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Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1972
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The 34th Annual Hoogovens Chess Tournament was a category XI event held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands in 1972. Nine grandmasters and seven masters competed in a round robin format in the prestigious invitational event. The participants were (in order of ELO): Lajos Portsich (2630), Vasily Smyslov (2620), Vlastimil Hort (2605), Vladimir Savon (2570), Borislav Ivkov (2560), Walter Shawn Browne (2530), Pal Benko (2515), Jan Smejkal (2515), Ljubomir Ljubojevic (2510), Arturo Pomar-Salamanca (2510), Jan Hein Donner (2500), Andras Adorjan (2475), Jan Timman (2445), Hans Ree (2430), Kick Langeweg (2425), and Robert Hartoch (2400). Portisch dominated, undefeated with 10/15. The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

01 Portisch 10/15 * 1 1 1 1 1 1

02 Pomar-Salamanca 9/15 * 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

03 Hort 8/15 1 * 0 1 1

04 Browne 8/15 0 * 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1

05 Ivkov 8/15 0 1 1 * 1 0

06 Savon 8/15 1 0 * 0 1 1

07 Smyslov 8/15 0 * 0 1 1 1

08 Smejkal 7/15 0 1 1 1 * 0 0

09 Benko 7/15 1 * 0

10 Hartoch 7/15 0 1 1 * 0 0

11 Ree 7/15 0 * 0 1

12 Donner 7/15 0 0 0 1 * 1

13 Ljubojevic 6/15 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0

14 Timman 6/15 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 *

15 Adorjan 6/15 0 0 0 0 * 1

16 Langeweg 5/15 0 0 0 1 0 0 *

Round One, Game #1
Adorjan vs K Langeweg, 1972
(B44) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Browne vs Benko, 1972 
(C11) French, 77 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game #3
Hort vs Smyslov, 1972
(A47) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #4
Ljubojevic vs J H Donner, 1972
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #5
A Pomar Salamanca vs R Hartoch, 1972
(A56) Benoni Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #6
Portisch vs Timman, 1972 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #7
Savon vs Ivkov, 1972
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #8
Smejkal vs H Ree, 1972
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
Benko vs Hort, 1972
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
J H Donner vs H Ree, 1972
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #11
R Hartoch vs Smejkal, 1972
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #12
Ivkov vs Browne, 1972
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #13
K Langeweg vs Portisch, 1972
(A05) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #14
Ljubojevic vs Savon, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #15
Smyslov vs Adorjan, 1972 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #16
Timman vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #17
Adorjan vs Benko, 1972
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #18
Browne vs Ljubojevic, 1972
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #19
Hort vs Ivkov, 1972
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #20
A Pomar Salamanca vs K Langeweg, 1972
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 22 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #21
Portisch vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #22
H Ree vs R Hartoch, 1972
(A16) English, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #23
Savon vs J H Donner, 1972
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #24
Smejkal vs Timman, 1972
(A15) English, 30 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #25
Benko vs Portisch, 1972
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #26
J H Donner vs R Hartoch, 1972
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #27
Ivkov vs Adorjan, 1972
(B32) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #28
K Langeweg vs Smejkal, 1972
(D90) Grunfeld, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #29
Ljubojevic vs Hort, 1972
(B44) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #30
Savon vs Browne, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #31
Smyslov vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #32
Timman vs H Ree, 1972
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #33
Adorjan vs Ljubojevic, 1972
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #34
Browne vs J H Donner, 1972
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #35
R Hartoch vs Timman, 1972
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #36
Hort vs Savon, 1972
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #37
A Pomar Salamanca vs Benko, 1972
(A15) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #38
Portisch vs Ivkov, 1972
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #39
H Ree vs K Langeweg, 1972
(A17) English, 102 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #40
Smejkal vs Smyslov, 1972 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #41
Benko vs Smejkal, 1972
(A15) English, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #42
Browne vs Hort, 1972 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #43
J H Donner vs Timman, 1972
(D80) Grunfeld, 43 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #44
Ivkov vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #45
K Langeweg vs R Hartoch, 1972
(A04) Reti Opening, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #46
Ljubojevic vs Portisch, 1972
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #47
Savon vs Adorjan, 1972
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #48
Smyslov vs H Ree, 1972
(D90) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #49
Adorjan vs Browne, 1972 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 33 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #50
R Hartoch vs Smyslov, 1972
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #51
Hort vs J H Donner, 1972
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 16 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #52
A Pomar Salamanca vs Ljubojevic, 1972
