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Buenos Aires (Clarin) Tournament

Bent Larsen11/13(+9 -0 =4)[games]
Miguel Najdorf8/13(+3 -0 =10)[games]
Anthony Miles8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Ulf Andersson8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Boris Spassky8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Florin Gheorghiu7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Borislav Ivkov7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Miguel A Quinteros6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
Oscar Panno6/13(+2 -3 =8)[games]
William James Lombardy5/13(+0 -3 =10)[games]
Zenon Franco Ocampos5/13(+3 -6 =4)[games]
Marcelo Javier Tempone3/13(+2 -9 =2)[games]
Jorge Alberto Rubinetti1.5/13(+1 -11 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1979)

The event was sponsored by the newspaper Clarín, and is also known as the 2nd Clarin Tournament. It followed up the success of Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1978), and was continued next year with Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1980). The playing venue was Casacuberta Salon (1) of the Teatro General San Martín (2) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (3) Together with huge pictures of Miguel Najdorf and Roberto Grau, the theatre had an exhibition of about 100 objects to commemorate the Buenos Aires olympiad in 1939 and the players who had decided to stay in Argentina during the War. (3) In addition to local players, the foreign masters included Spassky (ranked World #3), Larsen (#7), and Petrosian (#10). Tournament Director: Carlos Enrique Guimard. FIDE category: 11 (GM norm 7½, IM norm 6, FM norm 4 points). (3)

An impressive performance by 69-year-old Najdorf. For Petrosian (6 points only) the tournament was a kind of warm-up before the Korchnoi - Petrosian Candidates Quarterfinal (1980). "The great Danish master, Bent Larsen, didn't have a very successful 1979. He failed to make the Candidates' matches, scored only 50 percent at Tilburg (1979), and perhaps the worst blow of all, finished last at Montreal (1979). Dead last is not dead, though, and Larsen appeared fully recovered." (4)

Teatro General San Martín, Buenos Aires, 26 November - 14 December 1979

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Pts 1 GM Larsen 2620 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 11 =2 GM Najdorf 2515 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 8 =2 GM Miles 2560 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 8 =2 GM Andersson 2560 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 8 =2 GM Spassky 2640 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 8 =6 GM Gheorghiu 2540 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7½ =6 GM Ivkov 2525 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 7½ 8 GM Quinteros 2545 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6½ =9 GM Petrosian 2610 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 6 =9 GM Panno 2545 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 6 =11 GM Lombardy 2520 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 0 5 =11 Franco 2360 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ 5 13 FM Tempone 2200 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 * 1 3 14 IM Rubinetti 2430 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 * 1½

Tournament books: Los magistrales de Clarín I-II 1978-79 (Buenos Aires 1980. 194 p.); Second Clarin Tournament. Buenos Aires 1979 by Tony Miles (The Chess Player, Nottingham 1980. 56 p.); 3 points' forspring by Bent Larsen (Samlerens Forlag, Copenhagen 1980. 128 p.). The Spanish book has round dates. There was no bulletin, but daily reports in Clarín.

(1) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe....
(2) Wikipedia article: Teatro General San Mart%C3%ADn.
(3) The Spanish tournament book.
(4) Orlando Lester in Boston Herald, 20 January 1980. p. 40.

Original collection: Game Collection: Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1979 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J A Rubinetti vs Ivkov 0-1361979Buenos Aires (Clarin)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
2. Ivkov vs Larsen 0-1351979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A15 English
3. Lombardy vs Z Franco Ocampos 0-1301979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A34 English, Symmetrical
4. J A Rubinetti vs Najdorf  0-1411979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B40 Sicilian
5. M J Tempone vs Miles 0-1371979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A10 English
6. J A Rubinetti vs Larsen 0-1401979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B10 Caro-Kann
7. Panno vs Miles 0-1391979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A10 English
8. M J Tempone vs Ivkov  0-1391979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
9. J A Rubinetti vs Spassky 0-1441979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E07 Catalan, Closed
10. Spassky vs Larsen 0-1391979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
11. Z Franco Ocampos vs Miles 0-1361979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. J A Rubinetti vs Gheorghiu  0-1641979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7
13. M J Tempone vs Najdorf  0-1351979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E17 Queen's Indian
14. Panno vs Petrosian 0-1431979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A17 English
15. Miles vs Quinteros  0-1321979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B06 Robatsch
16. Lombardy vs Spassky 0-1421979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A14 English
17. J A Rubinetti vs Miles  0-1521979Buenos Aires (Clarin)D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. Quinteros vs Ulf Andersson  0-1481979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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