# Chess by Isaac Kashdan

GHESS BY ISAAC KASHDAN INTERNATIONAL GRANDMASTER Address Utters M Chtll Editer, l.A. Timn lei Angelas S3. Col'rf. FISCHER TOPS FIELD; BENKO MAY QUALIFY ' As announced last week, Bobby Fischer of Brooklyn won going away against a powerful field In the interzonal tournament in Stockholm. He drew his last round game with Wolfgang Uhlmann of East Germany to bring his final score to llViAVi. Fischer retained his remark' able margin of 2V4 points, with second prize shared at 15-7 by two Soviet grandmasters, Ew fim Geller and Tigran Petro sian. Each of them drew in the last round, while Petrosian took previously adjourned game with Eugenio German of Brazil, f Tied for fourth, with totals i of 14-8, were Miroslav Filip of Czechoslovakia and Victor Korchnoi of Russia. The top five were all assured of entering the candidates' tournament, which will be played May and June in Curacao, Netherlands West Indies. The sixth place for the candidates' event rests between Pal Benko of New York and Sveto-zar Gligoric of Yugoslavia.! They tied at 13VS-8VS with Leonid Stein of the Soviet Union, ' but the latter was eliminated by a special ruling of the International Chess Federation to prevent too many entrants from the same nation. Former world champion Mikhail Tal of Latvia and Paul Keres of Estonia were seeded into the candidates' tournament, and will presumably be major obstacles to Fischer's further progress to the world championship title. Following is the final standing of the players, and games from the tournamen'. March II. mi TIMES PROBLEM 3343 By K. Hascntahl LACK 'a na,i a ' i t :J. t ill I 2 n hf time :B&4 Jufim n : : ns -M&dMt cflrKi -a.. f A Hi ' 1L? & WHITE 7 White mates in two. TIMES PROBLEM 3344 By A. Akerbtom BLACK Usehar Gcllar Patroslan Filip Korchnoi Senko ligorlc Stain Portisch Uhlmann Olatsson Pomar W 17'i IS 15 14 14 !3"i nt 12'-, 12 12 12 L 4Vj 7 7 I I i' t"l IV ' Vj 10 10 Bolbochan Barcza Bilek Bisguler Bertok Yanofsky German Schweber Teschner Cuellar Aaron W L ll'2 lOVl 11 11 II 11 9" 12Vj 7'. 14'j 7Vj 14Vj 7 15 7 15 " 15Vn 5 j 14' 1 4 ' II KING'S INDIAN DEFENSE . 4 r I' 1 i 9wq ''X-.y'-fy 'tof.tytf Cuellar Colombia White 1- P-Q4 2- P-OB4 3P-KNJ 4- B-N2 5- N-KB3 t-O-O 7-N-BJ a-P-QS ... ?-N-Q4 10- Q-Q3 , 11- N-N3 12- P-B4 13- NxN 14- NxP 15- PxB 14-B-B3 17-P3R4 11-PxP 1.R-R3 German Brazil White 1- P-K4 2- N-KB3 3- B-N5 4- BxN 5- O-O 4-P-04 7-NxP I-N-K2 -Rx3 10- QN-B3 11- B-B4 1J-R-Q2 13- B-N3 14- BxN 15NOS 14-N-K3 173RO 1I-P-QB3 1-R-J5 30-R(S)J2 11-N-N3 22- P-KR3 23- R-K 24- NIN1-B 25- N-R J4-N-0 27.P-KNS 2I-K-N1 W-N-K3 30-KxB , 11-RxR 32-P-KN4 J3-N(R)xP 14-P-R4 Fischer U.S.A. Black N-KB3 P-KN3 B-N2 0-0 P-Q3 N-B3 B-B4 N0R4 B-Q2 P-B4 N-NS P-QN4 QxN BxN KR-N N-B3 P-QR3 QxP(3) OxQ Cuellar Colombia . White 20- PxQ 21- P-R5 22- B-Q2 " 23- B-B3 24- R-K 25- B-02 24-B-O 27- B-B 28- K-R 29- B-N4 30- B-R3 31- P-R4 32- B-B8 33- R-N3 34- P-B5 35- B-N5 34-B-QJ 37-B-N4 Retlsns Fische U.S.A. Black R-N5 R-N4 RxNP R-N2 N-K KB R-N7 B-Q5ch WHITE 5 White mates In three. The key In 3363 is of the cive and take variety, but all In White's favor, of course. Problem 33B4 is more artistic, both In the key and the number of fine mates.