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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 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Letelier vs M S Grunberg  ½-½411959SantiagoE91 King's Indian
2. R Flores Alvarez vs Ivkov  ½-½411959SantiagoA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
3. Ivkov vs C Jauregui  ½-½291959SantiagoE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
4. R Sanguineti vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½291959SantiagoD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
5. L A Sanchez vs Pilnik  ½-½501959SantiagoE91 King's Indian
6. Pilnik vs J de Souza Mendes  ½-½461959SantiagoB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. W Ader Hausman vs L A Sanchez  ½-½391959SantiagoC78 Ruy Lopez
8. C Jauregui vs R Sanguineti  ½-½231959SantiagoA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
9. J Salas Romo vs Pachman  ½-½431959SantiagoD94 Grunfeld
10. Letelier vs J Salas Romo  ½-½571959SantiagoD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. W Ader Hausman vs Ivkov ½-½361959SantiagoA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
12. Pilnik vs R Sanguineti  ½-½231959SantiagoC07 French, Tarrasch
13. Pilnik vs Pachman  ½-½361959SantiagoB83 Sicilian
14. L A Sanchez vs R Sanguineti  ½-½341959SantiagoA48 King's Indian
15. W Ader Hausman vs M S Grunberg  ½-½731959SantiagoC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
16. W Ader Hausman vs Letelier  ½-½351959SantiagoD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Fischer vs R Flores Alvarez ½-½621959SantiagoC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. Letelier vs L A Sanchez  ½-½581959SantiagoD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
19. Ivkov vs Pachman  ½-½131959SantiagoB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
20. W Ader Hausman vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½331959SantiagoC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. J de Souza Mendes vs Letelier  ½-½491959SantiagoC07 French, Tarrasch
22. R Flores Alvarez vs L A Sanchez  ½-½521959SantiagoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. M S Grunberg vs Pachman  ½-½391959SantiagoA21 English
24. J de Souza Mendes vs R Flores Alvarez  ½-½361959SantiagoD85 Grunfeld
25. R Sanguineti vs Letelier  ½-½211959SantiagoB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
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