PAM tournament, Utrecht
07-12-1961 > 17-12-1961
|1||GM||O’Kelly de Galway, Albéric||BEL||–||½||1||½||½||½||1||1||½||1||6½|
|4||GM||Bisguier, Arthur Bernard||USA||½||½||½||–||1||½||1||½||0||1||5½|
|6||GM||Donner, Jan Hein||NED||½||0||½||½||½||–||½||½||½||1||4½|
|8||IM||Pérez Pérez, Francisco José||ESP||0||0||0||½||0||½||½||–||½||1||3|
|9||van Geet, Dirk Daniël||NED||½||½||0||1||0||½||0||½||–||0||3|
|10||van de Pol, Jan||NED||0||0||0||0||½||0||½||0||1||–||2|
This tournament was organised to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Utrecht chess club and was sponsored by oil company PAM. It took place in the dining hall of the Steenkolen-Handelsvereeniging NV in Utrecht. Orbaan led the tournament. O’Kelly, together with Euwe and Spanjaard, formed the appeals commission. The prizes were as follows: 1st prize, f. 500; 2nd prize, f. 400; 3rd prize, f. 300; 4th prize, f. 200; 5th prize, f. 100. The IM norm was 4 points, the GM norm was 6 for masters, 5½ for non-masters. So there was one IM norm for Langeweg.
Strangely, chessbase and other sources give many more moves in Bisguier-Pérez Pérez, finishing with a black victory. However, the tournament bulletin () mentions that white offered a draw after black’s 13th move and that black accepted despite his superior position. I do not know where the other moves come from; perhaps from some analysis which was taken too seriously.
O’Kelly scored a beautiful victory in a strong field. He won with four convincing victories and was never in great danger. Of the grandmasters, Donner disappointed with only one victory. All information comes from .
- Not much.
- Ed.: B. Withuis, PAM tournooi 7 t/m 17 december 1961