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Buenos Aires (Clarin) Tournament

Ulf Andersson9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Oscar Panno8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[games]
Vasily Smyslov8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[games]
Rafael Vaganian8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Walter Shawn Browne8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Florin Gheorghiu8/13(+3 -0 =10)[games]
Roman Dzindzichashvili6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Miguel Najdorf6/13(+1 -2 =10)[games]
Jorge Szmetan5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[games]
Miguel A Quinteros5/13(+1 -4 =8)[games]
Raymond Keene5/13(+0 -3 =10)[games]
Qi Jingxuan5/13(+2 -5 =6)[games]
Carlos Garcia Palermo4.5/13(+1 -5 =7)[games]
Eugenio Torre3.5/13(+1 -7 =5)[games]
*

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978)
Right after the Buenos Aires olympiad (25 October - 12 November), Miguel Najdorf had gotten the morning newspaper Clarín to disburse big bucks for this tournament. Its success allowed him to step it up with a large budget also for Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1979). The tournament was opened by BA Mayor Osvaldo Cacciatore* and play took place in the 3rd floor of Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires# at Esmeralda 660. Playing time was 5-10 pm. The room could take only a few spectators, but Clarín disposed some other locations with wall demonstration boards where the games were shown and explained to the press and public.

According to the tournament book, the players were peaceful in the first rounds probably because of fatigue after the olympiad. However, competition hardened towards the end. After 10 rounds it looked like Vaganian would win, but then he lost with White to the champion of China Qi Jingxuan in round 11. In round 12 it was Qi's turn to lose with White, to the winner, the 27-year-old rising star Ulf Andersson from Sweden.

The last round game between Dzindzichashvili and Qi Jingxuan was not played. Qi did not turn up and forfeited the point.

Banco Ciudad, Buenos Aires, 14 November - 1 December 1978

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Pts Prizes 1 Andersson * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 9 5000 USD =2 Panno ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 8½ 3167 =2 Smyslov ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 8½ 3167 =2 Vaganian ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 8½ 3167 =5 Browne 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 8 1900 =5 Gheorghiu ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 8 1900 =7 Dzindzichashvili ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 6 1500 =7 Najdorf ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 1500 9 Szmetan 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5½ 1200 =10 Quinteros ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 0 5 667 =10 Keene ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 0 ½ 5 667 =10 Qi Jingxuan 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 5 667 13 Garcia Palermo 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ * ½ 4½ 500 14 Torre 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * 3½ 500 USD

Picture of participants: http://www.tabladeflandes.com/zenon...

Tournament Director: Carlos Enrique Guimard, with FIDE representative Jorge Sanguineti as leader of the Appeals Committee.

Tournament books: Los magistrales de Clarín I-II 1978-79 (Buenos Aires 1980. 194 p.) (first half not seen); Internationales Schachmeisterturnier "Clarin" Buenos Aires 1978 by Albert Becker (M. A. Lachaga, Argentina 1978. 60 p.) (with round dates). There were daily reports in Clarín, but only one is available online: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_T3uK8_azX....

Original collection: Game Collection: Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1978 by User: Tabanus. *Wikipedia article: Osvaldo Cacciatore.#Wikipedia article: Bank of the City of Buenos Aires.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Browne vs Keene ½-½341978Buenos Aires (Clarin)B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. J Szmetan vs Gheorghiu  0-1491978Buenos Aires (Clarin)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. Qi Jingxuan vs E Torre ½-½651978Buenos Aires (Clarin)B23 Sicilian, Closed
4. C Garcia Palermo vs Vaganian 0-1301978Buenos Aires (Clarin)A34 English, Symmetrical
5. Najdorf vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½231978Buenos Aires (Clarin)A30 English, Symmetrical
6. Panno vs Smyslov ½-½191978Buenos Aires (Clarin)D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. Quinteros vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½241978Buenos Aires (Clarin)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Keene vs Gheorghiu  ½-½161978Buenos Aires (Clarin)A53 Old Indian
9. Smyslov vs Qi Jingxuan 1-0731978Buenos Aires (Clarin)E03 Catalan, Open
10. E Torre vs Najdorf ½-½221978Buenos Aires (Clarin)E96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
11. Dzindzichashvili vs Quinteros  ½-½381978Buenos Aires (Clarin)A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
12. Ulf Andersson vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0731978Buenos Aires (Clarin)E17 Queen's Indian
13. Vaganian vs J Szmetan  1-0531978Buenos Aires (Clarin)A04 Reti Opening
14. Browne vs Panno ½-½241978Buenos Aires (Clarin)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. Quinteros vs E Torre 0-1411978Buenos Aires (Clarin)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. Gheorghiu vs Vaganian  ½-½231978Buenos Aires (Clarin)C15 French, Winawer
17. J Szmetan vs Ulf Andersson  0-1691978Buenos Aires (Clarin)B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
18. Najdorf vs Smyslov  ½-½231978Buenos Aires (Clarin)E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
19. C Garcia Palermo vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½411978Buenos Aires (Clarin)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
20. Qi Jingxuan vs Browne  ½-½661978Buenos Aires (Clarin)B23 Sicilian, Closed
21. Panno vs Keene  ½-½161978Buenos Aires (Clarin)E12 Queen's Indian
22. Keene vs Vaganian ½-½881978Buenos Aires (Clarin)D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
23. E Torre vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½251978Buenos Aires (Clarin)B10 Caro-Kann
24. Browne vs Najdorf 1-0591978Buenos Aires (Clarin)E17 Queen's Indian
25. Panno vs Qi Jingxuan  1-0361978Buenos Aires (Clarin)A21 English
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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