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🏆 Portoroz Interzonal Playoff (1973) Chess Event Description
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Player: Lev Polugaevsky

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Polugaevsky 0-1381973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Polugaevsky vs Portisch 0-1541973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. Polugaevsky vs Geller 1-0351973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
4. Portisch vs Polugaevsky 1-0491973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Geller vs Polugaevsky 1-0331973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffB83 Sicilian
6. Polugaevsky vs Portisch  ½-½271973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. Polugaevsky vs Geller  ½-½171973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
8. Portisch vs Polugaevsky  ½-½191973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
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  Penguincw: < The suggestion was made that the order of games be arranged so that the Soviet masters would always play each other first. Portisch protested. He trusted his opponents’ sportsmanship... >

What good sportsmanship, and he ended up on top.

Aug-20-19  Petrosianic: <The suggestion was made that the order of games be arranged so that the Soviet masters would always play each other first. Portisch protested. He trusted his opponents’ sportsmanship and with reason:...>

Speaking of sportsmanship, the final game raises some questions. If Portisch beat Polugaevsky in the last game, with White, Geller would qualify. Otherwise, Polugaevsky qualifies. The game was drawn in 19 moves, giving the spot to Polugaevsky. How much sporting obligation, if any, did Portisch have to try to win that game?

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