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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hastings 1977/78 Tournament

Roman Dzindzichashvili10.5/14(+7 -0 =7)[games]
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian9.5/14(+5 -0 =9)[games]
Gyula Sax9.5/14(+6 -1 =7)[games]
Vlastimil Hort9/14(+4 -0 =10)[games]
Andrew Jonathan Mestel8.5/14(+5 -2 =7)[games]
James Tarjan8/14(+5 -3 =6)[games]
Evgeni Ellinovich Sveshnikov7.5/14(+4 -3 =7)[games]
Jonathan Speelman7/14(+1 -1 =12)[games]
John Nunn6.5/14(+5 -6 =3)[games]
Leonid Alexandrovich Shamkovich6.5/14(+4 -5 =5)[games]
John Fedorowicz5.5/14(+2 -5 =7)[games]
Simon Webb5.5/14(+3 -6 =5)[games]
Jonathan David Tisdall4.5/14(+3 -8 =3)[games]
Shimon Kagan3.5/14(+2 -9 =3)[games]
George Steven Botterill3.5/14(+3 -10 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings 1977/78

The 53rd Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held at the end of the year 1977. Fifteen grandmasters and masters were invited to compete in a round robin format at the premier event. The participants were (in order of Elo): Tigran Petrosian (2645), Vlastimil Hort (2620), Gyula Sax (2565), Roman Dzindzichashvili (2535), Evgeni Sveshnikov (2520), James Tarjan (2495), Leonid Shamkovich (2485), John Fedorowicz (2440), Shimon Kagan (2440), Simon Webb (2430), Jonathan Mestal (2420), John Nunn (2410), Jonathan Speelman (2395), Jonathan Tisdall (2375), and George Botterill (2350). The average of the combined ratings of the assembled players qualified the tournament as a Category X event. Dzindzichashvili beat out the former world champion Petrosian as well as former three time Hasting winner Hort to take clear first place with +7 at the final. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 Pts 01 Dzindzichashvili * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 02 Petrosian * 1 1 1 1 1 9 03 Sax * 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 9 04 Hort * 1 1 1 1 9 05 Mestel * 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 8 06 Tarjan 0 0 1 * 1 0 1 1 1 8 07 Sveshnikov 0 * 1 1 0 1 0 1 7 08 Speelman 0 * 1 7 09 Nunn 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 0 6 10 Shamkovich 0 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 6 11 Fedorowicz 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 5 12 Webb 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 5 13 Tisdall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 4 14 Kagan 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 * 0 3 15 Botterill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 * 3

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1977/78, by User: suenteus po 147.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nunn vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½271977Hastings 1977/78B10 Caro-Kann
2. L Shamkovich vs Speelman  ½-½311977Hastings 1977/78B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
3. G Botterill vs S Kagan  1-0401977Hastings 1977/78B06 Robatsch
4. Sveshnikov vs S Webb 0-1381977Hastings 1977/78C18 French, Winawer
5. J D Tisdall vs Petrosian  0-1271977Hastings 1977/78B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. A J Mestel vs Sax  ½-½161977Hastings 1977/78B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Hort vs Fedorowicz 1-0461977Hastings 1977/78A59 Benko Gambit
8. Fedorowicz vs Nunn 0-1371977Hastings 1977/78B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. Sax vs L Shamkovich  1-0351977Hastings 1977/78B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
10. Tarjan vs Hort  ½-½211977Hastings 1977/78D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. S Webb vs G Botterill  1-0401977Hastings 1977/78E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. Dzindzichashvili vs A J Mestel  ½-½411977Hastings 1977/78A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
13. Petrosian vs Sveshnikov ½-½361977Hastings 1977/78A13 English
14. Speelman vs J D Tisdall  1-0251977Hastings 1977/78B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
15. Sveshnikov vs Speelman  ½-½451977Hastings 1977/78A00 Uncommon Opening
16. Nunn vs Tarjan 0-1561977Hastings 1977/78C81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack
17. S Kagan vs S Webb ½-½651977Hastings 1977/78C00 French Defense
18. J D Tisdall vs Sax 0-1291977Hastings 1977/78D90 Grunfeld
19. A J Mestel vs Fedorowicz 1-0241977Hastings 1977/78B33 Sicilian
20. G Botterill vs Petrosian 0-1351977Hastings 1977/78E46 Nimzo-Indian
21. L Shamkovich vs Dzindzichashvili  ½-½261977Hastings 1977/78B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
22. Hort vs Nunn  ½-½331977Hastings 1977/78C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
23. Fedorowicz vs L Shamkovich  1-0611977Hastings 1977/78A37 English, Symmetrical
24. Tarjan vs A J Mestel  1-0671977Hastings 1977/78B06 Robatsch
25. Dzindzichashvili vs J D Tisdall  1-0291977Hastings 1977/78A06 Reti Opening
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