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WC qualification events till 1993 still not included in Tournament Index


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Korchnoi - Tal Candidates Semifinal (1968)

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Norwegian Championship (2018) (10 vs 9 games in Edit)

M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Giri, 2015 (Rapid), A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 (Rapid), A Giri vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 (Armageddon)

A Arribas Lopez vs K Dragun, 2016 (0-1)

L Dominguez vs L Bruzon Batista, 2014 (dupl delete), replace with

[Event "49th Capablanca Memorial"]
[Site "Havana CUB"]
[Date "2014.05.18"]
[Round "10.1"]
[White "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"]
[Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2682"]
[BlackElo "2768"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d5 7. Nf3 dxc4 8. Qxc4 b6 9. Bg5 Ba6 10. Qa4 Qd7 11. Qc2 c5 12. dxc5 Rc8 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Qe4 Qb5 15. b4 bxc5 16. e3 Qb7 17. Qg4+ Kf8 18. b5 Bxb5 19. Rb1 a6 20. a4 f5 21. Qf4 Qe4 22. Qxe4 fxe4 23. axb5 exf3 24. b6 Rd8 25. gxf3 Nc6 26. Bg2 Nb4 27. f4 Rab8 28. b7 Nd5 29. O-O Rd7 30. Rfc1 Rbxb7 31. Rxb7 Rxb7 32. Bxd5 exd5 33. Rxc5 1/2-1/2

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   Tabanus has kibitzed 19703 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-20-19 Biographer Bistro
Tabanus: <Sargon> The crosstable in this case is copied from the official site at and then edited. Perhaps the 1/2-signs there are "Russian". I too have problems sometimes with Google Chrome showing the 1/2 signs as *. I asked in the Bistro if it ...
   Jun-19-19 L Dominguez vs L Bruzon Batista, 2014
Tabanus: Duplicate of L Dominguez vs L Bruzon Batista, 2014 . It should be replaced with [Event "49th Capablanca Memorial"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2014.05.18"] [Round "10.1"] [White "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"] [Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] ...
   Jun-19-19 T M Avery
Tabanus: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1 March 1900, p. 14: <Theodore M. Avery of Poly Prep encountered a team of the Manual Training School players in a simultaneous exhitition and won every game but one, which he drew. He defeated Caffall in a Scotch Gambit, Saunders in a Ruy Lopez; Baker and ...
   Jun-17-19 Tabanus chessforum
Tabanus: Oh, that last one is not a Bigfoot.
   Jun-16-19 Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2019) (replies)
Tabanus: Ivanchuk had many fans.
   Jun-15-19 Norway Chess (2019) (replies)
Tabanus: Ohhhk guys I uploaded the game it should appear soon. Plus I changed Site for all live games to Stavanger NOR, and fixed a wrong date. I still suspect Yu was no. 2 by the rules, as in TWIC.
   Jun-11-19 Aryan Tari
Tabanus: Tari won Norway Chess Open Blitz yesterday, http://turneringsservice.sjakklubb....
   Jun-09-19 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2019 (replies)
Tabanus: The official live sending with Polgar/Rudolf is "not available in principle" in Norway. There is something on our "TV 2 Sport 2" which must be a pay channel. I don't have it. It's chess24 and CG here too ;)
   Jun-07-19 Bad Kissingen (1928) (replies)
Tabanus: There's also
   Jun-06-19 Mamedyarov vs Aronian, 2019 (replies)
Tabanus: Moves from Carlsen game.
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  Tabanus: <PMD> I'll try this: "I'll carry your bag if you like Tottenham Hotspurs".

Umm, I'm running out of gas with the tournaments but wanted to include Game Collection: Phillips & Drew Kings 1980 for completeness. The tournament book is online in Norway, what about England? Perhaps you can check if there's something usable in CHESS or BCM which is not in the messy intro (or in the book). I guess most things are covered already.

