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🏆 50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament (2003)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Hans Berliner, Victor (Vytas) Palciauskas, Grigory Sanakoev, Fritz Baumbach, Mikhail Umansky, Jorn Sloth, Gert Timmerman, Tonu Oim, Horst Rittner Chess Event Description
50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament (2003)


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Sanakoev vs M Umansky 0-129200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB06 Robatsch
2. H Rittner vs T Oim  ½-½58200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
3. H Rittner vs G Sanakoev 1-048200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. G Timmerman vs V Palciauskas ½-½45200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC78 Ruy Lopez
5. G Timmerman vs H Rittner 1-043200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC18 French, Winawer
6. G Timmerman vs M Umansky ½-½61200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB06 Robatsch
7. G Sanakoev vs F Baumbach 0-150200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. G Sanakoev vs V Palciauskas 0-139200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC53 Giuoco Piano
9. G Sanakoev vs G Timmerman 0-140200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC53 Giuoco Piano
10. H Rittner vs H Berliner ½-½40200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC45 Scotch Game
11. J Sloth vs V Palciauskas ½-½33200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
12. J Sloth vs G Sanakoev ½-½33200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Sloth vs G Timmerman  ½-½52200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentA20 English
14. J Sloth vs M Umansky 0-150200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE01 Catalan, Closed
15. T Oim vs G Timmerman ½-½91200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentC45 Scotch Game
16. H Rittner vs J Sloth 0-178200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB56 Sicilian
17. G Timmerman vs F Baumbach ½-½69200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB32 Sicilian
18. F Baumbach vs T Oim 1-053200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE15 Queen's Indian
19. T Oim vs M Umansky 0-163200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
20. F Baumbach vs J Sloth 1-048200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. H Berliner vs G Sanakoev  ½-½62200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
22. H Berliner vs J Sloth 1-044200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
23. H Berliner vs T Oim ½-½61200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. F Baumbach vs H Berliner ½-½44200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE97 King's Indian
25. H Berliner vs G Timmerman ½-½21200150th World Champions Jubilee TournamentE81 King's Indian, Samisch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-08-03  Kenneth Sterling: Does Fide or some other body have a recognised correspondence world championship? Is there a reliable place where one can play correspondence with the computer?
Sep-08-03  refutor: this was more than just a world championship...this was a tournament between all the world correspondence champions since the mid 60s. timmerman is the current world correspondence champion, umansky is the champion of champions ;)
Sep-09-03  Sylvester: Did any Americans play?
Sep-09-03  PVS: I believe that Victor Palciauskasis a citizen of the United States and visited Dutch after winning the world correspondence championship.
Sep-09-03  refutor: berliner is also american
Apr-14-05  marskey: how to start play here??????
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: ICCF is the place to look.
Mar-05-07  Sleeping kitten: Some games are still missing :
Tonu Oim - Gert Jan Timmerman (½-½)
Fritz Baumbach - Tonu Oim (1-0)
Gert Jan Timmerman - Fritz Baumbach (½-½)
Horst Rittner - Jorn Sloth (0-1)

You will fing the scores at

May-02-08  positionalgenius: Wow..really strong corr tournament here
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <Sleeping kitten> <Some games are still missing : Tonu Oim - Gert Jan Timmerman (½-½)
Fritz Baumbach - Tonu Oim (1-0)
Gert Jan Timmerman - Fritz Baumbach (½-½)
Horst Rittner - Jorn Sloth (0-1)>

Not anymore. Thanks for pointing out where the scores could be found.


Jan-30-09  whiteshark: Umansky won the 50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament 50th World Champions Jubilee Tournament (2003) where only Correspondence World Champions were allowed to play!

He won this prestigious tournament undefeated with 7/8 and an impressive 2 points advantage.

<Surely he is <the ♔ of Kings. <>>>

Jan-31-09  Open Defence: I see Berliner still very highly rated in the ICCF, oh to play a game with him...his wierd opening choices and middlegame moves would make for a very interesting game
Jun-07-15  zanzibar: It would be nice if ICCF were incorporated into the tournament title, or the world Correspondence, to mark it off like other corr tournaments:

@t 80020,80029,80040,80055

Here's an article by Dunn with a little background on the tournament:

<To celebrate the 50th anniversary of ICCF, a golden collection of all the living correspondence world champions was assembled. To tempt the champions to play, a prize fund of 25,000 Euros (roughly $29,000) was established. From the fifth world champion, Hans Berliner, who came out of 25 years of retirement, to the 15th and current world champion, Gert Timmerman, all accepted.

A champion of champions has emerged. Mikhail Umansky has won the star-studded ICCF 50 Year World Champions Jubilee Tournament with a phenomenal 7-1 score (two draws).



Facing eight of the world’s best, Umansky played for the win in every game. Here is how he defeated the Number 1 world-ranked Hans Berliner.>

M Umansky vs Berliner, 2002

Jun-07-15  zanzibar: Might as well also mention that the Site tag for correspondence games shouldn't be "?" but a variant of "corr".

The exact choice being a topic for regularization.

@t 80020,80029,80040,80055

use these Site tags:

<corr Wch1, Correspondence, Correspondence, corr ICCF>

I do like mentioning the sanctioning body in the Site tag (i.e. the last example), but that's just me (+ one other).

Apr-04-21  macer75: I think Carlsen can win this.

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