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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Buenos Aires Tournament

Viktor Korchnoi13/19(+9 -2 =8)[view games]
Samuel Reshevsky13/19(+8 -1 =10)[view games]
Laszlo Szabo12/19(+7 -2 =10)[view games]
Larry Melvyn Evans11/19(+6 -3 =10)[view games]
Carlos Enrique Guimard11/19(+9 -6 =4)[view games]
Hector Decio Rossetto11/19(+8 -5 =6)[view games]
Mark Taimanov11/19(+6 -3 =10)[view games]
Fridrik Olafsson10.5/19(+5 -3 =11)[view games]
Wolfgang Unzicker10.5/19(+4 -2 =13)[view games]
Svetozar Gligoric10/19(+5 -4 =10)[view games]
Pal Benko9/19(+6 -7 =6)[view games]
Wolfgang Uhlmann9/19(+6 -7 =6)[view games]
Robert James Fischer8.5/19(+3 -5 =11)[view games]
Ludek Pachman8.5/19(+4 -6 =9)[view games]
Bernardo Wexler8.5/19(+5 -7 =7)[view games]
Borislav Ivkov8.5/19(+1 -3 =15)[view games]
Erich Eliskases8/19(+2 -5 =12)[view games]
Osvaldo Manuel Bazan6/19(+4 -11 =4)[view games]
Alberto Foguelman5.5/19(+3 -11 =5)[view games]
Robert Wade5.5/19(+3 -11 =5)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Buenos Aires (1960)

This tournament to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the May Revolution took place in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Medicine. (1) The best of East and West shared first place, while Argentinian masters Guimard and Rossetto gained the GM title. (2)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts =1 Korchnoi * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 13 =1 Reshevsky ½ * ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 13 3 Szabó ½ ½ * 1 0 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 12 =4 Evans ½ 1 0 * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 11 =4 Guimard 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 11 =4 Rossetto 1 0 0 0 1 * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 11 =4 Taimanov ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 11 =8 Olafsson 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 10½ =8 Unzicker ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 10½ 10 Gligoric 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 10 =11 Benkö 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 9 =11 Uhlmann ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 9 =13 Fischer ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 8½ =13 Pachman 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 8½ =13 Wexler 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 0 * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 8½ =13 Ivkov 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 8½ 17 Eliskases ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * 1 0 ½ 8 18 Bazán 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 * 0 1 6 =19 Foguelman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 * 0 5½ =19 Wade 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 5½

References: (1) http://www.fmed.uba.ar/aulamagna/au... (2) Alex Crisovan and Walter Kühnle (eds), Tournament Bulletin (Schweizer Schachdienst, Zürich 1960), p. 2.

Original collection: Game Collection: Buenos Aires 1960, by User: sneaky pete.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs Foguelman ½-½58 1960 Buenos AiresB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. Uhlmann vs Guimard  0-160 1960 Buenos AiresA94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
3. B Wexler vs O Bazan  ½-½20 1960 Buenos AiresA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
4. Ivkov vs Benko  ½-½15 1960 Buenos AiresA37 English, Symmetrical
5. E Eliskases vs Wade  ½-½37 1960 Buenos AiresB06 Robatsch
6. Szabo vs H Rossetto  1-041 1960 Buenos AiresB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. Unzicker vs F Olafsson  ½-½13 1960 Buenos AiresB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
8. Taimanov vs Korchnoi  ½-½44 1960 Buenos AiresE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
9. Pachman vs Gligoric 0-133 1960 Buenos AiresE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
10. Reshevsky vs Larry Evans 0-138 1960 Buenos AiresA36 English
11. Larry Evans vs Unzicker  ½-½32 1960 Buenos AiresE46 Nimzo-Indian
12. Foguelman vs Ivkov  ½-½19 1960 Buenos AiresB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. H Rossetto vs F Olafsson  0-156 1960 Buenos AiresB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. O Bazan vs Uhlmann  1-041 1960 Buenos AiresC16 French, Winawer
15. Szabo vs Fischer ½-½24 1960 Buenos AiresA16 English
16. Benko vs E Eliskases 1-083 1960 Buenos AiresE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
17. Guimard vs Taimanov  1-030 1960 Buenos AiresA48 King's Indian
18. Gligoric vs B Wexler  1-030 1960 Buenos AiresD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. Wade vs Pachman  0-160 1960 Buenos AiresB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. Korchnoi vs Reshevsky ½-½51 1960 Buenos AiresE60 King's Indian Defense
21. Pachman vs Benko  1-041 1960 Buenos AiresE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. Ivkov vs Szabo  ½-½31 1960 Buenos AiresD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Reshevsky vs Guimard 1-069 1960 Buenos AiresA92 Dutch
24. Unzicker vs Korchnoi  ½-½47 1960 Buenos AiresB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. Taimanov vs O Bazan 1-028 1960 Buenos AiresD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: tournament toppings :)

<Samuel Reshevsky was quoted by Mark Taimanov, "I would settle for 19th if Fischer placed 20th.">

Dec-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Korchnoi ended up first (shared) and Wade last (also shared), but the victory of the latter over the former has made it to every single chess lesson on king & pawn endings ever since:

Wade vs Korchnoi, 1960

Jul-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: This tournament could have functioned as a Western (non-Soviet) championship. All the stars played, apart from Larsen (anybody know if he wasn't invited or chose not to play?), who in any case hadn't really come into his own at this point. A major disappointment for Fischer, Gligoric, and Olafsson, who would have been the pre-tournament favorites. Oddly, Argentine chess is badly underrepresented. I'm guessing that the tournament committee simply nominated the top six finishers of the Argentine championship, but the result was that the tournament was played without Najdorf, Panno, Pilnik, Sanguinetti.
Jul-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <zydeco> Larsen was fairly active in 1960, so the organisers likely looked elsewhere.

Not sure why Korchnoi would not have been a favourite, coming off his first win of the Soviet title, though.

Jul-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: I meant among the non-Soviets. Tournaments from this period all seem to have two storylines; there's the tournament itself, with a certain number of Western stars, and then there's the Soviet delegation (usually two grandmasters) under tremendous pressure to win the tournament.....and if they don't win, it's a disgrace for them.
Mar-23-15  Pirandus: Argentina without Najdorf? Intolerable decision.
Jul-26-15  Pirandus: who is eliskases?
Jul-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nosnibor: Bent Larsen in his book "Larsen`s Selected Games 1948-1969" states in his game with Eliskases that until 1939 he was the Austrian candidate for the World Championship !
Nov-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://www.fmed.uba.ar/aulamagna/au... link is broken.
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