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Biel Interzonal 1976
Compiled by Tabanus
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As part of the cycle which ended up with the Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship (1978), three players from this event would go to the Candidate matches (1977). Qualified from the zonal tournaments* were: Sosonko from Barcelona (1975), Sanguineti from Fortaleza (1975), Csom and Andersson from Pula (1975), Liberzon from Reykjavik (1975), Diaz and Castro from Santo Domingo (1975), Rogoff from the US Championship (1975), Matanovic from Vraca (1975), Gulko from Vilnius (1975) and Smejkal* from Arandjelovac (1976) (= 11 players). Portisch, Petrosian and Byrne were qualified from the Candidate matches 1974. FIDE also selected Larsen, Tal, Smyslov, Hübner, and Geller, and added Lombard from the host country to have 20 players.

Kongresshaus/Palais de Congrès# (Biel/Bienne), 11 July - 6 August 1976, final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Larsen * 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 12½ =2 Petrosian 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 12 =2 Portisch 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 1 12 =2 Tal ½ ½ 1 * 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 12 =5 Smyslov ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 11½ =5 Byrne 1 ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 11½ =5 Hübner ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 11½ 8 Andersson ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 10½ =9 Csom ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 * ½ 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 10 =9 Geller ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 1 10 =9 Smejkal 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ * 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 10 12 Sosonko ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 9½ =13 Liberzon 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 9 =13 Rogoff ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 9 =13 Gulko ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 9 16 Sanguineti 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 8½ 17 Matanovic 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 1 8 18 Castro 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 6 19 Lombard 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 5 20 Diaz 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 2½

Tournament leaders: Hans Suri and Hansjürg Leuzinger. Games started 5 pm.

Larsen qualified directly, while Petrosian and Portisch qualified from the Varese Interzonal Playoff (1976). The three were joined by Henrique Mecking, Lev Polugaevsky, and Vlastimil Hort from the Manila Interzonal (1976) to play against Boris Spassky and Viktor Korchnoi in the 1977 Candidate matches. For an overview of these, see http://www.worldchesslinks.net/ezdo....

Hans Suri, the father of the Biel Chess Festival was busy because parallel to the main event there were also 1) Internationale Blitzturnier (169 players, won by Oscar Panno), 2) Internationale Open (224 players, won by Dragutin Sahovic), 3) Internationale Open Meisterturnier (96 players, won by Radovan Govedarica), 4) Internationales Open Hauptturnier (139 players, won by Edgar Prang), 5) Internationales Open Allgemeines Turnier (126 players, won by Christian Flueckiger), and finally, 6) Jugendturnier (72 players, won by Murray Chandler).

Tournament books: WM 76 Biel-Schweiz. Offizielles Turnierbuch by Janos Flesch and Alex Crisovan (Hans Suri/Hertig & Co. AG, Biel 1976. 160 pp.); Sakkvilágbajnokság 1976: Manila, Biel, Varese by Janos Flesch (Budapest 1979. 391 pp. (in Hungarian)).

*Several masters were not allowed by their federations to play in Barcelona 1975 because of the Franco regime. FIDE therefore added a 4-player playoff in Arandjelovac (1976), from which Smejkal qualified. And also Wolfgang Uhlmann, who went to the Manila Interzonal (1976). #http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..., finished in 1966.

Original collections: Game Collection: Interzonals 1976: Biel by User: capybara and Game Collection: Biel Interzonal 1976 by User: Tabanus. Thanks to User: sneaky pete for understanding the qualification process (which was more detailed than presented here).

