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🏆 Buenos Aires (Konex) (1979)

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The event was sponsored by Luis Ovsejevich and his Konex-Canon Company (since 1980: Konex Foundation*), and is also known as the ... [more]

Player: Ljubomir Ljubojevic

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ljubojevic vs J Diez del Corral  1-0441979Buenos Aires (Konex)C05 French, Tarrasch
2. J A Rubinetti vs Ljubojevic  ½-½511979Buenos Aires (Konex)E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
3. Ljubojevic vs S Schweber  1-0571979Buenos Aires (Konex)B10 Caro-Kann
4. F Trois vs Ljubojevic  0-1351979Buenos Aires (Konex)A21 English
5. Ljubojevic vs J Emma  1-0411979Buenos Aires (Konex)B44 Sicilian
6. Browne vs Ljubojevic  ½-½191979Buenos Aires (Konex)A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
7. Ljubojevic vs J Szmetan  1-0331979Buenos Aires (Konex)A32 English, Symmetrical Variation
8. M I Bernat vs Ljubojevic  0-1321979Buenos Aires (Konex)A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
9. Ljubojevic vs Quinteros  ½-½231979Buenos Aires (Konex)B33 Sicilian
10. V Liberzon vs Ljubojevic  0-1301979Buenos Aires (Konex)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Ljubojevic vs Najdorf 1-0341979Buenos Aires (Konex)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Ljubojevic vs Korchnoi ½-½191979Buenos Aires (Konex)C07 French, Tarrasch
13. Miles vs Ljubojevic  ½-½141979Buenos Aires (Konex)A15 English
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Ljubojevic wins | Ljubojevic loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Trivial, completely meaningless question: Of the 14 participants in this tournament, 10 have passed away. The other four are Ljubojevic, Quinteros, Trois, and Bernat.

Is a survival rate of 4/14 for a tournament that took place 40 years ago low, high, or normal?

Mar-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: By comparison, the opposite is true of the participants in Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978), played in the same city, only one year earlier. Of those 14, only four are gone (Smyslov, Najdorf, Browne and Szmetan).

OK, now I'll turn my attention to the 75 useful things I have to do... where's my list...?

Mar-23-19  Momentum Man: Hi <Fusili> I had never heard of this tournament until just now. I saw it on the home page, right side.

There were some true legends playing!

Mar-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: <Momentum Man> Yeah, I grew up in Buenos Aires. It was big deal. There were a few world-class tournaments in the 1978-1982 period, especially the Clarin masters. See:

Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978) Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1979) Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1980) Mar del Plata (1982)

Najdorf had great influence at the time and he made all of these happen, with the support of Clarin newspaper. Then his influence waned or Clarin decided not to spend that much money.

Unfortunately, those were the years of the Soviet boycott on Korchnoi. Notice that there were no Soviet players in this tournament, and there were Soviets but no Korchnoi in the other ones. Najdorf tried, unsuccessfully, to bring them together, but the Soviets didn't budge, and in the end, it was better for publicity and business to bring the Soviets, including the world champion twice (notice that Karpov won neither of the two tournaments listed, even though he was at his peak).

Mar-26-19  Momentum Man: Very interesting! Thanks for the links as well as for sharing your reminiscences
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