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Lone Pine USA (Louis D. Statham Tournament )
Compiled by wanabe2000
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Selected Games and Tournament Information.

Lone Pine International was a series of chess tournaments held annually in March or April from 1971 to 1981 in Lone Pine, California. Sponsored by Louis D. Statham (1908-1983), millionaire engineer and inventor of medical instruments, the tournaments were formally titled the Louis D. Statham Masters.

Selected games from the 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1981 Lone Pine Tournaments are presented. I personally attended the 1975, 1977, and 1979 tournaments.

Vladimir Mikhailovich Liberzon Israel won the 1975 Tournament with a score of 7.5 out of 10. Alla Kushnir, from Israel, was the first woman to play in the tournament obtaining an International Masters norm and defeating Larry Melvyn Evans in the first round. http://blunderprone.blogspot.com/se...

Nona Gaprindashvili games are presented from the Tournament in 1977. As Women's World Champion, she scored +6-2=1 (6.5 points)and came in equal first place with Yuri Balashov, Oscar Panno and Dragutin Sahovic, losing to William James Lombardy and Panno and beating unknown player and Anatoly Lein, co-champions of the US Open in 1976. This was her first Grandmaster norm and she would become the first ever women Grandmaster. Viktor Korchnoi placed equal second. However, Russian players, including Oleg Romanishin, refused to compete because Korchnoi's participation. Korchnoi had left Russia to live abroad after many issues with the Russian Chess Federation.

The Tounament in 1979 winners were Liberzon, Florin Gheorghiu, Svetozar Gligoric and Vlastimil Hort shared top honors. A complete presentation of the games can be seen at "Lone Pine 1979" by User: Benzol, Game Collection: Lone Pine 1979.

Viktor Korchnoi won in 1981 +5-0=4 (7 points), with Yasser Seirawan, unknown player, and Gligoric placing equal second. Yusupov and Romanishan from Russia competed, even with Korchnoi's presence. Korchnoi defeated Artur Yusupov the white side of a Queens Gambit. This was the last Louis D. Statham Masters Tournament in Lone Pine California.

Other winners were Larry Evans 1971, Svetozar Gligoric 1972, Arthur Bisguier 1973, Walter Shawn Browne 1974, Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian 1976, Bent Larsen 1978, and Roman Dzindzichashvili 1980.

See also: Wikipedia article: Lone Pine International#Winners for information on the winners from each year.

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1972
Gligoric vs Bisguier, 1972 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1973
Bisguier vs Miles, 1973 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1974
Browne vs J A Grefe, 1974
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 38 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1975 Rd.1
A Kushnir vs Larry Evans, 1975 
(A61) Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1975 Rd.6
Silman vs A Kushnir, 1975 
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1975 Rd.8
V Liberzon vs G Sigurjonsson, 1975
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1975
V Liberzon vs Quinteros, 1975
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1975
L Shamkovich vs V Liberzon, 1975
(E90) King's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1975 Rd.5
Larry Evans vs Benko, 1975 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1976 Rd.1
K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1976
L Christiansen vs P Cleghorn, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1976
Petrosian vs Quinteros, 1976 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 43 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
N Gaprindashvili vs Tarjan, 1977
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
N Gaprindashvili vs J Peters, 1977 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 64 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
N Gaprindashvili vs Martinovsky, 1977 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
N Gaprindashvili vs L Shamkovich, 1977 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 47 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
P Biyiasas vs N Gaprindashvili, 1977 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 43 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Lombardy vs N Gaprindashvili, 1977
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Panno vs N Gaprindashvili, 1977 
(A28) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
N Gaprindashvili vs A Lein, 1977 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Balashov vs Benko, 1977
(C42) Petrov Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Balashov vs J Peters, 1977
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Rohde vs Balashov, 1977
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Balashov vs Panno, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 60 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
K Regan vs Balashov, 1977
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Balashov vs R Ervin, 1977
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Lombardy vs Balashov, 1977
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Balashov vs P Biyiasas, 1977 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Browne vs Balashov, 1977
(E17) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Sahovic vs L Christiansen, 1977 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 101 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Fedorowicz vs J Whitehead, 1977
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977
Sahovic vs N Gaprindashvili, 1977
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1977 Rd.3
J Whitehead vs P Biyiasas, 1977 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1978
M Stean vs Larsen, 1978 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 53 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1978
Larsen vs Polugaevsky, 1978
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1978
Timman vs Seirawan, 1978 
(C16) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1978
Speelman vs Larsen, 1978 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1979
J Peters vs Korchnoi, 1979 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 30 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1979
J Whitehead vs P Youngworth, 1979 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1979
Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1980
Dzindzichashvili vs Larsen, 1980 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Korchnoi vs Sosonko, 1981
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Korchnoi vs Tarjan, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Seirawan vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
I A Dahlberg vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
L Christiansen vs Korchnoi, 1981
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Korchnoi vs Yusupov, 1981 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Korchnoi vs K G Shirazi, 1981 
(A43) Old Benoni, 37 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Korchnoi vs Bisguier, 1981
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
de Firmian vs Seirawan, 1981
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov, 1981
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Seirawan vs H Pfleger, 1981
(A10) English, 51 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Seirawan vs L Christiansen, 1981
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
A Lein vs Seirawan, 1981
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Larsen vs Seirawan, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Seirawan vs P Biyiasas, 1981 
(A48) King's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Yusupov vs Soltis, 1981 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 28 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
V Liberzon vs Yusupov, 1981
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 47 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Yusupov vs K G Shirazi, 1981
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 74 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Yusupov vs R Henley, 1981 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 90 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Kudrin vs Yusupov, 1981
(B33) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Yusupov vs V J F Pablaza, 1981
(E16) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
B M Kogan vs Yusupov, 1981
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
B Ivanovic vs Romanishin, 1981
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Romanishin vs A Lein, 1981
(E15) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Romanishin vs Larsen, 1981
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Romanishin vs Fedorowicz, 1981 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
H Pfleger vs Romanishin, 1981
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Romanishin vs Tarjan, 1981
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Romanishin vs Benko, 1981
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Sosonko vs Romanishin, 1981
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 70 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
J L Arnason vs Romanishin, 1981
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Sosonko vs I A Dahlberg, 1981
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Reshevsky vs Sosonko, 1981
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Sosonko vs Igor Ivanov, 1981
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Sosonko vs B M Kogan, 1981
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
R Henley vs Sosonko, 1981
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Gligoric vs D B Gurevich, 1981
(A57) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
K G Shirazi vs Gligoric, 1981
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Gligoric vs A Lein, 1981
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Larsen vs Gligoric, 1981 
(C28) Vienna Game, 76 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Gligoric vs I A Dahlberg, 1981 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 37 moves, 1-0

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
P Biyiasas vs Gligoric, 1981
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
Larsen vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(B83) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Louis D Statham Masters, Lone Pine USA 1981
M Wilder vs Tarjan, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

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