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FRG-ch International Tournament

Hans-Joachim Hecht9.5/15(+5 -1 =9)[games]
Ulf Andersson9.5/15(+4 -0 =11)[games]
Boris Spassky9.5/15(+5 -1 =9)[games]
Drazen Marovic9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Luben Popov9/15(+4 -1 =10)[games]
Raymond Keene8.5/15(+4 -2 =9)[games]
Paul Keres8.5/15(+3 -1 =11)[games]
Juergen Dueball8/15(+2 -1 =12)[games]
Bruno Parma8/15(+2 -1 =12)[games]
Victor Ciocaltea7.5/15(+1 -1 =13)[games]
Uwe Kunsztowicz7/15(+4 -5 =6)[games]
Hans-Guenther Kestler6.5/15(+3 -5 =7)[games]
Heikki Westerinen5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
Mathias Gerusel5/15(+1 -6 =8)[games]
Alois Suess5/15(+1 -6 =8)[games]
Enrico Paoli4/15(+2 -9 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
FRG-ch International (1973)

The 2nd International German Chess Individual Championship was held in Dortmund, West Germany from May 13th to June 2nd, 1973. Four grandmasters, Ulf Andersson, Paul Keres, Bruno Parma, and former world champion Boris Spassky were invited to compete with eight international masters and four untitled German participants. The average of the combined ELO ratings of the participants qualified the tournament as a category VII event. It was Spassky's first major event since losing the world championship to Bobby Fischer. American journalists were present during the event to cable all the details back to Fischer in New York.

Games were played at Westphalia Park starting on the 17th of May. Because of Spassky's participation, the tournament drew 4,500 spectators. He gave them a good show, too, with five stellar wins, though he failed to finish first. Spassky scored 9.5 to match Andersson and Berlin IM Hans Joachim Hecht at the final, though due to tiebreaks Hecht was declared the winner based on his superior Sonnenborn-Berger score. Hecht was especially impressive as he scored the only full point off the former world champion. Due in part to his performance here, Hecht would earn his GM title later in the year.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts. 01 Hecht IM 2485 * = 1 = 1 = = 1 = = 0 = = 1 = 1 - 9.5 69.50 02 Andersson GM 2535 = * = = = = = = = = 1 = 1 1 = 1 - 9.5 66.25 03 Spassky GM 2660 0 = * = = 1 = = = = = 1 1 1 1 = - 9.5 62.50 04 Marovic IM 2465 = = = * = = = 0 = 1 1 1 1 = 1 0 - 9.0 05 Popov IM 2450 0 = = = * = 1 = = = 1 = = 1 = 1 - 9.0 06 Keene IM 2435 = = 0 = = * = = 0 = 1 = 1 = 1 1 - 8.5 07 Keres GM 2600 = = = = 0 = * = = = = 1 = = 1 1 - 8.5 08 Dueball -- 2425 0 = = 1 = = = * = = = = 1 = = = - 8.0 09 Parma GM 2510 = = = = = 1 = = * = 0 1 = = = = - 8.0 10 Ciocaltea IM 2470 = = = 0 = = = = = * = = = = = 1 - 7.5 11 Kunsztowicz -- 2315 1 0 = 0 0 0 = = 1 = * 0 1 = = 1 - 7.0 12 Kestler -- 2400 = = 0 0 = = 0 = 0 = 1 * 0 = 1 1 - 6.5 13 Westerinen IM 2450 = 0 0 0 = 0 = 0 = = 0 1 * 1 1 0 - 5.5 14 Gerusel IM 2415 0 0 0 = 0 = = = = = = = 0 * 0 1 - 5.0 15 Suess -- 2330 = = 0 0 = 0 0 = = = = 0 0 1 * = - 5.0 16 Paoli IM 2300 0 0 = 1 0 0 0 = = 0 0 0 1 0 = * - 4.0

Based on Game Collection: Dortmund 1973 by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Gerusel vs Andersson 0-1431973FRG-ch InternationalE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
2. Spassky vs Keene 1-0231973FRG-ch InternationalE83 King's Indian, Samisch
3. D Marovic vs Keres  ½-½321973FRG-ch InternationalD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Parma vs U Kunsztowicz  0-1331973FRG-ch InternationalB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
5. E Paoli vs L Popov  0-1391973FRG-ch InternationalB02 Alekhine's Defense
6. V Ciocaltea vs H Kestler  ½-½251973FRG-ch InternationalB53 Sicilian
7. Westerinen vs J Dueball  0-1501973FRG-ch InternationalA00 Uncommon Opening
8. A Suess vs Hecht  ½-½591973FRG-ch InternationalC16 French, Winawer
9. Andersson vs L Popov  ½-½161973FRG-ch InternationalA07 King's Indian Attack
10. Keene vs E Paoli 1-0471973FRG-ch InternationalA05 Reti Opening
11. Keres vs Parma  ½-½231973FRG-ch InternationalD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. Hecht vs Spassky 1-0691973FRG-ch InternationalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. M Gerusel vs V Ciocaltea  ½-½251973FRG-ch InternationalA81 Dutch
14. J Dueball vs D Marovic  1-0231973FRG-ch InternationalB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
15. U Kunsztowicz vs A Suess  ½-½201973FRG-ch InternationalE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. H Kestler vs Westerinen 0-1341973FRG-ch InternationalA16 English
17. V Ciocaltea vs Andersson  ½-½171973FRG-ch InternationalC16 French, Winawer
18. L Popov vs Keene  ½-½171973FRG-ch InternationalA50 Queen's Pawn Game
19. A Suess vs Keres  0-1721973FRG-ch InternationalC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
20. Parma vs J Dueball  ½-½181973FRG-ch InternationalB56 Sicilian
21. Spassky vs U Kunsztowicz  ½-½291973FRG-ch InternationalB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. E Paoli vs Hecht  0-1381973FRG-ch InternationalC05 French, Tarrasch
23. Westerinen vs M Gerusel  1-0321973FRG-ch InternationalB42 Sicilian, Kan
24. D Marovic vs H Kestler  1-0421973FRG-ch InternationalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. Andersson vs Keene  ½-½311973FRG-ch InternationalB08 Pirc, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-13-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Game Collection: Dortmund 1973 was ignored.
Feb-15-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Until <Stonehenge> used its intro, etc.

Should this be called the "German Championship" or perhaps "West(ern) Germany Championship"?

Feb-15-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germa..., this was the 13th West Germany championship, not the 2nd.
Feb-15-22  Olavi: The German page is better: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste...
Feb-15-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Yes, indeed.
Feb-16-22  login:

Speaking of books

'II. Internationale Deutsche Schacheinzelmeisterschaft Dortmund 1973 - Offizielles Turnierbuch des Deutschen Schachbundes Dortmund 1973'


Author Manfred van Fondern (1938 - 2013)

http://www.vdsf-bonn.de/schnell2008...

(Sportpark Nord, Bonn 2008)


Unrelated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifo...


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