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Interzonals 1976: Manila
Compiled by capybara
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The interzonal at Manila was played in June and July 1976, with twenty players. The top three were to qualify for the Candidates matches. Mecking finished first with 13/19 (+8 =10 -1), with Hort and Polugaevsky joint-second with 12.5, 1/2 point clear of Tseshkovsky. The game Gheorghiu-Pachman from round 4 is not in the database, that game was drawn after 18 moves. Also Ribli won his game on default from round 16 against Quinteros. Mecking,Hort and Polugaevsky qualified for the Candidates tournament. Boris Spassky finished joint-tenth with 10 points,but he replaced Fischer in the Candidates tournament.

Round one
Spassky vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Balashov vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(A13) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs L A Tan, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Hort, 1976
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 35 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Mariotti vs Mecking, 1976
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Quinteros, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Ribli vs Browne, 1976
(A22) English, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round two
Ljubojevic vs Balashov, 1976
(B44) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

P Biyiasas vs Spassky, 1976
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tseshkovsky vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

L A Tan vs Pachman, 1976
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs K Harandi, 1976 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Hort vs S Mariotti, 1976
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs Panno, 1976 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Ribli, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

Quinteros vs Kavalek, 1976
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Browne vs E Torre, 1976
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 41 moves, 1-0

Round three
Spassky vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(A60) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ribli vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs L A Tan, 1976
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

Panno vs Mecking, 1976 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 43 moves, 0-1

S Mariotti vs Browne, 1976
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Uhlmann, 1976
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs Hort, 1976
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs Quinteros, 1976
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 75 moves, 0-1

Balashov vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round four
P Biyiasas vs E Torre, 1976
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 40 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Ribli, 1976
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Balashov vs Spassky, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Tseshkovsky vs L A Tan, 1976
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Quinteros vs Polugaevsky, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 0-1

Mecking vs Kavalek, 1976
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs S Mariotti, 1976
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Panno, 1976 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 39 moves, 0-1

Browne vs K Harandi, 1976
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Round five
S Mariotti vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 67 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Ljubojevic, 1976 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 52 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Gheorghiu, 1976 
(A17) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Mecking, 1976
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 40 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs Hort, 1976
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(A57) Benko Gambit, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

L A Tan vs Quinteros, 1976
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 48 moves, 0-1

Ribli vs Balashov, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Browne, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Round six
Ljubojevic vs S Mariotti, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 64 moves, 1-0

P Biyiasas vs K Harandi, 1976
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 61 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Ribli, 1976
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Pachman, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs L A Tan, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs E Torre, 1976
(A48) King's Indian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs Panno, 1976
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Browne vs Kavalek, 1976 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

Tseshkovsky vs Quinteros, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 1-0

Round seven
K Harandi vs Ljubojevic, 1976 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

L A Tan vs Mecking, 1976 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

Ribli vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Hort, 1976 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs Browne, 1976
(A14) English, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Mariotti vs Balashov, 1976
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round eight
Hort vs L A Tan, 1976
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 42 moves, 1-0

P Biyiasas vs Kavalek, 1976
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs S Mariotti, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Quinteros, 1976 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Panno, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Ribli vs E Torre, 1976 
(A21) English, 40 moves, 0-1

Balashov vs K Harandi, 1976
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tseshkovsky vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs Pachman, 1976
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Browne vs Polugaevsky, 1976 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round nine
Pachman vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 70 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 38 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 63 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs Mecking, 1976 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Uhlmann, 1976
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Mariotti vs Ribli, 1976
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 64 moves, 0-1

L A Tan vs Browne, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1-0

Panno vs Balashov, 1976
(A21) English, 57 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Tseshkovsky, 1976 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 54 moves, 0-1

Quinteros vs Hort, 1976
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round ten
Hort vs Gheorghiu, 1976 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 81 moves, 1-0

P Biyiasas vs Polugaevsky, 1976 
(A21) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Pachman, 1976
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Panno, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 0-1

Tseshkovsky vs Mecking, 1976 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

Ribli vs K Harandi, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs Kavalek, 1976
(B83) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs L A Tan, 1976
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 55 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs S Mariotti, 1976
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Browne vs Quinteros, 1976 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 29 moves, 0-1

Round eleven
L A Tan vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs Uhlmann, 1976
(A05) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Mecking vs Hort, 1976 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Mariotti vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Browne, 1976
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman vs Balashov, 1976
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 29 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs E Torre, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 1-0

Kavalek vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Panno vs Ribli, 1976
(A10) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Round twelve
Tseshkovsky vs Hort, 1976 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 33 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs L A Tan, 1976
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Biyiasas vs Quinteros, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Balashov vs Polugaevsky, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Browne vs Mecking, 1976 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

S Mariotti vs K Harandi, 1976
(A14) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Pachman, 1976
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs Gheorghiu, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

Ribli vs Kavalek, 1976
(A28) English, 49 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Panno, 1976
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round thirteen
Gheorghiu vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Quinteros vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(B33) Sicilian, 46 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Spassky, 1976
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs S Mariotti, 1976 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs E Torre, 1976 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 75 moves, 0-1

Mecking vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C18) French, Winawer, 57 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Browne, 1976
(A25) English, 39 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs Tseshkovsky, 1976 
(B56) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

L A Tan vs Balashov, 1976
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs Ribli, 1976
(D94) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round fourteen
P Biyiasas vs Mecking, 1976
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs L A Tan, 1976 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Balashov vs Quinteros, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs Panno, 1976
(B27) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Pachman, 1976 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 73 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Hort, 1976 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Gheorghiu, 1976 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 34 moves, 0-1

S Mariotti vs Kavalek, 1976
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Tseshkovsky vs Browne, 1976 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Ribli vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(A15) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round fifteen
Hort vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

Mecking vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Browne vs Uhlmann, 1976
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs Spassky, 1976
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 63 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs S Mariotti, 1976
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs K Harandi, 1976
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs Balashov, 1976
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1976 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 42 moves, 1-0

L A Tan vs Ribli, 1976
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 54 moves, 0-1

Round sixteen
Balashov vs Mecking, 1976
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Biyiasas vs Browne, 1976
(E92) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs Pachman, 1976
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round sixteen
Ljubojevic vs Hort, 1976 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

S Mariotti vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Kavalek, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs L A Tan, 1976 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

Tseshkovsky vs Uhlmann, 1976
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round seventeen
Browne vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 63 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs Ribli, 1976
(A10) English, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Balashov, 1976
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Mecking vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs Panno, 1976
(A56) Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs K Harandi, 1976
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Quinteros vs E Torre, 1976
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

L A Tan vs S Mariotti, 1976
(A13) English, 40 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 35 moves, 1-0

Round eighteen
Balashov vs Browne, 1976
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs L A Tan, 1976
(B40) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs Pachman, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Uhlmann, 1976
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Mariotti vs Quinteros, 1976
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 1-0

Panno vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(B50) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ribli vs Mecking, 1976
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Hort, 1976 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tseshkovsky vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

Round nineteen
P Biyiasas vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Browne vs Spassky, 1976
(E15) Queen's Indian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs S Mariotti, 1976
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Ribli, 1976
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs E Torre, 1976 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman vs Tseshkovsky, 1976 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Kavalek, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs K Harandi, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

L A Tan vs Panno, 1976
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs Balashov, 1976
(A21) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

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