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Hi, I'm Paul Morten and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I've been playing Chess for over thirty years (and still haven't got it right yet). My father ( Peter Morten ) taught me the moves when I was aged about ten. (He's now a venerable 83-year old).

I didn't really get "Chess Fever" until the Fischer-Spassky match in Iceland in 1972. My first chess heroes were Spassky, Fischer, Marshall, Alyekhin and Capablanca but with more maturity I'm much more appreciative of Lasker, Chigorin, Niemzowitsch, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Keres, Nezhmetdinov, Petrosian, Kasparov and many others. Collecting chess books since 1972 I now possess a chess library I'm sure any club would be proud of. Many game submissions to the database have been made from these books. Up to 29th January 2014 submissions number 5,114 games (this total will continue to grow with time).

I'm fascinated by Chess History and the players who make it so what follows is a large list of important tournaments played in the 19th and 20th Centuries. These collections have been compiled by a number of members of and I'm extremely grateful to them and thank them for their efforts.

1.Game Collection: WCC Index (London 1851)

2.Game Collection: New York 1857

2A.Game Collection: Paris 1867

3.Game Collection: Baden-Baden 1870

3AA.Game Collection: Vienna 1873

3AAA.Game Collection: Philadelphia 1876

3A.Game Collection: Leipzig 1877, The Anderssen-Feier

4.Game Collection: Paris 1878

4A.Game Collection: Leipzig 1879

5.Game Collection: Berlin 1881

6.Game Collection: Vienna 1882

7.Game Collection: London 1883

7A.Game Collection: Breslau 1889

7B.Game Collection: New York 1889

7C.Game Collection: New York 1889, Part II

7D.Game Collection: New York 1893, The Impromtu Tournament

8.Game Collection: Hastings 1895

9.Game Collection: St. Petersburg 1895-96

10.Game Collection: Nuremberg 1896

11.Game Collection: Budapest 1896

12.Game Collection: Berlin 1897

13.Game Collection: Vienna 1898

14.Game Collection: London 1899

15.Game Collection: Paris 1900

15A.Game Collection: Munich 1900

16.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1901

16A.Game Collection: 1901 Buffalo

17.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1902

18.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1903

19.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1904

20.Game Collection: Cambridge Springs 1904

20A.Game Collection: Coburg 1904

21.Game Collection: Ostend 1905

22.Game Collection: 99_Ostende A 1907 (Champion Tourn. to play Laske

23.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1907

24.Game Collection: Vienna 1908

25.Game Collection: Prague 1908

25A.Game Collection: Düsseldorf 1908 - DSB Kongress XVI

26.Game Collection: St Petersburg 1909

26A.Game Collection: 99_Hamburg 1910

27.Game Collection: San Sebastian 1911

28.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1911

29.Game Collection: San Sebastian 1912

30.Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1912

31.Game Collection: Vilnius 1912 (All-Russian Masters)

31A.Game Collection: Havana 1913

32.Game Collection: St Petersburg 1914

33.Game Collection: Mannheim 1914 - the unfinished tournament

34.Game Collection: Berlin 1918

34A.Game Collection: New York 1918

34B.Game Collection: Hastings 1919

35.Game Collection: Berlin 1920

35A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1920

35B.Game Collection: 99_Kiel 1921 (under construction)

