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🏆 3rd World Correspondence Chess 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: Maxwell Charles Salm

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Salm vs C E Garner  1-01719593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
2. M Salm vs J Balogh  1-03919593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. S Kjellander vs M Salm  1-04619593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
4. L Endzelins vs M Salm  ½-½2919593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
5. M Napolitano vs M Salm  ½-½6919593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
6. E Secchi vs M Salm 1-05119593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
7. M Salm vs O'Kelly  ½-½2019593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. M Salm vs A Lundqvist  1-03219593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
9. M Salm vs P Dubinin  ½-½3119593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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