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🏆 Lone Pine (1976)

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Louis D. Statham Tournament ... [more]

Player: Vasily Smyslov

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Silman vs Smyslov 0-1321976Lone PineB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. Smyslov vs Denker  ½-½301976Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
3. Dake vs Smyslov  0-1251976Lone PineD90 Grunfeld
4. Smyslov vs N Weinstein  ½-½211976Lone PineA04 Reti Opening
5. L Shamkovich vs Smyslov 0-1471976Lone PineB08 Pirc, Classical
6. Smyslov vs J A Grefe  ½-½191976Lone PineA05 Reti Opening
7. L Christiansen vs Smyslov  ½-½241976Lone PineA28 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-19-15  Immortal Gambit: Whatever happened to twin pine?
May-20-15
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  perfidious: Its sponsor, Louis D Statham, discontinued it after the 1981 event. While I am unsure of the reason, Statham was then well into his seventies.
May-20-15
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  Benzol: The introduction to the Lone Pine (1981) tournament gives some explanation to the fate of the tournaments and their sponsor.
May-20-15
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  perfidious: <Paul> A group of friends, including <cehertan>, <bwarnock> and I held a double-round event at Antrim, New Hampshire in March 1982, which we dubbed <Clone Pine> to honour the better-known (and far stronger) event.
May-20-15  AsosLight: The players in the Clone version deserve a much bigger prize than the Lone version, they had to tolerate <trollious>
May-20-15  Howard: The reason it was discontinued is because Statham died, in 1982. The 1982 edition was cancelled due to his being ill, and then he died shortly later.
May-25-15
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  Benzol: <Clone Pine> LOL. Love it.

:)

May-26-15
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  Fusilli: Wow, click on Petrosian's games and see: three of his games with the black pieces were draws in 13, 13, and 9. Then he played to win with the white pieces. (He also won his first round game with black.) This stingy strategy paid off!
May-26-15
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  perfidious: <Benzol> and <Fusilli>:

Saving energy paid off.

The frightening thing on looking at the crosstable is how many of these players I faced in my career--some days, I feel old!

(Browne, Weinstein, Shamkovich, Bisguier, Benko, Rohde, Evans and Taylor--also played poker with Waterman)

May-26-15
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  Fusilli: <perfidious> <The frightening thing on looking at the crosstable is how many of these players I faced in my career--some days, I feel old!>

Ha ha... feel proud!

May-26-15
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  perfidious: By the way, maybe one of our knowledgeable observers can tell us who that random player is, holding down the eighth spot in the crosstable. Always heard he was good at something other than chess.
May-26-15
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  HeMateMe: Forintos is number 8. Did he also play a musical instrument, or perhaps do good card tricks?
May-26-15
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  perfidious: On the table in text, Rogoff is eighth.

As I said, some hustler, likely. (wink, nod)

May-26-15
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  HeMateMe: On the table above, Rogo is no. 9.
May-26-15  Troller: <HeMateMe: On the table above, Rogo is no. 9.>

The automated standings in cg.com tables cannot be trusted. I do not know how the shared standings are specifically done, but they normally appear quite random.

For "correct" standings, especially for Swiss tournaments, if a text table (that probably reflects Sonnenborg-Berger) is available, it most likely reflect the official standings.

May-26-15  Howard: Do you mean "most" or "must" ?
May-26-15  Troller: I meant "most". Reading my post again, maybe it was not the clearest, but I think the essence can be discerned :)

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