1960 Gran Torneo Internacional Sequicentenario Federacio Argentina de Ajedrez Wolfgang Uhlmann and Robert James Fischer (score sheet)

Author: Uhlmann, Wolfgang (1935- ) and Robert James Fischer (1943-2008) signed

Publisher: Federation Argentina de Ajedrez

Location: Buenos Aires

Year: 1960


(10 1/2" x 6 3/4") original carbon score sheet in Wolfgang Uhlmann's hand with score on both sides and signed on the verso by both contestants Wolfgang Uhlmann and Robert J Fischer. Played July 2 Round 8, French Defense: Winawer. Advance Variation, 42 moves, of the tournament which was won by Uhlmann.

This tournament to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the May Revolution took place in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Medicine. The best of East and West shared first place, while Argentinian masters Guimard and Rossetto gained the GM title. Nineteen contestants vied for the honors. Shared first place was Viktor Korchnoi and Samuel Reshevsky with a score of 13. In sole third Laszlo Szabo a point behind with a score of 12. Larry Melvyn Evans, Carlos Enrique Guimard, Hector Decio Rossetto and Mark Taimanov tied for fourth at eleven. Fridrik Olafsson and Wolfgang Unzicker a hlaf point behind shared eighth. In sole ninth was Svetozar Gligoric with 10 points. Pal Benko and Wolfgang Uhlmann shared tenth with scores of 9. In eleventh a four way tie Robert James Fischer, Ludek Pachman, Bernardo Wexler and Borislav Ivkov at 8.5. At seventeen Fischer experienced the only failure in his competitive career at the Buenos Aires Tournament (1960), finishing with 8½/19 (+3−5=11), far behind winners Viktor Korchnoi and Samuel Reshevsky with 13/19. Pal Benko says that Fischer did horribly in the tournament "because he got caught up in women and sex. Afterwards, Fischer said he'd never mix women and chess together, and kept the promise."


Edge wear with fold at center else a very good copy.