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1st World Correspondence Chess Championship
Compiled by Benzol
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NOTE : This collection has now been superceded by 1st World Correspondence Chess Championship (1950)

Following the foundation of the International Correspondence Chess Union ( IFSB )* in Berlin on the 2nd of December 1928 the idea of a Correspondence Chess Championship was discussed for the first time. Alexander Alyekhin who had played numerous games of correspondence chess in his youth held it in high regard and became a driving force to see the realization of a Correspondence Championship. In August 1936 an IFSB conference resolved to set up a committee to work out a draft of Alyekhin's ideas and bring them to fruition. A year later in August 1937 at another IFSB conference in Stockholm a resolution to create and regularly hold a Correspondence Championship was reached. Amongst those present at this conference were FIDE President Dr Alexander Rueb and Dr Max Euwe. The outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 delayed plans but eventually in 1947 the preliminaries for the World Correspodence Championship started. There were 78 participants from 22 countries in 11 preliminary groups. This lead to a Final Tournament of 15 players. Play for this final commenced in 1950 with the games finishing in 1953.

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* The IFSB was the predecessor of the International Correspondence Chess Federation ( I.C.C.F ).

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The Final Standings were :

1st C J S Purdy 10 points ( +9, =3, -1 );

2nd= H Malmgren 10 points ( +7, =6, -0 );

2nd= M Napolitano 10 points ( +10, =0, -3 );

4th O Barda 9 points ( +9, =1, -3 );

5th= G R Mitchell 7 points ( +5, =4, -4 );

5th= L Watzl 7 points ( +5, =4, -4 );

7th= E Adam 6 points ( +5, =2, -6 );

7th= G Wood 6 points ( +5, =2, -6 );

9th T D van Scheltinga 5 points ( +2, =7, -4 );

10th J Balogh 5 points ( +3, =4, -6 );

11th S Madsen 4 points ( +2, =5, -6 );

12th J W Collins 4 points ( +2, =4, -7 );

13th= P van't Veer 3 points ( +2, =2, -9 );

13th= A Cuadrado 3 points ( +0, =6, -7 ).

Adolphe Viaud withdrew part way through the tournament and all his games were cancelled. However, those which had reached a fairly advanced stage were preserved by his opponents and are included in this collection.

Larsson was the tournament director.

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Gamescores of the following games were unavailable :

64. Edmund Adam - Gabriel Wood 0-1

65. Edmund Adam - T D van Scheltinga 1/2-1/2

69. Edmund Adam - Paul van't Veer 1-0

71. Gabriel Wood - T D van Scheltinga 1/2-1/2

75. Gabriel Wood - Paul van't Veer 0-1

80. T D van Scheltinga - Paul van't Veer 1-0

A special thanks to <crawfb5> for finding the scores to 67. Sverre Madsen - Edmund Adam 0-1 and 73. Gabriel Wood - Sverre Madsen 1-0.

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1. Cecil John Seddon Purdy
Purdy vs H Malmgren, 1950
(A28) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

