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3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship Tournament

Alberic O'Kelly de Galway6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Peter Vasilievich Dubinin6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ake Lundqvist5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Maxwell Charles Salm5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Mario Napolitano5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Eduardo Secchi5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Lucius Endzelins4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Sven Erik Gunnar Kjellander4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Janos Balogh3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Curtis Evander Garner0/8(+0 -8 =0)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1959)

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:

a) The first three living players from Final 1 (1st World Correspondence Chess Championship (1950)). Harald Malmgren had passed away so invitations were sent to Cecil John Seddon Purdy, Dr. Mario Napolitano and Olaf Barda.
b) The first six players in Final 2 (2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1956)).
c) Dr. Janos Balogh, who had qualified for both the earlier finals.
d) The selected representatives of the five ICCF zones.

The invitations were sent out in 1958. Purdy and Barda from the first final and Eric Alfons Arnlind, Viacheslav Ragozin and Lothar Schmid from the second final declined to play so the third final became the smallest of the World Correspondence Championship finals.

The qualifiers from the second final who accepted were Endzelins, Kjellander and Lundqvist.

The five zonal representatives were Garner from North America, Secchi from South America, Salm from Australia, Dubinin from the Soviet Union, and O'Kelly from Europe.

Crosstable

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 O'Kelly * 1 1 1 1 6.5 2 Dubinin * 1 1 0 1 1 6.0 3 Lundqvist 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 5.5 4 Salm 1 * 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 Napolitano 0 * 0 1 1 1 5.0 6 Secchi 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 1 5.0 7 Endzelins 0 1 0 * 1 4.5 8 Kjellander 0 0 1 0 * 1 4.0 9 Balogh 0 0 0 * 1 3.5 10 Garner* - - - - 0 - - - - * 0.0

*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.

Erik Jakob Larsson was the tournament director.

The 2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1956) and the 4th World Correspondence Championship were the previous and next tournaments.

The main source for this collection was The Games of the World Correspondence Championships I - X edited by Timothy David Harding and published by B. T. Batsford Limited, London in 1979. ISBN 0 7134 5384 2.

Original collection: Game Collection: 3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship, by User: Benzol.

 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O'Kelly vs P Dubinin  ½-½4219593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
2. L Endzelins vs J Balogh  ½-½3319593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. E Secchi vs J Balogh  ½-½4019593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
4. E Secchi vs L Endzelins  ½-½3519593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
5. S Kjellander vs M Napolitano  ½-½7219593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
6. L Endzelins vs M Salm  ½-½2919593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
7. M Napolitano vs M Salm  ½-½6919593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
8. J Balogh vs A Lundqvist  ½-½5319593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. A Lundqvist vs L Endzelins  ½-½4119593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
10. J Balogh vs P Dubinin  ½-½4119593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
11. P Dubinin vs M Napolitano  ½-½5519593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
12. M Salm vs P Dubinin  ½-½3119593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. M Napolitano vs O'Kelly  ½-½2519593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
14. S Kjellander vs L Endzelins  ½-½2819593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. A Lundqvist vs O'Kelly  ½-½1519593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
16. S Kjellander vs O'Kelly  ½-½3519593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
17. M Salm vs O'Kelly  ½-½2019593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
18. J Balogh vs S Kjellander  ½-½4919593rd World Correspondence Chess ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
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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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