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50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament (2003)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Hans Berliner, Victor (Vytas) Palciauskas, Grigory Konstantinovich Sanakoev, Fritz Baumbach, Mikhail Markovich Umansky, Jorn Sloth, Gert Jan Timmerman, Tonu Oim, Horst Robert Rittner

 page 1 of 1; 11 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Umansky vs Berliner 1-049 2002 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. F Baumbach vs J Sloth 1-048 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. G Timmerman vs H Rittner 1-043 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC18 French, Winawer
4. H Rittner vs G Sanakoev  1-048 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. M Umansky vs H Rittner 1-060 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
6. M Umansky vs F Baumbach 1-051 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. V Palciauskas vs Berliner 1-047 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. T Oim vs J Sloth 1-055 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC07 French, Tarrasch
9. T Oim vs G Sanakoev 1-037 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Berliner vs J Sloth 1-044 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
11. F Baumbach vs T Oim  1-053 2003 50th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE15 Queen'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?
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  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.
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  refutor: berliner is also american
Apr-14-05  marskey: how to start play here??????
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  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
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  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.


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  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
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  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

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  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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