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🏆 Palma de Mallorca (1969)

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This was the strongest tournament in 1969. It was organized by FIDE and the ... [more]

Player: Henrique Mecking

 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs Mecking 0-1401969Palma de MallorcaA00 Uncommon Opening
2. Mecking vs Najdorf 1-0411969Palma de MallorcaE93 King's Indian, Petrosian System
3. Pomar Salamanca vs Mecking  ½-½201969Palma de MallorcaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
4. Mecking vs R Toran Albero  ½-½411969Palma de MallorcaD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
5. Petrosian vs Mecking 1-0411969Palma de MallorcaB06 Robatsch
6. Mecking vs Bobotsov  ½-½231969Palma de MallorcaB02 Alekhine's Defense
7. A Medina Garcia vs Mecking 0-1371969Palma de MallorcaA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Parma vs Mecking  ½-½541969Palma de MallorcaB03 Alekhine's Defense
9. Mecking vs Spassky ½-½421969Palma de MallorcaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. J Penrose vs Mecking  1-0411969Palma de MallorcaB03 Alekhine's Defense
11. Mecking vs Damjanovic  1-0531969Palma de MallorcaB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. Hort vs Mecking  ½-½601969Palma de MallorcaB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. Mecking vs Szabo  1-0511969Palma de MallorcaB06 Robatsch
14. Korchnoi vs Mecking 1-0321969Palma de MallorcaE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
15. Mecking vs Unzicker  ½-½291969Palma de MallorcaA00 Uncommon Opening
16. Panno vs Mecking  1-0421969Palma de MallorcaB06 Robatsch
17. Mecking vs Diez del Corral  ½-½291969Palma de MallorcaA56 Benoni Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-14-15  Olavi: The winner Larsen started with two losses. Top tournaments won from that situation include Najdorf, 16,5/21 at the Capablanca Memorial 1962, and Beliavsky, 8,5/14 in Tilburg 1986. Are there others?
Aug-14-15  diagonal: Not an international top tournament - still worth mentioning: Valentina Gunina, losing her two first games, finishing 7-0 at 64th Russian Superfinals women (ch-RUS) in Kazan 2014, winning the round robin tournament outright: Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014)/Valentina Gunina Others? :)
Jun-21-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: For those who would point to Spassky's lacklustre tournament record while champion, the six draws concluded in less than twenty moves contributed a great deal towards his indifferent placing in this event.
Jun-21-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  harrylime: Spassky was the World Chess Champion whilst Bobby got his head together 👍
Jun-21-19  Howard: Petrosian's record during the second three-year period that he was WC, wasn't much better.

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