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Dutch newspapers:

El Mundo Deportivo:

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   Tabanus has kibitzed 14896 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-13-14 The World vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
   Jul-13-14 Tabanus chessforum
Tabanus: 7.Nbd2 Ne7 8.d4 exd4 9.cxd4 Bb6 10.Re1 Bg4 11.h3 Bh5 12.Qb3 d5 13.e5 Nd7 14.a4 <A. 14...a6> 15.Bd3 c5 <A1. 16.g4 Bg6> [16...c4 17.Bxc4 dxc4 18.Nxc4 Bg6 19.Bg5 Ba7 20.a5! h6 21.Bh4 Rc8 22.Nd6 Rc7 23.Rac1 Nb8 24.d5 Qd7 25.Kg2! Rxc1 26.Rxc1 f6 27.exf6 gxf6 28.Bg3 h5 29.Nh4
   Jul-13-14 Biographer Bistro (replies)
Tabanus: <WCCEP> Go!
   Jun-15-14 Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1977 (replies)
Tabanus: Among the spectators was Boris Spassky , the former world champion, who is playing Lajos Portisch , of Hungary, in the other semi-final in Geneva. - The Times 28 July 1977 p. 5 (who got reports from the arbiter Harry Golombek ).
   Jun-07-14 chessforum (replies)
Tabanus: Dear CG, it would be great if we could have the country code issue settled once and for all (see the Bistro). Is it current FIDE code, historical FIDE code or the alpha-3 country code? I don't remember your last statement on the issue. Right now it says alpha-3 on the nomination ...
   Jun-03-14 Viesturs Seglins (replies)
Tabanus: http://www.idahochessassociation.or... (picture from Idaho Open 1958). Seglins has white against Benjamin Greenwald . Watching: Dr Peter Lapiken (who won the Open) and Viktors Pupols .
   Jun-03-14 Ivars Dahlberg
Tabanus:, Oregon Naturalization Records: Ivars Alvils <Dalbergs>, born 23 August 1934. Birth Place: Madona, Vidzeme, Latvia. US Social Security Death Index: Ivars A. <Dahlberg>. Last Residence: 90026 Los Angeles, California, USA. Born: 23 Aug 1934. Died: 28 Feb ...
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  Tabanus: <jess> Wow, great photo! Thanks.

I may start with the zonals one day. In case I run out of other things to do.

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  WCC Editing Project:

<Tab> If "we" get all of the zonals/interzonals/candidates done then we will be king of the internets.

On more important news, can you tell me what whirlies in Dynomite is?

I was hoping it was a horror film, but I can't figure it out on GOBBLE.

I need to know...

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  Tabanus: <WCCEP> Whirlies is a special kind of ball in the internet game "Dynomite" which I use to play. If you are able to shoot down a whirlie, you get extra points. My best Dynomite score is ca. 65000 points, qualifying only for Tyrant Lizard.
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Thanks <Tab>, though I'm a little disappointed it's not a horror movie.

"Tyrant Lizard" sounds impressive to me. Congratulations. Have you stomped on any cars or people yet?

If you went to all the trouble to attain that status you may as well have some fun with it.

On a rare serious note, I'm fully aware that you understand how valuable <Chesscial> is to the site, but he doesn't always recognize when we are joking, or combining jokes with a serious point.

Remember when he thought we were annoyed with him? You immediately reassured him this wasn't the case, as did I.

I love a man who puts page numbers on every post he makes.

Even during cocktail party conversations I favor people who include the page numbers when they're speaking.

I'd add a few page numbers in this post here, but all my books are closed for the night.

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  Tabanus: <WCCEP> Ok.. I'm not always understanding a joke myself. Especially if it contains words I don't know what means, like "whacked". Sorry for that! And I hope some more footnote-biographers will add to later. We are not too many.
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  WCC Editing Project:

<Tab> "whacked" is a Mafia term to have someone assassinated.

<We are not too many> but we are the wave of the future in chess history.

Ground breaking chess historian Tomasz Lissowski on chess history:

"We love chess, but do we love history?"

Sadly no page numbers to cite that quote, since it was from a web page which I currently can't find. Ironic eh?

I think it was in a chess archaeology article he wrote.

I'm sure I bookmarked it, but my bookmarks are in the 20,000's now and badly disorganized.

Help I'm a terrible chess historian!

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I am working on a documentary movie about Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade Candidates (1959), and I was hoping you might help me fill in some missing information?

I can't find a source that lists <Smyslov's> second for this event.

