1956 Amsterdam Candidates Tournament
March 27 - April 30, 1956
10-man Double Round Robin

                             1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
 1. Smyslov, Vassily   USR  xx  1 11  0  1 1 1  11- 6
 2. Keres, Paul        USR   xx 1     0 1 1  10 - 8
 3. Bronstein, David   USR  0 0 xx 1 1 0  1  1   9- 8
 4. Geller, Efim       USR  00  0 xx 10 1 0 11 1 1   9- 8
 5. Petrosian, Tigran  USR    0 01 xx   1  1   9- 8
 6. Spassky, Boris     USR  1  1 0  xx 0   1   9- 8
 7. Szabo, Laszlo      HUN     1  1 xx 0  01   9- 8
 8. Filip, Miroslav    CZE  0 1 0 00 0  1 xx 10 1   8 -10
 9. Panno, Oscar       ARG  0 0  0    01 xx 1   8 -10
10. Pilnik, Herman     ARG  0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 xx   5 -13


  • With his victory here, Smyslov advanced to challenge Botvinnik for the World Championship in 1957.

  • The 1953 Candidates had been extremely expensive. As a result, it was decided to cut the number of participants to 7.

  • Due to criticism that Smyslov was not included, even though he'd challenged for the title in the previous match, he was added, to bring the total to 8.

  • Since 7th place in the Interzonal resulted in a three-way tie between Filip, Pilnik and Spassky, all three were included, bringing the total up to 10.


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