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Jaque 1971-2002:

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The Times (UK):

Tidskrift för Schack (Sweden):

Tímarit (Iceland):

Új Szó (Slovakia, in Hungarian):

Utrechts Nieuwsblad (Holland):

Wiener Schachzeitung (Austria):

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   Tabanus has kibitzed 15537 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-31-14 Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2014
Tabanus: I would have played on with f3. Or even worse, with b4 :)
   Oct-31-14 Tabanus chessforum
Tabanus: <PMD> Thanks, done! Better now? Yes I meant that Larsen may have been sore, sad, unhappy, envious, or whatever.
   Oct-31-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Tabanus: The Budapest playoff is up for Game Collection Voting . No exact venue, no organizer, no arbiter, no seconds, no picture! I've tried my best to find out. Perhaps the Hungarians kept these things top secret?
   Oct-30-14 M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 (replies)
Tabanus: Event:
   Oct-28-14 Ribli vs Adorjan, 1979
Tabanus: Adjourned after 40...Kd5 but resigned by Adorjan without further play, says Tidskrift för Schack Jan. 1980 p. 24:
   Oct-28-14 chessforum (replies)
Tabanus: <CG> FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014) has three duplicate games in the last round.
   Oct-23-14 Larsen vs Uhlmann, 1971
Tabanus: 34...Nc5 35.b4 Qe5! would have been better: 36.bxc5 bxc5 37.Rxd3 cxd4 = 36.Kf2 Qb8 37.Nb5 (37.Nc6 Qd6 =) 37...Qe5 =
   Oct-19-14 Spassky vs Keene, 1973
Tabanus: Picture from this game:
   Oct-18-14 J H Smythe Jr (replies)
Tabanus: If this is him, which I suspect (age and activity fit), he died Tuesday 14 Aug 1956.
   Oct-18-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
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  Tabanus: Promoted, and changed to <Uhlmann hung on until he allowed a pawn race to conclude in Larsen's favor>

If that's any better.

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  Paint My Dragon: <Tabz> Sounds fine to me.

Essayed/assayed - no difference as far as I know ... e.g. from the web;

Essay - try, seek, attempt, assay; Put to the test ...

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  Tabanus: I'll change to "assayed" if you prefer it, but probably the non-English (including me) don't know what it means. I'm unsure about essayed also. Perhaps just "played", which most people can understand, but many words are possible here.
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  Tabanus: <Paint My Dragon> Thanks for the cooperation!

I have a question: do any of your books or magazines have dates for Game Collection: Budapest Interzonal Playoff 1979?

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  Paint My Dragon: No problem. Keep asking. As I've said before, it's a great excuse for me to go through these old magazines and relive times gone by. Beats home improvements any day.

Having said that, the magazines have no dates. As you probably know, Adorjan fought back from 0.5-2.5 to level at 3-3 and had the izt S/B in his favour.

The New Chess Player (Nottingham) 1979c, p.42 does however give the overall dates as Oct 20 - Nov 4, if it helps.

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  Chessical: Game Collection: Budapest Interzonal Playoff 1979 - In the absence of any other record, Chessbase "Big Database" (2013) gives the dates as follows:

Game 1 - 20th October 1979
Game 2 - 22nd October 1979
Game 3 - 24th October 1979
Game 4 - 29th October 1979
Game 5 - 31st October 1979
Game 6 - 4th November 1979

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  Tabanus: <PMD, Chessical> Thanks for this! I had forgot about this playoff because I found no dates. Or only a few - I will try again in the newspapers. Else the Chessbase dates will have to do. Perhaps they are from Chepizhny's book.
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  Tabanus: Hah! I have at least one Hungarian newspaper with mention of the match, see

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  WCC Editing Project:

Great work you two-

<El Trejo> I have voted, only one more to go now.

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  Tabanus: <WCCEP> I was hoping you had a double vote :)

<I have at least one Hungarian newspaper> More precisely, the Slovakian communist newspaper "Új Szó", which is in Hungarian.

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  WCC Editing Project:

<El Trejo>

I did once accidentally vote twice for a promotion, but when I realized the mistake I immediately alerted both the Bistro and the Webmaster.

The <Grand Piano> understood it was a mistake and even gave me a helpful tip:

"Don't do that."

Shiny new: Larsen - Uhlmann Candidates Quarterfinal (1971)

It's state of the art, <El Trejo>, a model for all future work. Great credit to you and your amigo <Puerto y dos> for this substantial achievement in chess history.

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  Paint My Dragon: <WCC> <Tabz>

Going quietly mad here. Bathroom ripped out today. Eardrums shattered, lungs filled with dust ...

