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50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament

Mikhail Markovich Umansky7/8(+6 -0 =2)[games]
Gert Jan Timmerman5/8(+2 -0 =6)[games]
Victor (Vytas) Palciauskas5/8(+2 -0 =6)[games]
Fritz Baumbach5/8(+3 -1 =4)[games]
Tonu Oim4/8(+2 -2 =4)[games]
Hans Berliner3.5/8(+1 -2 =5)[games]
Horst Robert Rittner3/8(+1 -3 =4)[games]
Jorn Sloth2.5/8(+1 -4 =3)[games]
Grigory Konstantinovich Sanakoev1/8(+0 -6 =2)[games]

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Umansky vs Berliner 1-049200250th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. F Baumbach vs H Rittner  ½-½29200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE15 Queen's Indian
3. H Rittner vs G Sanakoev  1-048200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. G Timmerman vs V Palciauskas ½-½45200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC78 Ruy Lopez
5. G Timmerman vs H Rittner 1-043200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC18 French, Winawer
6. G Timmerman vs M Umansky ½-½61200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB06 Robatsch
7. G Sanakoev vs F Baumbach 0-150200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. G Sanakoev vs V Palciauskas 0-139200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC53 Giuoco Piano
9. G Sanakoev vs G Timmerman 0-140200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC53 Giuoco Piano
10. G Sanakoev vs M Umansky 0-129200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB06 Robatsch
11. J Sloth vs V Palciauskas  ½-½33200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
12. J Sloth vs G Sanakoev  ½-½33200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Sloth vs G Timmerman  ½-½52200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentA20 English
14. J Sloth vs M Umansky 0-150200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE01 Catalan, Closed
15. T Oim vs G Timmerman ½-½91200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC45 Scotch Game
16. H Rittner vs J Sloth 0-178200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB56 Sicilian
17. G Timmerman vs F Baumbach ½-½69200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB32 Sicilian
18. H Rittner vs T Oim  ½-½58200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
19. H Rittner vs Berliner ½-½40200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC45 Scotch Game
20. M Umansky vs H Rittner 1-060200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. F Baumbach vs J Sloth 1-048200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Berliner vs G Sanakoev  ½-½62200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
23. Berliner vs J Sloth 1-044200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
24. Berliner vs T Oim ½-½61200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. F Baumbach vs Berliner ½-½44200350th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE97 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-08-03  Kenneth Sterling: Does Fide or some other body have a recognised correspondence world championship? Is there a reliable place where one can play correspondence with the computer?
Sep-08-03  refutor: this was more than just a world championship...this was a tournament between all the world correspondence champions since the mid 60s. timmerman is the current world correspondence champion, umansky is the champion of champions ;)
Sep-09-03  Sylvester: Did any Americans play?
Sep-09-03  PVS: I believe that Victor Palciauskasis a citizen of the United States and visited Dutch after winning the world correspondence championship.
Sep-09-03  refutor: berliner is also american
Apr-14-05  marskey: how to start play here??????
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: ICCF is the place to look.
Mar-05-07  Sleeping kitten: Some games are still missing :
Tonu Oim - Gert Jan Timmerman (˝-˝)
Fritz Baumbach - Tonu Oim (1-0)
Gert Jan Timmerman - Fritz Baumbach (˝-˝)
Horst Rittner - Jorn Sloth (0-1)

You will fing the scores at

May-02-08  positionalgenius: Wow..really strong corr tournament here
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Sleeping kitten> <Some games are still missing : Tonu Oim - Gert Jan Timmerman (˝-˝)
Fritz Baumbach - Tonu Oim (1-0)
Gert Jan Timmerman - Fritz Baumbach (˝-˝)
Horst Rittner - Jorn Sloth (0-1)>

Not anymore. Thanks for pointing out where the scores could be found.


Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Umansky won the 50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament 50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament (2003) where only Correspondence World Champions were allowed to play!

He won this prestigious tournament undefeated with 7/8 and an impressive 2 points advantage.

<Surely he is <the ♔ of Kings. <>>>

Jan-31-09  Open Defence: I see Berliner still very highly rated in the ICCF, oh to play a game with him...his wierd opening choices and middlegame moves would make for a very interesting game
Jun-07-15  zanzibar: It would be nice if ICCF were incorporated into the tournament title, or the world Correspondence, to mark it off like other corr tournaments:

@t 80020,80029,80040,80055

Here's an article by Dunn with a little background on the tournament:

<To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ICCF, a golden collection of all the living correspondence world champions was assembled. To tempt the champions to play, a prize fund of 25,000 Euros (roughly $29,000) was established. From the fifth world champion, Hans Berliner, who came out of 25 years of retirement, to the 15th and current world champion, Gert Timmerman, all accepted.

A champion of champions has emerged. Mikhail Umansky has won the star-studded ICCF 50 Year World Champions Jubilee Tournament with a phenomenal 7-1 score (two draws).



Facing eight of the world’s best, Umansky played for the win in every game. Here is how he defeated the Number 1 world-ranked Hans Berliner.>

M Umansky vs Berliner, 2002

Jun-07-15  zanzibar: Might as well also mention that the Site tag for correspondence games shouldn't be "?" but a variant of "corr".

The exact choice being a topic for regularization.

@t 80020,80029,80040,80055

use these Site tags:

<corr Wch1, Correspondence, Correspondence, corr ICCF>

I do like mentioning the sanctioning body in the Site tag (i.e. the last example), but that's just me (+ one other).

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