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Budapest Tournament

Paul Keres12.5/17(+10 -2 =5)[view games]
Efim Geller12/17(+8 -1 =8)[view games]
Mikhail Botvinnik11/17(+7 -2 =8)[view games]
Vasily Smyslov11/17(+8 -3 =6)[view games]
Gideon Stahlberg11/17(+7 -2 =8)[view games]
Laszlo Szabo10.5/17(+8 -4 =5)[view games]
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian9.5/17(+6 -4 =7)[view games]
Herman Pilnik9.5/17(+6 -4 =7)[view games]
Alberic O'Kelly de Galway9/17(+4 -3 =10)[view games]
Pal Benko8.5/17(+6 -6 =5)[view games]
Gedeon Barcza8/17(+5 -6 =6)[view games]
Jozsef Szily8/17(+5 -6 =6)[view games]
Harry Golombek7/17(+4 -7 =6)[view games]
Cenek Kottnauer7/17(+4 -7 =6)[view games]
Erno Gereben6/17(+3 -8 =6)[view games]
Octavio Troianescu5.5/17(+5 -11 =1)[view games]
Bogdan Sliwa5/17(+4 -11 =2)[view games]
Hans Platz2/17(+1 -14 =2)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Budapest (1952)

In the year following the death of Geza Maroczy a memorial chess tournament was held in the city of Budapest. The Hungarian chess association with the assistance of Viacheslav Ragozin and Arpad Vajda organized the round robin event that began on March 3, 1952, which would have been Maroczy's 82nd birthday. Eight grandmasters, eight international masters, and two national masters participated. Five of the Soviet Union's strongest grandmasters, including the world champion, attended. They were Mikhail Botvinnik, Efim Geller, Paul Keres, Tigran Petrosian, and Vasily Smyslov. The other three grandmasters to attend were Swedish grandmaster Gideon Stċhlberg, and Hungarian champions Laszlo Szabo and Gedeon Barcza. Hungary was also represented by international masters Pal Benkö, Erno Gereben, and Jozsef Szily. Harry Golombek participated on behalf of England, Alberic O'Kelly de Galway participated represented Belgium, and Hans Platz participated on behalf of East Germany. Bogdan Silwa traveled from Poland, Octavio Troianescu from Romania, and Cenek Kottnauer from Czechoslovakia. Herman Pilnik, the only player to participate from the Americas, traveled from Argentina. Additional information on the event can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/2008072...

The event was one of the stronger post-war tournaments to be held, as well as an indication of the Soviet Union's chess might in international events. Four of the five Soviet participants finished in the top five, with Paul Keres taking clear first. It was a brutal month of chess, with few draws, due in part to the uneven playing strengths of the participants. Not many players escaped with less than three losses, including such heavyweights as Smyslov and Petrosian. A fine tournament to commemorate one of the turn of the century's most dynamic chess masters.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 Keres * 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 12½ 2 Geller 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 12 =3 Botvinnik ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 11 =3 Smyslov 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 11 =3 Stċhlberg ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 11 6 Szabo 1 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 10½ =7 Petrosian 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 9½ =7 Pilnik 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 9½ 9 O'Kelly 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 9 10 Benkö ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 8½ =11 Barcza 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 8 =11 Szily 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 0 1 1 8 =13 Golombek ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 7 =13 Kottnauer ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 0 1 1 0 7 15 Gereben 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 1 6 16 Troianescu 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 * ½ 1 5½ 17 Sliwa 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ * 1 5 18 Platz 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 2

Original collection: Game Collection: Budapest 1952, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Gereben vs Szily  0-136 1952 BudapestD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. Petrosian vs Smyslov  ½-½21 1952 BudapestA22 English
3. Golombek vs O'Kelly  0-158 1952 BudapestD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
4. Pilnik vs G Barcza  0-157 1952 BudapestB32 Sicilian
5. Geller vs O Troianescu  1-041 1952 BudapestD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Stahlberg vs C Kottnauer  1-028 1952 BudapestA46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Szabo vs Benko  1-024 1952 BudapestE90 King's Indian
8. Keres vs H Platz 1-025 1952 BudapestE03 Catalan, Open
9. Sliwa vs Botvinnik 0-162 1952 BudapestB20 Sicilian
10. H Platz vs Pilnik 0-137 1952 BudapestC02 French, Advance
11. O Troianescu vs Golombek  0-141 1952 BudapestB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
12. Benko vs E Gereben  ½-½31 1952 BudapestA15 English
13. O'Kelly vs Stahlberg  ½-½18 1952 BudapestA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
14. G Barcza vs Sliwa  ½-½49 1952 BudapestC44 King's Pawn Game
15. Petrosian vs Keres 1-036 1952 BudapestE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
16. Smyslov vs Szily  ½-½40 1952 BudapestA13 English
17. Botvinnik vs Geller 0-147 1952 BudapestE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
18. C Kottnauer vs Szabo  1-040 1952 BudapestD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
19. Sliwa vs H Platz  1-033 1952 BudapestD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Keres vs Smyslov 1-042 1952 BudapestD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. Golombek vs Botvinnik  0-143 1952 BudapestA21 English
22. Geller vs G Barcza 1-053 1952 BudapestD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Szily vs Benko  0-141 1952 BudapestE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. E Gereben vs C Kottnauer  1-045 1952 BudapestB56 Sicilian
25. Szabo vs O'Kelly  ½-½28 1952 BudapestE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
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