1948 Saltsjobaden Interzonal
July 15 - August 15, 1948

                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
 1. Bronstein    USR  x 1  1       1   1  1  1 1 1  13- 5
 2. Szabo        HUN  0 x   1    1 1  1 1 1  1   1 0  12- 6
 3. Boleslavsky  USR    x    1  0 1   1    1 1 1   12 - 7
 4. Kotov        USR  0   x       1     1 1 1 1   11- 7
 5. Lilienthal   USR   0   x 1   1  0    1  1   1  11 - 8
 6. Bondarevsky  USR      0 x  1  0  1  0   1  1 1  10- 8
 7. Stahlberg    SWE    0    x   0  1 1     1  1  10- 8
 8. Flohr        USR       0  x         1  1 1  10- 8
 9. Najdorf      ARG   0 1  0    x 1 0 1  0  1   1 1  10- 8
10. Trifunovic   YUG   0 0   1 1  0 x   0 1   1  1   10 - 9
11. Pirc         YUG  0   0 1    1  x   0 1 0  1     9- 9
12. Gligoric     YUG   0    0 0  0   x 1  1 1 1  0 1   9- 9
13. Book         FIN   0 0    0   1  0 x     1 1 1   9- 9
14. Ragosin      USR  0 0    1   1 0 1   x 0 0  0  1   8-10
15. Yanofsky     CAN      0      0 0  1 x 0    1   8-10
16. Tartakover   FRA  0 0  0     0  1 0  1 1 x 0      8 -11
17. Pachman      CZE    0 0 0 0  0  0  0    1 x 1  1   7-11
18. Stoltz       SWE  0  0 0   0    0  0 1   0 x     6-12
19. Steiner, L.  AUS  0 0 0 0  0  0 0 0  1 0      x    5-13
20. Lundin       SWE  0 1   0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0  0   x   4-14


  • Players in Green advanced to the 1950 Candidates Tournament.

  • Bondarevsky was scheduled to advance, but withdrew unexpectedly. As a result, Dr. Trifunovic, who had been invited to keep the numbers even, was uninvited.

  • Smyslov and Keres did not play here, as they were seeded directly into the 1950 Candidates. The Soviet representatives here were selected by ballots submitted by FIDE's directors.

  • Due to many cancellations, the original list of participants was heavily altered. All travel expenses were paid by the players themselves or by their national federations, which is why no Americans took part in this tournament.

  • Originally, the top 5 finishers were to advance, however the rules were heavily modified. See the entry for the 1950 Candidates Tournament for more information.


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