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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: Efim Geller

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Sliwa  1-0651955Gothenburg InterzonalE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
2. Szabo vs Geller  ½-½131955Gothenburg InterzonalC01 French, Exchange
3. Geller vs J H Donner  ½-½291955Gothenburg InterzonalC11 French
4. Petrosian vs Geller  ½-½141955Gothenburg InterzonalC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
5. Geller vs Keres  ½-½181955Gothenburg InterzonalA30 English, Symmetrical
6. Spassky vs Geller  ½-½391955Gothenburg InterzonalC59 Two Knights
7. Geller vs G Ilivitsky 0-1391955Gothenburg InterzonalD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
8. Bronstein vs Geller 1-0231955Gothenburg InterzonalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. Geller vs Pachman  ½-½211955Gothenburg InterzonalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. B Rabar vs Geller 1-0411955Gothenburg InterzonalB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
11. Geller vs A Medina Garcia 1-0731955Gothenburg InterzonalC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
12. Bisguier vs Geller 0-1411955Gothenburg InterzonalA48 King's Indian
13. Geller vs Panno 1-0231955Gothenburg InterzonalB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Pilnik vs Geller 0-1381955Gothenburg InterzonalB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
15. Geller vs Najdorf  ½-½191955Gothenburg InterzonalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Guimard vs Geller  ½-½521955Gothenburg InterzonalA48 King's Indian
17. Geller vs A Fuderer 1-0301955Gothenburg InterzonalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Filip vs Geller  ½-½161955Gothenburg InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
19. Geller vs Stahlberg  1-0391955Gothenburg InterzonalC07 French, Tarrasch
20. Unzicker vs Geller  ½-½521955Gothenburg InterzonalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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