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Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1968
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 30th annual Hoogovens international chess tournament was held in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands in 1968. An assortment of grandmasters and masters competed in the prestigious invitational event. Among them, former world champion Mikhail Tal and then current candidate Viktor Korchnoi. Korchnoi had an incredible run, winning ten of his first eleven games, before falling to Lajos Portisch in the twelfth round.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Korchnoi 12/15 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

=2nd Portisch 9/15 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1

=2nd Hort 9/15 1 * 1 1

=2nd Tal 9/15 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1

5th Gheorghiu 8/15 * 1 1

=6th Ciric 8/15 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 1

=6th Matanovic 8/15 0 * 1 1

=8th Ivkov 7/15 0 1 * 1 0

=8th Ree 7/15 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 1

=10th Padevsky 7/15 0 0 1 *

=10th Donner 7/15 1 0 0 0 0 * 1 1

=10th Bobotsov 7/15 0 0 0 * 1 1

13th Karaklajic 6/15 0 0 0 1 0 * 1

14th Rossolimo 6/15 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1

15th Langeweg 5/15 0 0 0 0 0 *

16th Van Geet 3/15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

Round One, Game #1
M Bobotsov vs H Ree, 1968
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #2
D Ciric vs D D van Geet, 1968
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #3
J H Donner vs Portisch, 1968 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #4
Ivkov vs A Matanovic, 1968
(E17) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #5
N Karaklajic vs K Langeweg, 1968
(B44) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #6
Korchnoi vs N Padevsky, 1968 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 106 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #7
Rossolimo vs Hort, 1968
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #8
Tal vs Gheorghiu, 1968 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #9
M Bobotsov vs Ivkov, 1968
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #10
Gheorghiu vs J H Donner, 1968
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #11
Hort vs Tal, 1968
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #12
K Langeweg vs Rossolimo, 1968
(A25) English, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #13
A Matanovic vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 66 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #14
N Padevsky vs N Karaklajic, 1968
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #15
Portisch vs D Ciric, 1968
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #16
H Ree vs D D van Geet, 1968
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #17
D Ciric vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #18
J H Donner vs Hort, 1968
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #19
Ivkov vs H Ree, 1968
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #20
N Karaklajic vs A Matanovic, 1968
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #21
Korchnoi vs M Bobotsov, 1968 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #22
Rossolimo vs N Padevsky, 1968
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #23
Tal vs K Langeweg, 1968
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #24
D D van Geet vs Portisch, 1968
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #25
M Bobotsov vs N Karaklajic, 1968
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #26
Gheorghiu vs D D van Geet, 1968
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #27
Hort vs D Ciric, 1968
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #28
Ivkov vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 60 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game #29
K Langeweg vs J H Donner, 1968
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #30
A Matanovic vs Rossolimo, 1968
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #31
N Padevsky vs Tal, 1968
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #32
H Ree vs Portisch, 1968
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #33
D Ciric vs K Langeweg, 1968
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #34
J H Donner vs N Padevsky, 1968
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #35
N Karaklajic vs Ivkov, 1968
(B44) Sicilian, 65 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #36
Korchnoi vs H Ree, 1968 
(A22) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #37
Portisch vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #38
Rossolimo vs M Bobotsov, 1968
(B54) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #39
Tal vs A Matanovic, 1968
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game #40
D D van Geet vs Hort, 1968 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #41
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1968 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 67 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game #42
Hort vs Portisch, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #43
Ivkov vs Rossolimo, 1968
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #44
Korchnoi vs N Karaklajic, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #45
K Langeweg vs D D van Geet, 1968
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #46
A Matanovic vs J H Donner, 1968
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #47
N Padevsky vs D Ciric, 1968
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #48
H Ree vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(A53) Old Indian, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #49
D Ciric vs A Matanovic, 1968
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #50
J H Donner vs M Bobotsov, 1968
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #51
Gheorghiu vs Hort, 1968
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #52
N Karaklajic vs H Ree, 1968
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #53
Portisch vs K Langeweg, 1968
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 45 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #54
Rossolimo vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #55
Tal vs Ivkov, 1968
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game #56
D D van Geet vs N Padevsky, 1968
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #57
M Bobotsov vs D Ciric, 1968
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #58
Ivkov vs J H Donner, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #59
N Karaklajic vs Rossolimo, 1968
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #60
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 59 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #61
K Langeweg vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #62
A Matanovic vs D D van Geet, 1968
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #63
N Padevsky vs Portisch, 1968
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game #64
H Ree vs Hort, 1968
(B56) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #65
D Ciric vs Ivkov, 1968
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #66
J H Donner vs Korchnoi, 1968
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #67
Gheorghiu vs N Padevsky, 1968
(A14) English, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #68
Hort vs K Langeweg, 1968
(E14) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #69
Portisch vs A Matanovic, 1968
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #70
Rossolimo vs H Ree, 1968
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 67 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #71
Tal vs N Karaklajic, 1968
(A13) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, Game #72
D D van Geet vs M Bobotsov, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game #73
M Bobotsov vs Portisch, 1968
(E12) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #74
Ivkov vs D D van Geet, 1968
(A15) English, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #75
N Karaklajic vs J H Donner, 1968
(C01) French, Exchange, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #76
Korchnoi vs D Ciric, 1968 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #77
A Matanovic vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #78
N Padevsky vs Hort, 1968
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #79
H Ree vs K Langeweg, 1968
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #80
Rossolimo vs Tal, 1968
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #81
D Ciric vs N Karaklajic, 1968
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #82
J H Donner vs Rossolimo, 1968 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 48 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game #83
Gheorghiu vs M Bobotsov, 1968
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #84
Hort vs A Matanovic, 1968
(A04) Reti Opening, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #85
K Langeweg vs N Padevsky, 1968
(A12) English with b3, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #86
Portisch vs Ivkov, 1968
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game #87
Tal vs H Ree, 1968 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game #88
D D van Geet vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #89
M Bobotsov vs Hort, 1968
(D94) Grunfeld, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #90
Ivkov vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(A17) English, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #91
N Karaklajic vs D D van Geet, 1968
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #92
Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1968 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #93
A Matanovic vs K Langeweg, 1968
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #94
H Ree vs N Padevsky, 1968
(A13) English, 56 moves, 0-1

