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: Olof Sterner
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|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.|
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