- SOLUTION TO PROBLEM 3357: R-B4. SOLUTION TO PROBLEM 3358: B-R4. Threatj, J Q-N5ch and Q-B2ch; If K-B2, 2 Q-N7ch; If K-Q4, 2 Q-Q3ch. 80I.VKRS LIST Five points F. Aks, P. J. Burton. T. T. Chang. M. Chutorian, J.. Di Kulvio, C. Greifinger, Dr. J, A, Healy, Dr. J. A. Hcndrickson, L. V. Isaac, Mrs. J. W. Moore. 1. E. Nordstrom, K. K. Penter, L. A. Prusa, M. Hosen, R. Roslin, D. Soghor, i.. A. Victor. O. Wiseman. Four points G. Raijel. Three point E. .1. Bolton, K. CT I'um-niinss. W. H. Griffith. J. R.J Martinez, C. T. Tongko, E. .1. Wright, A. C. Zoll. Two iHiinls C. J. Christopher, B. R. Holmes, N. Lesser, H. J. McBlaine Jr.. G. F. Oaleshv. P. Uashkin, S. Schwarz, J. Stremel. One point F; B. Jones, C. T, Patterson, F. Vogel. - ' . PROBLEM SOLVING RULES j Send solutions to problems to Cries-. Editor, Los Anseles Times. Please use a: separate card or letter for each week's i answers. Solutions must be postmarked I within two weeks of publication. I Solutions and lists of solvers will he published threa weeks atter problems R-KB7 1 appear. Unless otherwise noted, twii N-B3 R-B7 R-R2 NxP N-N5 PxP P-K3 R-R RxB RUY LOPEZ Bisguler U.S.A. Black . P-K4 N-QB3 P-QR3 OPxB P-B3 PxP P-QB4 QQ B-Q2 0-0-0 N-K2 N-N3 N-K4 PxB P-B5 B-QB4 P-QN4 KR-B B-Q3 R-B2 P-N3 QR-B B-K3 B-QB4 R B5 P-N4 German Brazil White 5-PxP 34- R-OB 37-N-O 35- K-N2 39- R-B2 40- N(O)-K3 41- K-B3 42- R-B 43- N-05 44- NxBP 45- N-05 44-N(N)-K3 47- NxB 48- K-K2 49- N-05ch 50- N-K3 51- K-02 52- N-N2 53- K-03 54- N-K3 55-NxBP 54-K-K3 57-RxQ Sa-R-NS 59-RxP 40-R-QB5 R(5)-B2!4I-P-K5 P-KR4 42-RxQ BxPch(43-K-04 RxP RxR PxPch RxP R-N4 44.K-Q5 . 45-K-04 44-K-07 S7-K-K7 Resigns Bisguler U.S.A. Black . PxP B-05 P-N5 PxP R-N7 , K-02 K-B3 K-N4 K-R5 K-N4 P-B7 BxN K-B4 P-N5 K-N4 P-N4 R-R7 P-B4ch R-R P-N7 R-Qch P-N8(Q)ch KxN K-N4 P-B7 R-Q3 P-B8(Qlch RxR K-N5 . K-N4 K-N3 . R-Oech K-B2 Taschnar W. Germ. White 1- P-K4 2- N-KB3 3- P-04 ' 4-NxP 5-N-OB3 4- P-KN3 7-KN-K2 I-B-N2 0-0 10- P-KR3 11- P-0R4 12- PB4 13- P-8S 14- P-KN4 15- 0-0) la-P-RS 17-N-NJ 11-PxPa.p. 1V-B-KJ 01 SICjLIAN DEFENSE Stein, Teschner U.S. S R. W. Germ. Black White P-OB4.23-P-N5 P.Q3I24-Q-R4 PXPJ25-P-B4 N-KB3I24-P-N P-QR327-P-B7ch . P-K4!!9.N-R5ch , , B-K3i29-Q-N3ch B-K2 30-PxNIQl 0-0;31-R-B4cli QN-Q2l32-RxN N-N3f33-RxB , B-Q2 34-N-05 R-BI35-0-E2 P-R3,34-Q-K2 B-B3 37-RxP ONQJ3I-N-K7 P-ON4j3-N-05 QxPch40-P-R4 N-B4i4l-K-RI points will be awarded (or correct answer to two -movers and three points fori three-movers. One point per week will be1 allowed for incorrect solutions. Key moves i are sufficient for two-movers. Principal! variations must be given for full credit I for three-movers. Points art published for Informatinn! only. Scores are not accumulated and there are no prizes except for special competitions which will be