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April, 1958

Source: Idaho Chess Quarterly, April, 1958 Games in this issue


The official publication of the Idaho Chess Association.

President

Sterling Vaughn
1187 Morningside Dr.
Twin Falls, Idaho

Editor & Treasurer

Dick Vandenburg
913 N. 22nd St.
Boise, Idaho

Games Editor

Eugene L. Cowan
Box 431
Driggs, Idaho

Committeemen

R.K. Hart
Box 344
Pocatello, Idaho

Roy Parker
Box 137
Nampa, Idaho

Darrell Freeman
123 E. 3rd St.
Rupert, Idaho


Where to play chess!

Boise -- meets 8:00 Wednesday nights at Y.M.C.A. building.

Canyon County -- meets 8:00 Thursday nights at Lakeview Parkhouse.

Rupert -- meets 8:00 Wednesday nights at Chamber of Commerce Office.

Twin Falls -- meets Tuesday nights 8:00 at Harry Barry Park Building.

Pocatello -- meets Wednesday nights at Student Union Building of Idaho State College.

For information on any other town, contact the Editor.


Events during the next Quarter!

IDAHO OPEN -- in Boise, Memorial Day weekend, May 31 and June 1.

MONTANA OPEN -- in Great Falls, May 3-4.

GOLDEN ROSE OPEN -- in Portland, June 14-15.


NORTHWEST RATINGS
by Robert A. Karch

The Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain Region now has a rating system which is destined to provide a real competitive base for our players in the future. The first of these is published here and others will follow quarterly in each succeeding issue of this Idaho Chess Quarterly. Up to this point, our rating base of players results in back issues of the Washington Chess Letter and the Idaho Quarterly, the latter being in print less than two years. However, from now on, all city tournaments, state tournaments, inter-club matches, etc. that are written up in complete form in either publication will be 100% rated, and this will provide us with a complete up-to-date list of standings.

The first list totals 457 players from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada. There are four masters, 18 experts, 98 A, 185 B, and 152 C players. As an indication of its complete coverage, the U.S.C.F. list, while being up to six months behind, also only includes about 30 Washington players while Karch's ratings include almost 10 times that number.

The entire list is not published here as it can be obtained through the W.C.L. and mainly because space will not permit in our small Quarterly issue. Complete Idaho, Utah, and Nevada ratings are printed along with some from Washington, Oregon, and Montana; those most of our readers are generally familiar with. The master and expert lists are complete for all areas.

(Note: This has been expanded to be the complete list as published in Washington Chess Letter in April, 1958. Originally, this list was abridged considerably due to space constraints of the original publication.--Jeff Roland, June 18, 2012).

MASTERS
Dake, Arthur W.2412
Pupols, Viktors2200
Ulvestad, Olaf2274
Zemgalis2231

EXPERTS
Ballantine, Charles2010
Baumwell, Dr. Max2048
Bills, William2038
Bishop, George2074
Buckendorf, Glen2006
Dalbergs, Ivars2126
Griffiths, Charles2103
Harrison, David2039
Holmes, Vernon M.2036
Joachim, Charles2031
Jones, Ken R.2061
McCormick, James2142
Moore, Gerald2023
Patterson, G.S.G.2038
Seglins, Viesturs2111
Trembois, James2085
Vandenburg, Dick2035
Wade, Daniel E.2020

CLASS A
Aldape, Dr. Hector1823
Almond, Dr. John1953
Anderson, M.F.1866
Bader, Max1916
Baker, D.W.1800
Barto, John R.1821
Bell, J.1857
Bird, Kermit1850
Blums, Raimunds1870
Byron, Fred1962
Clark, Clarence1980
Clark, Farrell L.1863
Conner, Walt1956
Cornelius, Gordon1862
Cowan, Eugene L.1835
Crawford, Donald1868
Davis, Ted1823
Dolph, Phil1845
Dorn, Ruppert1807
Driscoll, Tom1858
Durham, Richards1933
Edberg, Robert E.1983
Eilmes, Donald1952
Erb1846
Erickson, David1828
Feurerberg, G.1805
Forray, Frank1825
Fredrickson, Archie1821
Gedance, Maurice1974
Greenwood, L.R.1818
Groenig, Dr. David1952
Groot, Dr. Cornelius1876
Haffner, Donald1836
Harris, C.E.1856
Hartwell, Ted1886
Hartwig, Kenneth R.1974
Henion, Maurice1900
Hess, William K.1900
Hewitt, Charles R.1952
Hovermale, Elmer1800
Hughart, Harold1969
Hughes, N.1892
Hunt, Stan1800
Jacobs1882
Johnson, Donald W.1982
Joseph, Dr. N.B.1850
Karch, Robert A.1849
Kimpton, Lloyd1837
King, Peter1935
Kittredge, Robert F.1926
Kromer, Ray1902
Kronquist, Ray1940
Larsen, Keith1809
Lawhon, George1830
Lyberger, P.A.1800
MacInnis, Dr. Waldo1801
Mage, Max1818
Makens, Thomas E.1846
Manson, Henry1828
McKenry, J.R.1800
Meador, Duane1848
Minea, George1804
Moore, Deane1967
Munger, Larry1824
Murray, Dr. Arthur A.1875
Nash, Johnny1866
Nelson, Terry C.1954
Nightengale, Ed.1817
Noland, Hugh1950
Nourse, Jack1885
O'Brien, John1907
Osterman, George1811
Parker, Dr. Griffith1824
Pathakis, Ted1915
Pearson, Beldon1804
Ray1827
Rehberg, George1905
Shephard, Dr. H.C.1826
Skarsten, Mal1874
Somsen, Dick1855
Spencer, Rodger G.1850
Sponagle, Charles1876
Stermach, Theodore1831
Stewart, Charles H.1919
Taber, William F.1852
Taylor, Irwin W.1864
Teitelbaum, Sam1861
Tillotson, Keith1804
Tomlinson, M.1824
Tvenen, Ed1800
Unger, Rodney1807
Vellias, Russell1989
Voget, William E.1924
Walker, Robert1910
Watson, Ira1888
Weaver, F. Howard1833
Winslow1827
Zweers, Garritt W.1898

