1979 Riga Interzonal

                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 1. Tal            USR  x 1   1 1  1 1 1 1  1   1 1 1  14 - 3
 2. Polugaevsky    USR  0 x    1 1 1 1 0  1  1   1 1  11- 5
 3. Adorjan        HUN    x  0 0 1  1 1   1  1 1 1   11 - 6
 4. Ribli          HUN     x 1 0 0  1   1 1 1   1 1  11 - 6
 5. Gheorghiu      RUM  0  1 0 x   1     1 1 1 1 0 1  10- 6
 6. Romanishin     USR  0 0 1 1  x 1 0   1 1   1  1   10- 6
 7. Larsen         DEN   0 0 1  0 x 0 1   1  1 1 1  1  10 - 7
 8. Kuzmin         USR  0 0   0 1 1 x 1     1   0 1   9 - 8
 9. Miles          UK   0 0 0 0   0 0 x 1   1 1 1 1 1 1   9 - 8
10. Czeskovsky     USR  0 1 0      0 x 0   1 1 1 1    9 - 8
11. Tarjan         USA  0     0    1 x 0 1 0 0 1  1   8 - 9
12. Grunfeld       ISR   0  0  0 0    1 x 0 1 0 1  1   7- 9
13. Ljubojevic     YUG  0  0 0 0    0  0 1 x  1  1 0   6-10
14. Bouaziz        TUN   0  0 0  0 0 0 0 1 0  x  0 1 1   5-11
15. Van Riemsdyck  NET    0  0 0 0  0 0 1 1 0  x   0   5-11
16. Mednis         USA  0  0  0  0  0 0 0 0  1  x  1   5-11
17. Trois          BRA  0 0 0 0 1 0  1 0 0   0 0   x    5 -12
18. Rodriguez      CUB  0 0  0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1 0 1 0  x   4 -13


  • Players marked in green advanced to the 1980 Candidates.

  • Korchnoi, as the loser of the last World Championship, and Spassky, as the loser of the last Candidates Final, were seeded into the 1980 Candidates.

  • Ribli and Adorjan tied for the 3rd Candidates Spot, and played off in Budapest:
             1 2 3 4 5 6
    Adorjan  0  0 1 1   3
    Ribli    1  1 0 0   3

    When the playoff ended in a tie, Adorjan advanced to the Candidates, by virtue of having had better Sonnenborn-berger tiebreak points in the Interzonal.

    
    
    1979 Rio de Janeiro Interzonal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1. Petrosian USR x 1 1 1 1 1 1 11- 5 2. Huebner BRD x 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 11- 5 3. Portisch HUN x 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 11- 5 4. Timman NET x 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 - 6 5. Ivkov YUG 0 0 x 1 1 1 1 9- 7 6. Sunye BRA 0 1 0 x 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 9- 7 7. Balashov USR 0 0 1 0 x 1 1 1 9 - 8 8. Sax HUN 0 0 0 1 0 x 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 9 - 8 9. Torre PHI 0 1 0 0 1 0 x 0 1 1 1 1 9 - 8 10. Shamkovich USA 0 0 1 x 1 1 1 0 0 8- 8 11. Smejkal CZE 1 0 0 0 x 1 0 1 1 8- 8 12. Vaganian USR 0 0 0 0 x 0 1 1 1 1 8 - 9 13. Garcia CUB 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 x 1 0 1 7- 9 14. Velimirovic YUG 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 x 1 1 1 1 7- 9 15. Harandi IRA 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 x 0 1 6-10 16. Bronstein, L. ARG 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 x 1 6 -11 17. Hebert CAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 4-12 18. Kagan ISR 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 4-12 Mecking BRA

  • Players marked in green advanced to the 1980 Candidates.

  • Korchnoi, as the loser of the last World Championship, and Spassky, as the loser of the last Candidates Final, were seeded into the 1980 Candidates.

  • Mecking began the Interzonal, drawing with Ivkov in Round 1, and adjourning in a drawn position against Smejkal in Round 2, before withdrawing due to illness. Since he did not complete half his schedule, his results were not counted.


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