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🏆 Portoroz Interzonal Playoff (1973) Chess Event Description
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Player: Efim Geller

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Geller vs Polugaevsky 0-1381973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Portisch vs Geller  ½-½481973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Polugaevsky vs Geller 1-0351973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffE88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
4. Geller vs Portisch 0-1861973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
5. Geller vs Polugaevsky 1-0331973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffB83 Sicilian
6. Portisch vs Geller  ½-½271973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffE92 King's Indian
7. Polugaevsky vs Geller  ½-½171973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
8. Geller vs Portisch ½-½311973Portoroz Interzonal PlayoffC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
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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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