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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: Vladimir Mikhailovich Liberzon

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Liberzon vs F Trois  ½-½221979Buenos Aires (Konex)C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. J Emma vs V Liberzon  ½-½201979Buenos Aires (Konex)B40 Sicilian
3. V Liberzon vs Browne  1-0311979Buenos Aires (Konex)B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
4. J Szmetan vs V Liberzon  ½-½271979Buenos Aires (Konex)B89 Sicilian
5. V Liberzon vs M I Bernat  1-0481979Buenos Aires (Konex)C03 French, Tarrasch
6. Quinteros vs V Liberzon  ½-½341979Buenos Aires (Konex)A21 English
7. V Liberzon vs Korchnoi  ½-½331979Buenos Aires (Konex)C83 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. V Liberzon vs Najdorf  ½-½181979Buenos Aires (Konex)C41 Philidor Defense
9. Miles vs V Liberzon  ½-½321979Buenos Aires (Konex)A27 English, Three Knights System
10. V Liberzon vs Ljubojevic  0-1301979Buenos Aires (Konex)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. J Diez del Corral vs V Liberzon  ½-½141979Buenos Aires (Konex)B40 Sicilian
12. V Liberzon vs J A Rubinetti  ½-½571979Buenos Aires (Konex)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
13. S Schweber vs V Liberzon  0-1481979Buenos Aires (Konex)E91 King's Indian
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Liberzon wins | Liberzon 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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