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Hastings 1961/62 Tournament

Mikhail Botvinnik8/9(+7 -0 =2)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Salomon Flohr5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Arthur Bisguier5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Jonathan Penrose5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
John Eric Littlewood4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Karl Robatsch4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Robert Wade3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Leonard William Barden3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Manuel Aaron1/9(+1 -8 =0)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings 1961/62
The 37th Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held 27 December 1961 - 5 January 1962. Ten grandmasters and masters were invited to compete in a round robin format at the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included the world champion Mikhail Botvinnik, four-time Hastings champion Svetozar Gligoric, and Salomon Flohr. Botvinnik became the first reigning world champion to win at Hastings, finishing undefeated with +7 at the final. It was the first of two Hastings titles for the patriarch of the Soviet chess school. The final standings were as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Botvinnik * = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.0 2 Gligoric = * 1 0 = 0 1 1 1 1 6.0 3 Flohr = 0 * = = = = 1 1 1 5.5 4 Bisguier 0 1 = * = 0 1 = = 1 5.0 5 Penrose 0 = = = * = 1 1 0 1 5.0 6 Littlewood 0 1 = 1 = * 0 0 1 0 4.0 7 Robatsch 0 0 = 0 0 1 * = 1 1 4.0 8 Wade 0 0 0 = 0 1 = * = 1 3.5 9 Barden 0 0 0 = 1 0 0 = * 1 3.0 10 Aaron 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 1.0

Hastings (1960/61) and Hastings (1962/63) were the 36th and 38th Christmas festivals.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1961/62, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Aaron vs Flohr 0-1401961Hastings 1961/62D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
2. J Littlewood vs Botvinnik 0-1281961Hastings 1961/62B75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. Robatsch vs Bisguier 0-1381961Hastings 1961/62C78 Ruy Lopez
4. Wade vs J Penrose  0-1241961Hastings 1961/62E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
5. Gligoric vs Bisguier 0-1351961Hastings 1961/62D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. L Barden vs Botvinnik 0-1411961Hastings 1961/62C02 French, Advance
7. M Aaron vs Gligoric 0-1411961Hastings 1961/62A53 Old Indian
8. M Aaron vs L Barden  0-1431962Hastings 1961/62E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
9. J Littlewood vs Robatsch  0-1321962Hastings 1961/62B08 Pirc, Classical
10. Bisguier vs J Littlewood 0-1231962Hastings 1961/62D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
11. L Barden vs Gligoric  0-1351962Hastings 1961/62B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
12. Robatsch vs Botvinnik 0-1451962Hastings 1961/62C18 French, Winawer
13. M Aaron vs Robatsch 0-1581962Hastings 1961/62A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-07-15  A.T PhoneHome: One of last tournament victories for "Iron Mike" before surrendering the World Championship against another man made of iron! But even after losing the title, Botvinnik's level of play didn't drop by much; he was able to play strong chess up to late 60's.

This was a great performance by Botvinnik!

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