36.Game Collection: Teplitz-Schönau 1922

37.Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1922

38.Game Collection: London 1922

39.Game Collection: Hastings 1922

40.Game Collection: Vienna 1922

41.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1923

42.Game Collection: Mährisch-Ostrau 1923

42A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1923

43.Game Collection: Lake Hopatcong 1923 (9th American Chess Congress

44.Game Collection: New York 1924

44A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1924

45.Game Collection: Baden Baden 1925

45A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1925

46.Game Collection: Marienbad 1925

47.Game Collection: Moscow 1925

48.Game Collection: Semmering 1926

49.Game Collection: Dresden 1926

50.Game Collection: Hannover 1926

50A.Game Collection: Lake Hopatcong 1926

50B.Game Collection: 99_Berlin 1926

51.Game Collection: New York 1927

51A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1927

52.Game Collection: London 1927

53.Game Collection: Bad Kissingen 1928

54.Game Collection: Berlin 1928

54A.Game Collection: Hastings 1928/29

55.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1929

55A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1929

56.Game Collection: San Remo 1930

57.Game Collection: Liege 1930

58.Game Collection: Bled 1931

58A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1931

59.Game Collection: London International Chess Congress, 1932

59A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1933

60.Game Collection: Zurich 1934

61.Game Collection: Syracuse 1934

62.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1934/35

63.Game Collection: Moscow 1935

63A.Game Collection: Margate 1935

63AA.Game Collection: Margate 1936

64.Game Collection: Moscow 1936

64A.Game Collection: Podebrady 1936

65.Game Collection: Nottingham 1936

66.Game Collection: Kemeri 1937 International Tournament

67.Game Collection: Semmering/Baden 1937

67A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1937

68.Game Collection: Margate 1937

69.Game Collection: Hastings 1937/38

70.Game Collection: Margate 1938

71.Game Collection: Noordwijk 1938

72.Game Collection: AVRO 1938

73.Game Collection: Hastings 1938/39

73A.Game Collection: Margate 1939

73B.Game Collection: 0

73C.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1940

74.Game Collection: USSR Absolute Championship 1941

75.Game Collection: Salzburg 1942

76.Game Collection: Sverdlovsk 1943

76AA.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1944

76A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1945

77.Game Collection: Groningen 1946

78.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1947

78A.Game Collection: Moscow 1947

78B.Game Collection: 1948 Saltsjöbaden interzonal

79.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1948

79A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1949

79AA.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1950

79AAA.Game Collection: 1st World Correspondence Chess Championship

79B.Game Collection: Amsterdam 1950

80.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1951

80A.Game Collection: Budapest 1952

81.Game Collection: Interzonals 1952: Stockholm

82.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1952

83.Game Collection: WCC Index (Zurich 1953)

83A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1954

83AA.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1955

84.Game Collection: Interzonals 1955: Gothenburg

84A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1956

84B.Game Collection: 2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship

85.Game Collection: Alekhine Memorial International Tournament, 1956

86.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1957

87.Game Collection: Dallas, 1957

88.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1958

89.Game Collection: Interzonals 1958: Portoroz

90.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1959

90A.Game Collection: Moscow 1959

90B.Game Collection: 3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship

91.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1960

92.Game Collection: Mar del Plata 1960

92A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1961a

93.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1961 b

94.Game Collection: Interzonals 1962: Stockholm

94A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1962

95.Game Collection: First Piatigorsky Cup 1963

96.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1963

96A.Game Collection: USSR Zonal 1964

97.Game Collection: Amsterdam Interzonal 1964

97A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1964/65

97B.Game Collection: Yerevan 1965

97C.Game Collection: Havana 1965

97D.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1965

97E.Game Collection: Moscow 1966

98.Game Collection: Second Piatigorsky Cup 1966

99.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1966/67

100.Game Collection: Sousse Interzonal, 1967

101.Game Collection: Moscow 1967

101A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1967

102.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1968/69

102A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1969

102B.Game Collection: Interzonal 1970 (Palma de Mallorca)

103.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1970

104.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1971

105.Game Collection: Moscow 1971

105A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1972

106.Game Collection: Interzonals 1973: Leningrad

107.Game Collection: Interzonals 1973: Petropolis

108.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1973

109.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1974

109A.Game Collection: Milan 1975

109B.Game Collection: Moscow 1975

109C.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1975

110.Game Collection: Amsterdam IBM 1976

111.Game Collection: Interzonals 1976: Manila

112.Game Collection: Interzonals 1976: Biel

113.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1976

113A.Game Collection: 99_Bad Lauterberg 1977

113B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1977

113C.Game Collection: Bugojno 1978

114.Game Collection: USSR First League, Ashkhabad, 1978

115.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1978

115A.Game Collection: Montreal 1979

116.Game Collection: Interzonals 1979: Rio de Janeiro

117.Game Collection: Interzonals 1979: Riga

117A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1979

118.Game Collection: London Phillips & Drew 1980

118A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1980/81

119.Game Collection: Moscow 1981

120.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1981

121.Game Collection: Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament 1982

122.Game Collection: 50th USSR Championship 1983

122A.Game Collection: Niksic 1983

122B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1984

123.Game Collection: 1984 Phillips & Drew GLC Kings Tt

124.Game Collection: Bugojno 1984

124A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1985

125.Game Collection: Bugojno 1986

125A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1986

125B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1987

125C.Game Collection: Plaza International Chess Tt 1988

126.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1988

127.Game Collection: Tilburg Interpolis 1989

127A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1989

127B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1990

128.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1991

129.Game Collection: Linares 1994

A very large number of important tournaments can also be found in <RonB52734>'s Game Collection: 170 Major Chess Tournaments 1882-2007

Historical Tournaments that have been updated and are now candidates for "live" tournament pages Game Collection: Historical Tournament Pages needing information

In connection with the Historical tournament updates useful links are Game Collection Voting and Tournament Index

To upload new games the
PGN Upload Utility
is very useful.

