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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Buenos Aires Tournament

Viktor Korchnoi13/19(+9 -2 =8)[games]
Samuel Reshevsky13/19(+8 -1 =10)[games]
Laszlo Szabo12/19(+7 -2 =10)[games]
Larry Melvyn Evans11/19(+6 -3 =10)[games]
Carlos Enrique Guimard11/19(+9 -6 =4)[games]
Hector Decio Rossetto11/19(+8 -5 =6)[games]
Mark Taimanov11/19(+6 -3 =10)[games]
Fridrik Olafsson10.5/19(+5 -3 =11)[games]
Wolfgang Unzicker10.5/19(+4 -2 =13)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric10/19(+5 -4 =10)[games]
Pal Benko9/19(+6 -7 =6)[games]
Wolfgang Uhlmann9/19(+6 -7 =6)[games]
Robert James Fischer8.5/19(+3 -5 =11)[games]
Ludek Pachman8.5/19(+4 -6 =9)[games]
Bernardo Wexler8.5/19(+5 -7 =7)[games]
Borislav Ivkov8.5/19(+1 -3 =15)[games]
Erich Eliskases8/19(+2 -5 =12)[games]
Osvaldo Manuel Bazan6/19(+4 -11 =4)[games]
Alberto Foguelman5.5/19(+3 -11 =5)[games]
Robert Wade5.5/19(+3 -11 =5)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Buenos Aires (1960)

This tournament to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the May Revolution took place in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Medicine. (1) The best of East and West shared first place, while Argentinian masters Guimard and Rossetto gained the GM title. (2)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts =1 Korchnoi * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 13 =1 Reshevsky ½ * ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 13 3 Szabó ½ ½ * 1 0 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 12 =4 Evans ½ 1 0 * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 11 =4 Guimard 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 11 =4 Rossetto 1 0 0 0 1 * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 11 =4 Taimanov ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 11 =8 Olafsson 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 10½ =8 Unzicker ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 10½ 10 Gligoric 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 10 =11 Benkö 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 9 =11 Uhlmann ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 9 =13 Fischer ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 8½ =13 Pachman 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 8½ =13 Wexler 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 0 * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 8½ =13 Ivkov 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 8½ 17 Eliskases ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * 1 0 ½ 8 18 Bazán 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 * 0 1 6 =19 Foguelman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 * 0 5½ =19 Wade 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 5½

(1) http://www.fmed.uba.ar/aulamagna/au...
(2) Alex Crisovan and Walter Kühnle (eds), Tournament Bulletin (Schweizer Schachdienst, Zürich 1960), p. 2.

Original collection: Game Collection: Buenos Aires 1960, by User: sneaky pete.

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 190  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs Foguelman ½-½581960Buenos AiresB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. Uhlmann vs Guimard  0-1601960Buenos AiresA94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3
3. B Wexler vs O Bazan  ½-½201960Buenos AiresA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
4. Ivkov vs Benko  ½-½151960Buenos AiresA37 English, Symmetrical
5. E Eliskases vs Wade  ½-½371960Buenos AiresA04 Reti Opening
6. Szabo vs H Rossetto  1-0411960Buenos AiresB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. Unzicker vs F Olafsson  ½-½131960Buenos AiresB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
8. Taimanov vs Korchnoi ½-½441960Buenos AiresE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
9. Pachman vs Gligoric 0-1331960Buenos AiresE89 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Main line
10. Reshevsky vs Larry Evans 0-1381960Buenos AiresA36 English
11. Larry Evans vs Unzicker  ½-½321960Buenos AiresE46 Nimzo-Indian
12. Foguelman vs Ivkov  ½-½191960Buenos AiresB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. H Rossetto vs F Olafsson  0-1561960Buenos AiresB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. O Bazan vs Uhlmann  1-0411960Buenos AiresC16 French, Winawer
15. Szabo vs Fischer ½-½241960Buenos AiresA16 English
16. Benko vs E Eliskases 1-0831960Buenos AiresE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
17. Guimard vs Taimanov  1-0301960Buenos AiresA48 King's Indian
18. Gligoric vs B Wexler  1-0301960Buenos AiresD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. Wade vs Pachman  0-1601960Buenos AiresB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. Korchnoi vs Reshevsky ½-½511960Buenos AiresE60 King's Indian Defense
21. Pachman vs Benko  1-0411960Buenos AiresE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
22. Ivkov vs Szabo  ½-½311960Buenos AiresD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Reshevsky vs Guimard 1-0691960Buenos AiresA92 Dutch
24. Unzicker vs Korchnoi  ½-½471960Buenos AiresB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. Taimanov vs O Bazan 1-0281960Buenos AiresD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: tournament toppings :)

<Samuel Reshevsky was quoted by Mark Taimanov, "I would settle for 19th if Fischer placed 20th.">

Dec-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Korchnoi ended up first (shared) and Wade last (also shared), but the victory of the latter over the former has made it to every single chess lesson on king & pawn endings ever since:

Wade vs Korchnoi, 1960

Jul-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: This tournament could have functioned as a Western (non-Soviet) championship. All the stars played, apart from Larsen (anybody know if he wasn't invited or chose not to play?), who in any case hadn't really come into his own at this point. A major disappointment for Fischer, Gligoric, and Olafsson, who would have been the pre-tournament favorites. Oddly, Argentine chess is badly underrepresented. I'm guessing that the tournament committee simply nominated the top six finishers of the Argentine championship, but the result was that the tournament was played without Najdorf, Panno, Pilnik, Sanguinetti.
Jul-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <zydeco> Larsen was fairly active in 1960, so the organisers likely looked elsewhere.

Not sure why Korchnoi would not have been a favourite, coming off his first win of the Soviet title, though.

Jul-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zydeco: I meant among the non-Soviets. Tournaments from this period all seem to have two storylines; there's the tournament itself, with a certain number of Western stars, and then there's the Soviet delegation (usually two grandmasters) under tremendous pressure to win the tournament.....and if they don't win, it's a disgrace for them.
Mar-23-15  Pirandus: Argentina without Najdorf? Intolerable decision.
Jul-26-15  Pirandus: who is eliskases?
Jul-26-15  Nosnibor: Bent Larsen in his book "Larsen`s Selected Games 1948-1969" states in his game with Eliskases that until 1939 he was the Austrian candidate for the World Championship !
Nov-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://www.fmed.uba.ar/aulamagna/au... link is broken.
Mar-29-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Pirandus: who is eliskases?>

By 1960, he had lost a step, but in the mid-late 1930s he was a strong grandmaster.

May-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: The worst tournament of Fischer's career. The story is that Evans bought the services of a local señorita, who introduced young Fischer to the pleasures of the flesh. Fischer apparently had a good time in bed, but a miserable time on the chessboard. As I recall, this is related in Silman's tome on Benko. Fischer later reportedly said that chess is better than sex. Fun fact: the anagram of "chess" is "sechs" (which is also the German word for six).

Oddly, that is not the only story involving Fischer, Benko, and sex. According to Silman's aforementioned magnum opus on Benko, Benko thought it was unfair of Fischer to put Fischer vs Benko, 1963 in My 60 Memorable Games, since Benko played it in a sexually frustrated and sleep-deprived state, having spent the previous night with a woman who repeatedly rebuffed his advances.

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