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IBM Amsterdam 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 Shawn 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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IBM Amsterdam (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 16 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 commenced the next day in the RAI Congress Centre. (4) Time of play was 1-6 pm, except for 31 May, because of the European Cup 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 http://www.chessmaniac.com/ibm-and-...
2) Opened April 1971: http://www.kzwp.com/lyons2/alpha.htm.
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  1-0521972IBM AmsterdamB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. Polugaevsky vs B Malich 1-0381972IBM AmsterdamA04 Reti Opening
3. Korchnoi vs Szabo  ½-½481972IBM AmsterdamA28 English
4. Robatsch vs Timman 1-0631972IBM AmsterdamB08 Pirc, Classical
5. J H Donner vs Browne  ½-½571972IBM AmsterdamA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
6. Uhlmann vs R Hartoch  ½-½321972IBM AmsterdamA21 English
7. H Ree vs K Langeweg  ½-½261972IBM AmsterdamA15 English
8. Ivkov vs Ljubojevic  ½-½201972IBM AmsterdamA15 English
9. Polugaevsky vs Robatsch 1-0501972IBM AmsterdamA15 English
10. Timman vs J H Donner  ½-½151972IBM AmsterdamB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
11. Ljubojevic vs H Ree  ½-½211972IBM AmsterdamC44 King's Pawn Game
12. Browne vs Korchnoi  ½-½461972IBM AmsterdamB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
13. K Langeweg vs Uhlmann  ½-½181972IBM AmsterdamA12 English with b3
14. B Enklaar vs Ivkov  ½-½571972IBM AmsterdamA90 Dutch
15. Szabo vs N Padevsky 1-0271972IBM AmsterdamA15 English
16. B Malich vs R Hartoch  ½-½301972IBM AmsterdamA56 Benoni Defense
17. Uhlmann vs Ljubojevic  ½-½221972IBM AmsterdamA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
18. N Padevsky vs Browne 1-0401972IBM AmsterdamB23 Sicilian, Closed
19. H Ree vs B Enklaar  ½-½171972IBM AmsterdamA13 English
20. Robatsch vs B Malich  ½-½211972IBM AmsterdamB83 Sicilian
21. Korchnoi vs Timman  ½-½461972IBM AmsterdamE60 King's Indian Defense
22. R Hartoch vs K Langeweg  ½-½241972IBM AmsterdamD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Ivkov vs Szabo  ½-½351972IBM AmsterdamE91 King's Indian
24. J H Donner vs Polugaevsky  ½-½411972IBM AmsterdamE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
25. Szabo vs H Ree  ½-½251972IBM AmsterdamA28 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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