Six players from the Stockholm Interzonal (1962) would qualify for the Curacao Candidates (1962). But sixth place had been shared between Stein, Benkö and Gligoric, and a playoff was necessary. This took place in Stockholm as a double round robin right after the interzonal tournament. Should Stein win the playoff he would be only reserve for his countrymen, as each country was allowed to have only three players in the Candidates tournament. The player placed no. 2 in the playoff would then qualify. (1)
Gligoric started with two losses, and after the fifth game he could not catch up with the other two players. The sixth game was not played. (2)
Stockholm, Sweden, 9-13 March 1962
Benkö advanced to the Curacao Candidates (1962).
1 Stein ** ˝˝ 11 3
2 Benkö ˝˝ ** 1- 2
3 Gligoric 00 0- ** 0
1) The Times, 8 March 1962, p. 17.
2) British Chess Magazine, May 1962, p. 134.
Original collection: Game Collection: Stockholm Interzonal Playoff 1962 by User: Tabanus. Thanks to User: TheFocus for information from the British Chess Magazine. Dates are from Dutch newspapers at http://kranten.delpher.nl/ and a notice in The Times, 13 March 1962, p. 12.