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Palma de Mallorca 1972
Compiled by Tabanus
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The memorable event this year had been the Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972) in Iceland (July-September). Then followed the olympiad in Skopje, which had ended 13 October.1 When Jorge Puig Laborda and the enthusiasts in Palma prepared for their event in November, they knew that it would compete with an equally strong affair in San Antonio (1972). It also concurred with the USSR Championship (1972), but Polugaevsky, Korchnoi, and Averbakh were able to come. According to Chessmetrics2 the highest ranked of the 16 players were Polugaevsky (#5), Korchnoi (#7), Smejkal (#16), Panno (#22), Ivkov (#24), and Ljubojevic (#25). As in previous years, Jorge Puig was tournament director. Panno again showed his class, and also won the tie-break, unlike in Palma de Mallorca (1971).

Hotel Jaime I, Palma, 27 November - 16 December 1972:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts SonBe3 1 GM Panno * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 10 69.75 2 GM Smejkal ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 10 69.25 3 GM Korchnoi 0 ½ * 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 10 67.50 4 GM Andersson ½ 1 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 9½ 5 GM Averbakh ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 9 63.75 6 GM Gheorghiu ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 9 60.50 7 GM Polugaevsky 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 9 58.55 8 GM Ljubojevic 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 8½ 9 GM Ivkov ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 8 10 Calvo ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 6 41.00 11 IM Hug ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 6 39.25 12 GM Pomar ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 39.00 13 GM Bilek 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 6 38.50 14 GM Robatsch 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 5½ 15 Bellon 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 * 1 5 16 IM Medina 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 2½

Ljubojevic won First Brilliancy Price for Ljubojevic vs Panno, 1972. At the annual convention of the Asociación Internacional de Comentaristas de Ajedrez, held during the tournament, it was decided that the Chess Oscar silver trophy for 1972 should go to Robert James Fischer, the newly crowned World Champion.3

This would be the last of the Palma tournaments. Jorge Puig and the organization moved to Madrid (1973) where also next year's Oscar was awarded. In addition, a series of strong tournaments had started in the Canaries with Las Palmas (1972).

Tournament books: 8º Gran Torneo Ajedrez Internacional .. Palma de Mallorca, 1972 by Jorge Puig Laborda (Palma Ayuntamiento, Palma 1973. 211 p.); Palma de Mallorca 1972 by A. J. Gillam (Chess Player, Nottingham. 27 p.) (none seen). Round dates are mostly from reports in the newspaper La Vanguardia (http://www.lavanguardia.com/hemerot..., try search for Panno with a date range and press Buscar).

NOTES: 1http://www.olimpbase.org/1972/1972i.... 2November 1972 list, http://www.chessmetrics.com/cm/CM2/.... 3La Vanguardia 19 Dec. 1972 p. 40 (http://hemeroteca.lavanguardia.com/...).

Original collection: Game Collection: Palma de Mallorca 1972 by User: Tabanus. Thanks to User: thomastonk, User: crawfb5 and User: Paint My Dragon for help with round 14.

Round 1 Nov 27
J M Bellon Lopez vs Gheorghiu, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs A Medina Garcia, 1972
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs R Calvo, 1972
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robatsch vs Korchnoi, 1972
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Ivkov, 1972
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Hug, 1972
(A56) Benoni Defense, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bilek vs Panno, 1972
(A10) English, 85 moves, 0-1

Round 2 Nov 28
Gheorghiu vs Panno, 1972
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

J M Bellon Lopez vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

A Medina Garcia vs Averbakh, 1972
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Pomar Salamanca vs Polugaevsky, 1972
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 39 moves, 0-1

R Calvo vs Robatsch, 1972
(A14) English, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(A17) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs Smejkal, 1972
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hug vs I Bilek, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 Nov 29
Ljubojevic vs Gheorghiu, 1972
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averbakh vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1972
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs A Medina Garcia, 1972
(A05) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Korchnoi, 1972
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bilek vs Ivkov, 1972
(E17) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Hug, 1972
(A13) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robatsch vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs R Calvo, 1972
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

Round 4 Dec 1
Ivkov vs Panno, 1972
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs I Bilek, 1972
(A10) English, 43 moves, 1-0

R Calvo vs Smejkal, 1972 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 37 moves, 0-1

A Medina Garcia vs Robatsch, 1972
(B56) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Averbakh, 1972
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Hug, 1972
(C15) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 1-0

