Bobby Fischer won the "Tournament of Peace" by a full two points over his nearest competitors, which included 10 other Grandmasters in a field of 18 players. The tournament was held in two different cities in Yugoslavia; Rovinj from April 12th to April 26th, and Zagreb from April 27th to May 8th.
Fischer jumped quickly into the lead, winning 6.5/7 points to claim first place. In the eighth round, Fischer was defeated in 30 moves by a little known Yugoslav by the name of Vlado Kovacevic (Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970). This was Fischer's first loss since losing to Efim Geller in Skopje (1967). He defeated Gligoric in the next round and had a point and a half lead over the field through nine rounds. His final three rounds were tough draws against Browne (who should have won), Korchnoi and Petrosian.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Fischer * = 1 = = = 1 = 1 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 13.0
2 Hort = * = = = = = 1 = 1 = 1 = = = = 1 1 11.0
3 Gligoric 0 = * 1 = 1 = = = = = = 1 = = 1 1 1 11.0
4 Smyslov = = 0 * = = = 1 = = 1 1 = 1 = 1 = 1 11.0
5 Korchnoi = = = = * = 0 1 0 1 = 1 = 1 1 = 1 1 11.0
6 Petrosian = = 0 = = * = = = 1 = 1 = = 1 = 1 1 10.5
7 Minic 0 = = = 1 = * = = = 1 = = = = 0 = 1 9.0
8 Ivkov = 0 = 0 0 = = * = = = 1 = = 1 = 1 1 9.0
9 Bertok 0 = = = 1 = = = * 0 = = = = = = = 1 8.5
10 Kovacevic 1 0 = = 0 0 = = 1 * 1 0 = = = = 1 = 8.5
11 Uhlmann 0 = = 0 = = 0 = = 0 * 1 1 1 = 1 1 0 8.5
12 Browne = 0 = 0 0 0 = 0 = 1 0 * = = = 1 1 1 7.5
13 Ghitescu 0 = 0 = = = = = = = 0 = * = = = 0 = 6.5
14 Kurajica 0 = = 0 0 = = = = = 0 = = * = = = = 6.5
15 Parma 0 = = = 0 0 = 0 = = = = = = * = = = 6.5
16 Marovic 0 = 0 0 = = 1 = = = 0 0 = = = * 0 = 6.0
17 Udovcic 0 0 0 = 0 0 = 0 = 0 0 0 1 = = 1 * 1 5.5
18 Nicevski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 1 0 = = = = 0 * 3.5
The tournament followed the USSR vs. Rest of the World (1970) match in Belgrade and the Unofficial Speed Chess Championship in Herceg Novi (which was also won by Fischer). Several players that played in both of these tournaments made the trip to play in Rovinj/Zagreb: Fischer, Hort, Ivkov, Korchnoi, Petrosian, Smyslov and Uhlmann. Svetozar Gligoric also made the trip from Belgrade to Rovinj/Zagreb, but did not enter the blitz tournament.
Compiled by User: TheFocus.
| page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153
|1. Hort vs Uhlmann
|| ||½-½||17||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||C15 French, Winawer|
|2. Ghitescu vs Udovcic
|| ||0-1||41||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|3. Browne vs D Marovic
|| ||1-0||38||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||B03 Alekhine's Defense|
|4. Kurajica vs V Kovacevic
|| ||½-½||41||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||B15 Caro-Kann|
|5. Petrosian vs R Nicevski
|| ||1-0||38||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||E91 King's Indian|
|6. Ivkov vs M Bertok
|| ||½-½||34||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|7. Minic vs Korchnoi
|| ||1-0||56||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||C04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line|
|8. Parma vs Fischer
||0-1||57||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|9. Smyslov vs Gligoric
|| ||0-1||43||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||E61 King's Indian|
|10. D Marovic vs Petrosian
|| ||½-½||17||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|11. Udovcic vs Smyslov
|| ||½-½||25||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|12. Gligoric vs Kurajica
|| ||½-½||58||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. Uhlmann vs Browne
|| ||1-0||48||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||A04 Reti Opening|
|14. Parma vs Minic
|| ||½-½||17||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|15. Fischer vs R Nicevski
||1-0||34||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|16. V Kovacevic vs Hort
|| ||0-1||44||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1|
|17. M Bertok vs Ghitescu
|| ||½-½||16||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|18. Korchnoi vs Ivkov
||1-0||48||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|19. Ivkov vs Parma
|| ||1-0||58||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||A33 English, Symmetrical|
|20. Ghitescu vs Korchnoi
|| ||½-½||32||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|21. Petrosian vs Uhlmann
|| ||½-½||12||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
|22. R Nicevski vs D Marovic
|| ||½-½||47||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||C18 French, Winawer|
|23. Hort vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||49||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense|
|24. Minic vs Fischer
||0-1||34||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line|
|25. Smyslov vs M Bertok
|| ||½-½||53||1970||Rovinj/Zagreb||A30 English, Symmetrical|
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|May-11-15|| ||zanzibar: Is Smyslov's result correct in the xtab? Something seems off...|
|May-11-15|| ||Retireborn: His wins against Kurajica, Marovic, and Nicevski (correctly shown as 0 for those players) are = in his own row. No idea how that could happen!|
|May-11-15|| ||zanzibar: Well <RB>, one should keep in mind that the <CG> xtabs are put in by hand, and aren't necessarily directly output from SCID or CB (or even necessarily cut-and-pasted from same).|
I just happened to catch this one since Gligoric had the same score, and just one loss as well. So I knew Smyslov should have the same #wins, but didn't (yesterday, today it looks like somebody corrected it).
Checking xtabs is difficult enough as it is, if the player order is the same. Given the arbitrary tie-break ordering cross-checking xtabs is next to impossible.
There is virtually no chance of systematically checking <CG>'s published xtabs as it stands today.
I've asked about having a standard, alphabetical ordering, for such a purpose before. It's unlikely to happen. First, <CG> doesn't use the <last, first> name convention like everybody else does. Second, it essentially requires publishing two versions of the xtab - one sorted by name, the other by standing.
Of course, SCID (and maybe ChessBase(CB)) can easily do this dynamically - provided you use stub games to get the correct results into the xtab when the actual games are lacking.
I mention all this, because I'm contractually obligated to argue for stub games, until the cows come home or the apocalypse, whichever comes first.
|May-11-15|| ||Retireborn: <z> Looking at the Chessbase 12 xtab for Rovinj/Zagreb, there is indeed a drop down menu enabling one to sort the table either by result or by (alphabetical) name order - never noticed that before.|
I see what you mean about the latter enhancing cross-checking.
|Sep-30-16|| ||ewan14: Bobby may not have beaten any of the Soviets but they were hard fought draws|
|Feb-26-18|| ||Granny O Doul: Well, "How to Beat the Russians in Chess" had not yet been published.|
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