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Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1978
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 40th Annual Hoogovens Chess Tournament was a category XIII event held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands in 1978. 12 top grandmasters competed in a round robin format in the prestigous A event. The participants were (in order of ELO): Viktor Korchnoi (2665), Henrique Mecking (2630), Lajos Portisch (2630), Jan Timman (2585), Oscar Panno (2580), Gennadi Sosonko (2575), Lubmoir Kavalek (2570), Anthony Miles (2565), Ulf Andersson (2545), Miguel Najdorf (2525), Hans Ree (2500), and Paul Van der Sterren (2400). Portisch edged out top seed Korchnoi by half a point in the final. This was another famous tournament the Russians boycotted due to Korchnoi's participation. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Portisch 8/11 * 1 1 1 1 1

02 Korchnoi 7.5/11 * 1 1 1 1 1 0

03 Andersson 6.5/11 * 0 1 1 1

04 Ree 6/11 * 1

05 Timman 6/11 0 * 1 1

06 Panno 5.5/11 0 0 * 1 1

07 Miles 5/11 0 0 * 1 0 1

08 Najdorf 5/11 0 0 1 0 * 1

09 Mecking 5/11 0 0 0 1 * 1

10 Sosonko 4.5/11 0 0 *

11 Kavalek 4/11 0 0 0 *

12 Van der Sterren 3/11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 *

Round One, Game #1
Ulf Andersson vs Timman, 1978
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
Kavalek vs H Ree, 1978
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Korchnoi vs Sosonko, 1978
(A13) English, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Najdorf vs Miles, 1978 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #5
Portisch vs Panno, 1978
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 34 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #6
P Van der Sterren vs Mecking, 1978
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #7
Ulf Andersson vs Kavalek, 1978
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #8
Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C18) French, Winawer, 46 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #9
Panno vs P Van der Sterren, 1978 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #10
H Ree vs Portisch, 1978
(E15) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #11
Sosonko vs Najdorf, 1978
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #12
Timman vs Miles, 1978
(B32) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #13
Kavalek vs Timman, 1978
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #14
Korchnoi vs Panno, 1978
(A17) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #15
Miles vs Sosonko, 1978
(A28) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #16
Najdorf vs Mecking, 1978  
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #17
Portisch vs Ulf Andersson, 1978
(A17) English, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #18
P Van der Sterren vs H Ree, 1978
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #19
Ulf Andersson vs P Van der Sterren, 1978
(A15) English, 74 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #20
Kavalek vs Portisch, 1978
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #21
Mecking vs Miles, 1978 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #22
Panno vs Najdorf, 1978
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #23
H Ree vs Korchnoi, 1978
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #24
Timman vs Sosonko, 1978
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #25
Korchnoi vs Ulf Andersson, 1978 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #26
Miles vs Panno, 1978
(A16) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #27
Najdorf vs H Ree, 1978
(A21) English, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #28
Portisch vs Timman, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #29
Sosonko vs Mecking, 1978
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #30
P Van der Sterren vs Kavalek, 1978
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #31
Ulf Andersson vs Najdorf, 1978 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #32
Kavalek vs Korchnoi, 1978
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #33
Panno vs Sosonko, 1978
(A17) English, 58 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #34
Portisch vs P Van der Sterren, 1978
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #35
H Ree vs Miles, 1978
(A15) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #36
Timman vs Mecking, 1978
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #37
Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1978
(A14) English, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #38
Mecking vs Panno, 1978
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #39
Miles vs Ulf Andersson, 1978
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #40
Najdorf vs Kavalek, 1978
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #41
Sosonko vs H Ree, 1978
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #42
P Van der Sterren vs Timman, 1978
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #43
Ulf Andersson vs Sosonko, 1978
(A15) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #44
Kavalek vs Miles, 1978
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #45
Portisch vs Najdorf, 1978 
(A17) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #46
H Ree vs Mecking, 1978
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #47
Timman vs Panno, 1978
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #48
P Van der Sterren vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #49
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1978
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #50
Mecking vs Ulf Andersson, 1978 
(C16) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #51
Miles vs Portisch, 1978
(A28) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #52
Najdorf vs P Van der Sterren, 1978
(A16) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #53
Panno vs H Ree, 1978
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #54
Sosonko vs Kavalek, 1978
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #55
Ulf Andersson vs Panno, 1978
(A05) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #56
Kavalek vs Mecking, 1978
(E17) Queen's Indian, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #57
Korchnoi vs Najdorf, 1978 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 55 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #58
Portisch vs Sosonko, 1978
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #59
Timman vs H Ree, 1978
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #60
P Van der Sterren vs Miles, 1978
(A10) English, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #61
Mecking vs Portisch, 1978
(E17) Queen's Indian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #62
Miles vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #63
Najdorf vs Timman, 1978
(A04) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #64
Panno vs Kavalek, 1978
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #65
H Ree vs Ulf Andersson, 1978
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #66
Sosonko vs P Van der Sterren, 1978
(E17) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

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