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Las Palmas 1981
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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An invitational tournament was held at Las Palmas, Spain in June of 1981. Five grandmasters and one international master participated in the double round robin event, including (in order of ELO): Viktor Korchnoi (2650), Jan Timman (2620), Bent Larsen (2610), Yasser Seirawan (2555), Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez (2415), and Jose Garcia Padron (2370). The average of the combined ratings of the participants qualified the tournament as a category XII event. Dutch sensation Jan Timman finished undefeated in clear first with +7 at the final. Larsen finished clear second ahead of world vice champion Korchnoi, who tied with Seirawan. The final standings are as follows:

1 Timman 8.5 points (+7, -0, =3);

2 Larsen 6.5 points (+4, -1, =5);

3 Korchnoi 6 points (+5, -3, =2);

4 Seirawan 6 points (+4, -2, =4);

5 Bellon Lopez 1.5 points (+1, -8, =1);

6 Garcia Padron 1.5 points (+1, -8, =1).

Round One, Game #1
Bellon Lopez vs J Garcia Padron, 1981 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game #2
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1981
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game #3
Larsen vs Seirawan, 1981
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, Game #4
Korchnoi vs Larsen, 1981 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Round Two, Game #5
Seirawan vs Bellon Lopez, 1981 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game #6
Timman vs J Garcia Padron, 1981 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 57 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game #7
Bellon Lopez vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game #8
J Garcia Padron vs Seirawan, 1981
(E15) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game #9
Larsen vs Timman, 1981
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #10
Korchnoi vs J Garcia Padron, 1981
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game #11
Larsen vs Bellon Lopez, 1981
(A13) English, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game #12
Timman vs Seirawan, 1981
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game #13
Bellon Lopez vs Timman, 1981
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #14
J Garcia Padron vs Larsen, 1981
(A10) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game #15
Seirawan vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #16
J Garcia Padron vs Bellon Lopez, 1981
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game #17
Seirawan vs Larsen, 1981
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game #18
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

Round Seven, Game #19
Bellon Lopez vs Seirawan, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #20
J Garcia Padron vs Timman, 1981
(A22) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game #21
Larsen vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game #22
Korchnoi vs Bellon Lopez, 1981
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #23
Seirawan vs J Garcia Padron, 1981
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game #24
Timman vs Larsen, 1981
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game #25
Bellon Lopez vs Larsen, 1981
(C47) Four Knights, 39 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #26
J Garcia Padron vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game #27
Seirawan vs Timman, 1981 
(A14) English, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game #28
Korchnoi vs Seirawan, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #29
Larsen vs J Garcia Padron, 1981
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Round Ten, Game #30
Timman vs Bellon Lopez, 1981
(A12) English with b3, 38 moves, 1-0

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