Chess in 1960

Chess in 1960

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1960... Edith Piaf is singing Je ne regrette rien from Paris. Hitchcock's Psycho is released in cinema halls. The world is in some tension... Wrong start! As this blog isn't a review of what happened in chess in 1960. I couldn't just find a more appropriate head title...

Recently came in my hands the 9th volume [1960] of the greek chess magazine "MAT". A small monthly magazine of around 16 pages, published during the years 1952-1965 by Spyros Bikos [full title: Το Ματ: Μηνιαία Σκακιστική Επιθεώρησις / Revue Grècque Mensuelle d’Échecs. Check also Chess Periodicals by Di Felice, p. 122, entry 1437].

front page of MAT June 1960

Spyros Bikos was a significant figure of Greek chess world during these years and has distinguished himself in the chess problem area too.

Spyros Bikos [1911-1987] possibly around 1979[?]. Photo taken from E. Manolas' blog, where a small bio. Check also this reminiscing article by P. Sklavounos A distinction in chess composing in 1974 chess Olympiad in Nice. 3rd prize for a two mover, with D. Kapralos. From Problemas de ajedrez by J. A. Coello, 2002, p. 287

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Anyway... I started browsing through it. Then checking the games that were presented. Of course the Tal-Botvinnik world championship match was dominating some of the issues, but there were more. It was beautiful, as many players were unknown to me. So decided to pick some games I liked and give them here [Tal-Botvinnik match excluded]...

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Grigoric vs Bobotsov, Hastings 1959/60

Svetozar Gligoric [1966]
Milko Bobotsov [1965]
in nationaalarchief in nationaalarchief

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A brilliant Sicilian Najdorf game played in Hastings 1959/60. Gligoric showed some great performance there, winning with 7.5/9. Bobotsov finished 4th...

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Sakharov vs Korchnoi, 27th USSR championship, 1960

Yuri Sakharov [????]
Viktor Korchnoi [1972]
in wikicommons in nationaalarchief

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Being on the Sicilian Najdorf theme, a game won by Korchnoi on the 3rd round, who actually won the championship too.

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Uhlmann vs Kholmov, Central Chess Club International Tournament in Moscow, 1960

Wolfgang Uhlmann [1972]
Ratmir Kholmov [1955?]
in nationaalarchief in wikicommons

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A great combination by Kholmov on round 2, who I think tied in the first place of this tournament with Smyslov...

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Pachman vs Walther, Madrid Zonal 1960

Luděk Pachman [1967]
Edgar Walther [1959]
in nationaalarchief in fotosbobbyfischer

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A fascinating game by Walther. His above photo was the only one I've found. It's a detail of one with Bobby Fischer in Zurich 1959. In this Zonal, none of them [or from the following game] advanced I think [check https://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/zonals/1960-63.htm].

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Pietzsch vs O'Kelly, Madrid Zonal 1960

Wolfgang Pietzsch [1966]
Albéric O'Kelly de Galway [1961]
in wikicommons in nationaalarchief

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In the same Zonal, a beautiful attack by Pietzsch...

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Spassky vs Lombardy, 7th Student Olympiad, Leningrad 1960

Boris Spassky [1964]
William Lombardy [1974]
in nationaalarchief in nationaalarchief

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US team took first place over USSR in this student Olympiad. A beautiful combination by Lombardy...

[check also this http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2006/06/7th-world-student-team-chess.html where actually a photo of the following game].

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Letelier vs Fischer, 14th chess Olympiad, Leipzig 1960

René Letelier [????]
Bobby Fischer [1960]
in finalesdeajedrez-luis in chesscom forum

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Just Bobby Fischer...

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Golz vs Panggabean, 14th chess Olympiad, Leipzig 1960

No photos... and generally unknown to me players.

Werner Golz, an other player of East Germany at the time. Seems that published a book with Paul Keres in 1972, Schönheit der Kombination. In this Olympiad [ that was won by USSR], he was 2nd reserve. Dame Panggabean, reserve for Indonesia in this Olympiad. And I don't know if there are any more games by him, except this event.

[info from https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannschaftsaufstellungen_der_Schacholympiade_1960].

Just solve this beautiful tactic...

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Keres vs Bilek, 14th chess Olympiad, Leipzig 1960

Paul Keres [1964]
Istvan Bilek [1966]
in nationaalarchief in nationaalarchief

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Tal vs Najdorf, 14th chess Olympiad, Leipzig 1960

Mikhail Tal [1968]
Miguel Najdorf [1971]
in nationaalarchief in nationaalarchief

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Play like Tal...

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Thanx for reading....