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Rio de Janeiro Interzonal 1979
Compiled by Tabanus
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To find a challenger to the World Champion Anatoly Karpov it was necessary to qualify eight players for the Candidates quarterfinal knock-out matches that would conclude in 1980. Two players, Viktor Korchnoi and Boris Spassky were qualified by having reached the Korchnoi - Spassky Candidates Final (1977/78). The other six players would qualify from two interzonal tournaments: Rio (this page), and Riga Interzonal (1979). In Riga, Mikhail Tal and Lev Polugaevsky qualified, and, after a Budapest Interzonal Playoff (1979), Andras Adorjan.

To play in the interzonals, the players had to qualify from zonal tournaments. For the Rio interzonal, Timman had qualified from the Amsterdam (1978) zonal tournament. He arrived in Rio with his friend Ulf Andersson as second. Hübner and Kagan had qualified from Lucern (1979), Sax and Smejkal from Warsaw (1979), Shamkovich from the US Championship (1978), Hebert from Toronto (1978), Harandi from Tehran (1978), Garcia from Cuenca (1978), Balashov and Vaganian from Lvov (1978), Bronstein from Tramandai (1978), Velimirovic and Ivkov from Praia da Rocha (1978) and Torre from Ito (1978).1 Portisch, Petrosian and Henrique Mecking had qualified from having reached the Candidates matches in 1977.2 The host country was allowed by FIDE to add Sunye as player no. 19.3

The playing venue was Copacabana Palace Hotel, the most famous and luxurious hotel in Rio.4 On the advice of his doctor, Mecking had to withdraw from the tournament after the adjournment of Smejkal vs Mecking, 1979 in round 2. His two games (incl. Mecking vs Ivkov, 1979 in round 1) were cancelled, and the tournament continued with two byes each round.3 Except in round 11. This caused confusion for some time as to which players were genuinely in the lead.5 There was a confusion also before the last round because of many unfinished games.3 Hübner had then left for home (he had a bye in round 19).3 The big surprise of the tournament was Sunye, who had draws vs Timman and Petrosian, and a win over Portisch in round 9. Timman's draw in the last round avoided a 4-player playoff, and Hübner, Portisch and Petrosian advanced to the Candidates matches.

Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 23 September - 20 October 1979

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts =1 GM Hübner 2595 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 11½ =1 GM Portisch 2640 ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 11½ =1 GM Petrosian 2610 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 11½ 4 GM Timman 2625 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 11 =5 GM Ivkov 2525 ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 9½ =5 Sunye 2375 0 1 ½ ½ 0 * 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 9½ =7 GM Sax 2590 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 * 1 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 9 =7 GM Torre 2520 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 0 * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 9 =7 GM Balashov 2600 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 9 =10 GM Shamkovich 2495 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 1 ½ 1 1 0 0 ½ ½ 8½ =10 GM Smejkal 2550 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 8½ 12 GM Vaganian 2570 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 8 =13 GM Garcia 2490 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 * 1 0 ½ ½ 1 7½ =13 GM Velimirovic 2515 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 7½ 15 IM Harandi 2410 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 * 0 1 ½ 6½ 16 IM Bronstein 2420 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ 6 =17 IM Kagan 2445 0 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 * 1 4½ =17 IM Hebert 2365 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 4½

Tournament director: Lincoln Lucena. General arbiter: Harry Golombek, with Silvio Mendes as auxiliary arbiter.6 Sunye made his final IM norm.7 The Rio Women's Interzonal (1979) was played at about the same time, and won by 17-year-old Nana Ioseliani (14.5/16) ahead of Zsuzsa Veroci Petronic (12/16) and Nana Alexandria (11/16).8

At the end of the tournament the draw was made for the Candidates matches.7 This resulted in the Hübner - Adorjan Candidates Quarterfinal (1980), Portisch - Spassky Candidates Quarterfinal (1980), Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Quarterfinal (1980), and Polugaevsky - Tal Candidates Quarterfinal (1980).