CLASS B
Aarnas, Arnt1729
Aikman, P.1751
Allred, Jack1684
Allred, Joe1612
Anderson, Herbert1668
Arbogast, Beryl1700
Ayer, Ellis C.1708
Bailey, William L.1752
Ball, Jerry1602
Ball, Lemuel1742
Bauer, Wayne1791
Bauman, C.J.D.1750
Bayley, Bruce1704
Bender, Albert1674
Benge, Donald1778
Bever, V.W.1791
Bixler1650
Bjornsen, Dale1661
Blackler, Russell1799
Blair, Dean1783
Blumenthal, Joe1602
Brandt, Howard1754
Breham1721
Bricher, Joseph1619
Bricher, Vincent E.1785
Brown, Robert1642
Campbell, Bob1722
Carlson, Carl1644
Carter, Rev. A.1644
Chappuis, Gaston1752
Chonin, V.1655
Clark, Alan1796
Collins, Robert1790
Conway, Mike1686
Cooper, Frank J.1750
Cosho, John1763
Combrough, Leslie1695
Daniels, Donald F.1740
Davidsen, Theodore1614
Davies1678
Davis, Dr. R.G.1679
Davis, Mrs. D.1615
De Yarmon, Donovon1656
Docekal, Fred1764
Dolan, Phil1698
Dolph, Cliff1755
Donaldson, C.1677
Dunsten, Fred1674
Ellis, A.B.1796
English, John P.1653
Falk, Charles1734
Falkenhagen, Jack1666
Farrelly, J.1671
Fass, Martin1765
Flowers, Dorn1615
Freeman, Darrell1762
Fricke, Ray1738
Friedman, C.1644
Galardo, Julian1615
Gall, Richard P.1721
Gamido, Henry1600
Garrott, John1662
Gates, George1628
Gell, John1683
Gilchrist, John1764
Gillette, William1797
Gilman, Charles1700
Grannis, Dave1797
Grubb, F.1700
Hake, Gale1680
Hamilton, Dennis1710
Hansen, Bryant1786
Hansen, Ralph1737
Hardin, R.1746
Harle, Albert L.1662
Harmeson, Chester1776
Harmon, Clark1756
Hart, R.K.1620
Healy, Paul1675
Heilbut, Dick1757
Higginson, Robert1738
Hoge, William H.1706
Horn, Ben1790
Horstman, E.H.1664
Howard, Fred M.1747
Hughes, Roy1652
Hunter, Neil1682
Jacobson, Kenneth1650
Jarosz1696
Jennings, Wesley1761
Johnson1749
Johnson, Mark1638
Kennedy1759
King, Neal1748
Kiperts, Arvids J.1670
Knapp, Earl E.1768
Kooyman, Ray1700
Krapfel, Bill1787
Krueger, Hartley1677
Kuhlman, H.1764
Leach, Royal B.1668
Lee, Norman1693
Lieberman, Arnold1662
Livingston, Al1694
Lougheed, Ron1711
Lulham, Gerald1632
Lunde, Al1660
Lydic, Bud1732
Madsen, Alma1759
Maury, Loundes1788
MacKenzie, John1645
Magerkurth, Charles1793
Malcolm, H.1678
Martin, Mrs. Pat1636
McGillivary1649
McGregor, Alan1716
McNeese, James1788
Mehaffey, D.1624
Metzelaar, C.1653
Miltimore, James1618
Moory, N.1615
Morgan, Robert1680
Morris, Oliver S.1730
Munro, James1770
Murphy, Don1796
Murphy, R.1630
Murray, R.1702
Napjus, Chris1616
Neuman, P.F.1756
Osgood, Sam Sr.1762
Owen, Richard1749
Parker, Roy1703
Parmelee, Harry1682
Pattie, I.B.1683
Pawley, Richard1774
Peterson, Herschel1644
Pinson, R.1762
Popham, James1735
Prichard, Paul1700
Priebe, George W.1608
Rambo, Clarence1668
Rasor, George1700
Rice, Ralph1646
Ring, John E.1655
Rodnite, Frank1700
Rohrer, William1600
Rood, Paul1696
Sawyer, Stan A.1705
Schneider, Heinz1651
Schofield, William1792
Schrank, G.1657
Schubert, Mel1743
Seekamp, Killian1725
Seymour, G.1742
Shanley, Paul1646
Simon, Robert1787
Skirmants, Nick1732
Smith, Alex1744
Smith, Ray A.1701
Snyder, John1666
Spatz, Sam1689
Stanke, Jerry1699
Stevens, Charles1720
Stevens, Claude1671
Stratton, Mrs. Bob1601
Stymans, Phil1696
Tabor, Ron1659
Tamblyn, Harry1738
Thompson, Horton1723
Thunberg, Eric1708
Travis, Ted1739
Turner, Tom1779
Vaughn, Sterling1738
Vhay, Jack1662
Vukonich, Eugene1790
Walton, Larry1769
Weisscher, Ben1643
Williamson, John1769
Wilson, J.1673
Winters1748
Woodward, Stuart E.1635
Wright, M.W.1683
York, Duncan W.1683
Young1650

