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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: Paul Keres

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs J H Donner ½-½561955Gothenburg InterzonalB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. Petrosian vs Keres ½-½221955Gothenburg InterzonalE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
3. Keres vs Spassky 1-0301955Gothenburg InterzonalE14 Queen's Indian
4. Geller vs Keres  ½-½181955Gothenburg InterzonalA30 English, Symmetrical
5. Keres vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½161955Gothenburg InterzonalA16 English
6. Bronstein vs Keres 1-0391955Gothenburg InterzonalE41 Nimzo-Indian
7. Keres vs Pachman 1-0311955Gothenburg InterzonalC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
8. B Rabar vs Keres  ½-½321955Gothenburg InterzonalE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
9. Keres vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½621955Gothenburg InterzonalC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
10. Bisguier vs Keres 0-1401955Gothenburg InterzonalC46 Three Knights
11. Keres vs Panno 1-0311955Gothenburg InterzonalB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Pilnik vs Keres  ½-½191955Gothenburg InterzonalC78 Ruy Lopez
13. Keres vs Najdorf 1-0251955Gothenburg InterzonalB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Guimard vs Keres 0-1321955Gothenburg InterzonalA57 Benko Gambit
15. Keres vs A Fuderer 1-0181955Gothenburg InterzonalB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. Filip vs Keres  ½-½171955Gothenburg InterzonalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
17. Keres vs Stahlberg 0-1411955Gothenburg InterzonalB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. Unzicker vs Keres 0-1581955Gothenburg InterzonalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Keres vs Sliwa 1-0371955Gothenburg InterzonalC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
20. Szabo vs Keres  ½-½221955Gothenburg InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-20-12
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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).
May-23-14
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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!
Jun-04-14
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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.

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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