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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.

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Penrose vs Robatsch  1-0381961Hastings 1961/62B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
2. J Littlewood vs Gligoric 1-0481961Hastings 1961/62C74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
3. Botvinnik vs Wade 1-0391961Hastings 1961/62C77 Ruy Lopez
4. Wade vs M Aaron  1-0731961Hastings 1961/62A15 English
5. Gligoric vs Robatsch 1-0411961Hastings 1961/62B08 Pirc, Classical
6. Flohr vs L Barden  1-0401961Hastings 1961/62E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
7. M Aaron vs J Littlewood  1-0421961Hastings 1961/62D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. J Littlewood vs L Barden 1-0391961Hastings 1961/62B68 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7
9. Botvinnik vs M Aaron 1-0411961Hastings 1961/62A00 Uncommon Opening
10. Gligoric vs Flohr  1-0351962Hastings 1961/62D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. Botvinnik vs J Penrose 1-0571962Hastings 1961/62E89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
12. J Penrose vs M Aaron  1-0371962Hastings 1961/62B83 Sicilian
13. Flohr vs Wade  1-0581962Hastings 1961/62A48 King's Indian
14. Botvinnik vs Bisguier 1-0441962Hastings 1961/62A12 English with b3
15. Gligoric vs Wade  1-0421962Hastings 1961/62E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
16. L Barden vs J Penrose  1-0521962Hastings 1961/62B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Bisguier vs M Aaron  1-0301962Hastings 1961/62E70 King's Indian
18. Robatsch vs L Barden 1-0421962Hastings 1961/62E89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
19. Wade vs J Littlewood  1-0391962Hastings 1961/62D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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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