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London Phillips & Drew 1980
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The Phillips & Drew prestigious 'King's' Tournament held in London, England in 1980 was a category XIII event. Fourteen of the West's strongest players competed in the round robin event, including the most promising of England's chess talent at the time. The competitors were (in order of ELO): Viktor Korchnoi (2695), Florin Gheorghiu (2605), Jan Timman (2600), Ulf Andersson (2590), Bent Larsen (2590), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (2590), Gyula Sax (2570), Anthony Miles (2545), Gennady Sosonko (2545), Walter Shawn Browne (2540), Michael Stean (2530), John Nunn (2515), Jonathan Speelman (2490), and 14 year-old English chess prodigy Nigel Short (2360). The tournament saw a trifecta finish, with Andersson, Korchnoi, and England's own Miles sharing first place with 8.5/13. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Miles 8.5/13 * 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1

02 Korchnoi 8.5/13 * 1 1 1 0 1 1

03 Andersson 8.5/13 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 1 1

04 Sosonko 7.5/13 1 * 0 0 1 1 1

05 Speelman 7.5/13 0 0 1 * 1 1 0 1 1

06 Timman 7/13 * 0 0 1 1 1

07 Gheorghiu 7/13 0 1 0 * 1 1 0 1

08 Ljubojevic 7/13 0 * 1 1 0 1

09 Sax 6.5/13 1 0 1 0 * 0 1

10 Stean 5.5/13 0 0 1 0 1 0 *

11 Browne 5.5/13 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1

12 Larsen 5.5/13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 1

13 Nunn 4.5/13 0 0 0 0 0 1 *

14 Short 2/13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

Round One, Game #1
Browne vs Timman, 1980
(E12) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #2
Gheorghiu vs Ulf Andersson, 1980
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
Korchnoi vs Ljubojevic, 1980 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #4
Larsen vs Sosonko, 1980
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #5
Miles vs Short, 1980 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #6
Speelman vs Sax, 1980
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #7
M Stean vs Nunn, 1980
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #8
Ljubojevic vs Gheorghiu, 1980
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Nunn vs Larsen, 1980 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
Sax vs Ulf Andersson, 1980
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #11
Short vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #12
Sosonko vs Browne, 1980
(E15) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #13
Speelman vs M Stean, 1980 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #14
Timman vs Miles, 1980
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #15
Ulf Andersson vs Ljubojevic, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #16
Browne vs Nunn, 1980 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #17
Gheorghiu vs Short, 1980
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #18
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1980 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #19
Larsen vs Speelman, 1980
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #20
Miles vs Sosonko, 1980
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #21
M Stean vs Sax, 1980
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #22
Nunn vs Miles, 1980 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #23
Sax vs Ljubojevic, 1980 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #24
Short vs Ulf Andersson, 1980
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 68 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #25
Sosonko vs Korchnoi, 1980
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #26
Speelman vs Browne, 1980
(A15) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #27
M Stean vs Larsen, 1980
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #28
Timman vs Gheorghiu, 1980
(A56) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #29
Ulf Andersson vs Timman, 1980
(A15) English, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #30
Browne vs M Stean, 1980
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #31
Gheorghiu vs Sosonko, 1980
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #32
Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1980 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #33
Larsen vs Sax, 1980
(A20) English, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #34
Ljubojevic vs Short, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #35
Miles vs Speelman, 1980
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #36
Larsen vs Browne, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #37
Nunn vs Gheorghiu, 1980
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #38
Sax vs Short, 1980 
(C02) French, Advance, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #39
Sosonko vs Ulf Andersson, 1980
(E15) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #40
Speelman vs Korchnoi, 1980
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #41
M Stean vs Miles, 1980
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #42
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1980
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #43
Ulf Andersson vs Nunn, 1980 
(A13) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #44
Browne vs Sax, 1980
(D85) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #45
Gheorghiu vs Speelman, 1980 
(E13) Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #46
Korchnoi vs M Stean, 1980
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #47
Ljubojevic vs Sosonko, 1980
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #48
Miles vs Larsen, 1980 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #49
Short vs Timman, 1980 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #50
Browne vs Miles, 1980
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #51
Larsen vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 78 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #52
Nunn vs Ljubojevic, 1980
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #53
Sax vs Timman, 1980 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #54
Sosonko vs Short, 1980
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #55
Speelman vs Ulf Andersson, 1980 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #56
M Stean vs Gheorghiu, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #57
Ulf Andersson vs M Stean, 1980 
(A20) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #58
Gheorghiu vs Larsen, 1980 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #59
Korchnoi vs Browne, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #60
Ljubojevic vs Speelman, 1980 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #61
Miles vs Sax, 1980 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #62
Short vs Nunn, 1980
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #63
Timman vs Sosonko, 1980
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #64
Browne vs Gheorghiu, 1980
(A43) Old Benoni, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #65
Larsen vs Ulf Andersson, 1980 
(A13) English, 73 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #66
Miles vs Korchnoi, 1980
(A14) English, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #67
Nunn vs Timman, 1980 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #68
Sax vs Sosonko, 1980
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #69
Speelman vs Short, 1980 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #70
M Stean vs Ljubojevic, 1980
(A21) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #71
Ulf Andersson vs Browne, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #72
Gheorghiu vs Miles, 1980 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #73
Korchnoi vs Sax, 1980 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #74
Ljubojevic vs Larsen, 1980 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #75
Short vs M Stean, 1980
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #76
Sosonko vs Nunn, 1980
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #77
Timman vs Speelman, 1980
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #78
Browne vs Ljubojevic, 1980
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #79
Korchnoi vs Gheorghiu, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #80
Larsen vs Short, 1980
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #81
Miles vs Ulf Andersson, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #82
Sax vs Nunn, 1980
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #83
Speelman vs Sosonko, 1980
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #84
M Stean vs Timman, 1980
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #85
Ulf Andersson vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #86
Gheorghiu vs Sax, 1980
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #87
Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1980 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #88
Nunn vs Speelman, 1980
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #89
Short vs Browne, 1980 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 46 moves, 0-1

Round Thirteen, Game #90
Sosonko vs M Stean, 1980 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Round Thirteen, Game #91
Timman vs Larsen, 1980 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 19 moves, 1-0

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