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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Las Palmas Tournament

Lajos Portisch12/15(+9 -0 =6)[games]
Bent Larsen11/15(+9 -2 =4)[games]
Vasily Smyslov11/15(+8 -1 =6)[games]
David Bronstein10/15(+5 -0 =10)[games]
Pal Benko9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Stefano Tatai9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Florin Gheorghiu8.5/15(+5 -3 =7)[games]
Ulf Andersson8/15(+4 -3 =8)[games]
Heinz Lehmann7.5/15(+2 -2 =11)[games]
Antonio Angel Medina Garcia7/15(+4 -5 =6)[games]
Arturo Pomar Salamanca6.5/15(+2 -4 =9)[games]
Augusto Menvielle Laccourreye5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
Fernando Visier Segovia5/15(+1 -6 =8)[games]
Bernard Huguet4/15(+1 -8 =6)[games]
Juan Pedro Dominguez Sanz3.5/15(+1 -9 =5)[games]
Juan Antonio Valcarcel2.5/15(+0 -10 =5)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Las Palmas (1972)

While waiting for the Fischer - Spassky World Championship Match (1972), several tournaments were organized: Hastings (1971/72), Hoogovens (1972), Sarajevo (1972), Lone Pine (1972) and Teesside (1972), to mention a few. In the Canaries, which was flooded with tourist money, chess enthusiasts had found a heaven in Hotel Santa Catalina (1, 2, 3) in Las Palmas. Here started this year a series of GM events that would culminate with the Las Palmas Interzonal (1982). According to Chessmetrics (4) the highest ranked of the 16 players were Portisch (#9), Smyslov (#11), Larsen (#12), Bronstein (#16) and Gheorghiu (#29) (but see FIDE ratings in the crosstable). The tournament was played at almost exactly the same time as IBM Amsterdam (1972). Playing time was 4 to 9 pm. (6) Round 10 was played a day earlier than scheduled because of an excursion. (5) Tournament Director was the publisher Jorge Puig Laborda, assisted by Juan Betancort Curbelo and others. (6)

Hotel Santa Catalina, Las Palmas, Spain, 29 May - 17 June 1972 (7, 8)

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts SonBe 1 GM Portisch 2630 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 12 2 GM Larsen 2660 0 * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 70.7 3 GM Smyslov 2620 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 70.7 4 GM Bronstein 2590 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 10 5 GM Benkö 2520 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 9 60.5 6 IM Tatai 2440 0 1 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 9 58.5 7 GM Gheorghiu 2530 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 8½ 8 IM Andersson 2510 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 8 9 IM Lehmann 2420 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 7½ 10 IM Medina 2420 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ * 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 7 11 GM Pomar 2510 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6½ 12 Menvielle 2200 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ * 0 0 ½ 1 5½ 13 Visier 2370 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 5 14 Huguet 2255 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 4 15 Domínguez 2200 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 3½ 16 Valcárcel 2200 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 2½

Special prizes: Gheorghiu vs Ulf Andersson, 1972 (best game), Portisch vs A Menvielle Laccourreye, 1972 (best attack) and Portisch vs Larsen, 1972 (best endgame). (9)

Tournament books: I Gran Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Mayo - Junio 1972 Ciudad Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Ajedrez Canario/Caja Insular de Ahorros de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas 1972. 92 p.); Las Palmas 1972 (Chess Player, Nottingham 1972. 24 p.) (none seen). About 9 rounds are covered by IM Roman Toran Albero in the newspaper La Vanguardia (http://www.lavanguardia.com/hemerot...).

Notes

1) La Vanguardia, 4 June 1972, p. 38: http://hemeroteca.lavanguardia.com/...
2) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...
3) Revista 64, 11 July 2011.
4) Chessmetrics, May 1972 list: http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/...
5) La Vanguardia, 11 June 1972, p. 44.
6) Aguayro, 32 (October 1972), pp. 20-21: http://mdc.ulpgc.es/cdm/singleitem/...
7) La Vanguardia, 20 June 1972, p. 44: http://hemeroteca.lavanguardia.com/... (standings)
8) Cajota 64, 4 January 2013: http://cajota64.blogspot.no/2013/01... (standings and crosstable)
9) Revista 64, 11 July 2011 (link dead per October 2017)

Addition (2017): there is a detailed report in Spanish at http://www.ajedrecito5.galeon.com/i....

Original collection: Game Collection: Las Palmas 1972 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Portisch vs Smyslov  ½-½431972Las PalmasA04 Reti Opening
2. Ulf Andersson vs H Lehmann  ½-½241972Las PalmasC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
3. Benko vs Larsen  ½-½411972Las PalmasC25 Vienna
4. J P Dominguez Sanz vs F Visier Segovia  ½-½121972Las PalmasD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. A Menvielle Laccourreye vs Gheorghiu  0-1391972Las PalmasB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. S Tatai vs A Pomar Salamanca  ½-½191972Las PalmasD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Bronstein vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½421972Las PalmasC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
8. J Valcarcel vs B Huguet  ½-½211972Las PalmasE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. F Visier Segovia vs Portisch  0-1531972Las PalmasE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
10. Smyslov vs A Menvielle Laccourreye  1-0851972Las PalmasB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. A Pomar Salamanca vs H Lehmann  ½-½201972Las PalmasE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. A Medina Garcia vs Ulf Andersson 1-0401972Las PalmasB06 Robatsch
13. Larsen vs J P Dominguez Sanz 1-0221972Las PalmasA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
14. B Huguet vs Bronstein  0-1511972Las PalmasC07 French, Tarrasch
15. Gheorghiu vs J Valcarcel  ½-½401972Las PalmasD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
16. S Tatai vs Benko  ½-½151972Las PalmasE17 Queen's Indian
17. Benko vs A Pomar Salamanca 1-0531972Las PalmasA13 English
18. J P Dominguez Sanz vs S Tatai  0-1371972Las PalmasB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. H Lehmann vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½291972Las PalmasE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
20. A Menvielle Laccourreye vs F Visier Segovia  0-1451972Las PalmasB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. Ulf Andersson vs B Huguet  1-0421972Las PalmasA06 Reti Opening
22. J Valcarcel vs Smyslov 0-1531972Las PalmasD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
23. Bronstein vs Gheorghiu 1-0401972Las PalmasD94 Grunfeld
24. Portisch vs Larsen 1-0471972Las PalmasE56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
25. Smyslov vs Bronstein  ½-½211972Las PalmasD90 Grunfeld
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