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Budapest Tournament

Paul Keres12.5/17(+10 -2 =5)[games]
Efim Geller12/17(+8 -1 =8)[games]
Mikhail Botvinnik11/17(+7 -2 =8)[games]
Vasily Smyslov11/17(+8 -3 =6)[games]
Gideon Stahlberg11/17(+7 -2 =8)[games]
Laszlo Szabo10.5/17(+8 -4 =5)[games]
Tigran V Petrosian9.5/17(+6 -4 =7)[games]
Herman Pilnik9.5/17(+6 -4 =7)[games]
Alberic O'Kelly de Galway9/17(+4 -3 =10)[games]
Pal Benko8.5/17(+6 -6 =5)[games]
Gedeon Barcza8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Jozsef Szily8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Harry Golombek7/17(+4 -7 =6)[games]
Cenek Kottnauer7/17(+4 -7 =6)[games]
Erno Gereben6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Octavio Troianescu5.5/17(+5 -11 =1)[games]
Bogdan Sliwa5/17(+4 -11 =2)[games]
Hans Platz2/17(+1 -14 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Budapest (1952)

In the year following the death of Geza Maroczy a memorial chess tournament was held in the city of Budapest. The Hungarian chess association with the assistance of Viacheslav Ragozin and Arpad Vajda organized the round robin event that began on March 3, 1952, which would have been Maroczy's 82nd birthday. Eight grandmasters, eight international masters, and two national masters participated. Five of the Soviet Union's strongest grandmasters, including the world champion, attended. They were Mikhail Botvinnik, Efim Geller, Paul Keres, Tigran Petrosian, and Vasily Smyslov. The other three grandmasters to attend were Swedish grandmaster Gideon Ståhlberg, and Hungarian champions Laszlo Szabo and Gedeon Barcza. Hungary was also represented by international masters Pal Benkö, Erno Gereben, and Jozsef Szily. Harry Golombek participated on behalf of England, Alberic O'Kelly de Galway participated represented Belgium, and Hans Platz participated on behalf of East Germany. Bogdan Silwa traveled from Poland, Octavio Troianescu from Romania, and Cenek Kottnauer from Czechoslovakia. Herman Pilnik, the only player to participate from the Americas, traveled from Argentina. Additional information on the event can be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/2008072...

The event was one of the stronger post-war tournaments to be held, as well as an indication of the Soviet Union's chess might in international events. Four of the five Soviet participants finished in the top five, with Paul Keres taking clear first. It was a brutal month of chess, with few draws, due in part to the uneven playing strengths of the participants. Not many players escaped with less than three losses, including such heavyweights as Smyslov and Petrosian. A fine tournament to commemorate one of the turn of the century's most dynamic chess masters.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 Keres * 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 12½ 2 Geller 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 12 =3 Botvinnik ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 11 =3 Smyslov 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 11 =3 Ståhlberg ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 11 6 Szabo 1 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 10½ =7 Petrosian 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 9½ =7 Pilnik 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 9½ 9 O'Kelly 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 9 10 Benkö ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 8½ =11 Barcza 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 8 =11 Szily 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 0 1 1 8 =13 Golombek ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 7 =13 Kottnauer ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 0 1 1 0 7 15 Gereben 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 1 6 16 Troianescu 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 * ½ 1 5½ 17 Sliwa 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ * 1 5 18 Platz 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 2

Original collection: Game Collection: Budapest 1952, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sliwa vs Botvinnik 0-1621952BudapestB20 Sicilian
2. Geller vs O Troianescu  1-0411952BudapestD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Keres vs H Platz 1-0251952BudapestE03 Catalan, Open
4. Petrosian vs Smyslov  ½-½211952BudapestA22 English
5. Szabo vs Benko 1-0241952BudapestE90 King's Indian
6. E Gereben vs J Szily  0-1361952BudapestD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. Golombek vs O'Kelly  0-1581952BudapestD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
8. Pilnik vs G Barcza  0-1571952BudapestB32 Sicilian
9. Stahlberg vs C Kottnauer  1-0281952BudapestA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Botvinnik vs Geller 0-1471952BudapestE68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
11. Petrosian vs Keres 1-0361952BudapestE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. Smyslov vs J Szily  ½-½401952BudapestA13 English
13. C Kottnauer vs Szabo  1-0401952BudapestD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
14. G Barcza vs Sliwa  ½-½491952BudapestC45 Scotch Game
15. Benko vs E Gereben  ½-½311952BudapestA15 English
16. O'Kelly vs Stahlberg  ½-½181952BudapestA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
17. H Platz vs Pilnik 0-1371952BudapestC02 French, Advance
18. O Troianescu vs Golombek  0-1411952BudapestB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
19. Golombek vs Botvinnik 0-1431952BudapestA21 English
20. Geller vs G Barcza 1-0531952BudapestD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Keres vs Smyslov 1-0421952BudapestD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
22. Szabo vs O'Kelly  ½-½281952BudapestE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
23. Sliwa vs H Platz  1-0331952BudapestD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Pilnik vs Petrosian 1-0501952BudapestC77 Ruy Lopez
25. E Gereben vs C Kottnauer  1-0451952BudapestB56 Sicilian
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