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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Palma de Mallorca Tournament

Ljubomir Ljubojevic11/15(+7 -0 =8)[games]
Oscar Panno11/15(+7 -0 =8)[games]
Lajos Portisch10/15(+5 -0 =10)[games]
Samuel Reshevsky10/15(+6 -1 =8)[games]
Ulf Andersson9.5/15(+5 -1 =9)[games]
Istvan Csom9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Bent Larsen9/15(+8 -5 =2)[games]
Pal Benko8.5/15(+3 -1 =11)[games]
Jan Hein Donner7/15(+3 -4 =8)[games]
Stefano Tatai7/15(+5 -6 =4)[games]
Raymond Keene6/15(+1 -4 =10)[games]
Arturo Pomar Salamanca6/15(+1 -4 =10)[games]
Arthur Bisguier5.5/15(+1 -5 =9)[games]
Silvino Garcia Martinez4.5/15(+2 -8 =5)[games]
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez3/15(+0 -9 =6)[games]
Antonio Angel Medina Garcia3/15(+0 -9 =6)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Palma de Mallorca (1971)

The event was organized by the Spanish Chess Federation and sponsored by the City of Palma. (1) After a series of tournaments including Palma de Mallorca (1969) and Palma de Mallorca Interzonal (1970) it appeared that the organization this time suffered economic problems. (2) Apparently, FIDE had reduced its support, and was looking elsewhere after the Interzonal. The Soviets chose to play instead in the 2nd Alekhine Memorial in Moscow (1971). According to Chessmetrics, (3) the highest ranked of the 16 players were Larsen (#4), Portisch (#8), Panno (#27) and Reshevsky (#34). Larsen tried to win again, but he pressed too hard and also turned down draw offers from Panno and Reshevsky. (4) Like before, Jorge Puig Laborda was the Tournament Director. (5) This and Palma de Mallorca (1972) would be the last of the Palma super-GM events.

Hotel Jaime I, Palma, Spain, 29 November - 18 December 1971

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts (2) 1 GM Ljubojevic 2510 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 11 2 GM Panno 2570 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 11 3 GM Portisch 2630 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 10 4 GM Reshevsky 2550 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 10 5 IM Andersson 2510 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 9˝ 6 IM Csom 2480 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ * 0 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 9 7 GM Larsen 2660 0 0 0 0 0 1 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 8 GM Benkö 2520 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 8˝ 9 GM Donner 2500 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 7 10 IM Tatai 2440 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 7 11 Keene 2465 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 6 12 GM Pomar 2510 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 * ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 6 13 GM Bisguier 2440 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 5˝ 14 IM Garcia 2340 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 ˝ * ˝ 1 4˝ 15 Bellon 2325 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 3 16 IM Medina 2420 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * 3

Csom and Andersson made GM-norms (9 points required). (4)

Tournament book: VI Gran Torneo de Ajedrez Palma de Mallorca. Federacion Espańola de Ajedrez. 82 p. There is a report by Keene in the January 1972 issue of British Chess Magazine. Round dates are mainly from reports in the newspaper La Vanguardia.

1) ABC (Sevilla), 28 November 1971, p. 66.
2) El Mundo Deportivo, 27 December 1971, p. 26. The final ranking was decided by Sonneborn-Berger score (http://hemeroteca.mundodeportivo.co...).
3) Chessmetrics, October 1971 (http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/...).
4) Tidskrift för Schack, vol. 78 (1972) p. 18.
5) La Vanguardia, 28 November 1971, p. 41.

Original collection: Game Collection: Palma de Mallorca 1971 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Portisch vs Panno  ½-½351971Palma de MallorcaE41 Nimzo-Indian
2. Bisguier vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½291971Palma de MallorcaC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
3. J M Bellon Lopez vs Keene  ½-½421971Palma de MallorcaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
4. S Tatai vs Benko  0-1551971Palma de MallorcaB06 Robatsch
5. Ulf Andersson vs Reshevsky  ½-½411971Palma de MallorcaA15 English
6. Ljubojevic vs S Garcia Martinez  1-0301971Palma de MallorcaC00 French Defense
7. J H Donner vs A Pomar Salamanca  ½-½181971Palma de MallorcaB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. Larsen vs Csom  1-0341971Palma de MallorcaB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. A Medina Garcia vs Ljubojevic 0-1581971Palma de MallorcaB24 Sicilian, Closed
10. Panno vs J M Bellon Lopez  1-0461971Palma de MallorcaD94 Grunfeld
11. A Pomar Salamanca vs Bisguier  ½-½261971Palma de MallorcaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Reshevsky vs Larsen 1-0371971Palma de MallorcaA43 Old Benoni
13. Benko vs Csom 1-0471971Palma de MallorcaA07 King's Indian Attack
14. S Tatai vs J H Donner  ½-½931971Palma de MallorcaE73 King's Indian
15. Keene vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½311971Palma de MallorcaA07 King's Indian Attack
16. S Garcia Martinez vs Portisch  0-1381971Palma de MallorcaB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. Ljubojevic vs A Pomar Salamanca  ½-½241971Palma de MallorcaB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
18. Ulf Andersson vs Panno  ½-½171971Palma de MallorcaB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
19. Portisch vs A Medina Garcia  ½-½491971Palma de MallorcaE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
20. J M Bellon Lopez vs S Garcia Martinez  ½-½441971Palma de MallorcaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
21. Bisguier vs S Tatai  0-1431971Palma de MallorcaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
22. J H Donner vs Benko  ½-½201971Palma de MallorcaA59 Benko Gambit
23. Csom vs Reshevsky 1-0601971Palma de MallorcaC44 King's Pawn Game
24. Larsen vs Keene 1-0361971Palma de MallorcaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
25. S Garcia Martinez vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½471971Palma de MallorcaB06 Robatsch
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