CLASS C
Alberts, David1354
Alexander, Ray1582
Aliverti, Robert1560
Amdahl, Karl1470
Anderson, John1400
Atkinson, William1558
Backer, John1500
Barclay, Kenneth1394
Barnstein, Charles1500
Batie, Ralph1500
Beck, Arthur1494
Belanger, Joseph1554
Bentley1450
Berry1400
Bezemer, Paul D.1590
Bivens1510
Bolenbough, Mike1500
Booth, John T.1571
Bowerman, Chet1599
Brandal, Willy1559
Bransom, Robert1510
Breakey, John1525
Burnett, Monroe1565
Calkins, James S.1553
Calligan, Chris1416
Cook, Al R.1427
Curtis, Frank1400
Davis, Mrs. Ted1375
Day, Ralph1521
Denevere, Vito1314
Derham, Dick1502
Dolle, Thomas1506
Dolph, R.C.1529
Duggan, W.G.1453
Durwald, L.C.1496
Edberg, Arlene1534
Eddy, Buz1398
Edwards, Dwight1519
Ehle, Larry1358
Eilmes, Mary1594
Elliott, Walter1568
Everest, Gary1521
Faithfull, Geo.1440
Frank, Ludwig1431
Franklin, Gary1567
Frederic, Jack1421
Geary, C.T.1574
Gemar, J.R.1517
Ginther, Fred1300
Gleeson, Fred1550
Glenn, Gary1520
Goodman1500
Graff, Barney1492
Gray, Carroll1573
Green, Wally1438
Gridseth, Sverre1400
Haffey, Tim1162
Hannon, David1582
Hanson, Carl1404
Hanson, Jerry1512
Hartman, John1538
Hartwig, Lew1540
Hay, Edward1548
Hiatt, Dick1538
Hickey, Pat1551
Hickey, Don1454
Hicks, Frank1346
Hill, John1586
Holohan1450
Holzinger, R.1550
Howard, Fred1568
Hudson, Del1400
Hughes, Walter1482
Hull, Everett1594
Hunt, E.E.1564
Jaensch, Egon1560
Jensen, David1505
Johnson, Dale1509
Johnston, R.1517
Kaffenberger, H.1557
Kelly, Jack1564
Kiszely, Karl1544
Kuvara, Robert1566
Lang, Frank1486
Larsen, Geo.1300
Larsen, Lucky1450
Lee, D.1592
Lee, Leonard1358
Leonard, Frank1485
Lienenweber, M.1399
Livermore, E.F.1543
Lockhart, S.1587
Lulham, M.1444
Martin, Major1519
McBride, P.O.1542
McCuiston, D.1558
McLaughlin, B.1194
Meade, Tom1476
Mohs, James1499
Moore, Larry1561
Moorman, Phil1475
Morawski, H.1502
Mowell, Jay1450
Noble, Keith1166
Orr1300
Paglieri, J.1356
Park, John1541
Parker, Dick1589
Pierce, Rob't1400
Poe, I.C.1569
Potter, Dr. F.1588
Raine1450
Rose, Don1343
Rosengren, H.1446
Schader, J.1408
Schroedel, J.1597
Schain, S.1450
Scordan, J.1370
Shiba, Geo.1500
Skinner, Ron1352
Smith, Ken1598
Solts, Carl1500
Southern, R1596
Spencer, Judy1326
Stanke, R.1400
Stansby, Lewis1460
Stenersen, S.1444
Stimson, David1528
Stratton, Bob1425
Swank, Edgar1400
Sweezy, Claud1564
Talbot, Clint1589
Teltoft, Mike1500
Tracy, H.B.1587
Trotter, Sam1499
Ullrich, Rob't1426
Uriyu, Frank1570
Vogel1556
Waffenden, M.1275
Walker, Marvin1218
Waring, George1535
Warren, Ken1400
Weber1370
Wells, Dale1556
Whitlock1496
Willenberg, W.1450
Williams1200
Wilson, W.1426
Woffinden, M.1494
Wolover, Gary1366
Worth, Chas.1394

CANYON COUNTY - POCATELLO TIE FOR IDAHO CHESS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Idaho has two team champions for 1958! In a finals match played April 20 in the Harry Barry Park Building at Twin Falls, Canyon County and Pocatello played to a draw with six wins each. The games started early and were so hard fought that five finished after 5:30 p.m. and two weren't finished until after 8:00 p.m. Ellis-Shubert and Harris-Barnstein were the holdouts that left the outcome undecided until the last game was finished.

This competition, as well as the results of the matches with the Washington Junior team which follow, proves that strength of these two clubs and they both very much deserve their title of State Team Co-champions. It will have to be left until the 1959 playoffs to again determine a single Idaho team champion.

CANYON COUNTYPOCATELLO
BdPlayerResultBdPlayerResult
1.Jerry E. Stanke½-11.Bryant Hanson½-0
2.A.B. Ellis1-½2.Mel Schubert0-½
3.E.H. Horstman½-03.Paul Healy½-1
4.C.E. Harris1-½4.Charles Barnstein0-½
5.Roy S. Parker0-05.John Anderson1-1
6.Ralph Batie0-16.Ray Fricke1-0
  3-3  3-3

SEATTLE JUNIOR TEAM DRAWS IDAHO CLUBS

In a barnstorming tour through Idaho, a Seattle Junior Team played five Idaho clubs to a draw, while winning 11 and losing 14 games. The team drew with Boise, beat Rupert and Twin Falls, and lost to Canyon County and Pocatello, and all this was done in a short two day period! The Seattle team should be congratulated on its fine showing against a majority of Idaho's better players.

The Junior Team played Canyon County, Boise, and Twin Falls in that order on Saturday, March 29, and they played Pocatello and Rupert on Sunday, March 30. The boys were pretty tired when they left Boise Saturday afternoon, but in all their matches, they had an offsetting advantage of being "up" for all their games.