announced from time to time. . O-N2!42-0xR PxB i Resigns KR-Q' 0 ll-BxP 22-QxP STOCKHOLM STATISTICS . For our statistically mintled readers, here are some facts and figures thnt may be of interest Outstanding is Fischer's score, which Is virtually 80, an amazing,jecord for a tournament of this strength, especially considering that he reached his , 19th birthday on March 12, Fischer did not lose a game, winning 13 and drawing nine. He was a consistent scorer, winning six points of his first seven, another six of his next seven, and 5Vi of his final eight, which Included his four Russian opponents. Geller, on the other hand, was a most erratic performer. He took three points in his first six games, then cine of his next in. including a. winning streak of six garncs, fcthen eased off with thre points of his last six. Petrosian rud no lose a game hut drew II while winnln? eight He drew right down the line with everyone in the first 10 in the standing. . n oniy trie games among the players in the first column were considered, the result would have been quite different. Fischer would then havr tied with Geller at 7-4. The difference in the total standing i that Fischer gained lOVfe points against the bottom 11 players where Geller picked up onlv eight points. In fact, the only draw Fischer allowed against that group was against Kudolph Teschner of West Germany in the very first round. This is reminiscent of Tal; -who; is deadly against all bitt.the Very top echelon. Considering only the first 12 players, Petrosian would have been .third with 6Va-4Vfc, followed;; byj; Korchnoi and Uhlmann,; with; 6-5, and Gligoric with 5i-5it. Others in the croup would have been Benko. Filip and Portisch, 5-fi; Pomar Stein, 4V-6Vsr, and Olafs- son. 4-7. Of the second division players the oddest score is that of Cuellar, who gained 2V$ points against the five leaders4 . and K g three points of his .remaining I. The dubious honor, of the least number ! of Vina r- was earned ?,byv Bertok just', one, against Cuellar.' ; Bisguler was In poor form, perhaps as a result- of several tournaments in succession. He did not win a game from any one-above him In the standing, and scored but Ha points from the first 10.? ' r. SAX BEBXAKDIVO OPEX The fourth annual open tournament of- the San Bernardino Chess Club will be' held May 5 and 6 at the San '-Bernardino Valjey College. Six founds will be 'contested with the- Swiss system pairings. " " ' The first prize will be a min imum of $75, with three other prizes to be awarded of a total fund of at least $125. The win ner will , receive a trophy in addition. The, entrance fee is $7.50 with membership ! re quired In the U.S. Chess Fed era t ion. ' For .jffMert aUoni or further information, write trt either Dr Allen Hendv. 954 W Marsh ill St' or Dr. Max SchJosser, 386fi Valencia Ave., both in San Bernardino. Stein USSR. Black . 6 B ' N-K N-K3 fi.D K-N2'and PXN K R3 BxO K-R2 Q-KB2 RxR 0-N3 B-N2 R-R 0-N4 B-R3 Q-Blch ...RxR B B5ch