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.
    SCORES AT THE END OF EACH ROUND
    
                    001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 | 010 011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018
    Smyslov		    1  2   3   3  4   4  4  5     5  6  7   7  8  9  10  10 11
    Keres		    1   2   2  3   3  4  5   5    6  7   7  8   8  9   9  9 10
    Szabo		    1   1   1  2   3   3   3  4     4  5   5  6   6  7   8   8  9
    Spassky		    1   1  2   2  2  2  3  4     4  5   6   6  7  8   8  9   9
    Petrosian	  0  0      1   1  2  3  4   4    5  6   6  7   7  8   8  9   9
    Bronstein	    1  2   2  3   3  4   4  5    5  6   6   7   7  8  8  9   9
    Geller		  1  1   1  2  3   3  4  5  6     6   6   7   8   8  8  9   9  9
    Filip		    1   2   2   2  3  3  4   4     4  5  6   6   6   6   6  7  8
    Panno		  1  1  2   2   2  2  2  3   3    4   4  4  5   5  6  7   7  8
    Pilnik		  0        1   1  1  2  2  3     3  3  4   4   4   4  4  5   5
    
    
    RESULTS OF EACH ROUND
    
                                      1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    Smyslov		 1  1    0   1   1  1  1
    Keres		  1    1   1       0   10 - 8
    Szabo		  0   1 0         1  1   9- 8
    Spassky		     0 0 1    1  1       9- 8
    Petrosian	0 0    1 1   1           9- 8
    Bronstein	 1       1 0  0 1  1 0     9- 8
    Geller		1 0  1   1 1  0 0 1 1  0   0   9- 8
    Filip		  1 0  1 0  0  1  0 0 0  1    8 -10
    Panno		1   0  0 0     0   1      8 -10
    Pilnik		0  0   0 1 0   0  0 0  0  0   5 -13
    
    
    


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