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Lajos Portisch vs Andre Lombard
Biel Interzonal (1976), Biel SUI, rd 16, Aug-02
Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43)  ·  0-1

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Aug-21-14
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  perfidious: A shocking loss by one of the pre-tournament favourites to the 'home' player and one of the tailenders, which might well have cost Portisch a spot in the candidates, but for subsequent events. The perennial title contender was unrecognisable in this game.
Aug-22-14
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  FSR: <perfidious> Indeed. There can't be many games that Portisch lost in such fashion, especially as White against a lesser light.
Aug-22-14
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  perfidious: <FSR> This unfortunate performance by the Hungarian grandmaster when potential qualification was on the line was not without precedent: M Aaron vs Portisch, 1962, Portisch vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1970 and Polugaevsky vs Portisch, 1973 offer further examples.
Dec-31-15  Howard: As far as losing to "lesser lights" with White, one need look no further than the 1979 Rio interzonal to find three more examples of this happening with Portisch.

He lost three games in that tournament, and all were with White. One of those losses was to an IM, and another was to an untitled player, who finished dead-last!

But...this time around, it didn't make any difference to Portisch. He still tied for first place, with Hubner and Petrosian.

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