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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 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs L A Sanchez 1-0531959SantiagoC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Pilnik vs W Ader Hausman 1-0331959SantiagoB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. C Jauregui vs J de Souza Mendes 1-0181959SantiagoA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
4. M S Grunberg vs J Salas Romo  1-0451959SantiagoA91 Dutch Defense
5. Pachman vs Letelier  1-0431959SantiagoB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. R Flores Alvarez vs M S Grunberg  1-0671959SantiagoC94 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense
7. R Sanguineti vs Fischer 1-0551959SantiagoE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. Ivkov vs Pilnik 1-0461959SantiagoD85 Grunfeld
9. M S Grunberg vs C Jauregui  1-0411959SantiagoA13 English
10. Pachman vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0361959SantiagoE97 King's Indian
11. L A Sanchez vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0451959SantiagoA68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
12. R Flores Alvarez vs Letelier  1-0661959SantiagoC78 Ruy Lopez
13. Fischer vs M S Grunberg 1-0351959SantiagoC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
14. Pachman vs Fischer 1-0401959SantiagoE10 Queen's Pawn Game
15. R Sanguineti vs W Ader Hausman  1-0351959SantiagoD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
16. J Salas Romo vs R Flores Alvarez 1-0361959SantiagoE81 King's Indian, Samisch
17. Ivkov vs L A Sanchez  1-0411959SantiagoE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. C Jauregui vs J Salas Romo  1-0881959SantiagoA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
19. Fischer vs Letelier 1-0391959SantiagoC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
20. R Sanguineti vs J de Souza Mendes  1-0431959SantiagoA15 English
21. R Flores Alvarez vs C Jauregui  1-0301959SantiagoB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. Pachman vs W Ader Hausman 1-0391959SantiagoE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
23. Ivkov vs R Sanguineti  1-0351959SantiagoC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
24. Pilnik vs J Salas Romo  1-0581959SantiagoC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. J de Souza Mendes vs M S Grunberg  1-0531959SantiagoE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
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