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Biologist from Norway! And winner of CG's Best Historian Caissar for 2014 - thanks!


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ABC Sevilla/Cordoba (Spain):

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British newspapers: http://www.britishnewspaperarchive....

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: http://newsstand.bklynpubliclibrary...

Budapest (Hungary) 1889-1893:

California newspapers 1846-1922:

California Chess History Archives:

Chess Archaeology:

Clarin (Argentina):

Denmark (1924-1939):

Denmark (1936-2013):

Deutsche Schachzeitung 1847-1922: Game Collection: Deutsche Schachzeitung

Dutch newspapers:

El Informador (Mexico):

El Siglo de Torreón (Mexico):

El Mundo Deportivo (Spain):

European library newspapers:

Fulton NY newspapers:

Illinois newspapers (USA):

Jaque 1971-2002:

La Stampa (Italy):

La Vanguardia (Spain):

Lausanne newspapers (Switzerland):

Le Nouvelliste (Switzerland):

Le Temps (Switzerland):


Leiden newspapers (Netherlands):

Rudé Právo (Czechoslovakia) 1950-1989:

The Times (UK):

Tidskrift för Schack (Sweden):

Tímarit (Iceland):

Új Szó (Slovakia, in Hungarian):

Utrechts Nieuwsblad (Holland):

Vestnik (Slovenia) 1981-2003:

Washington Chess Letter (USA):

Wiener Schachzeitung (Austria):

Wayback Machine:


Game Collection: US Open - Help!


WC qualification events till 1993 not yet 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 - Petrosian Candidates Semifinal (1974)

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

Moscow Interzonal Playoff (1985)
Biel Interzonal Playoff (1985)

Montpellier Candidates 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)


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   Tabanus has kibitzed 16752 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-07-15 Tabanus chessforum
Tabanus: Task list: Anderson, K A (NE) 1949 Arnold, W C (PA) 1936 (Possible Arnold, F) Cotto, G (PR) 1965 Cotton, R S (PA) 1945 Cross, Rev. J F (Winnipeg, Manitoba) 1907, 1909 Erickson, C H (MN) 1915 Hand, E E (CT) 1958, 1960 Hoff, R S (IL) 1916 Holloway, L ...
   Oct-07-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
Tabanus: Ooops, I see "Gus" Towsen or Augustus Naebinger Towsen is still on your list. It was on mine too. I had forgotten about him :)
   Oct-07-15 Walter Patrick McHale
Tabanus: There is one more "Walter Patrick McHale" but he lived all his life in Bangor, Maine (1908-1994). The middle name “Patrick” I could only find in the school record of 1950. His father (James) and older brother (John) had Patrick as middle name. The evidence: Walter McHale, SSN ...
   Oct-07-15 Bernard Frank Brodersen
Tabanus: The evidence is a bit thin, but there is no other usable candidate with the initials "B. F." Bernard Frank Brodersen, b. 19 Feb 1925 in Denison, Iowa (US Social Security Appl. Index) Bernard F Brodersen, 34, Dairy Farm, Madaline A Brodersen, 26, Bernard F, 5, b. Iowa (Grant, Cass, ...
   Oct-06-15 S Epstein
Tabanus: Apparently Solomon Epstein, but too little info. “At the Williamsburg Chess and Checker Club, S. Epstein … carried off the rapid transit honors, followed bv J. Lazard” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 29 July 1937, p. 17) “A. Rubin … captured first prize in the lightning tourney at the ...
   Oct-06-15 Matthew Meyer Epstein
Tabanus: The evidence: Matthew M. Epstein, born 3 June 1899 (US SS Death Index) “President E. V. Fineran of the Metropolitan Chess Association requests that the following players … M. M. Epstein, …” (Evening Star, 8 Nov 1936, p. B-10) “World Blindfold Chess Champion Georges Koltanowski ...
   Oct-06-15 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Tabanus: <I must be dreaming.> Well I said "most". Some could need more work, some have no introduction at all, and a few are just plain horrible.
   Oct-05-15 Henry Burns Amsden
Tabanus: THE BOOK LOVER. Before he died, Henry Amsden left Wichita State University a rare collection of books. Henry was a retired co-owner of Amsden Lumber Co. and Sun Enclosures Inc.. He spent much of his life time as an avid reader and collector of rare books. He died Dec. 27th from ...
   Oct-05-15 S S Cohen (replies)
Tabanus: I was hoping to find him in the school yeearbooks, but it turns out I have no access to those from New York University in Manhattan. It seems he studied there. Else, for now there too many "Samuel S Cohen" in the sources to be sure of which is which. His name was Samuel S. though. A
   Oct-04-15 Egil Opsahl
Tabanus: Ahh. Eureka! He is older brother of Haakon Opsahl , who figures as "Haakon Henriksen" here: http://digitalarkivet.arkivverket.n...
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  Tabanus: <PMD> Before I try to sew it together, please look at the qual. paragraph again at Game Collection: *Manila 1990?

