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Tilburg Interpolis 1979
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 3rd Interpolis international chess tournament, held in Tilburg, the Netherlands in 1979 was a category XV event. Twelve grandmasters, including the world champion, competed in the round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Anatoli Karpov (2705), Lajos Portisch (2640), Boris Spassky (2640), Jan Timman (2625), Bent Larsen (2620), Vlastimil Hort (2595), Robert Huebner (2595), Lubomir Kavalek (2590), Gyula Sax (2590), Oleg Romanishin (2580), Vassily Smyslov (2560), and Gennady Sosonko (2535). The final standings and crosstable are as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 01 Karpov 7.5/11 * 1 1 1 1 02 Romanishin 7/11 * 0 1 1 1 1 03 Portisch 6.5/11 * 1 0 1 1 04 Sax 6/11 * 0 1 1 05 Sosonko 5.5/11 0 1 * 1 0 1 0 05 Larsen 5.5/11 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 1 0 05 Spassky 5.5/11 0 * 1 05 Timman 5.5/11 0 1 0 1 0 * 1 09 Huebner 5/11 0 0 * 1 09 Hort 5/11 0 0 1 0 * 1 11 Kavalek 4.5/11 0 0 * 12 Smyslov 2.5/11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 *

Round One
Kavalek vs Larsen, 1979 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Sax, 1979
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Portisch, 1979 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Sosonko, 1979 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs Smyslov, 1979 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Romanishin, 1979 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Two
Romanishin vs Timman, 1979
(B50) Sicilian, 76 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Spassky, 1979
(A26) English, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Hort, 1979
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Kavalek, 1979
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs Karpov, 1979
(C47) Four Knights, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Sosonko, 1979
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three
Karpov vs Romanishin, 1979
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kavalek vs Smyslov, 1979
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs Sax, 1979
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Larsen, 1979
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 61 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Huebner, 1979 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Portisch, 1979 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Four
Kavalek vs Spassky, 1979
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Timman, 1979
(A10) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Karpov, 1979
(A14) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Romanishin vs Sosonko, 1979
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 66 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Sax, 1979 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 54 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Hort, 1979 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five
Hort vs Kavalek, 1979
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Larsen, 1979 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Sax vs Romanishin, 1979
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs Portisch, 1979
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Smyslov, 1979
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Huebner, 1979
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six
Smyslov vs Romanishin, 1979 
(A28) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs Sax, 1979
(A25) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Sosonko, 1979
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 0-1

Kavalek vs Timman, 1979
(A22) English, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Karpov, 1979 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spassky vs Hort, 1979
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven
Romanishin vs Portisch, 1979
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs Larsen, 1979
(B15) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kavalek, 1979 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs Huebner, 1979 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 18 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Spassky, 1979
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Smyslov, 1979
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Eight
Kavalek vs Sosonko, 1979
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Sax, 1979
(B33) Sicilian, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Timman, 1979
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Portisch, 1979 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 57 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Karpov, 1979
(C26) Vienna, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Romanishin, 1979
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine
Romanishin vs Huebner, 1979
(A14) English, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Hort, 1979 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 73 moves, 1-0

Sosonko vs Spassky, 1979
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Smyslov, 1979 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Larsen, 1979
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 60 moves, 1-0

Sax vs Kavalek, 1979
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten
Kavalek vs Romanishin, 1979
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Larsen, 1979 
(A05) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Sax, 1979
(D85) Grunfeld, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Karpov, 1979
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs Sosonko, 1979 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Huebner vs Portisch, 1979
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven
Karpov vs Smyslov, 1979 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Kavalek, 1979
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 52 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs Spassky, 1979 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 63 moves, 1-0

Sax vs Hort, 1979
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sosonko vs Timman, 1979
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Huebner, 1979 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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