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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: Carlos Enrique Guimard

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Medina Garcia vs Guimard  1-0411955Gothenburg InterzonalC02 French, Advance
2. Guimard vs Bisguier  ½-½201955Gothenburg InterzonalD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Panno vs Guimard 1-0311955Gothenburg InterzonalD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Guimard vs Pilnik  ½-½301955Gothenburg InterzonalE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
5. Najdorf vs Guimard 0-1511955Gothenburg InterzonalD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Guimard vs A Fuderer  1-0501955Gothenburg InterzonalE17 Queen's Indian
7. Filip vs Guimard 1-0461955Gothenburg InterzonalA13 English
8. Guimard vs Stahlberg  1-0601955Gothenburg InterzonalE12 Queen's Indian
9. Unzicker vs Guimard  1-0451955Gothenburg InterzonalC13 French
10. Guimard vs Sliwa  1-0351955Gothenburg InterzonalD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. Szabo vs Guimard  ½-½711955Gothenburg InterzonalD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
12. Guimard vs J H Donner  ½-½421955Gothenburg InterzonalE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. Petrosian vs Guimard 1-0621955Gothenburg InterzonalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Guimard vs Keres 0-1321955Gothenburg InterzonalA57 Benko Gambit
15. Spassky vs Guimard  ½-½271955Gothenburg InterzonalC13 French
16. Guimard vs Geller  ½-½521955Gothenburg InterzonalA48 King's Indian
17. G Ilivitsky vs Guimard 0-1521955Gothenburg InterzonalA92 Dutch
18. Guimard vs Bronstein  ½-½151955Gothenburg InterzonalC07 French, Tarrasch
19. Pachman vs Guimard ½-½611955Gothenburg InterzonalC41 Philidor Defense
20. Guimard vs B Rabar  ½-½411955Gothenburg InterzonalA48 King's Indian
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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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