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🏆 Bled (1961)

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Player: Aleksandar Matanovic

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pachman vs A Matanovic 1-0531961BledA30 English, Symmetrical
2. A Matanovic vs Portisch  ½-½371961BledB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
3. Najdorf vs A Matanovic  1-0471961BledE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
4. A Matanovic vs Ivkov  ½-½171961BledB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
5. Tal vs A Matanovic 1-0411961BledE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. A Matanovic vs F Olafsson 1-0341961BledB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. Geller vs A Matanovic  ½-½221961BledE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
8. Fischer vs A Matanovic ½-½571961BledC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. A Matanovic vs M Bertok  1-0791961BledB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. P Trifunovic vs A Matanovic  ½-½181961BledE16 Queen's Indian
11. A Matanovic vs Udovcic  ½-½261961BledB06 Robatsch
12. Keres vs A Matanovic  ½-½831961BledC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
13. A Matanovic vs Petrosian  ½-½411961BledC07 French, Tarrasch
14. Gligoric vs A Matanovic 1-0661961BledE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
15. A Matanovic vs J H Donner  ½-½521961BledB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Parma vs A Matanovic  ½-½301961BledC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
17. A Matanovic vs K Darga  ½-½231961BledB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. Bisguier vs A Matanovic 0-1891961BledE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. A Matanovic vs M Germek  1-0281961BledB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
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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
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  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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