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2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship Tournament

Viacheslav Ragozin11/14(+9 -1 =4)[view games]
Lothar Schmid10.5/14(+9 -2 =3)[view games]
Lucius Endzelins10.5/14(+7 -0 =7)[view games]
Ake Lundqvist9.5/14(+7 -2 =5)[view games]
Sven Erik Gunnar Kjellander8.5/14(+7 -4 =3)[view games]
Eric Alfons Arnlind8/14(+4 -2 =8)[view games]
Janos Balogh6.5/14(+4 -5 =5)[view games]
Berthold Koch6.5/14(+5 -6 =3)[view games]
Mario Napolitano6.5/14(+4 -5 =5)[view games]
Jaroslav Jezek6/14(+4 -6 =4)[view games]
Valt Borsony5.5/14(+2 -5 =7)[view games]
Volf Bergraser5.5/14(+3 -6 =5)[view games]
Frantisek Batik5.5/14(+3 -6 =5)[view games]
Kurt Kaliwoda3.5/14(+2 -9 =3)[view games]
Albert Laustsen1.5/14(+1 -12 =1)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
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, V Bergraser won the group on tie-break ahead of L Schmid, but Schmid was admitted into the final after H Malmgren had decided against taking up his seeded position. Preliminary Group A had a three-way tie with J Balogh, F Batik and B 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 I.C.C.F. ( International Correspondence Chess Federation ) and were granted a place in the 2nd final. Their nominee was V V 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 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.

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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Balogh vs F Batik  ½-½76 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. K Kaliwoda vs F Batik  1-049 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. B Koch vs F Batik  1-055 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. A Laustsen vs F Batik  0-164 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. M Napolitano vs F Batik  0-139 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE50 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5
6. V Borsony vs J Jezek  ½-½48 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
7. V Borsony vs K Kaliwoda  1-043 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. V Borsony vs B Koch  ½-½54 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
9. L Endzelins vs V Borsony  1-041 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. S Kjellander vs V Borsony  1-052 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
11. A Lundqvist vs V Borsony  1-037 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
12. M Napolitano vs V Borsony  ½-½57 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC22 Center Game
13. J Jezek vs F Batik  1-040 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
14. F Batik vs A Lundqvist  ½-½35 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
15. J Balogh vs J Jezek  1-068 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
16. J Balogh vs K Kaliwoda 1-039 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
17. J Balogh vs S Kjellander  0-128 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
18. J Balogh vs A Laustsen 1-028 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. V Borsony vs J Balogh  ½-½36 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
20. L Endzelins vs J Balogh  1-034 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipA28 English
21. B Koch vs J Balogh ½-½58 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
22. J Balogh vs A Lundqvist  ½-½40 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
23. F Batik vs V Borsony  ½-½43 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE14 Queen's Indian
24. F Batik vs L Endzelins  0-145 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. F Batik vs S Kjellander  ½-½29 1956 2nd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
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