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Benzol
Member since Jul-02-03
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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 85-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: 0

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

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

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: 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

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

To upload new games the
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More recent tournaments can be accessed at
New Tournaments

Link for editing is at
Editor Notes

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

Link to the first ten World Correspondence Championships http://kszgk.com/iccf/?page_id=566

Other collections that are well worth checking out :

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Phony Benoni's Game Collections

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sneaky pete's Game Collections

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   Benzol has kibitzed 10165 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-31-15 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
 
Benzol: <“Its over for them after the Wall”> For some people, possibly including the band themselves, it was over for them after Dark Side Of the Moon. The creative direction they wanted to take after that album became a sore point between Roger Waters and David Gilmour. IIRC Rick ...
 
   Jul-31-15 Aleksandar H Wohl
 
Benzol: Why did he change has name from Eric Schwaiger to Alex Wohl in 1984?
 
   Jul-29-15 Bled (1931)
 
Benzol: <thomastonk> Many thanks. You've answered <OhioChessFan>'s query very well with that quote. :)
 
   Jul-26-15 Annie Kappel (replies)
 
Benzol: Another one has come. Happy Birthday. :)
 
   Jul-25-15 Alexandre Kretchetov
 
Benzol: <Conrad93> <I have never seen AJ post anything inflammatory.> <Conrad> In some ways <AJ> was his own worst enemy. You might want to take a look at the some of the posts here A J Goldsby I am not a fan of games being closed to kibitzing but something had to be ...
 
   Jul-17-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Benzol: Thanks guys. :)
 
   Jul-16-15 Edmund Adam (replies)
 
Benzol: <ljfyffe> I'm sorry but I don't know. It is possible, but MacDonald-Ross would have been only about thirteen at the time. Perhaps someone else will be able to shed more light on this matter.
 
   Jul-14-15 Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1936
 
Benzol: <An Englishman> Thanks for the tip. The collection is on hold at the moment and will be for some time. When I finally get through all of <Richard Taylor>'s magazines then I might be able to devote some time to it. :)
 
   Jul-11-15 Speelman vs M Fuller, 1984
 
Benzol: Nice sac of a knight by Speelman to set up the winning passed pawns.
 
   Jul-11-15 Alan Benson (replies)
 
Benzol: Just heard the shocking news of his passing. Guess as the years go by there will sadly be more cases of the passing of members. :(
 
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Monsters From The Id

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Oct-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Richard> Hi, only just seen your message, been looking after Dad. The tournament over the shore at Christmas should be good. Unfortunately I can't play because of work commitments but I'll certainly keep on eye on what's going on and I wish you the best for it if you play. I have a favour to ask. Can you help me to get a picture of myself for my games file here at chessgames?
Oct-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Hope your Dad is o.k. I can probably organize a picture. If I see you at a tournament I usually have a camera or you can call in here. Send a message, I have my phone switched off to avoid certain calls: but I will get the message. The we can arrange a time. Then I can photo you and send to CG.com who will I suppose put it up.

The Merv Morrison is on, I toyed with playing in it but news of it came a bit late. I think I will limit to the NZ Open as it will be interesting.

I mean I will have chances of some interesting play and it wont he as tough as say an A Grade and a bit better than the Major Open as my lowish rating will mean I am a bit more immune to draws or losses...still it will be tough but I think there are 5 players over 2500! So it will be interesting. It is a time filler but I have plenty of time for another holiday...been on holiday since 1987 more or less!

Dec-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I have entered the NZ Championships it will start on Jan 1st 2015.
Dec-16-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  suenteus po 147: <Benzol> Hi, Paul. I hope all is well with you. I apologize for being absent for such a long while. "Life gets in the way," I think the saying goes. Anyway, I hope to check in a couple times a week, but I wanted to say hi and inquire about you.
Dec-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <Benzol> Merry Christmas!
Dec-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Come in Benzol. We start the madness tommorrow at 1.30 pm I think I will be White against Kerr. But not sure.

I am not sure if CG.com are putting it up here. It is an open.

You might be able to rev them up on it...I mentioned it twice but no response...

In any case: All the best for the New Year!

Dec-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Good luck tomorrow <Richard>. If you're white you'll probably be facing a Pirc Defence. I'll try to spectate but that wouldn't be until the weekend I would think. My sister wants to see Dad and I up at Uretiti beach sometime in the next few days. It looks like a good field of local players will turn out so I imagine Murray Chandler will be pleased.
Dec-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Annie K.: Happy New Year! :)
Jan-01-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Thanks Paul. I struck the GM as you now know!

Have a good time at Uretiti (where's that?).

Yes, a large field. He has books for sale but they dont take eftpos or cheques which is bizzare. I think Chandler had taken that too far.

I knew a chap who made (at lest 1 million) working entirely in cash transactions - he was selling and fixing games for computers or in the 80s for Commodores and Amigas etc (he'd been a programmer as an engineer but never got a personal computer just sold games computers, he knew or knows Bob Gibbons - who is the main arbiter by the way - but he wasn't paying tax for about 10 years and his step father potted him. I asked him what he did, and he said, no problem, I made up some paper work for them (the IRD!))

