Photograph of Spassky from the tournament in Palma de Mallorca
Photograph of Spassky from the tournament in Palma de Mallorca
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Photograph of Spassky from the tournament in Palma de Mallorca

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Author: Boris Vasilievich Spassky (1937- )  signed

Year: 1968

Publisher: Palma tourist office and the Spanish chess federation

Place: Palma de Mallorca

Original oblong photograph (4 1/4" x 5 3/4") showing Spassky at the reception, dated and signed by him above his picture.

Palma de Mallorca (1968) was the strongest tournament in 1968, featuring the World Champion Petrosian, his challenger Spassky, and Korchnoi, who had just lost the Spassky - Korchnoi Candidates Final (1968), Larsen, who had lost the Spassky - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1968), and Gligoric, who had lost the Tal - Gligoric Candidates Quarterfinal (1968). The tournament continued the tradition of Palma de Mallorca (1965), Palma de Mallorca (1966) and Palma de Mallorca (1967), and went on with Palma de Mallorca (1969). In 1968, it was sponsored by the Council of Palma, the Palma tourist office and the Spanish chess federation. Most of the participants came from the Olympiad in Lugano (Switzerland) which had ended in the beginning of November. Korchnoi made one of his best tournaments, as he drew the world champion Petrosian and defeated Spassky, Larsen and Gligoric. In the last round he could grant half a point to Calvo. The five players from the Candidates matches 1968 took the first five places. Tournament director: Jorge Puig Laborda. Principal arbiter: Harry de Graaf. After the tournament, Chess Oscar for 1968 was awarded to Spassky. (Chessgames dot com)

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Light edge wear else very good.