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Member since Feb-22-04
Biologist from Norway! And winner of CG's "Best Historian" Caissar for 2014, 2015 and 2017 - thanks!

Chess: the Need for Sources:


Ancestry records (<pay site>):

ABC Sevilla/Cordoba (Spain):

American newspapers (<pay site>):

Associated Press:

Austrian newspapers (1568-1946):

Baltische Schachblätter 1889-1902:

Berliner Tageblatt (1877-1939): http://zefys.staatsbibliothek-berli...

Besedy Lidu (Praha, 1893-1921):


Brasilian newspapers:

British newspapers (<pay site>): http://www.britishnewspaperarchive....

Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841-1955):

Budapest (Hungary) 1889-1893:

California newspapers 1846-1922:

California Chess History Archives:

Chess Archaeology:

Chicago Tribune:

Chronicling America (1789-1948):

Clarin (Argentina):

Czech chess periodicals A:

Czech chess periodicals B:

Dansk Skakproblem Klub (Denmark):

Denmark (Skakbladet 1924-1939):

Denmark (1936-2013):

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1847-1922: Game Collection: Deutsche Schachzeitung

Diario de la Marina (Cuba, 1844-1961):

Dutch newspapers:

El Informador (Mexico):

El Siglo de Torreón (Mexico):

El Mundo Deportivo (Spain):

English Chess Forum (history):

European library newspapers:

Find a Grave:

French periodicals (-1944):

Fulton NY newspapers:

German chess congresses 1923-1992:

Í uppnámi (Iceland) 1901-1902:

Illinois newspapers (USA):

Jagiellonian Digital Library (Poland):

Jaque 1971-2002:


La Stampa (Italy):

La Vanguardia (Spain):

Latvian newspapers: &

Lausanne newspapers (Switzerland):

Le Temps (Switzerland):


Leiden newspapers (Netherlands):

Lithuanian newspapers (rather incomplete):

MyHeritage publications:

Nordisk Skaktidende (1873-1881): (Vol. 6-7 see

Nord-Norsk Sjakk (1976-1980):

Norsk Sjakkblad (Norway) 1919-2003:

Norsk Tidsskrift for Sjakk 1970-1982:

Northwest Chess Scans (USA):

Norwegian Ch programs 1930-2015:

Rudé Právo (Czechoslovakia) 1950-1989:

Schweizer. Schachzeitung (1900-2017):

Sjakkhistorisk forum (Norway):

Somogyi Néplap (Hungary) 1953-2000:

Swiss newspapers:

Szachista (Poland) 1933-1939:

Szachista Polski (Poland) 1912-1914:

The Times (<pay site>):

Tidsskrift for Skak (1894-1901):

Tidskrift för Schack (Sweden):

Tímarit (Iceland):

Új Szó (Slovakia) 1948-1999:

Ukrainian Online Periodicals Archive:

Utrechts Nieuwsblad 1893-1967:

Vestnik (Slovenia) 1981-2003:

Washington Chess Letter (USA):

Welsh newspapers (1804-1919):

Wiener Schachzeitung 1887-1938:

Online Chess Magazines (Bill Wall):

Chess Magazines (Bill Wall):

Wayback Machine:


WC qualification events till 1993 not included in Tournament Index


Moscow 1982
Tunis 1985
Zagreb 1987
Szirak 1987
Subotica 1987
Biel 1993
Groningen PCA 1993


Korchnoi - Tal Candidates Semifinal (1968)

Larsen - Tal 3rd place Candidates Playoff (1969)

Portoroz Candidates Reserve Playoff (1971)

Korchnoi - Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal (1983)
Kasparov - Beliavsky Candidates Quarterfinal (1983)
Smyslov - Ribli Candidates Semifinal (1983)
Kasparov - Korchnoi Candidates Semifinal (1983)
Kasparov - Smyslov Candidates Final (1984)

Moscow Interzonal Playoff (1985)

Sokolov - Vaganian Candidates Quarterfinal (1986)
Yusupov - Timman Candidates Quarterfinal (1986)
Sokolov - Yusupov Candidates Semifinal (1986)

Budapest Interzonal Playoff (1987)
Havana Candidates Reserve Playoff (1987)

