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Winnipeg 1967: Canada's First Grandmaster Tourna
Compiled by number 23 NBer
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Canada's first grandmaster tournament was held during the year of its centenary at Winnipeg. A particulary strong tournament, it contained 9 grandmasters, including World Championship challenger Spassky, 1967 Player of the Year Larsen, former Candidates Szabo, Keres, and Benko, 1953 World Junior Champion (with Panno) Klaus Dargas, 1963 World Junior Champion Florin Gheorghiu, Yugoslavian Alexander Matanovic, and 8-time Canadian champion Abe Yanofsky. The tournament was ultimately won by Darga and Larsen at 6/9.

Round 1
Gheorghiu vs Keres, 1967
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
Benko vs K Darga, 1967
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1
Spassky vs Yanofsky, 1967 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Round 1
S Kagan vs Larsen, 1967
(A10) English, 57 moves, 0-1

Round 1
A Matanovic vs Szabo, 1967
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2
Keres vs S Kagan, 1967 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 38 moves, 1-0

Round 2
Szabo vs K Darga, 1967
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Spassky vs Keres, 1967 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3
Benko vs Larsen, 1967 
(A21) English, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 4
Keres vs Benko, 1967
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4
Larsen vs K Darga, 1967 
(A17) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Round 5
K Darga vs Keres, 1967
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5
S Kagan vs Szabo, 1967
(E91) King's Indian, 59 moves, 0-1

Round 6
Keres vs Yanofsky, 1967
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 42 moves, 1-0

Round 6
A Matanovic vs K Darga, 1967
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Larsen vs Keres, 1967
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
Spassky vs Szabo, 1967
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7
K Darga vs Gheorghiu, 1967
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
Szabo vs Keres, 1967 
(A13) English, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8
S Kagan vs K Darga, 1967 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 8
A Matanovic vs Larsen, 1967
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Round 9
Keres vs A Matanovic, 1967
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9
Benko vs Szabo, 1967
(A26) English, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9
K Darga vs Spassky, 1967
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9
Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1967 
(A17) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Yanofsky vs Benko, 1967
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Spassky, 1967
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs Spassky, 1967 
(A21) English, 30 moves, 0-1

K Darga vs Yanofsky, 1967
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Szabo vs Larsen, 1967
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Szabo vs Yanofsky, 1967 
(E70) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

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