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Palma de Mallorca Tournament

Bent Larsen13/17(+11 -2 =4)[games]
Mikhail Botvinnik12.5/17(+9 -1 =7)[games]
Vasily Smyslov12.5/17(+9 -1 =7)[games]
Lajos Portisch11.5/17(+7 -1 =9)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric10.5/17(+6 -2 =9)[games]
Borislav Ivkov10/17(+4 -1 =12)[games]
Milan Matulovic9/17(+6 -5 =6)[games]
Roman Toran Albero8.5/17(+4 -4 =9)[games]
Heinz Lehmann8.5/17(+3 -3 =11)[games]
Jan Hein Donner8/17(+3 -4 =10)[games]
Jesus Diez del Corral8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Alberic O'Kelly de Galway6.5/17(+2 -6 =9)[games]
Antonio Angel Medina Garcia6.5/17(+3 -7 =7)[games]
Mato Damjanovic6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Stefano Tatai6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Jacek B Bednarski5.5/17(+2 -8 =7)[games]
Ricardo Calvo5.5/17(+3 -9 =5)[games]
Eleazar Jimenez Zerquera5/17(+2 -9 =6)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Palma de Mallorca (1967)

Also known as the III Torneo Internacional de Palma de Mallorca, the tournament was sponsored by the publishing corporation Asociación de la Prensa de Madrid. It followed up the successes of Palma de Mallorca (1965) and Palma de Mallorca (1966), and continued with Palma de Mallorca (1968) and Palma de Mallorca (1969). The events culminated with the organization of Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970) and ended with Palma de Mallorca (1971) and Palma de Mallorca (1972). The field in 1967 consisted of six IMs and 10 GMs, including Portisch (#12 in Chessmetrics* world ranking), Larsen (#11), and the ex-world champions Smyslov (#8) and Botvinnik (#7). In the end, the four highest-ranked took the first four places.

Palma, Mallorca (1-10, 13-17) and Ciudadela, Menorca# (11-12), Spain, 27 November - 17 December 1967

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 GM Larsen * 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 13 2 GM Botvinnik 1 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 12½ 3 GM Smyslov ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 12½ 4 GM Portisch 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 11½ 5 GM Gligoric 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 10½ 6 GM Ivkov 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 10 7 GM Matulovic ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 9 8 IM Torán ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 8½ 9 IM Lehmann 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 8½ 10 GM Donner ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 8 11 Corral 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 8 12 GM O'Kelly 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 0 6½ 13 IM Medina 1 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6½ 14 GM Damjanovic 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 0 6 15 IM Tatai 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 1 6 16 IM Bednarski 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * 0 1 5½ 17 Calvo 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 * ½ 5½ 18 IM Jiménez 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 0 ½ * 5

Diez del Corral achieved his third and final IM norm. His IM-norm is mentioned in Hartston's tournament book. Botvinnik, Smyslov and Jiménez arrived late for the tournament, and their Round 1 games were played between rounds 4 and 5, on 1 December.

Photo of winners: http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f...

Tournament books: III Gran Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Palma de Mallorca by José Luis Barreras Merino (Federacion de Español Ajedrez, Palma. 146 pp. (bulletin collection, not seen)); Palma de Mallorca 1967 by William Hartston (The Chess Player, Nottingham 1968. 48 pp.). Román Torán played in the tournament but that did not stop him from making detailed daily reports for the newspaper La Vanguardia. The information on this page is almost exclusively based on these reports, which are online at http://www.lavanguardia.com/hemerot...

* http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/....
# Wikipedia article: Ciutadella de Menorca. The players went there by airplane.

Original collection: Game Collection: Palma de Mallorca 1967 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Diez del Corral vs S Tatai  1-0331967Palma de MallorcaB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
2. Gligoric vs Matulovic 1-0421967Palma de MallorcaA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
3. M Damjanovic vs Larsen 0-1341967Palma de MallorcaD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
4. R Toran Albero vs Ivkov 0-1321967Palma de MallorcaD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
5. A Medina Garcia vs R Calvo  1-0271967Palma de MallorcaC05 French, Tarrasch
6. O'Kelly vs Portisch  ½-½191967Palma de MallorcaE41 Nimzo-Indian
7. J B Bednarski vs J H Donner  1-0481967Palma de MallorcaB06 Robatsch
8. Smyslov vs Matulovic  1-0651967Palma de MallorcaA33 English, Symmetrical
9. Portisch vs J B Bednarski  1-0431967Palma de MallorcaE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
10. E Jimenez Zerquera vs O'Kelly  1-0701967Palma de MallorcaB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Larsen vs H Lehmann 1-0341967Palma de MallorcaA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
12. Botvinnik vs R Toran Albero 1-0371967Palma de MallorcaB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
13. Ivkov vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½371967Palma de MallorcaD54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation
14. R Calvo vs J Diez del Corral  0-1611967Palma de MallorcaC19 French, Winawer, Advance
15. J H Donner vs Gligoric  ½-½171967Palma de MallorcaE60 King's Indian Defense
16. S Tatai vs M Damjanovic  ½-½311967Palma de MallorcaB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. A Medina Garcia vs Botvinnik 0-1361967Palma de MallorcaB08 Pirc, Classical
18. H Lehmann vs S Tatai  1-0271967Palma de MallorcaA07 King's Indian Attack
19. Gligoric vs Portisch  ½-½181967Palma de MallorcaD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. J Diez del Corral vs Ivkov  ½-½621967Palma de MallorcaE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
21. J B Bednarski vs E Jimenez Zerquera  1-0391967Palma de MallorcaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. O'Kelly vs Larsen 0-1491967Palma de MallorcaA43 Old Benoni
23. Matulovic vs J H Donner  ½-½621967Palma de MallorcaB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
24. M Damjanovic vs R Calvo  1-0401967Palma de MallorcaE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
25. R Toran Albero vs Smyslov  0-1541967Palma de MallorcaA48 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-03-15  zydeco: Larsen started the tournament with a Caruana-esque five straight wins, and won seven of his first nine games, playing wonderful, creative chess.

Botvinnik and Smyslov managed to close the gap at the end of the tournament - largely thanks to Botvinnik winning his individual game with Larsen. And then for some reason both Botvinnik and Smyslov hit the brakes, drawing their three final games while Larsen managed to stay ahead.

I feel like there's some story about why Botvinnik and Smyslov chose to do that. Maybe they were adopting 'Curacao-tactics' -- feeling that, at the end of a long tournament, more things would tend to go wrong than go right and they might as well sit back and let Larsen self-destruct. Or it might have been that Botvinnik was getting tired at the end of the tournament, and Smyslov was too peaceable to push for a win if there wasn't one in front of him. In any case, it was a strange decision. Botvinnik and Smyslov both agreed to grandmaster draws with Ivkov who wasn't in particularly good form and whom they both could have beaten.

The tournament also doubles as a kind of lab for flank openings - English, Reti, even Orangutan.

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