Idaho chess players appreciated the opportunity of playing these Washington Juniors and are hopeful that exchanges such as this can be increased in the future.

Canyon County Puget Sound 
A.B. Ellis1Jim Munro0
Jerry Stanke1Chris Napjus0
John Williamson0Phil Moormann1
C.E. Harris1Bob Brown0
Roy Parker1Buz Eddy0
 4 1

Boise Puget Sound 
Dick Vandenburg1Jim Munro0
C.H. Stewart½Chris Napjus½
John Cosho1Phil Moormann0
Nick Skirmants0Bob Brown1
Jim Hammersley0Buz Eddy1
  

Twin Falls Puget Sound 
Glen Buckendorf0Jim Munro1!
Lloyd Kimpton1Chris Napjus0
Don Murphy0Phil Moormann1
Ted Hartwell1Bob Brown0
Lewis Trout0Buz Eddy1
 2 3

Pocatello Puget Sound 
Bryant Hanson0Jim Munro1!
Mel Schubert1Chris Napjus0
Charles Barnstein½Phil Moormann½
John Anderson1Bob Brown0
Ray Fricke1Buz Eddy0
  

Rupert Puget Sound 
Darrell Freeman1Jim Munro0
Dorn Flowers1Chris Napjus0
George Osterman0Phil Moormann1
I.B. Pattie0Bob Brown1
Sam Osgood0Buz Eddy1
 2 3

With Twin Falls, Puget Sound had its pick of color on boards 1, 3, and 5 so it picked Black and won all three games, losing two with White! Junior Totals: Munro 2-3, Napjus ½-4½, Moormann 3½-1½, Brown 2-3, Eddy 3-2.


IDAHO OPEN TO BE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

The Idaho Open will be held this year in Boise at the Y.M.C.A. on May 31 and June 1. Memorial Day falls on Friday, May 30, and this will provide an ideal travel day for players. It will be a five round Swiss system with three rounds Saturday and two Sunday, and will begin promptly at 9:00 Saturday morning, May 31. A banquet or picnic will be held Saturday afternoon between the second and third rounds so all players can become better acquainted. The Tournament will be 100% Northwest rated, but will not be rated by the U.S.C.F. There will be a Class B section for intermediate strength players and a prize will be given to the top Junior finisher. The time limit will be 50 moves in two hours of play. Entry fee will be $3.00 which will not include the price of the picnic planned. The last round should be over by 5:30 Sunday evening so players will have time to drive home or at least get a good start. The Tournament is open to players from all the Western States. Players from Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Washington have already announced their intention to come so the competition should be very keen! Come to Boise for some good chess!


EASTERN IDAHO TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED

Eugene Cowan is planning on organizing an Eastern Idaho Tourney to take place in late September or October in Idaho Falls. This Tournament will be open to Eastern Idaho players only (and possibly Montana). Five rounds of play beginning Friday night with the first round, with three rounds on Saturday and a final game on Sunday along with completion of unfinished games. Entry fee will be $3.50 and prizes will come out of this fund. There will be at least two playing classes. Northwest ratings! A special entry fee of $1.50 will be available for Junior players under 18 years, Eastern Idaho players interested in helping plan this tournament should contact Eugene at Driggs, Idaho.


BOISE VALLEY TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED

The Canyon County and Boise Chess Clubs are planning to sponsor a Boise Valley Tournament as a preparation for the Idaho Open. Interested players from both clubs will be divided into three classes and will play each of three opponents during regular club meetings over the next few weeks. Roy Parker is in charge of arrangements.


LOCAL CLUB ACTIVITIES

BOISE

Boise's annual City Tournament had a record entry list of 18 players -- mainly because play was divided into A, B, and C classes. There were four A entrants, six B's and 8 C's. The Class A division finished in a tie for first between Dick vandenburg and C.H. Stewart. An attempt to play off this tie was made but that game ended in a draw. Another game will be played between these two fierce opponents soon. Class B also ended in a tie between Nick Skirmants and Norman Lee. They managed to play off their tie with Norman Lee emerging as Class B victor. Class C was won by Dick Parker, who didn't have to share top honors with anyone and will give the Class B players a real tussle next year. The games were completed over about a 2½ month period.

##Player010203040506070809101112131415161718Score
1.Dick Vandenburgxx111101111        8
2.C.H. Stewart0xx11111111        8
3.A.L. Harle00xx111½111        
4.John Cosho000xx111101        5
5.Norman Lee0000xx011111111111112
6.Nick Skirmants10001xx11110011111112
7.George Rasor00½000xx1111111111111½
8.M.W. Wright0000000xx1101-1111-7
9.Tom Madden00010000xx0001111016
10.Jim Jester000000001xx001111106
11.Dick Parker    010111xx10011119
12.Dave Reid    0100110xx10½111
13.C.E. Spangenburg    000-0010xx110115
14.Bob Suydam    000000110xx01104
15.Nelson Taylor    0000000½01xx011
16.Delbert Hopkins    00000000101xx½1
17.Kenneth Jacobsen    00001000000½xx1
18.Don Fox    000-010001000xx2

CANYON COUNTY

Jerry Stanke emerged victor in Canyon County's 1957-58 Tournament. Jerry didn't fare too well against second place A.B. Ellis but he won all his other games in the double round robin to edge A.B. by one-half a game. Games started December 4, 1957 and were finished April 17, 1958.

