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🏆 Hastings 1957/58 Chess Event Description
The 33rd Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held from December 27, 1957 to January 6, 1958. Ten grandmasters and masters were invited to compete a round robin format at the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included previous Hastings winners Svetozar Gligoric, Paul Keres, and Dr. Jonathan Penrose. Keres was clear first at the finish with +6, winning his second Hastings tournament. ... [more]

Player: Leonard William Barden

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs L Barden  1-0361957Hastings 1957/58A15 English
2. L Barden vs P Clarke  ½-½231957Hastings 1957/58C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
3. Filip vs L Barden  ½-½211957Hastings 1957/58A48 King's Indian
4. L Barden vs Blau 1-0321957Hastings 1957/58E78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3
5. G Kluger vs L Barden  ½-½231958Hastings 1957/58E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
6. L Barden vs O Sterner  1-0301958Hastings 1957/58C18 French, Winawer
7. J Penrose vs L Barden 1-0391958Hastings 1957/58B56 Sicilian
8. L Barden vs Gligoric  ½-½331958Hastings 1957/58C02 French, Advance
9. Fazekas vs L Barden  0-1451958Hastings 1957/58E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-10-16  pazzed paun: This would have been a very different tournament if Bobby Fischer had played as he originally planned instead of the USA championship
Apr-08-16  mathlover: yes but y did bobby withdrew?
Apr-09-16  pazzed paun: There was no real explanation given but it looks like playing in the USA championship was a better career move for Fischer
Apr-09-16  Howard: But, at the age of 14, was Fischer ready to compete in a tournament with the likes of Keres and Gligoric ?

Yes, yes, he won his first U.S. championship at that age, but Hastings was certainly a tougher event.

Didn't know he'd considered playing at Hastings though.

Oct-18-16  Absentee: <Howard: But, at the age of 14, was Fischer ready to compete in a tournament with the likes of Keres and Gligoric?>

I'd say he was. He played them in Zürich the following year and finished tied for third with Keres (whom he beat) and half a point behind Gligoric (who beat him), and again in the Candidates where he drew both (all games vs Keres were black wins, curiously).

Oct-18-16  Retireborn: In those days (and for years afterwards) the playing conditions at Hastings were rather poor, unfortunately. Had Fischer played he might not have completed the tournament.
May-03-18  Nosnibor: Apparently Rossolimo was also invited but withdrew shortly before the start.
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