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Stockholm Interzonal Playoff Tournament

Leonid Stein3/4(+2 -0 =2)[games]
Pal Benko2/3(+1 -0 =2)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric0/3(+0 -3 =0)[games] Chess Event Description
Stockholm Interzonal Playoff (1962)

Six players from the Stockholm Interzonal (1962) would qualify for the Curacao Candidates (1962). But sixth place had been shared between Stein, Benkö and Gligoric, and a playoff was necessary. This took place in Stockholm as a double round robin right after the interzonal tournament. Should Stein win the playoff he would be only reserve for his countrymen, as each country was allowed to have only three players in the Candidates tournament. The player placed no. 2 in the playoff would then qualify. (1)

Gligoric started with two losses, and after the fifth game he could not catch up with the other two players. The sixth game was not played. (2)

Stockholm, Sweden, 9-13 March 1962

1 Stein ** ˝˝ 11 3 2 Benkö ˝˝ ** 1- 2 3 Gligoric 00 0- ** 0

Benkö advanced to the Curacao Candidates (1962).

1) The Times, 8 March 1962, p. 17.
2) British Chess Magazine, May 1962, p. 134.

Original collection: Game Collection: Stockholm Interzonal Playoff 1962 by User: Tabanus. Thanks to User: TheFocus for information from the British Chess Magazine. Dates are from Dutch newspapers at and a notice in The Times, 13 March 1962, p. 12.

 page 1 of 1; 5 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Stein vs Benko  ½-½241962Stockholm Interzonal PlayoffD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
2. Gligoric vs Stein 0-1641962Stockholm Interzonal PlayoffA10 English
3. Benko vs Gligoric 1-0521962Stockholm Interzonal PlayoffD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
4. Benko vs Stein  ½-½571962Stockholm Interzonal PlayoffE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
5. Stein vs Gligoric 1-0551962Stockholm Interzonal PlayoffB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
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