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Hastings 1967/68
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 43rd Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held at the end of the year 1967. Ten grandmasters and masters were invited to compete in a round robin format at the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included Soviet grandmasters Leonid Stein and Alexey Suetin, World Junior Champion Julio Kaplan, Czechoslovakian grandmaster Vlastimil Hort, Romanian grandmaster Florin Gheorghiu, and British junior master Raymond Keene. The final saw a four way tie for first place among Hort, Gheorghiu, Stein, and Suetin. They each finished undefeated with +3, a full point ahead of Yugoslavian master Predrag Ostojic.

The final standings and crosstable:

=1st Hort 6/9 * 1 1 1 =1st Gheorghiu 6/9 * 1 1 1 =1st Stein 6/9 * 1 1 1 =1st Suetin 6/9 * 1 1 1 5th Ostojic 5/9 0 * 1 1 6th Kaplan 4/9 0 * 7th Whiteley 3/9 0 0 * =8th Keene 3/9 0 0 0 * =8th Hartston 3/9 0 0 0 0 * 1 10th Basman 2/9 0 0 0 0 *

Round One
Gheorghiu vs Stein, 1967
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartston vs M Basman, 1967
(B07) Pirc, 67 moves, 1-0

Keene vs Hort, 1967
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Ostojic vs Suetin, 1967
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

A J Whiteley vs J Kaplan, 1967
(A56) Benoni Defense, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two
M Basman vs Suetin, 1967
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Hartston vs Keene, 1967
(B06) Robatsch, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs A J Whiteley, 1967
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 32 moves, 1-0

J Kaplan vs Gheorghiu, 1967
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 29 moves, 0-1

Stein vs P Ostojic, 1967
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three
Gheorghiu vs Hort, 1967
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs M Basman, 1967
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Ostojic vs J Kaplan, 1967
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Suetin vs Stein, 1967
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

A J Whiteley vs Hartston, 1967
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four
M Basman vs Stein, 1967
(B56) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Hartston vs Gheorghiu, 1967
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hort vs P Ostojic, 1967
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

J Kaplan vs Suetin, 1967
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs A J Whiteley, 1967
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five
Gheorghiu vs Keene, 1967 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

P Ostojic vs Hartston, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1-0

Stein vs J Kaplan, 1967
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Suetin vs Hort, 1967
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

A J Whiteley vs M Basman, 1967
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six
M Basman vs J Kaplan, 1968
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartston vs Suetin, 1968
(B89) Sicilian, 72 moves, 0-1

Hort vs Stein, 1968
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs P Ostojic, 1968
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

A J Whiteley vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(A53) Old Indian, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven
Gheorghiu vs M Basman, 1968 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

J Kaplan vs Hort, 1968
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Ostojic vs A J Whiteley, 1968
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Stein vs Hartston, 1968
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Suetin vs Keene, 1968 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 62 moves, 1-0

Round Eight
M Basman vs Hort, 1968
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gheorghiu vs P Ostojic, 1968
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hartston vs J Kaplan, 1968
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keene vs Stein, 1968  
(A15) English, 33 moves, 0-1

A J Whiteley vs Suetin, 1968
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine
Hort vs Hartston, 1968
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 39 moves, 1-0

J Kaplan vs Keene, 1968
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Ostojic vs M Basman, 1968
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stein vs A J Whiteley, 1968
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Suetin vs Gheorghiu, 1968
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

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