For FIDE Country Codes see : Game Collection: FIDE Codes

More recent tournaments can be accessed at
New Tournaments

Shortcut to the Soviet Championships
Game Collection: USSR Championship Tournament Index

Index to the Hastings Congresses
Game Collection: Hastings Christmas Congress (Tournament Index)

Another fine collection compiled by <Phony Benoni> concerning the Anglo-American Cable Matches can be found at Game Collection: Anglo-American Cable Matches, 1896-1911

Other collections that are well worth checking out :

suenteus po 147's Game Collections

Phony Benoni's Game Collections

Resignation Trap's Game Collections

sneaky pete's Game Collections

capybara's Game Collections

keypusher's Game Collections

whiteshark's Game Collections

Archives' Game Collections

Hesam7's Game Collections

protean's Game Collections

matey's Game Collections

Honza Cervenka's Game Collections

jessicafischerqueen's Game Collections

AdrianP's Game Collections

Sneaky's Game Collections

ughaibu's Game Collections

Calli's Game Collections

acirce's Game Collections

percyblakeney's Game Collections

notyetagm's Game Collections

open defence's Game Collections

emperoratahualpa's Game Collections

yourang's Game Collections

hitman84's Game Collections

patzer2's Game Collections

karpova's Game Collections

gypsy's Game Collections

iron maiden's Game Collections

hms123's Game Collections

tpstar's Game Collections

vonKrolock's Game Collections

visayanbraindoctor's Game Collections

IMLDay's Game Collections

Eric Schiller's Game Collections

ray keene's Game Collections's Game Collections

crawfb5's Game Collections

wanabe2000's Game Collections

Penguincw's Game Collections

To find the time at see

Corrections to the CG Librarian can be made at
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Pun Submissions can be made at
Pun Submission Page

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>> Click here to see Benzol's game collections. Full Member

   Benzol has kibitzed 9700 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-20-14 WannaBe chessforum (replies)
Benzol: <WannaBe> Why don't you call your forum "The Bunny Hutch"? :)
   Apr-19-14 Zsuzsa Polgar (replies)
Benzol: Happy birthday Susan.
   Apr-19-14 A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1968
Benzol: 41...Bb5 and the two bishops dominate the board.
   Apr-18-14 Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian (replies)
Benzol: <Conrad> Try A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1962 and A Dueckstein vs Petrosian, 1968
   Apr-18-14 Shelby Lyman
Benzol: The following game was apparently played in the New England Open in 1963. [Event "New England Open"] [Site "USA"] [Date "1963.??.??"] [EventDate "?"] [Round "?"] [White "Lombardy, William James"] [Black "Lyman, Shelbourne"] [ECO "C93"] [WhiteElo "?"] ...
   Apr-18-14 Leonid Stein
Benzol: That's just the point. The worst could happen. :)
   Apr-18-14 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Benzol: Bobby was over six-foot tall wasn't he? David Duchovny might be a better bet.
   Apr-18-14 Philip Stuart Milner-Barry
Benzol: Another game from an old NZ Chess magazine. This one played in the first round of the British Championship in 1963. [Event "British Championship"] [Site "England"] [Date "1963.??.??"] [EventDate "?"] [Round "1"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Milner-Barry, Sir Philip ...
   Apr-17-14 Vienna (1908)
Benzol: Sixteen losses would have been hard to bear. It's great that he didn't loose heart and just give up playing. Chess history would have been very different if he had.
   Apr-17-14 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Benzol: <chancho> I'm glad to be mistaken about Jose but for Cheo's relatives, friends and fans it must be saddening.
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Monsters From The Id

Kibitzer's Corner
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  Richard Taylor: The games that were won by the Black side it seems involved oversights by Short, but that happens in simuls, also it is hard to convert an advantage as Black as the GM can allow only one pass...