##Player010203040506070809Score
1.Jerry Stankexx1111111111111114½-1½
2.A.B. Ellisxx11111101111114-2
3.E.H. Horstman0000xx110111111110½-5½
4.Ralph Batie0000xx10101111118½-7½
5.C.E. Harris00001001xx011011107-9
6.Roy Parker00000110xx1010116½-9½
7.Richard Stanke001000000101xx01116-10
8.John Williamson00000000000110xx103-13
9.Carl M. Solts0000000001000001xx2-14

RUPERT

Darrell Freeman won the Class A division of the Rupert City Tournament with a perfect 5-0 score. Bill Schofield won the Class B section winning all of his four games. The Tournament was held as a round robin in each Class with a total of 11 entrants in both.

CLASS A
PlacePlayer010203040506ScoreS.B.
1.Darrell Freemanxx111115-010
2.Larry Walton0xx1½113½-1½
3.Charles Falk00xx1113-2
4.Mark Johnson0½0xx112½-2½
5.I.B. Pattie0000xx½½-4½¼
6.Dorn Flowers0000½xx½-4½¼

CLASS B
PlacePlayer0102030405ScoreS.B.
1.Bill Schofieldxx11114-06
2.Claude Stevens0xx1½½2-33
3.Sam Osgood00xx112-32
4.George Osterman0½0xx11½-3½
5.Everett Hull0½00xx½-4½1

Officers of the Rupert Club have mentioned that attendance at meetings has been poor lately and that it must be improved if the club is to continue functioning. That should be good advice for players in all clubs -- support your club so it can support your chess!


TETON VALLEY CHESS CLUB FORMED!

Eugene Cowan has formed a new chess club at Driggs. At their first meeting, Eugene played all those there a simultaneous, winning five and losing only one game. Meetings are being held at irregular intervals and the club now has a membership of about 10 players. Cowan was elected President and Secretary of the new club and Carlos Lauritzen was elected Vice President. Leaders in the Championship Tournament now being played are Cowan 4-0, Alma Kunz 2-0. Others entered are Lauritzen, Darrell Dalley, Darrell Cordon, Ed Schiess, Dale Robinson, and Alfred Marcum.


TWIN FALLS

Twin Falls has been holding regular meetings and has begun to maintain a chess ladder -- as most of our other clubs do. Ladder standings at present are:

1.Ted Hartwell1296
2.Lloyd Kimpton1232
3.Don Murphy1078
4.Sterling Vaughn1030
5.Clarence Rambo958
6.Barney Graff914
7.Ed Trout912
8.Jack Allred782

How about having a double class city tournament to stimulate interest?!


POCATELLO

A Pocatello City Tournament is now in progress composed of two playing classes. The B Class is made up of High School and younger players. Dale Harris won the Class B section, his younger brother, Billy, was second, and Al Stuctyle was third. In the Class B ladder, top standings are 1. Billy Harris, 2. John Christensen, 3. Dale Harris, 4. Larry Cragen, 5. Al Stuctyle, and 6. Glenn Perk.

The Class A Tournament is now in progress and has 11 entries. Current leaders are Mel Schubert 2½-0, Bryant Hanson 2-0, R.K. Hart 2-0, John Anderson 3-2, Charles Barnstein ½-1, Paul Jones 1-1, and Paul Healy 1-1.


EVENTS IN NEIGHBORING STATES

OREGON

Robert Walker, a Reed College student, won the recent Pacific Northwest Open held in Portland. His score was 4½-½, his only draw being with Harold Hughart, a former Idahoan now living in Albany, Oregon. Harold took sixth place 3½-1½ and would have been right up there except for a last round loss to Charles Joachim. Dan Wade, Editor of the Washington Chess Letter, was second. Master Olaf Ulvestad was defeated by Walker and placed 7th -- 3½-1½. A.L. Harle, representing the Boise Club, placed 13th, 3-2. He came back strong after a loss and two draws to win his last two games.

The Portland Chess Club has announced the "Golden Rose Open" to be held in Portland June 14 and 15. Entry fee is $5 which will give each entrant a free membership to the U.S.C.F. Those already possessing membership cards only have to pay a fee of $1.00. Play will be in two sections, determined by Northwest Ratings -- A for Masters, Experts, and Class A; and B for class B, C, and unrated. It will be a five round swiss with Harkness pairings. Time limit will be 45 moves in two hours and rating will be by the U.S.C.F. and Northwest Ratings. Play will begin at 9:30 at the Portland Y.M.C.A., 831 S.W. 6th Ave. Contact Don Johnson, 6705 N. Borthwick, Portland 17, Oregon for further information.


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MONTANA OPEN MAY 3-4

The Montana Chess Tournament will be held in Great Falls on Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th, at the DeMolay Building, 801 2nd Ave. North. As in last year's tournament there will be three classes of play -- Championship, Class A, and Junior (under 18). All three classes will be five round swiss with ties broken by the S.B. points. Time limit will be 45 moves in two hours. Entry fee will be $2.00, except for Juniors who will pay no entry fee. Last year nine Idaho players attended this Tournament in Butte. Montana chess officials hope a group can make it up again this year.


GREENWALD WINS NEVADA TOURNEY

Ben Greenwald, University of Utah student (just returned), won his third Nevada State Invitational Chess Tournament, played in Reno April 9-12. Greenwald won his first five games and then drew his last two with second place Captain E.B. Edmondson (California) and fourth place Ted Pathakis, Reno. Laverl Kimpton was named Nevada State Champion as the highest placing Nevada player -- third place. Highest placing Utah payer (after Greenwald) was Farrell Clark of Salt Lake who placed 8th.

