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🏆 Gothenburg Interzonal (1955)

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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: Oscar Panno

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Panno vs Pilnik  ½-½361955Gothenburg InterzonalA22 English
2. Najdorf vs Panno 0-1411955Gothenburg InterzonalB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
3. Panno vs Guimard 1-0311955Gothenburg InterzonalD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. A Fuderer vs Panno ½-½501955Gothenburg InterzonalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Panno vs Filip  ½-½171955Gothenburg InterzonalD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
6. Stahlberg vs Panno  ½-½601955Gothenburg InterzonalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. Panno vs Unzicker 1-0411955Gothenburg InterzonalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Sliwa vs Panno  ½-½731955Gothenburg InterzonalA16 English
9. Panno vs Szabo 1-0421955Gothenburg InterzonalE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
10. J H Donner vs Panno 0-1251955Gothenburg InterzonalE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. Panno vs Petrosian  ½-½311955Gothenburg InterzonalE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
12. Keres vs Panno 1-0311955Gothenburg InterzonalB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Panno vs Spassky 1-0331955Gothenburg InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
14. Geller vs Panno 1-0231955Gothenburg InterzonalB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Panno vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½251955Gothenburg InterzonalD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
16. Bronstein vs Panno 1-0521955Gothenburg InterzonalE61 King's Indian
17. Panno vs Pachman 1-0431955Gothenburg InterzonalD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
18. B Rabar vs Panno  ½-½261955Gothenburg InterzonalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. Panno vs A Medina Garcia 1-0701955Gothenburg InterzonalA14 English
20. Bisguier vs Panno 0-1431955Gothenburg InterzonalB50 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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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!
Jun-04-14
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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.

Sep-26-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
premium
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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