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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 Schachbltter 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 Torren (Mexico):

El Mundo Deportivo (Spain):

European library newspapers:

Find a Grave:

French periodicals (-1944):

Fulton NY newspapers:

German chess congresses 1923-1992:

uppnmi (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:

Rud Prvo (Czechoslovakia) 1950-1989:

Somogyi Nplap (Hungary) 1953-2000:

Swiss newspapers:

Szachista (Poland) 1933-1939:

Szachista Polski (Poland) 1912-1914:

The Times (<pay site>):

Tidsskrift for Skak (1894-1901):

Tidskrift fr Schack (Sweden):

Tmarit (Iceland):

j Sz (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 - Hbner 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:

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   Tabanus has kibitzed 17455 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-08-17 Daan de Lange (replies)
Tabanus: I searched in vain (incl. at ) for any connection to Ajax. But perhaps it was another club.
   Apr-04-17 William Saunders Tevis
Tabanus: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 July 1921, p. E7: <During Sammy Rzeschewski's recent simultaneous exhibition in this city an amusing incident occurred near the finish of his game with W. S. Tevis Jr. The diminutive Polish wizard was administering the final touches to a very skillful
   Apr-02-17 Moisei Elyashiv (replies)
Tabanus: <hemy> Thanks. I wondered about "Section C group 3" which could imply nine groups (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3) instead of six. And so I removed the "Section C" part.
   Mar-30-17 Stasch Mlotkowski
Tabanus: US Social Security Applications and Claims Index (as in Name: Stasch Mlotkowski, SSN: 153013638, Birth Date: 11 Mar 1888, Birth Place: Clifton Heights, Death Date: 19 Jul 1943. Trustworthy? Both WW1 and WW2 reg. cards: b. 10 March 1881.
   Mar-27-17 George Shoobridge Carr
Tabanus: England & Wales Civil Registration Death Index has Easthampstead, which is a suburb of Bracknell, Berkshire. Cambridge Univ. Alumni has this (says ancxxxxxdotcom): <Matric. Non-Coll. Michs. 1875. Adm. at CAIUS, Jan. 1876. S. of Richard. B. May 14, 1837, at Teignmouth, Devon. ...
   Mar-23-17 Walt Crede
Tabanus: Sunday Gazette-Mail (Charleston), 29 Nov. 1959, p. 6D: <The first of the year, the Charleston Chess Club is losing one of its better players. Walt Crede will transfer to Des Moines, Iowa, to take over the position of public relations director with the Goodwill Industries there. ...
   Mar-22-17 Russell Wingate McRery
   Mar-19-17 Edward Pindar (replies)
Tabanus: Russia, Select Births and Baptisms: Name: Edward Pindar Birth Date: 28 1828 (28 Aug 1828) Baptism Date: 30 1828 (30 Aug 1828) Baptism Place: Company Chaplaincy, Kronstadt, Russia Mother: Sophia 1851: Edward Pindar, 22, born in Russia, Teacher of Languages, Ida ...
   Mar-19-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Tabanus: I posted some info on a F E Greenaway , the only candidate I could find,, but cannot prove that he played chess.
   Mar-19-17 F E Greenaway
Tabanus: The Era, 18 January 1863: <Mr. F. E. Greenaway> is new member of the Committee of the London Chess Club. My best candidate is Francis Edward Greenaway: 1824: Francis Edward Greenaway, draper of London, son of Mitchell Greenaway, born 1824 July 2 (London, Freedom of the City ...
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