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Hi, I'm Paul Morten and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I've been playing Chess for over thirty years (and still haven't got it right yet). My father ( Peter Morten ) taught me the moves when I was aged about ten.

I didn't really get "Chess Fever" until the Fischer-Spassky match in Iceland in 1972. My first chess heroes were Spassky, Fischer, Marshall, Alyekhin and Capablanca but with more maturity I'm much more appreciative of Lasker, Chigorin, Niemzowitsch, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Keres, Nezhmetdinov, Petrosian, Kasparov and many others. Collecting chess books since 1972 I now possess a chess library I'm sure any club would be proud of. Many game submissions to the database have been made from these books. Up to 25th September 2015 submissions number 5,883 games (this total will continue to grow with time).

I'm fascinated by Chess History and the players who make it so what follows is a large list of important tournaments played in the 19th and 20th Centuries. These collections have been compiled by a number of members of and I'm extremely grateful to them and thank them for their efforts.

1.Game Collection: 0

2.Game Collection: New York 1857

2A.Game Collection: Paris 1867

3.Game Collection: Baden-Baden 1870

3AA.Game Collection: Vienna 1873

3AAA.Game Collection: Philadelphia 1876

3A.Game Collection: Leipzig 1877, The Anderssen-Feier

4.Game Collection: Paris 1878

4A.Game Collection: Leipzig 1879

5.Game Collection: Berlin 1881

6.Game Collection: Vienna 1882

7.Game Collection: London 1883

7A.Game Collection: Breslau 1889

7B.Game Collection: New York 1889

7C.Game Collection: New York 1893, The Impromtu Tournament

8.Game Collection: Hastings 1895

9.Game Collection: St. Petersburg 1895-96

10.Game Collection: Nuremberg 1896

11.Game Collection: Budapest 1896

12.Game Collection: Berlin 1897

13.Game Collection: Vienna 1898

14.Game Collection: London 1899

15.Game Collection: Paris 1900

15A.Game Collection: Munich 1900

16.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1901

16A.Game Collection: 1901 Buffalo

17.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1902

18.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1903

19.Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1904

20.Game Collection: Cambridge Springs 1904

20A.Game Collection: Coburg 1904

21.Game Collection: Ostend 1905

22.Game Collection: 0

23.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1907

24.Game Collection: Vienna 1908

25.Game Collection: Prague 1908

25A.Game Collection: Düsseldorf 1908 - DSB Kongress XVI

26.Game Collection: St Petersburg 1909

26A.Game Collection: 0

27.Game Collection: San Sebastian 1911

28.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1911

29.Game Collection: San Sebastian 1912

30.Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1912

31.Game Collection: Vilnius 1912 (All-Russian Masters)

