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Buenos Aires (Clarin) Tournament

Ulf Andersson9/13(+5 -0 =8)[view games]
Oscar Panno8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[view games]
Vasily Smyslov8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[view games]
Rafael Vaganian8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[view games]
Walter Shawn Browne8/13(+5 -2 =6)[view games]
Florin Gheorghiu8/13(+3 -0 =10)[view games]
Roman Dzindzichashvili6/13(+2 -3 =8)[view games]
Miguel Najdorf6/13(+1 -2 =10)[view games]
Jorge Szmetan5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[view games]
Miguel A Quinteros5/13(+1 -4 =8)[view games]
Raymond Keene5/13(+0 -3 =10)[view games]
Qi Jingxuan5/13(+2 -5 =6)[view games]
Carlos Garcia Palermo4.5/13(+1 -5 =7)[view games]
Eugenio Torre3.5/13(+1 -7 =5)[view games]
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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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Browne vs Keene ½-½34 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. J Szmetan vs Gheorghiu  0-149 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. Qi Jingxuan vs E Torre ½-½65 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)B23 Sicilian, Closed
4. C Garcia Palermo vs Vaganian 0-130 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A34 English, Symmetrical
5. Najdorf vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½23 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A30 English, Symmetrical
6. Panno vs Smyslov ½-½19 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. Quinteros vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½24 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Keene vs Gheorghiu  ½-½16 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A53 Old Indian
9. Smyslov vs Qi Jingxuan 1-073 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E03 Catalan, Open
10. E Torre vs Najdorf ½-½22 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E96 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line
11. Dzindzichashvili vs Quinteros  ½-½38 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
12. Ulf Andersson vs C Garcia Palermo  1-073 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E17 Queen's Indian
13. Vaganian vs J Szmetan  1-053 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A04 Reti Opening
14. Browne vs Panno ½-½24 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. Quinteros vs E Torre 0-141 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
16. Gheorghiu vs Vaganian  ½-½23 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)C15 French, Winawer
17. J Szmetan vs Ulf Andersson  0-169 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)B28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
18. Najdorf vs Smyslov  ½-½23 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
19. C Garcia Palermo vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½41 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
20. Qi Jingxuan vs Browne  ½-½66 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)B23 Sicilian, Closed
21. Panno vs Keene  ½-½16 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E12 Queen's Indian
22. Keene vs Vaganian ½-½88 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
23. E Torre vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½25 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)B10 Caro-Kann
24. Browne vs Najdorf 1-059 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)E17 Queen's Indian
25. Panno vs Qi Jingxuan  1-036 1978 Buenos Aires (Clarin)A21 English
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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