<Bondarevsky> was his main second for the title matches vs <Botnvinnik> in 1957 and 1958, but I have a bit of film that shows <Smyslov> analyzing with <Simagin> around this time as well.

I remember you already supplied additional information on the seconds for <Bled-Zagreb-Belgrade 1959>, so I'm hoping your source(s) might help out again?

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  Tabanus: <WCCEP> Bondarevsky! Source: Timinn (Iceland) 8 September 1959 p. 11, who lists all the seconds. For Benkö they have <Malic of East Germany>, not Maric.

Morgunblağiğ 8 Sept. 1959 p. 2:

"Skákmennirnir á mótinu hafa allir ağstoğarmann eğa menn meğ sér. Larsen ağstoğar Fisher, Matanovic Gligorics, Ingi og Darga Friğrik, <Seridriks Malic Benkö>, <Bondarevsky Smyslov>, Boleslavsky Petrosjan, Mikenas Keres, Averbach og Korlens Tal."

I suspect "Seridriks Malic" could be Burkhard G J Malich, I'm not sure.

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  WCC Editing Project: <Tab>


Thank you so much.

Do you think I should change it to Burkhard G J Malich?

Or should I just leave out any reference to <Benko's> second?

I suspect that <Golombek> is right about Rudolf Maric to begin with.

A: Golombek was actually there, and he actually knew the names of chess players. Being a chess player.

B: Why would Benko, a Hungarian who was recently naturalized to America, choose an East German second?

In his autobiography Benko doesn't say who his second was, but he does say he had no money.

I think it more likely that he could have got a homegrown Yugoslavian "on the cheap" to be his second.

Newspapers are impeccable on dates, but as for the actual reporting, I favor <Golombek>.

What do you think?

This is a tough one because all it says in Golombek's tournament book is "Maric" and there could even be a typographical error in the publication that changed it to "Malic." Also "Cedric" isn't very close to "Rudolf" is it. hmm

I don't know what to do.

Good news on <Smyslov> though, thank you.

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  WCC Editing Project: <Tab>

I think it is Rudolf Maric.

I doubt it's a typo in Golombek's tournament book. I just looked at it again and he even puts the Yugoslavian punctuation mark on the name:


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  Tabanus: De Telegraaf 10 Sept. 1959 p. 13: "Bondareski, de secondant van Smyslov"

Rudolf is likely, but "Seridriks"???

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  WCC Editing Project:

There is a connection to Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer:

We wish you a Merry Seridriks,
We wish you a Merry Seridriks,

And a Happy New Year.

I'm going to go with <Harried Golombek> on this and just leave that like it is.

I will gladly add the <Bondareski>, and thanks again for two (2) great sources.

I'm just waiting now on my first shipment of "What Would Tab Do" T-shirts that I intend to sell at the street fair.

It's blatant copyright infringement on your account, but just how are you going to catch me?

This is just one of many advantages of living in Korea.

It almost makes up for the fact that every Korean food product, including ice cream, has dried squid flakes as one of the ingredients.

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  WCC Editing Project: Hey what's up man?

<Tab Light Cola>

Did you decide to go early to the Chess Olympiad and camp outside on the street for a week to be sure to get front row tickets?

I miss you. I hope you haven't given up chess history- that would be a disaster of Hindenberg proportions for our website.

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  Tabanus: <WCCEP> I'm back home now, and in front of a computer again. With a terrible cough.
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  WCC Editing Project:

Welcome back <Tab>, and I'm sorry to hear of your cough.

Did you have a good vacation otherwise? Any Troll Hunting?

I saw an interesting Norwegian horror film a while ago called <Thale>.

According to this film, you shouldn't go into the forest.

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  Tabanus: 6.O-O Re8 7.Bg5 <h6> 8.Bh4 g5 9.Bg3 Nh5 (9...d6? 10.d4)

<10.Kh1> (to play Nxg3 fxg3) 10...a6 11.Bc4 d6 12.d4 exd4 13.cxd4 Ba7 14.Nc3

14...g4 15.Bh4 Qd7 16.Rg1 Kh7 17.e5 dxe5 18.Nxe5 Nxe5 (18...Qxd4 19.Qc2+ f5 20.Bf7) 19.dxe5 Qxd1 20.Raxd1 looks OK

14…Nf6 ...

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  Tabanus: <Paint My Dragon: <Tabanus> For your amusement - Here is a scene from the other semi-final - Korchnoi with his seconds, Keene and Stean - it appeared in BCM. Of course, the relationship between them became somewhat fractious later on.


