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Benzol
Member since Jul-02-03
Commander John J Adams : " Morbius, what is the Id? "

Dr Edward Morbius : " It's an obsolete term. I'm afraid once used to describe the elementary basis of the subconscious mind. "

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 chessgames.com 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

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sneaky pete's Game Collections

capybara's Game Collections

keypusher's Game Collections

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   Benzol has kibitzed 9817 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-18-14 Imrich Cervenka
 
Benzol: A possible relative of <Honza>'s?
 
   Jul-18-14 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
 
Benzol: Would anyone want to be flying Malaysian airlines at the moment? One airliner shot down and another one become a mystery as great as the Mary Celeste.
 
   Jul-16-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Benzol: <Zanzibar> I don't know if he can help you but <Honza> might be the best man for the job. You can probably contact him at his forum User: Honza Cervenka
 
   Jul-13-14 Benzol chessforum (replies)
 
Benzol: <Richard> I'm sorry I missed it. Dad and I have been having a nostalgic look back at the British tv series of Callan that starred Edward Woodward. As I recall Justice Mahone's "Orchestrated Litany of Lies" quote really shook Air New Zealand to its foundations. Mahone also ...
 
   Jul-08-14 J Tamargo vs Fischer, 1956 (replies)
 
Benzol: Has the first page of kibitzing been taken into account by the latest posters?
 
   Jul-05-14 Eugenio Torre (replies)
 
Benzol: <spawn2> The bio above mentions games he played against Bobby which made me think there was more than just the one. Thanks for the update. Cheers. :)
 
   Jul-03-14 Alekhine vs Allies, 1923
 
Benzol: "Alekhine in the Americas" gives the following note at the end 'One of the White pawns can be promoted without the help of the King, e.g., 33...Ke8 34.a5 Kd7 35.a6 Kc8 36.b5 Nc7 37.Bxc7 Kxc7 38.b6+ etc'. The "Allies" btw were Cartier, Marechal and Winfrey.
 
   Jul-03-14 Alekhine vs Janowski / Schroeder, 1923
 
Benzol: According to page 4 of "Alekhine in the Americas" in this Exhibition game A Schroeder was Alyekhin's partner with Janowski being partnered by L B Meyer.
 
   Jul-03-14 Alekhine vs Schwartz, 1923
 
Benzol: This game was part of Blindfold Simul with Alyekhin scoring +12, =5, -4.
 
   Jul-03-14 Z Veroci Petronic vs L Glaz, 1980
 
Benzol: This game won the brilliancy prize IIRC.
 
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Monsters From The Id

Kibitzer's Corner
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May-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: It occurred to me with all these tournaments that a physical book could also be written either by you or jointly about the history of chess tournaments and masters etc as well as annotations (you could share that or go alone, you don't have to be a strong player really these days, just use a good computer)...

Just an idea. A lot of these tournaments could be enhanced as they are not extensively or very deeply annotated: or they lack that spark or controversy that could be added...

Chess books continue to sell well regardless almost of who writes them.

Jun-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Benzol: My membership comes up for renewal very shortly but I wonder if it's worth me putting the effort in with the attitude I see from some people.>

Paul, hope you renew; it is true that there are some out there who make one wonder from time to time whether all the grief is worth it, but overall, I had no hesitation in renewing, last time it came up. Lots of good on this site, which outweighs anything negative.

Jun-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project: <Benzol>

I second the honorable member from the Excited States.

We need you man, and if you are right then we need you now more than ever.

Jun-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Benzol - keep on here! This is your life man! I am impressed by the huge amount of work you have done uploading and re chess history.

re that am just playing through the Bogo-Alekhine second match which was quite well annotated by Fine and Reinfeld. I am so far more impressed by Bogo's games than those of Alekhine who so far played one "flashy" game (where he was winning in that case), but otherwise apart from Bogo's addiction to time trouble (of course this is the point a part of being a good chess player is managing one's "mental work" at the board efficiently. Alekhine also used some pyschology to secure wins when Bogo had just self-destructed.

So, not to take it away from A.A.Alekhine but the difference is NOT so legendary as playing only AA's BEST games as against ALL his games.

But back to renewal, I've felt like that but overall this is a great site - CG.com have done a brilliant job on here - and most people are good and have a sense of humour.

