1970 Palma de Mallorca Interzonal
November 9 - December 13, 1970


                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
 1. Fischer      USA  x 0 1  1 1  1  1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  1 1   1   18- 4
 2. Larsen       DEN  1 x   0 1     1 1 0   1  1  1 1  1   15 - 8
 3. Geller       USR  0  x 1  1  1    1   1  1    1 1    15 - 8
 4. Huebner      BRD    0 x  1  0   0   1  1 1 1 1  1 1 1 1  15 - 8
 5. Taimanov     USR  0 1   x       0  0 1 1  1  1  1 1 1  14 - 9
 6. Uhlmann      DDR  0 0 0 0  x 1   1   1  0 1  1 1  1 1 1 1  14 - 9
 7. Portisch     HUN       0 x  0 1  1 1    1   1  1 1 0  13- 9
 8. Smyslov      USR  0  0 1    x 1   0       1 1  1 1 1  13- 9
 9. Polugaevsky  USR        1 0 x  1     1 0  1 1      13 -10
10. Gligoric     YUG  0     0 0   x 1  1  1   1 0  1  1 1  13 -10
11. Panno        ARG  0 0  1     0 0 x    1 1     1 1  1  12-10
12. Mecking      BRA  0 0 0  1  0 1    x 1     0   1 1 1 1  12-10
13. Hort         CZE  0 1    0 0   0  0 x 1  1     1  1   11-11
14. Ivkov        YUG  0   0 1        0 x   0     1    10-12
15. Suttles      BRA  0  0  0 1    0 0    x 0   1  0 1  1  10 -13
16. Minic        YUG  0 0  0 0 0   0  0  0  1 x 1    1  1 1  10 -13
17. Reshevsky    USA  0  0 0   0  1     1  0 x    0 0  1   9-13
18. Matulovic    YUG   0  0 0 0    0  1      x   0 0  1   9 -14
19. Addison      USA  0   0  0  0 0 1     0    x  0 0 1 1   9 -14
20. Filip        CZE  0 0   0  0 0 0           x  1  0   8-14
21. Naranja      PHI   0 0 0  0    0 0 0 0  1 0 1 1 1  x 0 0 1   8-14
22. Uitumen      MON    0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0  0 0  1 1 1 0 1 x 1    8-14
23. Rubinetti    ARG  0 0  0 0 0 0 0  0  0 0   0   0  1 0 x 1   6 -17
24. Jiminez      C       0 0 0 1 0  0 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 1 0  0 x   5-17


  • Players in Green advanced to the 1971 Candidates Matches.

  • Petrosian, as the loser of the last World Championship, and Korchnoi, as the loser of the previous Candidates Final, were seeded directly into the 1971 Candidates.

  • Pal Benko had originally earned the third qualifying spot for the USA. He ceded this spot to Fischer, who had refused to participate in the 1969 US Championship and Zonal, in a dispute over the brevity of the event.

  • The biggest surprise of this tournament was not Fischer's victory, but rather the second place finish of the unheralded Robert Huebner, who had only become an International Master the year before.

  • The last-round Fischer-Panno was unplayed due to a scheduling dispute. Panno had originally intended to forfeit the game, but eventually showed up and resigned it without making a move. Fischer had opened the game with 1. c4

  • Portisch and Smyslov played a match for the first reserve position in the 1971 Candidates. 1 2 3 4 5 6 w-Portisch 1 0 3 Smyslov 0 1 3 Had the spot become available, Portisch would have gotten it due to better tiebreak points.


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