Budapest (1973) – Centennial — A no-first-look look.


PGN link:   Budapest (1973) – Centennial    (with fuzzy bracket dating)


Chessbase version of RR xtab, sorted by standing:

CBlight - RR xtab - Budapest (1973) - Centennial

SCID version of Swiss xtab:

Budapest (1973) - Centennial
Budapest HUN, 1973.02.13 - 1973.03.03
                            Ti Age Nat    Score       1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10   11   12   13   14   15 
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 1: Geller, Efim            gm  47 RUS  10.5 / 15    9w+ 14b=  2w=  4b= 13w+  6w+ 11b= 15w+  7b= 12w+ 16b=  3w+ 10b=  5w=  8b=  (+6 -0 =9)
 2: Karpov, Anatoly         gm  22 RUS   9.5 / 15   13w=  4w+  1b=  6w= 11b= 15w=  7b= 12w+ 16b=  3w+ 10b=  5w+  8b=  9w= 14b=  (+4 -0 =11)
 3: Adorjan, Andras         gm  23 HUN   8.5 / 15    7b= 12w+ 16b+ 13b= 10w=  5b=  8w=  9b= 14w+  2b-  4w=  1b-  6w= 11b+ 15w=  (+4 -2 =9)
 4: Hort, Vlastimil         gm  29 GER   8.5 / 15   14w+  2b- 13w+  1w=  6b- 11w+ 15b=  7w+ 12b- 16w=  3b= 10w+  5b=  8w=  9b=  (+5 -3 =7)
 5: Vaganian, Rafael A.     gm  22 ARM   8.5 / 15   11b+ 15w+  7b+ 12w= 16b=  3w= 10b= 13b=  8w=  9b= 14w=  2b-  4w=  1b=  6w=  (+3 -1 =11)
 6: Szabo, Laszlo               18 GER   8.5 / 15    8w=  9b= 14w+  2b=  4w+  1b- 13w+ 11w= 15b=  7w= 12b= 16w=  3b= 10w=  5b=  (+3 -1 =11)
 7: Antoshin, Vladimir S.   gm  43 RUS   8.0 / 15    3w= 10b=  5w-  8b=  9w+ 14b+  2w=  4b-  1w=  6b= 11w= 15b+ 13w= 12w- 16b+  (+4 -3 =8)
 8: Bilek, Istvan           gm  40 HUN   8.0 / 15    6b= 11w= 15b=  7w= 12b= 16w=  3b= 10w=  5b= 13b=  9w= 14b+  2w=  4b=  1w=  (+1 -0 =14)
 9: Csom, Istvan            gm  33 HUN   7.5 / 15    1b-  6w= 11b= 15w+  7b- 12w+ 16b=  3w= 10b=  5w=  8b= 13b= 14w=  2b=  4w=  (+2 -2 =11)
10: Ribli, Zoltan           gm  22 HUN   7.0 / 15   15b=  7w= 12b= 16w=  3b= 13b+  5w=  8b=  9w= 14b-  2w=  4b-  1w=  6b= 11w=  (+1 -2 =12)
11: Ciocaltea, Victor       gm  41 ROU   6.5 / 15    5w-  8b=  9w= 14b=  2w=  4b-  1w=  6b= 13w= 15w=  7b= 12w+ 16b=  3w- 10b=  (+1 -3 =11)
12: Sax, Gyula              gm  22 HUN   6.0 / 15   16w+  3b- 10w=  5b=  8w=  9b- 14w-  2b-  4w+  1b-  6w= 11b- 15w=  7b+ 13w=  (+3 -6 =6)
13: Hecht, Hans Joachim     gm  34 GER   6.0 / 15    2b= 16w+  4b-  3w=  1b- 10w-  6b-  5w= 11b=  8w= 15b-  9w=  7b= 14w+ 12b=  (+2 -5 =8)
14: Velimirovic, Dragoljub  gm  31 SRB   6.0 / 15    4b-  1w=  6b- 11w= 15b+  7w- 12b+ 16w=  3b- 10w+  5b=  8w-  9b= 13b-  2w=  (+3 -6 =6)
15: Lengyel, Levente        gm  40 HUN   5.5 / 15   10w=  5b-  8w=  9b- 14w-  2b=  4w=  1b-  6w= 11b= 13w+  7w- 12b= 16w=  3b=  (+1 -5 =9)
16: Forintos, Gyozo V.      gm  38 HUN   5.5 / 15   12b- 13b-  3w- 10b=  5w=  8b=  9w= 14b=  2w=  4b=  1w=  6b= 11w= 15b=  7w-  (+0 -4 =11)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
120 games: +31 =77 -12

And the SCID RR xtab, sorted by name:

