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Hoogovens Tournament

Lajos Portisch10.5/15(+6 -0 =9)[games]
Arturo Pomar Salamanca9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Vlastimil Hort9/15(+4 -1 =10)[games]
Walter Browne8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Vladimir Savon8/15(+3 -2 =10)[games]
Vasily Smyslov8/15(+3 -2 =10)[games]
Jan Smejkal7.5/15(+3 -3 =9)[games]
Pal C Benko7.5/15(+1 -1 =13)[games]
Borislav Ivkov7.5/15(+2 -2 =11)[games]
Jan Hein Donner7/15(+2 -3 =10)[games]
Robert G Hartoch7/15(+2 -3 =10)[games]
Hans Ree7/15(+1 -2 =12)[games]
Ljubomir Ljubojevic6/15(+2 -5 =8)[games]
Andras Adorjan6/15(+1 -4 =10)[games]
Jan Timman6/15(+3 -6 =6)[games]
Kick Langeweg5.5/15(+1 -5 =9)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hoogovens (1972)

While FIDE president Max Euwe was in Moscow to negotiate the conditions for the Spassky - Fischer World Championship Match (1972), the 34th Hoogovens tournament started in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, in early January. Most of the players had participated in tournaments a month or so ago: Portisch, Pomar, Ljubojevic, and Benkö had played in Palma de Mallorca (1971), Smyslov, Hort and Savon had played in Moscow (1971), and Browne and Timman came straight from the Stockholm Open (1971/72). None could come from Hastings (1971/72), which had not finished yet. At a very late stage it was clear that the invited Mikhail Tal was ill and could not come. After the drawing of lots on 10 January, however, a phone call from Antonio Angel Medina Garcia (who would be playing in the B-Group) made everyone happy. He was able to tell that Pomar was willing to step in, but he could only arrive in the country about half an hour before the start of play. Play started the next day at 1 pm. (1) Pomar won his game (which was perhaps deferred to later that afternoon), and overall performed above par. The competition was quite even, but the one to disappoint was Ljubojevic. Portisch had no losses and was unstoppable. Category: 11 (GM norm 9 points, IM norm 6,5 points). Top prizes: 4000, 3000 and 2500 Dutch guilders. (2)

Hotel Kennemerduin, Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands, 11-29 January 1972

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 GM Portisch 2630 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 10½ =2 GM Pomar 2510 ½ * 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 9 =2 GM Hort 2605 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 9 4 GM Browne 2530 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 8½ =5 IM Savon 2570 ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 8 =5 GM Smyslov 2620 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 8 =7 IM Smejkal 2515 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 7½ =7 GM Benkö 2515 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 7½ =7 GM Ivkov 2560 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 7½ =10 GM Donner 2500 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 7 =10 IM Hartoch 2400 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 7 =10 IM Ree 2430 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 7 =13 GM Ljubojevic 2510 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ 0 ½ 6 =13 IM Adorjan 2475 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 6 =13 IM Timman 2445 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ * ½ 6 16 IM Langeweg 2425 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 5½

Chief arbiter: Constant Orbaan, assisted by Simon Gjaltema. (3) In addition to the "Main Group" there was a Masters Group, won by Zoltan Ribli and Bertus F Enklaar, and a Ladies Group, won by Tatiana Zatulovskaya ahead of Milunka Lazarevic.

Tournament books: 34e Hoogoven schaaktoernooi 10-29 januari 1972 by Berend Jan (Berry) Withuis (Reprografische Dienst, IJmuiden (?) 1972. 219 p.); 34. mezinarodni velmistrovsky turnaj Hoogoven, Wijk aan Zee 1972 by Frantisek Pithart (Cesky sachovy svaz, Praha 1972. 23 p); Wijk aan Zee 1972 (Chess Player (No. 141), Nottingham 1972. 24 p.) (none seen). This page is mainly based on Dutch newspaper reports available at https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/.

(1) Het Vrije Volk, 11 January 1972, p. 11.
(2) Leeuwarder Courant, 31 January 1972, p. 17.
(3) Limburgsch Dagblad, 12 January 1972, p. 19.

Original collections: Game Collection: Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1972 by User: suenteus po 147 and Game Collection: Hoogovens 1972 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Adorjan vs K Langeweg  1-0431972HoogovensB44 Sicilian
2. Hort vs Smyslov  ½-½601972HoogovensA47 Queen's Indian
3. Savon vs Ivkov  ½-½411972HoogovensC45 Scotch Game
4. Ljubojevic vs J H Donner  ½-½281972HoogovensB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
5. Portisch vs Timman ½-½401972HoogovensD97 Grunfeld, Russian
6. Smejkal vs Ree  ½-½591972HoogovensD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
7. Browne vs Benko 0-1771972HoogovensC11 French
8. Pomar Salamanca vs R Hartoch  1-0381972HoogovensA56 Benoni Defense
9. Ivkov vs Browne  ½-½341972HoogovensA30 English, Symmetrical
10. Benko vs Hort  ½-½151972HoogovensB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. Ljubojevic vs Savon  ½-½311972HoogovensA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
12. K Langeweg vs Portisch  0-1401972HoogovensA05 Reti Opening
13. Timman vs Pomar Salamanca 0-1301972HoogovensA07 King's Indian Attack
14. R Hartoch vs Smejkal  ½-½311972HoogovensA34 English, Symmetrical
15. J H Donner vs Ree  ½-½311972HoogovensA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
16. Smyslov vs Adorjan ½-½161972HoogovensA00 Uncommon Opening
17. Adorjan vs Benko  ½-½171972HoogovensB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Browne vs Ljubojevic 1-0401972HoogovensB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. Hort vs Ivkov  0-1461972HoogovensC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
20. Portisch vs Smyslov 1-0411972HoogovensA04 Reti Opening
21. Smejkal vs Timman  0-1301972HoogovensA15 English
22. Savon vs J H Donner  ½-½271972HoogovensB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
23. Pomar Salamanca vs K Langeweg  1-0221972HoogovensE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
24. Ree vs R Hartoch  ½-½241972HoogovensA16 English
25. Ivkov vs Adorjan  ½-½171972HoogovensB32 Sicilian
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