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Vidmar Memorial
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This tournament was contested in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia in June 1969, overlapping the end of the Petrosian - Spassky World Championship Rematch (1969). It boasted ten International Grandmasters, three International Masters, and just three untitled players. FIDE classified it as Category 1A, then the highest category. Almost everyone expected that the battle for first place would be fought among experienced grandmasters like Svetozar Gligoric, Florin Gheorghiu, Wolfgang Unzicker, Aleksandar Matanovic, and Robert Eugene Byrne. (1)

It thus came as a great surprise when the tournament was won by an untitled, little-known local player, Albin Planinc. Ludek Pachman wrote of Planinc's achievement in his 1975 book Pachman's Decisive Games, "Can it happen that a player without a title at all can win a strong tournament and beat several grandmasters? In the last few decades there is only one case I know of."(1) Planinc's victory was well deserved. He took the lead in the first round, and throughout the tournament never stood lower than equal first. Mark H Horton remarked of the victor, "His style is rather similar to Tal, he having a preference for complicated tactical positions."(2) Later writers likened him to Don Quixote,(3) and observed, "An imaginative player, always seeking new ideas, he is capable of a win, or a loss, against almost anyone."(4)

Planinc worked in the local bicycle factory. Pachman wrote that he "was probably the only competitor who was unable to take a day off to prepare for the tournament."(1) The 25-year-old amateur won in the first round against Janez Stupica, another untitled player, while all the other games were drawn. In the second round, Planinc kept the lead with a surprise victory over Matanovic. Planinc played the aggressive and risky Bishop's Gambit (1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4), beating his grandmaster opponent with a king-side attack in 28 moves. Planinc drew in Rounds 3 and 4, enabling GM Georgi Tringov to catch up with him, but again took the outright lead in Round 5 with a win as Black against GM Gedeon Barcza.

After drawing Tringov in Round 6, Planinc was finally brought back down to earth in Round 7 by Gligoric, who defeated his Modern Benoni in 52 moves. That brought about a four-way tie for first among Gligoric, Tringov, Planinc, and IM Stojan Puc at 4.5 points, with Unzicker, Gheorghiu, and Byrne just half a point behind.

The loss only momentarily slowed Planinc, who won as Black against IM Gyozo Victor Forintos in Round 8, drew Byrne in Round 9, and won a pretty game as Black against Unzicker in Round 10. After 10 rounds, Planinc and Puc (who was also having an excellent tournament) were tied for first with 7-3, a point ahead of Byrne, Gheorghiu, and Gligoric.

In the next four rounds, Planinc drew thrice and beat IM Vojko Musil. Meanwhile, Puc lost two games, falling out of contention. Gligoric scored 3-1 in Rounds 11-14, drawing to within half a point of Planinc.

This set up a dramatic last round showdown. Gligoric, as White against tailender Stupica, was heavily favored to win. Planinc was also White, but had a much more dangerous opponent in GM Gheorghiu.(1) Pachman writes: "Many players in Planinc's place would have been content with a tie and have used the advantage of the White pieces to obtain the necessary half point. As things turned out this would have been easy to achieve, for Gheorghiu offered him a draw twice during the game. The young player, however, had other ideas and first sacrificed a pawn in an unclear position and then made a perfectly correct rook sacrifice. The game, which turned out to be one of the most beautiful of the tournament, gave Planinc the final point, which caused a great sensation in the world of chess."(5)

FIDE awarded Planinc the International Master title for this tournament.(6) He had indeed satisfied the standard for the award of the grandmaster title, but could not receive it because the rules did not then allow a player to become a grandmaster without first obtaining the IM title.(7) Planinc became a grandmaster in 1972.(8)

Planinc's Cinderella-like feat - winning a strong international tournament as a little-known amateur, ahead of numerous grandmasters - has few parallels in chess history. Comparable achievements include the first-place finishes of Harry Nelson Pillsbury at Hastings (1895), Jose Raul Capablanca at San Sebastian (1911), Garry Kasparov at Banja Luka 1979 (Game Collection: Banja Luka 1979), and Glenn Flear at London 1986. Of these, perhaps only Pillsbury's stunning triumph at Hastings, ahead of both the reigning and former world champions, was more surprising than Planinc's victory. Capablanca had routed Frank James Marshall in a match two years before; Kasparov, though only 16, had finished with an even score in the previous year's Soviet Championship; and Flear already had the IM title. Even Pillsbury had prior international experience, having played at New York 1893 (Game Collection: New York 1893, The Impromtu Tournament). Planinc was the darkest of dark horses.