Budapest (1973) - Centennial
Budapest HUN, 1973.02.13 - 1973.03.03
                            Ti Age Nat    Score     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1: Adorjan, Andras         gm  23 HUN   8.5 / 15   X = = 1 = 1 0 = = 0 = = 1 = = 1  (+4 -2 =9)
 2: Antoshin, Vladimir S.   gm  43 RUS   8.0 / 15   = X = = 1 1 = = 0 = 1 = 0 = 0 1  (+4 -3 =8)
 3: Bilek, Istvan           gm  40 HUN   8.0 / 15   = = X = = = = = = = = = = = = 1  (+1 -0 =14)
 4: Ciocaltea, Victor       gm  41 ROU   6.5 / 15   0 = = X = = = = 0 = = = 1 = 0 =  (+1 -3 =11)
 5: Csom, Istvan            gm  33 HUN   7.5 / 15   = 0 = = X = 0 = = = 1 = 1 = = =  (+2 -2 =11)
 6: Forintos, Gyozo V.      gm  38 HUN   5.5 / 15   0 0 = = = X = 0 = = = = 0 = = =  (+0 -4 =11)
 7: Geller, Efim            gm  47 RUS  10.5 / 15   1 = = = 1 = X 1 = = 1 = 1 1 = =  (+6 -0 =9)
 8: Hecht, Hans Joachim     gm  34 GER   6.0 / 15   = = = = = 1 0 X 0 = 0 0 = 0 = 1  (+2 -5 =8)
 9: Hort, Vlastimil         gm  29 GER   8.5 / 15   = 1 = 1 = = = 1 X 0 = 1 0 0 = 1  (+5 -3 =7)
10: Karpov, Anatoly         gm  22 RUS   9.5 / 15   1 = = = = = = = 1 X = = 1 = 1 =  (+4 -0 =11)
11: Lengyel, Levente        gm  40 HUN   5.5 / 15   = 0 = = 0 = 0 1 = = X = = = 0 0  (+1 -5 =9)
12: Ribli, Zoltan           gm  22 HUN   7.0 / 15   = = = = = = = 1 0 = = X = = = 0  (+1 -2 =12)
13: Sax, Gyula              gm  22 HUN   6.0 / 15   0 1 = 0 0 1 0 = 1 0 = = X = = 0  (+3 -6 =6)
14: Szabo, Laszlo               18 GER   8.5 / 15   = = = = = = 0 1 1 = = = = X = 1  (+3 -1 =11)
15: Vaganian, Rafael A.     gm  22 ARM   8.5 / 15   = 1 = 1 = = = = = 0 1 = = = X =  (+3 -1 =11)
16: Velimirovic, Dragoljub  gm  31 SRB   6.0 / 15   0 0 0 = = = = 0 0 = 1 1 1 0 = X  (+3 -6 =6)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
120 games: +31 =77 -12

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Background discussion:

Another tournament from <suenteus po 147>’s list was listed as this:

Budapest Tungsram 1973 (need to submit 59 missing games)

It’s actually understandable, but still incorrect, to label this tournament as Tungsram sponsored.

The electronics (lightbulbs, etc.) company indeed sponsored many elite Hungarian sports events, including major chess tournaments, but their involvement in international chess tournaments began in 1975.

Jul-13-16 zanzibar: Not to be kherlish with a additional small kerrection:It wasn’t a Tungsram event in 1973:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipe…

(Tungsram was like the Hungarian Bell Telephone, I think).

According to Di Felice, p48 in <Chess Competitions, 1971-2010: An Annotated International Bibliography>, the first Tungsram sponsored tournament was in 1975.

This version, in 1973, was a centennial celebration of some kind (of the union of Buda + Pest?)

http://www.abebooks.com/Budapest-ce…

(Offering a view of R1 pairings too)

Note that 365chess gives the tournament as in August, but Di Felice, and TB, both give start as 1973.02.13.

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/kibitzing?kid=G1049665&reply=3

Here’s the cover art of the TB:

16921064755 - cover

(Click on image to enlarge)

The dates of games are uncertain, but the PGN is being supplied with “fuzzy”-dating. Basically, the round dates are uncertain to within a day or two. However, Mednis, in his book “How Karpov Wins” gives the bracket dates as February 13, 1973 – March 4, 1973. Di Felice gives the finish on March 2 in his “Chess Competitions, 1971-2010: An Annotated International Biography”. I followed Mednis, but put the last round on the 3rd, allowing adjournments to be finished on the 4th.

All the PGN games make note of this round dating via the Bracket tag with the “~” notation:

[Bracket "1973.02.13 ~ 1973.03.04"]

I asked on the Bistro for help in dating the rounds, but there was none. The TB does list the date for each round, so maybe someday someone will forward the information. Until then I think we can live with this small measure of uncertainty.

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One thought on “Budapest (1973) – Centennial — A no-first-look look.

  1. Interesting to note the relative equal nature of the players – all 16 players were only separated by 5 points at the end of the tournament. Usually in most tournaments there is one tail-ender who finishes a fair distance behind the 2nd last player, but this didn’t happen here.

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