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Hastings 1963/64
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 39th Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held at the end of the year 1963. Ten grandmasters and masters were invited to compete in a round robin format at the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included 5-time Hastings winner Svetozar Gligoric and former world champion Mikhail Tal. Continuing a tradition recently renewed by Mikhail Botvinnik, Tal joined the league of former and future world champions to take clear first at the event, finishing undefeated with +5 at the final. Gligoric followed closely with +4 for clear second place.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Tal 7/9 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1

2nd Gligoric 6½/9 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1

=3rd Lengyel 6/9 ½ ½ * 1 0 0 1 1 1 1

=3rd Khasin 6/9 ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1

5th Littlewood, N 5½/9 0 0 1 ½ * 1 0 1 1 1

6th Brinck-Claussen 4½/9 0 0 1 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 1

7th Littlewood, J 3½/9 0 0 0 0 1 ½ * 0 1 1

8th Hindle 2½/9 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ 0

9th Bely 2/9 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * ½

10th Franklin 1½/9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ *

Round One
M Bely vs M J Franklin, 1963
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

O M Hindle vs Tal, 1963 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 52 moves, 0-1

A Khasin vs J Littlewood, 1963
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Lengyel vs Gligoric, 1963
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

N Littlewood vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1963 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Two
B Brinck-Claussen vs Lengyel, 1963
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

M J Franklin vs A Khasin, 1963
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

O M Hindle vs M Bely, 1963
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Littlewood vs N Littlewood, 1963 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 77 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Gligoric, 1963
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three
M Bely vs Tal, 1964
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1964 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

A Khasin vs O M Hindle, 1964
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

Lengyel vs J Littlewood, 1964
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 39 moves, 1-0

N Littlewood vs M J Franklin, 1964
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Four
M Bely vs A Khasin, 1964
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

M J Franklin vs Lengyel, 1964
(A22) English, 35 moves, 0-1

O M Hindle vs N Littlewood, 1964 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

J Littlewood vs Gligoric, 1964 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1964
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Round Five
B Brinck-Claussen vs J Littlewood, 1964
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs M J Franklin, 1964
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 33 moves, 1-0

A Khasin vs Tal, 1964
(E90) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lengyel vs O M Hindle, 1964
(A04) Reti Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

N Littlewood vs M Bely, 1964
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Six
M Bely vs Lengyel, 1964 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

M J Franklin vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1964
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 0-1

O M Hindle vs Gligoric, 1964
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Khasin vs N Littlewood, 1964
(B33) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs J Littlewood, 1964 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Seven
B Brinck-Claussen vs O M Hindle, 1964
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs M Bely, 1964
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lengyel vs A Khasin, 1964
(A06) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

J Littlewood vs M J Franklin, 1964
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 35 moves, 1-0

N Littlewood vs Tal, 1964 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Round Eight
M Bely vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1964
(B33) Sicilian, 49 moves, 0-1

O M Hindle vs J Littlewood, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

A Khasin vs Gligoric, 1964
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

N Littlewood vs Lengyel, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Tal vs M J Franklin, 1964
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 50 moves, 1-0

Round Nine
B Brinck-Claussen vs A Khasin, 1964
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

M J Franklin vs O M Hindle, 1964
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs N Littlewood, 1964
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Lengyel vs Tal, 1964
(A14) English, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Littlewood vs M Bely, 1964
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 49 moves, 1-0

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