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🏆 Havana (1965)

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The 4th Capablanca Memorial International Chess Tournament was held in the capital city of Havana in Cuba. Eighteen grandmasters and six masters participated in the round-robin event at the Habana Libre hotel from August 25 to September 26, 1965. It was one of the best-funded tournaments at the time, due to Ché Guevara's patronage. As the director of the Cuban National Bank and Minister of Industry, he guaranteed a $3000 first prize with more than $4500 to be dispersed among the next five finishers. This ed ... [more]

Player: Ludek Pachman

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pachman vs Ivkov  ½-½331965HavanaE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
2. I Bilek vs Pachman  ½-½221965HavanaD94 Grunfeld
3. Pachman vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0291965HavanaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. J H Donner vs Pachman  0-1511965HavanaD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
5. Pachman vs Kholmov  ½-½261965HavanaE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
6. F J Perez Perez vs Pachman  0-1371965HavanaE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
7. Pachman vs H Lehmann  ½-½381965HavanaA17 English
8. V Ciocaltea vs Pachman  ½-½331965HavanaC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. Pachman vs Tringov  ½-½411965HavanaD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. Parma vs Pachman  ½-½301965HavanaC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Pachman vs G Garcia  1-0461965HavanaA22 English
12. Robatsch vs Pachman  1-0441965HavanaC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. Pachman vs Fischer ½-½401965HavanaE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
14. Pachman vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½281965HavanaA15 English
15. Geller vs Pachman  ½-½411965HavanaE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
16. Pachman vs Doda 1-0371965HavanaA56 Benoni Defense
17. W Pietzsch vs Pachman  ½-½521965HavanaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. Pachman vs Smyslov  ½-½211965HavanaA30 English, Symmetrical
19. O'Kelly vs Pachman  ½-½281965HavanaC66 Ruy Lopez
20. Pachman vs Wade  1-0231965HavanaD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Szabo vs Pachman  ½-½421965HavanaE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-26-13  ughaibu: Professor! Shouldn't it be 'three years before', rather than "three years ago"?
Feb-05-15  suenteus po 147: <ughaibu> Yes. Yes it should. And it looks like someone already heard you since it's corrected now.
Feb-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  swordfish: Wow - 21 rounds! That's what I call a chess tournament!
Feb-05-15  suenteus po 147: <swordfish> This was back in the days of adjournments. Once the two players made the time control they were done for the day and could have dinner, smoke, and maybe play some tennis or go bowling (not necessarily with each other). So it was possible to have longer tournaments without substantial 'fatigue' creeping into the player performance (though even then there are still certain of examples of that from tournaments at this time). And, too, we mustn't forget that less money bought more grandmasters and more of their time back then. It's an expensive proposition to put together a lot of GMs in one event, or to have double rounds with a smaller field that's still strong.
Feb-06-15  mojonera: Solo 2 de los participantes viven , Parma e Ivkov
Feb-06-15  suenteus po 147: <mojonera> It has been 50 years since this event took place. It's impressive, in a way, that Ivkov and Parma are still around. I wonder, were they the youngest participants? Or Fischer must have been because he was always the youngest.
Feb-06-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Fischer over Parma, by a bit more than a year.
Aug-23-16  ughaibu: Taking the results of just the top eight finishers, we get a tournament won by Kholmov.
Jan-24-17  jerseybob: The Marshall, not the Manhattan, was Fischer's home base in this tourney, and the back room where he played looks much the same today as it did in the CR photos from '65.
Apr-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Bobby Fischer plays by teletype in Havana 1965:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w0UJ5...

Jun-22-17  machuelo: From the Cuban side nobody is alive. The Garcia in the cross table is Gilberto García who died more that 15 years ago, not Silvino or Guillermo García, Cuban Grand Masters. The organizer of the event, José Luis Barrera passed away, as well the main arbiters, José Raúl Capablanca Jr., and Alberto García. But some other people like Francisco Acosta is still alive. Acosta was the young man who received in Havana Fischer's move and took it to the board of his rival, where Capa Jr., executed it as 'Ficher representive'. Acosta wrote several years ago an interesting article with the tittle "I Was Fischer's Messenger", with the story of the event. Also is alive the person in charge of play the moves in the wall board, Orlando Peraza. Both of them live in Havana. Later, Peraza join the Cuban Army and retired with the grade or Lieutenant Colonel.Acosta rose as engineer to Adjunct Dean of the Faculty of Science of Havana University.
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