1952 Stockholm-Saltsjobaden Interzonal
September 15 - October 21, 1952


                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
 1. Kotov        USR  x     1  1 1 1  1  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  16- 3
 2. Petrosian    USR   x      1   1    1 1  1 1 1   13- 6
 3. Taimanov     USR    x      1    1 1 1  1   1 1  13- 6
 4. Geller       USR     x  0 1 0 1   1   1  1 1 1 1   13 - 7
 5. Averbakh     USR      x 1 0      1   1  1 1 1   12- 7
 6. Gligoric     YUG  0   1 0 x 0  0    1 1  1 1 1 1 1 1  12- 7
 7. Stahlberg    SWE     0 1 1 x 0      1 1 1 0 1   1  12- 7
 8. Szabo        HUN  0 0  1   1 x  1     1 1   1  1  12- 7
 9. Unzicker     BRD  0  0 0  1   x   0 1   1 1 1  1 1  11- 8
10. Eliskases    ARG  0       0  x 1  0  0  1  1 1 1  10- 9
11. Pachman      CZE   0        0 x 0   1   1 1    10 -10
12. Pilnik       ARG  0   0     1  1 x 0    1 0   1  10 -10
13. Steiner, H.  USA    0  0 0   0 1  1 x  0 0 1 1  1 1  10 -10
14. Matanovic    YUG  0  0   0 0       x 0  1  1  1   9 -11
15. Barcza       HUN  0 0 0 0   0 0  1 0  1 1 x 1  0 0 1    8 -12
16. Stoltz       SWE  0 0   0 0 0 0 0    1  0 x 0 1 1  1   7-12
17. Sanchez      COL  0  0 0  0 1  0 0  0 0 0  1 x  0 1 1   7 -13
18. Wade         NZ   0 0  0 0 0 0  0  0 1 0  1 0  x  0 1   6 -14
19. Vaitonis     CAN  0 0  0 0 0  0  0 0   0 1 0 1  x  0   5 -15
20. Golombek     UK   0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0   0  0  0 1  x 0   4-15
21. Prins        NET  0  0   0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0 1 1 x   4-15


  • Players in green advanced to the Candidates.

  • Smyslov, Bronstein, Keres, Reshevsky, Najdorf, Boleslavsky and Euwe were seeded into the Candidates.

  • Julio Bolbochan began the tournament, and adjourned his first round game being forced to withdraw due to illness (Chess Review, 11/53)

  • The tournament initially had 5 qualifying spots. This was expanded to 8, when four players tied for the 5th spot. (Chess Review, May 1953)


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