PlacePlayer1234567TotalsS.B.
1.Ben GreenwaldW23W14W10W5W3D2D46-124¼
2.Captain E.B. EdmondsonW15W19L5W13W9D1W65½-1½20
3.Laverl KimptonD11W16W13D7L1W14W95-216¾
4.Ted PathakisL19W23W18W21D7W6D15-216½
5.Maurice GedanceW24W18W2L1L6W10W125-216
6.Ken R. JonesL8W17W11W10W5L4L24-315½
7.Bill TaberD16D11W8D3D4L9W134-315¼
8.Farrell ClarkW6L10L7D11W17D13W154-313¼
9.Donald BengeW17L13W15W14L2W7L34-313
10.Richard MorrisW20W8L1L6W22L5W144-312
11.Dr. JanushkowskyD3D7L6D8L12W22W183½-3½11½
12.Gaston ChappuisL14L15D17W23W11W16L53½-3½10
13.Ostap BenderW21W9L3L2D16D8L73-410
14.Ray WheelerW12L1W19L9W15L3L103-4
15.Wayne ChapmanL2W12L9W18L14W21L83-49
16.William ReboldD7L3W22D19D13L12D173-4
17.Dr. N.B. JosephL9L6D12W20L8W23D163-4
18.Irvin TaylorW22L5L4L15W20W19L113-48
19.Charles MetzelaarW4L2L14D16D21L18W253-4
20.C.C. McDanielL10L22W23L17L18W25W213-4
21.Ralph DayL13W24W25L4D19L15L202½-4½
22.Boyd WhittleyL18W20L16W25L10L11L232-53
23.Raymond A. SmithL1L4L20L12W25L17W222-52
24.Albert H. LutzL5L21       
25.Albert Adams  L21L22L23L20L190-70

BENGE WINS SALT LAKE CITY TOURNAMENT

Donald Benge, captain of the University of Utah chess team won the Salt Lake City Tournament for the first time recently. In doing so he beat Ben Greenwald (Nevada victor) and ended with a perfect score. The loss was Greenwald's first in a Utah or Nevada Tournament!

PlacePlayer12345ScoreS.B.
1.Donald BengeW6W15W13W2W75-012
2.Ben GreenwaldW8W4W7L1W64-111½
3.Richard HeilbutL7W12W9D4W113½-1½
4.Richard OwenW5L2W15D3W83½-1½
5.Gaston ChappuisL4L11W12W15W133-2
6.Clinton McDanielL1W16W11W13L23-2
7.Stanley HuntW3W9L2D8L12½-2½
8.Farrell ClarkL2W14W10D7L42½-2½
9.Fred DocekalW12L7L3D10W142½-2½
10.Tom YatesD14D13L8D9W162½-2½
11.John ArchboldL13W5L6W14L32-3
12.Charles MetzelaarL9L3L5W16W152-31
13.J.M. BoydenW11D10L1L6L51½-3½
14.Alma MadsenD10L8W16L11L91½-3½
15.Sam TrotterW16L1L4L5L121-40
16.Maurice WoffindenL15L6L14L12L100-50

WASHINGTON

Ivars Dalbergs and Jim McCormick topped the recent Puget Sound Open with identical scores of 4½-½ -- Dalbergs won with a higher Solkoff score. Viktors Pupols placed third, 4-1 and ex-Idahoan Dave Groenig placed 4th, 4-1. Dr. Groenig did very well placing ahead of Master Dr. Peter Lapiken (8th) and Viesturs Seglins, Washington State Champion. The Tournament was quite strong having two masters and several other near masters competing.

Dr. Lapiken regained his old form in topping the Inland Empire Open, held in Spokane, April 19-20. Lapiken finished 5½-½, drawing only with 6th place Gordon Cornelius, Spokane City Champion. Second place went to Dan Wade (Editor, Washington Chess Letter) of Seattle, 5-1. Third place was taken by Dr. Groenig, who has been doing very well of late, 5-1. Dick Vandenburg, Idaho Chess Champion, placed 4th, 4½-1½, losing an early game but rallying to win his last three. Horton Thompson of Kendrick placed 8th, 4-2. There were 27 entries, smallest of all the Inland Empire Tournaments.


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GAMES SECTION

Games from 1958 Idaho Closed Tournament

Of the 85 games played in the January tournament, 75 scores were handed in plus a few duplicates. One was missing from Class A, two from Class B, and seven from Class C.

The openings used were: Bird's Opening 1, Blackmar Gambit 1, Dutch Defense 1, English Opening 2, Evans Gambit (declined) 1, Four Knights Game 1, French Defense 6, Giuoco Piano 12, Grunfeld Indian Defense 2, King's Fianchetto Defense 1, King's Gambit 2, King's Pawn Game 16, Max Lange 1, Nimzowitsch Attack 1, Nimzo-Indian Defense 1, Petroff Defense 1, Queen's Pawn Game 2, Queen's Gambit Declined 3, Queen's Gambit Accepted 2, Ruy Lopez 1, Scotch Game 1, Sicilian Defense 12, Slav Defense 3, and the rare Three Knight's Game 1. Of the 75 games, those playing White won 42, Black won 25, while 8 were drawn. That is 61% to 39% in White's favor -- a decisive lead.

The chief fault found was that very few scores had the openings named and many of those that had were wrong. The sole Petroff was labeled "Giuoco Piano", the Nimzo-Indian Defense was marked by the one word "Tarrasch", and one person apparently used "King's Gambit" synonymously with "King's Pawn Game". Generally, however, the scores played over were readable, with a little deduction here and there.

KING'S GAMBIT DECLINED

White: Jack Allred
Black: Clarence Rambo

1P-K4P-K417RxNRxR
2N-KR3N-KB318QxBR-B7
3P-KB4P-Q319B-K3Q-KB3
4B-B4N-B320BxRQxB
5P-Q3B-K221P-KR3B-N4
6N-B3B-N522P-QR4P-KB4
7Q-Q2N-Q523PxBPNxP/4
8PxPPxP24N-K4N-N6ch
9Q-B2Q-Q325NxNB-B5
100-0P-QN4?26B-K4chK-R
11B-Q5R-Q27Q-N6K-N
12N-N50-028R-KBQxN
13B-Q2Q-N329QxQBxQ
14K-RR-Q330B-Q5chK-R2
15Q-R4P-KR331RxR 
16N-R7KxN And White won. 

