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2nd Correspondence World Championship Tournament

Viacheslav Ragozin11/14(+9 -1 =4)[games]
Lucius Endzelins10.5/14(+7 -0 =7)[games]
Lothar Schmid10.5/14(+9 -2 =3)[games]
Ake Lundqvist9.5/14(+7 -2 =5)[games]
Sven Erik Gunnar Kjellander8.5/14(+7 -4 =3)[games]
Eric Alfons Arnlind8/14(+4 -2 =8)[games]
Mario Napolitano6.5/14(+4 -5 =5)[games]
Janos Balogh6.5/14(+4 -5 =5)[games]
Berthold Koch6.5/14(+5 -6 =3)[games]
Jaroslav Jezek6/14(+4 -6 =4)[games]
Frantisek Batik5.5/14(+3 -6 =5)[games]
Volf Bergraser5.5/14(+3 -6 =5)[games]
Valt Borsony5.5/14(+2 -5 =7)[games]
Kurt Kaliwoda3.5/14(+2 -9 =3)[games]
Albert Laustsen1.5/14(+1 -12 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
2nd Correspondence World Championship (1956)

For this 2nd final (taking place from January 1st 1956 to February 30th 1958) the top three players from the 1st final (the 1950 - 1953 contest) were seeded into it but only Dr Mario Napolitano took up his free place. The rest of the field was selected by elimination in 10 preliminary groups of 7 players each. In Preliminary Group H, Volf Bergraser won the group on tie-break ahead of Lothar Schmid, but Schmid was admitted into the final after Harald Malmgren had decided against taking up his seeded position. Preliminary Group A had a three-way tie with Janos Balogh, Frantisek Batik and Berthold Koch. The Tournament director suspected this may have been engineered. According to the rules he may have promoted only Balogh because he had the most wins with Black. However, he eventually permitted all three players into the final. After the preliminary contests began the Soviet Union joined the ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation) and were granted a place in the 2nd final. Their nominee was Viacheslav Ragozin.

Crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 Pts 1 Viacheslav Ragozin * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 11.0 2 Lucius Endzelins ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 10.5 3 Lothar M Schmid 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.5 4 Ake Lundqvist ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 9.5 5 S Kjellander 0 ½ 1 1 * 0 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 8.5 6 Eric Alfons Arnlind ½ ½ 0 0 1 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 8.0 7 Mario Napolitano ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 6.5 8 Janos Balogh 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6.5 9 Berthold Koch 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 6.5 10 Jaroslav Jezek 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 1 0 0 * 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 6.0 11 Frantisek Batik 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 0 1 5.5 12 Volf Bergraser 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ * ½ ½ 1 5.5 13 Valt Borsony 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 5.5 14 Kurt Kaliwoda 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 3.5 15 Albert Laustsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 * 1.5

Erik Jakob Larsson was the tournament director.

The 1st World Correspondence Chess Championship (1950) and the 3rd World Correspondence Chess Championship (1959) were the previous and next correspondence championship 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: 2nd World Correspondence Chess Championship, by User: Benzol.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ragozin vs K Kaliwoda  1-04019562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
2. Ragozin vs E Arnlind  ½-½3719562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
3. A Lundqvist vs Ragozin  ½-½2319562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
4. F Batik vs Ragozin  1-05319562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
5. Ragozin vs J Balogh  1-04919562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipA22 English
6. L Endzelins vs Ragozin ½-½2019562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipA22 English
7. V Bergraser vs Ragozin 0-14419562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
8. J Jezek vs Ragozin 0-13519562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
9. S Kjellander vs Ragozin 0-12719562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
10. M Napolitano vs Ragozin  ½-½4019562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
11. Ragozin vs L Schmid 1-02819562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. Ragozin vs A Laustsen  1-04119562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
13. Ragozin vs B Koch 1-04619562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
14. V Borsony vs A Laustsen 1-0719562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
15. K Kaliwoda vs A Laustsen 0-11219562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
16. Ragozin vs V Borsony  1-03419562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. F Batik vs L Schmid  0-13019562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
18. V Bergraser vs L Schmid 0-14919562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
19. V Borsony vs L Schmid  0-13719562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipA14 English
20. L Endzelins vs L Schmid  ½-½3119562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
21. S Kjellander vs L Schmid  1-02919562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
22. A Lundqvist vs L Schmid  ½-½2319562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
23. L Schmid vs E Arnlind  1-03419562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. L Schmid vs J Balogh  1-05719562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
25. L Schmid vs J Jezek  1-03719562nd Correspondence World ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105  PGN Download
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