Grand Prix International d'Echecs de Monaco 1967 (score sheet) Aleksandar Matanovic (1930- ) and Robert "Bobby" James Fischer signed [Very Good]
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One page score sheet (10 1/4" x 4 3/4") of the game between Aleksandar Matanovic and Bobby Fisher in round eight, March 31, a Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation (B91) ending in a 43 move draw in Matanovic's hand and signed by both contestants and the arbitrator. After more than sixty years, the city of Monte Carlo in the principality of Monaco hosted a new annual series of international chess tournaments beginning in 1967. More than 10 grandmasters and masters were invited to participate in the round robin event, but circumstances limited the number who could attend. The French master Pierre Rolland died in a car accident, Klaus Viktor Darga cancelled on business grounds, Florin Gheorghiu was invited but couldn't get a visa in time, and Wolfgang Unzicker telegraphed at the last minute that he could not come. Finally, the current world champion Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian also withdrew at the last minute. He objected to Fischer being granted an extra $2,000 appearance fee. The final list of participants included former world champion Vasily Smyslov and Efim Geller from the Soviet Union; Bobby Fischer and William Lombardy from the United States; Bent Larsen from Denmark; Svetozar Gligoric and Aleksander Matanovic from Yugoslavia; Gyozo Forintos from Hungary; and Volf Bergraser and Guy Mazzoni from France. This was another important triumph for Fischer as he placed clear first ahead of Smyslov and Geller, despite dropping a point and a half to both players. Although Smyslov finished undefeated with +4, it was only good enough for clear second behind Fischer. (Chessgames). Aleksandar Matanović is a Serbian chess Grandmaster. Awarded the GM title in 1955, Matanović was junior champion of Yugoslavia in 1948 and Yugoslav national champion in 1962 (joint with Minić), 1969 and 1978 (he took second place in 1951, 1956, 1959 and 1967). Matanović is the author of leading chess encyclopedias and Editor-in-Chief of Chess Informant. (Wikipedia) Condition: : The sheet is age toned, has a horizontal crease and has a defect at the top signed by both contestants else very good. C: File
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