So you probably did as well considering what I said in the previous post - faced with that knight sac I would be pretty alarmed myself!

The sort of thing you might find also in Bronstein's book on open games - some crazy games in there!

Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: The other thing it is very hard to play OTB when you are not actively in competitive chess. It's still hard even then. That said, you did well I think given that Short's (short?) shot (!) is a tough one to counter OTB.

He is still obviously a formidable player: we are spoilt by seeing ankle-bighters such as Carlsen wiping everyone out!


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  Benzol: <Richard> Thanks for the pointer to Short vs Shirov, 2002 I've never looked at the Cochrane Gambit before but after this experience that will change. It never occurred to me that he would ever play this line and as it isn't played more often I have mistakenly thought it to be unsound. We weren't allowed any passes btw. This was understandable given that when I was talking to Helen Milligan before the display started she said that Short had only arrived in the country the previous day. His luggage turned up the next morning! He did look tired so I think his performance was very creditable. I think you're right about facing the GM's opening repertoire. I gave Gino Thornton a lift home and we came to the same conclusion that Short used his superior opening knowledge to get an advantage and then ground down his opposition with great technique. Looking at the game afterward it was probably over after the seventh move. Still I enjoyed the experience. It's fun facing strong opposition in an encounter that isn't so serious.

Are you thinking of playing in the Latvian tourney? It's on later this month.

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  Richard Taylor: I don't think it was over but it was hard one thing you might have played 29. ... Bg6 keeping him from getting the passed pawn for a while. Also earlier I think that 16. ... g6 was better to stop Nf5 and guard you white squares. Also 21. ... h5 is wrong as Short had 22. Nh4! which he missed. But I think the shock value of 4. Nxf7 was a stroke of genius by Short.

I recall that in the last simul he looked very tired. Without being able to pass there is no hope really.

Why do these guys always arrive "the night before"? Or they have to go 5 minutes after everything is over? He might have had a holiday, visited some sights, taken in a hooker or two, gone out and got pissed...I believe he likes the odd drop. But it's always the case...

Helen was very solicitous for someone who told me she hates Englishmen!

I find a lot of the Scots a pain in the rear end, and the moaning type of Pom is the worst...but that said.

The question is - is Chess worth the bother! It is a very stressful and often unrewarding game...

I'm struggling to tidy up my garden, trying to paint my house etc and have a lot of reading I do all the time.

Not sure if I am into playing tournaments again.

What tempts me is that the Seniors is near me, so that could be a goer, and later than the Latvian there's the ACC Weekender which precedes the Seniors (which is always good to play in notwithstanding...)...Not sure if I want to play in the Latvian. I did terribly in the B Grade one year (couldn't sleep the night before, that is frequently a problem for me): but in the next one I won! Then I waited for the moment of glory, and they were so long organising prizes I went home.

Later in the A Grade Latvian and some others, I did pretty well. I recall one where I had mate in about 3 against Duneas but I was writing the moves down and I lost on time! So I had mixed results in Rapid - sometimes I come close to winning and in others I seem to lose nearly every game (in another where I couldn't sleep "Wild Bill Lynn" sacrificed on my f7 when I played an Alekhines...I could hardly concentrate (as he knew, he told me afterwards, as I didn't keep it secret - too tired for such subtlety!) but I managed to win - my only one I think.

So I had mixed results, I always had quite good results and one year I got good rating points and also I got money from the Grand Prix, but I was putting quite a lot of work into chess. My son wasn't here and I suppose chess filled that deep angst the suffering and deeply lonely of this earth feel!!

But when I was at ACC all those years, and HP, when I won the Waitakare, and got to the Club, Ewen Green, who always announces the successes of his juniors he is training, completely "forgot" to say that I had won the B Grade...but I will tell you what I won with a great game against Mario Krstev, and Steven Lukey came to me after the game and his praise of my game was lavish. That was quite overwhelming so I was a bit embarrased that I later beat Lukey in a North Shore Tourney! But then when I won the Merv Morrison Cup the same thing happened, no announcement. It was irrelevant that a 58 year old man was improving, never mind he was a member of the Club and never missed a night for years, and I played some really good games in those, there is no recognition for the old its all about the "Wunderkind" especially if they are paying coaching fees...

Call me bitter or Ishmael, whatever.