June 2-20, 1969 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts. Prize 1 Planinc * 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 10.5 1 2 GM Gligoric 1 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 10.0 2 3 GM Unzicker 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 9.5 3 4 GM Tringov ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 9.0 4 5 GM Byrne ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 8.5 5-6 6 GM Matanovic 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 8.5 5-6 7 GM Gheorghiu 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 8.0 7-8 8 IM Puc ˝ 0 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 * ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 8.0 7-8 9 GM Barcza 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 7.0 10 GM Damjanovic ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 7.0 11 GM Parma ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 7.0 12 IM Musil 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 6.5 13 GM Robatsch ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 6.5 14 Bajec ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ 5.5 15 IM Forintos 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 * 1 5.5 16 Stupica 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 3.0

Progressive Scores: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1 Planinc 1 2 2˝ 3 4 4˝ 4˝ 5˝ 6 7 7˝ 8 9 9˝ 10˝ 2 Gligoric ˝ 1 1˝ 2˝ 3 3˝ 4˝ 5 5˝ 6 7 7˝ 8˝ 9 10 3 Unzicker ˝ 1 2 2˝ 3 3˝ 4 4˝ 5 5 5˝ 6˝ 7˝ 8˝ 9˝ 4 Tringov ˝ 1˝ 2˝ 3 3˝ 4 4˝ 5 5˝ 5˝ 6 7 7˝ 8˝ 9 =5 Byrne ˝ 1˝ 2 2˝ 3 3˝ 4 4˝ 5 6 6˝ 7 7˝ 8 8˝ =5 Matanovic ˝ ˝ 1 1˝ 2 2˝ 3˝ 4 4˝ 5 5˝ 6˝ 7 8 8˝ =7 Gheorghiu ˝ 1 2 2 2˝ 3 4 5 5˝ 6 6˝ 7 7˝ 8 8 =7 Puc ˝ 1 1˝ 2 ˝2 4 4˝ 5˝ 6 7 7 7˝ 8 8 8 =9 Barcza ˝ 1˝ 1˝ 1˝ 1˝ 2 2˝ 3 3˝ 4 4˝ 5 6 6 7 =9 Damjanovic ˝ ˝ 1 1˝ 2 2˝ 3 3 3 4 4˝ 5 5˝ 6 7 =9 Parma ˝ 1 1 1˝ 2 2˝ 3 3˝ 4 4˝ 5 5˝ 5˝ 6 7 =12 Musil ˝ 1 1˝ 2 2˝ 3 3 3˝ 4˝ 5 5˝ 6 6 6˝ 6˝ =12 Robatsch ˝ 1 1˝ 2 2˝ 3 3˝ 4 4˝ 5 5˝ 5˝ 6 6˝ 6˝ =14 Bajec ˝ 1 1˝ 2 2 2˝ 3 3˝ 4 4 4˝ 4˝ 4˝ 5 5˝ =14 Forintos ˝ ˝ 1 1˝ 2˝ 3 3 3 4 4 4˝ 4˝ 5 5˝ 5˝ 16 Stupica 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1˝ 1˝ 1˝ 2 2˝ 3 3 3 3

References: (1) Ludek Pachman, Pachman's Decisive Games, p. 233; (2) The Chess Player, Modern Chess Opening Theory as Surveyed in Ljubliana 1969 Complete with All the Games, p. 3 (this pamphlet is also the source of the dates of the rounds); (3) Dr. Petar Trifunović, Svetozar Gligorić, Rudolf Marić, and Dragoljub Janošević, Yugoslav Chess Triumphs, p. 43; (4) David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld, The Oxford Companion to Chess (2d ed. 1992), pp. 310-11; (5) Pachman's Decisive Games, pp. 233-34; (6) http://www.schack.se/tfsarkiv/histo..., p. 177; (7) Pachman's Decisive Games, p. 234; (8) The Oxford Companion to Chess, p. 310.

Round 1 June 2
Puc vs G Forintos, 1969
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Musil vs Parma, 1969
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bajec vs Unzicker, 1969
(E16) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Robert E Byrne, 1969
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Stupica vs A Planinc, 1969
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 36 moves, 0-1

A Matanovic vs Gligoric, 1969
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robatsch vs Tringov, 1969
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Damjanovic vs G Barcza, 1969
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 June 3
G Forintos vs G Barcza, 1969
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Tringov vs M Damjanovic, 1969
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Robatsch, 1969
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Planinc vs A Matanovic, 1969 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Robert E Byrne vs J Stupica, 1969
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Unzicker vs Gheorghiu, 1969
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Parma vs I Bajec, 1969
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Puc vs V Musil, 1969
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 June 4
V Musil vs G Forintos, 1969
(B27) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bajec vs Puc, 1969
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Parma, 1969
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

J Stupica vs Unzicker, 1969
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 0-1

A Matanovic vs Robert E Byrne, 1969
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robatsch vs A Planinc, 1969
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Damjanovic vs Gligoric, 1969
(B53) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Barcza vs Tringov, 1969
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 60 moves, 0-1

