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: Boris Spassky
| page 1 of 1; 20 games
|1. Spassky vs Szabo
||½-½||30||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|2. J H Donner vs Spassky
||0-1||32||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|3. Spassky vs Petrosian
||½-½||24||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4|
|4. Keres vs Spassky
||1-0||30||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E14 Queen's Indian|
|5. Spassky vs Geller
|| ||½-½||39||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C59 Two Knights|
|6. G Ilivitsky vs Spassky
||0-1||35||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A04 Reti Opening|
|7. Spassky vs Bronstein
|| ||½-½||15||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|8. Pachman vs Spassky
||1-0||40||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|9. Spassky vs B Rabar
||1-0||45||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|10. A Medina Garcia vs Spassky
||0-1||32||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense|
|11. Spassky vs Bisguier
||0-1||68||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense|
|12. Panno vs Spassky
||1-0||33||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A04 Reti Opening|
|13. Spassky vs Pilnik
||1-0||31||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B98 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|14. Najdorf vs Spassky
||1-0||40||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|15. Spassky vs Guimard
|| ||½-½||27||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C13 French|
|16. A Fuderer vs Spassky
|| ||½-½||44||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6|
|17. Spassky vs Filip
||1-0||40||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad|
|18. Stahlberg vs Spassky
||0-1||36||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O|
|19. Spassky vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||28||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|20. Sliwa vs Spassky
||½-½||17||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7|
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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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