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🏆 Skopje (1967) Chess Event Description
Following the rebuilding of the Macedonian capital Skopje, Yugoslavia organized the first in a series of international chess tournaments to be held in Skopje, as well as the two nearby villages of Krusevo and Ochrid, in 1967. The first "Turnir solidarnosti" featured a field of twelve Yugoslavian chess masters headed by grandmaster Milan Matulovic. Visiting participants included Peter Dely from Hungary, Luben Popov from Bulgaria, and Bela Soos from Romania. As was expected, the Soviet Union sent emissaries t ... [more]

Player: Enver Bukic

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Dely vs Bukic 0-1291967SkopjeB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. J Sofrevski vs Bukic  ½-½191967SkopjeA10 English
3. Bukic vs Janosevic  1-0351967SkopjeA56 Benoni Defense
4. K Danov vs Bukic 0-1301967SkopjeA10 English
5. Fischer vs Bukic 1-0541967SkopjeB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
6. Bukic vs Maric  ½-½181967SkopjeA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
7. Bukic vs B Ilievski  ½-½231967SkopjeD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Geller vs Bukic 1-0491967SkopjeB83 Sicilian
9. Bukic vs M Damjanovic 1-0201967SkopjeE17 Queen's Indian
10. Bukic vs Minic  ½-½161967SkopjeA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. V Panov vs Bukic  ½-½411967SkopjeA26 English
12. Bukic vs M Knezevic  ½-½231967SkopjeA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
13. L Popov vs Bukic  ½-½201967SkopjeE82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation
14. Matulovic vs Bukic  1-0601967SkopjeB44 Sicilian
15. Bukic vs R Nicevski  1-0671967SkopjeE91 King's Indian
16. Soos vs Bukic  ½-½241967SkopjeE81 King's Indian, Samisch
17. Bukic vs Kholmov  ½-½141967SkopjeE17 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  zydeco: The Yugoslav players actually put up a pretty good show against Fischer in this tournament -- they seemed to come up with all kinds of opening schemes to wrong-foot Fischer; and Fischer had to work hard for his points.

This tournament must have been a major disappointment for Kholmov. He was always a bit suspect with the Soviet chess bureaucrats for his heavy drinking. Then he beat Fischer at Havana 1965, and the aparatchiks seemed to come up with a role for Kholmov as a Fischer-killer -- sort of the way that, in baseball, a pitcher like Frank Lary could have a profitable sideline as a 'yankee-killer'. Unfortunately for Kholmov, chess doesn't really work that way, and, after this disaster, Kholmov vs Fischer, 1967, he probably lost much of his usefulness from the perspective of the Soviet sports federation. Not too many more international appearances for Kholmov after Skopje.

Jul-06-16  Resignation Trap: Interesting article about Fischer at Skopje:
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  WannaBe: <Resignation Trap>!!!!!

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