Tournament books: Interzonal tournaments. Riga -79. Rio de Janeiro -79 by V. I. Chepizhny (Physical Culture and Sports, Moscow 1980. 415 pp.) (in Russian, not seen); Rio de Janeiro Interzonal 1979 by Anthony Miles and Murray Chandler (Batsford, London 1979. 80 pp.) (with round dates). Some Dutch newspapers (at http://kranten.delpher.nl/) followed Timman closely and had round reports. The Elo is from FIDE Rating List January 1979.9

1Mark Weeks at http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/zon.... 2Tidskrift för Schack vol. 85 (1979) p. 11. 3Tidskrift för Schack vol. 85 (1979) p. 270. 4Wikipedia article: Copacabana Palace. 5Golombek in The Times 17 November 1979 p. 13. 6http://www.axbra.com.br/fotografias.... 7Miles' tournament book. 8Tidskrift för Schack vol. 85 (1979) p. 240. 9http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo197....

Original collections: Game Collection: Interzonals 1979: Rio de Janeiro by User: capybara and Game Collection: Rio de Janeiro Interzonal 1979 by User: Tabanus.

Round 1 Sept. 23. Bye: Ivkov (by cancelled game) & Garcia
Balashov vs Sax, 1979
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

L Bronstein vs S Kagan, 1979
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs Vaganian, 1979 
(C16) French, Winawer, 61 moves, 0-1

Hebert vs Huebner, 1979
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 0-1

J Sunye Neto vs Timman, 1979
(A28) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Smejkal, 1979
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs L Shamkovich, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 73 moves, 0-1

Round 2 Sept. 24. Bye: Smejkal (by cancelled game) & Kagan
G Garcia Gonzalez vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Portisch, 1979
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Hebert, 1979
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs Petrosian, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

L Shamkovich vs L Bronstein, 1979 
(A28) English, 83 moves, 0-1

Timman vs K Harandi, 1979 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Velimirovic, 1979
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vaganian vs Balashov, 1979
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 September 25. Bye: Sax & Sunye
Balashov vs Timman, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

L Bronstein vs E Torre, 1979 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Hebert vs Smejkal, 1979 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

S Kagan vs L Shamkovich, 1979 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Vaganian, 1979
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Ivkov, 1979
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Huebner, 1979
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4 September 27. Bye: Vaganian & Shamkovich
G Garcia Gonzalez vs Balashov, 1979
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs L Bronstein, 1979
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs Velimirovic, 1979
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sunye Neto vs K Harandi, 1979
(E17) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Sax vs Hebert, 1979
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Portisch, 1979
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Petrosian, 1979
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs S Kagan, 1979
(B32) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5 September 28. Bye: Timman & Harandi
Balashov vs J Sunye Neto, 1979 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

L Bronstein vs Ivkov, 1979 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs Vaganian, 1979
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs Huebner, 1979 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 56 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 68 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Sax, 1979
(A10) English, 30 moves, 1-0

L Shamkovich vs E Torre, 1979
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Smejkal, 1979 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Round 6 September 29. Bye: Torre & Garcia
K Harandi vs Balashov, 1979 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs L Shamkovich, 1979 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 48 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs S Kagan, 1979 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 19 moves, 1-0

J Sunye Neto vs Petrosian, 1979
(A15) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 51 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs L Bronstein, 1979
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Hebert, 1979 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vaganian vs Portisch, 1979 
(A14) English, 68 moves, 0-1

Round 7 October 1. Bye: Balashov & Sunye
L Bronstein vs Sax, 1979
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 47 moves, 0-1

Hebert vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

S Kagan vs Smejkal, 1979
(B58) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs K Harandi, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Timman, 1979 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Shamkovich vs Ivkov, 1979 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Huebner, 1979
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs Vaganian, 1979
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 38 moves, 0-1

Round 8 October 2. Bye: Hübner & Harandi
Balashov vs Petrosian, 1979
(C16) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs Portisch, 1979
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 0-1

Ivkov vs E Torre, 1979 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

J Sunye Neto vs Hebert, 1979
(A15) English, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs S Kagan, 1979
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 103 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs L Bronstein, 1979
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 73 moves, 1-0

