• Short Summary

    LAJOS PORTISCH OF HUNGARY WON THE PREMIER TOURNAMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS IN HASTINGS ON THURSDAY (8 JANUARY).

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    LAJOS PORTISCH OF HUNGARY WON THE PREMIER TOURNAMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS IN HASTINGS ON THURSDAY (8 JANUARY). HE DEFEATED ENGLAND'S MARTY CORDEN.

    PORTISCH BEAT CORDEN IN 32 MOVES FROM THE QUEEN'S PAWN DUTCH DEFENCE OPENING AFTER A DOUR GAME WHICH DID NOT PRODUCE AN EXCHANGE OF PIECES UNTIL THE 18TH MOVE AND THREE HOURS' OF PLAY.

    PORTISCH'S VICTORY WAS GAINED WHEN HIS CLOSEST RIVAL, SVETOZAR GLIGORIC OF YUGOSLAVIA LOST TO WOLFGANG UNZICKER OF WEST GERMANY IN A LATE-NIGHT MATCH.

    ALSO PLAYING ON THURSDAY WAS A. MEDINA OF SPAIN. MEDINA WAS PLAYING VASILY SMYSLOV OF THE SOVIET UNION. SMYSLOV, FORMER WORLD CHESS CHAMPION, WAS HELD TO A DRAW ON WEDNESDAY (7 JANUARY) BY JAN TIMMAN OF THE NETHERLANDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACX9I47RQNQTZQMMRJNXAESW1I
    Media URN:
    VLVACX9I47RQNQTZQMMRJNXAESW1I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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