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🏆 IBM Amsterdam (1973)

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Boris Spassky, Jan Timman, Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian, Ulf Andersson, Zoltan Ribli, Jan Smejkal, Lubomir Kavalek, Laszlo Szabo, Miguel A Quinteros, Albin Planinc, Hans Ree, Ivan Radulov, Jan Hein Donner, Drazen Marovic, Kick Langeweg, Bertus F Enklaar

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IBM Amsterdam (1973)

The 13th IBM tournament was held in the main hall of the RAI building in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from July 17 (Round 1) to August 4 (Round 15), with rest days on July 21, 26, 29 and August 3. Round 6 started on the same day as Round 1 of the Petropolis Interzonal (1973). Of the top ten players in the world, Boris Spassky (Elo rated as #4) and Tigran Petrosian (#7) participated. The other fourteen were Jan Smejkal (#16), Laszlo Szabo (#28), Lubomir Kavalek (#28=), Ulf Andersson (#35), Ivan Radulov (#47), Zoltan Ribli (#51), Albin Planinc (#51=), Miguel Quinteros (#56), Drazen Marovic (#100), and the Dutchmen Jan Hein Donner (#100=), Jan Timman (#116), Bert Enklaar (#145), Hans Ree (#187) and Kick Langeweg (#221). Six players were probably more tired than the rest: Smejkal, Radulov and Quinteros who had played in the Leningrad Interzonal (1973), and Szabo, Andersson and Timman who had played in the 2nd AVRO (1973) tournament (12-29 June). Not counting Spassky, Petrosian, Szabo, Ribli and Planinc, who arrived straight from the European Team Championship (1973) in Bath, England (6-13 July). Spassky was surrounded by journalists, after he lost his world championship title to Robert James Fischer the previous year, but did not want to talk about his experiences in Iceland.

In addition to the main event (this page), there was also a masters' group (B-group) and several minor events. The opening ceremony took place in Hilton Hotel on July 16. The drawing of lots was conducted by mayor Ivo Samkalden, with the help of Petrosian, Spassky and Donner. Round 1 started in the presence of Ineke Bakker, FIDE's General Secretary and sort of first lady of chess. According to Harry Golombek, neither player made an auspicious start and it was Planinc who made the running. At the end of Round 9 he was leading with 7 points, followed by Petrosian 5, Donner, Kavalek, Ribli, Spassky, Szabo and Timman all with 5. Spassky's position was explained by his loss to Donner (in Round 9). Petrosian beat Langeweg in the next round, while Planinc drew Kavalek. In Round 11, Petrosian beat Planinc, reducing Planinc's lead to half a point (Planinc 8, Petrosian 7). Planinc slipped back further when, in Round 13, he lost to Quinteros, so that now both Petrosian and Planinc had 8. They remained even until the end of the tournament.

The application of the Sonneborn-Berger system brought Petrosian the first place, but the prize money was equally shared. For Planinc, it was his greatest success since the Vidmar Memorial (1969). Kavalek secured third place by a draw with Szabo in the last round, whilst Spassky levered himself up to fourth by beating Timman. Spassky returned to form by winning the USSR Championship (1973) in October.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 17 July - 4 August 1973

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 GM Petrosian 44 2640 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 10 2 GM Planinc 29 2525 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 10 3 GM Kavalek 29 2565 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 9 4 GM Spassky 36 2655 1 * 0 1 1 1 9 5 GM Szabo 56 2565 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 8 6 IM Marovic 35 2480 1 0 * 1 1 0 1 0 8 7 GM Andersson 22 2555 0 0 * 1 1 7 8 GM Donner 46 2480 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 7 9 GM Ribli 21 2525 0 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 7 10 GM Smejkal 27 2595 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 7 11 IM Timman 21 2470 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 * 1 1 1 1 7 12 GM Radulov 34 2530 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 6 13 IM Ree 28 2440 0 0 0 0 * 1 6 14 IM Enklaar 29 2445 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 5 15 GM Quinteros 25 2520 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 * 0 5 16 IM Langeweg 36 2430 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 * 4

Tournament category: XII (2526). Chief arbiter: Piet Bakker.

