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🏆 Gothenburg Interzonal (1955) Chess Event Description
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: Ludek Pachman

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pachman vs Filip  ½-½201955Gothenburg InterzonalE17 Queen's Indian
2. Stahlberg vs Pachman  ½-½401955Gothenburg InterzonalA12 English with b3
3. Pachman vs Unzicker  ½-½131955Gothenburg InterzonalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
4. Sliwa vs Pachman  ½-½321955Gothenburg InterzonalE60 King's Indian Defense
5. Pachman vs Szabo  ½-½161955Gothenburg InterzonalA13 English
6. J H Donner vs Pachman  ½-½411955Gothenburg InterzonalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
7. Pachman vs Petrosian  ½-½361955Gothenburg InterzonalE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
8. Keres vs Pachman 1-0311955Gothenburg InterzonalC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
9. Pachman vs Spassky 1-0401955Gothenburg InterzonalE60 King's Indian Defense
10. Geller vs Pachman  ½-½211955Gothenburg InterzonalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Pachman vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½251955Gothenburg InterzonalA16 English
12. Bronstein vs Pachman ½-½691955Gothenburg InterzonalD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. Pachman vs B Rabar  ½-½241955Gothenburg InterzonalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
14. A Medina Garcia vs Pachman  0-1381955Gothenburg InterzonalB58 Sicilian
15. Pachman vs Bisguier  ½-½161955Gothenburg InterzonalC77 Ruy Lopez
16. Panno vs Pachman 1-0431955Gothenburg InterzonalD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
17. Pachman vs Pilnik  ½-½411955Gothenburg InterzonalA16 English
18. Najdorf vs Pachman  ½-½411955Gothenburg InterzonalD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
19. Pachman vs Guimard ½-½611955Gothenburg InterzonalC41 Philidor Defense
20. A Fuderer vs Pachman 0-1541955Gothenburg InterzonalC44 King's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  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).
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  keypusher: Quite a performance by Bronstein!
Jun-04-14  ughaibu: At the half-way point, Geller had only four points from ten games. Amazing!
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  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.

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  WCC Editing Project:

<Phony Benoni> Here is a video that in part discusses the "Sicilian Vespers" anecdote you describe:

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.

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  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.

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  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:

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