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Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1949

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tal vs Weldrou 1-0651949VilniusB40 Sicilian

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Dec-30-07  Steve Case: My brother lost $5 to Charles Weldon sometime in the '50s. Weldon hustled him with the claim that two knights were better than the Queen. So with $5 on the table my brother played without the Knights and Weldon without the Queen.

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Aug-29-08  jerseybob: Was Charles Weldon a Baltic emigree? Could someone fill in a little bio info?
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  Stonehenge: <jerseybob> Check Charles Weldon out.
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  Stonehenge: Although that game against Tal stinks. A 10 year old going from Wisconsin to Vilnius? Hmm...
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  WCC Editing Project:


In "Complete Games of Mikhail Tal 1936-1959" (Batsford 1980), p.3, Hilary Thomas gives <Tal's> opponent in this game as "Weldrou."

In the "Mikhail Tal - 8th World Champion" (PC-CD) database, Khalifman et al give <Tal's> opponent as "Vedrov."

That actually sounds close to "Welrou" eh?

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  WCC Editing Project:

This player isn't Charles Weldon, who was a 10 year old growing up in <Wisconsin> when the game vs. <Tal> on this page was played in Estonia, in 1949.

According to the Charles Weldon bio.

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"Weldrou" from <New In Chess>:

"Tal v Weldrou 1949" from <>:

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