CG – Rio de Janeiro Izt (1979) – xtab

As part of an ongoing discussion of the quality of the <CG> PGN for tournaments, the following is entered into evidence.

This is from one of the best tournament pages <CG> has, and yet the complete xtab is missing several games as shown by the yellow highlighter:

CG - Rio de Janeiro Izt (1979)(Click to enlarge)

Actually, since the games involve pairs, only two are missing. Here are the players: Ivkov, Sax, Timman, Velimirovic.

One of the games is Timman–Velimirovic, the other is Sax–Ivkov.

Here is the PGN headers for the two games:

[Event "8, Rio de Janeiro izt"]
[Site "8, Rio de Janeiro izt"]
[Date "1979.10.02"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Jan Timman"]
[Black "Dragoljub Velimirovic"]
[ECO "D30"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "205"]
[Event "12"] 
[Site "Rio de Janeiro izt"] 
[Date "1979.10.08"] 
[EventDate "?"] 
[Round "?"] 
[Result "1/2-1/2"] 
[White "Gyula Sax"] 
[Black "Borislav Ivkov"] 
[ECO "C85"] 
[WhiteElo "?"] 
[BlackElo "?"] 
[PlyCount "56"]

So it’s clear that something is amiss in the <CG> PGN normalization process.

You can follow the <CG> Biographer Bistro discussion here: Biographer Bistro (kibitz #9317)



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