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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]
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]
Borislav Ivkov15/23(+9 -2 =12)[view games]
Lajos Portisch14.5/23(+10 -4 =9)[view games]
Samuel Reshevsky14.5/23(+7 -1 =15)[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 20 May - 21 June in the building of the GAK (Social Security Organization) in Amsterdam.

The first six finishers would qualify, with the restriction that only three players from one country could advance to the candidates from the interzonal tournament1 Since Geller and Keres were already directly seeded into the 1965 candidates matches, then only three players could advance from the interzonal.2 All five participants from the Soviet Union ended in the top six, so 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.

Amsterdam 20 May - 21 June 19643

Pts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 =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 Benkö 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 top four finishers are listed here in Neustadtl order.

Playoff 25-29 June 1964:

Pts 1 2 3 1 Portisch 2˝ 1 ˝ 1 2 Reshevsky ˝ 0 ˝ 0

Playoff games are here: Amsterdam Interzonal Playoff (1964).

The Stockholm Interzonal (1962) and Sousse Interzonal (1967) were the previous and next Interzonals in the FIDE cycles. The 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 chosen as the Candidates quarterfinals stages the following year.

Notes

1 "The Times" 18 June 1964 p. 12; "Tidskrift för Schack" no.7 September 1958, p.195 http://www.schack.se/tfs/history/19...

2 http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cand...

3 "Magyar Sakkelet" 1964, p.99. In Di Felice, "Chess Results 1964-1967," pp.5-6

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

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 276  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Darga vs Spassky 1-096 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE17 Queen's Indian
2. I Bilek vs Portisch  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA06 Reti Opening
3. Reshevsky vs Benko ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
4. H Rossetto vs Foguelman  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
5. Z Vranesic vs Y Porat  ½-½56 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
6. Ivkov vs Gligoric  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. Larry Evans vs F J Perez Perez  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. O Quinones vs Smyslov 0-125 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. L Lengyel vs B Berger  1-061 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA06 Reti Opening
10. Tringov vs Stein 0-163 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Bronstein vs Tal  ½-½30 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalC28 Vienna Game
12. Larsen vs Pachman  1-060 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. Stein vs Bronstein 0-171 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalB15 Caro-Kann
14. Portisch vs Tal ½-½39 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
15. Y Porat vs Ivkov  ½-½52 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
16. Smyslov vs K Darga 1-025 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA04 Reti Opening
17. Benko vs Larry Evans  ½-½26 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA37 English, Symmetrical
18. B Berger vs Reshevsky 0-134 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
19. F J Perez Perez vs Z Vranesic  1-034 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE12 Queen's Indian
20. Pachman vs O Quinones 1-036 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Gligoric vs H Rossetto  1-056 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalC42 Petrov Defense
22. Spassky vs Tringov 1-046 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. I Bilek vs L Lengyel  ½-½31 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
24. Foguelman vs Larsen 0-140 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
25. H Rossetto vs Y Porat  0-137 1964 Amsterdam InterzonalA34 English, Symmetrical
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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.
Apr-21-14  siggemannen: can someone correct the date in the comments?

<Playoff 25-29 June 1980: >

Apr-22-14  siggemannen: thank you, stranger :P
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