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Havana Tournament

Samuel Reshevsky16.5/20(+14 -1 =5)[games]
Miguel Najdorf15.5/19(+12 -0 =7)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric14/19(+9 -0 =10)[games]
Larry Evans14/20(+11 -3 =6)[games]
Erich Eliskases14/20(+9 -1 =10)[games]
Nicolas Rossolimo12.5/20(+9 -4 =7)[games]
Juan Gonzalez de Vega11.5/20(+7 -4 =9)[games]
Israel Albert Horowitz10.5/20(+5 -4 =11)[games]
Roman Toran Albero10.5/20(+4 -3 =13)[games]
Arturo Pomar Salamanca10.5/20(+6 -5 =9)[games]
Lodewijk Prins10/20(+7 -7 =6)[games]
Carlos Guimard9.5/20(+6 -7 =7)[games]
Eleazar Jimenez Zerquera9/20(+4 -6 =10)[games]
Edward Lasker8.5/20(+6 -9 =5)[games]
Eldis Cobo Arteaga8.5/19(+3 -5 =11)[games]
Herman Steiner7.5/19(+4 -8 =7)[games]
Roberto Quesada Sr6/15(+3 -6 =6)[games]
Ricardo Romero5.5/19(+1 -9 =9)[games]
Francisco Planas Garcia5/20(+3 -13 =4)[games]
Miguel Aleman Dovo3.5/20(+1 -14 =5)[games]
Rogelio Ortega2.5/20(+0 -15 =5)[games] Chess Event Description
Havana (1952)

Jose Joaquin Araiza Munoz and Manuel Soto Larrea withdrew early from this tournament. Their games can be found here: Havana+ (1952). Roberto Quesada Sr died during the tournament.

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 205  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Najdorf vs I A Horowitz  ½-½381952HavanaD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Gligoric vs Eliskases  ½-½681952HavanaE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
3. Evans vs Reshevsky 0-1511952HavanaB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
4. R Toran Albero vs J Gonzalez de Vega  ½-½251952HavanaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
5. E Cobo Arteaga vs E Jimenez Zerquera  ½-½421952HavanaC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
6. A Pomar Salamanca vs F Planas Garcia  ½-½331952HavanaC07 French, Tarrasch
7. L Prins vs M Aleman Dovo  ½-½631952HavanaA02 Bird's Opening
8. R Quesada Sr vs R Ortega  1-0381952HavanaC55 Two Knights Defense
9. R Romero vs C Guimard  0-1321952HavanaC41 Philidor Defense
10. H Steiner vs Rossolimo  0-1561952HavanaE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. Eliskases vs R Toran Albero  ½-½341952HavanaB10 Caro-Kann
12. C Guimard vs Najdorf  0-1321952HavanaE60 King's Indian Defense
13. M Aleman Dovo vs Gligoric  0-1311952HavanaB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
14. J Gonzalez de Vega vs A Pomar Salamanca  0-1491952HavanaA04 Reti Opening
15. I A Horowitz vs R Quesada Sr  1-0271952HavanaD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
16. E Jimenez Zerquera vs R Romero 1-0571952HavanaE01 Catalan, Closed
17. Ed. Lasker vs Evans  0-11011952HavanaA25 English
18. F Planas Garcia vs H Steiner  0-1331952HavanaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Reshevsky vs L Prins 1-0391952HavanaD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
20. Rossolimo vs E Cobo Arteaga  1-0281952HavanaA14 English
21. Najdorf vs E Jimenez Zerquera  1-0371952HavanaE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Gligoric vs Reshevsky  ½-½221952HavanaD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
23. R Toran Albero vs M Aleman Dovo  1-0641952HavanaE17 Queen's Indian
24. E Cobo Arteaga vs F Planas Garcia  ½-½361952HavanaC10 French
25. A Pomar Salamanca vs Eliskases  0-1521952HavanaB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  keypusher: Nice lineup, and a terrific result for Reshevsky. Anyone know if there's a tournament book?
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  perfidious: <keypusher>, never heard of one, though from Evans' writings I recall the fanciful tale of the, shall we say, early departure of Quesada from this event.

The account given by Evans is cited in the kibitzing at R Quesada Sr vs Prins, 1952.

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