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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: Ake Lundqvist

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C E Garner vs A Lundqvist  0-13619593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
2. J Balogh vs A Lundqvist  ½-½5319593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. A Lundqvist vs E Secchi  1-03619593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
4. A Lundqvist vs L Endzelins  ½-½4119593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
5. A Lundqvist vs M Napolitano  1-06119593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
6. A Lundqvist vs S Kjellander  1-03119593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipC52 Evans Gambit
7. A Lundqvist vs O'Kelly  ½-½1519593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
8. M Salm vs A Lundqvist  1-03219593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
9. P Dubinin vs A Lundqvist  1-05819593rd Correspondence World ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian 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  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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