch  0-1321962Hastings 1961/62B08 Pirc, Classical
30. M Aaron vs L Barden  0-1431962Hastings 1961/62E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
31. L Barden vs Gligoric  0-1351962Hastings 1961/62B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
32. Bisguier vs J Littlewood 0-1231962Hastings 1961/62D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
33. Flohr vs Wade  1-0581962Hastings 1961/62A48 King's Indian
34. J Penrose vs M Aaron  1-0371962Hastings 1961/62B83 Sicilian
35. Robatsch vs Botvinnik 0-1451962Hastings 1961/62C18 French, Winawer
36. M Aaron vs Robatsch 0-1581962Hastings 1961/62A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
37. Botvinnik vs Bisguier 1-0441962Hastings 1961/62A12 English with b3
38. J Littlewood vs Flohr  ½-½571962Hastings 1961/62B10 Caro-Kann
39. L Barden vs J Penrose  1-0521962Hastings 1961/62B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
40. Gligoric vs Wade  1-0421962Hastings 1961/62E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
41. Flohr vs Botvinnik ½-½121962Hastings 1961/62E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
42. Bisguier vs M Aaron  1-0301962Hastings 1961/62E70 King's Indian
43. Robatsch vs L Barden 1-0421962Hastings 1961/62E89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
44. J Penrose vs Gligoric  ½-½311962Hastings 1961/62E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
45. Wade vs J Littlewood  1-0391962Hastings 1961/62D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 2 of 2; games 26-45 of 45  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-07-15  A.T PhoneHome: One of last tournament victories for "Iron Mike" before surrendering the World Championship against another man made of iron! But even after losing the title, Botvinnik's level of play didn't drop by much; he was able to play strong chess up to late 60's.

This was a great performance by Botvinnik!

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