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Manila Tournament

Bent Larsen12.5/15(+11 -1 =3)[games]
Ljubomir Ljubojevic11.5/15(+9 -1 =5)[games]
Lubomir Kavalek11/15(+8 -1 =6)[games]
Svetozar Gligoric9.5/15(+5 -1 =9)[games]
Florin Gheorghiu9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
William Lombardy9/15(+5 -2 =8)[games]
Borislav Ivkov8.5/15(+4 -2 =9)[games]
Stefano Tatai8.5/15(+7 -5 =3)[games]
Miguel Najdorf8/15(+4 -3 =8)[games]
Miguel A Quinteros8/15(+6 -5 =4)[games]
Eugenio Torre6.5/15(+4 -6 =5)[games]
Rodolfo Tan Cardoso6.5/15(+6 -8 =1)[games]
Renato Naranja4.5/15(+1 -7 =7)[games]
Edgar De Castro4/15(+1 -8 =6)[games]
Haji Ardiansyah1.5/15(+0 -12 =3)[games]
Max Arie Wotulo1.5/15(+0 -12 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Manila (1973)

The event was organized by Florencio Campomanes, and sponsored by Ferdinand Marcos, the President of the Philippines (1965-1986). It became known as the 1st Philippines International Chess Tournament, and was the first of its kind in Asia. The opening was performed by Marcos and World Champion Robert James Fischer, who made the ceremonial moves directly on television and before a crowd of 10,000 in the Araneta Coliseum*, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

Larsen won 9 games in a row (rounds 6-14) and took 1st prize (4000 USD). The 1st brilliancy prize (1000 USD, handed over by Marcos) went to Lombardy for Lombardy vs Quinteros, 1973. After the tournament, nine of the players plus the TV commentator Samuel Estimo went to La Union (260 km N of Manila) to play in Bauang (1973). The two events marked the beginning of an era in Philippine chess with GM tournaments that would culminate in Baguio City with the Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1978).

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 16 October - 6 November 1973

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts Prizes 1 Larsen * ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12½ 4000 2 Ljubojevic ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11½ 2000 3 Kavalek ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 1000 4 Gligoric 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 9½ ? =5 Gheorghiu ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 9 =5 Lombardy 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 9 =7 Ivkov 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 8½ =7 Tatai 0 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ * 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 8½ =9 Najdorf 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 8 =9 Quinteros 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 8 =11 Torre 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 1 6½ =11 Cardoso 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 ½ 1 1 6½ 13 Naranja 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 4½ 14 Castro 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 4 =15 Ardiansyah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1½ =15 Wotulo 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1½

Tournament director: Manuel Lara.

Tournament book: Otte om kongen, by Bent Larsen. Ruder 7, Copenhagen 1974. 134 pp. (in Danish). Larsen also wrote a piece in Skakbladet, Vol. 70, pp. 4-6, 19-20 & 33-34. A crosstable can be found at https://web.archive.org/web/2016042....

Original collection: Game Collection: Manila 1973 by User: Tabanus. *Wikipedia article: Smart Araneta Coliseum. Rounds 5-11 were played in other nearby arenas because of an interfering opera concert. Pairings and round dates are from Larsens tournament book. Five games in round 1 were played on 20 October.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Ardiansyah vs S Tatai  0-1501973ManilaC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. E Torre vs Lombardy  ½-½561973ManilaB06 Robatsch
3. E De Castro vs R Naranja  ½-½201973ManilaE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
4. R Naranja vs Ivkov  ½-½361973ManilaA37 English, Symmetrical
5. Ljubojevic vs Quinteros 1-0411973ManilaB41 Sicilian, Kan
6. Lombardy vs Gligoric  ½-½191973ManilaD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
7. S Tatai vs E De Castro  1-0371973ManilaA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. Larsen vs Gheorghiu  ½-½461973ManilaA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. R Cardoso vs H Ardiansyah  1-0411973ManilaB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
10. M Wotulo vs Kavalek  0-1391973ManilaE97 King's Indian
11. Najdorf vs E Torre  1-0401973ManilaA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
12. Ivkov vs Quinteros  ½-½231973ManilaB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. Gheorghiu vs Ljubojevic 0-1251973ManilaB03 Alekhine's Defense
14. E De Castro vs R Cardoso  ½-½171973ManilaA04 Reti Opening
15. H Ardiansyah vs Lombardy  0-1571973ManilaC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. Kavalek vs Larsen  ½-½311973ManilaB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. R Naranja vs S Tatai  ½-½471973ManilaE92 King's Indian
18. E Torre vs M Wotulo 1-0421973ManilaB06 Robatsch
19. Gligoric vs Najdorf  ½-½401973ManilaA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
20. Ljubojevic vs Ivkov ½-½351973ManilaC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
21. Kavalek vs Najdorf 1-0371973ManilaC41 Philidor Defense
22. Quinteros vs Larsen 0-1371973ManilaC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. Gligoric vs R Cardoso 1-0671973ManilaB06 Robatsch
24. Gheorghiu vs M Wotulo 1-0291973ManilaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Larsen vs E Torre 1-0381973ManilaE90 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-20-19  ZonszeinP: Bent Larsen!
What a fighter

Only 3 draws

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