Flame wars are par for the course: what really matters is not what others say but how we react to it (mind you I have to admit to a lot of faux-pas myself in this area!)

Keep on keeping on!

Jun-06-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project:

<Richard>

<But back to renewal, I've felt like that but overall this is a great site - CG.com have done a brilliant job on here - and most people are good and have a sense of humour.>

Well said, couldn't agree more.

Jun-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Richard> <WCCEP> <perfidious> I now feel that <Conrad93> has helped me make up my mind on renewal. Reading his most recent comments at the Carlsen vs A Giri, 2011 game I've decided I must renew for nowhere am I so desperately needed! I hate showing him up as a fanny but really he damns himself. I wonder if he'll try to weasel out of it with self denial or just hope I'll forget if he remains silent ( no chance of that ).
Jun-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: I wonder how someone like him could have any impact on renewal, either positive or negative. He needs attention, and the simple provocation he comes up with is the easiest way to get it. Why he chose it, I don't know. Perhaps he doesn't have anything better to offer. The best way to deal with such trollery is to deny him the attention he needs. Engaging in any kind of conversation just gives him what he wants. After all, what he talks about doesn't interest him in the slightest.
Jun-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Karpova> Your point of view is perfectly understandable and I largely agree, but how much rubbish and outright lies should be tolerated before calling down the likes of such a fool? Having someone like that sully everything they touch is no good, either.
Jun-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <...how much rubbish and outright lies should be tolerated before calling down the likes of such a fool? Having someone like that sully everything they touch is no good, either.>

Exactly! I couldn't have said it better.

:)

Jun-07-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: Conrag93 is just pulling people's chains.

<Karpova> is right... ignore the troll.

Anyone who takes the time to check the relevant posts, can find Conrag's comments about Lasker where he says <his age and old principles prevented him from adjusting to the new era of chess.>

Then he contradicts himself with: <Lasker must have been 65-66 in this tournament.

It's amazing to go undefeated in such a strong tournament at that age...

And was only half a point away from second place.

What a beast!>

So it's either that Lasker cannot cope with the new generation, or he is a "beast" against the new generation.

When <Benzol> mentioned Mahrisch Ostrau 1923 as the refutation, Conrag93 made the false claim that he was referring to a game.

It's obvious that Conrag is trolling.

Jun-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Generic trolls like that are legion and what do you achieve by engaging in a discussion with him? The topic is of no interest to him, that's why he will come up with every claim he believes may net him attention. He goes fishing and tries out several lures - the lure itself is of no importance, as long as it allows him to catch someone.

And if he posts outright lies, you can point them out, for sure. You can do so without engaging in a debate with him.

What is the point of debating with him? That you fill up the Carlsen vs A Giri, 2011 page with a discussion on whether an irrelevant user thought Mährisch-Ostrau 1923 was a game or a tournament?

What did all of this ever achieve? Did it better that guy's behaviour? He won't change his behaviour as long as he is obviously successful with it. If he has no success, he may lose interest. But if it bothers you so much that you wonder if you should stay here or not, just forget about this guy. He's not worth it.

Jun-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <...if he posts outright lies, you can point them out, for sure. You can do so without engaging in a debate with him.>

<... just forget about this guy. He's not worth it.>

<Karpova> You are quite right of course but it does annoy me when "his type" try and crap all over the efforts and work that members like yourself have put into this site.

<It's obvious that Conrag is trolling.>

<chancho> I've just gotta love "Conrag". How fitting.

:)

Jun-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: That annoys me also. And I don't think that people should stop refuting lies, even if the liars can only counter with insults - what else anyway? They don't have anything to back up their lies. But I would try to not address them, and when they don't answer in a sensible manner, simply don't discuss this any further (at least not with them). It's different if they just post their opinion - for sure, they are "entitled" to their opinion like everyone else (they are the first topoint that out, as it's the only thing backing up their opinions) - but seldomly are their opinions worth attention or even discussing.
Jun-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Looks like <lamont> has forgotten to take his meds again ( Quick call nurse Janice! ). He's off on another tirade this time slagging off at <Zanzibar> and <Travis>. This site certainly has more than its fair share of weirdos. God help us.
Jun-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: You called?
Jul-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Hi Paul, you seem to be in the mid of some cybical wars!

My computer's video card went on strike so I was off line a bit.

