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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Santiago Tournament

Borislav Ivkov9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Ludek Pachman9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Herman Pilnik8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Luis Augusto Sanchez7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Raul Sanguineti7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Robert James Fischer7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Rodrigo Flores Alvarez6/12(+3 -3 =6)[games]
Carlos Jauregui6/12(+5 -5 =2)[games]
Rene Letelier Martner4/12(+1 -5 =6)[games]
Julio Salas Romo4/12(+3 -7 =2)[games]
Moises Stekel Grunberg3.5/12(+2 -7 =3)[games]
Walter Ader Hausman3.5/12(+1 -6 =5)[games]
Joao de Souza Mendes Jr.2.5/12(+1 -8 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Santiago (1959)

The second Torneo de Arturo Alesandri Palma was held from April 20th to May 6th, 1959 in Santiago, Chile. Thirteen grandmasters and masters from Europe and the Americas competed in the round robin event. The participants from Europe included Borislav Ivkov from Yugoslavia and Ludek Pachman from Czechoslovakia. The participants from the Americas included sixteen year old Bobby Fischer from the United States, João de Souza-Mendes from Brazil, Luis Augusto Sanchez from Venezuela, Herman Pilnik and Raul Sanguineti from Argentina, and Walter Ader Hausman, Rodrigo Flores-Alvarez, Carlos Jauregui, Rene Letelier Martner, Julio Salas Romo, and Moises Stekel Grunberg from Chile. The tournament was an important one for Fischer as he was still just beginning to compete in international events. Though he scored as many wins as the two first place finishers, Ivkov and Pachman at seven wins each, he suffered four losses while only drawing one game to finish +4 at the final to tie for 4th-6th place.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 =1 Ivkov * ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 9 =1 Pachman ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 9 3 Pilnik 0 ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 8 =4 Sanchez 0 1 ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7½ =4 Sanguineti 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7½ =4 Fischer 0 0 1 1 0 * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 7½ =7 Flores-Alvarez ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 0 1 ½ ½ 6 =7 Jauregui ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 6 =9 Letelier Martner 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 4 =9 Salas Romo 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ * 0 1 1 4 =11 Stekel Grunberg 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 * ½ 0 3½ =11 Ader Hausman ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 3½ 13 Souza-Mendes 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 * 2½

A trio of interesting stories occurs in Pachman vs Fischer, 1959 (Round 6), L A Sanchez vs Pachman, 1959 (Round 9) (uncorking Fischer's idea of f4 on the 10th move before Pachman could get any deeper into his own idea) and C Jauregui vs Fischer, 1959 (Round 10) (all were white wins). Fischer and Pachman were sparring with each others' opening preparation for the tournament. The amicable pair had toured just a couple of weeks previously, after the Mar del Plata (1959) tournament wrapped up to enjoy a short vacation.

Original collection: Game Collection: Santiago 1959, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 78  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs L A Sanchez 1-0531959SantiagoC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Pilnik vs W Ader Hausman 1-0331959SantiagoB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Letelier vs M S Grunberg  ½-½411959SantiagoE91 King's Indian
4. C Jauregui vs J de Souza Mendes 1-0181959SantiagoA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
5. J Salas Romo vs R Sanguineti  0-1411959SantiagoE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. R Flores Alvarez vs Ivkov  ½-½411959SantiagoA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
7. J de Souza Mendes vs Fischer 0-1761959SantiagoE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. M S Grunberg vs J Salas Romo  1-0451959SantiagoA91 Dutch Defense
9. L A Sanchez vs Pilnik  ½-½501959SantiagoE91 King's Indian
10. Pachman vs Letelier  1-0431959SantiagoB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. R Sanguineti vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½291959SantiagoD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
12. Ivkov vs C Jauregui  ½-½291959SantiagoE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
13. Pilnik vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½461959SantiagoB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. C Jauregui vs R Sanguineti  ½-½231959SantiagoA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
15. W Ader Hausman vs L A Sanchez  ½-½391959SantiagoC78 Ruy Lopez
16. J Salas Romo vs Pachman  ½-½431959SantiagoD94 Grunfeld
17. R Flores Alvarez vs M S Grunberg  1-0671959SantiagoC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
18. Fischer vs Ivkov 0-1521959SantiagoC16 French, Winawer
19. Pachman vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0361959SantiagoE97 King's Indian
20. M S Grunberg vs C Jauregui  1-0411959SantiagoA13 English
21. J de Souza Mendes vs W Ader Hausman  0-1301959SantiagoE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
22. Letelier vs J Salas Romo  ½-½571959SantiagoD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Ivkov vs Pilnik 1-0461959SantiagoD85 Grunfeld
24. R Sanguineti vs Fischer 1-0551959SantiagoE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
25. Pilnik vs R Sanguineti  ½-½231959SantiagoC07 French, Tarrasch
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