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🏆 Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1979)

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The event was sponsored by the newspaper ... [more]

Player: Boris Spassky

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Spassky vs Z Franco Ocampos 1-0411979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B25 Sicilian, Closed
2. Miles vs Spassky ½-½581979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A57 Benko Gambit
3. Spassky vs Ulf Andersson  ½-½361979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
4. Ivkov vs Spassky  ½-½161979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A56 Benoni Defense
5. Spassky vs Quinteros  ½-½241979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A79 Benoni, Classical, 11.f3
6. J A Rubinetti vs Spassky 0-1441979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E07 Catalan, Closed
7. Spassky vs Larsen 0-1391979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
8. Petrosian vs Spassky  ½-½191979Buenos Aires (Clarin)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Spassky vs Najdorf ½-½201979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B42 Sicilian, Kan
10. Spassky vs M J Tempone  1-0511979Buenos Aires (Clarin)C26 Vienna
11. Lombardy vs Spassky 0-1421979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A14 English
12. Spassky vs Panno ½-½151979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
13. Gheorghiu vs Spassky  ½-½251979Buenos Aires (Clarin)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Spassky wins | Spassky loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-11-16  Joseph Blackcape: Pretty surprising to see Petrosian not only to draw with a 2360 Franco, but at least it was a quick draw in the last round. The real weird thing is him losing (and resigning before an unavoidable mate) to a 2200 FM Tempone, who only scored 2 point in the other 12 games. As a warm up it probably didn't work for him too well either, since next he lost the match with Korchnoi without winning even 1 game too.
Jun-02-19
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  Fusilli: The tournament was the result of Najdorf unrelenting efforts to promote chess in Argentina. He convinced the Clarin newspaper to fund the series of Clarin tournaments in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In promoting this tournament, he frequently referred to it as having seven world champions on its roster: Spassky and Petrosian, regular champions; Panno, Ivkov, Gheorghiu and Lombardy, world junior champions; and Tempone, world U-16 champion in 1979.

The fans were a bit let down by the large number of draws in 25 moves or less, but Larsen more than compensated for it with his unwavering fighting spirit and great chess.

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