The B-group was won by Vlastimil Jansa with 8, ahead of Oleg Romanishin 7, Hans-Joachim Hecht and Ole Jakobsen 7, Raymond Keene 6, Gennadi Sosonko and Eugenio Torre 5, Vladimir Kovacevic and Robert G Hartoch 4, Adrianus M J van den Berg and Eddie C Scholl 3, and Robert Bellin 2.

Tournament book: Dertiende IBM Schaaktoernooi 1973, ed. by Berend Jan Withuis. Toernooicomitee, Amsterdam. 216 pp.

Sources

Harry Golombek in The Times, 8 September 1973, p. 11
FIDE rating list July 1973 (http://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo197...)
De Telegraaf, 18 July 1973, p. 13 (https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/v...)
Max Pam in De Volkskrant, 17 July 1973, p. 8 (https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/v...)
Max Pam in De Volkskrant, 19 July 1973, p. 11 (https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/v...)
Dominic Lawson in Standpoint, July/August 2014 (http://standpointmag.co.uk/chess-ju...)
Alexander Jongsma in De Telegraaf, 27 July 1973, p. 17 (https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/v...)
Alexander Jongsma in De Telegraaf, 6 August 1973, p. IV (https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/v...)
Miguel Quinteros in Jaque 23 (November 1973), pp. 32-36 (http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...)
Tim Krabbe in Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant, 6 August 1973, p. 10 (https://krantenbankzeeland.nl/issue...)

Previous edition: IBM Amsterdam (1972)

Original collections Game Collection: IBM Amsterdam 1973 by User: Tabanus Round dates (from Dutch newspapers): July 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, August 1, 2, 4.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Langeweg vs J H Donner  0-1351973IBM AmsterdamA33 English, Symmetrical
2. D Marovic vs I Radulov  ½-½291973IBM AmsterdamD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
3. Petrosian vs Szabo 1-0331973IBM AmsterdamA34 English, Symmetrical
4. Ribli vs Spassky  ½-½171973IBM AmsterdamB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. Ulf Andersson vs H Ree  ½-½231973IBM AmsterdamA15 English
6. Kavalek vs Quinteros  ½-½161973IBM AmsterdamB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. Timman vs B Enklaar  1-0321973IBM AmsterdamA05 Reti Opening
8. A Planinc vs Smejkal  ½-½371973IBM AmsterdamC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
9. I Radulov vs Szabo  0-1421973IBM AmsterdamA07 King's Indian Attack
10. Spassky vs Kavalek 1-0401973IBM AmsterdamA57 Benko Gambit
11. Smejkal vs Timman  1-0901973IBM AmsterdamB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
12. J H Donner vs A Planinc 0-1351973IBM AmsterdamA73 Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O
13. B Enklaar vs Ribli  0-1471973IBM AmsterdamB89 Sicilian
14. H Ree vs K Langeweg  ½-½171973IBM AmsterdamA04 Reti Opening
15. Quinteros vs Petrosian  ½-½161973IBM AmsterdamB06 Robatsch
16. D Marovic vs Ulf Andersson  1-0561973IBM AmsterdamE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
17. Timman vs J H Donner  0-1391973IBM AmsterdamB07 Pirc
18. K Langeweg vs D Marovic  1-0231973IBM AmsterdamD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Petrosian vs Spassky  ½-½211973IBM AmsterdamD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
20. Szabo vs Quinteros  0-1311973IBM AmsterdamB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Ulf Andersson vs I Radulov ½-½401973IBM AmsterdamA37 English, Symmetrical
22. Kavalek vs B Enklaar  ½-½651973IBM AmsterdamA07 King's Indian Attack
23. A Planinc vs H Ree  ½-½431973IBM AmsterdamA00 Uncommon Opening
24. Ribli vs Smejkal 1-0401973IBM AmsterdamE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
25. H Ree vs Timman  0-1591973IBM AmsterdamA17 English
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