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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:

Chicago Tribune:

Chronicling America:

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: R Cremorne, Mieses vs Teichmann (1895), Frank O Ballard, D Ballard

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   Jun-23-17 Mieses vs Teichmann (1895)
Tabanus: I made an edit. And wonder about this sentence: <The fourth game was also played at the British Chess Club on the both February> Does BCM say <20th> February? That's the newspaper date.
   Jun-23-17 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Tabanus: Looking for pictures of persons I'm working with (for CG) is what I can do. Is a bad picture better than no picture? Is an unsourced picture better than no picture? I found these on Eliza Mary Thorold : John Edmund Hall : ...
   Jun-23-17 Lasker vs F O Ballard, 1901
Tabanus: Yes Miss, I see that now :) There was even a third, residing in Dallas and/or Houston Texas, Otto O. Ballard, who was once chess champion of Indiana. Perhaps a relative.
   Jun-22-17 James Pollard Lea
Tabanus: Lea was a common name that time, and is also not a good search word. I post some tempting options here, but think more evidence is necessary: 1860: James Pollard Lea baptized 5 Aug 1860 in Saint Swithin, Worchester (= SW of Birmingham). Parents: James Lea and Elizabeth. (England ...
   Jun-22-17 E M Thorold vs John Edmund Hall, 1890
Tabanus: The game here is from Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 20 Sep 1890, p. 47. They have this intro: <A game played between Miss Thorold (Lady Champion of England) and Mr. Hall.> Date (Sep 4) and rd. number (10) is inferred from Leeds Mercury 5 Sep and other newspapers.
   Jun-22-17 John Edmund Hall (replies)
Tabanus: There was a bio on him at the Yorkshire Chess History website. Sadly that site seems gone forever. Is some of it retrievable from the Wayback Machine?
   Jun-22-17 Eliza Mary Thorold
Tabanus: Some evidence: 1835: Eliza Mary Thorold, baptized 25 July 1835 in Blyth, Nottingham. Father: Michael Wynne Thorold, Mother: Eliza (England Select Births and Christenings) 1851 census Ecclesall Bierlow Yorkshire: Michael W. Thorold, 48, Landed Proprietor, Eliza Thorold, 60, Michael ...
   Jun-22-17 William Gwilym Harris
Tabanus: (cont.) <— The Chairman next proceeded to present the prices to the successful competitors in this year's tournament, the winner of the first prize, a handsome chess table, being Mr. Harris, while the second prize, Staunton’s Chess Annual, was gained by Mr. Rhoades. The Chairman
   Jun-21-17 chessforum (replies)
Tabanus: Thanks CG! I uploaded 4 games of Miss Thorold since she was once considered Lady Champion of England. Here's the compensation: Eliza Mary Thorold vs James Pollard Lea, 1885
   Jun-20-17 Harry Davidson (replies)
Tabanus: Julius died in 1879. He is a Physician in 1860 and a Chiropodist in 1870. In 1870, of his many children (incl. Harry, 12) is the son David A., 23, student of medicine. 1880 census; Rachael Davidson, 60, "Mother", with 6 sons and 4 daughters, incl. Dr. D. Davidson, 33, Doctor, and ...
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