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  Paint My Dragon: <Tab: "I'll carry your bag if you like Tottenham Hotspurs">. It might work, but definitely don't try it with <Winona Ryder>.

Okay, I've just reminded myself of what is in the tournament book and I will look for anything different in the mags, although it might be Sunday/Monday before I can respond.

I had completely forgotten that chess-loving, Spurs footy player <Ossie Ardiles> had turned up to watch the traditional rest day football match.

Of those playing today, I can only think of Liverpool's <Trent Alexander-Arnold> when considering which famous footballer might show up for a chess event.

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  Tabanus: <PMD> No hurry. Give it another week or two if you like. I've given myself a month to finish it, after which there are holidays.
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In Canada we enjoy <S°ppelpost Raisin Bran> breakfast cereal.

I think maybe all the Norwegians in Canada forgot how to talk Norway by now?

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  Tabanus: <jest queen> Probably, but there's always Google Translate.
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  Paint My Dragon: <Tab: Phillips and Drew 1980>

Not a lot extra to be found ...

Main sponsor P&D's contribution to the fund was ú20750.

The playing hall could accommodate 400 guests, with a further 150 wandering around or enjoying Bill Hartston's daily commentary. It was filled to capacity at weekends.

The footy match was held on the first rest day - the chess players took on a South American team and lost 3-9. Korchnoi was in goal, and Short scored a penalty. <Ossie Ardiles> agreed to be the referee. Korchnoi's goalkeeping efforts were covered by The Guardian newspaper.

- CHESS, April 1980, p.133

First major event held in London since 1922, when Capablanca won ahead of Alekhine and many other leading players.

"Korchnoi ... was only invited, chess politics being what they are nowadays, after the Russians had refused to participate. He was not in his best overpowering form, but he had come almost direct from his Candidates match with Petrosian. He must have been tired."

"By sharing first place, Tony Miles scored one of his greatest results to date."

- BCM, June 1980, pp.319-336 (Hartston)

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  Tabanus: <PMD> Excellent. And timely - I'll be alone at home this evening ;)
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<Tab, Potted Prune>

I just stopped by to thank you guys for this here GLC Chess Challenge (1986) and you both happen to be in! What a fascinating story and thanks for putting it all together.

<Tab> Strangely, I have saved some rare video footage of you the last time you were home alone:

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  Tabanus: Thanks for voting and sharing :) I'll try to take a break now.
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<Tab> I've just been reading some of the back posts here in your tradisjonelt hus, and if anyone deserves a rest it's you, particularly after your shocking marriages to <Viveca Lindfors>, <Folke Rogard>, and <Scarlett Johannsen>.

That said, have you ever considered editing the Wikipedia pages on Norway? I was just leafing through them and I'm no expert, but I believe passages like this need editing. At least, I hope they do.

I suspect there are Swedish agents at work behind this highly dubious entry here, for example-

<Most Norwegians eat thirty or forty regular meals a day, usually consisting of a cold breakfast of fjord stones with coffee, a cold (usually packed) lunch of Krumkake and elderberries at work, and a hot dinner of trollbiff and reindik testikler at home with the family. Depending on the timing of family dinner (and personal habit), some may add a cold meal in the late evening, typically a simple Kj°ttboller and svinekj°tt testikkel sandwich.">

I'm not looking to restart the great <Scandinavian War and Wine Testing> of 1655, but I think there are only two options here- "counter editing" or trolling the Swedish wikipedia pages?

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  Tabanus: <jessicapicklesqueen> I do not care about Wikipedia, be it Swedish or Polish. I'm worried about the counter editing of CG Chesspedia pages, <nonsense posts, doxing of Admin associates, fake game uploads, and trolling via correction slips.> Not to mention gratuitous name-calling of supposed amirites.
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<Tab> are those things really happening? If so that is horrifying. I can't even think of a motive for messing up a chess website. Do you have any examples you can show me of this attempt to vandalize us?

