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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: Lucius Endzelins

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Endzelins vs M Salm  ½-½2919593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. M Napolitano vs L Endzelins  1-03619593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
3. L Endzelins vs C E Garner  1-03319593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. L Endzelins vs J Balogh  ½-½3319593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
5. E Secchi vs L Endzelins  ½-½3519593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
6. A Lundqvist vs L Endzelins  ½-½4119593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
7. O'Kelly vs L Endzelins  1-03919593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
8. S Kjellander vs L Endzelins  ½-½2819593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. L Endzelins vs P Dubinin 1-04619593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-10-18
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  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
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  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
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  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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