Herceg-Novi 1970

Herceg-Novi 1970

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May 9, 2008, 8:56 AM |
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The Herceg Novi Blitz Tournament of 1970 was the greatest speed tournament of the 20th century. Four world champions competed in the tournament and Bobby Fischer finished 4 ½ points ahead of the second place finisher, Mikhail Tal.

Fischer also dominated the Soviet players, 8 ½ - 1 ½, soundly defeating Tal, Tigran Petrosian and Vasily Smyslov, 6-0; breaking even with Viktor Korchnoi; and defeating David Bronstein with a win and draw. According to one report, Fischer spent no more than 2 ½ minutes on any game.

Herceg Novi Blitz Tournament (5-Minute Chess)

 

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2

3

4

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6

7

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Totals

1. Fischer

x

2

1

2

2

2

2

2

19

2. Tal

0

x

2

1

0

2

½

2

2

2

14½

3. Korchnoi

1

0

x

½

0

2

2

2

1

2

2

14

4. Petrosian

0

1

x

1

1

1

1

2

2

13½

5. Bronstein

½

2

2

1

x

½

½

1

½

2

13

6. Hort

½

0

0

1

x

1

2

2

1

1

2

12

7. Matulovic

0

½

0

½

1

x

½

2

2

1

10½

8. Smyslov

0

0

1

1

0

x

½

1

1

2

9. Reshevsky

½

0

1

1

0

0

x

½

1

10. Uhlmann

½

½

½

½

½

1

0

1

x

0

2

8

11. Ivkov

0

0

0

0

½

1

½

1

½

2

x

2

12. Ostojic

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

x

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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