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Budapest Tournament

Paul Keres12.5/17(+10 -2 =5)[games]
Efim Geller12/17(+8 -1 =8)[games]
Mikhail Botvinnik11/17(+7 -2 =8)[games]
Vasily Smyslov11/17(+8 -3 =6)[games]
Gideon Stahlberg11/17(+7 -2 =8)[games]
Laszlo Szabo10.5/17(+8 -4 =5)[games]
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian9.5/17(+6 -4 =7)[games]
Herman Pilnik9.5/17(+6 -4 =7)[games]
Alberic O'Kelly de Galway9/17(+4 -3 =10)[games]
Pal Benko8.5/17(+6 -6 =5)[games]
Gedeon Barcza8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Jozsef Szily8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Harry Golombek7/17(+4 -7 =6)[games]
Cenek Kottnauer7/17(+4 -7 =6)[games]
Erno Gereben6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Octavio Troianescu5.5/17(+5 -11 =1)[games]
Bogdan Sliwa5/17(+4 -11 =2)[games]
Hans Platz2/17(+1 -14 =2)[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 3; games 1-25 of 59  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs H Platz 1-0251952BudapestE03 Catalan, Open
2. Szabo vs Benko  1-0241952BudapestE90 King's Indian
3. Stahlberg vs C Kottnauer  1-0281952BudapestA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Geller vs O Troianescu  1-0411952BudapestD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Petrosian vs Keres 1-0361952BudapestE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
6. C Kottnauer vs Szabo  1-0401952BudapestD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
7. Pilnik vs Petrosian 1-0501952BudapestC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Geller vs G Barcza 1-0531952BudapestD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Stahlberg vs O Troianescu  1-0471952BudapestE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
10. Sliwa vs H Platz  1-0331952BudapestD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Keres vs Smyslov 1-0421952BudapestD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
12. E Gereben vs C Kottnauer  1-0451952BudapestB56 Sicilian
13. Smyslov vs Benko 1-0521952BudapestC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Keres vs Pilnik  1-0421952BudapestC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
15. Petrosian vs Sliwa 1-0301952BudapestE14 Queen's Indian
16. O Troianescu vs Szabo  1-0551952BudapestE07 Catalan, Closed
17. Golombek vs H Platz  1-0281952BudapestD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
18. Benko vs C Kottnauer  1-0411952BudapestD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
19. Pilnik vs Smyslov 1-0341952BudapestD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. E Gereben vs O Troianescu  1-0321952BudapestB27 Sicilian
21. Pilnik vs Sliwa  1-0561952BudapestC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
22. Petrosian vs Golombek 1-0421952BudapestE14 Queen's Indian
23. Botvinnik vs E Gereben 1-0411952BudapestA13 English
24. Keres vs Geller 1-0411952BudapestC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
25. O'Kelly vs Benko  1-0631952BudapestE60 King's Indian Defense
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