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: Laszlo Szabo
| page 1 of 1; 20 games
|1. Spassky vs Szabo
||½-½||30||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|2. Szabo vs Geller
|| ||½-½||13||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C01 French, Exchange|
|3. G Ilivitsky vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||35||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|4. Szabo vs Bronstein
|| ||½-½||15||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation|
|5. Pachman vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||16||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A13 English|
|6. Szabo vs B Rabar
|| ||½-½||23||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|7. A Medina Garcia vs Szabo
||0-1||53||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense|
|8. Szabo vs Bisguier
|| ||1-0||56||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A15 English|
|9. Panno vs Szabo
||1-0||42||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System|
|10. Szabo vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||19||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|11. Najdorf vs Szabo
||1-0||38||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. Szabo vs Guimard
|| ||½-½||71||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line|
|13. A Fuderer vs Szabo
||0-1||32||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|14. Szabo vs Filip
|| ||½-½||15||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6|
|15. Stahlberg vs Szabo
||0-1||41||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|16. Szabo vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||24||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E14 Queen's Indian|
|17. Sliwa vs Szabo
||0-1||60||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E15 Queen's Indian|
|18. Szabo vs J H Donner
||1-0||32||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|19. Petrosian vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||16||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D88 Grunfeld, Spassky Variation, Main line, 10...cd, 11.cd|
|20. Szabo vs Keres
|| ||½-½||22||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A04 Reti Opening|
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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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