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FRENCH DEFENSE

White: T.C. Hartwell
Black: George Rasor

1P-Q4P-K325KR-BP-Q5
2P-K4P-Q426Q-B4N-Q7
3P-K5P-QB427Q-Q3N-K5
4P-QB3PxP (a)28NxQPQ-R5
5PxPN-K229P-N3Q-N5
6B-KN5Q-N330R-B8RxR
7P-QN3KN-B331RxRchK-B2
8N-KB3B-N5ch32Q-B4chK-N3
9B-Q2NxQP33Q-K6chK-R4
10NxNQxN34QxBPQxQ??
11BxBQxBch35NxQR-Q8ch
12Q-Q2Q-K236K-N2R-Q7ch
13B-N5chB-Q237K-B3N-B7
14BxBchNxB38R-B7P-KN4
15P-B4N-B439N-N7chK-R3
16N-B30-040P-B5P-N5ch
170-0QR-Q41K-K3RxP
18QR-BP-B442P-K6N-Q8ch
19N-N5P-QN343K-Q3RxP
20Q-K3R-Q244P-K7N-B7ch
21N-Q4N-K545K-B4N-K5
22R-B6Q-R646R-B6chKxN
23NxKPR-K47P-K8/Q 
24Q-K2Q-K2 And White won. 

(a) Book is N-QB3 or Q-N3; this exchange is playable and seems to give Black a slight advantage.

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KING'S PAWN GAME

White: Horton Thompson
Black: Sterling Vaughn

1P-K4P-K424K-BQ-K4? (b)
2N-KB3N-QB325K-NPxP
3P-B4 (a)B-B426BPxPN-N6
4N-B3N-B327B-KN4Q-QN4
5P-KR3P-Q328B-B4BxB
6P-Q3B-K329QxBN-R4
7B-Q2N-Q530B-R2N-B3
8N-QR4NxNch31Q-QR-K3
9QxNB-Q532R-K2P-KR3
10Q-QQ-K233K-RN-Q2
11N-B3P-B334B-NR-Q3
12R-QNP-Q435R-QB2RxR
13BPxPPxP36QxRN-B4
14P-B30-037R-QQ-N6
15N-K2QR-QB38Q-K2N-R5
16P-R3Q-Q239R-Q2P-QR4
17NxBPxN40B-R2R-QB3
18B-K2N-R441B-K5NxP??
19B-N4KR-K42RxNQ-R5
20B-Q2N-N643RxPP-B3
21R-NQ-Q344Q-N4P-N4
22K-B2N-R445Q-R5Resigns
23R-KQ-N6ch   

(a) Transposing to the Nimzowitch Variation of the English Opening.

(b) 24...BxP!; 25 PxB, QxRPch; 26 K-B2 and mate in two, 26 K-N and ...R-K3! is curtains.

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SICILIAN DEFENSE

White: Jerry Stanke
Black: Dick Vandenburg

1P-K4P-QB426P-KN4B-R5
2N-KB3N-QB327K-RP-KR4
3P-Q4PxP28R-KNBxN
4NxPN-B329RxBPxP
5N-QB3P-Q330RxNQxR
6B-QN5B-Q231RxPRxR
7NxNBxN32PxRQ-R5ch
8BxBchPxB33Q-R2QxQch
90-0P-K434KxQRxP
10R-KB-K235B-R3R-N3
11P-QN30-036P-B4K-N2
12B-N2N-K37P-B5PxP
13Q-K2K-R38BxPP-R3
14QR-QP-KB439P-R4K-B3
15R-Q3P-B540P-R5R-N5
16R/3-Q (a)Q-B41P-N4RxP
17R-Q3P-N442K-N2R-KB5
18N-QP-N543K-N3K-K3
19P-KB3PxP44K-N2K-Q4
20RxBPR-KN?45K-N3R-B2
21RxPB-N446K-N2K-K5
22R-B5N-B347B-B2K-Q6
23R/1-BQ-K348K-BRxBch
24P-KR3?R-N349KxRK-B5
25N-B2QR-KN And Black wins. 

(a) An oversight.

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SICILIAN DEFENSE

White: Roy Parker
Black: Dorn Flowers

1P-K4P-QB414N/2-B3NxN/Bch
2B-B4N-QB315NxNP-Q5
3P-QR3P-Q316NxPNxN
4P-Q3P-KN317PxNBxP
5N-K2B-N218B-K3BxB
6P-QB3P-K319QxQBxPch
7N-Q2KN-K220RxBRxQ
80-00-021BxPchK-N2
9R-NP-Q422B-N3B-B4
10PxPPxP23R-KR-Q2
11B-R2N-K424B-R4R-QB2
12P-Q4PxP25P-R3...
13NxPN-B4   

And the record becomes confused. The last note was 31. RxR Drawn

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QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED

White: Lloyd Kimpton
Black: R.K. Hart

1P-Q4P-Q420N-N3Q-Q4
2P-QB4N-KB3 (a)21N-B3Q-B3
3N-QB3P-K322N-R5Q-B
4B-N5QN-Q223P-KR3B-R
5N-B3B-K224R-QR-Q
6P-K30-025RxRchQxR
7B-Q3P-B426N-N3N-R5
8PxQPBPxP27NxPNxP
9NxPNxP28N/5-K4N-R5
10BxBNxB29P-R3N-B4
110-0N-QB4?30Q-N4N-R5
12BxPch!KxB31Q-B4P-B4
13Q-R5chK-N32N-B5Q-B3??
14QxNP-QN333Q-N8chK-R2
15Q-KN5N-N334QxBP-B5
16Q-N3B-N235Q-K4chP-N3
17QR-BR-B36PxPQ-B4
18N/3-N5R-B437QxQKPxQ
19RxRPxR ... 

