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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 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Spassky vs Z Franco Ocampos 1-0411979Buenos Aires (Clarin)B25 Sicilian, Closed
2. Larsen vs Ulf Andersson 1-0411979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A00 Uncommon Opening
3. Quinteros vs J A Rubinetti  1-0321979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Z Franco Ocampos vs M J Tempone  1-0501979Buenos Aires (Clarin)C42 Petrov Defense
5. Larsen vs Quinteros 1-0741979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E90 King's Indian
6. Ulf Andersson vs M J Tempone 1-0311979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A15 English
7. Quinteros vs Petrosian 1-0491979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A14 English
8. Gheorghiu vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0321979Buenos Aires (Clarin)D85 Grunfeld
9. Petrosian vs J A Rubinetti  1-0411979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A30 English, Symmetrical
10. Najdorf vs Z Franco Ocampos  1-0341979Buenos Aires (Clarin)D85 Grunfeld
11. Larsen vs Petrosian 1-0651979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A12 English with b3
12. Quinteros vs M J Tempone  1-0411979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A30 English, Symmetrical
13. M J Tempone vs J A Rubinetti  1-0521979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A04 Reti Opening
14. Larsen vs M J Tempone 1-0401979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Ulf Andersson vs Z Franco Ocampos 1-0421979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A15 English
16. J A Rubinetti vs Lombardy  1-0401979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
17. Ivkov vs Gheorghiu 1-0321979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A56 Benoni Defense
18. Panno vs J A Rubinetti  1-0401979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A34 English, Symmetrical
19. Z Franco Ocampos vs Ivkov  1-0601979Buenos Aires (Clarin)C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
20. M J Tempone vs Petrosian 1-0631979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A15 English
21. Gheorghiu vs Quinteros  1-0411979Buenos Aires (Clarin)E70 King's Indian
22. Spassky vs M J Tempone  1-0511979Buenos Aires (Clarin)C26 Vienna
23. Larsen vs Panno 1-0411979Buenos Aires (Clarin)D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
24. Larsen vs Z Franco Ocampos 1-0231979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A15 English
25. Panno vs M J Tempone  1-0401979Buenos Aires (Clarin)A28 English
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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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