I uploaded this game which was rd 2 of the Reserve. I ahd seen how Pakenham handled the Centre-Counter as Black and my Komodo computer and I analysed his early Bf5 and the next several moves up to me taking on b7 were all "computer" and as far as I know a new line starting with 5. Qf3!

I tried to pretend that I was figuring it out OTB but I actually knew the moves up to omve 12! But after is Nf6 I should have played 13. Nf3.

Later I saw he might try to exchange rooks so I prepared a nice trap as you will see if you play it over!

R Taylor vs J Pakenham, 2014

Jul-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Strange how typos such as "omve and "ahd" can still be read and often not noticed I saw an explanation of that once...
Jul-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> They are fairly right wing. Travis is not a dove but Lamont is quite arrogant while Petrosianiac is wrong on a lot of things (or I think he is)... But with the standard WASPS, like many of those on the crazy Fischer page, it is more or less useless arguing or even commmenting. They read the wrong books on chess and politics etc! Even when they know they are wrong they wont back down as deep down they feel guilty about the "thought" crimes they have perpetrated! So forget them!

A lot of them cant even hardly play chess and all they know is that Fischer was the World Champion in 1972, but they can hardly move the pieces or work out a 1 move combination.

But he at least thinks things through. Lamont is one of those who use a kind of "minimalist" almost cryptic way of writing. I think he is quite intelligent but a bit dismissive. He might attack me but you are always pleasant on here.

Hope all is well. The storm sounds pretty strong but hopefully we'll avoid the worst of it.

Jul-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Richard> As far as <lamont> goes he attacks anyone who posts on the Fischer page and isn't a Fischer fanboy. I don't know how anyone could take him seriously after he did that faking his own death routine earlier on. As far as I'm concerned he is just a bat-crap bonkers poor sod living a delusion.

:)

Jul-08-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Benzol....As far as I'm concerned (<lamont>) is just a bat-crap bonkers poor sod living a delusion.>

Nuff ced!

Some months back, having noticed his absence, I took him out of iggydom, whence he had long resided. He then returned and was at it again. His pseudo-intellectual putdowns very quickly became tiresome and vapid, so out the door his wretchedness went.

Jul-11-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Well he is witty I have to say but I think a bit bitter.

Faked his own death!

He's not full on Fischer but he could at least discuss the subtleties a bit. I was putting the case "for" which then implied all the "againsts".

I don't see why we cant simply see the value in all these great players and learn. I make a minor criticism (about a game where Fischer himself said in his book that Keres played brilliant defense idea or another game where at the level he was playing it could go either way, or that Fischer didn't AlWAYS play games of genius (not to detract from his great games etc) but no, that's too complex for them. It's Fischer or nothing...

Extremism.

I started playing over a book of all the main games (win lose or draw) by Karpov and so far some great games: informative and beautiful. This is around 1975 or so...good annotations and not all by Karpov. And they are not dull at all from any viewpoint...

Jul-13-14
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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Did you see the documentary about the recovery of the bodies from Mt Erebus? Very dramatic (gruelling, dangerous and emotionally "draining" (to say the least) and very moving (great documentary), and of course Bob Mitchell (NZ Chess player and ex-policeman (and my fellow Senior player!)) was there. He's now in England. He got the OBE for that: that was a really tortuous job, and very harrowing. In 1979: I recall it coming over the radio that the plane was overdue. Very scary.

Seems Air NZ tried to do a cover up but there was a lot of controversy as I recall.

Jul-13-14
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  Benzol: <Richard> I'm sorry I missed it. Dad and I have been having a nostalgic look back at the British tv series of Callan that starred Edward Woodward.

As I recall Justice Mahone's "Orchestrated Litany of Lies" quote really shook Air New Zealand to its foundations. Mahone also became a subsequent casualty of the tragedy too, unfortunately.

Jul-14-14
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  Richard Taylor: Yes, they counterattacked. His 'organised litany of lies' was sheer poetry and to the point. However, the pilot and co-pilot were in part to blame. I'm not sure what happened now in the end (in regard to the inquiry etc).

But the team of police did a heroic job. That term has been overused but it applies here.

Jul-14-14
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  Richard Taylor: I recall Callan but I didn't watch it at the time. BTW Bob received 2 awards. One was, not the OBE, but a similar award.

Check out the documentary when you get time.

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