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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hastings 1973/74 Tournament

Laszlo Szabo10/15(+5 -0 =10)[games]
Mikhail Tal10/15(+5 -0 =10)[games]
Jan Timman10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Gennadi Kuzmin10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[games]
Raymond Keene9/15(+4 -1 =10)[games]
Andras Adorjan8.5/15(+3 -1 =11)[games]
Pal Benko7.5/15(+3 -3 =9)[games]
William Hartston7.5/15(+3 -3 =9)[games]
Michael John Basman7/15(+5 -6 =4)[games]
Duncan Suttles6.5/15(+2 -4 =9)[games]
Krzysztof Pytel6/15(+1 -4 =10)[games]
Anthony Miles5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
Silvino Garcia Martinez5/15(+2 -7 =6)[games]
Michael Francis Stean5/15(+1 -6 =8)[games]
Ludwig Rellstab3/15(+1 -10 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings 1973/74

The 49th Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held at the end of the year 1973. Sixteen grandmasters and masters were invited to compete in a round robin format at the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included former world champion Mikhail Tal, former Hastings winners Svetozar Gligoric and Laszlo Szabo, Soviet Grandmaster Gennadi Kuzmin, and a 22 year old Dutch master, named Jan Timman, seeking his second grandmaster norm. In the two years since the playing field had increased for the tournament's format a larger display of talent and styles was being exhibited at Hastings, and this year was no exception. In addition to the aggressive and tactical displays of Tal and Timman, there were also more offbeat playing styles represented in the guise of British masters Michael Basman and Anthony Miles, and Canadian grandmaster Duncan Suttles. The final of the event saw a four way tie for first place among Kuzmin, Szabo, Tal, and Timman, who earned his second GM norm. Five time Hastings winner Gligoric trailed the leaders by half a point for clear fifth place.

Hastings, England, 27 December 1973 - 13 January 1974

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts =1 Szabo * 1 1 1 1 1 10 =1 Tal * 1 1 1 1 1 10 =1 Timman * 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 =1 Kuzmin * 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 10 5 Gligoric 0 1 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 9 6 Keene 1 0 * 1 1 1 9 7 Adorjan 1 * 0 1 1 8 =8 Benko 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 7 =8 Hartston 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 7 10 Basman 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 7 11 Suttles 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 6 12 Pytel 0 0 0 1 * 0 6 13 Miles 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 0 5 =14 Garcia 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 5 =14 Stean 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 5 16 Rellstab 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 3

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1973/74, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hartston vs Timman 0-1651973Hastings 1973/74B06 Robatsch
2. M Basman vs M Stean 1-0261973Hastings 1973/74B50 Sicilian
3. G Kuzmin vs K Pytel 1-0341973Hastings 1973/74B69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
4. Keene vs Benko  ½-½151973Hastings 1973/74D79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
5. Adorjan vs Szabo  ½-½151973Hastings 1973/74D90 Grunfeld
6. Suttles vs Gligoric  ½-½221973Hastings 1973/74A00 Uncommon Opening
7. Rellstab vs Miles 1-0711973Hastings 1973/74A33 English, Symmetrical
8. Tal vs S Garcia Martinez ½-½531973Hastings 1973/74B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. Timman vs M Basman  1-0291973Hastings 1973/74B40 Sicilian
10. Szabo vs Tal  ½-½101973Hastings 1973/74A28 English
11. S Garcia Martinez vs Rellstab  1-0631973Hastings 1973/74E10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Miles vs Suttles ½-½831973Hastings 1973/74A00 Uncommon Opening
13. Keene vs G Kuzmin  ½-½231973Hastings 1973/74A04 Reti Opening
14. Benko vs M Stean  ½-½171973Hastings 1973/74A04 Reti Opening
15. Gligoric vs Hartston ½-½341973Hastings 1973/74D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
16. K Pytel vs Adorjan  ½-½151973Hastings 1973/74A40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Tal vs K Pytel 1-0301973Hastings 1973/74C78 Ruy Lopez
18. Hartston vs Miles  ½-½161973Hastings 1973/74C28 Vienna Game
19. M Stean vs Timman  ½-½411973Hastings 1973/74C16 French, Winawer
20. Adorjan vs Keene  ½-½151973Hastings 1973/74A36 English
21. G Kuzmin vs Benko 1-0461973Hastings 1973/74B08 Pirc, Classical
22. Rellstab vs Szabo  0-1451973Hastings 1973/74B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
23. M Basman vs Gligoric  0-1561973Hastings 1973/74B06 Robatsch
24. Suttles vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0391973Hastings 1973/74A00 Uncommon Opening
25. G Kuzmin vs Adorjan  ½-½171973Hastings 1973/74C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-07-13  ozmikey: I notice that Laszlo Szabo drew seven of his games in 15 moves or fewer on the way to winning this tournament. At least some things in the chess world have changed for the better.
Jan-19-15  asianwarrior: Adorjan 9 draws below 20 moves.
Jan-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Shortly afterwards, a piece appeared in Chess Life & Review in which the author averred that Adorjan's well-known tendencies in that direction were the reason why he had made less progress than had either Gyula Sax or Zoltan Ribli.
Nov-21-17  Octavia: Basman drew with Tal!!!
Dec-17-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Miles started with +0 =2 -5... unrecognizable!
Dec-26-17  Nosnibor: <Fusilli> You should remember that Miles was only 19 years old whilst playing in this tournament being far younger than most of the other contestants. I remember watching him play in this event and losing his first game to Rellstab after a long struggle. Only two years before this I came close to beating him when he was lucky to escape with a draw. So he had progressed tremendously in those two years.
Dec-26-17  WorstPlayerEver: Timman was just 22.
Dec-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: And Szabo was 56. Impressive performance for his age.
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