31A.Game Collection: Havana 1913

32.Game Collection: St Petersburg 1914

33.Game Collection: Mannheim 1914 - the unfinished tournament

34.Game Collection: Berlin 1918

34A.Game Collection: New York 1918

34B.Game Collection: Hastings 1919

35.Game Collection: Berlin 1920

35A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1920

36.Game Collection: Teplitz-Schönau 1922

37.Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1922

38.Game Collection: London 1922

39.Game Collection: Hastings 1922

40.Game Collection: Vienna 1922

41.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1923

42.Game Collection: Mährisch-Ostrau 1923

42A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1923

43.Game Collection: Lake Hopatcong 1923 (9th American Chess Congress

44.Game Collection: New York 1924

44A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1924

45.Game Collection: Baden Baden 1925

45A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1925

46.Game Collection: Marienbad 1925

47.Game Collection: Moscow 1925

48.Game Collection: Semmering 1926

49.Game Collection: Dresden 1926

50.Game Collection: Hannover 1926

50A.Game Collection: Lake Hopatcong 1926

50B.Game Collection: 99_Berlin 1926

51.Game Collection: New York 1927

51A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1927

52.Game Collection: London 1927

53.Game Collection: Bad Kissingen 1928

54.Game Collection: Berlin 1928

54A.Game Collection: Hastings 1928/29

55.Game Collection: Karlsbad 1929

55A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1929

56.Game Collection: San Remo 1930

57.Game Collection: Liege 1930

58.Game Collection: Bled 1931

58A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1931

59.Game Collection: London International Chess Congress, 1932

59A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1933

60.Game Collection: Zurich 1934

61.Game Collection: Syracuse 1934

62.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1934/35

63.Game Collection: Moscow 1935

63A.Game Collection: Margate 1935

63AA.Game Collection: Margate 1936

64.Game Collection: Moscow 1936

64A.Game Collection: Podebrady 1936

65.Game Collection: Nottingham 1936

66.Game Collection: Kemeri 1937 International Tournament

67.Game Collection: Semmering/Baden 1937

67A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1937

68.Game Collection: Margate 1937

69.Game Collection: Hastings 1937/38

70.Game Collection: Margate 1938

71.Game Collection: Noordwijk 1938

72.Game Collection: AVRO 1938

73.Game Collection: Hastings 1938/39

73A.Game Collection: Margate 1939

73C.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1940

74.Game Collection: USSR Absolute Championship 1941

75.Game Collection: Salzburg 1942

76.Game Collection: Sverdlovsk 1943

76AA.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1944

76A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1945

77.Game Collection: Groningen 1946

78.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1947

78A.Game Collection: Moscow 1947

78B.Game Collection: 1948 Saltsjöbaden interzonal

79.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1948

79A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1949

79AA.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1950

79AAA.Game Collection: 1st World Correspondence Chess Championship

79B.Game Collection: Amsterdam 1950

80.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1951

80A.Game Collection: Budapest 1952

81.Game Collection: Interzonals 1952: Stockholm

82.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1952

83.Game Collection: WCC Index (Zurich 1953)

83A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1954

83AA.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1955

84.Game Collection: Interzonals 1955: Gothenburg

84A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1956

84B.Game Collection: 2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship

85.Game Collection: Alekhine Memorial International Tournament, 1956

86.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1957

87.Game Collection: Dallas, 1957

88.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1958

89.Game Collection: Interzonals 1958: Portoroz

90.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1959

90A.Game Collection: Moscow 1959

90B.Game Collection: 3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship

91.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1960

92.Game Collection: Mar del Plata 1960

92A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1961a

93.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1961 b

94.Game Collection: Interzonals 1962: Stockholm

94A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1962

95.Game Collection: First Piatigorsky Cup 1963

96.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1963

96A.Game Collection: USSR Zonal 1964

97.Game Collection: Amsterdam Interzonal 1964

97A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1964/65

97B.Game Collection: Yerevan 1965

97C.Game Collection: Havana 1965

97D.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1965

97E.Game Collection: Moscow 1966

98.Game Collection: Second Piatigorsky Cup 1966

99.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1966/67

100.Game Collection: Sousse Interzonal, 1967

101.Game Collection: Moscow 1967

101A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1967

102.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1968/69

102A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1969

102B.Game Collection: Interzonal 1970 (Palma de Mallorca)

