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🏆 Bled (1961)

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Player: Borislav Ivkov

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ivkov vs Tal 0-1681961BledE92 King's Indian
2. F Olafsson vs Ivkov  ½-½201961BledA34 English, Symmetrical
3. Ivkov vs Geller 0-1351961BledA56 Benoni Defense
4. A Matanovic vs Ivkov  ½-½171961BledB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. Ivkov vs M Bertok  ½-½221961BledE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
6. P Trifunovic vs Ivkov  ½-½191961BledA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
7. Ivkov vs Udovcic  ½-½431961BledB42 Sicilian, Kan
8. Keres vs Ivkov 1-0331961BledC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. Ivkov vs Petrosian ½-½151961BledB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Gligoric vs Ivkov 1-0411961BledE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. Ivkov vs J H Donner  0-1391961BledB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
12. Parma vs Ivkov  1-0631961BledC16 French, Winawer
13. Ivkov vs K Darga  1-0471961BledB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. Bisguier vs Ivkov 1-0401961BledB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. Ivkov vs M Germek  ½-½161961BledB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
16. Pachman vs Ivkov  0-1591961BledA56 Benoni Defense
17. Ivkov vs Portisch 1-0311961BledC18 French, Winawer
18. Najdorf vs Ivkov  0-1371961BledA56 Benoni Defense
19. Ivkov vs Fischer ½-½651961BledD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-15-13  solskytz: First!
Feb-15-13  solskytz: Having put that there, I may as well contribute something constructive -

so CG - how about creating a drop-down index for all important tournament pages, just like you have for the world championships project? Certainly this will help with orientation, and with finding out what already exists in the website and what's in planning (these may be 'unselectable' items in the menu - just indicating your future intentions)

Feb-15-13
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  TheFocus: <solskytz> There is an Index page: Tournament Index.
Feb-17-13  solskytz: Oh - good to know :-) was worth the posting only to receive this feedback.

Thx!!!

Feb-17-13  solskytz: However it would still be nice to have a drop-down menu from each individual tournament page, including all of these tournaments in the collection...

...and come to think of it, it also wouldn't do any harm, to have from any tournament page, a link to the World Championship Index, in addition to the above - just for easy navigability.

Feb-17-13  solskytz: actually anybody who goes through this tournament catalogue will understand immediately why my suggestion to make it a drop-down menu is impractical.

Just check it out... it will be a drop-dead menu.

Jul-31-14
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  offramp: User: solskytz Thank you for your comments about Bled.
Aug-12-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Nosnibor: The official record of the event was published by DZS of Ljubljana in 1962 and is entitled "Jubilarni Medjunarodni Veleturnir" and of course is in Serbo-croat.The book contains some excellent photographs including that of all the players in the 1931 event held in Bled. The games are annotated by Tal,Gligoric,Keres,Petrosian and Geller, with a theoretical overview by Pirc. 200 pages of sheer delight!
Jan-20-16
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  perfidious: <Nosnibor> Have tried to get hold of a copy of the book, but no dice so far.

Thanks for the heads-up!

Jan-20-16
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  TheFocus: <Ljubljana in 1962 and is entitled "Jubilarni Medjunarodni Veleturnir">

It is a nice book. I think I bought mine from John Donaldson.

Jun-22-16  RookFile: Good tournament for Bisguier. He played with the big boys and held his own.
Jun-24-16
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  offramp: It's odd to see Fischer going through undefeated, especially at the age of 18.
Jan-16-17
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  offramp: <Nosnibor: The official record of the event was published by DZS of Ljubljana in 1962 and is entitled "Jubilarni Medjunarodni Veleturnir" and of course is in Serbo-croat.The book contains some excellent photographs including that of all the players in the 1931 event held in Bled. The games are annotated by Tal,Gligoric,Keres,Petrosian and Geller, with a theoretical overview by Pirc. 200 pages of sheer delight!>

Will we ever see another tournament book? I mean of a non-historical tournament. Which was the last tournament to have a published book? I think there was one about 12 years ago, about a Candidates' tournament, won by Topalov. I can't think of anyting since then.

I am not saying it is a <very> bad thing; just a bit of a shame and a sign of the passing of an age.

Mar-01-17  Sally Simpson: In 'Fischer - Spassky, Move by Move' by Larry Evans and Ken Smith. (an excellent book the way. A note [in some cases quite funny] after every diagram and every move.)

In the introduction when discussing the bidding war for the match they state:

"Yugoslav journalists bitterly recalled a time 12 years ago when Fischer, on stage in front of 2,000 chess fans, counted out his money in dinars bill for bill."

That sounds like our Bobby.

Mar-02-17
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  offramp: Against the 6 other top 7 finishers Fischer did much better than the winner, Tal.
Mar-02-17  ughaibu: Amazing for Fischer to manage that considering the advantage Tal accrued by the short draws with his compatriots.
Mar-02-17
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  HeMateMe: aren't Bob's 11 wins better than Tal's 8? It seems that Tal could have done even better if he hadn't taken so many draws.
Mar-02-17  Sally Simpson: Hi HeMateMe,

In round 18 (the penultimate round) Tal agreed a 15 move draw with Portisch because he was expecting Petrosian to beat or at least draw with Fischer.

The Fischer - Petrosian game is the famous one where Fischer grinds out a win refusing a draw offer from Petrosian only because Tal was standing near by and watching the game and it would have given Tal first prize with a round to go.

Fischer vs Petrosian, 1961

Mar-02-17
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  HeMateMe: you can't blame Tal for that. people like to finish first. Didn't fischer agree to a bloodless draw with Gligoric so both could qualify for interzonal play, in 1959?

I would blame Portisch for not making people work.

Mar-02-17  Sally Simpson: It was a good move by Tal, Fischer was at time trailing Petrosian by 2-0 in wins and losses. He had no reason to suspect Fischer might win.

Tal's bad move was staying in the tournament hall, if he had not being hanging about the board like a Hooded Vulture Bobby would have accepted Petrosian's draw offer.

Mar-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <HeMateMe: aren't Bob's 11 wins better than Tal's 8? It seems that Tal could have done even better if he hadn't taken so many draws.>

Ummmm...what?

Mar-02-17
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  tamar: If Tal were alive, he'd make a crack about HeMateMe's higher mathematics:)
Mar-02-17
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  HeMateMe: He'd probably tell me to "get new glasses." Then, we'd buy each other a shot of vodka. He'd probably drink me under the table.
Mar-02-17
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  offramp: <offramp: Against the 6 other top 7 finishers Fischer did much better than the winner, Tal.>

I agree. But, oddly, Fischer was not as ruthless as Tal with the people who finished in the bottom 5. Tal beat all of them. Fischer, a win and 4 draws.

May-05-17  colmor: Fischer has 5 games from Bled in 'My 60 memorable Games', he was playing very inspired chess in this tournament. Normally one would expect him to make a tasty snack out of the tail Enders. He could have finished a mile in front of the pack!
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