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The event was a twelve-round quadrangular* (4 players, 4 games against each other) with Andersson, Korchnoi, Hübner and Nunn.

<1st - 22th August 1981 <<>>> (Jaque)

G Burgess called it <"a controversial event in view of South Africa's policy of apartheid."> (G Burgess, "Chess highlights of the 20th century", Gambit Publications, 1999, p.167)

chess references/magazines:

Tidschift for Schak 07/1981 p.213 Table + 6 games. This tournament was played <before> Korchnoi's 1981 Merano WC match Karpov - Korchnoi World Championship Match (1981) "The match took place between October 1st and November 19th, 1981."

Jaque Oct 1981 (issue no 117) p.3-4; Table + 4 games. - download link: http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...

Rounds + Dates added: Febr 7th, 2019 (based on CB database) = = = = = =

<On paper, at least, this was one of the strongest tournaments of the 1980's...Korchnoi, Nunn, Andersson (sp), and Huebner played in this four-man quad, with each one playing the other three four times apiece---for a total of 12 rounds. Given the fact that three of these players were among the world's top 10-15 at the time, the average rating was exceptionally high....

....except that FIDE wouldn't rate the event given its somewhat strange venue. South Africa was a hotbed of controversy back then given apartheid (and probably other reasons), and not only did FIDE ignore the tournament, but a lot of chess publications around the world didn't bother covering it.

For the record, Chess Life ran a few game scores but without notes.

On the other hand, FIDE refused to>
Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981

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<missing/open questions: <tournament infos, pictures (havn't found any - due to boycott?) etc <<>>>>

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* Wikipedia article: List of mini chess tournaments

Rd 01 - 01.08.1981
Ulf Andersson vs Nunn, 1981 
(A15) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Rd 01 - 01.08.1981
Korchnoi vs Huebner, 1981
(A14) English, 71 moves, 1-0

Rd 02 - 03.08.1981
Ulf Andersson vs Korchnoi, 1981
(A13) English, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 02 - 03.08.1981
Nunn vs Huebner, 1981 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 58 moves, 0-1

Rd 03 - 05.08.1981
Huebner vs Ulf Andersson, 1981
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 03 - 05.08.1981
Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 33 moves, 0-1

Rd 04 - 06.08.1981
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Rd 04 - 06.08.1981
Nunn vs Ulf Andersson, 1981
(B83) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 05 - 08.08.1981
Huebner vs Nunn, 1981 
(E96) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line, 29 moves, 1-0

Rd 05 - 08.08.1981
Korchnoi vs Ulf Andersson, 1981
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1-0

Rd 06 - 10.08.1981
Ulf Andersson vs Huebner, 1981
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 06 - 10.08.1981
Nunn vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Rd 07 - 12.08.1981
Ulf Andersson vs Nunn, 1981 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 41 moves, 1-0

Rd 07 - 12.08.1981
Korchnoi vs Huebner, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Rd 08 - 13.08.1981
Ulf Andersson vs Korchnoi, 1981 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 08 - 13.08.1981
Nunn vs Huebner, 1981
(B10) Caro-Kann, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 09 - 16.08.1981
Huebner vs Ulf Andersson, 1981
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 09 - 16.08.1981
Korchnoi vs Nunn, 1981 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 38 moves, 1-0

Rd 10 - 18.08.1981
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1981
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 10 - 18.08.1981
Nunn vs Ulf Andersson, 1981
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 11 - 19.08.1981
Huebner vs Nunn, 1981
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 67 moves, 1-0

Rd 11 - 19.08.1981
Korchnoi vs Ulf Andersson, 1981
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 12 - 21.08.1981
Ulf Andersson vs Huebner, 1981
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rd 12 - 21.08.1981
Nunn vs Korchnoi, 1981
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

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