In the last
posting we were discussing the impact of the building of the Berlin Wall on various international chess tournaments that were due to take place that year and the next: mainly the Women's Olympiad, which was cancelled, but also making reference to the Interzonal, which took place not in Amsterdam, as planned, in 1961, but in Stockholm the next year.
Not everything was cancelled, though. Of three major events that were expected, as late as August, to take place1
BCM August 1961, page 225
When I noticed that this event had, in fact, taken place my first assumption was that maybe it didn't include any East German competitors, since I'd seen the crosstable
from a previous tournament, the one held in 1957, and it hadn't been enormous. But this was not the case: if we look at the results
Kažić, BM, International Championship Chess: a complete record of FIDE events. Batsford, 1974, pages 275-6
we can see that there was, in fact, a competitor from the GDR.