The Gothenburg interzonal tournament was played between 15th August and 21st September 1955. It was a 21-player round robin, with the top nine players qualifying for the ... [more]
Player: Wolfgang Unzicker
| page 1 of 1; 20 games
|1. G Ilivitsky vs Unzicker
|| ||1-0||41||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6|
|2. Unzicker vs Bronstein
||0-1||42||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|3. Pachman vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||13||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|4. Unzicker vs B Rabar
|| ||½-½||29||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line|
|5. A Medina Garcia vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||97||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3|
|6. Unzicker vs Bisguier
|| ||½-½||57||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|7. Panno vs Unzicker
||1-0||41||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|8. Unzicker vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||29||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A56 Benoni Defense|
|9. Najdorf vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||77||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
|10. Unzicker vs Guimard
|| ||1-0||45||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C13 French|
|11. A Fuderer vs Unzicker
||1-0||39||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D88 Grunfeld, Spassky Variation, Main line, 10...cd, 11.cd|
|12. Unzicker vs Filip
||0-1||19||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|13. Stahlberg vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||12||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|14. Unzicker vs Sliwa
|| ||1-0||29||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|15. Szabo vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||24||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E14 Queen's Indian|
|16. Unzicker vs J H Donner
||1-0||31||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C10 French|
|17. Petrosian vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||16||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System|
|18. Unzicker vs Keres
||0-1||58||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|19. Spassky vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||28||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|20. Unzicker vs Geller
|| ||½-½||52||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
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|Nov-20-12|| ||Phony Benoni: The most memorable event of this tournament came in round 14, when three Soviet players (Keres, Geller and Spassky) had White against three Argentinans (Najdorf, Panno, Pilnik). The Argentinans had carefully analyzed a sharp variation in the Sicilian beforehand, and all three played it. The three Soviet players all found a spectacular series of sacrifices and went on to win quickly (See games #134, 135, 136).|
|May-23-14|| ||keypusher: Quite a performance by Bronstein!|
|Jun-04-14|| ||ughaibu: At the half-way point, Geller had only four points from ten games. Amazing!|
|Jun-04-14|| ||keypusher: Of interest only to me: in Bisguier's games, White scored +4-8=8.|
|Sep-26-14|| ||Ke2: Awesome tournament. +10 =10 from bronstein was amazing. And of course the Argentinian tragedy.|
|Sep-26-14|| ||Everett: < keypusher: Quite a performance by Bronstein!>|
Yes this is one of Bronstein's career highlights.besides the remarkable victory over Keres, he had some other gems as well. I think it helped that he secured Furman as his second for the tournament. I think it shows in his focused play.
|Sep-26-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: |
<Phony Benoni> Here is a video that in part discusses the "Sicilian Vespers" anecdote you describe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVJ_...
|Sep-26-14|| ||Everett: I find it both amazing and typical that a tournament that involves Fischer not at all somehow has an introduction with two links to his games.|
Apparently Fischer was the only one that discovered some theoretical improvements on these games. Remarkable.
|Sep-26-14|| ||Benzol: Actually it wasn't Fischer but Keres who discovered the improvement. See the discussion on the Geller vs Panno, 1955 game.|
|Sep-26-14|| ||Everett: <Sep-26-14
member Benzol: Actually it wasn't Fischer but Keres who discovered the improvement. See the discussion on the Geller vs Panno, 1955 game.>
Great! Let's now change this page to rightfully honor Keres.
|Sep-28-14|| ||WCC Editing Project: |
The bio doesn't need to be changed- it already credits <Keres> for coming up with the post-Vespers improvement:
"until Paul Keres suggested the improvement 13 ... Rh7 which was later played in Gligoric vs Fischer, 1958 1/2-1/2 and resurrected that Sicilian, Najdorf (B98) line (1)."
|Sep-28-14|| ||Everett: Too bad.|
|Apr-20-15|| ||Howard: Wonder why Gligoric didn't take part in this tournament.|
|Apr-20-15|| ||Olavi: <Howard: Wonder why Gligoric didn't take part in this tournament.>|
He failed in the Jugoslav championship and didn't qualify for the Munich zonal: http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/...
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