From Mark Weeks - "During the 1977 candidates semifinal match against Polugaevsky, he [Korchnoi] asked to play under the Dutch flag. He was living in the Netherlands and had recently won the national championship. Baturinsky, the head of Polugaevsky's delegation, objected on the grounds that Korchnoi had not been living in the Netherlands for a full year. Keene and Stean suggested that Korchnoi play under the Jolly Roger."

Brilliant. I wish he had played under the Jolly Roger - imagine the look on the Russian faces!>

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  WCC Editing Project:

<Doctor Tabaus>

It's alive!

Spassky - Portisch Candidates Semifinal (1977)

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  Tabanus: <WCCEP> Thanks ;) Does this mean I can have a little fun now on the World team?

Oh wait, Evian next.

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<Tab Evian Water>

If you have time, might you take a preliminary look at this?

Game Collection: Sukhumi 1972

This is the first tournament I ever found and collected all of the games for with round order and dates, so I want it to be proper before submitting it for promotion.

I couldn't find any access to or even mention of a tournament book, so I made do mainly with Tal's autobiography to write the intro.

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  Tabanus: <WCCEP> Looks great. Perhaps write the round date on the first game each round, and on the games deviating from that?

Plus I can help with "Hübner" on my keyboard, if you can't!

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  WCC Editing Project:

Thanks <Tab>.

I can change the name to <Robert Hübble Space Telescope> by copy and pasting the "oomlaut letter."

You are talking about writing the round date on the first game from each round in the game description box in my games collection, right?

I already added in all the correct round dates to the uploaded games on the pages.

I will do all of this tomorrow as I'm too tired to do any work right now.

QUESTION: Maybe tomorrow , or the next day after I do your suggestions, would you be willing to nominate this collection for me, so that all of the "fields" are sure to be filled in correctly?

I want the "fields" to be Tabanized if possible.

Whatever standard you are following on filling out these fields is what I want too.

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  Tabanus: Three duplicates of Spassky games from 1977 requested removed (the first two slips sent ca. 5 July 2014, the third today)

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  Tabanus: <You are talking about writing the round date on the first game from each round in the game description box in my games collection, right?> Right! It gives a good impression.

I could nominate, but Site: Sukhumi GEO or Sukhumi URS? Some people in the Bistro earlier wanted an exception for the Baltic states, i. e. Tallinn EST instead of Tallinn URS (during the Soviet period). So perhaps they want an exception for Georgia as well. I think you will have to ask them there what system they want :(

Event: Sukhumi (and "(1972)" will be added)

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  Tabanus: 7.Nbd2 Ne7 8.d4 exd4 9.cxd4 Bb6 10.Re1 Bg4 11.h3 Bh5 12.Qb3 d5 13.e5 Nd7 14.a4

<A. 14...a6> 15.Bd3 c5

<A1. 16.g4 Bg6>

[16...c4 17.Bxc4 dxc4 18.Nxc4 Bg6 19.Bg5 Ba7 20.a5! h6 21.Bh4 Rc8 22.Nd6 Rc7 23.Rac1 Nb8 24.d5 Qd7 25.Kg2! Rxc1 26.Rxc1 f6 27.exf6 gxf6 28.Bg3 h5 29.Nh4 hxg4 30.hxg4 Qxg4 31.Re1 Bc5 32.Nxb7 Nd7 33.f3 ]

17.Bxg6 hxg6

[17...Nxg6 18.Qxd5 cxd4 19.Nc4 Nc5 20.Qxd8 Bxf8 21.Nxd4]

18.Ng5 Nc6 19.e6 fxe6 20.Nxe6 Qe7 21.Nf3 Qf7 22.Bf4 c4 23.Qd1 Qf6 24.Nfg5 Bxd4

[24...Nxd4 25.Nxf8 Rxf8 26.Be3 Nb8 27.f4 Nbc6 28.Qd2 Qxg5 29.fxg5 Nf3+ 30.Kg2 Nxd2 31.Bxb6]

25.Ra3 Bxf2+ =

<A2. 16.Qc2 Bg6> 17.Ng5 cxd4 18.e6 fxe6

[18...f6 19.exd7 fxg5 20.Bxg6 hxg6 21.Nf3 Rxf3 22.gxf3 Qxd7 23.Qe2 Nc6 24.Qe6+ Qxe6 25.Rxe6]

19.Nxe6 Bxd3 20.Qxd3 Nc5 21.Nxc5 Bxc5 22.Nb3 Bb4

[22...Qd6 23.Nxc5 Qxc5 24.b4 Qd6 25.Ba3 Qf6 26.b5 Qxf2+ 27.Kh2]

23.Bd2 Bxd2 24.Qxd2

<B. 14...a5>

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