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Portoroz Interzonal Tournament

Mikhail Tal13.5/20(+8 -1 =11)[view games]
Svetozar Gligoric13/20(+8 -2 =10)[view games]
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian12.5/20(+6 -1 =13)[view games]
Pal Benko12.5/20(+7 -2 =11)[view games]
Fridrik Olafsson12/20(+8 -4 =8)[view games]
Robert James Fischer12/20(+6 -2 =12)[view games]
David Bronstein11.5/20(+4 -1 =15)[view games]
Yuri Averbakh11.5/20(+6 -3 =11)[view games]
Aleksandar Matanovic11.5/20(+6 -3 =11)[view games]
Laszlo Szabo11.5/20(+7 -4 =9)[view games]
Ludek Pachman11.5/20(+6 -3 =11)[view games]
Oscar Panno11/20(+4 -2 =14)[view games]
Miroslav Filip11/20(+4 -2 =14)[view games]
Raul Sanguineti10/20(+4 -4 =12)[view games]
Oleg Neikirch9.5/20(+5 -6 =9)[view games]
Bent Larsen8.5/20(+5 -8 =7)[view games]
James T Sherwin7.5/20(+5 -10 =5)[view games]
Hector Decio Rossetto7/20(+3 -9 =8)[view games]
Rodolfo Tan Cardoso6/20(+4 -12 =4)[view games]
Boris De Greiff4.5/20(+1 -12 =7)[view games]
Geza Fuster2/20(+1 -17 =2)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Portoroz Interzonal (1958)

Portoroz was the fourth FIDE interzonal, and the first one ever played outside of Sweden. It was a 21-player round robin, with the top six players qualifying for the Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959) tournament, with the proviso that no more than four players from any one country could advance.1 Harry Golombek served as arbiter, assisted by Vladimir Vukovic. The tournament committee was composed of Gligoric, Averbakh, Neikirch, Rossetto and Ozren Nedeljkovic. The prize money for 1st through 12th places was 300.000, 225.000, 200.000, 150.000, 120.000, 100.000, 80.000, 60.000, 50.000, 45.000, 40.000, and 30.000 "dinarer". In addition, the remaining players received 2.000 dinarer for each point scored. Several special prizes were also offered. The opening ceremony featured the debut of the FIDE Hymn, composed by Dal Verme.2

Photo montage: http://soloscacchi.altervista.org/w...

It was won by Tal with 13.5/20 (+8 =11 -1), Gligoric was second with 13. Also qualifying were: Benko and Petrosian with 12.5, and Fischer and Olafsson with 12.

Portoroz, Yugoslavia (Slovenia), 5 August - 12 September 19583

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 1 Tal * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 13.5 2 Gligoric ˝ * ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 13.0 3 Petrosian ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 1 ˝ 1 12.5 4 Benko 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 12.5 5 Olafsson ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ * 1 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 12.0 6 Fischer ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 12.0 7 Bronstein ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 11.5 8 Averbakh ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 11.5 9 Matanovic 1 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 11.5 10 Szabo 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 0 * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 11.5 11 Pachman ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 11.5 12 Panno 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 11.0 13 Filip 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 11.0 14 Sanguineti ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 10.0 15 Neikirch ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 0 0 * 0 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 9.5 16 Larsen 0 0 1 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 * 1 1 ˝ 0 1 8.5 17 Sherwin ˝ 1 0 ˝ 1 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 * 1 0 1 1 7.5 18 Rossetto 0 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 0 * 1 ˝ 1 7.0 19 Cardoso ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 1 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 * 1 1 6.0 20 De Greiff 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 0 * 0 4.5 21 Fuster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 2.0

<Round-by-round score>

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 1 Tal 1.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.5 11.0 12.0 12.5 12.5 13.0 13.5 2 Gligoric 0.5 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.5 5.5 6.0 7.0 7.5 8.0 9.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 12.0 12.5 13.0 3 Petrosian 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.5 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 10.5 11.0 11.5 12.0 12.5 12.5 4 Benko 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.5 3.0 4.0 4.5 5.5 5.5 6.0 6.0 6.5 7.0 8.0 8.5 9.0 10.0 10.5 11.5 12.0 12.5 5 Olafsson 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.5 4.5 4.5 5.5 5.5 6.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.0 12.0 6 Fischer 0.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 4.0 5.0 5.5 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.5 12.0 7 Bronstein 0.5 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.5 11.0 11.5 11.5 8 Averbakh 0.5 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 7.5 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 9.5 10.0 11.0 11.5 9 Matanovic 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 5.0 5.5 5.5 6.0 7.0 7.5 8.0 9.0 9.5 9.5 10.0 10.5 10.5 11.5 10 Szabo 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 5.5 5.5 6.5 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 10.0 10.5 11.0 11.5 11 Pachman 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 5.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 9.5 10.0 11.0 11.5 12 Panno 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 8.0 8.0 8.5 8.5 9.0 10.0 10.5 11.0 13 Filip 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.0 6.0 6.5 7.5 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 10.5 11.0 14 Sanguinetti 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 5.0 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 8.0 9.0 9.5 10.0 15 Neikirch 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.5 5.5 6.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 9.5 16 Larsen 0.5 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.5 4.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 8.5 8.5 8.5 17 Sherwin 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.5 3.0 4.0 5.0 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 7.5 18 Rossetto 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 19 Cardoso 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 6.0 20 De Greiff 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5 21 Fuster 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

The Gothenburg Interzonal (1955) and Stockholm Interzonal (1962) were the previous and next in the Interzonal cycles held by FIDE.