But when I beat Steadman and later Bruce Wheeler in brilliant games Ewen gave was quite strange, as each time I failed to play well in the following game. The praise was: "Sic transit gloria mundi."

I must upload that game I beat Bruce with. I used the Tarrasch against his French, offered an exchange, then found a winning attack and checkmated Bruce! (Who I consider one of NZ's best attacking and tactical players, but he is, like many of us, inconsistent: but still hard to beat).

Oh well, good to see you had a day off actually playing chess for a change!

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  Richard Taylor: I think Ewen (subconsciously) didn't want to think that someone near his age, from the days he was close to getting his IM or more, was actually doing well: at that stage he had decided not to play any OTB for the reason he was not improving relative to the juniors etc which is true over all of course...and true for me.

Age catches up, I find I'm not as strong as I was even a few years ago and my noggin is probably following suit in the general decline!!

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  Benzol: <Richard> < But I think the shock value of 4. Nxf7 was a stroke of genius by Short.>

Indeed! Not in my wildest dreams did I think he'd play that.

I wonder whether Ewen uses older players as a kind of litmus test and/or cannon fodder for his young charges?

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  Richard Taylor: I think E G moves in mysterious ways...he certainly prepares them, which is why Goodhue avoids main lines with his 'Hippopotamus' and other lines. I've caught the juniors with various traps.

These wont get the better young players. He and Bruce help them. It is hard for the senior players to get to the same level.

But take Hans Gao - I've seen him reading whole opening books right through. He has a good understanding of chess. Luke Li also, altho he is in Australia and obviously Bobby Cheng although when I played him his openings weren't that good. This might mean nothing as some players one does well against. Daniel Shen I found impossible to beat except in one Rapid Game. He was or is obsessive about opening preparation and hated playing Goodhue!

I think it is easy to lose track in chess. Not many players play this:

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 ..... I mean when I play this I normally now get 5. ... a6 or already I have say 5. ... e6 or it goes to the e5 lines (Sveshnikov etc) or even the Dragon or the Advanced Dragon.

But in that line which is almost the real (old but still good) mainline of the Sicialian it is relatively rare and I just played 6. B3 and then faced Ng4! Which is very good for Black especially if you aren't ready. Already white is not in a comfortable position...and in fact I ended up losing nearly all my pawns in an Internet game. Looking it up I saw that 6. Bg5 is the most common move and is, of course, the Richter Rauzer! Just forgot about it. But I played the worst move (result wise) after 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Nxc6? as now I am virtually forced to play Bf4 and then he played Qb6 and I just went downhill from then on!

Chess is too hard for sure!

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  Chessical: <Benzol> Pardon the intrusion, but I am trying to put together a Game Collection for the <1952 Sarapu-Purdy Match in Auckland>. Not all of the games are in the Chessgames database. I have found Game 8 and added it, but I cannot find the game scores of Games 2,3, or 9. The newspapers I can access on-line at best only give short 40-50 word reports of these games.

I believe that this was an important match and should be properly recorded here. If you have access to these games scores or could indicate any potential avenues for further enquiries I would be most grateful.

Thank you.

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  Benzol: <Chessical> You are not intruding.


Information on the match between Sarapu and Purdy took a bit of time to find but I did get the following from

Here are the scores you enquired about :

[Event "AUS/NZL m"]
[Site "Auckland"]
[Date "1952.11.12"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Purdy, Cecil John Seddon"]
[Black "Sarapu, Ortvin"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A46"]
[PlyCount "63"]
[EventDate "1952.11.10"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 Be7 4. Nbd2 c5 5. c3 cxd4 6. cxd4 Nc6 7. e3 O-O 8. Bd3 d6 9. O-O e5 10. h3 Be6 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. Bb5 Qa5 13. Qa4 Qxa4 14. Bxa4 Rac8 15. Rfd1 Rfd8 16. a3 h6 17. Bh4 e4 18. Bxc6 exf3 19. Bxf3 Rc2 20. Ne4 Rxd1+ 21. Rxd1 Rxb2 22. Nxf6+ Bxf6 23. Bxf6 gxf6 24. Rd8+ Kg7 25. Ra8 a6 26. Rb8 Ra2 27. Rxb7 Rxa3 28. Ra7 a5 29. g4 a4 30. Ra5 Ra1+ 31. Kg2 a3 32. Bd5 1/2-1/2

