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Vinkovci Tournament

Robert James Fischer11/13(+9 -0 =4)[games]
Vlastimil Hort9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Milan Matulovic9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Florin Gheorghiu8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[games]
Borislav Ivkov8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Donald Byrne8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Aleksandar Matanovic7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Mario Bertok6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Karl Robatsch6.5/13(+2 -2 =9)[games]
Dragoljub Minic6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Robert Wade5/13(+2 -5 =6)[games]
Emil Nikolic3.5/13(+2 -8 =3)[games]
Ivan Jovanovic1.5/13(+1 -11 =1)[games]
Mladen Matov0.5/13(+0 -12 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Vinkovci (1968)

Vincovci, Yugoslavia (Croatia), 7-23 September 1968

1 Fischer X = 1 = 1 = 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 11 2 Hort = X = = = 1 = 1 = = = 1 1 1 9 3 Matulovic 0 = X = = 1 1 = 1 1 = 1 = 1 9 4 Gheorghiu = = = X = = = = = = 1 1 1 1 8.5 5 Ivkov 0 = = = X = = = 1 = 1 1 1 1 8.5 6 Byrne = 0 0 = = X 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 8 7 Matanovic 0 = 0 = = 1 X = = = 1 1 1 = 7.5 8 Bertok 0 0 = = = 0 = X = = = 1 1 1 6.5 9 Robatsch = = 0 = 0 = = = X = = = 1 1 6.5 10 Minic 0 = 0 = = 0 = = = X = = 1 1 6 11 Wade 0 = = 0 0 0 0 = = = X = 1 1 5 12 Nikolic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = = = X 1 1 3.5 13 Jovanovic 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 1.5 14 Matov 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0.5

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 2 of 2; games 26-40 of 40  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Gheorghiu vs Robatsch  ½-½401968VinkovciD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
27. Robatsch vs M Bertok  ½-½141968VinkovciB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
28. D Byrne vs Gheorghiu  ½-½191968VinkovciA36 English
29. Minic vs Hort  ½-½151968VinkovciB06 Robatsch
30. Fischer vs Robatsch ½-½571968VinkovciC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
31. Ivkov vs Minic  ½-½221968VinkovciE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
32. Minic vs Wade  ½-½451968VinkovciB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
33. Gheorghiu vs M Bertok  ½-½261968VinkovciE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
34. D Byrne vs Fischer ½-½501968VinkovciA00 Uncommon Opening
35. A Matanovic vs Hort  ½-½171968VinkovciB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
36. Wade vs M Bertok  ½-½341968VinkovciA21 English
37. Ivkov vs A Matanovic  ½-½121968VinkovciC49 Four Knights
38. Fischer vs Gheorghiu ½-½831968VinkovciC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
39. Robatsch vs Hort  ½-½131968VinkovciB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
40. A Matanovic vs Minic  ½-½91968VinkovciB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
 page 2 of 2; games 26-40 of 40  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-03-14  Ke2: Good old Matov.
Sep-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: "That's check, Matov."
Sep-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Always check, it might be Matov.
Jan-13-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: Fischer coasted in the end. He scored 7.5 out of 8 in the first 8 rounds.
Oct-07-17  ughaibu: Playing games with an average length of 63 moves can't seriously be characterised as "coasting", regardless of the result.
Oct-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karne: Impressive tournament from Fischer, even though his opposition weren't always of the stellar sort.
Oct-11-18  Troller: Some comments by Fischer related through Larsen here: Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968
Oct-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Copying from Troller's post:

<They really did their best. In advance I had informed them that I was very strict on my demands for the lighting and ineed they procured some special lamps from Zagreb.

I was hard on the Yugoslavian players, 7-0!

In the last three rounds I didn't play very well; I do not know why. I don't think I was relaxing even though I was already certain to win the tournament. I wanted to win it by a large margin.

The last two players were very weak.

Ivkov does not play anywhere near as well as he used to. He played a completely horrible opening against me.>

I assume by <last two players> Fischer meant Jovanovic and Matov, who finished a combined +1-23=2. Fischer's last two opponents were Gheorghiu and Bertok.

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