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Manila Interzonal 1976
Compiled by Tabanus
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As part of the cycle which ended up with the Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978) the top three players from this event would advance to the 1977 Candidates matches. Qualified from the zonal tournaments were Pachman (1) from Barcelona (1975), Ribli from Reykjavik (1975), Browne from the US Championship (1975), Biyiasas from Calgary (1975), Gheorghiu from Vraca (1975), Panno and Quinteros from Fortaleza (1975), Tan and Torre from the Asian Pacific Championship (1975), Mariotti from Caorle (1975), Tseshkovsky and Balashov from Vilnius (1975), Harandi from Tehran (1975), and Uhlmann (1) from Arandjelovac (1976). (2) Three players, Spassky, Mecking and Polugaevsky, qualified from the 1974 Candidates matches, whereas Ljubojevic, Kavalek (as the reserve for Gennadi Kuzmin) and Hort were selected by a FIDE committee. (2) Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (who would play at the Biel Interzonal (1976)) and Spassky had an extra advantage: if they did not reach top three, and if ex-World Champion Robert James Fischer did not play in the Candidates, they could decide between them who would take his place. (3) If Petrosian advanced from Biel (which he did, after the Varese Interzonal Playoff (1976)), Spassky would take Fischer's place.

Leningrad/Petropolis in 1973 was the first time that FIDE had split the Interzonal stage into two parts, inviting invidious comparisons over the relative strength of the two events. While the participants had been divided equally according to Elo, it was argued that this took no account of youth and the hidden strength of players who were rapidly improving, as against those who were in decline. Back then, the division of contestants had brought about a formal complaint from Bent Larsen, who objected to being allotted to the ‘stronger’ Leningrad Interzonal (1973). He may well have been correct, as both Anatoly Karpov and Viktor Korchnoi from that event, ended up contesting the 1974 Candidates Final. In 1976, it was Mecking who was alleging an imbalance in strength, presumably on grounds of youth, as he felt that the Phillipines event was stronger than Biel Interzonal (1976). (4)

Press conference 13 June (video): http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/P... (5)

Mecking and Hort emerged as leaders after a few rounds, and kept the position until the end. (6) There was a high incidence of games being won and lost on time and nearly always on move 40. This caused onlookers to speculate whether the unusual clock design was misleading players into thinking they had more time left than was actually the case. (4) Tseshkovsky had been the winner at Dubna (1976) ahead of Anthony Miles, and his confident display put him among the world’s elite grandmasters. In round 10 he turned down a draw offer from Mecking, but forgot about his clock. (4) After 12 rounds, Mecking had collected 9.5 points, Hort 8.5, Polugaevsky 8, Kavalek, Ljubojevic, Ribli and Tseshkovsky 7, etc. (6) The most controversial moment came in round 16. The players had been warned of an early start time, but Quinteros arrived late and was defaulted, giving Ribli his simplest point. The Argentinian appealed to a jury of five, whose "neutrality" may have been impaired by issues of self-interest. With one abstention, they failed to reach a verdict, on whether a replay might be possible. The matter was then referred via the arbiter to the FIDE president Max Euwe, who ruled that the default law should be upheld, since the players had received adequate notice and a reminder. (4) In round 17, Mecking lost to Spassky, but he was still in the lead. In the final round, Tseshkovsky could not overcome Pachman and therefore failed to match the scores of Hort and Polugaevsky.

Manila, Philippines, 13 June - 10 July 1976

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 GM Mecking 2620 * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 13 =2 GM Polugaevsky 2635 ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 12˝ =2 GM Hort 2600 ˝ 1 * 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 12˝ 4 GM Tseshkovsky 2550 0 ˝ 1 * ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 12 =5 GM Ribli 2575 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 1 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 1 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 11˝ =5 GM Ljubojevic 2620 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 * 0 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 11˝ =7 GM Kavalek 2540 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 0 1 * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 10˝ =7 GM Panno 2520 0 ˝ 1 0 0 1 ˝ * 1 1 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 10˝ =7 GM Balashov 2545 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 * 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 10˝ =10 GM Spassky 2630 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 0 0 * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 10 =10 GM Gheorghiu 2540 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 10 =10 GM Uhlmann 2555 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 * 1 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 0 1 10 =10 GM Mariotti 2470 ˝ ˝ 0 1 0 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 0 10 14 GM Quinteros 2540 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 15 GM Browne 2585 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 1 ˝ 0 1 8˝ 16 GM Torre 2505 ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 * 0 1 1 0 7 17 IM Biyiasas 2460 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 ˝ 0 6 =18 GM Pachman 2520 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 * ˝ ˝ 5 =18 IM Tan 2365 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 0 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 5 =18 IM Harandi 2380 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 0 0 1 1 ˝ ˝ * 5

Chief arbiter: IA Florencio Campomanes. (4)

