Building a CG collection the Z-way

Let’s pick it up after most of the complications have been dealt with, i.e. from the point where the HTML build page has been produced. Let’s assume the HTML file has been downloaded onto your local machine, and that it has the correct cid already built into it. Then the first step is to load…

URS Cup / Кубка СССР 1970 — Player list

The original <64> article I previously posted was published before the start of the tournament, so it was more indicative than authoritative. Instead, using <64>, <RUSbase> and <CG>, here are all of the 57 players (7 GM’s) who participated in the tournament: Round 1 — 50 non-GM players Akopian, Gagik Ervandovich        Акопян Alburt, Lev O                    …

Tunis Interzonal (1985) – Finding the games on CG

Several preliminary steps need to be done. First a correct Swiss xtab must be obtained to be used as input data for the program. Hence, I downloaded the usually trustworthy <Carolus> version of the tournament: http://cid-ea385817c877cd86.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/chess%20history/World%20Championship/1985-1987/1985%20Interzonal%20Tournament%20-%20Tunis.zip Originally, the tournament had 18 participants but Slim Bouaziz withdrew after six rounds, and his results were nullified since…

Tunis Interzonal (1985) – Tournament book

Here is the rather beautiful cover art from one of the tournament books I found on worldcat.org: (Click to enlarge) Very Mediterranean feel, and a little flair for style. Plus, I appreciate the cover giving the bracket dates: 1985.04.27-05.20 http://www.worldcat.org/title/recueil-des-parties-de-linterzonal-de-tunis-1985/oclc/680438908&referer=brief_results http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=tunis+interzonal+1985&qt=owc_search zz

URS Cup (1970) – Dnepropetrvsk (64 N31 Aug 6, 1970 p2)

Here is the google translation of the <64> article introducing the URS Cup (1970) knockout tournament. It’s from <64 N31 (0109) Aug. 6, 1970 p2>.  Let me call your attention to the special format of the tournament – it was apparently the first time the Soviets held a large-scale knockout format tournament, as noted in…

Oleg I. Dementiev

I’ve been poking around the URS Cup (1970) tournament a little bit of late. There is a player, Дементьев = Dementiev, who <CG>  gives as “Dementiev, Oleg I.“. Using <ChessBase Online>  I found one of his games, which allows me to pull up Dementiev’s player profile: Normally , <ChessBase> uses photographs (or silhouettes), so the line art…