Round Twelve, Game #95
Rossolimo vs D Ciric, 1968
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Twelve, Game #96
Tal vs J H Donner, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #97
D Ciric vs Tal, 1968
(B56) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #98
J H Donner vs H Ree, 1968
(E73) King's Indian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #99
Gheorghiu vs Korchnoi, 1968
(C11) French, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #100
Hort vs Ivkov, 1968
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #101
K Langeweg vs M Bobotsov, 1968
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 0-1

Round Thirteen, Game #102
N Padevsky vs A Matanovic, 1968
(A14) English, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Thirteen, Game #103
Portisch vs N Karaklajic, 1968
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

Round Thirteen, Game #104
D D van Geet vs Rossolimo, 1968
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen, Game #105
M Bobotsov vs N Padevsky, 1968
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #106
J H Donner vs D Ciric, 1968
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Fourteen, Game #107
Ivkov vs K Langeweg, 1968
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #108
N Karaklajic vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #109
Korchnoi vs Hort, 1968
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #110
H Ree vs A Matanovic, 1968
(C49) Four Knights, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #111
Rossolimo vs Portisch, 1968
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fourteen, Game #112
Tal vs D D van Geet, 1968 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Fifteen, Game #113
D Ciric vs H Ree, 1968
(B32) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Round Fifteen, Game #114
Gheorghiu vs Rossolimo, 1968
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #115
Hort vs N Karaklajic, 1968
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

Round Fifteen, Game #116
K Langeweg vs Korchnoi, 1968
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #117
A Matanovic vs M Bobotsov, 1968
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #118
N Padevsky vs Ivkov, 1968
(B06) Robatsch, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #119
Portisch vs Tal, 1968
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Fifteen, Game #120
D D van Geet vs J H Donner, 1968
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

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