I may need a Blackadder-inspired escape route:


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  WCC Editing Project:

<Patagonian Mine Detector>

Good heavens man, I was imagining that a Tsunami had struck England until I remembered- that will have been *you* who ripped out the bathroom, right?

I don't remember Rowan doing any home improvements on screen.

You clip made me a bit sad-It reminded me of the final episode of that particular Blackadder series. It actually plays like a horror film, that last episode.

Nice to remember that the great Hugh Laurie isn't actually an American doctor.

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  Tabanus: <Paint My Dragon: <WCC> <Tabz> Going quietly mad here. Bathroom ripped out today>

My neighbor did that some years ago, it cost him 100.000 NOK. I just took the old lists etc. down, scraped clean, used spackle, painted in three strokes (the pipes with metal paint is important), and put everything back. Since then I've been in the Bistro.

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  Tabanus: <WCCEP> As an English teacher, perhaps you could take a lesson from this:

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  Paint My Dragon: <Tab>. Beginning to wish I had done something similar to you. I am suffering a colossal case of confibularity right now.

<Wartime Comedy Coup>. Yes, really sad. Everyone still talks about that episode and how clever it was to respect the real horrors of war, within the bounds of a comedy.

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  WCC Editing Project:

<El Trejo>

"Dr. Johnson's Dictionary" heh...

I got my copy in Norway for just 100.000 User: nok.

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  WCC Editing Project:

<Paddington Bear> Well yes it certainly made an impression on me- unlike any other episode, and I have seen them all, I remember where I was when I watched it.

On a lighter note, I'd like to point out how much I enjoyed your books as a child.

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  WCC Editing Project:

<El Trejo>

I'm trying to Tabanize Game Collection: Korchnoi - Geller Candidates Quarterfinal 1971, and I'm a bit confused. Don't we put the country name in the header as well?

On Larsen - Uhlmann Candidates Quarterfinal (1971) you have:

<Real Club Náutico, Las Palmas, 13-30 May 1971>

Shouldn't Spain be included in the header?

This is what I put (so far):

<Moscow, USSR 13-31 May 1971> table[
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts
1 Korchnoi 1 ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 5˝
2 Geller 0 ˝ ˝ 1 0 ˝ 0 0 2˝

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  Tabanus: <Spain> Yes maybe. I settled on no rule on this, depending on whether the country (Spain) is mentioned in the text, or how well-known the city is.

I've made a first version of Game Collection: Budapest Interzonal Playoff 1979, whaddajathink?

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  Chessical: <Tabanus> I am preparing a first draft of Petrosian - Korchnoi, Candidates Semifinal, 1971.

If you would prefer, I can submit the draft directly to you by e-mail if you should wish to first edit it yourself (as with the WCC process).

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  Tabanus: Hi <Chessical>, perhaps WCCEP would like to edit it. I can do it too, but first I have other matches on agenda. Anyway, could you please post it here in my forum? That's the easiest way for me (and her perhaps) to find it later.
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  WCC Editing Project:

<Chessical, Tab>

Posting it here in <Tab's> forum is a grand idea.

One of us will find time to work on it I'm sure. Maybe both.

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  Paint My Dragon: <Tabz> Some suggestions for Budapest Playoff 1979.

<The match conditions specified best of six games, or the first to reach 3.5 points … from the Interzonal.>.

2nd para – it doesn’t feel right to introduce Sax in this way, unless he is then going to figure in the discussion. It gives the impression he is another contestant, or some previously mentioned assistant of one of the players. If it’s just meant to be an interesting ‘side fact’, then you could try something like … <Along with fellow grandmaster and olympic team colleague Gyula Sax, the players resided in the same square kilometre of Budapest>

<before meeting Ribli for the playoff> would be better to clear up any confusion that it might refer to them meeting during the izt.

<Game 2 was an uneventful Symmetrical English>. Words like 'boring' can be a bit too subjective, unless the actual quote of an observer reporting the event.

I may have misunderstood “Or Larsen was unfavorable:” I believe you are saying it may be ‘sour grapes’ from Larsen – i.e. he had been affected by a similar personal experience and felt bitter about it. How about … <However, Larsen may have been nursing his own wounds in this regard: Adorjan vs Larsen 1979 had ruined his chance to run once more for the title.> I might not have fully grasped what you meant though.

<The game was a morale blow to Ribli>

Grammatically better to avoid starting sentences with ‘And’ and ‘But’, if possible -

<Now it was he who had to win, and with the black pieces!>

<… before game 6, but it was not his day either.>

Such a pity there are no records of seconds, arbiters etc. I could imagine Sax and maybe Forintos being involved. Still … a good report nevertheless … and for me, more fun than leaking pipes!

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  Tabanus: <PMD> Thanks, done! Better now?

Yes I meant that Larsen may have been sore, sad, unhappy, envious, or whatever.

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