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🏆 3rd Correspondence World Championship (1959)

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The 3rd final took place over the period February 1st 1959 to February 1st 1962. There were no preliminary groups in this championship. The 1956 Amsterdam congress of the ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation) decided to invite: ... [more]

Player: Alberic O'Kelly de Galway

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Napolitano vs O'Kelly  ½-½2519593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
2. O'Kelly vs L Endzelins  1-03919593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
3. O'Kelly vs P Dubinin  ½-½4219593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
4. O'Kelly vs C E Garner  1-03619593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. M Salm vs O'Kelly  ½-½2019593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
6. S Kjellander vs O'Kelly  ½-½3519593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
7. A Lundqvist vs O'Kelly  ½-½1519593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
8. J Balogh vs O'Kelly 0-15019593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
9. O'Kelly vs E Secchi  1-04219593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: The only ICCF World Correspondence Championship not to feature preliminary groups, leading to what was probably the weakest field ever to take part in an ICCF WC Finals tournament.
May-10-18  Sally Simpson: The final placing's at the top of the thread are all out of place with Curtis Garner appearing top with 0 wins from 8.

Curtis started off with a bit of a nightmare

Curtis Evander Garner vs P Dubinin, 1959

Simply dropping a piece. I wonder if he got mixed up with the correspondence notation. writing 18.3324 instead of 3322.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICCF_...

When I played international postal chess in the 70's I hated that system.

1.e4 = 1.5254.

May-10-18  morfishine: <Sally Simpson> According to the tournament write-up Garner withdrew: *Garner withdrew and all his games were awarded to his opponents. For the game Garner - Napolitano 0-1 the gamescore was unavailable. According to Napolitano, few moves were played before Garner withdrew from the tournament. But you are correct, Garner should've been listed at the bottom, or not at all for withdrawing

Perhaps the Dubinin fiasco had something to do with his withdrawal

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