At least it adds up to 64 players.

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  Paint My Dragon: <Tab> Yes, that's the best we can do I think. My English could be improved slightly ...

<... FIDE's officials and chosen regional delegates ...>

The precise reference for those FIDE regulations is ...

- Sahovski Informator, Vol.48, 1989, p.466

I will get back with some commentary in the next day or two.

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  Tabanus: <PMD> Ok. I have not pasted in your CHESS and BCM texts yet, but plan to do so next week and start editing.
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  Tabanus: <Print My Draft> A first version is up. Admittedly a bit Q&D.
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  Paint My Dragon: <Tab> I've had one read through. Looks good!

It probably doesn't need much more commentary, as it's already long, but I'll see if there's anything small that adds value. Back soon.

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  Paint My Dragon: <Tab> A few suggested minor alterations;

(based on an average of the 1989 January and July rating lists). The three latter stepped in …

<(based on a weighted average of the 1989 January and July rating lists). The latter three stepped in …>

[Also, how about <The latter three were rating reserves for ...>, just to avoid the second use of "stepped in"]?


There was news that Beliavsky was replacing Iossif Davidovich Dorfman as one of Kasparov's seconds, and this might explain his surprising withdrawal.

[Maybe this should be moved up to follow … ‘Beliavsky and Ribli declared that they would not.’]?


Another tragic scene happened in the final round …

<Another tragedy occurred in the final round …>


Kamsky had moved to USA in 1989 and had achived a …

<Kamsky had moved to the USA in 1989 and had achieved a …>


taken from an "eye witness" account …

<taken from an eyewitness account …>

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  Paint My Dragon: Whoops, missed posting this one somehow ...

In addition to the stress, Gelfand's second Albert Zinovievich Kapengut was robbed in Kuala Lumpur, where there was a change to another plane.

<Another upsetting incident involved Gelfand's second Albert Zinovievich Kapengut, who was robbed in Kuala Lumpur during a transfer of flights.>

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  Tabanus: <PMD> Thanks! Changed as you say (except two "'s, I don't trust this "eyewitness acount" 100%) and I already asked for permission in the Bistro.
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  Paint My Dragon: <T> Sorry. Just noticed that the Nunn sentence is also 'out of place'. Logically, it could follow the sentence about Beliavsky's withdrawal, OR, the mention of the BCF Representatives, i.e. after Watson's name. But, after the pairing system just seems wrong to me. I hope it doesn't wreck your references - (?).
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  Paint My Dragon: <T> I didn't find any worthwhile commentary that improved what you had.

I remembered seeing a headline somewhere which described the event as a runaway success for the Soviet camp, and that might have been worth saying of course, but there was no analysis or speculation on the reasons within any of the articles.

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  Tabanus: <PMD> I'll have a look again tomorrow, when rested.
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  Tabanus: <PMD> Only now after work I found time to move the sentence + added a sentence about the Soviet camp. I'm too tired now again, but please have a look (and don't be shy to suggest further improvemts, the para can probably still be improved).
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  Paint My Dragon: <Tab> Thanks for picking those up. I'm getting fussy now, but how about two small changes to remove the feeling of present tense -

and this might explain his surprising withdrawal

<and this might have explained his surprising withdrawal>


The event can be described

<The event could be described>


+ I've just noticed something you may have missed earlier ...

Kamsky ... achived

<Kamsky ... achieved>


I would agree with <Zanz> that Mr Acaling is not very quotable, as he is not a commentator of any note. Also, the observation has little substance - many others have reported that Ivanchuk is a highly strung individual. I wouldn't have included it, but like you, I was wary of removing the previous content.

And that is about all I can see!

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  Tabanus: <PMD> Excellent. And before you come with more, here it is: Manila Interzonal (1990)!
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  Annie K.: <Tab> can I play too? :)

<It did however provide ample space for the hundreds of daily spectators. (5)>

Commas are needed both before and after 'however':

It did, however, provide ample space [..]

<Another tragedy happened in the final round between Damljanovic and Ljubojevic: the winner would qualify, but the game ended drawn.>

I think something like this would sound better:

Another tragedy was the result of the final round game between Damljanovic and Ljubojevic: either player would have qualified with a win, but the game ended drawn.