103.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1970

104.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1971

105.Game Collection: Moscow 1971

105A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1972

106.Game Collection: Interzonals 1973: Leningrad

107.Game Collection: Interzonals 1973: Petropolis

108.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1973

109.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1974

109A.Game Collection: Milan 1975

109B.Game Collection: Moscow 1975

109C.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1975

110.Game Collection: Amsterdam IBM 1976

111.Game Collection: Interzonals 1976: Manila

112.Game Collection: Interzonals 1976: Biel

113.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1976

113A.Game Collection: 0

113B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1977

113C.Game Collection: Bugojno 1978

114.Game Collection: USSR First League, Ashkhabad, 1978

115.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1978

115A.Game Collection: Montreal 1979

116.Game Collection: Interzonals 1979: Rio de Janeiro

117.Game Collection: Interzonals 1979: Riga

117A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1979

118.Game Collection: London Phillips & Drew 1980

118A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1980/81

119.Game Collection: Moscow 1981

120.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1981

121.Game Collection: Phillips & Drew Kings Chess Tournament 1982

122.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1983

122A.Game Collection: Niksic 1983

122B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1984

123.Game Collection: 1984 Phillips & Drew GLC Kings Tt

124.Game Collection: Bugojno 1984

124A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1985

125.Game Collection: Bugojno 1986

125A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1986

125B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1987

125C.Game Collection: Plaza International Chess Tt 1988

126.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1988

127.Game Collection: Tilburg Interpolis 1989

127A.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1989

127B.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1990

128.Game Collection: USSR Championship 1991

129.Game Collection: Linares 1994

A very large number of important tournaments can also be found in <RonB52734>'s Game Collection: 170 Major Chess Tournaments 1882-2007

In connection with the Historical tournament updates useful links are Game Collection Voting and Tournament Index

To upload new games the
PGN Upload Utility
is very useful.

Information on Country Codes can be found at
Chessgames Country Codes

More recent tournaments can be accessed at
New Tournaments

Link for editing is at
Editor Notes

Shortcut to the Soviet Championships
Game Collection: USSR Championship Tournament Index

Index to the Hastings Congresses
Game Collection: Hastings Christmas Congress (Tournament Index)

Another fine collection compiled by <Phony Benoni> concerning the Anglo-American Cable Matches can be found at Game Collection: Anglo-American Cable Matches, 1896-1911

Link to the first ten World Correspondence Championships

Other collections that are well worth checking out :

suenteus po 147's Game Collections

Phony Benoni's Game Collections

Resignation Trap's Game Collections

sneaky pete's Game Collections

capybara's Game Collections

keypusher's Game Collections

whiteshark's Game Collections

Archives' Game Collections

Hesam7's Game Collections

protean's Game Collections

matey's Game Collections

Honza Cervenka's Game Collections

jessicafischerqueen's Game Collections

AdrianP's Game Collections

Sneaky's Game Collections

ughaibu's Game Collections

Calli's Game Collections

acirce's Game Collections

percyblakeney's Game Collections

notyetagm's Game Collections

open defence's Game Collections

emperoratahualpa's Game Collections

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iron maiden's Game Collections

hms123's Game Collections

tpstar's Game Collections

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

   Benzol has kibitzed 10474 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-17-18 chessforum (replies)
Benzol: <chessgames> <With regards to Olimpbase: Forgive my ignorance, but is there a repository for their PGN? All I see are cute javascript tricks to make windows pop up.> Perhaps you could contact Wojciech Bartelski
   Apr-16-18 WinKing chessforum (replies)
   Apr-16-18 Fischer vs Geller, 1967 (replies)
Benzol: I'd love to have seen Fischer playing a few games with Nezhmetdinov. Pity they never played one another.
   Apr-14-18 Benzol chessforum (replies)
Benzol: I don't know who it is that extended my Premium Membership until 2020 but I want to thank you very much. It's very generous of you. :)
   Apr-13-18 Donald Wagstaff (replies)
Benzol: Maybe. Perhaps from somewhere near Meteor Crater or Walnut Canyon in Arizona. :)
   Mar-19-18 Peter Morten (replies)
Benzol: Thankyou all for your kind words. He was a wonderful human being who I miss very much. Life is certainly going to be very different from now on.
   Mar-19-18 Philip Irwin (replies)
Benzol: This is very sad news. My condolences to his family and friends. 2018 has not been a very good year so far. :(
   Feb-04-18 Richard Taylor (replies)
Benzol: <Richard> Belated birthday wishes. Sorry that I missed it. Cheers matey.
   Feb-02-18 Richard Taylor chessforum (replies)
Benzol: <Richard> Just to let you know that Dad passed away early on the 2nd of February. Funeral details are in the Herald today (Saturday). Tried to ring you earlier but couldn't get through.
   Dec-23-17 Peter Wykeham Stuart (replies)
Benzol: This is very sad to hear. RIP Peter.
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Monsters From The Id

Kibitzer's Corner
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  Richard Taylor: I drew with Roger Perry - I surprised him with 1 d4 and "took on" his Grunfeld. I avoided the Xchange var and played a more or less obscure var called the Flohr line, knowing he would spend time trying to solve problems (which he did! he's is an opening theory man to the hilt!)...and I had a much better game and big time advantage when I miscalculated a combo...

