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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: Georgy Ilivitsky

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Ilivitsky vs Unzicker  1-0411955Gothenburg InterzonalE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
2. Sliwa vs G Ilivitsky 0-1511955Gothenburg InterzonalD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
3. G Ilivitsky vs Szabo  ½-½351955Gothenburg InterzonalD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
4. J H Donner vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½191955Gothenburg InterzonalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
5. G Ilivitsky vs Petrosian  ½-½141955Gothenburg InterzonalA56 Benoni Defense
6. Keres vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½161955Gothenburg InterzonalA16 English
7. G Ilivitsky vs Spassky 0-1351955Gothenburg InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
8. Geller vs G Ilivitsky 0-1391955Gothenburg InterzonalD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
9. G Ilivitsky vs Bronstein  ½-½131955Gothenburg InterzonalA53 Old Indian
10. Pachman vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½251955Gothenburg InterzonalA16 English
11. G Ilivitsky vs B Rabar  ½-½191955Gothenburg InterzonalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. A Medina Garcia vs G Ilivitsky 0-1421955Gothenburg InterzonalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
13. G Ilivitsky vs Bisguier ½-½311955Gothenburg InterzonalE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
14. Panno vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½251955Gothenburg InterzonalD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
15. G Ilivitsky vs Pilnik  ½-½351955Gothenburg InterzonalE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. Najdorf vs G Ilivitsky 1-0441955Gothenburg InterzonalB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
17. G Ilivitsky vs Guimard 0-1521955Gothenburg InterzonalA92 Dutch
18. A Fuderer vs G Ilivitsky  ½-½431955Gothenburg InterzonalD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. G Ilivitsky vs Filip  ½-½341955Gothenburg InterzonalE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
20. Stahlberg vs G Ilivitsky ½-½151955Gothenburg InterzonalE60 King's Indian Defense
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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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