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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 3 of 4; games 51-75 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. Karpov vs S Giardelli ½-½541982Mar del PlataB42 Sicilian, Kan
52. Ulf Andersson vs Portisch  ½-½401982Mar del PlataA30 English, Symmetrical
53. Larsen vs Z Franco Ocampos  ½-½601982Mar del PlataA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
54. Timman vs Quinteros 1-0251982Mar del PlataB27 Sicilian
55. Najdorf vs Seirawan  ½-½191982Mar del PlataE15 Queen's Indian
56. Polugaevsky vs F Braga  1-0371982Mar del PlataE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
57. C Garcia Palermo vs Karpov 1-0571982Mar del PlataE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
58. F Braga vs Larsen 1-0281982Mar del PlataB22 Sicilian, Alapin
59. Quinteros vs Panno  ½-½301982Mar del PlataA22 English
60. Z Franco Ocampos vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½171982Mar del PlataE12 Queen's Indian
61. Portisch vs Timman 0-1351982Mar del PlataE41 Nimzo-Indian
62. S Giardelli vs Najdorf  ½-½161982Mar del PlataA15 English
63. Seirawan vs Polugaevsky 1-0441982Mar del PlataA30 English, Symmetrical
64. S Giardelli vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½151982Mar del PlataA14 English
65. Ulf Andersson vs F Braga  ½-½331982Mar del PlataE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
66. Timman vs Z Franco Ocampos 1-0341982Mar del PlataE15 Queen's Indian
67. Larsen vs Seirawan 1-0311982Mar del PlataC07 French, Tarrasch
68. Panno vs Portisch ½-½891982Mar del PlataA30 English, Symmetrical
69. Najdorf vs Polugaevsky  ½-½321982Mar del PlataA13 English
70. Karpov vs Quinteros  ½-½471982Mar del PlataB20 Sicilian
71. Z Franco Ocampos vs Panno  1-0581982Mar del PlataE12 Queen's Indian
72. F Braga vs Timman ½-½311982Mar del PlataB12 Caro-Kann Defense
73. Seirawan vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½421982Mar del PlataA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
74. C Garcia Palermo vs Najdorf ½-½411982Mar del PlataD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
75. Quinteros vs S Giardelli  1-0341982Mar del PlataB41 Sicilian, Kan
 page 3 of 4; games 51-75 of 91  PGN Download
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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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