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Hastings 1956/57 Tournament

Bent Larsen6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Svetozar Gligoric6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Fridrik Olafsson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Alberic O'Kelly de Galway6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Laszlo Szabo4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[view games]
Peter Hugh Clarke4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[view games]
Roman Toran Albero3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[view games]
Derek Geoffrey Horseman3/9(+2 -5 =2)[view games]
Jonathan Penrose2.5/9(+0 -4 =5)[view games]
Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander2/9(+0 -5 =4)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Hastings 1956/57
The 32nd Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held at the end of the year 1956. Ten grandmasters and masters from England, and Western and Eastern Europe were invited to compete in the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included previous Hastings winners Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, Svetozar Gligoric, Fridrik Olafsson, Dr. Jonathan Penrose, and Laszlo Szabo. Additionally, 21 year old grandmaster Bent Larsen from Denmark made his Hastings debut, going on to share first place with Gligoric at the final. It was Gligoric's second Hastings title, and he finished here undefeated with +4.

The final standings and crosstable:

=1st Gligoric 6/9 * 1 1 1 1 =1st Larsen 6/9 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 =3rd Olafsson 6 /9 0 1 * 1 1 1 =3rd O'Kelly de Galway 6 /9 0 * 1 1 1 1 =5th Clarke 4/9 0 * 1 =5th Szabo 4/9 0 * 1 7th Toran Albero 3/9 0 0 0 * 1 8th Horseman 3 /9 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 9th Penrose 2/9 0 0 0 0 * 10th Alexander 2 /9 0 0 0 0 0 *

The previous annual tournament was Hastings 1955/56 (1955) and Hastings 1957/58 (1957) was the 33rd Christmas festival.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1956/57, by User: suenteus po 147

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C H Alexander vs Gligoric  ½-½40 1956 Hastings 1956/57C47 Four Knights
2. F Olafsson vs J Penrose 1-027 1956 Hastings 1956/57E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
3. O'Kelly vs P Clarke  1-036 1956 Hastings 1956/57A24 English, Bremen System with ...g6
4. R Toran Albero vs Larsen 0-155 1956 Hastings 1956/57A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
5. Szabo vs D Horseman  ½-½48 1956 Hastings 1956/57A17 English
6. J Penrose vs C H Alexander  ½-½26 1956 Hastings 1956/57C42 Petrov Defense
7. P Clarke vs R Toran Albero 1-022 1956 Hastings 1956/57B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. D Horseman vs Gligoric  0-140 1956 Hastings 1956/57C29 Vienna Gambit
9. Larsen vs F Olafsson  0-141 1956 Hastings 1956/57A30 English, Symmetrical
10. Szabo vs O'Kelly  ½-½25 1956 Hastings 1956/57A30 English, Symmetrical
11. F Olafsson vs P Clarke  ½-½43 1956 Hastings 1956/57D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
12. C H Alexander vs Larsen 0-140 1956 Hastings 1956/57B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Gligoric vs J Penrose  1-041 1956 Hastings 1956/57D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. R Toran Albero vs Szabo  ½-½20 1956 Hastings 1956/57B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. O'Kelly vs D Horseman  1-029 1956 Hastings 1956/57E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
16. O'Kelly vs R Toran Albero  1-042 1956 Hastings 1956/57C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd
17. D Horseman vs J Penrose 1-057 1956 Hastings 1956/57A26 English
18. P Clarke vs C H Alexander  ½-½30 1956 Hastings 1956/57E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
19. Larsen vs Gligoric  ½-½22 1956 Hastings 1956/57E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
20. Szabo vs F Olafsson  ½-½23 1956 Hastings 1956/57C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. Gligoric vs P Clarke  ½-½41 1957 Hastings 1956/57E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
22. R Toran Albero vs D Horseman  1-059 1957 Hastings 1956/57A21 English
23. F Olafsson vs O'Kelly  ½-½47 1957 Hastings 1956/57A15 English
24. J Penrose vs Larsen 0-121 1957 Hastings 1956/57B10 Caro-Kann
25. C H Alexander vs Szabo  0-154 1957 Hastings 1956/57B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
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