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Amsterdam IBM Tournament

Lev Polugaevsky12/15(+9 -0 =6)[games]
Viktor Korchnoi11/15(+7 -0 =8)[games]
Wolfgang Uhlmann9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[games]
Laszlo Szabo9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Kick Langeweg8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Ljubomir Ljubojevic8.5/15(+5 -3 =7)[games]
Jan Hein Donner8/15(+4 -3 =8)[games]
Hans Ree8/15(+3 -2 =10)[games]
Jan Timman8/15(+4 -3 =8)[games]
Borislav Ivkov7/15(+2 -3 =10)[games]
Burkhard G J Malich7/15(+3 -4 =8)[games]
Karl Robatsch6/15(+3 -6 =6)[games]
Walter Browne5/15(+1 -6 =8)[games]
Nikola Padevsky4.5/15(+2 -8 =5)[games]
Bertus F Enklaar4/15(+2 -9 =4)[games]
Robert G Hartoch4/15(+1 -8 =6)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Amsterdam IBM (1972)

Initiated by IBM employee Willem Wolthuis and others, the IBM tournaments in Amsterdam ran from 1961 to 1981. The event in 1972 was the twelfth in the series. (1) Of the sixteen invited players, ten were GMs, including the Soviet favorites Korchnoi and Polugaevsky. After the introductory speeches by Max Euwe, Johan Zwanepol and others, drawing of lots took place on 29 May in the Alpha Hotel. (2) The European Cup soccer trophy had been brought there by 11 Ajax juniors, and the players drew numbered miniature football shoes out from it. (3) Play started the next day in the RAI Congress Centre. (4) Time of play was 1-6 pm, except for 31 May, due to the European Cup soccer final between Ajax and Inter. The time for eventual resumptions was set to 8-10 pm. (5) Tournament director: Willem Wolthuis. Constant Orbaan was arbiter. (6) The tournament started one day later than Las Palmas (1972).

RAI Congrescentrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 30 May - 17 June 1972

Elo* 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts Prizes (6) 1 GM Polugaevsky 2640 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 12 3500 2 GM Korchnoi 2670 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 11 2500 3 GM Uhlmann 2570 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 9½ 2000 4 GM Szabo 2525 ½ ½ 0 * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 9 1750 =5 IM Langeweg 2425 0 0 ½ 1 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 0 ½ 8½ 1400 =5 GM Ljubojevic 2510 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 8½ 1400 =7 GM Donner 2500 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 8 ? =7 IM Ree 2430 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 8 ? =7 IM Timman 2445 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 0 1 1 1 1 8 ? =10 GM Ivkov 2560 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 7 700 =10 IM Malich 2450 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 7 700 12 GM Robatsch 2460 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 6 600 13 GM Browne 2500 ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 0 ½ 5 500 14 GM Padevsky 2460 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 * 1 ½ 4½ 450 =15 Enklaar <2200 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 * 0 4 400 =15 IM Hartoch 2400 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * 4 400

Category: 10 (GM norm 9 points, IM norm 7,5 points). Alongside the GM tournament there was a Masters tournament, won by Artur Hennings, on tiebreak from Gyula Sax and Drazen Marovic. Hennings thus qualified to play in the IBM Amsterdam (1973) GM tournament. (7)

Tournament book: Toernooiboek twaalfde IBM schaaktoernooi 29 mei t/m 24 juni 1972, ed. by Berry Withuis (Toernooicomité, Amsterdam 1972. 175 p.). This introduction is mainly based on the daily reports in the Dutch newspapers (available at http://kranten.delpher.nl/).

1) IBM and Chess, by Bill Wall, posted 2014 at https://web.archive.org/web/2017052...
2) Opened April 1971: https://web.archive.org/web/2016070....
3) De Tijd, 30 May 1972, p. 19.
4) Opened 1961: Wikipedia article: Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.
5) De Waarheid, 30 May 1972, p. 3.
6) Withuis' tournament book, p. 9. Prizes are in Dutch guilders.
7) Bernard Cafferty in CHESS magazine, July 1972, pp. 298-299.

Original collection: Game Collection: IBM Amsterdam 1972 by User: Tabanus. Thanks to User: Paint My Dragon for information from CHESS, and to User: sneaky pete for information from the tournament book. *FIDE Rating List July 1971: http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo197....

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Padevsky vs B Enklaar  1-0521972Amsterdam IBMB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. Polugaevsky vs B Malich 1-0381972Amsterdam IBMA04 Reti Opening
3. Korchnoi vs Szabo ½-½481972Amsterdam IBMA28 English
4. Robatsch vs Timman 1-0631972Amsterdam IBMB08 Pirc, Classical
5. J H Donner vs Browne  ½-½571972Amsterdam IBMA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
6. Uhlmann vs R Hartoch  ½-½321972Amsterdam IBMA21 English
7. H Ree vs K Langeweg  ½-½261972Amsterdam IBMA15 English
8. Ivkov vs Ljubojevic  ½-½201972Amsterdam IBMA15 English
9. Polugaevsky vs Robatsch 1-0501972Amsterdam IBMA15 English
10. Timman vs J H Donner  ½-½151972Amsterdam IBMB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
11. Ljubojevic vs H Ree  ½-½211972Amsterdam IBMC44 King's Pawn Game
12. Browne vs Korchnoi  ½-½461972Amsterdam IBMB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
13. K Langeweg vs Uhlmann  ½-½181972Amsterdam IBMA12 English with b3
14. B Enklaar vs Ivkov  ½-½571972Amsterdam IBMA90 Dutch
15. Szabo vs N Padevsky 1-0271972Amsterdam IBMA15 English
16. B Malich vs R Hartoch  ½-½301972Amsterdam IBMA56 Benoni Defense
17. Uhlmann vs Ljubojevic  ½-½221972Amsterdam IBMA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
18. N Padevsky vs Browne 1-0401972Amsterdam IBMB23 Sicilian, Closed
19. H Ree vs B Enklaar  ½-½171972Amsterdam IBMA13 English
20. Robatsch vs B Malich  ½-½211972Amsterdam IBMB83 Sicilian
21. Korchnoi vs Timman  ½-½461972Amsterdam IBME60 King's Indian Defense
22. R Hartoch vs K Langeweg  ½-½241972Amsterdam IBMD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Ivkov vs Szabo  ½-½351972Amsterdam IBME91 King's Indian
24. J H Donner vs Polugaevsky  ½-½411972Amsterdam IBME54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
25. Szabo vs H Ree  ½-½251972Amsterdam IBMA28 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-23-19  Ilkka Salonen: No doubt IBM rendered support to chess also. Nowadays, I feel that TCEC policy of drawn openings reflects indifference to truth which has many connotations. It is as if they are artificially trying to cling to treir edge towards human players too.
Nov-23-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: What's Feng Hso doing these days? Team Feng was the brains behind the IBM Deep Blue project that defeated Gary Kasparov. I guess he has a lower profile these days, but is still a project manager.

Feng himself was rated 2400, a strong player, but said "I go at it now and then [the Deep Blue computer] but can't make a dent in it."

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