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2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship Tournament

Viacheslav Ragozin11/14(+9 -1 =4)[games]
Lucius Endzelins10.5/14(+7 -0 =7)[games]
Lothar Schmid10.5/14(+9 -2 =3)[games]
Ake Lundqvist9.5/14(+7 -2 =5)[games]
Sven Erik Gunnar Kjellander8.5/14(+7 -4 =3)[games]
Eric Alfons Arnlind8/14(+4 -2 =8)[games]
Mario Napolitano6.5/14(+4 -5 =5)[games]
Janos Balogh6.5/14(+4 -5 =5)[games]
Berthold Koch6.5/14(+5 -6 =3)[games]
Jaroslav Jezek6/14(+4 -6 =4)[games]
Frantisek Batik5.5/14(+3 -6 =5)[games]
Volf Bergraser5.5/14(+3 -6 =5)[games]
Valt Borsony5.5/14(+2 -5 =7)[games]
Kurt Kaliwoda3.5/14(+2 -9 =3)[games]
Albert Laustsen1.5/14(+1 -12 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1956)
For this 2nd final (taking place from January 1st 1956 to February 30th 1958) the top three players from the 1st final (the 1950 - 1953 contest) were seeded into it but only Dr Mario Napolitano took up his free place. The rest of the field was selected by elimination in 10 preliminary groups of 7 players each. In Preliminary Group H, Wolf Bergraser won the group on tie-break ahead of Lothar Schmid, but Schmid was admitted into the final after Harald Malmgren had decided against taking up his seeded position. Preliminary Group A had a three-way tie with Janos Balogh, Frantisek Batik and Berthold Koch. The Tournament director suspected this may have been engineered. According to the rules he may have promoted only Balogh because he had the most wins with Black. However, he eventually permitted all three players into the final. After the preliminary contests began the Soviet Union joined the ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation) and were granted a place in the 2nd final. Their nominee was Viacheslav Ragozin.

Crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 Pts 1 Viacheslav Ragozin * 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 11.0 2 Lucius Endzelins * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.5 3 Lothar M Schmid 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.5 4 Ake Lundqvist * 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 9.5 5 S Kjellander 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 8.5 6 Eric Alfons Arnlind 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 8.0 7 Mario Napolitano 0 0 1 * 1 0 0 0 1 1 6.5 8 Janos Balogh 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 6.5 9 Berthold Koch 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 6.5 10 Jaroslav Jezek 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 * 1 0 1 6.0 11 Frantisek Batik 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 5.5 12 Volf Bergraser 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 1 5.5 13 Valt Borsony 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 5.5 14 Kurt Kaliwoda 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 3.5 15 Albert Laustsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1.5

Erik Jakob Larsson was the tournament director.

The 1st World Correspondence Chess Championship (1950) and the 3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1959) were the previous and next correspondence championship tournaments.

The main source for this collection was The Games of the World Correspondence Championships I - X edited by Timothy David Harding and published by B. T. Batsford Limited, London in 1979. ISBN 0 7134 5384 2.

Original collection: Game Collection: 2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship, by User: Benzol.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Balogh vs F Batik  ½-½7619562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. K Kaliwoda vs F Batik  1-04919562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. B Koch vs F Batik  1-05519562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. A Laustsen vs F Batik  0-16419562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. M Napolitano vs F Batik  0-13919562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
6. V Borsony vs J Jezek  ½-½4819562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
7. V Borsony vs K Kaliwoda  1-04319562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. V Borsony vs B Koch  ½-½5419562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
9. L Endzelins vs V Borsony  1-04119562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. S Kjellander vs V Borsony  1-05219562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
11. A Lundqvist vs V Borsony  1-03719562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
12. M Napolitano vs V Borsony  ½-½5719562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC22 Center Game
13. J Jezek vs F Batik  1-04019562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
14. F Batik vs A Lundqvist  ½-½3519562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
15. J Balogh vs J Jezek  1-06819562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
16. J Balogh vs K Kaliwoda 1-03919562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
17. J Balogh vs S Kjellander  0-12819562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
18. J Balogh vs A Laustsen 1-02819562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. V Borsony vs J Balogh  ½-½3619562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
20. L Endzelins vs J Balogh  1-03419562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipA28 English
21. B Koch vs J Balogh ½-½5819562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
22. J Balogh vs A Lundqvist  ½-½4019562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
23. F Batik vs V Borsony  ½-½4319562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE14 Queen's Indian
24. F Batik vs L Endzelins  0-14519562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. F Batik vs S Kjellander  ½-½2919562nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105  PGN Download
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