Notes

1 Yuri Averbakh "Centre-Stage and Behind the Scenes", Steve Giddins transl. (New in Chess 2011), pp. 110-114.

2 "Tidskrift för Schack", no. 7 September 1958, p. 195 (http://www.schack.se/tfs/history/19...).

3 "Magyar Sakkelet" 1958, p. 147. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1956-1960", p. 250.

Mikhail Tal, "The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal" (Cadogan 1997), p. 105;

Original collection: Game Collection: Interzonals 1958: Portoroz, by User: capybara.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 210  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Bronstein vs Gligoric  ½-½42 1958 Portoroz InterzonalE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
2. Petrosian vs J Sherwin 1-058 1958 Portoroz InterzonalD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. F Olafsson vs Szabo 1-042 1958 Portoroz InterzonalD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Fischer vs O Neikirch ½-½16 1958 Portoroz InterzonalC67 Ruy Lopez
5. R Sanguineti vs A Matanovic  ½-½52 1958 Portoroz InterzonalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Tal vs B De Greiff 1-029 1958 Portoroz InterzonalA17 English
7. Larsen vs Filip  ½-½32 1958 Portoroz InterzonalA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Benko vs G Fuster 1-026 1958 Portoroz InterzonalB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
9. Panno vs Pachman  ½-½26 1958 Portoroz InterzonalE07 Catalan, Closed
10. Averbakh vs Rodolfo Cardoso ½-½60 1958 Portoroz InterzonalA34 English, Symmetrical
11. Pachman vs F Olafsson  ½-½20 1958 Portoroz InterzonalB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
12. Szabo vs Tal 0-149 1958 Portoroz InterzonalB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. Rodolfo Cardoso vs Larsen  ½-½54 1958 Portoroz InterzonalB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
14. Gligoric vs Averbakh  ½-½25 1958 Portoroz InterzonalE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
15. G Fuster vs Fischer 0-136 1958 Portoroz InterzonalE86 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6
16. B De Greiff vs Petrosian  ½-½30 1958 Portoroz InterzonalE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
17. H Rossetto vs Benko  ½-½65 1958 Portoroz InterzonalB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
18. O Neikirch vs Bronstein  ½-½20 1958 Portoroz InterzonalA37 English, Symmetrical
19. Filip vs R Sanguineti  ½-½42 1958 Portoroz InterzonalA12 English with b3
20. A Matanovic vs Panno  ½-½54 1958 Portoroz InterzonalB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
21. R Sanguineti vs Rodolfo Cardoso  ½-½69 1958 Portoroz InterzonalC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
22. Tal vs Pachman  ½-½50 1958 Portoroz InterzonalC11 French
23. Fischer vs H Rossetto ½-½73 1958 Portoroz InterzonalC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
24. J Sherwin vs B De Greiff  1-049 1958 Portoroz InterzonalA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
25. Petrosian vs Szabo  ½-½21 1958 Portoroz InterzonalE12 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-28-13  thegoodanarchist: Larsen had a surprisingly poor showing.
Mar-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Cardoso could be said to have kept both Bronstein and Averbakh from advancing, or at least potentially doing so. Olafsson and Fischer were the last qualifiers, with 12 points each. Bronstein and Averbakh gave up a loss and a draw, respectively, to Cardoso. Both finished with 11.5 points. Tal was the only other player in the top 13 finishers who did not beat Cardoso.
Mar-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Cardoso gave Fischer all he could handle before succumbing.
Mar-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  RookFile: A very good result indeed in this tournament for Cardoso. Looks like he played fighting chess.
Mar-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <perfidious> You're not kidding. Had Cardoso played 13...Nd5! in Fischer vs R T Cardoso, 1958, Fischer would have been in "deep doo doo," as George H.W. Bush would say. Had Cardoso won or drawn (instead of losing) from his much superior position against Fischer and/or lost or drawn (instead of winning) from his much inferior position against Bronstein, chess history might have been much different.
Jul-31-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is the FIDE Anthem that was played at the opening ceremony:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlA...

Feb-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: A fantastic montage of all the participants (and arbiter) is online.

Click here: http://soloscacchi.altervista.org/w...

And also: http://soloscacchi.altervista.org/?... (IT)

Feb-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Wow,thanks <zanzibar>!
Feb-24-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <moronvich> you're welcome, and both our thanks go to the soloscacchi site.
Feb-25-16  ozmikey: <http://soloscacchi.altervista.org/w...>

Panno looks a dead ringer for Peter Hitchens in that photo!

Feb-25-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <zanzibar:

And also: http://soloscacchi.altervista.org/?... (IT)>

I wonder what the (what looks like) "38" after Brooklyn on the Fischer postcard to Jack Collins is?

Feb-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  NeverAgain: The "38" is a postal zone/district number, the predecessor of the ZIP code.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZIP_c...

Feb-26-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <NeverAgain: The "38" is a postal zone/district number, the predecessor of the ZIP code.>

That's what I was thinking, but I don't remember it ever being two digits. (even now hearing it)

However, as a kid I don't remember being focused on mailing things.

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