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The World Chess Championship
Zonals 1972-1975 (C09)

Index of all Zonals

World Championship Interzonals : Leningrad and Petropolis 1973 by Wade, Blackstock, and Kotov, has an appendix 'How They Qualified' (p.282) with full crosstables for all zonals. For some zones, the book also explains how certain players qualified into the zonal.

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1 Caorle 1972-07


BCM, 1972-09, p.329


Scaccomato, 1972-09, p.249

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2 Helsinki 1972-00


Tidskrift för Schach, 1972-09, p.210

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3 Vrnjacka Banja 1972-00


BCM, 1972-06, p.212

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4 Baku 1972-11

http://members.aol.com/graemecree/chesschamps/ussr/ussr40.htm


Wade, Blackstock, and Kotov

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5 New York 1972-04

http://members.aol.com/graemecree/chesschamps/us/1972.htm

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6 Toronto 1972-00


Wade, Blackstock, and Kotov

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7 Bogota 1972-02


BCM, 1972-09, p.329


Wade, Blackstock, and Kotov


ajedrecito2.galeon.com

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8 Sao Paulo 1972-05


BCM, 1972-09, p.329


Schach-Echo, 1972-08/I, p.236


Wade, Blackstock, and Kotov

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9 Tehran 1972-05


Schach-Echo, 1972-06/II, p.187


Wade, Blackstock, and Kotov

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10 Hong Kong 1972-08


BCM, 1973-01, p.37


Wade, Blackstock, and Kotov

EK: Playoff was inconclusive. How did Tan edge out Kan and Fuller? I suspect Fuller was eliminated because of inferior SB in the main tournament, but Tan and Kan had the same SB. But I can't find any secondary criterion that would put Tan over Kan (number of wins, Koya, number of wins with black) How did Tan edge out Kan? Did they flip a coin or something? Or play rapid/blitz, which would be very odd for those times? [Ref. BI072028]


Chesshistory.com: C.N. 8238. Max Fuller (1945-2013)

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IZ Qualifiers

EK: I know that FIDE committee (Botvinnik, Najdorf, Kashdan, Trifunovic) nominated players for the Interzonal. How many did they chose and in what order? Commentary to the Zone 8 mentions that 14 GM are already seeded into the Interzonal and that Panno is the first reserve (and thus probably won't need to play a playoff match in zone 8). Given that 6 players from the previous Candidates were automatically seeded for Interzonal, this means that 8 players had to be nominated by above mentioned committee. However I am missing 1 player. I have Polugaevsky, Smyslov, Keres, Stein, Gligoric, Hort, Portisch and ???. That missing player was then in late 1972/early 1973 replaced by Panno. After Stein passed away in July 1973, he was replaced by 2nd reserve Bronstein. Who was that missing player that was nominated by committee but declined to participate? [Ref. BI072028]