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Hastings 1970/71
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 46th Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held at the end of the year 1970. Ten grandmasters and masters were invited to compete in a round robin format at the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included returning Hastings champion, Lajos Portish, former Hastings winners Svetozar Gligoric, Vlastimil Hort, and Wolfgang Uhlmann, American grandmaster Robert Byrne, and Soviet grandmaster Nikolai Krogius. Portisch made it two in a row by finishing undefeated with +3 at the final.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Portisch 6/9 * 1 1 1

=2nd Uhlmann 5/9 * 1 0 1 0 1

=2nd Markland 5/9 0 * 1 1

=2nd Hort 5/9 1 0 * 1

=2nd Krogius 5/9 * 0 1 1

=2nd Gligoric 5/9 0 * 1 1

7th Mestrovic 4/9 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1

=8th Byrne 3/9 0 * 0

=8th Wade 3/9 0 1 0 0 0 1 *

10th Keene 3/9 0 0 0 *

Round One
Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs Robert E Byrne, 1970
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Z Mestrovic vs Wade, 1970 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Krogius, 1970
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs P Markland, 1970 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Round Two
Robert E Byrne vs Z Mestrovic, 1970
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 36 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Wade, 1970 
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 24 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Uhlmann, 1970
(C18) French, Winawer, 59 moves, 1-0

Krogius vs Keene, 1970  
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 46 moves, 1-0

P Markland vs Portisch, 1970
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three
Keene vs P Markland, 1970
(E16) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Z Mestrovic vs Krogius, 1970 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Hort, 1970
(A56) Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 58 moves, 1-0

Wade vs Robert E Byrne, 1970 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

Round Four
Gligoric vs Robert E Byrne, 1971
(D80) Grunfeld, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Keene, 1971
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Krogius vs Wade, 1971
(E17) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

P Markland vs Z Mestrovic, 1971 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 18 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Portisch, 1971
(A60) Benoni Defense, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five
Robert E Byrne vs Krogius, 1971
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs Uhlmann, 1971  
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 52 moves, 0-1

Z Mestrovic vs Hort, 1971
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Gligoric, 1971
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wade vs P Markland, 1971
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six
Gligoric vs Krogius, 1971
(D90) Grunfeld, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Wade, 1971
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Markland vs Robert E Byrne, 1971
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Keene, 1971 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Z Mestrovic, 1971
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven
Robert E Byrne vs Hort, 1971
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs Gligoric, 1971
(E73) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Krogius vs P Markland, 1971
(A04) Reti Opening, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Z Mestrovic vs Portisch, 1971 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

Wade vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(D90) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Eight
Gligoric vs P Markland, 1971
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Krogius, 1971
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs Z Mestrovic, 1971
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Wade, 1971 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 102 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Robert E Byrne, 1971
(E73) King's Indian, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine
Robert E Byrne vs Portisch, 1971
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Krogius vs Uhlmann, 1971
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Markland vs Hort, 1971 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1-0

Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Wade vs Keene, 1971 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

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