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

Chess: the Need for Sources:


Ancestry records (<pay site>):

ABC Sevilla/Cordoba (Spain):

American newspapers (<pay site>):

Associated Press:

Austrian newspapers (1568-1945):

Baltische Schachblätter 1889-1902:

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


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:

Clarin (Argentina):

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):

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:

Nord-Norsk Sjakk (1976-1980):

Norsk Sjakkblad (Norway) 1919-2003:

Norsk Tidsskrift for Sjakk 1970-1982:

Norwegian Ch programs 1930-2015:

Rudé Právo (Czechoslovakia) 1950-1989:

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):

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)
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)


Correction slips: F Gover, P R Clifford

>> Click here to see tabanus's game collections. Full Member

   Tabanus has kibitzed 17482 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-26-17 A H Trott
Tabanus: Yes, but I found (and lost!) another entry (from the same source?) with question marks behind Arthur and Henry. Anyway, there are several: Arthur H. Trott b. Apr-May-Jun 1930 in Camberwell London, Arthur Henry Trott b. 20 May 1930 (died 1987 in Camden London), Arthur Henry Trott b. ...
   May-26-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Tabanus: The fruits of labor: Marshall - Showalter US Championship (1909) .
   May-26-17 W Wayte vs F Gover, 1887
Tabanus: London Evening Standard, 14 March 1887 mentions the match on Saturday between the newly formed London University Club and the Surrey County Chess Association. On the Surrey side plays a "Mr. F. F. Gover", while "The University players were weakened by the absence of Professor ...
   May-26-17 F Gover
Tabanus: Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 8 December 1894: <Chess-players in general have heard with much regret of the death of Mr. William S. Gover, which took place on November 24th at his residence at Herne-hill, at the age of 72. Mr. Gover was a clever player and liberal ...
   May-24-17 William Wyllys Mackeson
Tabanus: Oxford University Alumni: <Mackeson, William (Wyllys), 2s. John, of Jamaica, arm. Queen's Coll., matric. 6 March, 1829, aged 16; B.A. 1836, bar.-at-law, Inner Temple, 1836, Q.C. and a bencher 1868. See Foster's Men at the Bar.> Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register ...
   May-22-17 Beetlestone (replies)
Tabanus: Perhaps especially in 1858, because his mother Martha Beetlestone died in 1856, and his father Sedgley Hayley on 11 Dec 1861. The two married 1815 in Wolverhampton, and had lots of children.
   May-18-17 Sebastian Mihajlov
Tabanus: The Carlsen effect - Norwegian IM's before 18: Magnus Carlsen , 12 years 7 months 6 days (Politiken Cup 2003) Aryan Tari , 14 years 1 month 2 days (NOR Ch 2013) Simen Agdestein , 16 years 3 months (Gjřvik 1983) Jon Ludvig Hammer , 16 years 9 months 9 days (Cappelle-la-Grande ...
   May-17-17 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
Tabanus: <PB> Horrible mistake found in Game Collection: US Open 1903, Chicago = 4th Western Champ. - it should be George Armstrong Wauchope .
   May-17-17 George Armstrong Wauchope (replies)
Tabanus: State (South Carolina's Progressive Newspaper), 27 May 1942, p. 9: <George A. Wauchope Now Octogenarian. At 80 He Begins Study of Hebrew Just as a Hobby. By Barton Hickman. Celebrating his eightieth birthday yesterday amid flowers and bouquets from his many friends, The ...
   May-17-17 Reykjavik Open (2017)
Tabanus: I quickly updated the standings table. Pigott has two missing games, whereas Kamsky, Movsesian, Kavutskiy and Almasi has one missing game each (incl. w/o's). These games (and many more down the list) are still not available on the ofiicial site, and may never be.
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