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: Antonio Angel Medina Garcia
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|1. A Medina Garcia vs Guimard
|| ||1-0||41||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C02 French, Advance|
|2. A Fuderer vs A Medina Garcia
|| ||1-0||33||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation|
|3. A Medina Garcia vs Filip
|| ||½-½||50||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|4. Stahlberg vs A Medina Garcia
|| ||½-½||33||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|5. A Medina Garcia vs Unzicker
|| ||½-½||97||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3|
|6. Sliwa vs A Medina Garcia
|| ||1-0||66||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||E33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|7. A Medina Garcia vs Szabo
||0-1||53||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense|
|8. J H Donner vs A Medina Garcia
|| ||1-0||68||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower|
|9. A Medina Garcia vs Petrosian
|| ||0-1||51||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|10. Keres vs A Medina Garcia
|| ||½-½||62||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation|
|11. A Medina Garcia vs Spassky
||0-1||32||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense|
|12. Geller vs A Medina Garcia
||1-0||73||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation|
|13. A Medina Garcia vs G Ilivitsky
||0-1||42||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|14. Bronstein vs A Medina Garcia
||1-0||24||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|15. A Medina Garcia vs Pachman
|| ||0-1||38||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B58 Sicilian|
|16. B Rabar vs A Medina Garcia
|| ||0-1||42||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. A Medina Garcia vs Bisguier
|| ||½-½||46||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Panno vs A Medina Garcia
||1-0||70||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A14 English|
|19. A Medina Garcia vs Pilnik
|| ||½-½||40||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|20. Najdorf vs A Medina Garcia
|| ||½-½||40||1955||Gothenburg Interzonal||A14 English|
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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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