Black resigns soon

(a) Inferior. See MCO-8, p. 176 & MCO 9, p. 199. But after 3. PxP, NxP, the natural 4. P-K4 leads only to equality.


Game from 1958 World Chess Championship Match

The current world championship match stands at 6-3 in Botvinnik's favor. Here is the third game of the series as transcribed from Chess Life.

CARO-KANN DEFENSE

White: V. Smyslov
Black: M. Botvinnik

1P-K4P-QB335K-B2P-KR4
2N-QB3P-Q436P-QN4K-N2
3P-Q4PxP37K-N3B-Q3
4NxPB-B4 (a)38P-R3B-B2
5N-N3B-N339R-B2B-N3
6P-KR4 (b)P-KR340K-B4N-B5
7N-B3N-Q241P-N3N-R6
8B-Q3BxB42P-B3N-N8
9QxBQ-B243P-B4N-B6
10B-Q2KN-B344P-R4N-Q5
110-0-0P-K345R-Q2N-B4
12K-N0-0-046P-R5B-K6
13P-B4P-B447R-Q8B-B7
14B-B3PxP48P-N5K-B2
15NxPP-R349R-KN8PxPch
16Q-K2B-Q350KxPBxP
17N-K4NxN51P-R6B-B7
18QxNN-B352K-R5P-N3
19Q-K2R-Q253R-QR8B-K8ch
20R-QBQ-B454K-N5N-Q3ch
21N-N3Q-B4ch55K-R4N-B
22R-B2B-B256K-N5B-B7
23P-B5R-Q457K-R5B-R2
24P-B6B-N358K-N5P-B3
25N-Q2Q-Q659K-B4P-K4
26N-B4B-B260PxPPxP
27QxQRxQ61K-B3B-N
28N-K5RxB62K-Q3N-N6
29PxPchKxP63P-R7NxR
30RxRBxN64PxB/QchKxQ
31R-N3chK-R265K-K4K-N3
32R-QBR-QN66KxPN-Q2ch
33RxRKxR67Resigns 
34R-B4N-Q4   

(a) This is old stuff and held inferior (slightly) for Black. 4...N-Q2 is better regarded.

(b) Chess Life has this as P-QR4, obviously a misprint.

(c) MCO-9, Col. 1, note b. to the hilt!


Games from 1958 Pocatello-Twin Falls Match

KING'S INDIAN DEFENSE

White: Bryant Hanson
Black: Glen Buckendorf

1P-Q4N-KB313N-B3NxNP! (b)
2P-QB4P-KN314PxPN-R5
3N-QB3B-N215K-RN/2xBP
4P-K4P-Q316QN-K4P-R3
5B-Q30-017NxNBxN
6KN-K2N-B318P-B4B-R6
7P-QR3P-K419R-B2Q-Q2
8P-Q5N-K220Q-NPxP
90-0P-QR421N-N5?PxN
10N-R4 (a)N-R422QxPQ-N5
11N-N3N-B523QxQBxQ
12B-B2P-KB4 ... 

And Black wins soon.

(a) Waste of time.

(b) Probably Buckendorf's line would have been: (if) 14 KxN P-B5; 15 N-R (not N-K2 & P-B6ch), NxQP threatening Q-N4ch! Still, 14 KxN may have been White's best.

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BUDAPEST COUNTER GAMBIT

White: Mel Schubert
Black: Lloyd Kimpton

1P-Q4N-KB311B-K20-0
2P-QB4P-K4120-0P-KB4? (c)
3PxPN-N513Q-Q5chK-R
4N-KB3N-QB3 (a)14P-B5PxKP? (d)
5P-K4N/5xP (b)15PxPQxP
6NxNNxN16QxKP!P-B3
7P-B4N-N317QR-Q!Q-B2
8B-K3B-N5ch18P-B5!Q-K4? (e)
9N-B3BxNch19PxNRxRch
10PxBP-Q320RxRResigns

(a) MCO-9 gives B-B4 here (note j, p. 231).

(b) Why not B-B4 now?

(c) Development needed.

(d) Seems bad.

(e) And the undeveloped QB is fatal.


The following game is from CCLA postal chess and is a victory over one of the toughest of its players.

RUY LOPEZ

White: F.J. Yerhoff
Black: R.K. Hart

1P-K4P-K412B-B2P-R3
2N-KB3N-QB313B-B40-0
3B-N5P-QR314Q-Q4 (a)Q-K2
4B-R4N-B315R-QN-R4
50-0P-QN416B-K3 (b)R-Q
6B-N3B-B417P-KR3? (c)Q-R5
7NxPNxN18N-Q2BxP
8P-Q4BxP19PxBQxRP
9QxBP-Q320R-KP-N4
10P-QB3P-B421B-QN-B5
11Q-QP-B522Resigns 

(a) Time waste.

(b) B-N3

(c) Too slow. N-Q2!


From the Teton Valley Chess Club comes this short tournament game.

QUEEN'S GAMBIT

White: Eugene Cowan
Black: Dale Robinson

1P-Q4P-Q46N-B3P-QN4
2P-QB4PxP7B-N3QN-Q2
3N-KB3B-N58N-N5BxQ
4P-K3N-KB39BxP Mate 
5BxPP-QR3   

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