Candidates Tournament

  Amsterdam 1956

Date Type Elo Average Games Rounds
1956 Tourn 90 18




  Name ELO Points
  GM Smyslov, Vassily 11.5
  Keres, Paul 10.0
  GM Spassky, Boris V 9.5
  Szabo, Laszlo 9.5
  Geller, Efim 9.5
  Bronstein, David 9.5
  Petrosian, Tigran V 9.5
  GM Filip, Miroslav 8.0
  GM Panno, Oscar 8.0
  Pilnik, Herman 5.0






Candidates Tournament Games

White Black Result Round Date Opening View
Filip, M Spassky, B ½-½ 1 1956 A38 English, symmetrical variation  
Geller, E Petrosian, T 1-0 1 1956 E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, main line with 8...Bxc3  
Keres, P Bronstein, D ½-½ 1 1956 C28 Vienna game  
Panno, O Pilnik, H 1-0 1 1956 A41 Queen's Pawn  
Smyslov, V Szabo, L ½-½ 1 1956 E62 King's Indian, fianchetto variation  
Geller, E Smyslov, V 0-1 2 1956 E26 Nimzo-Indian, Saemisch variation  
Petrosian, T Bronstein, D 0-1 2 1956 E65 King's Indian, fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O  
Pilnik, H Filip, M ½-½ 2 1956 C84 Ruy Lopez, closed defence  
Spassky, B Keres, P ½-½ 2 1956 D29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, classical, 8...Bb7  
Szabo, L Panno, O ½-½ 2 1956 E73 King's Indian, 5.Be2  
Bronstein, D Spassky, B ½-½ 3 1956 E66 King's Indian, fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno  
Filip, M Szabo, L 1-0 3 1956 E77 King's Indian, Four pawns attack, 6.Be2  
Keres, P Pilnik, H 1-0 3 1956 B06 Robatsch (modern) defence  
Panno, O Geller, E ½-½ 3 1956 A14 English, Neo-Catalan declined  
Smyslov, V Petrosian, T ½-½ 3 1956 E63 King's Indian, fianchetto, Panno variation  
Geller, E Filip, M 1-0 4 1956 C95 Ruy Lopez, closed, Breyer, 10.d4  
Petrosian, T Spassky, B ½-½ 4 1956 A16 English opening  
Pilnik, H Bronstein, D ½-½ 4 1956 C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence, open variation  
Smyslov, V Panno, O 1-0 4 1956 B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opovcensky variation  
Szabo, L Keres, P ½-½ 4 1956 E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, main line with ...c5  
Bronstein, D Szabo, L ½-½ 5 1956 E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, main line with 8...Bxc3  
Filip, M Smyslov, V ½-½ 5 1956 E19 Queen's Indian, old main line, 9.Qxc3  
Keres, P Geller, E ½-½ 5 1956 A14 English, Neo-Catalan declined  
Panno, O Petrosian, T ½-½ 5 1956 D94 Gruenfeld, 5.e3  
Spassky, B Pilnik, H ½-½ 5 1956 A56 Benoni defence  
Geller, E Bronstein, D ½-½ 6 1956 D71 Neo-Gruenfeld, 5.cd  
Panno, O Filip, M 0-1 6 1956 D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch variation  
Petrosian, T Pilnik, H 1-0 6 1956 A56 Benoni defence  
Smyslov, V Keres, P ½-½ 6 1956 D33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, Schlechter-Rubinstein system  
Szabo, L Spassky, B 1-0 6 1956 A49 King's Indian, fianchetto without c4  
Bronstein, D Smyslov, V ½-½ 7 1956 E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric system, Bronstein variation  
Filip, M Petrosian, T 0-1 7 1956 A05 Reti opening  
Keres, P Panno, O 1-0 7 1956 B96 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7.f4  
Pilnik, H Szabo, L 1-0 7 1956 C83 Ruy Lopez, open, classical defence  
Spassky, B Geller, E 0-1 7 1956 D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch defence  
Filip, M Keres, P ½-½ 8 1956 A29 English, four knights, kingside fianchetto  
Geller, E Pilnik, H 1-0 8 1956 B33 Sicilian defence  
Panno, O Bronstein, D ½-½ 8 1956 A88 Dutch, Leningrad, main variation with c6  
Petrosian, T Szabo, L ½-½ 8 1956 E46 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O  
Smyslov, V Spassky, B 0-1 8 1956 A10 English opening  
Bronstein, D Filip, M 1-0 9 1956 D92 Gruenfeld, 5.Bf4  
Keres, P Petrosian, T ½-½ 9 1956 B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Rauzer attack  
Pilnik, H Smyslov, V ½-½ 9 1956 B59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky variation, 7.Nb3  
Spassky, B Panno, O ½-½ 9 1956 C12 French, MacCutcheon variation  
