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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: Jan Hein Donner

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs J H Donner ½-½561955Gothenburg InterzonalB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. J H Donner vs Spassky 0-1321955Gothenburg InterzonalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. Geller vs J H Donner  ½-½291955Gothenburg InterzonalC11 French
4. J H Donner vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½191955Gothenburg InterzonalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
5. Bronstein vs J H Donner 1-0251955Gothenburg InterzonalE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
6. J H Donner vs Pachman  ½-½411955Gothenburg InterzonalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
7. B Rabar vs J H Donner  1-0421955Gothenburg InterzonalE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
8. J H Donner vs A Medina Garcia  1-0681955Gothenburg InterzonalD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
9. Bisguier vs J H Donner  1-0381955Gothenburg InterzonalB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
10. J H Donner vs Panno 0-1251955Gothenburg InterzonalE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. Pilnik vs J H Donner  1-0511955Gothenburg InterzonalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. J H Donner vs Najdorf  0-1401955Gothenburg InterzonalE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Guimard vs J H Donner  ½-½421955Gothenburg InterzonalE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
14. J H Donner vs A Fuderer 1-0471955Gothenburg InterzonalE60 King's Indian Defense
15. Filip vs J H Donner 1-0871955Gothenburg InterzonalE61 King's Indian
16. J H Donner vs Stahlberg  ½-½231955Gothenburg InterzonalD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Unzicker vs J H Donner 1-0311955Gothenburg InterzonalC10 French
18. J H Donner vs Sliwa  ½-½501955Gothenburg InterzonalE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. Szabo vs J H Donner 1-0321955Gothenburg InterzonalE60 King's Indian Defense
20. J H Donner vs Petrosian 0-1411955Gothenburg InterzonalA61 Benoni
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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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