1977 · Las Palmas
The sixth Torneo Internacional Ciudad de Las Palmas was organized in Las Palmas, Spain in May of 1977. Sixteen chess masters and grandmasters, including the world champion, competed in the round robin format. The participants were (in order of ELO): Anatoli Karpov (2690), Mikhail Tal (2620), Bent Larsen (2615), Jan Timman (2590), Anthony Miles (2555), Walter Shawn Browne (2545), Andras Adorjan (2530), Stefano Tatai (2480), Roman Hernandez (2435), Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez (2415), Roberto Debarnot (2405), Fernando Visier Segovia (2355), Gabriel Cabrera (unrated), Jose Garcia-Padron (unrated), Angel Martin-Gonzalez (unrated), and Arturo Pomar-Salamanca (unrated). The average of the combined ratings of the players qualified the tournament as a category VIII event. The tournament was practically an exhibition for the world champion, as Karpov earned wins against all but three of his fifteen competitors, finishing undefeated with +12. Larsen was a full point behind in second followed by Jan Timman with a score of 10. Mikhail Tal, Walter Browne and Roman Hernandez all tied for fourth through sixth with scores of 9.
Edge wear, stain at head hinge, some internal soiling, corners bumped, some scribbling internally where the signer was trying to get the pen to work, except for Vasily Smyslov, signed by each of the contestants pictures who signed the program else a good to very good copy. (Inventory #: C1109)