Also who is calling whom names amirite. To be honest I'm not even sure what amirite means, exactly. It's an internet meme I saw once and now can't stop typing it for some reason.

At first I thought it meant "Am I right?" but then I thought it might mean "I'm right, aren't I?" and then it struck me that it might be sarcastic and actually mean "I confess I have no idea what I'm talking about."

I understand your feelings on "foreign" wikipedia articles. Until becomes a country, I will also copy your attitude.

Except for Latvia Wikipedia. I care about that, but only because I named my forum "Latvian Chess History Project."

To cure myself of this disease, all I have to do is change the name of my forum amirite.

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  Tabanus: <jeez> I have no indication it has ever happened. I'm only worried about it. And would not be surprised if someone tried. What about "C Keen vs R Cannon, 2015"? Just an accident methinks, certainly not the feared <trolling via game uploads>.
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<Tab> Good heavens what a relief.

I was pulling my hair out all day today about even the possibility. I have always assumed that nobody cares enough about chess history to try to wreck it in the first place.

Did you know that a recent poll I just made up shows that 99.9999% percent of people would rather be born without a face than work on chess history?

It's a fact!

I see you are having profitable fun with <Annie> over in the Bistro. Thank goodness you two are on the case. I hope more people than me appreciate how lucky is to have the pair of you.

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Also do you know what "amirite" actually means? Do they say that in Norway?

I'd try to find out from the internet, but that's exactly how I got in to this trouble to begin with.

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  Tabanus: <jess> No amirites here. I thought it meant "buddy" or something? We have a word for that in Norway which is probably derived from kamerat/comrade:

<kompis>, also used in Sweden.

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Ok thanks <Tab> kompis. I will substitute the Norswegian for amirite from now on kompis.

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  Tabanus: Btw kompis, did you know that the love dart is not a penial stylet but a device used for contact shots as part of the events during courtship?, I learned this only today :)

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  Tabanus: A little off-topic, I admit.
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<Tab> Nonsense.

By coincidence, like most people I was recently investigating the Danish wikipedia pages on slug reproduction. You may be pleased to learn the Norwegian wikipedia pages on this topic are vastly superior!

Thanks to Norway, I realized that I have been hiking into remote areas without a kompis. You may be pleased, or horrified, to learn that I have since purchased a Norwegian kompis, and he always points north. Only now am I safe.

*This* is as off-topic as it gets probably. I was hoping I might find all 34 games played in this historical chess club v chess club match, but I think the well has run dry:

Game Collection: Riga 1938 Latvia vs Tallin Chess clubs

I have somewhat decent information about this event, but not all the games.

Exact reverse problem here, so frustrating. I have all the games but zero (0) information about the actual tournament, apart from the crosstable and a precious few snippets:

Game Collection: Leningrad 1937 International Tournament

So that means neither can become a <Tournament Index> entry as it stands kompis/amirite.

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  Tabanus: <jessicakompisqueen> I think both can be TI, at least when you have all the games and the well is definitely dry. The hard part is writing it up, but when you have little info it's a little easier (or faster), with a few lines to write only, plus a table, the dates, and who won.
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Aha ok <Tab> thanks for encouragement and valuable tips.

I will keep working on them then. I was working on them today which is why I posted about them, but sometimes you feel like you hit a dead end.

QUESTION: Do you think I need to buy a separate kompis to help me find information, or will the kompis I already bought for hiking work for both?

Here is a photo of the kompis I already bought, which I translated from the Troms° fjord Wikipedia:

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<Tab> on even more on-topic news, you may be pleased to hear the FBI has proven Bigfoot is real. Really they even have "documents" and "pencils and erasers" and such. I downloaded the whole 56 page document online and it is convincing. Of what, exactly, I couldn't say.

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  Tabanus: <jess> At least it's a relief that they seem to suck at chess, see e. g.

Cf. also

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  Tabanus: Oh, that last one is not a Bigfoot.
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