|2nd AVRO (1973)|
The second AVRO tournament in June 1973 was held to commemorate 50 years' existence of sponsor AVRO (a broadcasting society) and 100 years of organizer KNSB (the Royal Dutch Chess Association). The same formula (eight players, double rounds) was used as in AVRO (1938), but only one location in Hilversum, where AVRO is settled, was used. Of the players in 1938, only Paul Keres and Samuel Reshevsky were still active. They may have been invited, but if so they declined as they had to play a few weeks later in the Petropolis Interzonal (1973). The Leningrad Interzonal (1973), also played in June, made it impossible for some other strong players to participate.
The tournament took the form of a trial of strength between the older generation (Szabó, who had won in Hastings (1938/39), Geller, Ivkov and Polugaevsky) and the young whippersnappers (Andersson, Ljubojevic, Sax and Timman). The older players won. Polugaevsky who with 2645 was equal third (with Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian) on the July 1972 ELO list, made blunders against Sax and Timman in the first cycle which he could not overcome. He would recover a month later in Petropolis, qualifying for the 1974 Candidates after a playoff.
Hilversum, Netherlands, 12-29 June 1973
Original collection: Game Collection: Hilversum 1973 - the second AVRO tournament, by
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=1 Geller ** 01 ˝˝ ˝˝ 1˝ 1˝ 1˝ 11 9˝
=1 Szabo 10 ** 1˝ ˝˝ ˝1 1˝ ˝1 1˝ 9˝
3 Ljubojevic ˝˝ 0˝ ** ˝1 ˝1 ˝˝ ˝˝ 11 8˝
4 Andersson ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝0 ** ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ 6˝
=5 Sax 0˝ ˝0 ˝0 ˝˝ ** ˝˝ 10 ˝1 6
=5 Ivkov 0˝ 0˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ˝˝ ** 0˝ 1˝ 6
=5 Polugaevsky 0˝ ˝0 ˝˝ ˝˝ 01 1˝ ** 0˝ 6
8 Timman 00 0˝ 00 ˝˝ ˝0 0˝ 1˝ ** 4
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|1. Szabo vs Geller
||1-0||40||1973||2nd AVRO||B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical|
|2. Ljubojevic vs Ivkov
|| ||½-½||33||1973||2nd AVRO||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|3. Timman vs Ulf Andersson
|| ||½-½||23||1973||2nd AVRO||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|4. Sax vs Polugaevsky
||1-0||55||1973||2nd AVRO||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|5. Polugaevsky vs Ivkov
|| ||1-0||58||1973||2nd AVRO||A14 English|
|6. Sax vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||13||1973||2nd AVRO||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|7. Geller vs Timman
||1-0||76||1973||2nd AVRO||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|8. Ulf Andersson vs Ljubojevic
|| ||½-½||29||1973||2nd AVRO||A15 English|
|9. Ivkov vs Ulf Andersson
|| ||½-½||29||1973||2nd AVRO||E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)|
|10. Szabo vs Polugaevsky
|| ||½-½||18||1973||2nd AVRO||E56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6|
|11. Timman vs Sax
|| ||½-½||25||1973||2nd AVRO||B27 Sicilian|
|12. Ljubojevic vs Geller
|| ||½-½||27||1973||2nd AVRO||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|13. Polugaevsky vs Ulf Andersson
|| ||½-½||21||1973||2nd AVRO||B36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto|
|14. Szabo vs Timman
|| ||1-0||34||1973||2nd AVRO||E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation|
|15. Sax vs Ljubojevic
|| ||½-½||25||1973||2nd AVRO||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|16. Geller vs Ivkov
||1-0||34||1973||2nd AVRO||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|17. Ljubojevic vs Szabo
|| ||0-1||40||1973||2nd AVRO||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|18. Ivkov vs Sax
|| ||½-½||24||1973||2nd AVRO||B83 Sicilian|
|19. Ulf Andersson vs Geller
|| ||½-½||20||1973||2nd AVRO||A10 English|
|20. Timman vs Polugaevsky
||1-0||15||1973||2nd AVRO||B96 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|21. Sax vs Ulf Andersson
|| ||½-½||34||1973||2nd AVRO||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|22. Polugaevsky vs Geller
|| ||0-1||62||1973||2nd AVRO||E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6|
|23. Timman vs Ljubojevic
||0-1||38||1973||2nd AVRO||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|24. Szabo vs Ivkov
||1-0||74||1973||2nd AVRO||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|25. Geller vs Sax
|| ||1-0||38||1973||2nd AVRO||E97 King's Indian|
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