Round 1 July 11
Ulf Andersson vs Sosonko, 1976
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Diaz Diaz vs Larsen, 1976
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 49 moves, 0-1

Gulko vs Geller, 1976
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs A Matanovic, 1976
(A14) English, 40 moves, 1-0

A Lombard vs O Castro, 1976 
(D89) Grunfeld, 44 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs V Liberzon, 1976
(E96) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Rogoff vs Smyslov, 1976 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 0-1

R Sanguineti vs Petrosian, 1976 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 37 moves, 0-1

Smejkal vs Robert E Byrne, 1976
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Csom, 1976
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 July 12
Robert E Byrne vs Sosonko, 1976
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Castro vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 113 moves, 0-1

Csom vs Portisch, 1976 
(A06) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Tal, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs R Sanguineti, 1976
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

V Liberzon vs A Lombard, 1976
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

A Matanovic vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs K Rogoff, 1976
(A22) English, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Huebner, 1976
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Gulko, 1976
(A05) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 July 13
Ulf Andersson vs V Liberzon, 1976
(A26) English, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Diaz Diaz vs Smejkal, 1976
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Gulko vs Petrosian, 1976
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Robert E Byrne, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Lombard vs Csom, 1976
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Geller, 1976 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976
(B38) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Sanguineti vs A Matanovic, 1976
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs O Castro, 1976
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Smyslov, 1976 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

Round 4 July 15
Robert E Byrne vs O Castro, 1976
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Csom vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 25 moves, 1-0

Geller vs A Lombard, 1976
(B33) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 46 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Gulko, 1976
(A14) English, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Liberzon vs Sosonko, 1976
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Matanovic vs K Rogoff, 1976
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Tal, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs R Sanguineti, 1976
(A14) English, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Portisch, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5 July 16
Ulf Andersson vs Geller, 1976
(A10) English, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Castro vs V Liberzon, 1976
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Diaz Diaz vs Robert E Byrne, 1976
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Gulko vs A Matanovic, 1976
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 46 moves, 0-1

A Lombard vs Smyslov, 1976 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Petrosian, 1976
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1-0

R Sanguineti vs Huebner, 1976
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs Csom, 1976 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Larsen, 1976
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6 July 17
Robert E Byrne vs V Liberzon, 1976 
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 29 moves, 1-0

Csom vs O Castro, 1976
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

J Diaz Diaz vs R Sanguineti, 1976
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Sosonko, 1976
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 41 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Portisch, 1976 
(A28) English, 67 moves, 1-0

A Matanovic vs Tal, 1976 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs A Lombard, 1976
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Gulko, 1976 
(A25) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 7 July 20
Ulf Andersson vs Petrosian, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Castro vs Geller, 1976 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Gulko vs Huebner, 1976
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Liberzon vs Csom, 1976
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 49 moves, 1-0

A Lombard vs Larsen, 1976
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs A Matanovic, 1976
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Rogoff vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Sanguineti vs Robert E Byrne, 1976
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs Smyslov, 1976
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Smejkal, 1976
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8 July 21
Robert E Byrne vs Csom, 1976
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 74 moves, 0-1

J Diaz Diaz vs Gulko, 1976
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 56 moves, 0-1

Geller vs V Liberzon, 1976
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 92 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Tal, 1976 
(A17) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Matanovic vs A Lombard, 1976
(B33) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Sosonko, 1976 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 27 moves, 1-0

R Sanguineti vs K Rogoff, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 85 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Portisch, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 64 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs O Castro, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 9 July 22
Ulf Andersson vs A Matanovic, 1976
(A14) English, 53 moves, 1-0

O Castro vs Petrosian, 1976 
(C00) French Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Csom vs Geller, 1976
(A15) English, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gulko vs R Sanguineti, 1976
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Liberzon vs Smyslov, 1976
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Lombard vs Smejkal, 1976
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Huebner, 1976
(A17) English, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Rogoff vs Robert E Byrne, 1976 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs Larsen, 1976
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Round 10 July 24
Robert E Byrne vs Geller, 1976
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Diaz Diaz vs Portisch, 1976
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs A Lombard, 1976
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs O Castro, 1976 
(A16) English, 36 moves, 1-0