Excellent writeup, congrats and thanks!

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  Tabanus: <Annie K:> Sure we can play :)

I added the commas (<Ohio> hates this "however", however) but left the second intact: it sounds so good to my Norwegian ear!

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  Annie K.: <Tab> ok!

I don't hate 'however', however, if it's punctuated correctly. ;)

I guess what didn't sound right to me in that second sentence, is that when I hear the term 'tragedy' as applied between people, I expect something more ominous than the result of a chess game. Possibly I don't take chess seriously enough? ;s

Oh, I just noticed there are more comments after the crosstable. So I have one more suggestion:

<Salov and Thipsay retired ill after 7 rounds. (8)>

Salov and Thipsay retired due to illness after 7 rounds.

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  Tabanus: <Annie> OK accepted. Btw the link to your name does not work? As if the punctum behind the K disappears.
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  Annie K.: Oh, thanks for the mention. :) Yeah, this is an issue with the way cg parses links, but there's a workaround: just add anything starting with & directly to the end of the link. For example adding &k will work:

User: Annie K.

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  Tabanus: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 7 April 1918, p. 3:

<Manhattan Chess Club Allows Women to Play>

<Women chess players may hereafter invade the sacred precincts of the Manhattan Chess Club, which, after over forty years of single blessedness, has decided to open its doors to the fair sex. This change of policy was determined upon at the quarterly meeting of the members of the Manhattan Chess Club and came very soon after the enfranchisement of the women of this State, to which the broader policy of the club is more or less due. As a result of the action taken, the use of the club's handsome parlor on the main floor of the Hotel Sherman Square, Broadway and Seventy-first street, will be extended hereafter on Friday afternoons to the Women's Chess Club of New York, who hitherto have met only on Tuesdays at the Martha Washington. The leading members of the Women's Chess Club felt all along that, to keep abreast of the times, they needed more practice amd a bit of the genuine chess atmosphere, which they will get at the Manhattan Chess Club, where, among others, such experts as Capablanca, Marshall and Janowski are wont to attend. ...>

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  Tabanus: H. Hokensen, Imola in 1932.
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  OhioChessFan: <I added the commas (<Ohio> hates this "however", however) but left the second intact: it sounds so good to my Norwegian ear!>

Aaaaagggggghhhhhhhhhhhh! I decide to pay you a visit and end up with my eyes bleeding. It helped a little to add the two commas. I am a However Hater and a Confirmed Commanist.

Great story about the Manhattan. You just know there were a lot of terribly insulted members who strongly opposed the move.

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  Tabanus: <OhioChessFan> Thanks for the visit :) Even I need some music now and then! "However" would be something like "imidlertid" or "når alt kommer til alt" in Norwegian. I don't really like to use those words either. However, when writing in English I feel forced to sometimes.
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  OhioChessFan: It's okay to feel forced, sometimes, to use "however". Maybe once every 10 years. Maybe once every 50 years at the beginning of a sentence.

Here's one of my favorite songs that nobody ever mentions. Nothing too deep in the lyrics, but heartbreak in poetic terms and a very nice melody behind it:

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  Tabanus: Task list:

Anderson, K A (NE) 1949
Arnold, W C (PA) 1936 (Possible Arnold, F)
Cotto, G (PR) 1965
Cotton, R S (PA) 1945
Cross, Rev. J F (Winnipeg, Manitoba) 1907, 1909
Erickson, C H (MN) 1915
Hand, E E (CT) 1958, 1960
Hoff, R S (IL) 1916
Holloway, L (MA) 1938
Jackson, M C (IL) 1934
Jamison, E T (AL) 1914
Jourdan, R (CO) 1968
Knaur, J S (TX) 1951
Ledesma, R (PR) 1965
Lyle, G A (MD) 1948
Madsen, C (IL) 1903
Marquez, L E J (Colombia) 1952
Martin, D B (TX) 1951
Mayfield, W T (TX) 1959
McDavid, H R (TX) 1951
Miller, A G (TX) 1947, 1951
Neal, A S (OK) 1947, 1949
Neustaedter, R (CA) 1968
Norton, L R (TX) 1942
Platten, W J (WI) 1915
Prindle, A H (WI) 1953
Ramirez, R (PR) 1965
Renton, C A (TX) 1951
Rogers, D C (WI) 1901 (described as "Captain")
Rosenthal, M (NY) 1949
Sampson, D (MA) 1964
Schrader, E f (CA) 1955
Spencer, R J (Winnipeg, Manitoba) 1907
Thompson, D (CA) 1961
Walker, M L (IL) 1916

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