Round 9 October 3. Bye: Petrosian & Balashov
L Bronstein vs Timman, 1979
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs K Harandi, 1979
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Ivkov, 1979 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs Vaganian, 1979
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs J Sunye Neto, 1979 
(A17) English, 41 moves, 0-1

L Shamkovich vs Sax, 1979
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Velimirovic vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 57 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Smejkal, 1979
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10 October 6. Bye: Petrosian & Ivkov
Balashov vs Hebert, 1979
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs L Bronstein, 1979
(A25) English, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs Portisch, 1979
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

J Sunye Neto vs Velimirovic, 1979
(A13) English, 73 moves, 1-0

Sax vs E Torre, 1979 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Huebner, 1979 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Timman vs S Kagan, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 October 7. No byes!
L Bronstein vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(E12) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs Petrosian, 1979
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Sax, 1979
(B33) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Smejkal, 1979
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Balashov, 1979 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

L Shamkovich vs Timman, 1979 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Vaganian, 1979
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Velimirovic vs K Harandi, 1979
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Round 12 October 8. Bye: Hebert & Smejkal
Balashov vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(A43) Old Benoni, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs L Shamkovich, 1979 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 28 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs L Bronstein, 1979
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 66 moves, 0-1

J Sunye Neto vs S Kagan, 1979
(A24) English, Bremen System with ...g6, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Portisch, 1979
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs Ivkov, 1979 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs E Torre, 1979 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 55 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs Huebner, 1979
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13 October 10. Bye: Hebert & Portisch
L Bronstein vs Balashov, 1979 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Timman, 1979 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Vaganian, 1979
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs K Harandi, 1979
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

L Shamkovich vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Sax, 1979
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Petrosian, 1979
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 14 October 11. Bye: Sax & Velimirovic
Balashov vs S Kagan, 1979 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

G Garcia Gonzalez vs Huebner, 1979
(A36) English, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

Hebert vs Portisch, 1979
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 45 moves, 0-1

J Sunye Neto vs E Torre, 1979
(A22) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs L Bronstein, 1979 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 28 moves, 1-0

(played October 15 because Ivkov was ill)
Timman vs Ivkov, 1979 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vaganian vs Smejkal, 1979
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15 October 12. Bye: Portisch & Bronstein
Huebner vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(A15) English, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs Petrosian, 1979 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Sax vs Vaganian, 1979
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

L Shamkovich vs Balashov, 1979
(A26) English, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Timman, 1979 
(A17) English, 44 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs K Harandi, 1979
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Hebert, 1979
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Round 16 October 14. Bye: Kagan & Vaganian
Balashov vs E Torre, 1979
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs Smejkal, 1979
(A28) English, 39 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs Huebner, 1979
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs L Bronstein, 1979
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sunye Neto vs Ivkov, 1979
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Sax, 1979 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Round 17 October 16. Bye: Shamkovich & Velimirovic
L Bronstein vs Portisch, 1979
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Balashov, 1979
(A21) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs K Harandi, 1979
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs Hebert, 1979
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Sax vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Smejkal vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(A12) English with b3, 54 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Petrosian, 1979
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vaganian vs Timman, 1979
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Round 18 October 17. Bye: Torre & Timman
Balashov vs Ivkov, 1979
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs Vaganian, 1979 
(A21) English, 28 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs Smejkal, 1979
(B06) Robatsch, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sunye Neto vs Sax, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 41 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Huebner, 1979
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs S Kagan, 1979 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs L Bronstein, 1979
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1-0

Round 19 October 20. Bye: Hübner & Bronstein
Ivkov vs Petrosian, 1979 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

S Kagan vs Velimirovic, 1979
(B32) Sicilian, 83 moves, 0-1

Sax vs K Harandi, 1979
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 0-1

L Shamkovich vs Portisch, 1979
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Balashov, 1979
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Hebert, 1979
(B83) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs J Sunye Neto, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 67 moves, 0-1

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