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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Netanya Tournament

Robert James Fischer11.5/13(+10 -0 =3)[games]
Daniel Abraham Yanofsky8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Moshe Czerniak8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Svend Hamann7/13(+6 -5 =2)[games]
Shimon Kagan7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Victor Ciocaltea6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Yair Kraidman6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Yosef Porat6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Izak Aloni6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Zadok Domnitz6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Octavio Troianescu5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[games]
Uzi Geller5/13(+4 -7 =2)[games]
Hans Ree5/13(+3 -6 =4)[games]
Yaacov Bernstein3.5/13(+2 -8 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Netanya (1968)

The fourth international chess tournament organized by the Netanya chess club in the capital city of the Sharon Plain, Israel (a popular seaside resort twenty miles north of Tel Aviv) was held from June 16th to July 1st, 1968. The tournament commemorated the 20th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. Five grandmasters, five international masters, and four chess masters were invited to compete in the round robin event. Among the notable foreign participants were Bobby Fischer from the United States, Daniel Yanofsky from Canada, Hans Ree from the Netherlands, and Victor Ciocaltea from Romania. Two of Israel's strongest players, Yair Kraidman and Moshe Czerniak, also participated along the with best and most promising of Israel's chess talent. Fischer's presence was especially notable because he had turned down participating in the 1968 US Championship (running concurrently with this event) because the organizers had failed to meet his conditions for attendance such as the issues of prize money and playing conditions in the venue. Fischer found better welcome in Israel where, among other things, the tradition of observing the Sabbath from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown was shared by Fischer's faith in the Church of God. Some have speculated that his attendance at this event over the US Championship was intended to show that he was not unreasonable and more than willing to play, so long as his conditions were met beforehand. Whatever his reasons, Fischer blew away the competition in what would become typical fashion for him: he finished undefeated with ten wins and three draws, three and a half points ahead of the shared seconds.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Pts 1 Fischer * ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 11˝ =2 Yanofsky ˝ * ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 8 =2 Czerniak 0 ˝ * 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 8 =4 Hamann 0 1 0 * 0 1 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 1 1 7 =4 Kagan 0 0 0 1 * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 0 1 7 6 Ciocaltea 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 6˝ =7 Kraidman ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ 1 0 0 ˝ 1 6 =7 Porath ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 6 =7 Aloni 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 0 1 1 0 6 =7 Domnitz 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 * ˝ 1 0 1 6 11 Troianescu 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ * 0 0 1 5˝ =12 Geller 0 ˝ 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 * ˝ 0 5 =12 Ree 0 ˝ 0 0 1 0 ˝ 0 0 1 1 ˝ * ˝ 5 14 Bernstein 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 1 0 0 1 ˝ * 3˝

Special thanks to <jessicafischerqueen> for the finishing touches on the historical content of this collection.

Original collection: Game Collection: Netanya-A 1968, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yanofsky vs I Aloni  ½-½151968NetanyaB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. Y Bernstein vs O Troianescu  0-1431968NetanyaC67 Ruy Lopez
3. V Ciocaltea vs Kraidman  1-0371968NetanyaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Z Domnitz vs M Czerniak  ½-½221968NetanyaB06 Robatsch
5. Y Porat vs U Geller  1-0391968NetanyaE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. H Ree vs S Kagan  1-0731968NetanyaA30 English, Symmetrical
7. Fischer vs S Hamann 1-0321968NetanyaB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
8. O Troianescu vs Z Domnitz  ½-½691968NetanyaE61 King's Indian
9. M Czerniak vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½271968NetanyaB56 Sicilian
10. U Geller vs I Aloni 0-1401968NetanyaA04 Reti Opening
11. S Hamann vs Yanofsky  1-0411968NetanyaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
12. S Kagan vs Y Bernstein  1-0411968NetanyaC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
13. Y Porat vs H Ree  1-0271968NetanyaA57 Benko Gambit
14. Kraidman vs Fischer ½-½801968NetanyaA79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
15. Z Domnitz vs S Kagan  ½-½551968NetanyaB32 Sicilian
16. V Ciocaltea vs O Troianescu  ½-½181968NetanyaE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
17. Yanofsky vs Kraidman  1-0671968NetanyaE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
18. H Ree vs U Geller  ½-½571968NetanyaC00 French Defense
19. I Aloni vs S Hamann  ½-½231968NetanyaE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
20. Y Bernstein vs Y Porat  ½-½331968NetanyaC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. Fischer vs M Czerniak 1-0471968NetanyaB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
22. U Geller vs S Hamann  1-0561968NetanyaA10 English
23. S Kagan vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½291968NetanyaA10 English
24. Y Porat vs Z Domnitz  ½-½251968NetanyaE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. H Ree vs Y Bernstein  ½-½461968NetanyaA00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Geller and Aloni may have switched place in the crosstable. 365Chess and http://netanyachess.com/Topic/ev_Ne... have 6 points for Geller, 5 points for Aloni. But Tidskrift för Schack no. 7, 1968 p. 197 and La Vanguardia 9 Aug. 1968 p. 27 have 6 points for Aloni, 5 points for Geller.

It all depends on the result of U Geller vs I Aloni, 1968. Did Aloni lose on time?

Aug-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Aloni won the game according to tournament book <Netanya1968> by David Daniels.
Aug-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Ok! I updated the crosstable. Hopefully it's correct now, but a tiny question mark remains.
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