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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Palma de Mallorca Tournament

Viktor Korchnoi14/17(+11 -0 =6)[games]
Bent Larsen13/17(+11 -2 =4)[games]
Boris Spassky13/17(+10 -1 =6)[games]
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian11.5/17(+7 -1 =9)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric10.5/17(+7 -3 =7)[games]
Borislav Ivkov10/17(+4 -1 =12)[games]
Pal Benko9.5/17(+7 -5 =5)[games]
Arturo Pomar Salamanca9/17(+4 -3 =10)[games]
Florin Gheorghiu8.5/17(+4 -4 =9)[games]
Aleksandar Matanovic8/17(+3 -4 =10)[games]
Heinz Lehmann7/17(+2 -5 =10)[games]
Antonio Angel Medina Garcia6.5/17(+4 -8 =5)[games]
Roman Toran Albero6/17(+2 -7 =8)[games]
Donald Byrne6/17(+2 -7 =8)[games]
Jesus Diez del Corral5.5/17(+2 -8 =7)[games]
Fernando Visier Segovia5.5/17(+2 -8 =7)[games]
Heikki Westerinen5/17(+4 -11 =2)[games]
Ricardo Calvo4.5/17(+1 -9 =7)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Palma de Mallorca (1968)

This was the strongest tournament in 1968, featuring the World Champion Petrosian, his challenger Spassky, and Korchnoi, who had just lost the Spassky - Korchnoi Candidates Final (1968), Larsen, who had lost the Spassky - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1968), and Gligoric, who had lost the Tal - Gligoric Candidates Quarterfinal (1968). The tournament continued the tradition of Palma de Mallorca (1965), Palma de Mallorca (1966) and Palma de Mallorca (1967), and went on with Palma de Mallorca (1969). In 1968, it was sponsored by the Council of Palma, the Palma tourist office and the Spanish chess federation. Most of the participants came from the olympiad in Lugano (Switzerland) which had ended in the beginning of November.

Korchnoi made one of his best tournaments, as he drew the world champion Petrosian and defeated Spassky, Larsen and Gligoric. In the last round he could grant half a point to Calvo. The five players from the Candidates matches 1968 took the first five places.

Hotel Jaime I, Palma, Spain, 24 November - 14 December 1968

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 GM Korchnoi * 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 ˝ 14 =2 GM Larsen 0 * ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 =2 GM Spassky 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 4 GM Petrosian ˝ 1 ˝ * 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 11˝ 5 GM Gligoric 0 ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 0 1 10˝ 6 GM Ivkov ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 10 7 GM Benkö ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 0 1 9˝ 8 GM Pomar ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 9 9 GM Gheorghiu 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 8˝ 10 GM Matanovic 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 8 11 IM Lehmann 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 1 ˝ 7 12 IM Medina ˝ 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 1 ˝ * ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 6˝ =13 IM Torán 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 6 =13 IM Byrne 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 * ˝ ˝ 0 0 6 =15 IM Corral 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ 5˝ =15 Visier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 ˝ 5˝ 17 IM Westerinen 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 1 ˝ 0 * 1 5 18 Calvo ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 1 ˝ ˝ 0 * 4˝

Tournament director: Jorge Puig Laborda. Principal arbiter: Harry de Graaf. After the tournament, Chess Oscar for 1968 was awarded to Spassky.

Tournament book: IV Gran Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez, Palma de Mallorca, 1968 by Robert Wade, Leslie Stephen Fraser Blackstock and Maxwell Leonard Fuller (Chess Player, Nottingham 1969. 88 pp.).

Original collection: Game Collection: Palma de Mallorca 1968 by User: Tabanus. This page (incl. round numbers, dates, and pairings, but not game scores) is almost entirely based on Román Torán's reports in La Vanguardia, which are available online at http://www.lavanguardia.com/hemerot..., and the report in La Vanguardia 16 November 1968 p. 41 (http://hemeroteca.lavanguardia.com/...).

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gheorghiu vs Gligoric  ½-½301968Palma de MallorcaE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
2. Benko vs Ivkov  ½-½411968Palma de MallorcaA06 Reti Opening
3. R Calvo vs D Byrne 1-0701968Palma de MallorcaA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Petrosian vs Korchnoi  ½-½181968Palma de MallorcaA15 English
5. A Pomar Salamanca vs H Westerinen  ½-½581968Palma de MallorcaE78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3
6. Spassky vs A Matanovic ½-½401968Palma de MallorcaE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
7. Larsen vs J Diez del Corral  1-0481968Palma de MallorcaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
8. H Lehmann vs R Toran Albero  ½-½241968Palma de MallorcaA15 English
9. F Visier Segovia vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½331968Palma de MallorcaE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
10. Korchnoi vs H Lehmann  1-0421968Palma de MallorcaA28 English
11. F Visier Segovia vs Gheorghiu  ½-½651968Palma de MallorcaA25 English
12. A Medina Garcia vs R Toran Albero ½-½331968Palma de MallorcaA07 King's Indian Attack
13. H Westerinen vs R Calvo  1-0521968Palma de MallorcaC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
14. D Byrne vs Petrosian  0-1401968Palma de MallorcaA10 English
15. Gligoric vs Benko  1-0651968Palma de MallorcaD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. A Matanovic vs A Pomar Salamanca  ½-½481968Palma de MallorcaB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
17. J Diez del Corral vs Spassky 0-1461968Palma de MallorcaC78 Ruy Lopez
18. Ivkov vs Larsen  ½-½211968Palma de MallorcaA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
19. Petrosian vs H Westerinen  1-0411968Palma de MallorcaE81 King's Indian, Samisch
20. Benko vs F Visier Segovia  1-0261968Palma de MallorcaB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. A Pomar Salamanca vs J Diez del Corral  ½-½311968Palma de MallorcaA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
22. H Lehmann vs D Byrne  ½-½201968Palma de MallorcaB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
23. Gheorghiu vs A Medina Garcia  1-0431968Palma de MallorcaE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
24. R Calvo vs A Matanovic  ½-½481968Palma de MallorcaC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
25. R Toran Albero vs Korchnoi  0-1381968Palma de MallorcaD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-10-15  zydeco: Good games in this tournament:

Larsen vs Korchnoi, 1968
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968
Gligoric vs Korchnoi, 1968
Korchnoi vs H Lehmann, 1968
Ivkov vs Petrosian, 1968
A Medina Garcia vs R Toran Albero, 1968

The brilliancy prize was shared between A Medina Garcia vs R Toran Albero, 1968 and Larsen vs Korchnoi, 1968

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