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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hastings 1960/61 Tournament

Svetozar Gligoric7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Igor Bondarevsky6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Laszlo Szabo5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Kenneth William Lloyd5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Peter Hugh Clarke4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
John Eric Littlewood4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Leonard William Barden4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Bogdan Sliwa4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Arnold Yorwarth Green2.5/9(+1 -5 =3)[games]
Bernard Cafferty2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings 1960/61

The 36th Hastings Congress featured these players:

Leonard William Barden Igor Bondarevsky Bernard Cafferty Peter Clarke Svetozar Gligoric Arnold Yorwarth Green John Littlewood Kenneth W Lloyd Bogdan Sliwa Laszlo Szabo.

The turning point came in round five. The three GMs (Gligoric, Bondarevsky and Szabo) were tied for first with 3 points, while IM Sliwa was just behind with 2.5. The round saw Bondarevsky drawn by tail-ender Cafferty and Szabo suffer defeat at the hands of Clarke, while Gligoric started a little three-game winning streak at the expense of Sliwa. Soon Gligoric had a full point lead, which he maintained until the end.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Gligoric X = = = = 1 1 1 1 1 7.0 2 Bondarevsky = X = 1 = = 1 1 = = 6.0 3 Szabo = = X 0 0 = 1 1 1 = 5.0 4 Lloyd = 0 1 X = = = = 1 = 5.0 5 Clarke = = 1 = X = 0 = = = 4.5 6 Littlewood 0 = = = = X = 0 1 1 4.5 7 Barden 0 0 0 = 1 = X 1 = 1 4.5 8 Sliwa 0 0 0 = = 1 0 X 1 1 4.0 9 Green 0 = 0 0 = 0 = 0 X 1 2.5 10 Cafferty 0 = = = = 0 0 0 0 X 2.0

Progressive scores:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Gligoric 0.5 1.5 2.5 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 6.5 7.0 2 Bondarevsky 0.5 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 5.0 5.5 6.0 3 Szabo 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 4.5 5.0 5.0 4 Lloyd 0.5 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 5.0 5 Clarke 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 6 Littlewood 0.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 7 Barden 0.5 0.5 1.5 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.5 8 Sliwa 0.0 0.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 9 Green 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 10 Cafferty 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.0

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1960/61, by User: Phony Benoni.

Previous: Hastings (1959/60). Next: Hastings (1961/62)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Barden vs J E Littlewood  ½-½601960Hastings 1960/61A57 Benko Gambit
2. B Cafferty vs A Y Green  0-1391960Hastings 1960/61A00 Uncommon Opening
3. P H Clarke vs K W Lloyd  ½-½201960Hastings 1960/61E91 King's Indian
4. Bondarevsky vs Gligoric ½-½251960Hastings 1960/61C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
5. Szabo vs Sliwa  1-0401960Hastings 1960/61D42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
6. P H Clarke vs Bondarevsky ½-½501960Hastings 1960/61A15 English
7. J E Littlewood vs B Cafferty  1-0351960Hastings 1960/61B20 Sicilian
8. A Y Green vs Szabo  0-1411960Hastings 1960/61E92 King's Indian
9. Gligoric vs L Barden 1-0361960Hastings 1960/61B89 Sicilian
10. K W Lloyd vs Sliwa  ½-½451960Hastings 1960/61A14 English
11. Sliwa vs A Y Green  1-0571960Hastings 1960/61D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Bondarevsky vs K W Lloyd 1-0461960Hastings 1960/61A48 King's Indian
13. L Barden vs P H Clarke  1-0691960Hastings 1960/61B42 Sicilian, Kan
14. B Cafferty vs Gligoric 0-1331960Hastings 1960/61C56 Two Knights
15. Szabo vs J E Littlewood  ½-½471960Hastings 1960/61A05 Reti Opening
16. J E Littlewood vs Sliwa  0-1561960Hastings 1960/61C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
17. K W Lloyd vs A Y Green  1-0411960Hastings 1960/61A14 English
18. P H Clarke vs B Cafferty  ½-½191960Hastings 1960/61A15 English
19. Bondarevsky vs L Barden 1-0361960Hastings 1960/61E71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
20. Gligoric vs Szabo  ½-½171960Hastings 1960/61B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
21. A Y Green vs J E Littlewood  0-1391961Hastings 1960/61E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
22. B Cafferty vs Bondarevsky ½-½571961Hastings 1960/61A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
23. Szabo vs P H Clarke 0-1341961Hastings 1960/61B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
24. L Barden vs K W Lloyd  ½-½241961Hastings 1960/61A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
25. Sliwa vs Gligoric  0-1441961Hastings 1960/61A10 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-16-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Excellent performance by Lloyd to finish top British player, equal with Szabo and ahead of Sliwa in what appears to be his only appearance in an international tournament.
Jun-09-21  Nosnibor: How did A. Y. Green qualify to play in this event ?
Jun-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Nosnibor>, even Green's biography at https://mannchess.org.uk/People/Gre... does not elucidate how Green managed to earn the right to participate, though noting he had played in numerous British championships throughout the 1950s and won a Hastings Reserve section in 1956.
Jun-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: How did B. Cafferty qualify to play in this event?
Jun-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  roberts partner: Cafferty qualified by winning the top Premier Reserves section the previous year. As far as I recall, Green was a late substitute. Smyslov had been announced to play, but dropped out probably trhough illness.
Jun-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: How did L. W. Barden qualify to play in this event?
Jun-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Middlesex County Times, 2 Dec. 1960, p. 10:

<In the annual Hastings Christmas Congress, the contestants for the Premier are likely to be Barden, Cafferty. Clarke, and Lloyd (K.W.) (England), Aaron (India), Cholmov, and Bondarevski (U.S.S.R.), Szabo (Hungary), Gligoric (Yugoslavia), and Sliwa (Poland).>

Birmingham Daily Post, 29 Dec. 1960, p. 11:

<After five hours play and 39 moves. Bernard Cafferty, a Birmingham schoolmaster, lost his Premier tournament game to A. Y. Green, of London. Cafferty, expecting to meet Kholmov, was told 24 hours before that Bronstein was coming instead. Bronstein, too, failed to arrive and the Londoner, Green, volunteered to fill the breach at the last moment. Cafferty lost to Green whom he would usually beat.>

Jun-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  roberts partner: <MissScarlett>How did L. W. Barden qualify to play in this event?

Apart from Cafferty and Green, all the other eight players were invitees. That was normal at Hastings over many decades, just the one qualfying place for the winner of the Premier Reserves Major (later renamed the Challengers).

Jun-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: From the accounts cited by <Tabanus>, it appears there was more uncertainty than usual surrounding the lineup; my recollection is that in those days, one could invite Soviet players and often have someone turn up other than those originally slated to play.

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