Stockholm Interzonal Tournament 1962

Stockholm Interzonal Tournament 1962

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Author: Chess Player

Year: 1962

Publisher: Chess Player

Place: Nottingham


50 typescript pages with tables and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's yellow pictorial wrappers. The Chess Player series number 2. (Betts: 25-324) First edition.

All 253 games unannotated with and index openings. Includes the five additional games of the play-off for the eighth candidates' place between Gligoric and Benko.

Scheduled for January 27 until early March, 1962, the Interzonal tournament in Stockholm was a 23-player round robin, with six players qualifying for the Curacao Candidates (1962) stage. The winner was Bobby Fischer with 17.5 (+13 =9 -0), joint-second with 15 were Geller and Petrosian, and joint-fourth with 14 were Filip and Korchnoi. But there was a three-way tie for sixth place among Gligoric, Benko and Stein, all with 13.5 points. They then played a double round-robin playoff tournament to decide sixth place. Stein won with 3/4, Benko had 2/3 and Gligoric 0/3. The final game between Gligoric and Benko was not played. Stein qualified only as a reserve, due to a ruling limiting the number of players from one country participating in the Candidates tournament to three, so the last place went to Benko.1 Gideon Stahlberg was arbiter.


Light edge wear else a near fine copy.