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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Palma de Mallorca Tournament

Oscar Panno10/15(+6 -1 =8)[games]
Jan Smejkal10/15(+6 -1 =8)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Ulf Andersson9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[games]
Yuri Averbakh9/15(+4 -1 =10)[games]
Florin Gheorghiu9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Lev Polugaevsky9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Ljubomir Ljubojevic8.5/15(+4 -2 =9)[games]
Borislav Ivkov8/15(+2 -1 =12)[games]
Ricardo Calvo6/15(+2 -5 =8)[games]
Werner Hug6/15(+2 -5 =8)[games]
Arturo Pomar Salamanca6/15(+2 -5 =8)[games]
Istvan Bilek6/15(+2 -5 =8)[games]
Karl Robatsch5.5/15(+1 -5 =9)[games]
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez5/15(+3 -8 =4)[games]
Antonio Angel Medina Garcia2.5/15(+0 -10 =5)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Palma de Mallorca (1972)
The memorable event this year had been the Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972) in Iceland, in July-September. Then followed the olympiad in Skopje, which had ended 13 October.1 When Jorge Puig Laborda and the enthusiasts in Palma prepared for their event in November, they knew that it would compete with an equally strong affair in San Antonio (1972). It also concurred with the USSR Championship (1972), but Polugaevsky, Korchnoi, and Averbakh were able to come. According to Chessmetrics2 the highest ranked of the 16 players were Polugaevsky (#5), Korchnoi (#7), Smejkal (#16), Panno (#22), Ivkov (#24), and Ljubojevic (#25). As in previous years, Jorge Puig was tournament director. Panno again showed his class, and also won the tie-break, unlike in Palma de Mallorca (1971).

Hotel Jaime I, Palma, Spain, 27 November - 16 December 1972

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts SonBe3 1 GM Panno 2570 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 10 69.75 2 GM Smejkal 2545 ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 10 69.25 3 GM Korchnoi 2640 0 ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 10 67.50 4 GM Andersson 2535 ½ 1 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 9½ 5 GM Averbakh 2550 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 9 63.75 6 GM Gheorghiu 2520 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 9 60.50 7 GM Polugaevsky 2645 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 9 58.55 8 GM Ljubojevic 2550 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 8½ 9 GM Ivkov 2520 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 8 10 Calvo 2330 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 6 41.00 11 IM Hug 2475 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 6 39.25 12 GM Pomar 2460 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 39.00 13 GM Bilek 2485 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 6 38.50 14 GM Robatsch 2460 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 5½ 15 Bellon 2385 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 * 1 5 16 IM Medina 2380 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 2½

Ljubojevic won First Brilliancy Price for Ljubojevic vs Panno, 1972. At the annual convention of the Asociación Internacional de Comentaristas de Ajedrez, held during the tournament, it was decided that the Chess Oscar silver trophy for 1972 should go to Robert James Fischer, the newly crowned World Champion.3

This would be the last of the Palma tournaments. Jorge Puig and the organization moved to Madrid (1973) where also next year's Oscar was awarded. In addition, a series of strong tournaments had started in the Canaries with Las Palmas (1972).

Tournament books: 8º Gran Torneo Ajedrez Internacional .. Palma de Mallorca, 1972 by Jorge Puig Laborda (Palma Ayuntamiento, Palma 1973. 211 p.); Palma de Mallorca 1972 by A. J. Gillam (Chess Player, Nottingham. 27 p.) (none seen). Round dates are mostly from reports in the newspaper La Vanguardia (http://www.lavanguardia.com/hemerot..., try search for Panno with a date range and press Buscar).

1) http://www.olimpbase.org/1972/1972i.... 2) November 1972 list, http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/.... 3) La Vanguardia 19 Dec. 1972 p. 40 (http://hemeroteca.lavanguardia.com/...).

Original collection: Game Collection: Palma de Mallorca 1972 by User: Tabanus. Thanks to User: thomastonk, User: crawfb5 and User: Paint My Dragon for help with round 14.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Robatsch vs Korchnoi  ½-½251972Palma de MallorcaB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Ljubojevic vs A Medina Garcia  1-0401972Palma de MallorcaE07 Catalan, Closed
3. Polugaevsky vs R Calvo  ½-½411972Palma de MallorcaA27 English, Three Knights System
4. Smejkal vs Hug  ½-½821972Palma de MallorcaA56 Benoni Defense
5. Ulf Andersson vs Ivkov  ½-½271972Palma de MallorcaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. J M Bellon Lopez vs Gheorghiu  0-1351972Palma de MallorcaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
7. I Bilek vs Panno  0-1851972Palma de MallorcaA10 English
8. Averbakh vs A Pomar Salamanca  ½-½381972Palma de MallorcaB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. R Calvo vs Robatsch  ½-½431972Palma de MallorcaA14 English
10. Ivkov vs Smejkal  ½-½241972Palma de MallorcaC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
11. Korchnoi vs Ulf Andersson  1-0401972Palma de MallorcaA17 English
12. Gheorghiu vs Panno  ½-½301972Palma de MallorcaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. Hug vs I Bilek  ½-½131972Palma de MallorcaA07 King's Indian Attack
14. A Medina Garcia vs Averbakh  ½-½391972Palma de MallorcaC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. A Pomar Salamanca vs Polugaevsky  0-1391972Palma de MallorcaB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. J M Bellon Lopez vs Ljubojevic 1-0181972Palma de MallorcaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
17. Robatsch vs A Pomar Salamanca  ½-½441972Palma de MallorcaB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. Polugaevsky vs A Medina Garcia  1-0391972Palma de MallorcaA05 Reti Opening
19. Averbakh vs J M Bellon Lopez  1-0431972Palma de MallorcaA15 English
20. Panno vs Hug  ½-½171972Palma de MallorcaA13 English
21. Ljubojevic vs Gheorghiu  ½-½201972Palma de MallorcaB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. I Bilek vs Ivkov  ½-½151972Palma de MallorcaE17 Queen's Indian
23. Smejkal vs Korchnoi  ½-½281972Palma de MallorcaA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
24. Ulf Andersson vs R Calvo  1-0531972Palma de MallorcaD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
25. Ljubojevic vs Averbakh  ½-½261972Palma de MallorcaC45 Scotch Game
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