J M Bellon Lopez vs Polugaevsky, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 71 moves, 0-1

A Pomar Salamanca vs Ulf Andersson, 1972 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 81 moves, 0-1

Round 5 Dec 2
Averbakh vs Gheorghiu, 1972
(A10) English, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 44 moves, 0-1

Robatsch vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1972
(B27) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

I Bilek vs R Calvo, 1972
(A26) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Panno vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Hug vs Ivkov, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs A Medina Garcia, 1972
(A13) English, 53 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(A06) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

Round 6 Dec 3
Gheorghiu vs Ivkov, 1972
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Hug, 1972 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

R Calvo vs Panno, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Pomar Salamanca vs I Bilek, 1972
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Medina Garcia vs Smejkal, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

J M Bellon Lopez vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Robatsch, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averbakh vs Polugaevsky, 1972
(B44) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7 Dec 5
Polugaevsky vs Gheorghiu, 1972
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1972
(B27) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Ljubojevic, 1972
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bilek vs A Medina Garcia, 1972
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(A04) Reti Opening, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robatsch vs Averbakh, 1972
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 78 moves, 0-1

Hug vs R Calvo, 1972
(A26) English, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 43 moves, 0-1

Round 8 Dec 6
R Calvo vs Ivkov, 1972
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 48 moves, 0-1

A Pomar Salamanca vs Hug, 1972 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 22 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Smejkal, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Robatsch, 1972
(A10) English, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Medina Garcia vs Panno, 1972
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 47 moves, 0-1

J M Bellon Lopez vs I Bilek, 1972 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

Averbakh vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Korchnoi, 1972
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

Round 9 Dec 8
Robatsch vs Gheorghiu, 1972
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs Polugaevsky, 1972 
(A21) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Averbakh, 1972
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bilek vs Ljubojevic, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1972
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 48 moves, 1-0

Hug vs A Medina Garcia, 1972
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs R Calvo, 1972
(A57) Benko Gambit, 54 moves, 1-0

Round 10 Dec 9
Gheorghiu vs R Calvo, 1972
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Pomar Salamanca vs Korchnoi, 1972
(D90) Grunfeld, 50 moves, 0-1

A Medina Garcia vs Ivkov, 1972
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Panno, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 43 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs I Bilek, 1972
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 37 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Smejkal, 1972
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

J M Bellon Lopez vs Hug, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 64 moves, 0-1

Robatsch vs Ulf Andersson, 1972 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 51 moves, 0-1

Round 11 Dec 10
Ulf Andersson vs Gheorghiu, 1972
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bilek vs Polugaevsky, 1972
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 65 moves, 0-1

Panno vs Averbakh, 1972
(A09) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hug vs Ljubojevic, 1972
(A21) English, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1972
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs A Medina Garcia, 1972
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 39 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Robatsch, 1972
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Calvo vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(A14) English, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 Dec 12
Gheorghiu vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(A14) English, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Medina Garcia vs R Calvo, 1972
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Ivkov, 1972
(A36) English, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robatsch vs I Bilek, 1972
(A05) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Smejkal, 1972
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

J M Bellon Lopez vs Korchnoi, 1972
(C00) French Defense, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averbakh vs Hug, 1972
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 77 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Panno, 1972 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Round 13 Dec 13
Smejkal vs Gheorghiu, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

I Bilek vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hug vs Polugaevsky, 1972
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

Ivkov vs Averbakh, 1972
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Pomar Salamanca vs A Medina Garcia, 1972
(A13) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Calvo vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1972
(B27) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Robatsch, 1972
(A10) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 112 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14 Dec 14
Smejkal vs I Bilek, 1972
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 43 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs A Medina Garcia, 1972
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Robatsch vs Hug, 1972
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Ivkov, 1972
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1972
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

J M Bellon Lopez vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 56 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs R Calvo, 1972
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ulf Andersson vs Panno, 1972 
(E92) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15 Dec 16
I Bilek vs Gheorghiu, 1972
(A36) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Smejkal, 1972
(D94) Grunfeld, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hug vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Robatsch, 1972 
(A36) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1972
(E17) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Pomar Salamanca vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 33 moves, 0-1

A Medina Garcia vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1972
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

R Calvo vs Averbakh, 1972
(C46) Three Knights, 61 moves, 1-0

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