Mecking, Polugaevsky and Hort advanced. The three were joined by Bent Larsen, Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian and Lajos Portisch from the Biel Interzonal (1976) for play against Spassky (as Fischer did not want to play) and Viktor Korchnoi in the next year's Candidates matches:

Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Quarterfinal (1977) Portisch - Larsen Candidates Quarterfinal (1977) Polugaevsky - Mecking Candidates Quarterfinal (1977) Spassky - Hort Candidates Quarterfinal (1977)

For Mecking and Polugaevsky, it was the second time that they had qualified for the Candidates. For Hort, it was his first trip to the elimination stage. There were similarities between this contest and the Petropolis Interzonal (1973). Mecking was the winner on both occasions, and the Yugoslav Ljubojevic failed to impress each time. The heat and humidity had caused offence at both venues too, especially to the European contingent, who claimed that their form had been adversely affected. (4) The Sicilian Defence featured in 63 games out of 190, and at first this appeared a disproportionately high number. (7) Kevin J O'Connell later conceded that it no more than reflected its surging popularity on the world stage.

At the end of the tournament, the World Champion Anatoly Karpov arrived in Manila to play a double round robin against Torre, Ljubojevic and Browne, see Manila (1976).

1) By replacing Jesus Diez del Corral (who had other commitments). 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 Uhlmann qualified.

2) 'Zonals 1975-1978 (C10)' by Mark Weeks at http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/zon....

3) Harry Golombek in The Times 31 July 1976 p. 10.

4) Bernard Cafferty in CHESS, July 1976, pp. 308-309.

5) We see Spassky and wife, Kavalek (blue shirt), Jan Timman (Kavalek's second), Ljubojevic (with microphone), Mecking (at 0:09), Polugaevsky (at 0:16), Torre, Campomanes, and others.

6) 'Sakkvilágbajnokság 1976: Manila, Biel, Varese' by Janos Flesch (Sport, Budapest 1979. 391 pp.).

7) Kevin J O'Connell in British Chess Magazine, Sept 1976, pp. 381-394.

Original collections: Game Collection: Interzonals 1976: Manila by User: capybara and Game Collection: Manila Interzonal 1976 by User: Tabanus. Except the first paragraph, most of the text in this report was written by User: Paint My Dragon. Round dates are from BCM, Sept 1976, pp. 381-394.

Round 1 June 13
Ljubojevic vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Balashov vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

Ribli vs Browne, 1976
(A22) English, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Hort, 1976
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 35 moves, 0-1

S Mariotti vs Mecking, 1976
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Quinteros, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs L A Tan, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(A13) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 June 14
Tseshkovsky vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

L A Tan vs Pachman, 1976
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs Kavalek, 1976
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Panno, 1976 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Mecking vs K Harandi, 1976 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Hort vs S Mariotti, 1976
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Browne vs E Torre, 1976
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 41 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Ribli, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

P Biyiasas vs Spassky, 1976
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Balashov, 1976
(B44) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

Round 3 June 15
Balashov vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(A60) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ribli vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Uhlmann, 1976
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

S Mariotti vs Browne, 1976
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs Hort, 1976
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Panno vs Mecking, 1976 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 43 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman vs Quinteros, 1976
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 75 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs L A Tan, 1976
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

Round 4 June 17
Tseshkovsky vs L A Tan, 1976
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Quinteros vs Polugaevsky, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs Pachman, 1976
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Kavalek, 1976
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Panno, 1976 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 39 moves, 0-1

Browne vs K Harandi, 1976
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs S Mariotti, 1976
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1-0

P Biyiasas vs E Torre, 1976
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 40 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Ribli, 1976
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Balashov vs Spassky, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Round 5 June 18
Spassky vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(A57) Benko Gambit, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ribli vs Balashov, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Ljubojevic, 1976 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 52 moves, 0-1

S Mariotti vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 67 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Panno vs Browne, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs Hort, 1976
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman vs Mecking, 1976
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 40 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Gheorghiu, 1976 
(A17) English, 31 moves, 1-0

L A Tan vs Quinteros, 1976
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 48 moves, 0-1

Round 6 June 19
Tseshkovsky vs Quinteros, 1976 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs L A Tan, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

Mecking vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Pachman, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Kavalek, 1976 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Panno, 1976
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Biyiasas vs K Harandi, 1976
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 61 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs S Mariotti, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 64 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs E Torre, 1976
(A48) King's Indian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Ribli, 1976
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Round 7 June 22
Ribli vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Mariotti vs Balashov, 1976
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs Ljubojevic, 1976 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Panno vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

Kavalek vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Browne, 1976
(A14) English, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Hort, 1976 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

L A Tan vs Mecking, 1976 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

*played June 25:
Quinteros vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8 June 23
Tseshkovsky vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Quinteros, 1976 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

