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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 7 of 7; games 151-153 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
151. Botvinnik vs Pilnik  1-0411952BudapestD54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation
152. O'Kelly vs Geller  ½-½281952BudapestA48 King's Indian
153. C Kottnauer vs Golombek  ½-½251952BudapestE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
 page 7 of 7; games 151-153 of 153  PGN Download
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