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: Herman Pilnik
| page 1 of 1; 20 games
|1. Panno vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||36||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A22 English|
|2. Pilnik vs Najdorf
|| ||½-½||55||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A15 English|
|3. Guimard vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||30||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno|
|4. Pilnik vs A Fuderer
|| ||1-0||87||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B07 Pirc|
|5. Filip vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||22||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A20 English|
|6. Pilnik vs Stahlberg
|| ||½-½||22||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C05 French, Tarrasch|
|7. Unzicker vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||29||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A56 Benoni Defense|
|8. Pilnik vs Sliwa
|| ||1-0||94||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|9. Szabo vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||19||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|10. Pilnik vs J H Donner
|| ||1-0||51||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|11. Petrosian vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||42||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E91 King's Indian|
|12. Pilnik vs Keres
|| ||½-½||19||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|13. Spassky vs Pilnik
||1-0||31||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B98 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|14. Pilnik vs Geller
||0-1||38||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3|
|15. G Ilivitsky vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||35||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|16. Pilnik vs Bronstein
|| ||½-½||39||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|17. Pachman vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||41||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A16 English|
|18. Pilnik vs B Rabar
|| ||1-0||37||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|19. A Medina Garcia vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||40||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|20. Pilnik vs Bisguier
|| ||½-½||16||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E57 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd|
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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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