2.
Purdy vs M Napolitano, 1950 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 45 moves, 1-0

3.
Purdy vs O Barda, 1950
(A25) English, 42 moves, 1-0

4.
G R Mitchell vs Purdy, 1950 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

5.
Purdy vs L Watzl, 1950 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

6.
Edmund Adam vs Purdy, 1950
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 20 moves, 0-1

7.
G Wood vs Purdy, 1950
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 0-1

8.
T van Scheltinga vs Purdy, 1950
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

9.
Purdy vs J Balogh, 1950
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

10.
Purdy vs S Madsen, 1950
(A28) English, 47 moves, 1-0

11.
Purdy vs J W Collins, 1950 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 50 moves, 1-0

12.
P van't Veer vs Purdy, 1950
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 44 moves, 0-1

13.
A Cuadrado vs Purdy, 1950
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

14. Harald Malmgren
H Malmgren vs M Napolitano, 1950
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 44 moves, 1-0

15.
O Barda vs H Malmgren, 1950
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

16.
G R Mitchell vs H Malmgren, 1950
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

17.
L Watzl vs H Malmgren, 1950
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 0-1

18.
H Malmgren vs Edmund Adam, 1950
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

19.
H Malmgren vs G Wood, 1950
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

20.
H Malmgren vs T van Scheltinga, 1950
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

21.
J Balogh vs H Malmgren, 1950
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

22.
S Madsen vs H Malmgren, 1950
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

23.
J W Collins vs H Malmgren, 1950
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 70 moves, 0-1

24.
H Malmgren vs P van't Veer, 1950
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

25.
H Malmgren vs A Cuadrado, 1950
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

26. Mario Napolitano
O Barda vs M Napolitano, 1950
(E17) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

27.
M Napolitano vs G R Mitchell, 1950
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

28.
L Watzl vs M Napolitano, 1950
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

29.
M Napolitano vs Edmund Adam, 1950 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 0-1

30.
M Napolitano vs G Wood, 1950
(A04) Reti Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

31.
M Napolitano vs T van Scheltinga, 1950
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

32.
J Balogh vs M Napolitano, 1950
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 35 moves, 0-1

33.
S Madsen vs M Napolitano, 1950 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

34.
J W Collins vs M Napolitano, 1950
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 68 moves, 0-1

35.
M Napolitano vs P van't Veer, 1950
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 85 moves, 1-0

36.
M Napolitano vs A Cuadrado, 1950
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 17 moves, 1-0

37. Olaf Barda
G R Mitchell vs O Barda, 1950 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 33 moves, 1-0

38.
O Barda vs L Watzl, 1950
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 24 moves, 1-0

39.
Edmund Adam vs O Barda, 1950 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 0-1

40.
G Wood vs O Barda, 1950
(C13) French, 62 moves, 0-1

41.
O Barda vs T van Scheltinga, 1950
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

42.
O Barda vs J Balogh, 1950
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 61 moves, 1-0

43.
O Barda vs S Madsen, 1950
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

44.
O Barda vs J W Collins, 1950
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 51 moves, 1-0

45.
P van't Veer vs O Barda, 1950
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 45 moves, 0-1

46.
A Cuadrado vs O Barda, 1950 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

47. Graham Russell Mitchell
G R Mitchell vs L Watzl, 1950
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

48.
Edmund Adam vs G R Mitchell, 1950
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 0-1

49.
G Wood vs G R Mitchell, 1950
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 28 moves, 1-0

50.
T van Scheltinga vs G R Mitchell, 1950
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

51.
G R Mitchell vs J Balogh, 1950
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

52.
G R Mitchell vs S Madsen, 1950
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

53.
G R Mitchell vs J W Collins, 1950
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 47 moves, 1-0

54.
G R Mitchell vs P van't Veer, 1950
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 34 moves, 1-0

55.
A Cuadrado vs G R Mitchell, 1950
(A06) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

56. Leopold Watzl
Edmund Adam vs L Watzl, 1950 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 22 moves, 0-1

57.
G Wood vs L Watzl, 1950
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

58.
L Watzl vs T van Scheltinga, 1950
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

59.
L Watzl vs J Balogh, 1950
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

60.
L Watzl vs S Madsen, 1950
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 54 moves, 1-0

61.
L Watzl vs J W Collins, 1950 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

62.
P van't Veer vs L Watzl, 1950
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 56 moves, 0-1

63.
A Cuadrado vs L Watzl, 1950
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

66. Edmund Adam
J Balogh vs Edmund Adam, 1950
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

67.
S Madsen vs Edmund Adam, 1950
(B50) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

68.
J W Collins vs Edmund Adam, 1950
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 47 moves, 0-1

70.
Edmund Adam vs A Cuadrado, 1950 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

72. Gabriel Wood
G Wood vs J Balogh, 1950
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

73.
G Wood vs S Madsen, 1950
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

74.
G Wood vs J W Collins, 1950
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 30 moves, 1-0

76.
A Cuadrado vs G Wood, 1950
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

77. T D van Scheltinga
J Balogh vs T van Scheltinga, 1950
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 29 moves, 1-0

78.
S Madsen vs T van Scheltinga, 1950
(B20) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1-0

79.
J W Collins vs T van Scheltinga, 1950
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

81.
T van Scheltinga vs A Cuadrado, 1950
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

82. Janos Balogh
S Madsen vs J Balogh, 1950
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 33 moves, 1-0

83.
J Balogh vs J W Collins, 1950
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

84.
P van't Veer vs J Balogh, 1950
(E72) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

85.
J Balogh vs A Cuadrado, 1950
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

86. Sverre Madsen
S Madsen vs J W Collins, 1950
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

87.
P van't Veer vs S Madsen, 1950
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

88.
A Cuadrado vs S Madsen, 1950
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

89. John W Collins
J W Collins vs P van't Veer, 1950 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 64 moves, 1-0

90.
J W Collins vs A Cuadrado, 1950
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 44 moves, 1-0

91. Paul van't Veer / Antonio Cuadrado
A Cuadrado vs P van't Veer, 1950
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

92. Adolphe Viaud
M Napolitano vs A Viaud, 1950
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

93.
A Viaud vs G R Mitchell, 1950
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

94.
L Watzl vs A Viaud, 1950 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 19 moves,

95.
A Viaud vs Edmund Adam, 1950
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 27 moves, 0-1

96.
J Balogh vs A Viaud, 1950
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

97.
S Madsen vs A Viaud, 1950
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

98.
J W Collins vs A Viaud, 1950
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

99.
A Viaud vs Purdy, 1950 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves,

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