7th world correspondence championship

1972

Preliminary A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Tot
1 IMC Letić, Stevan YUG ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
2 IMC Maseyev, Leon URS ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 8
3 Blockx, Frank BEL ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1
4 Larsen DEN 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7
5 Paroulek, Vit CZE 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 7
6 Brilla-Bánfalvi, Sándor HUN 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1
7 Abroshin URS 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1
8 IMC Siklos, Alex Sandor CAN 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1
9 Lundholm, Stig Gustav SWE 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 4
10 Ditt, Hans Egon GER 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 4
11 Bottger GDR 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½
12 Bjorkqvist FIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½

 

Preliminary C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Tot
1 Nečesaný, Zdeněk CZE ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1
2 Jovčić, Milan YUG ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8
3 Androvitzky HUN ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1
4 Henrotay, Emile BEL ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1
5 Prokopp, Heinz GDR ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1
6 Hultqvist SWE 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 6
7 Prieditis URS 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5
8 Antal, Agnes HUN 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 1 1 ½ 0 0 4
9 Diaconescu, Paul ROM ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ ½ 4
10 Kunz, Harry GDR 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 4
11 Rasti IRI 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 3
12 De Lange, Daan NOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ 1

 

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Tot
1 GMC Estrin, Yakov Borisovich URS 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 12
2 Boey, Jozef Martin BEL 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 11½
3 GMC Zagorovsky, Vladimir Pavlovich URS 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 11
4 IMC Richardson, Keith Bevin ENG 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 11
5 Krzysztoń, Jerzy POL ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 0
6 GMC Yudovich, Mikhail Mikhailovich URS 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1
7 IMC Brglez, Frantiček YUG 0 0 0 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 9
8 IMC Ekström, Folke SWE ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 9
9 Sundin, Karl Arvind SWE ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1
10 IMC Thiele, Erich GDR ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 1 1 1 1
11 GMC Dubinin, Pyotr Vasilievich URS ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1
12 Cording, Harm Wilhelm GER ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1
13 Zagorovsky, Mikhail Pavlovich URS 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7
14 Zapletal, Jindřich CZE 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 5
15 IMC Letić, Stevan YUG 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1
16 IMC Nielsen, Julius DEN 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 3
17 Nečesaný, Zdeněk CZE 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Both Blockx and Henrotay did reasonably well in the preliminaries but not well enough to qualify for the final. Boey, on the other hand, did get to qualify, probably in view of his 2nd place in the preceding European correspondence championship. Tolush started in preliminary C, but died during the tournament and his results were annulled. Boey finished 2nd in the final, which earned him the GMC-title. Yudovich lost a won position against Estrin after he failed to respond on time; if he had won, Boey would have been world champion. The titles above are as at the beginning of the tournament. The crosstables and the games from the final come from [1], the one game I have from the preliminaries comes from [2].

Wanted

  • Almost all the games from the preliminaries.
  • I’m not sure about the title data.

Sources

  1. T. D. Harding, The games of the world correspondence chess championship I-VII, Batsford 1979
  2. L’Échiquier Belge/Het Belgisch Schaakbord No.304
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