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Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1979
Compiled by Tabanus
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The event was sponsored by the newspaper Clarín, and is also known as the 2nd Clarin Tournament. It followed up the success of Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978), and was continued next year with Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1980). The playing venue was Casacuberta Salon1 of the Teatro General San Martín2 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.3 Together with pictures of Miguel Najdorf and Roberto Grau, the theatre had an exhibition of about 100 other objects, to commemorate the Buenos Aires olympiad in 1939 and the players who had decided to stay in Argentina during the War.3 In addition to local players, the foreign masters included Spassky (ranked World #3), Larsen (#7), and Petrosian (#10). Tournament Director: Carlos Enrique Guimard. FIDE category: 11 (GM norm 7½, IM norm 6, FM norm 4 points).3

Participants: https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd....

An impressive performance by 79-year-old Najdorf. For Petrosian (6 points only) the tournament was a kind of warm-up before the Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Quarterfinal (1980). "The great Danish master, Bent Larsen, didn't have a very successful 1979. He failed to make the Candidates' matches, scored only 50 percent at Tilburg (1979), and perhaps the worst blow of all, finished last at Montreal (1979). Dead last is not dead, though, and Larsen appeared fully recovered."4

Teatro General San Martín, Buenos Aires 26 Nov. - 14 Dec. 1979

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Pts 1 GM Larsen 2620 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 11 =2 GM Najdorf 2515 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 8 =2 GM Miles 2560 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 8 =2 GM Andersson 2560 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 8 =2 GM Spassky 2640 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 8 =6 GM Gheorghiu 2540 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7½ =6 GM Ivkov 2525 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 7½ 8 GM Quinteros 2545 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6½ =9 GM Petrosian 2610 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 6 =9 GM Panno 2545 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 6 =11 GM Lombardy 2520 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 0 5 =11 Franco 2360 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ 5 13 FM Tempone 2200 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 * 1 3 14 IM Rubinetti 2430 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 * 1½

Larsen receives the trophy: https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net...

Tournament books: Los magistrales de Clarín I-II 1978-79 (Buenos Aires 1980. 194 p.); Second Clarin Tournament. Buenos Aires 1979 by Tony Miles (The Chess Player, Nottingham 1980. 56 p.); 3 points' forspring by Bent Larsen (Samlerens Forlag, Copenhagen 1980. 128 p.). The Spanish book has round dates. There was no bulletin, but daily reports in Clarín.

1) https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.... (picture from round 1). 2) Wikipedia article: Teatro General San Mart%C3%ADn. 3) The Spanish tournament book. 4) Orlando Lester in Boston Herald 20 January 1980 p. 40.

Original collection: Game Collection: Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1979 by User: Tabanus.


Round 1 Nov 26
Larsen vs Ulf Andersson, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

J A Rubinetti vs Ivkov, 1979 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 36 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Miles, 1979
(A36) English, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Tempone vs Gheorghiu, 1979
(A36) English, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lombardy vs Panno, 1979
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1979 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Quinteros vs Najdorf, 1979 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 101 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 Nov 27
Ivkov vs Larsen, 1979 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs Lombardy, 1979
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Petrosian, 1979
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Z Franco Ocampos vs M J Tempone, 1979
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Spassky, 1979
(A56) Benoni Defense, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf vs Panno, 1979
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs J A Rubinetti, 1979
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Round 3 Nov 28
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1979
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

J A Rubinetti vs Najdorf, 1979
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

M J Tempone vs Miles, 1979 
(A10) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Lombardy vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1979 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Ulf Andersson, 1979
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Gheorghiu, 1979
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Quinteros, 1979
(E90) King's Indian, 74 moves, 1-0

Round 4 Nov 30
Ivkov vs Spassky, 1979
(A56) Benoni Defense, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Z Franco Ocampos vs Panno, 1979
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

J A Rubinetti vs Larsen, 1979
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

Miles vs Lombardy, 1979
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs M J Tempone, 1979 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs Gheorghiu, 1979
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs Petrosian, 1979 
(A14) English, 49 moves, 1-0

Round 5 Dec 1
Lombardy vs Ulf Andersson, 1979
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Tempone vs Ivkov, 1979
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Quinteros, 1979
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1979
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

Panno vs Miles, 1979 
(A10) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs J A Rubinetti, 1979
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Najdorf, 1979
(C28) Vienna Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6 Dec 2
Najdorf vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1979
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Gheorghiu, 1979
(A36) English, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

J A Rubinetti vs Spassky, 1979 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 44 moves, 0-1

Quinteros vs M J Tempone, 1979
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Panno, 1979 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Lombardy, 1979
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Petrosian, 1979 
(A12) English with b3, 65 moves, 1-0

Round 7 Dec 5
Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1979
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Ulf Andersson, 1979
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Z Franco Ocampos vs Miles, 1979 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 36 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Larsen, 1979 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Lombardy vs Quinteros, 1979
(A10) English, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Ivkov, 1979
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Tempone vs J A Rubinetti, 1979
(A04) Reti Opening, 52 moves, 1-0

Round 8 Dec 6
Najdorf vs Miles, 1979
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Gheorghiu, 1979 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1979 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs M J Tempone, 1979 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Quinteros vs Panno, 1979
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

J A Rubinetti vs Lombardy, 1979
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 40 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Spassky, 1979
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9 Dec 7
Miles vs Ulf Andersson, 1979
(A36) English, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs J A Rubinetti, 1979
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs Quinteros, 1979
(E70) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Z Franco Ocampos vs Ivkov, 1979
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 60 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Najdorf, 1979 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lombardy vs Larsen, 1979
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Tempone vs Petrosian, 1979 
(A15) English, 63 moves, 1-0

Round 10 Dec 9
Ivkov vs Miles, 1979
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Panno, 1979 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

J A Rubinetti vs Gheorghiu, 1979
(A63) Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7, 64 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs M J Tempone, 1979
(C26) Vienna, 51 moves, 1-0

Quinteros vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1979
(A22) English, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf vs Ulf Andersson, 1979
(E14) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Lombardy, 1979
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 Dec 11
Miles vs Quinteros, 1979
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 0-1

M J Tempone vs Najdorf, 1979
(E17) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs Larsen, 1979
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Ivkov, 1979 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lombardy vs Spassky, 1979 
(A14) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Panno vs Petrosian, 1979 
(A17) English, 43 moves, 0-1

Z Franco Ocampos vs J A Rubinetti, 1979
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 Dec 12
Najdorf vs Ivkov, 1979
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Panno, 1979 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Gheorghiu, 1979 
(A43) Old Benoni, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Tempone vs Lombardy, 1979
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

J A Rubinetti vs Miles, 1979
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1979
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Quinteros vs Ulf Andersson, 1979
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 48 moves, 0-1

Round 13 Dec 14
Z Franco Ocampos vs Petrosian, 1979 
(C15) French, Winawer, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lombardy vs Najdorf, 1979 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs J A Rubinetti, 1979
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs Quinteros, 1979 
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs Spassky, 1979
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs M J Tempone, 1979
(A28) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Miles vs Larsen, 1979 
(A14) English, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

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