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
| page 1 of 1; 20 games
|1. Geller vs Sliwa
|| ||1-0||65||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3|
|2. Szabo vs Geller
|| ||½-½||13||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C01 French, Exchange|
|3. Geller vs J H Donner
|| ||½-½||29||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C11 French|
|4. Petrosian vs Geller
|| ||½-½||14||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
|5. Geller vs Keres
|| ||½-½||18||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|6. Spassky vs Geller
|| ||½-½||39||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C59 Two Knights|
|7. Geller vs G Ilivitsky
||0-1||39||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|8. Bronstein vs Geller
||1-0||23||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|9. Geller vs Pachman
|| ||½-½||21||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|10. B Rabar vs Geller
||1-0||41||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack|
|11. Geller vs A Medina Garcia
||1-0||73||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation|
|12. Bisguier vs Geller
||0-1||41||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A48 King's Indian|
|13. Geller vs Panno
||1-0||23||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B98 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|14. Pilnik vs Geller
||0-1||38||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3|
|15. Geller vs Najdorf
|| ||½-½||19||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|16. Guimard vs Geller
|| ||½-½||52||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A48 King's Indian|
|17. Geller vs A Fuderer
||1-0||30||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|18. Filip vs Geller
|| ||½-½||16||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A04 Reti Opening|
|19. Geller vs Stahlberg
|| ||1-0||39||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|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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