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Interzonals 1979: Rio de Janeiro
Compiled by capybara
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The Interzonal at Rio de Janeiro was a nineteen-player round robin,with the top three qualifying for the Candidates matches.After two rounds,Mecking withdrew,his games are not included in the points scored in the tournament,but his two games are included in this collection. There was a three-way tie for first place;Huebner,Petrosian and Portisch all with 11.5,just missing out with 11 was Timman.There is one game missing from the database-Torre v Smejkal from round 9 which was drawn after 13 moves of a closed Ruy Lopez,Flohr system (C92).

Round one
Balashov vs Sax, 1979
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

L Bronstein vs S Kagan, 1979
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs Vaganian, 1979 
(C16) French, Winawer, 61 moves, 0-1

Hebert vs Huebner, 1979
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 0-1

Mecking vs Ivkov, 1979
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sunye Neto vs Timman, 1979
(A28) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Smejkal, 1979
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs E Torre, 1979 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs L Shamkovich, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 73 moves, 0-1

Round two
G Garcia Gonzalez vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Portisch, 1979
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Hebert, 1979
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs Petrosian, 1979 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

L Shamkovich vs L Bronstein, 1979 
(A28) English, 83 moves, 0-1

Smejkal vs Mecking, 1979 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs K Harandi, 1979 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Velimirovic, 1979
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vaganian vs Balashov, 1979
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round three
Balashov vs Timman, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

L Bronstein vs E Torre, 1979 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Hebert vs Smejkal, 1979 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

S Kagan vs L Shamkovich, 1979 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Vaganian, 1979
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Ivkov, 1979
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Huebner, 1979
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round four
G Garcia Gonzalez vs Balashov, 1979
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs L Bronstein, 1979
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs Velimirovic, 1979
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sunye Neto vs K Harandi, 1979
(E17) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Sax vs Hebert, 1979
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Portisch, 1979
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Petrosian, 1979
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs S Kagan, 1979
(B32) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round five
Balashov vs J Sunye Neto, 1979 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

L Bronstein vs Ivkov, 1979 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs Vaganian, 1979
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs Huebner, 1979 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 56 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 68 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Sax, 1979
(A10) English, 30 moves, 1-0

L Shamkovich vs E Torre, 1979
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Smejkal, 1979 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Round six
K Harandi vs Balashov, 1979 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs L Shamkovich, 1979 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 48 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs S Kagan, 1979 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 19 moves, 1-0

J Sunye Neto vs Petrosian, 1979
(A15) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 51 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs L Bronstein, 1979
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Hebert, 1979 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vaganian vs Portisch, 1979 
(A14) English, 68 moves, 0-1

Round seven
L Bronstein vs Sax, 1979
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 47 moves, 0-1

Hebert vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 60 moves, 0-1

S Kagan vs Smejkal, 1979
(B58) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs K Harandi, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Timman, 1979 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Shamkovich vs Ivkov, 1979 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Huebner, 1979
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs Vaganian, 1979
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 38 moves, 0-1

Round eight
Balashov vs Petrosian, 1979
(C16) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs Portisch, 1979
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 0-1

Ivkov vs E Torre, 1979 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

J Sunye Neto vs Hebert, 1979
(A15) English, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs S Kagan, 1979
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 0-1

Timman vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 103 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs L Bronstein, 1979
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 73 moves, 1-0

Round nine
L Bronstein vs Timman, 1979
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs K Harandi, 1979
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Ivkov, 1979 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs Vaganian, 1979
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Portisch vs J Sunye Neto, 1979 
(A17) English, 41 moves, 0-1

L Shamkovich vs Sax, 1979
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Velimirovic vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 57 moves, 0-1

Round ten
Balashov vs Hebert, 1979
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs L Bronstein, 1979
(A25) English, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs Portisch, 1979
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

J Sunye Neto vs Velimirovic, 1979
(A13) English, 73 moves, 1-0

Sax vs E Torre, 1979 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Smejkal vs Huebner, 1979 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Timman vs S Kagan, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round eleven
L Bronstein vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(E12) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs Petrosian, 1979
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Sax, 1979
(B33) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Smejkal, 1979
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Balashov, 1979 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

L Shamkovich vs Timman, 1979 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Vaganian, 1979
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Velimirovic vs K Harandi, 1979
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Round twelve
Balashov vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(A43) Old Benoni, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs L Shamkovich, 1979 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 28 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs L Bronstein, 1979
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 66 moves, 0-1

J Sunye Neto vs S Kagan, 1979
(A24) English, Bremen System with ...g6, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Portisch, 1979
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax vs Ivkov, 1979 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs E Torre, 1979 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 55 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs Huebner, 1979
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round thirteen
L Bronstein vs Balashov, 1979 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Huebner vs Timman, 1979 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivkov vs Vaganian, 1979
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs K Harandi, 1979
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

L Shamkovich vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Sax, 1979
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Petrosian, 1979
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round fourteen
Balashov vs S Kagan, 1979 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

G Garcia Gonzalez vs Huebner, 1979
(A36) English, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

K Harandi vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

Hebert vs Portisch, 1979
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 45 moves, 0-1

J Sunye Neto vs E Torre, 1979
(A22) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs L Bronstein, 1979 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 28 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Ivkov, 1979 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vaganian vs Smejkal, 1979
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round fifteen
Huebner vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(A15) English, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs Petrosian, 1979 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Sax vs Vaganian, 1979
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

L Shamkovich vs Balashov, 1979
(A26) English, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Timman, 1979 
(A17) English, 44 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs K Harandi, 1979
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic vs Hebert, 1979
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Round sixteen
Balashov vs E Torre, 1979
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs Smejkal, 1979
(A28) English, 39 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs Huebner, 1979
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs L Bronstein, 1979
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sunye Neto vs Ivkov, 1979
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1-0

Timman vs Sax, 1979 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Round seventeen
L Bronstein vs Portisch, 1979
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Huebner vs Balashov, 1979
(A21) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Ivkov vs K Harandi, 1979
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Kagan vs Hebert, 1979
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Sax vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Smejkal vs J Sunye Neto, 1979
(A12) English with b3, 54 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Petrosian, 1979
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vaganian vs Timman, 1979
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Round eighteen
Balashov vs Ivkov, 1979
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Garcia Gonzalez vs Vaganian, 1979 
(A21) English, 28 moves, 1-0

K Harandi vs Smejkal, 1979
(B06) Robatsch, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hebert vs L Shamkovich, 1979
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sunye Neto vs Sax, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 41 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Huebner, 1979
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs S Kagan, 1979 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Velimirovic vs L Bronstein, 1979
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1-0

Round nineteen
Ivkov vs Petrosian, 1979 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

S Kagan vs Velimirovic, 1979
(B32) Sicilian, 83 moves, 0-1

Sax vs K Harandi, 1979
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 0-1

L Shamkovich vs Portisch, 1979
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smejkal vs Balashov, 1979
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs G Garcia Gonzalez, 1979 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Torre vs Hebert, 1979
(B83) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs J Sunye Neto, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 67 moves, 0-1

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