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Amsterdam Interzonal Tournament

Boris Spassky17/23(+13 -2 =8)[view games]
Bent Larsen17/23(+13 -2 =8)[view games]
Vasily Smyslov17/23(+11 -0 =12)[view games]
Lajos Portisch17/26(+12 -4 =10)[view games]
Mikhail Tal17/23(+11 -0 =12)[view games]
Leonid Stein16.5/23(+12 -2 =9)[view games]
David Bronstein16/23(+10 -1 =12)[view games]
Samuel Reshevsky15/26(+7 -3 =16)[view games]
Borislav Ivkov15/23(+9 -2 =12)[view games]
Svetozar Gligoric14/23(+9 -4 =10)[view games]
Klaus Viktor Darga13.5/23(+8 -4 =11)[view games]
Levente Lengyel13/23(+8 -5 =10)[view games]
Ludek Pachman12.5/23(+7 -5 =11)[view games]
Larry Melvyn Evans10/23(+5 -8 =10)[view games]
Georgi Tringov9.5/23(+4 -8 =11)[view games]
Pal Benko9/23(+2 -7 =14)[view games]
Alberto Foguelman8/23(+4 -11 =8)[view games]
Hector Decio Rossetto8/23(+3 -10 =10)[view games]
Istvan Bilek8/23(+3 -10 =10)[view games]
Oscar Quinones7/23(+4 -13 =6)[view games]
Yosef Porat5.5/23(+2 -14 =7)[view games]
Francisco Jose Perez Perez5/23(+3 -16 =4)[view games]
Bela Berger4.5/23(+2 -16 =5)[view games]
Zvonko Vranesic4/23(+1 -16 =6)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Amsterdam Interzonal (1964)
This qualification tournament for the 1965 candidates matches was held 19 May - 24 June in the building of the GAK (Social Security Organization) in Amsterdam.

The first six finishers would qualify, with the restriction that from this tournament only three players from one country could reach the Candidates. Since all five participants from the Soviet Union ended in the top six, numbers 5 and 6 (Stein and Bronstein) were unlucky. Instead Ivkov qualified and, after a play-off with Reshevsky, Portisch. The American champion Robert James Fischer chose not to play for reasons of his own.

The top four finishers are listed here in Neustadtl order.

1= Smyslov 17 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1= Larsen 17 * 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1= Spassky 17 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1= Tal 17 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 Stein 16 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 Bronstein 16 0 1 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7 Ivkov 15 1 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8= Reshevsky 14 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8= Portisch 14 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 Gligoric 14 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 11 Darga 13 0 0 1 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 12 Lengyel 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 Pachman 12 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14 Evans 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 15 Tringov 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 16 Benko 9 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 0 0 1 17= Bilek 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 17= Foguelman 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 0 1 17 Rosetto 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 0 1 20 Quinones 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 1 21 Porath 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 22 Perez 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 23 Berger 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 * 0 24 Vranesic 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 *

The Stockholm Interzonal (1962) and Sousse Interzonal (1967) were the previous and next Interzonals in the FIDE cycle. Geller-Smyslov Candidates Quarterfinal Match (1965), Spassky-Keres Candidates Quarterfinal Match (1965), Larsen-Ivkov Candidates Quarterfinal Match (1965) and Tal-Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal Match (1965) were selected as the Candidates quarter-finals stages next year.

Note: The K Darga vs Pachman, 1964 3rd round game and the round 23 game Berger vs Bilek (standard GM draws) were not available when the collection was compiled. The other game may later be inserted in its proper place, but the collection was limited to 101 games. Berger vs Bilek (from round 23) went 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 c5 6.dxc5 Qa5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qxd5 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Qxc3+ 10.Ke2 Qxa1 11.Be5 Qc1 12.Bxh8 Be6 13.Qxb7 Qc2+ 14.Ke1 Qc1+ 15.Ke2 Qc2+ -. Game submitted as of 12/28/2012.

Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam Interzonal 1964, by User: Sneaky Pete

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 279  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. L Lengyel vs B Berger  1-061 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA06 Reti Opening
2. I Bilek vs Portisch  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA06 Reti Opening
3. H Rossetto vs Foguelman  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
4. Z Vranesic vs Y Porat  ½-½56 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
5. O Quinones vs Smyslov 0-125 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
6. Reshevsky vs Benko ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
7. Larry Evans vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Tringov vs Stein 0-163 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Larsen vs Pachman  1-060 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
10. K Darga vs Spassky 1-096 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE17 Queen's Indian
11. Ivkov vs Gligoric  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. Bronstein vs Tal  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalC28 Vienna Game
13. Gligoric vs H Rossetto  1-056 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalC42 Petrov Defense
14. Y Porat vs Ivkov  ½-½52 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
15. Stein vs Bronstein 0-171 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalB15 Caro-Kann
16. Smyslov vs K Darga 1-025 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
17. F J Perez Perez vs Z Vranesic  1-034 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE12 Queen's Indian
18. B Berger vs Reshevsky 0-134 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
19. Foguelman vs Larsen 0-140 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
20. Pachman vs O Quinones 1-036 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Portisch vs Tal ½-½39 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
22. Spassky vs Tringov 1-046 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Benko vs Larry Evans  ½-½26 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA37 English, Symmetrical
24. I Bilek vs L Lengyel  ½-½31 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
25. Larry Evans vs B Berger 1-022 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-11-13  Everett: A request, if possible, to have two standings charts above, to separate the playoffs from the main tournament.
Mar-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <Everett> To do that, the games would have to be removed from the collection; otherwise, they will count in the standings.

One way this could be done would be creating an entirely new tournament page for the playoff, and have links between the pages in the introductions. This may seem a lot of work for a three-game playoff (or shorter), but it would make the standings correct.

Another possiblity worth considering would be to include links to the playoff games in the introduction, with an explanation of what they are. Might be less work.

Mar-11-13  Everett: <PhonyBenoni> I really don't want to make more work for the staff. I thought it may be an easy fix, but I can figure it out.

This tourney was Bronstein's last gasp, and he played some really interesting games. His loss vs Larsen and draws to Tringov and Benko, IMHO, are missed opportunities. I've kibitzed all three with my own analysis, and think the "storyline" of the Larsen game is especially wrong. He had more chances than just a draw in that one .

Sep-10-13  jerseybob: Reshevsky is listed with three losses. I'm assuming that includes the two games lost to Portisch in the play-off.
Sep-10-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <jerseybob>: Yes; it will be noted that both players have three extra games compared to all other participants.
Apr-01-14  ughaibu: It's interesting that even at this stage Tal went through the tournament unbeaten, though he had a couple of close shaves. In fact Tal went through three interzonals unbeaten, a record, as far as I can tell, only matched (and beaten) by Petrosian, who was unbeaten in four.
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