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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 4 of 4; games 76-91 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
76. Portisch vs Karpov  ½-½151982Mar del PlataE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
77. Polugaevsky vs Larsen  ½-½471982Mar del PlataA55 Old Indian, Main line
78. Ulf Andersson vs Polugaevsky  ½-½141982Mar del PlataA30 English, Symmetrical
79. Najdorf vs Larsen  0-1931982Mar del PlataE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
80. Timman vs Seirawan 0-1701982Mar del PlataB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
81. S Giardelli vs Portisch  ½-½261982Mar del PlataA30 English, Symmetrical
82. Karpov vs Z Franco Ocampos 1-0441982Mar del PlataB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
83. C Garcia Palermo vs Quinteros  ½-½501982Mar del PlataA43 Old Benoni
84. Panno vs F Braga  ½-½151982Mar del PlataD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
85. F Braga vs Karpov 0-1651982Mar del PlataB22 Sicilian, Alapin
86. Portisch vs C Garcia Palermo  ½-½281982Mar del PlataD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
87. Larsen vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½761982Mar del PlataA17 English
88. Quinteros vs Najdorf  ½-½261982Mar del PlataD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
89. Polugaevsky vs Timman  ½-½141982Mar del PlataE17 Queen's Indian
90. Z Franco Ocampos vs S Giardelli  1-0411982Mar del PlataE12 Queen's Indian
91. Seirawan vs Panno  ½-½491982Mar del PlataD94 Grunfeld
 page 4 of 4; games 76-91 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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