Internationales Schachmeisterturnier Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1978
Internationales Schachmeisterturnier Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1978
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Internationales Schachmeisterturnier Buenos Aires (Clarin) 1978

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Author: Becker, Georg Albert (1896-1984)

Year: 1978

Publisher: M A Lachaga

Place: Buenos Aires

Description:

vi+60 pages with tables. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/4"0 bound in original publisher's stapled wrappers. First edition limited to 340 copies.

Right after the Buenos Aires olympiad (25 October - 12 November), Miguel Najdorf had gotten the morning newspaper Clarín to disburse big bucks for this tournament. Its success allowed him to step it up with a large budget also for Buenos Aires (Clarin) (1979). The tournament was opened by BA Mayor Osvaldo Cacciatore* and play took place in the 3rd floor of Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires# at Esmeralda 660. Playing time was 5-10 pm. The room could take only a few spectators, but Clarín disposed some other locations with wall demonstration boards where the games were shown and explained to the press and public. According to the tournament book, the players were peaceful in the first rounds probably because of fatigue after the olympiad. However, competition hardened towards the end. After 10 rounds it looked like Vaganian would win, but then he lost with White to the champion of China Qi Jingxuan in round 11. In round 12 it was Qi's turn to lose with White, to the winner, the 27-year-old rising star Ulf Andersson from Sweden. The last round game between Dzindzichashvili and Qi Jingxuan was not played. Qi did not turn up and forfeited the point. Following Andersson was a three way tied for places two through four with Oscar Panno, Vasily Smyslov and Rafael Vaganian each with 8.5. Florin Gheorghiu and Walter Shawn Browne were close behind with 8 each.

Condition:

Some sunning to edge and light edge wear else a very good copy.