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Hastings 1956/57 Tournament

Svetozar Gligoric6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Bent Larsen6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Fridrik Olafsson6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alberic O'Kelly de Galway6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Peter Clarke4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Laszlo Szabo4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Roman Toran Albero3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Derek Geoffrey Horseman3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Jonathan Penrose2.5/9(+0 -4 =5)[games]
Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Hastings 1956/57

The 32nd Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held at the end of the year 1956. Ten grandmasters and masters from England, and Western and Eastern Europe were invited to compete in the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included previous Hastings winners Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, Svetozar Gligoric, Fridrik Olafsson, Dr. Jonathan Penrose, and Laszlo Szabo. Additionally, 21 year old grandmaster Bent Larsen from Denmark made his Hastings debut, going on to share first place with Gligoric at the final. It was Gligoric's second Hastings title, and he finished here undefeated with +4.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 =1 Gligoric * 1 1 1 1 6 =1 Larsen * 0 1 1 1 1 1 6 =3 Olafsson 0 1 * 1 1 1 6 =3 O'Kelly 0 * 1 1 1 1 6 =5 Clarke 0 * 1 4 =5 Szabo 0 * 1 4 7 Toran Albero 0 0 0 * 1 3 8 Horseman 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 3 9 Penrose 0 0 0 0 * 2 10 Alexander 0 0 0 0 0 * 2

The previous annual tournament was Hastings (1955/56), and Hastings (1957/58) was the 33rd Christmas festival.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1956/57, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C H Alexander vs Gligoric ½-½401956Hastings 1956/57C47 Four Knights
2. F Olafsson vs J Penrose 1-0271956Hastings 1956/57E50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
3. O'Kelly vs P Clarke  1-0361956Hastings 1956/57A24 English, Bremen System with ...g6
4. R Toran Albero vs Larsen 0-1551956Hastings 1956/57A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
5. Szabo vs D Horseman  ½-½481956Hastings 1956/57A17 English
6. J Penrose vs C H Alexander  ½-½261956Hastings 1956/57C42 Petrov Defense
7. P Clarke vs R Toran Albero 1-0221956Hastings 1956/57B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. D Horseman vs Gligoric  0-1401956Hastings 1956/57C29 Vienna Gambit
9. Larsen vs F Olafsson  0-1411956Hastings 1956/57A30 English, Symmetrical
10. Szabo vs O'Kelly  ½-½251956Hastings 1956/57A30 English, Symmetrical
11. F Olafsson vs P Clarke  ½-½431956Hastings 1956/57D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
12. C H Alexander vs Larsen 0-1401956Hastings 1956/57B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Gligoric vs J Penrose  1-0411956Hastings 1956/57D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. R Toran Albero vs Szabo  ½-½201956Hastings 1956/57B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. O'Kelly vs D Horseman  1-0291956Hastings 1956/57E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
16. O'Kelly vs R Toran Albero  1-0421956Hastings 1956/57C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
17. D Horseman vs J Penrose 1-0571956Hastings 1956/57A26 English
18. P Clarke vs C H Alexander  ½-½301956Hastings 1956/57E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
19. Larsen vs Gligoric  ½-½221956Hastings 1956/57E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
20. Szabo vs F Olafsson  ½-½231956Hastings 1956/57C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. Gligoric vs P Clarke  ½-½411957Hastings 1956/57E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
22. R Toran Albero vs D Horseman  1-0591957Hastings 1956/57A21 English
23. F Olafsson vs O'Kelly  ½-½471957Hastings 1956/57A15 English
24. J Penrose vs Larsen 0-1211957Hastings 1956/57B10 Caro-Kann
25. C H Alexander vs Szabo  0-1541957Hastings 1956/57B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
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