chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

 
Hastings 1971/72
Compiled by suenteus po 147
--*--

The 47th Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held at the end of the year 1971. In expansion over the previous year, sixteen grandmasters and masters were invited to compete in a round robin format at the premier event. The complete list of participants included (in order of ELO): Viktor Korchnoi (2670), Svetozar Gligoric (2600), Wolfgang Unzicker (2545), Anatoli Karpov (2540), Henrique Mecking (2540), Miguel Najdorf (2530), Helmut Pfleger (2515), Ulf Andersson (2510), Robert Byrne (2510), Peter Markland (2510), Bojan Kurajica (2490), Raymond Keene (2465), Victor Ciocaltea (2460), George Botterill (2410), William Hartston (2390), and Michael Franklin (2345). The average of the combined ratings of all the players qualified the tournament as a category XI event. Karpov and Korchnoi tied for first place, each with +7 at the final. In a little over two years the joint winners would be facing each other for the world championship, which would eventually be awarded to Karpov. Thus, his win here puts him alongside Alekhine and Euwe as a player who won the Hastings premier on his way to becoming world champion.

The final standings:

=1st Karpov 11 points (+8, -1, =6);

=1st Korchnoi 11 points (+8, -1, =6);

=3rd Byrne 9.5 points (+6, -2, =7);

=3rd Mecking 9.5 points (+5, -1, =9);

=5th Najdorf 8.5 points (+4, -2, =9);

=5th Gligoric 8.5 points (+2, -0, =13);

=7th Andersson 8 points (+3, -2, =10);

=7th Unzicker 8 points (+2, -1, =12);

9th Pfleger 7.5 points (+2, -2, =11);

10th Kurajica 7 points (+3, -4, =8);

11th Ciocaltea 6.5 points (+0, -2, =13);

=12th Hartston 6 points (+1, -4, =10);

=12th Botterill 6 points (+2, -5, =8);

14th Keene 5.5 points (+0, -4, =11);

15th Markland 4.5 points (+2, -8, =5);

16th Franklin 3 points (+1, -10, =4).

Round One
G Botterill vs Kurajica, 1971
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robert E Byrne vs Unzicker, 1971
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Ciocaltea vs M J Franklin, 1971
(B30) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartston vs Gligoric, 1971
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Ulf Andersson, 1971 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

P Markland vs Najdorf, 1971
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Keene, 1971 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

H Pfleger vs Karpov, 1971
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two
Ulf Andersson vs Keene, 1971
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Franklin vs Mecking, 1971
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs V Ciocaltea, 1971
(E97) King's Indian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Robert E Byrne, 1971 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 40 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs P Markland, 1971
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 41 moves, 1-0

Kurajica vs Hartston, 1971
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs H Pfleger, 1971
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs G Botterill, 1971
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Round Three
G Botterill vs Karpov, 1971 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 49 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Najdorf, 1971 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

V Ciocaltea vs Kurajica, 1971
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartston vs Unzicker, 1971
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs M J Franklin, 1971
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 0-1

P Markland vs Ulf Andersson, 1971
(A12) English with b3, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Gligoric, 1971
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Pfleger vs Korchnoi, 1971
(A22) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Four
Ulf Andersson vs M J Franklin, 1972
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Keene, 1972 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Hartston, 1972 
(B44) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Robert E Byrne, 1972
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kurajica vs Mecking, 1972
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Markland vs H Pfleger, 1972
(A13) English, 40 moves, 0-1

Najdorf vs G Botterill, 1972
(D94) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs V Ciocaltea, 1972
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Five
G Botterill vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs P Markland, 1972 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 58 moves, 1-0

V Ciocaltea vs Karpov, 1972
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Franklin vs Gligoric, 1972
(A48) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Hartston vs Najdorf, 1972 
(A05) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

Keene vs Kurajica, 1972
(A13) English, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Unzicker, 1972
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Pfleger vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six
Ulf Andersson vs Gligoric, 1972
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Mecking, 1972 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Hartston, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 1-0

Kurajica vs M J Franklin, 1972 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

P Markland vs G Botterill, 1972
(A25) English, 46 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs V Ciocaltea, 1972
(A05) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Pfleger vs Robert E Byrne, 1972
(B30) Sicilian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs Keene, 1972
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven
G Botterill vs H Pfleger, 1972
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robert E Byrne vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

V Ciocaltea vs Korchnoi, 1972
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Franklin vs Unzicker, 1972
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Kurajica, 1972
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartston vs P Markland, 1972
(C18) French, Winawer, 27 moves, 1-0

Keene vs Karpov, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Mecking vs Najdorf, 1972
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Round Eight
Ulf Andersson vs Kurajica, 1972
(B15) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 1-0

Robert E Byrne vs G Botterill, 1972
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs M J Franklin, 1972 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Mecking, 1972
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Markland vs V Ciocaltea, 1972
(A15) English, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf vs Keene, 1972
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Pfleger vs Hartston, 1972
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs Gligoric, 1972
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine
G Botterill vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(B56) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Ciocaltea vs H Pfleger, 1972
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Franklin vs Najdorf, 1972
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Karpov, 1972
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartston vs Robert E Byrne, 1972
(B57) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kurajica vs Unzicker, 1972
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs P Markland, 1972
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Ten
Ulf Andersson vs Unzicker, 1972
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Botterill vs Hartston, 1972
(A56) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robert E Byrne vs V Ciocaltea, 1972
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kurajica, 1972 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs M J Franklin, 1972
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

P Markland vs Keene, 1972
(A12) English with b3, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf vs Gligoric, 1972
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Pfleger vs Mecking, 1972
(A17) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven
V Ciocaltea vs G Botterill, 1972
(B06) Robatsch, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Franklin vs P Markland, 1972 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs Korchnoi, 1972
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartston vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(C16) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs H Pfleger, 1972
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kurajica vs Najdorf, 1972
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 0-1

Mecking vs Robert E Byrne, 1972
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs Karpov, 1972
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve
Ulf Andersson vs Karpov, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Botterill vs Mecking, 1972
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 41 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Keene, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Hartston vs V Ciocaltea, 1972
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Kurajica, 1972
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

P Markland vs Gligoric, 1972
(A14) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Najdorf vs Unzicker, 1972
(E12) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Pfleger vs M J Franklin, 1972
(E17) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen
V Ciocaltea vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Franklin vs Robert E Byrne, 1972
(A48) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs H Pfleger, 1972
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Najdorf, 1972
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs G Botterill, 1972
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kurajica vs P Markland, 1972
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 68 moves, 1-0

Mecking vs Hartston, 1972
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs Korchnoi, 1972
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen
Ulf Andersson vs Najdorf, 1972
(B53) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

G Botterill vs M J Franklin, 1972
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Robert E Byrne vs Gligoric, 1972
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Ciocaltea vs Mecking, 1972
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartston vs Keene, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1972 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

P Markland vs Unzicker, 1972
(A14) English, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Pfleger vs Kurajica, 1972
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen
M J Franklin vs Hartston, 1972
(A48) King's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs G Botterill, 1972
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs P Markland, 1972 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 55 moves, 1-0

Keene vs V Ciocaltea, 1972
(E92) King's Indian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kurajica vs Robert E Byrne, 1972
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf vs Korchnoi, 1972
(D94) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs H Pfleger, 1972
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

120 games

 » View all game collections by suenteus po 147 PGN Download
 » Search entire game collection library
 » Clone this game collection (copy it to your account)
 » FAQ: Help with Game Collections


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC