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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: Borislav Ivkov

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pachman vs Ivkov  ½-½331965HavanaE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
2. Ivkov vs E Jimenez Zerquera 1-0241965HavanaD85 Grunfeld
3. Geller vs Ivkov  ½-½291965HavanaC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
4. Ivkov vs Doda  1-0331965HavanaA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. W Pietzsch vs Ivkov  ½-½311965HavanaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. Ivkov vs Smyslov 1-0591965HavanaD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. O'Kelly vs Ivkov  0-1261965HavanaA10 English
8. Ivkov vs Wade  1-0391965HavanaD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. Szabo vs Ivkov  ½-½391965HavanaE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
10. Ivkov vs I Bilek  1-0401965HavanaA30 English, Symmetrical
11. Fischer vs Ivkov 0-1531965HavanaC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
12. E Cobo Arteaga vs Ivkov  0-1501965HavanaD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
13. Ivkov vs J H Donner 1-0211965HavanaC81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
14. Kholmov vs Ivkov  1-0751965HavanaA13 English
15. Ivkov vs F J Perez Perez  1-0421965HavanaE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. H Lehmann vs Ivkov 0-1461965HavanaE57 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd
17. Ivkov vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½181965HavanaE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
18. Tringov vs Ivkov 0-1311965HavanaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. Ivkov vs Parma  ½-½391965HavanaE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
20. G Garcia vs Ivkov 1-0371965HavanaE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Ivkov vs Robatsch 0-1581965HavanaC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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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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