Hort vs L A Tan, 1976
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 42 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Polugaevsky, 1976 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs Pachman, 1976
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Biyiasas vs Kavalek, 1976
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Panno, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Balashov vs K Harandi, 1976
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs S Mariotti, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ribli vs E Torre, 1976 
(A21) English, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 9 June 24
E Torre vs Tseshkovsky, 1976 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 54 moves, 0-1

S Mariotti vs Ribli, 1976
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 64 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 63 moves, 0-1

Panno vs Balashov, 1976
(A21) English, 57 moves, 1-0

Kavalek vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 38 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 70 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Uhlmann, 1976
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

L A Tan vs Browne, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1-0

Quinteros vs Hort, 1976
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

*played June 29:
Gheorghiu vs Mecking, 1976 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10 June 26
Tseshkovsky vs Mecking, 1976 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

Hort vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 81 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Quinteros, 1976 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 29 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs L A Tan, 1976
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 55 moves, 0-1

P Biyiasas vs Polugaevsky, 1976 
(A21) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Pachman, 1976
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs Kavalek, 1976
(B83) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Panno, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 0-1

Ribli vs K Harandi, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs S Mariotti, 1976
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 June 27
S Mariotti vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs E Torre, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 1-0

Panno vs Ribli, 1976
(A10) English, 42 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Balashov, 1976
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 29 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

L A Tan vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs Uhlmann, 1976
(A05) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs Browne, 1976
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Hort, 1976 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 June 28
Tseshkovsky vs Hort, 1976 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 33 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Mecking, 1976 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs Gheorghiu, 1976 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

P Biyiasas vs Quinteros, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs L A Tan, 1976
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Balashov vs Polugaevsky, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Pachman, 1976
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ribli vs Kavalek, 1976
(A28) English, 49 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs Panno, 1976
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Mariotti vs K Harandi, 1976
(A14) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Round 13 July 1
K Harandi vs Tseshkovsky, 1976 
(B56) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

Panno vs S Mariotti, 1976 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs E Torre, 1976 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 75 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs Ribli, 1976
(D94) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Spassky, 1976
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

L A Tan vs Balashov, 1976
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Quinteros vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(B33) Sicilian, 46 moves, 0-1

Gheorghiu vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Mecking vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(C18) French, Winawer, 57 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Browne, 1976
(A25) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 14 July 2
Tseshkovsky vs Browne, 1976 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Hort, 1976 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Biyiasas vs Mecking, 1976
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ljubojevic vs Gheorghiu, 1976 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 34 moves, 0-1

Balashov vs Quinteros, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs L A Tan, 1976 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ribli vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(A15) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Pachman, 1976 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 73 moves, 1-0

S Mariotti vs Kavalek, 1976
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs Panno, 1976
(B27) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 15 July 3
Panno vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 63 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs K Harandi, 1976
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs S Mariotti, 1976
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1976 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 42 moves, 1-0

L A Tan vs Ribli, 1976
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 54 moves, 0-1

Quinteros vs Spassky, 1976
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs Balashov, 1976
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

Browne vs Uhlmann, 1976
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 16 July 6
Tseshkovsky vs Uhlmann, 1976
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Biyiasas vs Browne, 1976
(E92) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Hort, 1976 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Balashov vs Mecking, 1976
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

*played July 9:
Spassky vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ribli vs Quinteros, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 1 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs L A Tan, 1976 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

S Mariotti vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs Pachman, 1976
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Kavalek, 1976
(A04) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 17 July 7
Kavalek vs Tseshkovsky, 1976
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Panno, 1976
(A56) Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs K Harandi, 1976
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

L A Tan vs S Mariotti, 1976
(A13) English, 40 moves, 0-1

Quinteros vs E Torre, 1976
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs Ribli, 1976
(A10) English, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs Spassky, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Hort vs Balashov, 1976
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Browne vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 63 moves, 0-1

Uhlmann vs P Biyiasas, 1976
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 35 moves, 1-0

Round 18 July 8
Tseshkovsky vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Uhlmann, 1976
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Balashov vs Browne, 1976
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Hort, 1976 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ribli vs Mecking, 1976
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Gheorghiu, 1976
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Mariotti vs Quinteros, 1976
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs L A Tan, 1976
(B40) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panno vs Polugaevsky, 1976
(B50) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs Pachman, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 19 July 10
Pachman vs Tseshkovsky, 1976 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polugaevsky vs Kavalek, 1976
(E17) Queen's Indian, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

L A Tan vs Panno, 1976
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quinteros vs K Harandi, 1976
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Gheorghiu vs S Mariotti, 1976
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mecking vs E Torre, 1976 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Ribli, 1976
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Browne vs Spassky, 1976
(E15) Queen's Indian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs Balashov, 1976
(A21) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Biyiasas vs Ljubojevic, 1976
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

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