Spraggett - Sokolov Candidates Preliminary (1988)
Speelman - Seirawan Candidates Preliminary (1988)
Short - Sax Candidates Preliminary (1988)
Yusupov - Ehlvest Candidates Preliminary (1988)
Timman - Salov Candidates Preliminary (1988)
Portisch - Vaganian Candidates Preliminary (1988)
Hjartarson - Korchnoi Candidates Preliminary (1988)
Speelman - Short Candidates Quarterfinal (1988)
Yusupov - Spraggett Candidates Quarterfinal (1989)
Timman - Portisch Candidates Quarterfinal (1989)
Karpov - Hjartarson Candidates Quarterfinal (1989)
Karpov - Yusupov Candidates Semifinal (1989)
Timman - Speelman Candidates Semifinal (1989)
Karpov - Timman Candidates Final (1990)

Yusupov - Dolmatov Candidates Preliminary (1991)
Ivanchuk - Yudasin Candidates Preliminary (1991)
Short - Speelman Candidates Preliminary (1991)
Korchnoi - Sax Candidates Preliminary (1991)
Gelfand - Nikolic Candidates Preliminary (1991)
Timman - Hübner Candidates Preliminary (1991)
Anand - Dreev Candidates Preliminary (1991)
Timman - Korchnoi Candidates Quarterfinal (1991)
Yusupov - Ivanchuk Candidates Quarterfinal (1991)
Short - Gelfand Candidates Quarterfinal (1991)
Karpov - Anand Candidates Quarterfinal (1991)
Timman - Yusupov Candidates Semifinal (1992)
Short - Karpov Candidates Semifinal (1992)
Short - Timman Candidates Final (1993)


Correction slips:

>> Click here to see Tabanus's game collections. Full Member
   Current net-worth: 844 chessbucks
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   Tabanus has kibitzed 18515 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-26-18 chessforum
Tabanus: I don't know the status of Chessmaster (Computer) . The last CG game is from 2010, and kibitzing stops in 2011.
   Apr-26-18 Biographer Bistro
Tabanus: <I wonder about the round 8 game M Rivas Pastor vs Kupreichik, 1981. It's not dated, and year should be 1982.> You or someone else (Editor Notes doesn't tell) has silently added date now (5 Jan 1982). I have to accept this means the game is from Hastings 1981/82, and not from ...
   Apr-25-18 Robert James Fischer (replies)
Tabanus: <Diocletian: I suppose the first 2000 pages commentary got too big for the website.> They're still there. Just click Archive [ON] to the right of the search field.
   Apr-22-18 John C Barnes
Tabanus: Possibly John Carol Barnes, but I can't be sure. 1953 Louisiana championship: <The youngest player here is 20-year-old John Barnes of New Orleans> (STA 5 Sep 1953). Edward Borsodi and Fred Cummimgs won with 5/6, and Barnes shared 8th place with 3.5/6 (STA 8 Sep 1953) 1954: ...
   Apr-19-18 James Walter Rivkine (replies)
Tabanus: Another "commercial traveller". It seems this one quit chess early. Said to be a "Russian" boy, who knows. Cannot find him in 1911 census and passenger lists, he may have his real name there. 1910: Mr James Walter Rivkine, b. 31 August 1910 (England & Wales Death Index) 1925: ...
   Apr-19-18 Victor Winz
Tabanus: The foreword (or part of) after Google translate: <Who is Victor Winz really? The narrator, an university professor of Hispanic literature and a novelist, passionate about chess and, for some time now, running marathons, tries to reconstruct the uncertain history of this German ...
   Apr-18-18 Ake Lundqvist
Tabanus: <Sharkie> Or in 3 months! As 1992-1998 is done already :)
   Apr-17-18 M Aboudi vs B Adhiban, 2016
Tabanus: Chess-Results also has a draw. I start to wonder if they are always right.
   Apr-17-18 Leo Fleischmann Forgacs (replies)
Tabanus: <Always playing in tournaments under the name Fleischmann ... > That seems to be true, to judge from English newspapers. But only before and until 1906. After that they have Forgacs only.
   Apr-15-18 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
Tabanus: <jess> On Game Collection: IBM Amsterdam 1973 , I found all the games in CG and collected them today. The game results match the table I think. I put Petrosian on top because he has better S-B score (than Planinc) and was (according to Jongsma) the official winner. But he's ...
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