[Event "AUS/NZL m"]
[Site "Auckland"]
[Date "1952.11.14"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Sarapu, Ortvin"]
[Black "Purdy, Cecil John Seddon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E28"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[EventDate "1952.11.10"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 O-O 6. e3 d6 7. Bd3 e5 8. Ne2 Re8 9. f3 c5 10. O-O Nc6 11. Ng3 d5 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. dxc5 Nc7 14. Qc2 h6 15. a4 Ne6 16. Ne4 Qa5 17. Ba3 Rd8 18. Nd6 Qc7 19. Rfd1 Rb8 20. Bc4 Bd7 21. Qf5 Ng5 22. Bxf7+ Kf8 23. Be6+ Ke7 24. Bxd7 Rxd7 25. h4 Rf8 26. Qg6 Nf7 27. Qxg7 Rdd8 28. Nf5+ Ke8 29. Qf6 Rg8 30. Ng7+ Rxg7 31. Qxg7 Rd7 32. Rd6 Ne7 33. Rf6 Nd5 34. Qg8+ 1-0

[Event "AUS/NZL m"]
[Site "Auckland"]
[Date "1952.11.26"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Sarapu, Ortvin"]
[Black "Purdy, Cecil John Seddon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C42"]
[PlyCount "99"]
[EventDate "1952.11.10"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nc4 Nxe4 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. dxc3 d5 7. Ne3 Be6 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. f4 d4 10. cxd4 Qxd4 11. f5 Bd7 12. c3 Qe5 13. O-O Bc5 14. Kh1 O-O-O 15. Ng4 Qe7 16. Re1 Qh4 17. Be3 h5 18. g3 Qe7 19. Bf4 Qf8 20. Ne3 g6 21. Qc2 h4 22. g4 Bd6 23. Qf2 Bc5 24. Rad1 f6 25. b4 Nxb4 26. cxb4 Bc6+ 27. Kg1 Bxb4 28. fxg6 Kb8 29. Rf1 Bc5 30. Bf5 Qe7 31. Rc1 b6 32. h3 Bb7 33. Kh2 Rhe8 34. Rfe1 Rd4 35. Ng2 Rxf4 36. Rxe7 Rxe7 37. Qxf4 Bd6 38. Qxd6 cxd6 39. Nxh4 Re2+ 40. Kg1 Bd5 41. g7 Bxa2 42. Bd3 Re8 43. Ba6 Rg8 44. Nf5 Be6 45. Kf2 b5 46. h4 b4 47. h5 Rd8 48. h6 Bg8 49. Ne7 Bh7 50. Nc6+ 1-0

Hope this helps you.


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  Chessical: <Benzol> Wonderful and thank you very much indeed! Now we have a complete record of the match. The collection is at:

Game Collection: Sarapu - Purdy Match, Australasian Championship

if you would like to look over the introduction.

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  Benzol: <Chessical> The collection looks brilliant. I didn't know about Adrian Turner being the arbiter. When the all the games are in could we nominate it for live status? I'm very pleased to have been able to help you. Cheers.


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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> I saw you played in the Latvian. I was a bit caught up in things. I might play in the ACC Weekender and later the NZ Seniors.

I see you did quite well considering you are probably quite rusty. Simon Lyall studies tactics a lot and also his openings so he has improved quite a bit.

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  WCC Editing Project: Good morning.

Hello! I am thinking about buying the "Keres Photos and Games" book, and I wanted to ask you-

How much written description about Keres and his events is in this book?

Is it almost all annotated game scores and photos, or is there also a substantial amount of description?

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  WCC Editing Project: <Benzol>

Thank you sir, for such a detailed description of the book!

You have a way of speaking that made the book seem attractive to me even if there is no textual description.

I think I will buy it.

I'm sorry but I'll have to delete your posts from the WCC forum, because it's meant only for the "drafty" editing work.

Seems kind of unfair. You could retaliate by deleting my posts in your fine forum!

Seriously though, thanks for this and so much more over the years.

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> I'm playing at the Auckland Weekender and probably will take in the Seniors which will include Smith, Garbett and possibly Steadman and others.
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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> I joined the Seniors. It is only a couple of weeks away. It will be a strong tourney. I am a veteran (65 or over this year) and I was talking to Bob Gibbons and he is a veteran also so he is the one I have to head off if possible! Forget winning with Smith, Garbett, and possibly such as E.G., and even maybe Michael Steadman. You just have to be 50 or over so I suppose those who are playing are some of those competing also for the Grand Prix Prize (I won the under 2100 category once I think it was). I was playing in a lot of tourneys including the ones at H-Pak Club (one of those is in the Grand Prix). I suppose Peter Stuart might play...

