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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: Laszlo Szabo

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Spassky vs Szabo ½-½301955Gothenburg InterzonalC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Szabo vs Geller  ½-½131955Gothenburg InterzonalC01 French, Exchange
3. G Ilivitsky vs Szabo  ½-½351955Gothenburg InterzonalD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
4. Szabo vs Bronstein  ½-½151955Gothenburg InterzonalC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
5. Pachman vs Szabo  ½-½161955Gothenburg InterzonalA13 English
6. Szabo vs B Rabar  ½-½231955Gothenburg InterzonalD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
7. A Medina Garcia vs Szabo 0-1531955Gothenburg InterzonalC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
8. Szabo vs Bisguier  1-0561955Gothenburg InterzonalA15 English
9. Panno vs Szabo 1-0421955Gothenburg InterzonalE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
10. Szabo vs Pilnik  ½-½191955Gothenburg InterzonalE60 King's Indian Defense
11. Najdorf vs Szabo 1-0381955Gothenburg InterzonalE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Szabo vs Guimard  ½-½711955Gothenburg InterzonalD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
13. A Fuderer vs Szabo 0-1321955Gothenburg InterzonalB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
14. Szabo vs Filip  ½-½151955Gothenburg InterzonalE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
15. Stahlberg vs Szabo 0-1411955Gothenburg InterzonalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. Szabo vs Unzicker  ½-½241955Gothenburg InterzonalE14 Queen's Indian
17. Sliwa vs Szabo 0-1601955Gothenburg InterzonalE15 Queen's Indian
18. Szabo vs J H Donner 1-0321955Gothenburg InterzonalE60 King's Indian Defense
19. Petrosian vs Szabo  ½-½161955Gothenburg InterzonalD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
20. Szabo vs Keres  ½-½221955Gothenburg InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
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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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