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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: Boris Spassky

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Diez del Corral vs Spassky  ½-½421969Palma de MallorcaE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
2. Spassky vs Larsen 1-0671969Palma de MallorcaC60 Ruy Lopez
3. Najdorf vs Spassky ½-½531969Palma de MallorcaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Spassky vs Pomar Salamanca  ½-½421969Palma de MallorcaB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
5. R Toran Albero vs Spassky  ½-½141969Palma de MallorcaD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
6. Spassky vs Petrosian  ½-½281969Palma de MallorcaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. Bobotsov vs Spassky  ½-½181969Palma de MallorcaE15 Queen's Indian
8. Spassky vs A Medina Garcia 1-0301969Palma de MallorcaC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
9. Mecking vs Spassky ½-½421969Palma de MallorcaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. Parma vs Spassky  ½-½181969Palma de MallorcaB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. Spassky vs J Penrose 1-0491969Palma de MallorcaE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. Damjanovic vs Spassky  ½-½241969Palma de MallorcaB53 Sicilian
13. Spassky vs Hort  ½-½171969Palma de MallorcaD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
14. Szabo vs Spassky  ½-½151969Palma de MallorcaE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. Spassky vs Korchnoi  ½-½151969Palma de MallorcaA36 English
16. Unzicker vs Spassky  ½-½351969Palma de MallorcaE97 King's Indian
17. Spassky vs Panno  ½-½401969Palma de MallorcaB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
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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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