But Chandler's doing well. The church is a beautiful building. But it needs some drastic re-blocking as it slopees toward Mt Victoria!

Jan-06-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: The more significant games for me are those I win and lose against opponents more of my own calibre. My games against Burke, Fan are the best I have played. Yes, the Rasmussen was good but I might have gone down very quickly if he had played something sharper. I think Rasmussen has been a bit out of form in this tournament. Hans Gao had a draw with him. Hans I have known for a long time and is a nice fellow. We have had some good games. Once I beat his Alekhine's Defence after first drawing the previous battle. He improved a lot and most of my games against him more recently I just didn't seem to get into gear against him...

The weather is still beautiful and hot, very hot and humid. Clear skies, as beautiful as a scene from say 'The Drowned World' by J. G. Ballard. It has that strange, almost surreal silent beauty of his dsytopic 'scenes'.

Jan-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Paul, this was an interesting game: we followed book (and the winning of a pawn by taking of f6 and Nxd5 or Qh5 isn't so wonderful but I saw that and thought it a bit early for that - although Gary Lane points it out in his book on the Scotch). Then it got to and interesting ending where I tried to trap his B on f8 and then seeing he was defending I sacrificed the exchange for 2 pawns, but I had the B pair...

R Taylor vs Matthew WP Burke, 2015

Jan-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I missed a win in the ending of that game. Rxf8+ to sac the exchange for 2 pieces was only =
Jan-27-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  crawfb5: You got me thinking about the women's world championship. I dug around a bit and, while many early games are missing, a number of crosstables from early tournaments have survived. I don't think I dug up anything previously unknown, but I'm pulling together what I can find on the early events. Here's what I have so far up to 1950:

Game Collection: women's world championship

I probably will not do game collections for the events where the games are available because it looks like User: gauer already started.

Feb-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Benzol I joined ACC again this year. I've been away from clubs for some time with car troubles. I drew my first game (very interesting game) with Leo Zhang who is quite a sharp junior player, over 2000 rating I think.

Next week I face Don Eade again...

Feb-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I beat Don but this week lost a strange complex game vs. Caroline Yan which means all my new earned rating points are probably down the drain...oh well, see how it goes next Monday.
Mar-02-15
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  suenteus po 147: <Benzol> Paul, you've been championing to have this tournament collected for years now and it's almost there: Game Collection: USSR Championship 1954 I'm just waiting for one game correction, and maybe a little extra historical info. I knew you'd want to be one of the first to see it.
Mar-28-15
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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Come in <Benzol> Come in <Benzol>! I mean "Come in Spinner."!
Mar-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Hi <Richard>, yes I'm still here. :)

Popped in to have a look at the Latvian tournament last weekend and also to see Tony Booth. It was good to see that Alexei Kulashko was playing. He might be a bit rusty because of inactivity but that will pass. Are there any other tournaments coming up soon?

Apr-13-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Hi Benzol! Yes, Alexei is at the ACC, a bit rusty as he lost to Steadman and also Bruce Watson who won the Summer Cup (A Grade) as well as the Rapid.

But good to see him, as at one stage I think he was the highest rated NZ player, I think he's an IM.

4 times NZ Champion. I met him once when I was just kind of thinking of getting back to chess, but I didn't then very seriously, in Panmure, he was selling things to make a few bob.

Apr-13-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: The big tournament is the Oceania and NZ Senior Championships which I am playing in starting on the 17th of April this week in fact...

Quite a strong line up and some Aussie players etc More anon...

Apr-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: Come in Benzol! I lost to McClarin tonight. Playing Philip Hair tomorrow. I beat him once in a strange game when he essayed the Nimzovich defense:

1. e4 Nc6 etc

Mark Noble who is a correspondence IM or GM (he said he is playing 100 games of corresp. chess. he got his IM before computers etc)

But he stopped once as clearly at his rate of addiction he is playing a lot of chess games!

Apr-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Richard> The tournament looks to have a strong lineup. I might try to come and spectate in the weekend. Good luck against Phil Hair tomorrow.

:)

Apr-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I lost to Philip, missed a possible chance to sac which we both saw but, hmm, spent about 15 minutes pondering it, then retreated a N and all went wrong from there. I also managed to draw an ending with 7 pawns and a R versus 4 pawns and a R which I am sure was won but not so easy as I had two pawn "islands" and one set of doubled pawns...still I had a win. I realise now I had to move my K to protect the weak pawns then slowly advance the others...

McClarin has won 3 in a row. He is very focused. Good on him.

Apr-27-15  Shadout Mapes: Thanks Benzol! I spent a lot of time here back when I was a kid, but sort of lost track of chess as I got older. I've been trying to keep up again recently. I'm not that strong anymore so I mostly lurk :).
Jul-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: It has been used before but it always makes me smile when I see todays quote of the the day.

<" Henry won so much at chesse of Louis the King's eldest son [Louis XIV], as hee growing into choller, called him the sonne of a Bastard, and threw the chesse in his face. Henry takes up the Chesse-board, and strake Louis with that force as drew bloud." --- Samuel Daniel, Collection of the Historie of England >

:)

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