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Plaza Tournament

Boris Spassky7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Murray Chandler7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Eduard Gufeld7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Zsuzsa Polgar6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Ian Rogers6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Larry Mark Christiansen6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Jonathan D Sarfati4/10(+2 -4 =4)[games]
Ortvin Sarapu3/10(+0 -4 =6)[games]
Vernon Albert Small3/10(+1 -5 =4)[games]
Russell John Dive2/10(+1 -7 =2)[games]
Anthony F Ker1.5/10(+0 -7 =3)[games]
Robert Huebner0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Plaza (1988)
As part of the New Zealand International Festival of the Arts and to mark the opening of the Plaza International Hotel in Wellington, this International tournament was organized by Alan Grant Kerr.

Six overseas players, Boris Spassky, Robert Huebner, Ian Rogers, Eduard Gufeld, Zsuzsa Polgar and Larry M Christiansen were invited to pit their skills against New Zealand players Murray Chandler, Ortvin Sarapu, Jonathan D Sarfati, Vernon Albert Small, Russell John Dive and Anthony F Ker.

The tournament took place in the Plaza International Hotel from the 15th to the 28th of March. The Director Of Play was Robert Gibbons. All rounds were scheduled to take place daily from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm except Round 11 which started an hour earlier. Admission fee for spectators was ten dollars per day.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 1 Spassky * 1 1 1 1 1 7 2 Chandler * 1 1 1 1 1 7 3 Gufeld 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 4 Polgar 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 6 5 Rogers 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 6 6 Christiansen 0 0 1 1 * 1 1 6 7 Sarfati 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 4 8 Sarapu 0 0 0 * 0 3 9 Small 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 3 10 Dive 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 2 11 Ker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 Huebner* - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0

*Huebner withdrew with illness after his first round game with Ian Rogers.

Game Of The Round prizes were awarded to:

Round 1 - Rogers for his win over Huebner

Round 2 - Spassky for his win over Polgar

Round 3 - Spassky for his win over Dive

Round 4 - Christiansen and Sarfati for their draw

Round 5 - Rogers for his win over Small

Round 6 - Christiansen for his win over Dive

Round 7 - Spassky for his win over Christiansen

Round 8 - Ker and Spassky for their draw

Round 9 - Spassky for his win over Gufeld

Round 10 - Chandler and Dive jointly

Round 11 - Christiansen for his win over Ker, and Rogers for his win over Sarapu

The source for this collection was the tournament bulletins.

Original Collection: Game Collection: Plaza International Chess Tt 1988 by User: Benzol.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Chandler vs O Sarapu 1-0321988PlazaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. J Sarfati vs Spassky ½-½201988PlazaE70 King's Indian
3. I Rogers vs Huebner 1-0391988PlazaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Zsuzsa Polgar vs R J Dive 1-0361988PlazaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A F Ker vs V Small  0-1701988PlazaD85 Grunfeld
6. Gufeld vs L Christiansen 1-0741988PlazaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. A F Ker vs Gufeld  0-1421988PlazaE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
8. V Small vs R J Dive  ½-½201988PlazaC24 Bishop's Opening
9. Spassky vs Zsuzsa Polgar 1-0421988PlazaC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. O Sarapu vs J Sarfati  ½-½291988PlazaC77 Ruy Lopez
11. L Christiansen vs I Rogers 1-0241988PlazaA52 Budapest Gambit
12. R J Dive vs Spassky 0-1511988PlazaE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
13. Chandler vs L Christiansen  ½-½501988PlazaC67 Ruy Lopez
14. I Rogers vs A F Ker  1-0431988PlazaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
15. Zsuzsa Polgar vs O Sarapu  ½-½221988PlazaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Gufeld vs V Small  1-0581988PlazaA37 English, Symmetrical
17. L Christiansen vs J Sarfati ½-½621988PlazaA57 Benko Gambit
18. Gufeld vs I Rogers  ½-½551988PlazaD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
19. A F Ker vs Chandler  0-1361988PlazaE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. O Sarapu vs R J Dive  0-1221988PlazaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
21. V Small vs Spassky 0-1221988PlazaB07 Pirc
22. J Sarfati vs A F Ker 1-0361988PlazaE41 Nimzo-Indian
23. Zsuzsa Polgar vs L Christiansen 0-1581988PlazaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. Spassky vs O Sarapu  ½-½411988PlazaA07 King's Indian Attack
25. I Rogers vs V Small 1-0411988PlazaB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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