Szabo, L Geller, E ½-½ 9 1956 B64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Rauzer attack, 7...Be7 defence, 9.f4  
Bronstein, D Keres, P 0-1 10 1956 C99 Ruy Lopez, closed, Chigorin, 12...c5d4  
Petrosian, T Geller, E 1-0 10 1956 D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, Prague variation, 7...Be7  
Pilnik, H Panno, O ½-½ 10 1956 B05 Alekhine's defence, modern variation, 4...Bg4  
Spassky, B Filip, M ½-½ 10 1956 D01 Richter-Veresov attack  
Szabo, L Smyslov, V ½-½ 10 1956 E46 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O  
Bronstein, D Petrosian, T ½-½ 11 1956 E95 King's Indian, orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1  
Filip, M Pilnik, H 1-0 11 1956 A41 Queen's Pawn  
Keres, P Spassky, B ½-½ 11 1956 C84 Ruy Lopez, closed defence  
Panno, O Szabo, L ½-½ 11 1956 D75 Neo-Gruenfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.Nc3  
Smyslov, V Geller, E 1-0 11 1956 E61 King's Indian defence, 3.Nc3  
Geller, E Panno, O 1-0 12 1956 C91 Ruy Lopez, closed, 9.d4  
Petrosian, T Smyslov, V ½-½ 12 1956 D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, exchange variation, 6.Bf4 Bf5  
Pilnik, H Keres, P ½-½ 12 1956 C84 Ruy Lopez, closed defence  
Spassky, B Bronstein, D 1-0 12 1956 E80 King's Indian, Saemisch variation  
Szabo, L Filip, M ½-½ 12 1956 D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch defence  
Bronstein, D Pilnik, H 1-0 13 1956 E63 King's Indian, fianchetto, Panno variation  
Filip, M Geller, E 0-1 13 1956 A49 King's Indian, fianchetto without c4  
Keres, P Szabo, L ½-½ 13 1956 C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall attack  
Panno, O Smyslov, V ½-½ 13 1956 E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer variation  
Spassky, B Petrosian, T ½-½ 13 1956 E46 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O  
Geller, E Keres, P ½-½ 14 1956 C99 Ruy Lopez, closed, Chigorin, 12...c5d4  
Petrosian, T Panno, O ½-½ 14 1956 B76 Sicilian, dragon, Yugoslav attack, 7...O-O  
Pilnik, H Spassky, B 0-1 14 1956 C82 Ruy Lopez, open, 9.c3  
Smyslov, V Filip, M 1-0 14 1956 C97 Ruy Lopez, closed, Chigorin defence  
Szabo, L Bronstein, D ½-½ 14 1956 D33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, Schlechter-Rubinstein system  
Bronstein, D Geller, E 1-0 15 1956 D54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-neo-orthodox variation  
Filip, M Panno, O 0-1 15 1956 E80 King's Indian, Saemisch variation  
Keres, P Smyslov, V ½-½ 15 1956 C84 Ruy Lopez, closed defence  
Pilnik, H Petrosian, T ½-½ 15 1956 B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz variation  
Spassky, B Szabo, L ½-½ 15 1956 D36 Queen's Gambit Declined, exchange, positional line, 6.Qc2  
Geller, E Spassky, B ½-½ 16 1956 E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, main line  
Panno, O Keres, P ½-½ 16 1956 A30 English, symmetrical variation  
Petrosian, T Filip, M ½-½ 16 1956 A34 English, symmetrical variation  
Smyslov, V Bronstein, D 1-0 16 1956 A34 English, symmetrical variation  
Szabo, L Pilnik, H 1-0 16 1956 E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, main line  
Bronstein, D Panno, O ½-½ 17 1956 E86 King's Indian, Saemisch, orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6  
Keres, P Filip, M 0-1 17 1956 C97 Ruy Lopez, closed, Chigorin defence  
Pilnik, H Geller, E ½-½ 17 1956 C84 Ruy Lopez, closed defence  
Spassky, B Smyslov, V ½-½ 17 1956 E46 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O  
Szabo, L Petrosian, T ½-½ 17 1956 E89 King's Indian, Saemisch, orthodox main line  
Filip, M Bronstein, D ½-½ 18 1956 A31 English, symmetrical, Benoni formation  
Geller, E Szabo, L 0-1 18 1956 E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, main line with ...c5  
Panno, O Spassky, B ½-½ 18 1956 D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) system  
Petrosian, T Keres, P ½-½ 18 1956 D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, Prague variation, 7...Be7  
Smyslov, V Pilnik, H 1-0 18 1956 D77 Neo-Gruenfeld, 6.O-O