Index   FIDE 1948-1990   Pre-FIDE   Highlights   Best games   News/Feedback   Gifts   Site map

Home page

Search Now:
In Association with Amazon.com

The World Chess Championship
Zonals 1951-1954 (C02)

Index of all Zonals

***

1* EUR Bad Pyrmont 1951-04


BCM, 1951-06, p.175

***

2* URS Moscow 1951-11

http://members.aol.com/graemecree/chesschamps/ussr/ussr19.htm

***

3* EUR Marianske Lazne 1951-08


BCM, 1951-10, p.275

EK: In the zonal tournament at Marianske Lazne, Foltys and Benko tied for 5th place. BCM comments that while Foltys is ahead on Sonneborn-Berger a playoff match is likely. Foltys health deteriorated quickly and he died in early 1952 before playoff match could be played. So I wonder why Benko didn't get the last spot by default. Or perhaps he declined? [Ref. BI072028]

***

4* USA New York 1951-07


Soltis & McCormick, United States Chess Championship (1845-1996), p.84

EK: 1951 U.S. Championship (won by Evans) is listed as a zonal tournament. But the U.S. representative in Interzonal was Steiner who didn't even compete in 1951 U.S. Championship. But he did win the 1948 U.S. Championship. Also Steiner and Evans played a U.S. Championship match which was won by Evans. Here is what I think happened: U.S. zone had 2 spots - one was taken by 1948 U.S. Champion and 1 by 1951 U.S. Champion. Evans declined to participate and was not replaced. So I think you should add the 1948 U.S. Championship in South Falssburg as a zonal tournament. [Ref. BI072028]

***

5* CAN Vancouver 1951-08


Canadian Chess Chat, 1951-10, p.3

***

6* CAM Caracas 1951-10


Di Felice, 'Chess Results, 1951-1955'


ajedrecito2.galeon.com

***

7* SAM Mar del Plata 1951-03


Di Felice, 'Chess Results, 1951-1955'

***

8* AUS ? (R.Wade) 1952-00


BCM 1999-12 p.627

***

IZ Qualifiers

EK: There is still an open question how Pilnik and Wade got to play in the Interzonal. Pilnik definitely didn't play in South American zonal so he must have been invited for some reason. I think it's the same case with Wade. Who invited them and how? [Ref. BI072028]
EK: Reshevsky, Fine and Euwe were seeded into 1950 Candidates but couldn't participate (U.S. State department didn't allow Fine and Reshevsky to travel to Hungary, and Euwe couldn't get a leave from his university). Because of this, Reshevsky and Euwe were seeded into 1953 Candidates. I know that Fine retired from professional chess in the meantime, but was he also seeded into 1953 Candidates for the same reasons as Reshevsky and Euwe? [Ref. BI072028]

***

FIDE Congress, Paris 1949-00


Berman, Fide Review 1960, p.008

***

FIDE Congress, Copenhagen 1950-00


Berman, Fide Review 1957, p.053