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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hastings 1957/58 Tournament

Paul Keres7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Miroslav Filip6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Leonard William Barden5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Gyula Kluger4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Olof Sterner4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Jonathan Penrose4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Peter Hugh Clarke3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Max Blau2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]
Stefan Fazekas1.5/9(+0 -6 =3)[games]
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Hastings 1957/58

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.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Keres * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7½ 2 Gligoric 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 6½ 3 Filip ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 6 4 Barden 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 5 =5 Kluger 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 4½ =5 Sterner 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 4½ 7 Penrose 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 4 8 Clarke 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 3½ 9 Blau 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 * 1 2 10 Fazekas 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1½

Hastings (1956/57) and Hastings (1958/59) were the 32nd and 34th Christmas festivals at this city.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1957/58, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs L Barden  1-0361957Hastings 1957/58A15 English
2. J Penrose vs Blau 1-0201957Hastings 1957/58C44 King's Pawn Game
3. Blau vs Fazekas 1-0381957Hastings 1957/58B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
4. P Clarke vs Blau 1-0511957Hastings 1957/58C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. Filip vs G Kluger  1-0371957Hastings 1957/58A05 Reti Opening
6. Gligoric vs Fazekas  1-0401957Hastings 1957/58E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
7. L Barden vs Blau 1-0321957Hastings 1957/58E78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3
8. Keres vs J Penrose 1-0471957Hastings 1957/58C41 Philidor Defense
9. Keres vs P Clarke  1-0311958Hastings 1957/58C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
10. Filip vs Fazekas  1-0401958Hastings 1957/58A10 English
11. Gligoric vs Blau  1-0561958Hastings 1957/58E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
12. L Barden vs O Sterner  1-0301958Hastings 1957/58C18 French, Winawer
13. G Kluger vs J Penrose  1-0611958Hastings 1957/58E14 Queen's Indian
14. J Penrose vs L Barden 1-0391958Hastings 1957/58B56 Sicilian
15. G Kluger vs P Clarke  1-0321958Hastings 1957/58A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
16. Keres vs O Sterner  1-0441958Hastings 1957/58C07 French, Tarrasch
17. Gligoric vs Keres 1-0571958Hastings 1957/58D57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
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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.
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