It should be put up on here as it's going to be almost a mini NZ Champs without the strong juniors...

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  Richard Taylor: Players for the Seniors so far:

National rating is on the right hand side.

1 Garbett, Paul A NZL IM 2255 2345
2 Smith, Robert W NZL FM 2250 2342
3 Steadman, Michael V R NZL FM 2233 2307
4 Morrell, Gordon CAN -- 2159 2248
5 Stuart, Peter W NZL NM 2029 2122
6 Bennett, Hilton P NZL CM 2010 2110
7 Gibbons, Robert E NZL -- 1958 2072
8 Spiller, Paul S NZL CM 1954 2013
9 Power, P Wayne NZL -- 1959 1983
10 Cornford, Lindsay NZL -- 2143 1970
11 Cooper, Nigel NZL -- 1724 1885
12 Lynn, K William NZL -- 1881 1863
13 Smith, Vivian J NZL WFM 1750 1855
14 Carpinter, Bernard NZL -- 0 1852
15 Taylor, Richard NZL -- 1861 1850
16 Goffin, Peter B NZL -- 2024 1819
17 Roberts, Michael H NZL -- 1824 1759
18 Booth, Anthony J NZL -- 1783 1689
19 List, Robert NZL -- 0 1661
20 Ansell, David NZL -- 0 1231

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  Richard Taylor: My national rating has declined by 210 points since 2010!

Bernard Carpinter is the brother of Tony who is also strong. His present rating is low as he has been in the top 20 or so. So has Peter Goffin and Wayne Power. A long time ago Nigel Cooper played in the NZ Champs. I see him around a lot, he of course was in Hamilton in 2009.

He and I played in the NZ School Pupils Champs about 1961 I think it was and we played one game since then (which I lost). But not since.

I have beaten or drawn (as well as in some cases mostly lost I have to say) with Steadman, Smith, Garbett, Bennett, Gibbons, Spiller, Power, Cornford, "Wild Bill" Lynn, Vivian Smith, Goffin (a really strange Club game when he started with 1 d3 and made a strange sac - the game was quite amazing but I won), Roberts (draw last Seniors),Tony Booth (many games with all results as with Spiller). The others I haven't clashed swords with!

See how I go starting Friday morning with also a game most afternoons.

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  Benzol: <Richard> The lineup looks like the strongest Senior Championship since the series began. As you've said earlier the only thing missing is the strong juniors.

Good luck with it. I'll try and pop in for a look at things in the coming weekend.

Cheers matey.


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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Thanks. I asked to list it or whatever they do. I haven't got much to lose being so low down unless I lose to Bernard Carpinter. His FIDE rating is 0! That might mean the result doesn't affect me FIDE wise - not sure. Or if all I win to are lower ranked players. But there will be some interesting games.

I deeply want to take Smith down!

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  Richard Taylor: It's not personal, it's just that he plays very well in a strategic sense and I have only managed one draw in a Rapid game. In that one I sacrificed the exchange and was nearly winning. C'est la vie!

I have to play more or less "sensible chess" without playing too passively.

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Your place or mine? Lol. Good to see you today. I also saw Don Eade, Philip Hair, Ewen Green, and Benson. Went to Howick and a pow wow with Don and Nigel Cooper.

I won both games today. Both interesting games.

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> How are things? I got a joint first prize in the veterans section! Tony rang me the other night. I didn't think I had got anywhere and I wanted to go for a cuppa with my son so we went home being rather tired.

But good tourney over all. I enacted 2 checkmates!

Peter Stuart defended against my attack in Rd1 and Gordon Morrell carried out a really good game plan to win very nicely against me. That was one of the best games. It was up there with a GM game with the idea of pressure on one wing then a switch threatening my f3 point when I realised I was in big trouble. I may have found a defense but it's never easy in such situations.

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  moronovich: <I got a joint first prize in the veterans section!>

Congratulations !

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  Richard Taylor: <moronovich> Thanks! I was 7th out of 20 in quite a strong tournament. I didn't make any of some of those stupid errors I was making last year. So, perhaps still a few more shots in me!
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