But I rallied, and got a draw with Roger's help in his time pressure!.

I face Nathan Goodhue's evil Hippo next Monday.

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  Benzol: <Richard> Something to warm the cockles of your heart R Taylor vs J Davis, 2011


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  Wayne Power: <Richard> Interesting memories. I certainly remember Les doing a lot of work, both on the big working bee above but also seeing to the re-piling of the Centre and other essential work. His ongoing expertise was a big asset.

Yes, I think the tables are the same ones from the Auckland Chess Club in His Majesty's Arcade. They and those photos of the serious, bearded gentlemen staring at us from the different planet that was the Edwardian Era are at least something that remains of our chess heritage.

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> Thanks! I prepared a Catalan and we sailed into a Grunfeld (so my 1. d4 again put Davis off as he prepared for my 1 e4!!). I was playing fast to make him think I knew all the moves i the opening!! He spends hours preparing with Fritz so I knew such tactics (not playing 1 e4 etc and playing fast) would work. My pawn sac was perhaps a bit risky...

Then I deliberately had my Q sitting behind my knight as I saw the possibilities of a discovered attack on his Q ... Just after I played the move 23. Raf1! I pretended I had made a mistake: (I kind of went "Ohh!") and got up, hoping and hoping he would fall for it and go for the pin as he did then Rxf7!! ..he still thought he was winning but when my knight landed on e5 with a check, he looked like a stunned mullet!

But Davis played a brilliant game himself to beat Alan Ansell. I should have won more games. I had a fascinating game with Hilton Bennett - it end in draw but was not dull, in the last round!

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  Richard Taylor: Hi Wayne - yes they were form His Majesty's. Michael Steadman has his picture (soon to go on the wall I suppose) of him holding the big rook and small White one as Sarapu does. The wall now.

Yes, Dad was quite involved in chess - he took it up when I was reading Alice through the Looking Glass (a classic based on a chess game by the writer, photographer, Chess player and puzzle enthusiast, and mathematician Lewis Carol). When I had read that I asked my father what chess was. He wasn't sure so we both started learning it, going in to the old library in town to get books by Edward Lasker and Capablanca and Reinfeld etc I think it was that time of discovery was the most exciting time in chess for me. then came Fischer in 1963 we heard of him I think and I lost...interest. Fischer being so good so young was another reason I gave up chess!! Most people took it up later when he became World Champion!

But I was so uninterested in chess in 1972 didn't even follow the match at all...not until later (1978) did start up again and I had a look at the Fischer games.

But Dad kept playing correspondence chess for some years but like most of us he found OTB chess too difficult. Then he and mum took up croquet. He died of lung cancer in 1987. He smoked heavily all his life (as did my mother but she died of a stroke, smoking isn't good for your health), gave up when he coughed some blood, but I think it was too late.

I recall when Fairhurst came over and appeared at H-Pak sometimes.

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  TheFocus: TheFocus: <jess> and <Benzol>: I hear you loud and clear. Thank you for the rebuke. It WON'T happen again.
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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> I just phoned Peter (I was worried when I saw your Oatsian "I'm just going outside comment...!" lol!) - Peter said you were playing in the Latvian. Give us the good and bad news!

I'm due to play the NZ Champion tomorrow!
A certain Mr. Steadman!

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  jessicafischerqueen: <Benzol> but now all the BS has stopped, thanks to Daniel's firm and wise, albeit ridiculously tardy, actions.

If we lost <Deffi> because of that, I hate to say it, because I like Daniel personally- a lot, in fact- but ultimately, he bears the brunt of responsibility in this matter.

On the one hand, I'm glad he doesn't want his site administered with an iron fist- that's what makes <> a total failure as a chess social networking site. They don't allow anything and they ban at the drop of a hat.

However, I think it's clear, in the aftermath of BS gone here, that he should have taken those steps much, much sooner.

