Bamberg 1968, Round 12: Teschner beats Ivkov!

by Klaus Besenthal
7/4/2020 – The editor of the chess periodical “Deutsche Schachzeitung” Rudolf Teschner is an International Master and thus a strong chess player. Yesterday at the Bamberg Jubilee Tournament, Yugoslavian grandmaster Borislav Ivkov confirmed this was the case when he lost to Teschner — in fourth place, Teschner is now half a point ahead of Ivkov. At the top of the table, World Champion Petrosian and Bamberg’s Lothar Schmid have moved closer to Paul Keres: both won their games, while Keres signed a quick draw against Wolfgang Unzicker. | Pictured: A view of Bamberg from Michelsberg

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International Jubilee Tournament in Bamburg

Rudolf Teschner did not fear playing against the Yugoslavian Ivkov, who was placed comfortably ahead of him in the — unwritten — hierarchy of chess players. Teschner was not impressed when Ivkov and his dangerous-looking pawn duo made a final attempt to win in the centre of the board. On the contrary: Teschner bothered Ivkov’s increasingly vulnerable king with mate threats and got himself a nice passed pawn. When Ivkov was finally overtaken tactically, Teschner single-mindedly secured the full point:

 

Borislav Ivkov

Borislav Ivkov has suffered two successive defeats

The sole leader Paul Keres drew against Wolfgang Unzicker — the game lasted just 14 moves. World Champion Petrosian used this opportunity to reduce the gap with Keres to just one point. In his game against the Bulgarian Bobotsov, Petrosian obtained a clean, smooth victory:

 

In third place, Bamberg’s grandmaster Lothar Schmid is half a point behind the world champion. Schmid also gained a full point yesterday as he coolly rejected Jürgen Teufel’s attacking attempts:

 

Another half point behind, Rudolf Teschner is sharing fourth place with Wolfgang Unzicker and the Finnish Heikki Westerinen.

Bamberg 1968

Great interest of spectators at the playing hall

Results of round 12

Board Name Result Name
1 Hans Guenter Kestler ½ - ½ Jan Hein Donner
2 Klaus Klundt  ½ - ½ Heikki MJ Westerinen
3 Paul Keres  ½ - ½ Wolfgang Unzicker
4 Juergen Teufel  0 - 1 Lothar Schmid
5 Andreas Dueckstein  1 - 0 Roman Toran Albero 
6 Laszlo Szabo  ½ - ½ Helmut Pfleger
7 Tigran V Petrosian  1 - 0 Milko Georgiev Bobotsov
8 Borislav Ivkov 0 - 1 Rudolf Teschner

Standings after round 12

Rg. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts.
1 Paul Keres   ½ 1 ½ ½ 1   1   ½ ½ 1 1 1 1   9.5
2 Tigran V Petrosian ½   ½ ½     1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½   1 ½ 1 8.5
3 Lothar Schmid 0 ½   ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1     1   1 1 8.0
4 Wolfgang Unzicker ½ ½ ½   ½   ½   ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½   1 7.5
5 Rudolf Teschner ½   ½ ½     ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1   ½ 7.5
6 Heikki MJ Westerinen 0   0       ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 7.5
7 Helmut Pfleger   0 ½ ½ ½ ½   0 1 1 ½   1   ½ 1 7.0
8 Borislav Ivkov 0 ½ ½   0 0 1     ½ ½ 1 1 1 1   7.0
9 Jan Hein Donner   ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0     0 1 ½ 1 ½   1 7.0
10 Milko Georgiev Bobotsov ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 1     1     ½ ½ 5.0
11 Laszlo Szabo ½ 0   0 0 0 ½ ½ 0     ½   1 1 ½ 4.5
12 Hans Guenter Kestler 0 ½   ½ ½ 0   0 ½ 0 ½   ½ ½ 1   4.5
13 Juergen Teufel 0   0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0     ½   ½ 1 1 3.5
14 Andreas Dueckstein 0 0   ½ 0 0   0 ½   0 ½ ½   ½ 1 3.5
15 Klaus Klundt 0 ½ 0     ½ ½ 0   ½ 0 0 0 ½   ½ 3.0
16 Roman Toran Albero   0 0 0 ½ ½ 0   0 ½ ½   0 0 ½   2.5

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Klaus Besenthal is computer scientist, has followed and still follows the chess scene avidly since 1972 and since then has also regularly played in tournaments.