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Lajos Portisch at 75 (6)

Portisch at 75 Rapid 2012

Lajos Portisch. Photo © Zsuzsa Veroci .

Lajos Portisch. Photo © Zsuzsa Veroci . |

Lajos Portish won a rapid event in Budapest 3rd-4th April 2012 that celebrated his 75th birthday. Zsuzsa Veroci reports: The "Portisch 75" rapid tournament was organized by the Foundation for Hungarian Chess to celebrate the birthday of the famous Hungarian grandmaster. Lajos Portisch, who turned 75 on April 4th 2012. The venue of the event was the fabulous Hilton Budapest Hotel where the press conference and a gala reception were also held. During the press conference that introduced the Foundation and the tournament, Lajos Portisch mentioned that at some time in the late seventies the whole Hungarian team went through a psychological examination. For him, the result of the examination was a bit of a shock. It clearly stated that Portisch had no logic abilities but had very good reflexes. Ever since that time, he feels a certain commitment to show in the games that he is not lacking that logic. In his first game with Ljubojevic, he had a chance to show it and above all to cold-bloodedly resist Ljubo’s aggressive attack. At the closing ceremony, Portisch recalled the 1987 Portisch-Nunn world championship candidate match, which was held in the same Hilton Hotel Budapest under equally pleasant conditions. Now the situation was even more pleasant for Portisch, as he was greatly celebrated in an official gala dinner on the night after the tournament.

Portisch at 75 Rapid (Budapest HUN)
Tue 3rd Apr 2012 - Wed 4th Apr 2012 - Official Site - Results

Portisch at 75 Rapid (4 players 6 Rds DRR Indiv TC:20m+10spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games

Portisch at 75 Rapid (4 players 6 Rds DRR Indiv TC: 20m+10spm(1)) - Games in PGN: Games


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Portisch at 75 Rapid Budapest HUN Tue 3rd Apr 2012 - Wed 4th Apr 2012
Leading Final Round 6 Standings:
1Portisch LajosGMHUN25234.010.250.02
2Ljubojevic LjubomirGMSRB25713.58.750.02
3Hort VlastimilGMGER24763.57.750.02
4Csom IstvanGMHUN24261.03.750.00
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