A Matanovic vs Sosonko, 1976
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs V Liberzon, 1976
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Rogoff vs Gulko, 1976
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Sanguineti vs Tal, 1976
(A28) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
(A36) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Csom, 1976
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 July 25
Ulf Andersson vs Huebner, 1976
(A13) English, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Castro vs A Matanovic, 1976
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gulko vs Robert E Byrne, 1976
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Csom vs Petrosian, 1976
(A14) English, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs Smyslov, 1976
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Liberzon vs Larsen, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

A Lombard vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs R Sanguineti, 1976
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 36 moves, 0-1

Sosonko vs Smejkal, 1976
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Tal vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 July 26
Robert E Byrne vs Smyslov, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

J Diaz Diaz vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Gulko vs Tal, 1976
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Sosonko, 1976
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Csom, 1976
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Matanovic vs V Liberzon, 1976
(B83) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Geller, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Rogoff vs Portisch, 1976 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

R Sanguineti vs A Lombard, 1976
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs O Castro, 1976
(A10) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 13 July 29
Ulf Andersson vs R Sanguineti, 1976 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 108 moves, 1-0

O Castro vs Huebner, 1976
(C00) French Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Csom vs A Matanovic, 1976
(A15) English, 67 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Larsen, 1976
(B40) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Liberzon vs Smejkal, 1976
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Lombard vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Gulko, 1976
(A25) English, 65 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Petrosian, 1976
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976
(A58) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Robert E Byrne, 1976 
(B53) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Round 14 July 30
Robert E Byrne vs Petrosian, 1976
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Diaz Diaz vs O Castro, 1976
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gulko vs A Lombard, 1976 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 53 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs V Liberzon, 1976
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 55 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Smyslov, 1976
(C28) Vienna Game, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Matanovic vs Geller, 1976 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 0-1

K Rogoff vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
(A16) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Sanguineti vs Sosonko, 1976
(A17) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Csom, 1976
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Round 15 July 31
Ulf Andersson vs Gulko, 1976
(A26) English, 32 moves, 1-0

O Castro vs R Sanguineti, 1976
(B56) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Csom vs Huebner, 1976
(A14) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Smejkal, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Liberzon vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Lombard vs Tal, 1976
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 57 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Larsen, 1976 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Robert E Byrne, 1976
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs A Matanovic, 1976
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Sosonko vs K Rogoff, 1976
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16 Aug 2
Robert E Byrne vs Larsen, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 52 moves, 1-0

J Diaz Diaz vs Csom, 1976
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gulko vs Sosonko, 1976
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Geller, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Matanovic vs Petrosian, 1976
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs A Lombard, 1976 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

R Sanguineti vs V Liberzon, 1976 
(E73) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

Smejkal vs Smyslov, 1976
(A28) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17 Aug 3
Ulf Andersson vs Portisch, 1976
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 0-1

O Castro vs Gulko, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Csom vs R Sanguineti, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 1-0

Geller vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs A Matanovic, 1976
(C28) Vienna Game, 39 moves, 1-0

V Liberzon vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

A Lombard vs Robert E Byrne, 1976 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Smejkal, 1976
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Huebner, 1976
(A05) Reti Opening, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs Tal, 1976
(E96) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 18 Aug 4
Robert E Byrne vs A Matanovic, 1976
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 60 moves, 1-0

J Diaz Diaz vs Smyslov, 1976 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gulko vs V Liberzon, 1976
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Petrosian, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 0-1

A Lombard vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Sosonko, 1976
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

K Rogoff vs Csom, 1976 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 78 moves, 0-1

R Sanguineti vs Geller, 1976
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Larsen, 1976
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 0-1

Tal vs O Castro, 1976
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Round 19 Aug 6
Ulf Andersson vs Robert E Byrne, 1976
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Castro vs Portisch, 1976
(B40) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Csom vs Gulko, 1976 
(A10) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Geller vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Huebner, 1976 
(A15) English, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Liberzon vs Tal, 1976
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Matanovic vs Smejkal, 1976
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 52 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs R Sanguineti, 1976
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs A Lombard, 1976
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

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