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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Santiago Tournament

Borislav Ivkov9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Ludek Pachman9/12(+7 -1 =4)[games]
Herman Pilnik8/12(+6 -2 =4)[games]
Luis Augusto Sanchez7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Raul Sanguineti7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Robert James Fischer7.5/12(+7 -4 =1)[games]
Rodrigo Flores Alvarez6/12(+3 -3 =6)[games]
Carlos Jauregui6/12(+5 -5 =2)[games]
Rene Letelier Martner4/12(+1 -5 =6)[games]
Julio Salas Romo4/12(+3 -7 =2)[games]
Moises Stekel Grunberg3.5/12(+2 -7 =3)[games]
Walter Ader Hausman3.5/12(+1 -6 =5)[games]
Joao de Souza Mendes Jr.2.5/12(+1 -8 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Santiago (1959)

The second Torneo de Arturo Alesandri Palma was held from April 20th to May 6th, 1959 in Santiago, Chile. Thirteen grandmasters and masters from Europe and the Americas competed in the round robin event. The participants from Europe included Borislav Ivkov from Yugoslavia and Ludek Pachman from Czechoslovakia. The participants from the Americas included sixteen year old Bobby Fischer from the United States, Joćo de Souza-Mendes from Brazil, Luis Augusto Sanchez from Venezuela, Herman Pilnik and Raul Sanguineti from Argentina, and Walter Ader Hausman, Rodrigo Flores-Alvarez, Carlos Jauregui, Rene Letelier Martner, Julio Salas Romo, and Moises Stekel Grunberg from Chile. The tournament was an important one for Fischer as he was still just beginning to compete in international events. Though he scored as many wins as the two first place finishers, Ivkov and Pachman at seven wins each, he suffered four losses while only drawing one game to finish +4 at the final to tie for 4th-6th place.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 =1 Ivkov * ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 9 =1 Pachman ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 9 3 Pilnik 0 ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 8 =4 Sanchez 0 1 ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7½ =4 Sanguineti 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7½ =4 Fischer 0 0 1 1 0 * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 7½ =7 Flores-Alvarez ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 0 1 ½ ½ 6 =7 Jauregui ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 6 =9 Letelier Martner 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 4 =9 Salas Romo 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ * 0 1 1 4 =11 Stekel Grunberg 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 * ½ 0 3½ =11 Ader Hausman ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 3½ 13 Souza-Mendes 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 * 2½

A trio of interesting stories occurs in Pachman vs Fischer, 1959 (Round 6), L A Sanchez vs Pachman, 1959 (Round 9) (uncorking Fischer's idea of f4 on the 10th move before Pachman could get any deeper into his own idea) and C Jauregui vs Fischer, 1959 (Round 10) (all were white wins). Fischer and Pachman were sparring with each others' opening preparation for the tournament. The amicable pair had toured just a couple of weeks previously, after the Mar del Plata (1959) tournament wrapped up to enjoy a short vacation.

Original collection: Game Collection: Santiago 1959, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 4 of 4; games 76-78 of 78  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
76. M S Grunberg vs Pachman  ½-½391959SantiagoA21 English
77. W Ader Hausman vs Fischer 0-1361959SantiagoB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
78. R Sanguineti vs Letelier  ½-½211959SantiagoB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
 page 4 of 4; games 76-78 of 78  PGN Download
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