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


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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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ca. 22 June 2015 (for Site):
Pan Pacific International (1995), US Championship (1991), Lone Pine (1981), Lone Pine (1980), Lone Pine (1979), Lone Pine (1978), Lone Pine (1977), Lone Pine (1976), Lone Pine (1975), US Championship (1974), Lone Pine (1974), Korchnoi - Mecking Candidates Quarterfinal (1974), US Championship (1973), Lone Pine (1973), San Antonio (1972), US Championship (1972), Lone Pine (1972), Fischer - Larsen Candidates Semifinal (1971), Lone Pine (1971), Los Angeles Interzonal Playoff (1968), Second Piatigorsky Cup (1966), US Championship (1963/64), First Piatigorsky Cup (1963), US Championship (1962), Fischer - Reshevsky (1961), US Championship (1966)

Leverett H Wight, Gelfand - Kramnik Candidates Semi-Final (1994), Salov - Timman FIDE Candidates Semifinal (1994),

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   Tabanus has kibitzed 16642 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-27-15 Biographer Bistro
Tabanus: <Chessical> Jaffe was White in a Ruy Lopez, is all I can find.
   Aug-27-15 Leverett H Wight
Tabanus: New York Clipper, 7 Aug. 1909: <Notes from Hilliard Wight's Attractions. - James Wight, who has had a government position at Washington, D. C., for the last four years, will be associated with the above named attractions. Leverett Harris, who has been a feature of "Jones of ...
   Aug-27-15 chessforum (replies)
Tabanus: <WannaBe> You must be joking? Or if not, I'll lose my Dynomite.
   Aug-26-15 Lee Travis Magee
Tabanus: From : LEE TRAVIS MAGEE Obituary Lee passed away on April 20, 2015 peacefully at KC Hospice & Pallative Care, just nine days after his 87th birthday. A celebration of Lee's life will take place at his home on Saturday, April 25th, at 2:00pm. ...
   Aug-25-15 Phony Benoni chessforum (replies)
Tabanus: <PB> Please have a look again at L H Wight . I think this nails this guy down to Leverett H. Wight (1901-1988). It looks like he has been hiding in Chicago for 40 years.
   Aug-24-15 Phillips & Drew Kings (1982) (replies)
Tabanus: <keypusher> No mention of Phillips & Drew on that page, as far as I can see. What has Fischer to do with it anyway? Or did he make a statement about Phillips & Drew??
   Aug-24-15 William Nelson Wells
Tabanus: <PB> In that case... it gotta be him. Slip underway! Name: William N Wells. Gender: Male. Residence Year: 1954. Street address: <410 S Audubon dr>. Occupation: En. Spouse: <Lillian> Wells. Residence Place: San Antonio, Texas. (From US City Directories.)
   Aug-24-15 George John Weimar
Tabanus: Brooklyn Daily Eagle 25 Dec. 1910 p. 46: <Chess ... The entries from the three universities are: Cornell, F. K. Perkins, '12, and Arthur Ehrlich, '14. Brown, F. H. Guild, '13, and E. C. Durfee, '13. Pennsylvania, N. T. Whitaker and G. J. Weimar> New York Daily Tribune, 27 ...
   Aug-23-15 Frank Fritz Weinberg
Tabanus: California Chess News, June - July 1948: <Formation at San Francisco of the Bay Area Chess League. On April 25th last, representatives of seven chess clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area met and ratified a constitution ... Mr Frank Weinberg of the "Y" Chess Club acted as ...
   Aug-20-15 P J Lee
Tabanus: : <I last saw him in 1976 iirc when he was just about to go off to uni to study medicine and he made a point of giving up chess to focus on his studies. When in London for a season or two before that, Peter J Lee visited several London ...
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  Paint My Dragon: As an aside, Watson also reveals that the prize fund alone, was <almost Ł100,000>. A costly event for the Philippines to stage.
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  Tabanus: <PMD> Yikes. I had hoped to make it more simple. Perhaps I'll just write "we don't know". Anyway, I just arrived from my old chess club. Hoping to borrow NiC 1990, but the club is moving to another location and the magazines are locked in a garage. Only to be available in autumn, if the club can find space for them in the new rented locality! The thanks for organizing the Olympiad.
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  Paint My Dragon: <T> You should have offered to take those NiCs for 'safe keeping'.

Well, at least it seems clear that there was no Zone 12 or 13 tournament.

Scanning BCM again revealed nothing new, other than confirmation that Gelfand was a late substitute for Ribli. Come to think of it, he did rather well for someone who almost didn't qualify.

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  Tabanus: <how could the Egyptians get nominated by the Americas delegate(s)??>

Perhaps Kamsky was nominated by the Americans, as he moved to USA in 1989.

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  Paint My Dragon: <T> Aha, I had convinced myself that he moved there at 18 years+. That certainly accounts for one more American and one less Asian. I still can't piece it all together though. Perhaps easier to list all the ones we do know (and how they qualified) and then simply state "Furthermore, wildcard nominations from FIDE officials and it's chosen regional delegates resulted in the additional selection of the two remaining reserves, plus Smyslov, Kamsky, Hmadi, Afifi and El Taher".

It's annoying though, because there will be a magazine or newspaper somewhere that would contain the missing clues.

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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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