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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Mar del Plata Tournament

Jan Timman9.5/13(+8 -2 =3)[games]
Lajos Portisch8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Yasser Seirawan7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Anatoly Karpov7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Lev Polugaevsky7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Ulf Andersson7/13(+1 -0 =12)[games]
Bent Larsen6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Carlos Garcia Palermo6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Miguel Najdorf6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Fernando Braga5.5/13(+3 -5 =5)[games]
Oscar Panno5.5/13(+1 -3 =9)[games]
Miguel A Quinteros5/13(+2 -5 =6)[games]
Zenon Franco Ocampos5/13(+4 -7 =2)[games]
Sergio Carlos Giardelli4.5/13(+0 -4 =9)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Mar del Plata (1982)

Also known as the IV Torneo Magistral Internacional de Ajedrez Clarín, this was the fourth tournament organized and sponsored by the newspaper Clarín. The opening ceremony took place roughly half an hour before Round 1 started. On behalf of Clarín, the Sports Minister Juan De Biase spoke, praising the presence of each of the players, especially World Champion Anatoly Karpov. The tournament director Carlos Enrique Guimard invited the players to take their seats, one by one, and the first to be mentioned was Karpov, whom the public offered enthusiastic applause. Once the players were seated, mayor Luis Nuncio Fabrizio spoke for the General Pueyrredón* municipality, thanking and praising the efforts of Clarín. Guimard explained to the public the significance of the first move, and at 1 pm, mayor Fabrizio performed Karpov's move 1.e4.

Five of the world top ten players participated. In addition to Karpov (#1) and Polugaevsky (#10) from Soviet Union, they were Portisch (#4) from Hungary, Timman (#5) from Holland, and Andersson (#9) from Sweden. The Dane Bent Larsen (#16) had won the second (1979) and third (1980) Clarin tournaments, but his overall career was on the decline, whereas the young US champion Seirawan (#29) was on the rise. Andersson had won the first Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978), and was again undefeated (1 win 12 draws).

The 30-year-old clear winner Timman was also on the rise, and made one of his best tournaments. The 71-year-old Argentine legend Najdorf once again proved hard to beat. Panno wrote detailed reports in Clarín. Braga and Garcia made GM norms, and the pan-American champion Franco from Paraguay made an IM norm.

Hotel Hermitage (Salón Versailles), Mar del Plata, Argentina, 8-26 February 1982

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 GM Timman * 1 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 9½ 2 GM Portisch 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 8 =3 GM Seirawan 1 0 * ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 7½ =3 GM Karpov 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 7½ =3 GM Polugaevsky ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 7½ 6 GM Andersson ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 7 7 GM Larsen 1 1 1 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 6½ =8 IM Garcia Palermo 0 ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 6 =8 GM Najdorf 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 =10 Braga ½ 0 1 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ 1 0 ½ 5½ =10 GM Panno 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 5½ =12 GM Quinteros 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 5 =12 Franco 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 1 1 * 1 5 14 Giardelli 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * 4½

Tournament Director: Carlos Guimard, assisted by Emilio Guindon and Mariano Varga. Appeals Committee: Karpov, Larsen and Panno, with Andersson and Portisch as substitutes. Spokesman for the tournament (to the press, radio and TV): Jorge Alberto Rubinetti.

Tournament book: Clarín Ajedrez IV Magistral Internacional (General Pueyrredon, 42 pp. Consists of copies from Clarín (about 45 pieces written by the players, plus other reports), with an added table). Timman wrote a piece for Schaakbulletin 172.

*Wikipedia article: General Pueyrred%C3%B3n Partido.

Original collection: Game Collection: Mar del Plata 1982 by User: Tabanus.

 page 2 of 4; games 26-50 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Najdorf vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0391982Mar del PlataE15 Queen's Indian
27. F Braga vs Portisch 0-1351982Mar del PlataB22 Sicilian, Alapin
28. Timman vs Panno 1-0411982Mar del PlataD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
29. C Garcia Palermo vs Larsen  1-0361982Mar del PlataA46 Queen's Pawn Game
30. Quinteros vs Polugaevsky  ½-½661982Mar del PlataA30 English, Symmetrical
31. Panno vs Najdorf  ½-½191982Mar del PlataD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
32. Karpov vs Timman 0-1511982Mar del PlataB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
33. Portisch vs Seirawan 1-0381982Mar del PlataA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
34. S Giardelli vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½141982Mar del PlataA15 English
35. Z Franco Ocampos vs F Braga  1-0281982Mar del PlataD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
36. Najdorf vs F Braga  1-0401982Mar del PlataA09 Reti Opening
37. Polugaevsky vs Portisch 0-1411982Mar del PlataA30 English, Symmetrical
38. Panno vs Karpov  ½-½421982Mar del PlataA14 English
39. Seirawan vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0321982Mar del PlataA35 English, Symmetrical
40. Timman vs S Giardelli 1-0291982Mar del PlataB40 Sicilian
41. Ulf Andersson vs C Garcia Palermo 1-0561982Mar del PlataD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
42. Larsen vs Quinteros 0-1491982Mar del PlataA30 English, Symmetrical
43. Quinteros vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½201982Mar del PlataA17 English
44. Z Franco Ocampos vs Polugaevsky  0-1571982Mar del PlataA21 English
45. C Garcia Palermo vs Timman 0-1201982Mar del PlataE12 Queen's Indian
46. F Braga vs Seirawan  1-0421982Mar del PlataB12 Caro-Kann Defense
47. Portisch vs Larsen 0-1611982Mar del PlataE65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
48. S Giardelli vs Panno  ½-½371982Mar del PlataA07 King's Indian Attack
49. Karpov vs Najdorf 1-0531982Mar del PlataE12 Queen's Indian
50. Panno vs C Garcia Palermo  1-0411982Mar del PlataD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-06-15  Everett: Rough tournament for champion-years Karpov.
Jan-02-17  ozmikey: <Everett> I recall seeing Larsen say in an interview once that "Karpov just couldn't play in Argentina." Something to do with him going through his separation from his first wife during a tournament in Argentina (might well have been this one, actually).
Jan-02-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Karpov had another poor tournament in 1980 which Larsen won, Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1980)
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