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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Plaza Tournament

Boris Spassky7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Murray Chandler7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Eduard Gufeld7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Zsuzsa Polgar6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[view games]
Ian Rogers6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[view games]
Larry Mark Christiansen6/10(+4 -2 =4)[view games]
Jonathan D Sarfati4/10(+2 -4 =4)[view games]
Ortvin Sarapu3/10(+0 -4 =6)[view games]
Vernon Albert Small3/10(+1 -5 =4)[view games]
Russell John Dive2/10(+1 -7 =2)[view games]
Anthony F Ker1.5/10(+0 -7 =3)[view games]
Robert Huebner0/1(+0 -1 =0)[view games]
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Chessgames.com 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.

Crosstable:

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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Chandler vs O Sarapu 1-032 1988 PlazaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. J Sarfati vs Spassky ½-½20 1988 PlazaE70 King's Indian
3. I Rogers vs Huebner 1-039 1988 PlazaB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Zsuzsa Polgar vs R J Dive 1-036 1988 PlazaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A F Ker vs V Small  0-170 1988 PlazaD85 Grunfeld
6. Gufeld vs L Christiansen 1-074 1988 PlazaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. A F Ker vs Gufeld  0-142 1988 PlazaE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
8. V Small vs R J Dive  ½-½20 1988 PlazaC24 Bishop's Opening
9. Spassky vs Zsuzsa Polgar 1-042 1988 PlazaC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. O Sarapu vs J Sarfati  ½-½29 1988 PlazaC77 Ruy Lopez
11. L Christiansen vs I Rogers 1-024 1988 PlazaA52 Budapest Gambit
12. R J Dive vs Spassky 0-151 1988 PlazaE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
13. Chandler vs L Christiansen  ½-½50 1988 PlazaC67 Ruy Lopez
14. I Rogers vs A F Ker  1-043 1988 PlazaB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
15. Zsuzsa Polgar vs O Sarapu  ½-½22 1988 PlazaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Gufeld vs V Small  1-058 1988 PlazaA37 English, Symmetrical
17. L Christiansen vs J Sarfati ½-½62 1988 PlazaA57 Benko Gambit
18. Gufeld vs I Rogers  ½-½55 1988 PlazaD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
19. A F Ker vs Chandler  0-136 1988 PlazaE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. O Sarapu vs R J Dive  0-122 1988 PlazaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
21. V Small vs Spassky 0-122 1988 PlazaB06 Robatsch
22. J Sarfati vs A F Ker 1-036 1988 PlazaE41 Nimzo-Indian
23. Zsuzsa Polgar vs L Christiansen 0-158 1988 PlazaE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
24. Spassky vs O Sarapu  ½-½41 1988 PlazaC26 Vienna
25. I Rogers vs V Small 1-041 1988 PlazaB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
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