(A04) Reti Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #54
H Ree vs Benko, 1972
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #55
Smejkal vs Ivkov, 1972
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #56
Timman vs K Langeweg, 1972
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #57
Benko vs R Hartoch, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #58
Browne vs Portisch, 1972 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 88 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #59
J H Donner vs K Langeweg, 1972
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #60
Hort vs Adorjan, 1972 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #61
Ivkov vs H Ree, 1972
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #62
Ljubojevic vs Smejkal, 1972 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #63
Savon vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #64
Smyslov vs Timman, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #65
Adorjan vs J H Donner, 1972
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #66
R Hartoch vs Ivkov, 1972
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #67
K Langeweg vs Smyslov, 1972
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #68
A Pomar Salamanca vs Browne, 1972
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #69
Portisch vs Hort, 1972
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #70
H Ree vs Ljubojevic, 1972
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #71
Smejkal vs Savon, 1972
(A43) Old Benoni, 56 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #72
Timman vs Benko, 1972
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #73
Adorjan vs Portisch, 1972 
(B44) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #74
Benko vs K Langeweg, 1972
(A17) English, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #75
Browne vs Smejkal, 1972
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 48 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #76
J H Donner vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 54 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #77
Hort vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #78
Ivkov vs Timman, 1972
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #79
Ljubojevic vs R Hartoch, 1972
(B44) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #80
Savon vs H Ree, 1972
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #81
R Hartoch vs Savon, 1972
(A16) English, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #82
K Langeweg vs Ivkov, 1972
(A14) English, 93 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #83
A Pomar Salamanca vs Adorjan, 1972
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #84
Portisch vs J H Donner, 1972
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #85
H Ree vs Browne, 1972
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #86
Smejkal vs Hort, 1972
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #87
Smyslov vs Benko, 1972
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #88
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B27) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #89
Adorjan vs Smejkal, 1972
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #90
Browne vs R Hartoch, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 59 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #91
J H Donner vs Benko, 1972
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #92
Hort vs H Ree, 1972
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Twelve, Game #93
Ivkov vs Smyslov, 1972
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #94
Ljubojevic vs K Langeweg, 1972
(B44) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #95
Portisch vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #96
Savon vs Timman, 1972
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #97
Benko vs Ivkov, 1972
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #98
R Hartoch vs Hort, 1972
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #99
K Langeweg vs Savon, 1972
(E97) King's Indian, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #100
A Pomar Salamanca vs J H Donner, 1972
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #101
H Ree vs Adorjan, 1972
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #102
Smejkal vs Portisch, 1972
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #103
Smyslov vs Ljubojevic, 1972
(B27) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #104
Timman vs Browne, 1972
(A36) English, 34 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen, Game #105
Adorjan vs R Hartoch, 1972
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #106
Browne vs K Langeweg, 1972 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Fourteen, Game #107
J H Donner vs Ivkov, 1972
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #108
Hort vs Timman, 1972 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Round Fourteen, Game #109
Ljubojevic vs Benko, 1972
(B44) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #110
A Pomar Salamanca vs Smejkal, 1972 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Fourteen, Game #111
Portisch vs H Ree, 1972
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #112
Savon vs Smyslov, 1972
(A47) Queen's Indian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #113
Benko vs Savon, 1972
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #114
R Hartoch vs Portisch, 1972
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 8 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #115
Ivkov vs Ljubojevic, 1972
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #116
K Langeweg vs Hort, 1972
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #117
H Ree vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1972
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #118
Smejkal vs J H Donner, 1972
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #119
Smyslov vs Browne, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #120
Timman vs Adorjan, 1972
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

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