|1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978)|
This tournament played in New Zealand was the second leg of the Asian Grandmasters circuit. The circuit was the brain-child of then FIDE Deputy President Florencio Campomanes to help Asian area players gain experience and title norms. The first leg was held in Baguio City in the Philippines, the third leg in Jakarta, Indonesia and the fourth leg was hosted in Penang, Malaysia. Australia was originally given the option of hosting the second leg but when this lapsed the New Zealand Chess Association gave Murray Chandler the green light to organize the tournament in Wellington. Months were spent by Chandler and his assistant Jenny McLaren in raising funds, arranging players' accommodation and finding both the playing venue and the personnel to run the tournament. The sponsorship problem was solved when Burroughs Computers (1) agreed to very generously contribute towards the tournament expenses. The tournament was supposed to feature grandmasters Eugenio Torre, Miguel A Quinteros and Alberic O'Kelly de Galway. However, the last named player failed to arrive. Running from the 5th to the 19th of April 1978, it was held in the World Trade Centre in Wellington.|
The 13-year-old Jonathan D Sarfati was one of those operating the demonstration boards at this tournament.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 Pts
1 Quinteros * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10
2 Torre 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 8
3 Sarapu ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7
4 Mascarinas ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 7
5 Small 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 6
6 Sharif 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 6
7 Green 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6
8 Chandler 0 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ 0 0 5½
9 Sampouw 0 1 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * 0 ½ 1 ½ 4½
10 Suradiradja 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 1 * ½ 0 0 4½
11 Sutton 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 0 4½
12 Shirazi 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 0 1 0 * 1 4½
13 Cardoso 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 * 4½
The main source for this collection was the tournament booklet edited by Paul Stanley Spiller.
References: (1) Wikipedia article: Burroughs Corporation; Original collection: Game Collection: 1st Burroughs Computers Grandmasters Tt, by User: Benzol.
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 78
|1. E M Green vs K G Shirazi
||1-0||36||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||E84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line|
|2. R J Sutton vs H Suradiradja
|| ||½-½||40||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B33 Sicilian|
|3. O Sarapu vs M Sharif
|| ||½-½||63||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|4. Rodolfo Cardoso vs R Mascarinas
|| ||0-1||85||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||A15 English|
|5. Chandler vs J Sampouw
|| ||1-0||34||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||A13 English|
|6. V Small vs E Torre
||1-0||25||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|7. O Sarapu vs R J Sutton
|| ||½-½||38||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||D90 Grunfeld|
|8. M Sharif vs R Mascarinas
|| ||½-½||14||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|9. K G Shirazi vs Chandler
||1-0||49||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||A48 King's Indian|
|10. H Suradiradja vs V Small
|| ||1-0||33||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|11. J Sampouw vs Quinteros
|| ||0-1||60||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|12. E Torre vs E M Green
|| ||1-0||41||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||A75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4|
|13. Chandler vs E Torre
|| ||½-½||42||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|14. E M Green vs H Suradiradja
|| ||½-½||26||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||E82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation|
|15. Quinteros vs K G Shirazi
||1-0||25||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack|
|16. Rodolfo Cardoso vs J Sampouw
|| ||½-½||41||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|17. V Small vs O Sarapu
|| ||½-½||30||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||A09 Reti Opening|
|18. R J Sutton vs M Sharif
|| ||½-½||52||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B33 Sicilian|
|19. E Torre vs Quinteros
||1-0||38||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||D75 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5|
|20. R J Sutton vs V Small
|| ||0-1||32||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|21. O Sarapu vs E M Green
|| ||½-½||24||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B20 Sicilian|
|22. K G Shirazi vs Rodolfo Cardoso
|| ||1-0||43||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B06 Robatsch|
|23. J Sampouw vs R Mascarinas
|| ||½-½||47||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|24. H Suradiradja vs Chandler
||0-1||26||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|25. R Mascarinas vs K G Shirazi
|| ||0-1||39||1978||1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster||A04 Reti Opening|
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|Nov-12-12|| ||Benzol: Fans of the Asian Grandmasters circuit, <chessgames> and the <cg editors> have moved heaven and earth to bring you this very rare tournament from the past so how about a little commentary.|
|Nov-13-12|| ||GrahamClayton: Quinteros certainly cut a swathe through the local New Zealand players (excepting Sarapu).|
|Nov-14-12|| ||Benzol: <Graham> Yes Quinteros wasn't in any trouble against any of the local players except Sarapu and also Torre. Sarapu might have missed a win somewhere in that game. Torre played very well too but wasn't quite as consistent as his fellow GM. Sarapu started slowly, lost to his bogeyman Chandler and then put in a very good finish. Vernon Small and Ewen Green also played well. I can remember Ewen telling me every time he managed to get a plus score his next opponent would be one of the GMs.|
|Jun-24-13|| ||GrahamClayton: Paul Stanley Spiller published a 45 page booklet on the tournament later in 1978.|
|Mar-07-14|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: My father, a medical doctor, was listed as the consulting physician for the players. All the players came to my parents' house for a dinner party, and Quinteros and the late Cardoso were kind enough to play games with me, a 13yo schoolboy. Quinteros played the Salvio gambit and I happened to know the line and won the endgame. He thrashed me in the next game. Cardoso was very difficult to play with his Danish Gambits with both colours, I think I might have won and drawn a game but lost a lot; attacks came one after the other. Shirazi seemed to regard games as teaching games and I won two out of lots.|
|Jan-13-15|| ||Benzol: Miguel Quinteros who won this tournament considered his best game in it to be Quinteros vs M Sharif, 1978|
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