I hope he's learned his lesson, and never ever opens <AJ's> game pages again.

Funny that's all it took to solve the BS eh?

It really was one guy wrecking this site. Still will be, if he's ever allowed to again.

Luckily, Daniel doesn't need to lock <AJ's> forum because <AJ> does an excellent job of that on his own.

He has the only forum in history with 11,000 photos of him on every page, interspersed with the odd photo of any member willing to "toe the AJ line"- nothing that could even vaguely be construed as critical.

But it's over now eh?

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  OhioChessFan: Hello <Benzol> If you don't care for this post, feel free to make it disappear. I'll understand.

<jfq: I hope he's learned his lesson, and never ever opens <AJ's> game pages again. Funny that's all it took to solve the BS eh? >

No, The Troop is making efforts on other pages to instigate, Kibitzer's Cafe in particular. And to affirm it was <one guy> is off the charts wrong. A bunch of juvenile punks has been the primary driving force in the controversy. Of course AJ is part of the problem, but I'd put the ratio at something like:

The Troop 60%
AJ 40%

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  Annie K.: I am 100% with <Ohio> on this. :)

Hi <Benzol>! ;)

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  moronovich: I am 40% with <Ohio> on this. :)
Apr-12-12  I play the Fred: <OCF> examples, please.
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  OhioChessFan: <Annie> and <moronovich> average out to a 70% approval rating for me.

<IptF> I don't wish to litter this page with examples. Check out page 4438 of the Cafe for some of it.

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  jessicafischerqueen: <Ohio> speaking as one who never visits the Kibbitz Kafe, I'm going to defer to your numbers and analysis on this. Thanks for the heads up. Let's hope it stays on the Kibbutz Cafe then?
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  Benzol: Away for a day and then there are seven posts. Must be just about the most this forum has seen in one day.

<But it's over now eh?> Well <Jess> I hope so but you never know.

<Ohio Chess Fan> I feel it would be criminal to delete one of your posts.

<Annie K> <moronovich> and <I play the Fred> good to see you here. And to all of you thanks for stopping by.



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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> You found your way back from the snow! Cheers!
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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> On Chess Base there is a great story by Stuart Conquest (remember when he came here!? I got speeding ticket in Pakuranga that night...) ..the story is about Zukertort and a fanciful connection to van Gogh but also how Stuart got to dig up Z's grave! was the second time had sunk. They are arranging to get something organised for a memorial to Zukertort with the Polish Government...
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  twinlark: <Benzol>

Thanks, I appreciate both the compliment and the sentiment.

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  morfishine: <Benzol> Thanks for dropping off the game Spassky vs Petrosian. I recall that from some time ago and have cheerfully saved it in my game collection. Its too good not to. I haven't met you before. I look forward to some interesting chess experiences! :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Fellow kibitzers, I'm going to be busy.

At the moment I'm compiling Game Collection: 3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship and it had only 45 games played in it. However, there are only 10 games from this championship at present in the database.

Ah well, onward and upward.


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  whiteshark: Crosstable 4u: http://archive.correspondencechess....
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  Benzol: <whiteshark> Many thanks.


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  crawfb5: <Benzol> Good to see you working on another early WCC championship. Do you need any of the games that are not already in CG's database? I did a quick check and I think I have 43 games from that final in my database.
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  crawfb5: <Benzol> I have a lot of Napolitano games, but not the one against Garner. I find it odd that there was "only a few moves played" because Garner's other games in the final were not that short (17-36 moves). Looks like the game score was never officially submitted when Garner withdrew.

If you are seeking any other games as you move forward, let me know and I'll see if I have them.

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  Richard Taylor: <Benzol> It's official - I've retried from Chess! This news will be so shocking terrible awful sad excruciating horrifying and devastating to my many many fans, so I have told only you and Edward! Like Ivanchuk I expect millions of letters from my adoring and deeply devoted fans imploring me to continue but like Chucky I will say "Everyone is against me."!! Not sure if, like him, "I will return" (as MacArthur did for good or ill)...
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