Round 4 June 5
G Forintos vs Tringov, 1969
(E70) King's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs G Barcza, 1969 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs M Damjanovic, 1969
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robert E Byrne vs Robatsch, 1969
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs A Matanovic, 1969
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Parma vs J Stupica, 1969
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Puc vs Gheorghiu, 1969
(A53) Old Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

V Musil vs I Bajec, 1969
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5 June 7
I Bajec vs G Forintos, 1969
(A58) Benko Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs V Musil, 1969
(E09) Catalan, Closed, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Stupica vs Puc, 1969
(A53) Old Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

A Matanovic vs Parma, 1969
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robatsch vs Unzicker, 1969
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Damjanovic vs Robert E Byrne, 1969
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Barcza vs A Planinc, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Tringov vs Gligoric, 1969
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6 June 8
G Forintos vs Gligoric, 1969
(E77) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Planinc vs Tringov, 1969
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robert E Byrne vs G Barcza, 1969
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs M Damjanovic, 1969
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Parma vs Robatsch, 1969
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Puc vs A Matanovic, 1969
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Musil vs J Stupica, 1969
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bajec vs Gheorghiu, 1969
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7 June 9
Gheorghiu vs G Forintos, 1969
(B32) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

J Stupica vs I Bajec, 1969
(D65) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Matanovic vs V Musil, 1969
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 36 moves, 1-0

Robatsch vs Puc, 1969
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Damjanovic vs Parma, 1969
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Barcza vs Unzicker, 1969
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tringov vs Robert E Byrne, 1969
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs A Planinc, 1969
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 52 moves, 1-0

Round 8 June 10 or 11
G Forintos vs A Planinc, 1969 
(A10) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Gligoric, 1969
(E92) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs Tringov, 1969
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Parma vs G Barcza, 1969
(B83) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Puc vs M Damjanovic, 1969
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

V Musil vs Robatsch, 1969
(C47) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bajec vs A Matanovic, 1969
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs J Stupica, 1969
(A16) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 9 June 12
J Stupica vs G Forintos, 1969
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

A Matanovic vs Gheorghiu, 1969
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robatsch vs I Bajec, 1969
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Damjanovic vs V Musil, 1969
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

G Barcza vs Puc, 1969
(A21) English, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tringov vs Parma, 1969 
(B53) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Unzicker, 1969
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Planinc vs Robert E Byrne, 1969
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10 June 13
G Forintos vs Robert E Byrne, 1969
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 52 moves, 0-1

Unzicker vs A Planinc, 1969 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

Parma vs Gligoric, 1969
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Puc vs Tringov, 1969
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 45 moves, 1-0

V Musil vs G Barcza, 1969
(C45) Scotch Game, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bajec vs M Damjanovic, 1969
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 40 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs Robatsch, 1969
(A14) English, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Stupica vs A Matanovic, 1969
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 June 14
A Matanovic vs G Forintos, 1969
(B27) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robatsch vs J Stupica, 1969
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Damjanovic vs Gheorghiu, 1969
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Barcza vs I Bajec, 1969
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tringov vs V Musil, 1969
(B89) Sicilian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Puc, 1969
(A56) Benoni Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs Parma, 1969
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robert E Byrne vs Unzicker, 1969
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 June 16
G Forintos vs Unzicker, 1969
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Parma vs Robert E Byrne, 1969
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Puc vs A Planinc, 1969
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Musil vs Gligoric, 1969
(C47) Four Knights, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bajec vs Tringov, 1969
(E92) King's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs G Barcza, 1969
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Stupica vs M Damjanovic, 1969
(E15) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Matanovic vs Robatsch, 1969
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Round 13 June 17
Robatsch vs G Forintos, 1969
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Damjanovic vs A Matanovic, 1969
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Barcza vs J Stupica, 1969
(A05) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Tringov vs Gheorghiu, 1969
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs I Bajec, 1969
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs V Musil, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Robert E Byrne vs Puc, 1969
(A21) English, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs Parma, 1969
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Round 14 June 18
G Forintos vs Parma, 1969
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Puc vs Unzicker, 1969
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 0-1

V Musil vs Robert E Byrne, 1969
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bajec vs A Planinc, 1969
(A76) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Gligoric, 1969
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Stupica vs Tringov, 1969
(A57) Benko Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

A Matanovic vs G Barcza, 1969
(B83) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

Robatsch vs M Damjanovic, 1969
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15 June 20
M Damjanovic vs G Forintos, 1969
(B27) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

G Barcza vs Robatsch, 1969
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 35 moves, 1-0

Tringov vs A Matanovic, 1969
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs J Stupica, 1969
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs Gheorghiu, 1969 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Robert E Byrne vs I Bajec, 1969
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Unzicker vs V Musil, 1969
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 40 moves, 1-0

Parma vs Puc, 1969 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 61 moves, 1-0

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